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Student who vandalized roommate's property with racist slur also slowly poisoned him, prosecutors say

Student who vandalized roommate's property with racist slur also slowly poisoned him, prosecutors sayYukai Yang turned himself in Thursday for allegedly attempting to kill his longtime roommate by slowly dosing him with toxic amounts of thallium.



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Student who vandalized roommate's property with racist slur also slowly poisoned him, prosecutors say

Student who vandalized roommate's property with racist slur also slowly poisoned him, prosecutors sayYukai Yang turned himself in Thursday for allegedly attempting to kill his longtime roommate by slowly dosing him with toxic amounts of thallium.



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Roads shut after 2 fall ill in UK city where ex-spy poisoned

Roads shut after 2 fall ill in UK city where ex-spy poisonedLONDON (AP) — Police closed roads and called a hazardous response team Sunday night after two people became ill at a restaurant in the English city where a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a chemical nerve agent.



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Mother and child die as baby poisoned through breast milk after snake bite

Mother and child die as baby poisoned through breast milk after snake biteAn Indian woman who was bitten by a snake in her sleep and unknowingly breastfed poisoned milk to her daughter has died along with the child, police said Friday. The 35-year-old woman from Uttar Pradesh state did not realise she had been bitten when she woke and breastfed her daughter. The three-year-old girl and the mother fell ill on Thursday and both died before they could reach hospital, police inspector Vijay Singh told AFP. The family spotted the snake in another room but the creature escaped. A post-mortem is to be carried out but police have registered a case of accidental death, the officer added. India is home to some 300 snake species and 60 are highly venomous, including the Indian cobra, krait, Russell's viper and saw-scaled viper. India accounts for 46,000 of the 100,000 snakebite deaths around the world each year, according to a 2011 study by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.



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Daughter of Poisoned Russian Ex-Spy Says Recovery Has Been 'Slow and Extremely Painful'

Daughter of Poisoned Russian Ex-Spy Says Recovery Has Been 'Slow and Extremely Painful'Yulia Skripal and her father Sergei spent weeks hospitalized in critical condition



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Russia 'must give answers' after watchdog confirms spy and daughter poisoned with 'high purity' Novichok

Russia 'must give answers' after watchdog confirms spy and daughter poisoned with 'high purity' NovichokBoris Johnson has said the the Kremlin “must give answers” after an international watchdog confirmed that Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with a "high purity" strain of Novichok nerve agent in Salisbury. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said that it had been able to “confirm” the findings of British scientists about the nerve agent. It represents a significant boost to Theresa May, who has said that Russia was directly responsible for the attack. Mr Johnson said that only Russia has the “means, motive and record” to have carried out the attack. He said: “We will now work tirelessly with our partners to help stamp out the grotesque use of weapons is this kind. The Kremlin must give answers. We must, as a world community, stand up for the rules based order which keeps us all safe. The use of weapons of this kind can never be justified, and must be ended.” The OPCW conducted tests on blood samples from the Skripals and also an analysis on samples of the agent found in Salisbury. The team also took samples from Detective Sergeant Nicholas Bailey, who was poisoned after coming into contact with the agent while assisting the Skripals. Sergei Skripal with his daughter Yulia, who has been released from hospital in Salisbury The report states: “The results of analysis of biomedical samples conducted by OPCW designated laboratories demonstrate the exposure of the three hospitalised individuals to this toxic chemical. “The results of the analysis of environmental and biomedical samples collected by the OPCW team confirm the findings of the United Kingdom relating to the identity of the toxic chemical that was used in Salisbury and severely injured three people." The team notes that the toxic chemical was of "high purity". British scientists have suggested that only a foreign state would have been capable of producing the nerve agent. It comes as Ms Skripal revealed she has rejected assistance from the Russian embassy, adding: "I want to stress that no one speaks for me, or for my father, but ourselves." The 33-year-old said she has found herself in a "totally different life" as she continues to recover from the attack. Russian spy poisoning | Read more The Russian embassy said that it doubted the authenticity of the statement and suggested it had been crafted to support Britain's version of events. It is believed that British authorities immediately spirited Ms Skripal away to a secure location when she was discharged from hospital earlier this week. The Russian embassy reacted angrily, suggesting in a series of tweets that the Russian national had been taken against her will. The Kremlin has repeatedly attempted to challenge Britain's claims that it was responsible for the poisoning of the Skripals. War of words as diplomatic battle continues to rage The Russian embassy is perturbed by a refusal from UK authorities to grant Ms Skripal's cousin Viktoria a visa to visit her family. It escalated the war of words on Tuesday, saying in a series of statements posted on social media: "Secret resettlement of Mr and Ms Skripal, barred from any contact with their family will be seen as an abduction or at least as their forced isolation." But Ms Skripal said in a statement: "I have specially trained officers available to me, who are helping to take care of me and to explain the investigative processes that are being undertaken. "I have access to friends and family, and I have been made aware of my specific contacts at the Russian embassy who have kindly offered me their assistance in any way they can. "At the moment I do not wish to avail myself of their services, but, if I change my mind I know how to contact them. "Most importantly, I am safe and feeling better as time goes by, but I am not yet strong enough to give a full interview to the media, as I one day hope to do. "Until that time, I want to stress that no one speaks for me, or for my father, but ourselves. "I thank my cousin Viktoria for her concern for us, but ask that she does not visit me or try to contact me for the time being. Her opinions and assertions are not mine and they are not my father's." Profile | Sergei Skripal's children: Yulia and Alexander The Russian embassy later said that the statement "raises new questions rather than gives answers" as it was unable to verify it. "The text has been composed in a special way so as to support official statements made by British authorities and at the same time to exclude every possibility of Yulia's contacts with the outer world – consuls, journalists and even relatives," the embassy said in a statement. "The document only strengthens suspicions that we are dealing with a forcible isolation of the Russian citizen." Pair poisoned by Novichok, experts conclude Theresa May has said that UK military experts at Porton Down found that they were poisoned by Novichok, a nerve agent developed by Russia, and that the only plausible explanation was that the Russian state was responsible. Despite the denials from Moscow, Britain has received strong diplomatic backing from western allies for its stance, with more than 20 countries expelling in excess of 150 Russian diplomats in protest at the Russian actions. Last week, a Russian call for a new joint investigation was voted down by 15 votes to six at a meeting of the OPCW executive council in The Hague. About | Novichok agent Ex-double agent jailed for selling secrets to MI6 Former double agent Mr Skripal was jailed in Russia for selling secrets to MI6 but was released as part of a spy swap deal in 2010 and settled in the UK. It is hoped he will soon be fit for release from hospital, despite grave fears that the exposure to military-grade Novichok on March 4 would prove fatal. Profile | Sergei Skripal Ms Skripal said she was treated with "such kindness" at Salisbury District Hospital, and is missing the staff there. "I have left my father in their care, and he is still seriously ill. I too am still suffering with the effects of the nerve agent used against us. "I find myself in a totally different life than the ordinary one I left just over a month ago, and I am seeking to come to terms with my prospects, whilst also recovering from this attack on me," she said.



