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Study: Oil spill cleanup workers suffered chromosome damage, respiratory issues

Spanish fishermen who took part in a clean-up operation after the Prestige oil tanker spill in 2002 have shown symptoms of chromosomal damage and respiratory problems, a study released Tuesday said. The study, conducted by Spanish researchers between September 2004 and February 2005 on 501 fishermen who helped clean up…

Two killed in NATO tanker blast in Pakistan

QUETTA: Two people were killed and as many injured when a bomb exploded in an oil tanker in Chaman on Wednesday. The tanker was carrying fuel for Nato forces stationed in Afghanistan. A trader heading towards Afghanistan was burnt alive while a teenaged pedestrian died of burns in a hospital.…

Russian sailors left Somali pirates to die at sea

A group of Somali pirates captured by the Russian navy in the Gulf of Aden and then set free in a boat are most probably dead after failing to reach the shore, a Russian defence source said Tuesday. The 10 pirates were captured last week after seizing a Russian oil…

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