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The suspect, a 23-year-old surnamed Kong, enters the kindergarten by climbing a wall before spraying victims with sodium hydroxide, say local authorities in Kaiyuan city, Yunnan province
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In a statement, police and prosecutors say they worked for more than a year to smash Chemical Revolution, which sold amphetamines, cocaine, heroin, cannabis, ecstasy, LSD, and other synthetic drugs
PRESS RELEASE: 313 out of 616 passed the Chemical Engineer Licensure Examination given in May 2019
Measures will also be taken against Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical, according to police
China's Jiangsu province will also begin closing chemical plants, with the number of producers to be cut roughly in half by 2020
Three employees from Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical, whose facility was involved in the blast, had 'significant responsibility' for the accident, according to a statement on the Yancheng government's official Weibo account
Local authorities say more than 500 people are still in hospital. Among them, 13 are critically injured and 66 are seriously injured.
(3rd UPDATE) The explosion on Thursday, March 21, in the eastern city of Yancheng, Jiangsu province is one of the worst industrial disasters to hit China
It started in one building where chemicals for deodorants and other household uses were illegally stored and spread at lightning speed to 4 nearby buildings, the fire service says
In its report, local authorities also blamed the company's lack of safety measures and 'chaotic' management for contributing to the blast
Police say the location was allegedly owned by a close relative of Philip Jacob Nocum, the tenant occupying a house which turned out to be a shabu laboratory in North Greenhills
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(3rd UPDATE) The blast ignites other vehicles, leaving charred and smoking remains of trucks and cars scattered on a road as firefighters work at the scene
The meeting of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague is the first since member states agreed in June to let it point the finger over attacks
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In a joint statement, the 3 powers say they are 'gravely concerned' over the military offensive in Idlib and the resulting humanitarian consequences
The building was owned by chemical manufacturer Hengda, which was 'conducting illegal construction at the plant which had not passed safety and fire control checks,' says state media Xinhua
France Nature Environment, a federation of some 3,500 environmental associations, says the Mourenx site has been emitting 'dangerous material at astronomical levels'
Novichok is a military-grade nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War
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'The Damascus regime has neither the credibility nor moral authority to preside over the CD,' says US ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament Robert Wood
(UPDATED) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the 3 countries 'must help the Syrians finish cleansing their country of terrorists'
Analysts say that if toxic chemicals were used, OPCW inspectors would still be able to find important traces in clothes, walls, rocks and soil in Douma, although their potency decreases with time
The United Nations Department of Safety and Security is trying to make arrangements for fact-finding experts to travel to Douma 'at the earliest possible time'
The accusations come as diplomats from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons meet behind closed-doors in The Hague to discuss the crisis
Syrian Ambassador Bashar Jaafari tells a meeting of the UN Security Council that the team of experts will begin work on Wednesday, April 18, once they receive the all-clear from the security detail
The 3 allies circulate a joint draft resolution that also calls for unimpeded deliveries of humanitarian aid and a ceasefire, signaling the West's resolve to return to diplomacy after a one-night military operation.
As dawn broke, plumes of smoke can be seen rising from the city's north and east
Douma is the last rebel-held town in the Eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus, and is the site of the alleged gas attack that prompted a volley of Western air strikes on Saturday
Here is a recap of a week of high-stakes international drama
Samples tested by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons 'confirm the findings of the United Kingdom relating to the identity of the toxic chemical,' says a summary of the Hague-based group's report
With the UN Security Council failing thus far to find a diplomatic solution, Secretary General Antonio Guterres warns that time is running out
Russia vetoes a US-drafted resolution on setting up a panel to identify the perpetrators of toxic gas attacks after chemical weapons were allegedly used in the rebel-held town of Douma
(UPDATED) The US push for a new inquiry comes amid heightened tensions over possible US military action in Syria, with President Donald Trump saying 'major decisions' would be taken within 48 hours
The statement from the Elysee Palace says Macron 'strongly condemned the chemical attacks on April 7 against the population of Douma'
The US State Department says Russia, 'with its unwavering support' for the Syrian regime, would be ultimately responsible
Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Britain Foreign Minister Boris Johnson's claims violated all rules of diplomatic protocol
'It is extremely worrying that chemical agents are still being used to harm people. Those found responsible for this use must be held accountable for their actions,' Ahmet Uzumcu director-general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, says.
The US push to establish the new panel comes 3 months after Russia killed off a previous UN-led investigation by vetoing the renewal of its mandate, arguing that the probe was flawed
Chemical castration, which involves using drugs to reduce libido, does not prevent a person from experiencing sexual urges indefinitely
The United States and Russia clash at the UN Security Council over a push by Washington to condemn reported chlorine gas attacks in Syria that have left many injured in recent days
A UN panel of experts also finds evidence of military cooperation by North Korea to develop Syria's chemical weapons programs and to provide Myanmar with ballistic missiles
That would leave Israel, Egypt and North Korea as the only countries yet to join the arms treaty which came into force in 1997
Japan presents a draft resolution that would give the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) another 30 days as the United States and Russia work to reach a compromise on the future of the panel
The huge laser is like a camera and a microscope that will make it possible to see more tiny details and processes in the nano world than ever before
The plant operated by Arkema Inc produces organic peroxides which have a number of commercial uses including plastics pharmaceuticals and construction materials
UPDATED The White House says the preparations are similar to those undertaken by the Assad regime ahead of an apparent chemical attack on a rebel held town