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Daughter of poisoned Russian spy declines embassy help: statement

Daughter of poisoned Russian spy declines embassy help: statementYulia Skripal, who was poisoned in Britain last month along with her father, a former Russian spy, said on Wednesday she did not wish to take up the offer of services from the Russian Embassy in London. In a statement issued on her behalf by British police, Skripal said her father, Sergei, remained seriously ill and she was still suffering from the effects of nerve gas used against them in an attack that led to one of the biggest crises in Britain’s relations with Moscow since the Cold War. “I have access to friends and family, and I have been made aware of my specific contacts at the Russian Embassy who have kindly offered me their assistance in any way they can,” Yulia Skripal said.



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Yulia Skripal, poisoned spy's daughter, released from hospital to secure location as Russians accuse Britain of 'abduction'

Yulia Skripal, poisoned spy's daughter, released from hospital to secure location as Russians accuse Britain of 'abduction'The daughter of the Russian spy poisoned in Salisbury has been transferred to a secret, secure location after being released from hospital, leading to accusations from the country’s embassy she had been abducted. Yulia Skripal was discharged more than five weeks after being left critically ill by exposure to a nerve agent in an attempted assassination blamed on the Russian state. Doctors said she and her father, 66, had responded “exceptionally well” to treatment and he too was expected to be discharged in the future. The pair had been widely expected to die after they were exposed to a rare nerve agent the British government says came from the Russian military’s novichok chemical weapons programme. Theresa May has said it is “highly likely” Russia was behind the attack on Mr Skripal, a former Russian intelligence officer released to the UK in a 2010 spy swap after he was jailed for spying for the British. Russian spy poisoning | Read more The Russian embassy in London congratulated Ms Skripal on her recovery, but said it needed “urgent proof that what is being done to her is done on her own free will”. It went on to say the “secret resettlement of Mr and Ms Skripal, barred from any contact with their family will be seen as an abduction or at least as their forced isolation”. Russia has denied any involvement in the attack and criticised the British investigation for a lack of transparency, but the Government has said the Kremlin is trying to hide its guilt with a blizzard of conspiracy theories. Moscow has sought consular access to Ms Skripal, but the Foreign Office has said it is up to her if she wants to meet Russian officials. She is expected to be kept under tight security while she continues to recover. Sources said it was too early to speculate on whether she will need lifetime protection. Any ongoing protection will fall to the police. Under the police witness protection programme, called the UK’s Protected Persons Service, she could be given a new identity and relocated. The National Crime Agency, which runs the service, declined to comment. Secret resettlement of Mr and Ms Skripal, barred from any contact with their family will be seen as an abduction or at least as their forced isolation.https://t.co/UuTxgZGKigpic.twitter.com/Ow3d61T3ni— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) April 10, 2018 Doctors at Salisbury district hospital gave the first indication of how they had managed to save the Skripals and a police detective, DS Nick Bailey, who was poisoned as he investigated. Dr Christine Blanshard, medical director, said they had been given round the clock care, with doctors drawing on advice from experts around the world. The poison had attacked its victims’ nervous systems leaving symptoms including hallucinations and sickness. Dr Blanshard said: “Our job in treating the patients has been to stabilise them – ensuring that the patients could breathe and that blood could continue to circulate. We then needed to use a variety of different drugs to support the patients until they could create more enzymes to replace those affected by the poisoning. "We also used specialised decontamination techniques to remove any residual toxins. "Both patients have responded exceptionally well to the treatment we've been providing. But equally, both patients are at different stages in their recovery.” She said Ms Skripal would need more treatment, but her release from hospital was a significant milestone. Sergei Skripal, a former officer with the GRU military intelligence service, was taken off the critical list on Friday and is said to be making good progress. Dr Blanshard said: “Although he is recovering more slowly than Yulia, we hope that he too will be able to leave hospital in due course.”  



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Yulia Skripal, poisoned daughter of ex-spy, out of hospital

Yulia Skripal, poisoned daughter of ex-spy, out of hospitalLONDON (AP) — The spy saga that set off international tumult last month took a positive turn Tuesday as Yulia Skripal was released from a British hospital more than a month after she and her father were poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent.



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Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Tells U.K. Lawmakers His Predecessor Was Poisoned

Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Tells U.K. Lawmakers His Predecessor Was PoisonedChristopher Wylie said Dan Muresan was poisoned in Africa



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