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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Toxic' soil pollution report sparks new fears over safety of mainland's home-grown food

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Associated Press and agencies in Beijing

    ... areas such as Pearl River and Yangstze deltas Area of polluted soil 'twice the size of Spain' The government has raised new fears over the safety of the mainland’s home-grown food ... pollution report – based on the results of a nationwide survey of soil samples taken from 2005 up until last year – confirms widespread concerns about the safety of China’s soil after decades ...

  2. News - Asia - FERRY DISASTER

    I ordered passengers to stay put for their own safety, says arrested captain of sunken South Korean ferry

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 12:01am by Reuters, Associated Press

    ... in the  early hours of the morning, charged with negligence and failing to secure the safety of passengers in violation of maritime law. It was not yet clear if the third mate was one of those ...

  3. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Science students embroiled in plant safety debate

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 03:40am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Authorities play dangerous game by having people still studying at university act as experts Science students embroiled in plant safety debate The latest public protests over ... the opinion war can be won on mere assurances on the safety of PX alone. State-owned media largely ignored how the government could improve communication with the public. Instead it focused ...

  4. News - World - Flight MH370

    Support grows for new aviation safety measures in face of lasting MH370 mystery

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 12:06pm by Agence France Presse

    ... Agence France Presse in Kuala Lumpur The stubborn mystery of flight MH370’s whereabouts has paralysed efforts to diagnose what went wrong, prompting calls for new safety nets to ensure ... to consider mandating real-time satellite tracking. Before MH370, this “wasn’t seen as a priority,” said Ken Hylander, president of the US-based Flight Safety Foundation. “Clearly this thought process ...

  5. News - World - MEDICINE

    US to bolster inspections of China drug production facilities amid safety concerns

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:57am by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York Increased export volume spurs enhanced US Food and Drug Administration safety inspections of pharmaceutical production plants in China The US Food and Drug Administration is increasing its oversight of Chinese manufacturers of pharmaceutical ingredients to improve the safety of the US drug supply chain, the director of the agency’s China office, Christopher ...

  6. News - World - BRAZIL

    New safety steps at World Cup stadium following the death of another worker

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 10:25am by Associated Press in Sao Paolo

    ... Associated Press in Sao Paolo Contractors installing seating at Brazil's Itaquerao stadium have increased safety measures after local labour officials stopped construction following the death of a worker Local organisers of the soccer World Cup are adding safety features where a worker died in the stadium planned to host the tournament’s opening match, hoping to quickly reverse ...

  7. News - World - AVIATION

    Rolls-Royce accused of sacking jet engineer for whistle-blowing over safety concerns

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 08:49pm by GDN

    ... safety concerns Rolls-Royce has been accused of sacking a senior engineer after he blew the whistle on allegations of potentially serious problems with the company's jet engines. Dr Hilmi Kurt-Elli, a senior design engineer, claimed at a British employment tribunal on Tuesday that he was dismissed after raising safety concerns with the chief executive, John Rishton. The company said ...

  8. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Two children die at Yunnan kindergarten, 30 others in hospital with suspected food poisoning

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 11:45am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Medical experts say contaminated food the most likely cause of outbreak Two kindergarten pupils died and 30 others were in hospital with suspected food poisoning in Qiubei county, Yunnan province, yesterday. The deceased ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Investigators find safety flaws at nuclear waste dump in New Mexico

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:54am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Albuquerque Safety flaws cited at nuclear waste dump United States government investigators have uncovered a series of shortcomings in safety training, emergency ... air". The report also identified problems with the safety culture at the federal government's only permanent repository for waste from the nation's nuclear bomb-building facilities, ...

  10. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand dairy Fonterra pleads guilty after 2013 food-safety scare

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:30pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Wellington Recall caused infant formula to be pulled off shelves from China to Saudi Arabia Fonterra pleads guilty after food scare New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra pleaded guilty yesterday to four food-safety violations following a botulism scare last year. Government officials earlier in the day filed charges accusing the world's largest dairy exporter ...




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