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Chemical leak in Shanghai kills 15: local government

A liquid ammonia leak from a refrigeration unit at a food company in China's commercial hub of Shanghai killed 15 people on Saturday.

Chemical leak in Shanghai kills 15: local government
UN experts leave Damascus hotel at end of weapons probe
UN experts leave Damascus hotel at end of weapons probe

A team of UN inspectors left their Damascus hotel in a convoy of cars Saturday following the conclusion of their probe into the alleged use of chemical weapons by the regime.

UN experts leave Damascus hotel at end of weapons probe
US threatens Syria over 'obscene' chemical strike
US threatens Syria over 'obscene' chemical strike

Washington warned Syria it would face action over the "moral obscenity" of a gruesome chemical weapons attack, as UN inspectors braved sniper fire to gather evidence about the incident.

US threatens Syria over 'obscene' chemical strike
N. Korea tried to export gas masks to Syria: media
N. Korea tried to export gas masks to Syria: media

North Korea tried to export gas masks to Syria but they were seized in Turkey along with arms and ammunition, as the US threatened action over an alleged chemical weapons attack.

N. Korea tried to export gas masks to Syria: media
Assad says chemical weapons claims 'insult to common sense'
Assad says chemical weapons claims 'insult to common sense'

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Western claims his regime used chemical weapons were an "insult to common sense".

Assad says chemical weapons claims 'insult to common sense'
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Moscow warns US against Syria military action

Military action against the Syrian regime would be a "tragic mistake", Russia said Sunday, warning the West not to preempt the results of a UN probe into alleged deadly chemical attacks.

Moscow warns US against Syria military action
Syria OKs UN chemical probe, US eyes military action
Syria OKs UN chemical probe, US eyes military action

UN experts are to start investigating a suspected Syrian chemical attack Monday as a sceptical Washington weighing military action and coordinating with allies said Syria's acceptance of the probe came too late.

Syria OKs UN chemical probe, US eyes military action
Iran president points to chemical weapons use in Syria
Iran president points to chemical weapons use in Syria

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on Saturday pointed to the use of chemical weapons in Syria, three days they allegedly killed hundreds of people in attacks near Damascus.

Iran president points to chemical weapons use in Syria
Syria chemical attack would be 'crime against humanity': Ban
Syria chemical attack would be 'crime against humanity': Ban

The use of chemical weapons in Syria would constitute a "crime against humanity", adding there was "no time to lose" in investigating an alleged attack which the opposition says killed hundreds.

Syria chemical attack would be 'crime against humanity': Ban
Syria opposition says 1,300 dead in chemical attacks by army
Syria opposition says 1,300 dead in chemical attacks by army

Syria's main opposition group accused the government of "massacring" more than 1,300 people in chemical weapons attacks.

Syria opposition says 1,300 dead in chemical attacks by army
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Pavlodar to get chemical waste dump

The chemical wastes dumpsite will open in Pavlodar.

Pavlodar to get chemical waste dump
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Hundreds of tons of heptyl is a chemical attack: expert

Corresponding member and analyst of Tsiolkovskiy Russian Cosmonautics Academy Yuriy Karash commented the possible consequences of the crash of Proton-M at Baikonur in Kazakhstan.

Hundreds of tons of heptyl is a chemical attack: expert
US toughens stance on Syria after 'nerve gas attacks'
US toughens stance on Syria after 'nerve gas attacks'

The United States dramatically toughened its stance on Syria on Thursday, accusing Bashar al-Assad of using chemical weapons against his people and promising "military support" to rebel forces.

US toughens stance on Syria after 'nerve gas attacks'
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France says 'no doubt' Assad regime has used sarin gas

France said Tuesday it had proof President Bashar al-Assad's regime has used the deadly nerve agent sarin gas in Syria's civil war, adding that "all options," including armed intervention, are on the table.

France says 'no doubt' Assad regime has used sarin gas
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Vice PM suggests transferring chemicals production facilities into foreign management

Global companies are leaders in terms of technology; besides, they are market makers and are aware of how related markets are set to develop: Kairat Kelimbetov.

Vice PM suggests transferring chemicals production facilities into foreign management
France to probe samples from Syria for sign of chemical arms
France to probe samples from Syria for sign of chemical arms

French authorities will analyse samples brought back from Syria by two journalists after they reported the Syrian army was using chemical weapons against rebel forces.

France to probe samples from Syria for sign of chemical arms
Belgian chemical train accident toll rises to one dead, 49 injured
Belgian chemical train accident toll rises to one dead, 49 injured

The casualty toll in Belgium from the derailing of a train carrying highly toxic chemicals -- which exploded and sent spectacular strips of fire into the night sky -- rose dramatically Sunday to one dead and 49 injured.

Belgian chemical train accident toll rises to one dead, 49 injured
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Obama warns, but urges prudence on Syria arms

US President Barack Obama issued a new warning to Syria Friday that using chemical weapons would be a "game changer" as he faced rising pressure at home and abroad to intervene in the civil war.

Obama warns, but urges prudence on Syria arms
US says Syria likely used chemical weapons
US says Syria likely used chemical weapons

The United States said Thursday for the first time that Syria had likely used chemical weapons against rebel forces, but emphasized spy agencies were still not 100 percent sure of the assessment.

US says Syria likely used chemical weapons
Obama feels heat over Syria chemical weapons claims
Obama feels heat over Syria chemical weapons claims

Growing speculation that the Syrian regime is using chemical weapons is turning up the heat on President Barack Obama, who has warned such a move would be a game changer.

Obama feels heat over Syria chemical weapons claims