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# poison - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Explainer: What we know about Russia's Novichok nerve agents

The agent is an ultra-fine powder, made up of several components that would have been mixed safely by the assassin.

# poison - Friday 9 March, 2018

Police ask military to help remove objects from scene where former spy was found unconscious

Russia has said the claim it poisoned Sergei Skripal is ‘propaganda’.

# poison - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Bosnian army leader dies after drinking poison at war crimes court The Hague This post contains videos

Bosnian army leader dies after drinking poison at war crimes court

Slobodan Praljak shouted out “Praljak is not a criminal. I reject your verdict”, immediately before bringing a brown bottle to his lips.

# poison - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Gardaí want this 'toxic' poison that was stolen in Wicklow given back

400ml of highly poisonous fluid Dolethal was stolen from a house in Enniskerry, near Bray, last Friday evening.

# poison - Sunday 19 February, 2017

North Korean antics aside, poison has been a hugely popular killing agent through the ages

Poison has been one of an assassin’s favourite methods of dealing death for centuries.

# poison - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Police probe 'poisoning' at Wimbledon after player ends up in intensive care

Gabriella Taylor was playing in the junior quarter-finals when she took ill.

# poison - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

New York woman who poisoned her husband and tried to frame her daughter dies in prison

Stacey Castor was also convicted of filing a fake will to inherit her second husband’s estate and was suspected of fatally poisoning her first husband in 2000.

# poison - Sunday 1 May, 2016

33 people including 5 children die after eating poisoned sweets

The poisoning is thought to have been an accident.

# poison - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Do we really need to worry about a plague of giant rats this winter?

Reports of giant super rats may be just a little bit exaggerated.

# poison - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

'No info' for Kennel Club to investigate reports of mass poisoning at Crufts

Reports today suggested that several more dogs are thought to have been poisoned.

# poison - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Do not eat: Supermarkets warned to keep daffodils away from fruit and veg

The National Poisons Information Centre of Ireland said bulbs have been mistaken as onions in some cases.

# poison - Sunday 13 July, 2014

“People are devastated”: Fears that cats are being deliberately poisoned on Dublin road

The dead cats were found in the Richmond Road area of Dublin, where residents had been caring for them.

# poison - Friday 13 June, 2014

Someone tried to kill these Peregrine Falcons by feeding them poisoned pigeons

It is believed that someone made a deliberate attempt to kill the birds – the public is being asked to help protect the peregrines.

# poison - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Head of playschool given death penalty for killing children with poisoned yoghurt

The head of the playschool in northern China poisoned the two children in a revenge attack on a rival school.

# poison - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Nurse charged with murdering patients by poisoning them in Manchester hospital

The male nurse has been charged with the murder of three patients.

# poison - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

French experts rule out Arafat poisoning

His widow Souha said she was “shattered” by the contradictory findings by French and Swiss scientists.

# poison - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# poison - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Debunked: Are Daddy Longlegs the most poisonous spiders in the world?

Perhaps you should take a wide berth next time you see one dangling above your bed.

# poison - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

20 children dead from school meal in India

Officials in Bihar – one of India’s poorest states – introduced a free midday meal scheme as a way to increase school attendance.

# poison - Friday 31 May, 2013

Suspicious letters sent to Obama at the White House

It is said to be ‘similar’ to an apparently poison-laced letter sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently.

# poison - Thursday 30 May, 2013

New York mayor receives suspected deadly poison letters

The letters contained “anonymous threats” and when tested locally, preliminarily indicated the presence of ricin, police said.

# poison - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Charges dropped against Elvis impersonator in US ricin letters

The home of another Mississippi man is now been investigated.

# poison - Sunday 21 April, 2013

Here's what the poison sent to Barack Obama can do

The toxin ricin is feared – with good reason.

# poison - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Suspect arrested after 'ricin' poison letter sent to Obama

The man was arrested at his home in Mississippi after an investigation.

# poison - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Deadly poison ricin sent in post to US Senator

The letter addressed to a Senator from Mississippi was intercepted before it could be delivered to him.

# poison - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

White-tailed eagles found poisoned in Co Cork Eagle Deaths This post contains images

White-tailed eagles found poisoned in Co Cork

Two eagles were found poisoned near Glengariff; one of them dead. It’s the twelfth white-tailed eagle to be poisoned since 2007.

# poison - Monday 26 November, 2012

Arafat exhumation hopes to quell poison quandary

“If there was a crime, it must be solved” – Suha Arafat

# poison - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Body of Yasser Arafat to be exhumed next month

The push to re-examine circumstances surrounding Arafat’s death came after a Swiss lab recently discovered traces of a deadly radioactive isotope on clothes said to be his.

# poison - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Jack Russell terrier survives being poisoned and buried alive

Ethan the terrier only made it out alive because someone saw the ground move while he was convulsing underneath.

# poison - Saturday 18 August, 2012

From The42 Alice Cooper on cricket: I love the way you have midfielders stopping the four-pointers Poison

Alice Cooper on cricket: I love the way you have midfielders stopping the four-pointers

The American rock legend proves that his comedy stint was not reserved solely for Waynes World.

# poison - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Spain arrests three suspected Al Qaeda members

Police have denied reports the men had poison and explosives in their possession.

# poison - Sunday 24 June, 2012

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# poison - Monday 4 April, 2011

MI5 documents show Nazis plans to kill Allied troops with coffee, cigarettes and chocolate

Nazi agents planned to assassinate Allied troops using poisoned foodstuffs and painkillers, as well as swastika emblazoned belt buckles that hid pistols.

# poison - Friday 21 January, 2011

From The Daily Edge Enemies of the State: Hundreds of birds poisoned by US Dept of Agriculture Dead Birds

Enemies of the State: Hundreds of birds poisoned by US Dept of Agriculture

The latest mass bird deaths is no mystery this time – US agriculture officials gave the green light to kill them because they were going to the toilet in animal feed.