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Government 'may sanction chemical incapacitant use on rioters', scientists fear

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BBC man dies years after inhaling mustard gas during Iran-Iraq war

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Court refuses poison gas payout

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Neo-Nazi given 10 years for making chemical weapons

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White supremacist jailed over chemical weapon

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MoD asked Red Cross to look into Iraq birth defects

Letter reveals Government wanted charity to investigate claims following Fallujah attacks

Teenage racist convicted of terror charges

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'White supremacist plotted terror acts'

A teenage white supremacist was behind a neo-Nazi group that wanted to overthrow the Government, a court heard today.

Obama poised to soften US nuclear strike policy

The Obama administration is poised to adopt a new policy potentially restricting the nation's use of nuclear arms, US officials said, and hopes to persuade Russia to agree to mutual cuts in nuclear arsenals that go beyond the arms treaty both sides will sign this week.

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