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Potassium cyanide killed war criminal: Dutch prosecutors

Den Haag - Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak likely died from heart failure after swallowing potassium cyanide, Dutch prosecutors said Friday, two days after he committed suicide in front of UN judges.

Black widow arrested for ‘poisoning partners with cyanide’

Police in Japan raided the homes of the 67-year-old Japanese black widow, Chisako Kakehi, who was arrested on suspicion of poisoning her husband, as specifics of six former partners’ deaths transpire in local broadcasting.

Poachers kill over 300 Zimbabwe elephants with cyanide

Hwange - Poachers in Zimbabwe have poisoned to death more than 300 elephants and many other animals in the southern African nation's largest national park.

Scientist husband accused of murdering scientist wife

Pittsburgh - A neurologist at the University of Pittsburgh is accused of using cyanide to kill his wife, who also worked as a neurologist at the same institution.

Cyanide in hybrid grass blamed for mass death of Texas cattle

Elgin - A case of mass death of cattle has led to a federal investigation in Central Texas. Preliminary results suggest that the deaths were caused by the cows feeding on a hybrid form of grass developed by USDA and University of Georgia scientists.

Potassium Cyanide requests has Toronto Police looking for man

Toronto - The Toronto Police Service are asking for help identifying a man who allegedly requested Potassium Cyanide on two occasions at the Scarborough Campus of the University of Toronto.

Report: Terrorists to poison food in US hotels and restaurants

A CBS News investigative report on terrorism in the U.S. finds that Al Qaeda plans to poison foods in restaurants and hotels in small operations that are broadly encouraged in terrorist propaganda documents.

A second Look At The 1982 Tylenol Poisonings

The FBI searched several locations in Cambridge including the home of James W. Lewis, a suspect in the 7 deaths that resulted from Tylenol being laced with cyanide and placed on store shelves in 1982.

Canadian Man Found Dead In Denver Hotel With Suspected Container Of Cyanide

A Canadian man was found dead in a Denver hotel room with a container of what police believe to be cyanide. The man was a Canadian from Ottawa. Complicating matters, a threatening comment was found on a blog from a man with the same name,

Fast-Acting Cyanide Antidote Discovered

University of Minnesota researchers have discovered a fast-acting antidote that will reverse cyanide poisoning. They claim it works much faster than current antidotes and has a longer window of time in which it can be administered.

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On March 16  1988  at the height of the Iraq-Iran war  at the direction of dictator Saddam Hussein  ...
On March 16, 1988, at the height of the Iraq-Iran war, at the direction of dictator Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi Air Force unleashed chemical warfare upon the Kurds, an ethnic group, in the Iraqi city of Halabja. At least 5,000 people were killed in that attack and many thousands more suffered permanent physical, emotional and mental disabilities
A resident surveys the open pit gold mining operation in the Dominican Republic.
A resident surveys the open pit gold mining operation in the Dominican Republic.
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