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The United Nations International Maritime Organization, IMO has reported major progress on efforts to cut polluting and global warming emissions from ships, achieve more environmentally friendly recycling of vessels and prevent contamination from harmful organisms in ballast.
Scientists started on Monday reviewing some everyday and industrial chemicals used in such products as carpets and medical equipment to determine whether they should be added to a United Nations-backed major treaty banning hazardous chemicals.
A passenger plane has made an emergency landing in Western Australia after 40 people were injured following a sudden change in altitude, police have said.
This year's Nobel Prize in Medicine honors three Europeans who discovered viruses that cause deadly diseases, and whose findings have led to major medical advances.
Argentina joined a long list of Latinamerican countries which have banned the import of Chinese milk and related products such as sweets, chocolate bars, cookies, instant tea and coffee with powder milk, etc.
Chinese police have arrested 22 people suspected of producing melamine - the chemical found in milk products which have made thousands of babies ill. The arrests took place on 17 September, but were only reported widely on Monday evening.
British confectionary maker Cadbury said Monday it is recalling 11 types of Chinese-made chocolates found to contain melamine, as police in northern China raided a network accused of adding the banned chemical to milk.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting consumers that seven Mr. Brown instant coffee and milk tea products are being recalled by the Taiwanese company, King Car Food Industrial Co. Ltd., due to possible contamination with melamine. King Car Food Industrial Co. used a non-dairy creamer manufactured by Shandong Duqing Inc., China, which was found to be contaminated with melamine.
Given the ongoing crisis in China over melamine-contaminated powdered food which has hospitalized nearly 13,000 children, United Nations agencies urged countries to ensure the safe feeding of infants and to be on alert for the possible spread of tainted dairy products.
The mother of a Spanish man who died from mad cow disease also succumbed to the illness, announced on Thursday the Spanish Ministry of Health.