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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Paint factory in Hunan town closed after state media reports 300 children suffer lead poisoning

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:02am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... lead poisoning claims A paint factory in Hunan province, which residents blame for lead poisoning in more than 300 children, has been shut following a state media report on Saturday, according ... … [they] put pencils in their mouth and bite, which can also lead to lead poisoning." Higher authorities summoned Su to an "emergency meeting" yesterday, and he was likely to face ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1533561/paint-factory-hunan-town-closed-after-state-media-reports-300-children
  2. News - World - ITALY

    Italian police say they have first video footage of mafia initiation rites

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 11:03pm by AFP

    ... yourselves," the man says. In what he describes as the "oath of poison", he says there are two alternatives open to the disloyal. "Either you poison yourselves or you take this [gun] ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1643888/italian-police-say-they-have-first-video-footage-mafia-initiation-rites
  3. News - China

    Party scolds official for blaming lead poisoning of 300 children on 'chewing pencils'

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A Chinese government official was ridiculed by the Communist Party today after saying lead poisoning in more than 300 children could be due to them chewing ... people – including 53 children fell ill with lead poisoning. US battery maker Johnson Controls was in 2012 blamed for lead pollution in the commercial hub of Shanghai, after 49 children were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1534019/communist-party-scolds-official-blaming-300-childrens-lead-poisoning
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Modi broke taboo on women's rights in India; now action must follow

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... infection or poisoning by contaminated antibiotics. Women are the victims of a chronically underfunded and poorly governed health system that fails to provide most with accessible and effective ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1646329/modi-broke-taboo-womens-rights-india-now-action-must-follow
  5. News - World - ITALY

    Residents run out of patience with Rome's mayor Ignazio Marino

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 04:32am by AP

    ... who have abandoned the capital's strike-prone mass transit system in droves. But what has really poisoned the mood is that after enforcing his big idea on parking fees, Marino repeatedly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1648666/residents-run-out-patience-romes-mayor-ignazio-marino
  6. Building starts on new homes for lead-poisoned villagers

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou Authorities in Shaanxi have started to build new housing for residents of Fengxiang county whose homes became uninhabitable due to pollution from a nearby smelter. But the move has done little to soothe their anger. More than 850 children were diagnosed with lead poisoning caused by the factory. Residents said the compensation offered by authorities in conjunction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693658/building-starts-new-homes-lead-poisoned-villagers
  7. Order restored after factory protest

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... tearing down the fence and throwing rocks at trucks. There were no fresh protests yesterday but the situation remained tense, with anger simmering among the parents of lead-poisoned children. ... free check-ups and 615 of them have tested positive for lead poisoning so far, which can harm the nervous and reproductive systems and cause brain damage. Villagers at one of the potential ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690068/order-restored-after-factory-protest
  8. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysia offers reward in suspected poisoning of 14 pygmy elephants

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... found dead last month if it is confirmed they were poisoned, officials said on Wednesday. Masidi Manjun, the tourism, culture and environment minister for the state of Sabah on vast Borneo ... of the alleged culprits if the chemist report confirms that death was due to intentional poisoning," he said. There is a reward of 50,000 ringgit for information leading to the arrest, prosecution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1144828/malaysia-offers-reward-suspected-poisoning-14-pygmy-elephants
  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Former Sinopec consultant accused of taking HK$600,000 bribe and possessing Ice, Ecstasy

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 02:41pm by Clifford Lo

    ... of possession of poisons. At the time of the alleged offences, the defendant was advising Sinopec (Hong Kong) in relation to its business and affairs, according to the Independent Commission Against ... dangerous drugs, namely 0.06g of Ice and 0.09g of ecstasy. The remaining two charges allege that the defendant possessed poisons included 89 tablets and two tablet fragments containing sildenafil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1626658/former-sinopec-consultant-accused-taking-hk600000-bribes
  10. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Consumer watchdog finds traces of lead in some interior paints

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 04:22am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... said: "Young children are particularly susceptible to lead poisoning, which may adversely affect the child's healthy growth and mental development." Hui pointed out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1642398/consumer-watchdog-finds-traces-lead-some-interior-paints

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