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What to know about the nerve gas sarin suspected in Syria attack
Reports that dozens of people in Syria , including young children, were killed in a suspected nerve gas attack has renewed attention to the suspected agent, sarin gas . The toxic gas can cause death in minutes and is considered "one of the most toxic of the known chemical warfare agents," according
Russia Detains Dozens of Suspected Members of Japanese Doomsday Cult
Russia police have conducted major raids across Moscow and St. Petersburg targeted against alleged followers of the Japanese doomsday cult, Aum Shinrikyo , known for carrying out deadly sarin attacks in Tokyo in the mid-1990s. Police have detained 44 people across the two cities, searching more
The Surprising, Sordid Story of Sarin, Syria's Alleged Chemical Weapon
The United States and its allies moved fast in recent days to confirm that Syrian ruler Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons on his own citizens as part of a civil war offensive that's killed an estimated 100,000 people. Recent reports suggest Assad attacked civilians with Sarin , a deadly nerve
Japanese Cult Member Katsuya Takahashi Arrested After 17 Years
The last remaining fugitive, of the doomsday cult responsible for killing 13 people in Japan’s worst domestic terror attack has been arrested, ending an intense manhunt that gripped the nation for more than a week. Fifty-four year-old Katsuya Takahashi, was arrested at a comic book...
The Global Note: Global Ang$t…Qaeda Leader Killed…Four Decades Later, Letters From Vietnam
GLOBAL ANG$T -BIG PICTURE…As our Richard DAVIES puts it – “a miserable Monday morning for the global economy as gloom gathers over the prospects for growth…” The latest catalyst – that surprisingly weak U.S. jobs report issued Friday – but the real problem remains the...
The Global Note: Iran v. U.S….Royal Murder Mystery…Deep-Sea Bonanza…Roman "Brothel Coin"
IRAN (1): PERMISSION NEEDED TO PASS THROUGH STRAIT OF HORMUZ The tension ratchets — again — from Tehran, just as the new U.S. sanctions appear to bite. Alex MARQUARDT reports on Iran’s warning that foreign warships will need the Iranian Navy’s permission to pass through...
Japanese Fugitive Turned Away by Police
Until New Year’s Eve, Makoto Hirata was one of Japan’s most wanted fugitives. His face plastered across every police station, Hirata had been on the run for nearly 17 years – wanted for allegedly kidnapping and killing the brother of a member of the Aum...
Forget 6-6-06: Every Day Is Doomsday
Doomsday is coming, again and again and again. Today is the sixth day of the sixth month in the year 2006 -- and as superstitious people are well aware, "666" is a number that signifies the mark of the Antichrist and the coming of the Apocalypse, according to the Book of Revelation. Hollywood, of
The Facts Behind Sarin
Sarin is a colorless, odorless liquid nerve agent that possesses physical properties similar to those of water. While highly lethal, it evaporates relatively slowly. But once in the environment, it degrades fairly quickly. What It Does Sarin disrupts the chemical balance in nerve cells, causing
Facts About Botulism
Botulism is a rare muscle-paralyzing illness caused by a nerve toxin. Here are some facts about the illness. What is botulism? There are three main kinds of botulism. Foodborne botulism is caused by eating foods that contain the botulism toxin,Clostridium botulinum. Wound botulism is caused by