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Six dead, dozens injured as blast rocks China chemical plant

Six dead, dozens injured as blast rocks China chemical plant

A huge explosion rocked a chemical plant in eastern China on Thursday, killing at least six people and injuring dozens as it knocked down factory buildings, damaged homes and sent a huge plume of smoke skyward.

Bayer to cut 12,000 jobs after Monsanto takeover: company

Bayer to cut 12,000 jobs after Monsanto takeover: company

Germany chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer said Thursday it would slash 12,000 jobs in a major restructuring following the takeover of Monsanto ...

Japanese nurse may have killed 20 patients: media

Japanese nurse may have killed 20 patients: media

The suspect reportedly said she wanted to control when her patients died.

Hawaii volcano threatens power plant, evacuations possible

Hawaii volcano threatens power plant, evacuations possible

Hawaii Governor David Ige set up an emergency task force to remove the pentane used in the power plant's turbines.

Qatar industrial production grows 2% y-o-y in February

Qatar industrial production grows 2% y-o-y in February

The country's Industrial Production Index (IPI) reported a 2% increase year-on-year in the review period, said the figures released by the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS).

Texans return to their homes to survey damage

Texans return to their homes to survey damage

Harvey, which came ashore on August 25 as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in 50 years, is expected to be one of the costliest natural disasters in US history.

MoI wins award for combating drug trafficking

MoI wins award for combating drug trafficking

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has won the “best intelligence and operational co-operation award at the Arab, regional and international levels”.

US bans antibacterial soap chemicals over health risks

US bans antibacterial soap chemicals over health risks

The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday banned several key chemicals in antibacterial hand soap, warning of health risks and saying they were not more effective than ordinary soap.

Gas group Linde confirms 'preliminary' merger talks with Praxair

Gas group Linde confirms 'preliminary' merger talks with Praxair

German industrial gas supplier Linde confirmed Tuesday reports that it was "in preliminary discussions about a possible merger" with its US competitor Praxair.

China chemical blaze extinguished, but may affect thousands

China chemical blaze extinguished, but may affect thousands

A fire caused by an explosion at a chemical and fuel storage facility in the Chinese city of Jingjiang may affect thousands of nearby residents as well as key environmental resources, activists said Saturday.

Fire hits chemical storage company in China

Fire hits chemical storage company in China

A facility storing chemicals and fuel caught fire and was rocked by explosions in the Chinese city of Jingjiang on Friday, the government and reports said, but no casualties were reported.