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US: Syria Must Safeguard Chemical Weapons

Posted July 13th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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The United States says the international community will hold Syrian officials accountable if they fail to meet their duty to safeguard the country’s stockpiles of chemical weapons. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says the U.S. has repeatedly warned Syria it is obligated to protect those weapons. Nuland made her comments after a prominent U.S. newspaper […]

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Major Fire Engulfs Texas Chemical Plant, Nearby Schools Evacuated

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A major fire has engulfed an industrial plant in the U.S. state of Texas, sending large plumes of potentially toxic smoke into the sky. The fire broke out Monday at a chemical plant south of Dallas. Local authorities said all workers had evacuated. They appealed to neighboring communities for additional firefighters to help battle the […]

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