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  1. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    90 million pill capsules laced with toxic metal are sold in China; 11 arrested

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:07pm by Kathy Gao

    ... with the poison. Police, along with food and drug authorities in Ninghai county, seized more than 440,000 chromium-laced capsules from an illegal workshop on July 22. They also confiscated more than 100kg ... 29 for producing and selling a poisonous product. Ninghai police are still tracking down where the tainted capsules have ended up. There have been no reports of death or illness caused ...

  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Toxic waste mountains threaten Southeast Asia's booming megacities

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:40pm by AFP

    ... a cluster of industrial estates on the fringes of Bangkok. But a ferocious eight-day fire that cloaked the capital's eastern suburbs in poisonous smoke earlier this year thrust Praeksa ...

  3. News - World

    Twitter wars: US launches social media offensive against Islamic State

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 10:21am by AFP

    ... where before we came along the adversaries had  this space to themselves,” the official explained. “You had English language extremists that could say any kind of poison and there will be very ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Legal highs: the craze for laughing gas

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:32pm by RED DOOR NEWS

    ... to oxygen deprivation, which can result in loss of blood pressure, fainting and even heart attacks. Prolonged exposure can cause anaemia, bone marrow suppression and poisoning of the central nervous ... on more than one occasion. As for Coleridge, he survived his experiments with laughing gas but became addicted to opium, the "sweet poison" he credited with opening up his mind but which ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books

    e-/audiobook reviews: Non-fiction

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Charmaine Chan

    ... are probably par for the course. But it is the mental and emotional trials that test her mettle. After she is forced to shoot her beloved dog because it has consumed poison bait, she tells of the odd ...

  6. News - China - LEGAL REFORM

    Halting wrongful convictions is tough task for China, says top prosecutor

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 02:32pm by Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com

    ... as saying. Only last week the Fuzhou High People’s Court declared shop owner Nian Bin, 38, innocent of the fatal poisoning of two children in 2006. The court reversed an earlier decision by the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court, which had sentenced Nian to death in 2008 after he had confessed to the crime while being interrogated by police. Traces of rat poison had been found ...

  7. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    New China food scandal as 30,000 tonnes of chicken feet found soaking in hydrogen peroxide

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:47pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... of the officials or their titles. Evidence of poison-laced chicken feet was first discovered last September during a routine food safety check at a shop in Yongjia, Zhejiang. A month later, two people were ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    'Killer son put blame on broken heart'

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:49am by JULIE CHU

    ... learned from his own online messages that one of his identities had thought of assigning a friend to rob and kill his parents. That identity had also thought of poisoning his parents, Chow said ...

  9. News - China - JUDICIARY

    Family calls for wrongful conviction probe after man spends six years on death row

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:28pm by Echo Hui

    ... of two children with rat poison in 2006 in Fujian province. He supposedly pleaded guilty, but after he was convicted in 2008 by the Fuzhou Intermediate Court, he appealed, claiming police had ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Toxic alert as Hong Kong suffers highest number of red tides in 26 years

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:24pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... release toxins that poison shellfish, while the other two directly harm fish. The lethal algae Karenia digitata, which almost wiped out stocks at local fish farms in 1998, was not among them. Dr ...




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