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25,000 Killed, 500,000 Poisoned: Bhopal Demands Justice 30 Yrs After World’s Worst Chem Disaster – 3 December 2014

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Hundreds have marched through the city of Bhopal on the 30th anniversary of the world’s deadliest industrial disaster. People are demanding stricter punishments for those responsible and bigger compensation payments for those affected.

The protest march, which took place Wednesday, was preceded by a torch rally on the eve of the anniversary. Participants held pictures of victims and burned effigies of US corporation Dow Chemical.

In the early hours of December 3, 1984, 40 tons of toxic methyl isocyanate gas spewed out from the Bhopal pesticide factory and spread across the city, killing many thousands.

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500,000 People Ill With Mosquito-Borne Virus In Dominican Republic – 20 September 2014

RT logoThe mosquito virus chikungunya has left almost 500,000 people ill, and 109 of them are newborn babies, according to an official in the Dominican Republic hit by the disease.

The newborns contracted the illness from their mothers, who were ill while giving birth, Carmen Adames, the Health Ministry’s coordinator dealing with the outbreak, told AP. None of the children have died, she added.

The symptoms of the disease take three to seven days to appear, and include high fever, severe headaches and joint pain that can render a person virtually immobile for months. Research in the Indian Ocean islands has demonstrated that patients can suffer joint pains for as long as two years, depending on their age.

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