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U.S. accuses Russia of helping Syria cover up chemical weapons use

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday accused Russia of helping Syria conceal the use of banned toxic munitions in the civil war by undermining the work of the global chemical weapons agency trying to identify those responsible.

Chemical weapons body defends Syria attack conclusions after leaks

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The head of the global chemical weapons organisation on Monday defended the agency's conclusion that poison was used in a high profile attack in Syria last year, after leaked documents suggested two former employees doubted some of its findings.

M’sia stands firm on banning toxic weedkiller

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is standing firm on its move to totally ban the toxic chemical paraquat, with growing concerns over food safety and human health.

Residents worry about effects from illegal dumpsite fire

JOHOR BARU: Residents of Taman Bukit Kempas here are crying foul over a fire at an illegal dumping site that has caused thick smoke and sparked health concerns since Wednesday.

India’s space firms ignite interest

FROM companies building palm-sized satellites to those aiming to propel satellites into space using cleaner fuels, a new wave of space technology startups are mushrooming in India, catching the attention of investors keen to join the space race.

Recent cases still a mystery

PASIR GUDANG: Although it looks very much like a repeat of the Sungai Kim Kim chemical pollution incident, the recent cases of students here vomiting and having trouble breathing remain a mystery so far.

New wave raises many questions

Have authorities learnt from sg Kim Kim and are factories being monitored?