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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Retiree jailed two months for killing stray dog with poison-laced meat

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 03:59am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Two months in prison for dog poisoner A retired man was yesterday jailed for two months for "cold-bloodedly" condemning a stray dog to a "slow and painful" death by poisoning, after his wife was allegedly chased by stray dogs and injured her leg. Passing sentence, Acting Principal Magistrate Li Wai-chi described Tsang ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Slimming pills from internet may harm mental health: poisons centre

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 02:58am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Poisons centre warns women that buying drugs on the internet could be dangerous Slimming pills harm mental health Women who set out to shed a few kilos ... and banned chemicals that could cause hallucinations or palpitations, the Poison Information Centre warned. At least 58 women were treated for psychiatric or heart problems after taking slimming ...

  3. News - World - Palestine

    Russian experts rule out radiation poisoning in Arafat death

    Posted Dec 26th 2013, 06:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... the remains of Yasser Arafat said the Palestinian leader died a natural death, ruling out radiation poisoning. “We have completed all the studies,” Vladimir Uiba, head of Russia’s Federal ... Swiss and Russian investigators as well as a French team carrying out a probe at the request of Arafat’s widow, Suha. The French have also ruled out poisoning, while the Swiss report said high ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    TCM practitioner gets suspended jail term for prescribing Western drugs

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by JULIE CHU

    ... of possession of a Part I poison, and one of possession of a pharmaceutical product not registered for sale or distribution. The court heard the department raided Lu's clinic on Canton Road on April 2 last year after receiving a complaint of suspected drug poisoning from the Hospital Authority. The officers found the 74 items and Lu admitted he was not authorised to possess them. ...

  5. News - China

    Nineteen students sick in China from poisoned yoghurt

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 11:44am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing Nineteen primary school children in China have been hospitalised after drinking yoghurt said to be laced with rat poison and herbicide, the Xinhua state news said. A 34-year-old woman from Loudi city in the central province of Hunan confessed to poisoning the yoghurt drink before delivering to the students, Xinhua said on Saturday. It said the woman was suspected ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Some advice for the censors: lighten up, fellas

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:45am by Michael Chugani

    ... Gandhi-style.   Sadistic animal killers in desperate need of help Has the dog poisoner morphed into a cat killer? Or has he (or she) inspired copycats? Last Sunday's mass killing of six cats was not the first time innocent and defenceless animals have suffered such a cruel fate. We've had cats kicked around like a football, strung up and tortured, and hundreds of dogs poisoned. Are we ...

  7. News - China

    Chinese tourists in Nepal died of gas poisoning

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 08:56pm by Agence France-Presse in Kathmandu

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kathmandu Two Chinese tourists found dead in their hotel room in Nepal last week died of gas poisoning caused by a malfunctioning heater, a forensic expert said ... who conducted autopsies on the pair, said “our findings show that the two Chinese men died of carbon monoxide poisoning”. “The gas that emanated from the heater in the hotel room poisoned ...

  8. News - World - FRANCE

    French care worker charged with fatal poisoning of retirees

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 02:42am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Grenoble 'Cocktail of drugs' poisoned retirees A French care worker has been charged with fatally poisoning six retirees in a retirement home in the French Alps and attempting to poison three others, a local prosecutor said yesterday. The 30-year-old woman fed the nine elderly residents a "cocktail of psychotropic drugs", said ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - MONEY MATTERS

    Cinda's sweetener fails to hide toxins of sugar-coated poison

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 04:27am by Shirley Yam

    ... to mask sugar-coated poison Bad-debt management is a business not easy to understand. After spending two days trying to make sense of the 3.5cm-thick prospectus of China Cinda Asset Management ... to non-financial enterprises' assets is anybody's guess. That raises the question if the sweetener- Cinda's unique selling point- is at all sweet or merely sugar-coated poison ...

  10. 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 ...




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