Feb 2, 2015

Nagoya student made no effort to hide victim's corpse

A female 19-year-old student who has admitted killing an elderly woman and poisoning a male high school classmate appeared to show no discomfort over what she did, allowing the woman’s corpse to remain in her apartment for weeks as it decomposed.

Jan 12, 2015

At least 56 dead in Mozambique beer poisoning

At least 56 people including a toddler in the northwest of Mozambique have died from apparent poisoning after consuming traditional beer known as “phombe,” local authorities said Sunday. Carla Mosse, director of health for the province of Tete, told Radio Mocambique that 39 people ...

Radiation experts confirm polonium on Arafat clothing

Oct 15, 2013

Radiation experts confirm polonium on Arafat clothing

Swiss radiation experts have confirmed they found traces of polonium on clothing used by Yasser Arafat that “support the possibility” that the Palestinian leader was poisoned. In a report published by The Lancet over the weekend, the team provide scientific details to statements made ...

Aug 28, 2013

Milk scare was false alarm: N.Z.

A botulism scare that sparked global recalls of Fonterra milk products was a false alarm and there was never any danger to consumers, New Zealand officials said Wednesday after new tests. The crisis led to infant formula being taken off shelves from China to ...

Aug 6, 2013

Discovery adds to woes of baby formula firms in China

Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd.’s warnings of tainted ingredients in some products of the world’s largest dairy exporter is the latest blow to baby formula sellers amid Chinese consumers’ concerns about food safety. The possible threat of some baby formula with the contaminated ingredients stocked ...

N.Z. takes charge of Fonterra milk scare response

Aug 6, 2013

N.Z. takes charge of Fonterra milk scare response

New Zealand seized control of Fonterra’s response to a milk contamination scare Tuesday after criticizing the dairy giant’s handling of a crisis that has triggered global recalls and tainted the nation’s “clean, green” image. Economic Development Minister Stephen Joyce said officials had been sent ...

Aug 4, 2013

Bacteria-killing chemicals may be masking salmonella

The Agriculture Department is reviewing research that shows new bacteria-killing chemicals used in chicken slaughterhouses may be masking the presence of salmonella and other pathogens that remain on the meat that consumers buy, according to records and interviews. Academic researchers agree that the chemicals ...