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Covid may have begun with Chinese scientist collecting bat samples, says WHO investigator


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A bat research team investigating coronavirus origins in China reportedly had their samples confiscated


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Hayabusa-2: Capsule with asteroid samples in ‘perfect’ shape


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Vietnam takes forensic samples to help in truck deaths case

Vietnam takes forensic samples to help in truck deaths casePolice have taken forensic samples from people in central Vietnam who believe their family members may be among the 39 victims found dead in a container truck in England last week. Up to 24 Vietnamese families had reported their missing family members to local authorities as of Sunday afternoon, the VNExpress news website reported. Police took hair, fingernail and other forensic samples from the family members in Nghe An province to try to help identify the suspected trafficking victims who were found Wednesday in the vehicle container in an industrial park in southeastern England.



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Vietnam collects DNA samples from relatives of UK missing

Vietnam collects DNA samples from relatives of UK missingVietnamese officials collected DNA samples on Sunday from relatives of those feared among 39 people found dead in a truck in Britain, a security source and a family member told AFP, as villagers held emotional prayers for the victims. The 31 men and eight women found dead were initially identified as Chinese, but several Vietnamese families have come forward saying they believe their relatives are among the dead. The grim case has cast light on the extreme dangers facing illegal migrants seeking better lives in Europe.



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US takes step to require DNA samples from asylum-seekers

US takes step to require DNA samples from asylum-seekersThe Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for criminals, a Justice Department official said. The Justice Department on Monday issued amended regulations that would mandate DNA collection for almost all migrants who cross between official entry points and are held even temporarily.



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US takes step to require DNA samples from asylum-seekers

US takes step to require DNA samples from asylum-seekersThe Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for criminals, a Justice Department official said. The Justice Department on Monday issued amended regulations that would mandate DNA collection for almost all migrants who cross between official entry points and are held even temporarily.



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Half of THC vape samples have risky Vitamin E acetate, but pesticides, metals found too

Half of THC vape samples have risky Vitamin E acetate, but pesticides, metals found tooVitamin E is a likely culprit, but metal fume poisoning and cadmium poisoning are also possible. Cheap vaping devices would increase the risk.



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Russia finds radioactive isotopes in test samples after accident

Russia finds radioactive isotopes in test samples after accidentRussia’s state weather agency said on Monday it had found the radioactive isotopes of strontium, barium and lanthanum in test samples after a mysterious accident during a test at a military site earlier this month. The deadly accident on Aug. 8 caused a brief rise in radiation levels in the nearby city of Severodvinsk. President Vladimir Putin later said the mishap occurred during testing of what he called promising new weapons systems.



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UPDATE 1-Russia finds radioactive isotopes in test samples after accident

UPDATE 1-Russia finds radioactive isotopes in test samples after accidentRussia’s state weather agency said on Monday it had found the radioactive isotopes of strontium, barium and lanthanum in test samples after a mysterious accident during a test at a military site earlier this month. The deadly accident on Aug. 8 caused a brief rise in radiation levels in the nearby city of Severodvinsk. President Vladimir Putin later said the mishap occurred during testing of what he called promising new weapons systems.



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