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October 30, 2018 12:37 AM Chocolate: Origins of delicacy pushed back in time

Chocolate has been a delicacy for much longer than previously thought. Botanical evidence shows the plant from which chocolate is made was first grown for food more than 5,000 years ago in the Amazon rainforest. Chemical residues found on ancient pottery suggest cocoa was used as a food, drink or medicine by indigenous people living in what is now Ecuador 15

October 15, 2018 3:41 AM UK faces ‘UNPARALLELED’ risk from nuclear and chemical weapons, says MoD report

THE UK is facing an “unparalleled” threat due to more and more countries developing nuclear weapons as well as the ignoring on chemical weapons bans, according to a new report. He said: “This report makes clear that we are living in a world becoming rapidly more dangerous.” According to the Future Starts Today, the world has reached a very critical point 11

October 6, 2018 1:55 PM WW3 FEARS: 'GENUINE DANGER' of Putin launching THIS shock attack – ex-UK envoy to Russia

There is a "genuine danger" of Russia instigating a global war, according to the former UK ambassador to Russia, with Vladimir Putin on the edge of a "major confrontation". Vladimir Putin's threats to the West could quickly spiral out of control and unleash a catastrophic world war, according to the former UK ambassador to Russia. Speaking to John Humphrys 12

September 29, 2018 7:36 AM Bournemouth nightclub EVACUATED in ‘tear gas’ attack

FORTY people were treated by paramedics after a suspected CS gas attack inside a nightclub on university freshers’ week. "Following a decision by management of the premises to evacuate, around 40 people were treated by the ambulance service for minor effects, such as shortness of breath and stinging eyes. Management evacuated the club on Fir Vale Road, with the event 14

September 29, 2018 7:00 AM Dozens treated after 'tear gas' dispersed in Bournemouth nightclub

Police say "some type of irritant, possibly CS spray" was released during a hip-hop gig at Cameo nightclub in Bournemouth. Cameo nightclub in Bournemouth was evacuated at 2am after a number of revellers complained of shortness of breath and itchy eyes. One person was taken to hospital as a precaution, while South West Ambulance Service initially said 20 patients 16

September 26, 2018 9:47 PM 'We WILL respond' May fires warning shot at Russia in chemical weapons row

THERESA May has warned Russia the international community will take tough action against Vladimir Putin’s regime and its allies if they continue to use weapons of mass destruction. In a uncompromising speech to the UN Security Council chaired by US President Donald Trump, Mrs May attacked Russia’s use of a nerve agent in Salisbury against former spy Sergei 10

September 23, 2018 11:19 PM Will organic revolution boost farming in India?

In 2016, Sikkim, a small state in India’s northeast, was declared the country's first fully organic state. Since then, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has been trying to promote chemical-free farming across the country. It’s been nearly half a century since the "Green Revolution" introduced modern farming techniques that included the use of pesticides 19

September 20, 2018 1:28 PM London hotel on LOCKDOWN after 'gas leak' fears

A MAJOR London street has been evacuated due to a suspected “chlorine leak”. Kensington High Street has been sealed off by fire and police officials. Fire officials later said they "found nothing" after being called to the scene. A spokesman said: "Around 20 firefighters were called to the accidental spillage of a cleaning agent at a hotel on Kensington 15

September 17, 2018 2:13 AM UK spies help THWART Russian plot against Swiss chemical and biological WEAPONS laboratory

BRITISH and Dutch spies helped defeat a Russian plot reportedly targeting a chemical and biological weapons laboratory in Switzerland, according to the country’s security services, as tensions rise over the Salisbury poisonings. Swiss intelligence said it worked with British and Dutch support to foil a major Russian plot. According to Swiss and Dutch 17

September 7, 2018 11:05 PM Former Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman dies

Former Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman dies WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman, who served under President George W. Bush, has died. Bodman, a chemical engineer and businessman, also was deputy secretary of both Treasury and Commerce in the Bush administration. He was energy chief in Bush's second term, from 2005 to 2009. Bush said in a statement 4