China detains 12 over Tianjin blasts, accuses officials of dereliction

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China detains 12 over Tianjin blasts, accuses officials of dereliction

China has formally detained a dozen people over explosions in the city of Tianjin this month that killed at least 145 people, and has accused 11 officials and port executives of dereliction of duty or abuse of power.

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Fruits ripened by chemicals dominate Vietnam’s markets

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Fruits ripened by chemicals dominate Vietnam’s markets

Fruits ripened by chemicals are rampantly displayed at markets in Vietnam, even though it is common knowledge that such chemicals are harmful to the health of consumers.

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Pig farm owners say no to growth promoters

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Pig farm owners say no to growth promoters

VietNamNet Bridge – More than 300 pig-breeding households in the southern Dong Nai Province on Monday (August 24) signed a commitment not to use banned chemical substances such as lean-meat agents that have harmful side-effects.

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Vietnam, Cambodia cooperate to support AO victims

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Vietnam, Cambodia cooperate to support AO victims

The Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange (AO)/Dioxin (VAVA) and Cambodia’s sponsoring association for post-war victims hope to sign a coordination programme soon to define basic principles, targets, and measures to jointly help AO victims in the respective countries.

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China rocked by second deadly chemical plant blast in two weeks

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China rocked by second deadly chemical plant blast in two weeks

A huge explosion ripped through a chemical plant in eastern China, killing one person and injuring nine, Xinhua news agency said, less than two weeks after two deadly blasts destroyed a warehouse storing chemicals in the northeast.

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China rocked by second deadly chemical plant blast in two weeks

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China rocked by second deadly chemical plant blast in two weeks

A huge explosion ripped through a chemical plant in eastern China, killing one person and injuring nine, Xinhua news agency said, less than two weeks after two deadly blasts destroyed a warehouse storing chemicals in the northeast.

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China's traffic police on alert after chemical blasts: Xinhua

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China's traffic police on alert after chemical blasts: Xinhua

Chinese traffic police are on high alert nationwide for dangerous chemicals, ten days after a warehouse exploded in northeastern China killing at least 116 people, state media said on Saturday.

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Safety hazards found at 70 percent of Beijing chemical firms inspected: Xinhua

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Safety hazards have been found at almost 70 percent of firms handling dangerous chemicals inspected in Beijing since two massive blasts killed 114 people last week, including a branch of Asia's largest refiner Sinopec Corp, state media reported.

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Cyanide in waters near China blast site 277 times acceptable level: govt report

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Cyanide in waters near China blast site 277 times acceptable level: govt report

Chinese authorities warned that cyanide levels in the waters around the Tianjin Port explosion site had risen to as much as 277 times acceptable levels although they declared that the city's drinking water was safe.

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Sweet-smelling secrets of mosquito-repellent grass

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Sweet-smelling secrets of mosquito-repellent grass

US scientists have identified the chemicals responsible for the mosquito-repelling activity of sweetgrass, a plant traditionally used by some Native Americans to fend off the bugs.

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State media: China firm used connections for hazmat permit

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State media: China firm used connections for hazmat permit

The son of a former police chief is one of two silent owners of the warehouse for hazardous materials in Tianjin where explosions killed at least 114 people, and used his connections to help obtain licenses despite safety violations, Chinese state media reported Wednesday.

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Tianjin residents ask for compensation

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Residents in Tianjin want compensation after deadly chemical blasts destroyed their homes and put their health at risk.

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BUSINESS IN BRIEF 19/8

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Vingroup's first half revenue at $560 million

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FDA approves 'female Viagra' with strong warning

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FDA approves 'female Viagra' with strong warning

The first drug to treat low sexual desire in women won approval from U.S. health regulators on Tuesday, but with a warning about potentially dangerous low blood pressure and fainting side effects, especially when taken with alcohol.

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HCM City residents feel unsafe near chemical shops

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HCM City residents feel unsafe near chemical shops

VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City residents are concerned about the risk of fires and explosions from nearby chemical warehouses, shops and factories as the city government has yet to find a safe place to relocate them.

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