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Clear, crunchy and counterfeit: China's fake jellyfish
Clear, crunchy and counterfeit: China's fake jellyfish

A tonne of man-made "jellyfish" has been seized by China's police, adding a new ingredient to the country's long recipe of fake foods.

Clear, crunchy and counterfeit: China's fake jellyfish
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Pros and cons of chemical castration discussed in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is considering pros and cons of introducing chemical castration for convicted pedophiles.

Pros and cons of chemical castration discussed in Kazakhstan
Syria chlorine gas attacks renew calls for no-fly zone
Syria chlorine gas attacks renew calls for no-fly zone

Sickened by footage of doctors trying to help child victims of a gas attack, US lawmakers renewed calls for a US-led no fly zone over Syria.

Syria chlorine gas attacks renew calls for no-fly zone
Mysterious source of ozone-depleting chemical baffles NASA
Mysterious source of ozone-depleting chemical baffles NASA

A chemical used in dry cleaning and fire extinguishers may have been phased out in recent years.

Mysterious source of ozone-depleting chemical baffles NASA
Sigrid Kaag, special coordinator of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-United Nations (OPCW-UN). ©Reuters/Khaled al-Hariri
Last dangerous chemicals shipped from Syria: watchdog

The last of Syria's declared chemical agents have been shipped from the war-torn country after months of delays and are en route for destruction at sea, the world's chemical watchdog said.

Last dangerous chemicals shipped from Syria: watchdog
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Study lists dangerous chemicals linked to breast cancer

Certain chemicals that are common in everyday life have been shown to cause breast cancer in lab rats and are likely to do the same in women, US researchers said.

Study lists dangerous chemicals linked to breast cancer
US ship heads out to destroy Syrian chemical weapons
US ship heads out to destroy Syrian chemical weapons

A specially-equipped US naval ship departed for Italy on Monday on a ground-breaking mission to destroy Syria's most dangerous chemical agents.

US ship heads out to destroy Syrian chemical weapons
A ship is docked at Syria's Mediterranean port city of Latakia. ©Reuters/Khaled al-Hariri
First chemical arms material shipped out of Syria

The first shipment of chemical weapons materials left Latakia port Tuesday under a deal to rid Syria of its chemical arsenal.

First chemical arms material shipped out of Syria
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One dead, seven injured by contaminated China parcels

A man was killed and seven others were injured in China after receiving parcels from a delivery company that had become contaminated with toxic chemicals, it was reported Saturday.

One dead, seven injured by contaminated China parcels
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons' (OPCW) Director General Ahmet Uzumcu. ©Reuters/Vegard Grott/NTB Scanpix
Chemical watchdog approves Syria plan despite delays

The world's chemical watchdog on Tuesday agreed the final details of a plan to destroy Syria's arsenal, vowing to push ahead with the unprecedented project despite delays.

Chemical watchdog approves Syria plan despite delays
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. ©Reuters/Eduardo Munoz
UN chief says Syria chemical attackers should be sanctioned

UN chief Ban Ki-moon called on the international community Friday to sanction those responsible for Syrian chemical weapons attacks documented in a newly released report.

UN chief says Syria chemical attackers should be sanctioned
Sigrid Kaag, Special Coordinator of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-United Nations (OPCW-UN). ©Reuters/Khaled al-Hariri
Watchdog warns of delay in moving Syria chemical weapons

The world's chemical watchdog said Sunday that the transportation of Syria's chemical arsenal out of the country could be delayed by a few days due to technical difficulties.

Watchdog warns of delay in moving Syria chemical weapons
Weapons investigators from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). ©Reuters/OPCW/UNTV/HANDOUT
Chemical watchdog seals Syria arsenal destruction plan

The world's chemical watchdog on Friday adopted a final roadmap for ridding Syria of its arsenal by mid-2014, reaching agreement hours before a deadline expired.

Chemical watchdog seals Syria arsenal destruction plan
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Chemical waste piled in open air near Aktau

More than 100 thousand tons of chemical waste is piled out in the open air near Aktau in western Kazakhstan.

Chemical waste piled in open air near Aktau
Syria chemical disarmament on track as rebel attack causes blackouts
Syria chemical disarmament on track as rebel attack causes blackouts

Syria is set to hand over a detailed plan for destroying its chemical arsenal Thursday, the international watchdog says, as a rebel attack near Damascus triggered power outages across the country.

Syria chemical disarmament on track as rebel attack causes blackouts
'Forget Hollywood': Germany trains Syria chemical team
'Forget Hollywood': Germany trains Syria chemical team

An explosion rips through a chemical weapons depot. Bleeding victims stumble out of the building and scream for help.

'Forget Hollywood': Germany trains Syria chemical team
Sigrid Kaag. Photo courtesy of tagblatt.ch
UN names envoy for Syria chemical weapons

The head of the United Nations on Sunday named Sigrid Kaag to lead the UN's joint mission with the chemical weapons watchdog tasked with eliminating Syria's arsenal.

UN names envoy for Syria chemical weapons
Chemical weapons watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize
Chemical weapons watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize

The watchdog now overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical arsenal has won the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to rid the world of the devastating weapons.

Chemical weapons watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize
UN Council backs Ban's Syria disarmament plan
UN Council backs Ban's Syria disarmament plan

The UN Security Council on Thursday backed a plan by UN leader Ban Ki-moon for a joint mission with the global chemical arms watchdog to destroy Syria's weapons.

UN Council backs Ban's Syria disarmament plan
Chemical watchdog plans to deploy second team to Syria
Chemical watchdog plans to deploy second team to Syria

The world's chemical watchdog said Tuesday it will send a second team of inspectors to help dismantle Syria's arsenal, as regime warplanes bombed rebels in the northwest of the country.

Chemical watchdog plans to deploy second team to Syria