Mild chemical agents are used for cases similar to the Tottenham riots

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

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Court refuses poison gas payout

A Tokyo court rejected compensation claims yesterday by a group of Chinese plaintiffs who suffered a death and ill health when construction workers broke open several barrels of poison gas abandoned by Japanese troops in the Second World War.

Neo-Nazi given 10 years for making chemical weapons

A white supremacist who became the first person to be sentenced for producing a chemical weapon was jailed for 10 years yesterday. Ian Davison, 41, made enough ricin to kill nine people and kept it in a jar in his kitchen for two years.

White supremacist jailed over chemical weapon

A white supremacist who became the first person to be sentenced for producing a chemical weapon was jailed for 10 years today.

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

A teenage white supremacist was convicted today of three counts of possessing terror documents.

'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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Blair: Iraq war was right even without WMD

Tony Blair said he believes it still would have been right to have invaded Iraq even if it was known then that Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction.

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