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Navalny Detained as He Arrives Back in Russia

Kremlin critic had been recovering in Germany from poisoning

(Newser) - Alexei Navalny, a leading Kremlin political opponent, was taken into custody Sunday just after returning to Russia from Germany, where he was recovering from a poisoning . Navalny had just told journalists in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport: "This is the best day in the past five months. Everyone is asking...

Wife Allegedly Caught Poisoning Husband's Coffee

The NYC woman used roach killer, officials say

(Newser) - A 70-year-old New York City woman is facing charges after officials say she was recorded on video attempting to slip her husband roach poison. Per a Queens District Attorney's office release , Suncha Tinerva is seen on surveillance footage "squeezing a white powdery substance from a bottle with a...

Navalny Going Back to Dangerous Territory

Opposition leader could face jail with Sunday arrival in Russia

(Newser) - Now almost fully recovered from Novichok poisoning, Alexei Navalny is ready to head home. The Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption activist said Wednesday that he had purchased a plane ticket that would see him return to his home country from Germany, where he's been recovering since August, on Sunday....

Gaming Tycoon Is Dead After Poisoning

Lin Qi of Yoozoo, known for its 'Game of Thrones' title, allegedly killed by employee

(Newser) - His video game company made a fortune from the Game of Thrones franchise, and now the Chinese billionaire has been murdered in a Thrones-like plot. The victim is Lin Qi, 39, who died on Christmas Day after being poisoned, reports the Guardian . Lin founded the video games company Yoozoo in...

Putin Says Agents 'Would've Finished the Job' With Navalny

Russian president blames US for reports implicating FSB

(Newser) - A hit squad employed by Russia's Federal Security Service shadowed Alexei Navalny on numerous trips before poisoning the opposition activist with Russian-made nerve agent Novichok in August, according to a joint investigation by CNN and Bellingcat . This week's reports, based on the agents' mobile phone data and other...

Russia May Have Tried Second Poisoning

Doctor suspected of administering a second dose while Alexei Navalny was in Omsk

(Newser) - When an airline pilot made an emergency landing in the Siberian city of Omsk, an ambulance crew quickly gave Alexei Navalny a poison antidote. The opponent of the Russian government had become ill on the flight. "That atropine saved his life," a British army official said. But the...

Navalny Describes What Novichok Poisoning Feels Like

'The brain understands that this is the end'

(Newser) - Alexei Navalny felt no pain. Still, he knew he was close to death when he collapsed on a plane in August— the result of poisoning with a previously unknown type of Novichok, the Russian-developed nerve agent. "I've compared it to being touched by a Dementor in a Harry ...

Navalny Aide: This Was 'an Attempt to Kill,' Not to Scare

Doctors say the still-unconscious Russian opposition leader is slowly starting to improve

(Newser) - As more pieces of the puzzle behind Alexei Navalny's sickness come together , some good news out of Germany, where he's hospitalized. The doctors treating the 44-year-old Russian opposition leader say he's still on a ventilator and in a medically induced coma in the ICU after likely being...

Tests on Navalny Called 'Jigsaw Piece in the Puzzle'

German hospital says tests show Russian opposition leader was poisoned

(Newser) - A hospital in Germany has contradicted Russian doctors who claimed there was no sign opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned. Berlin's Charité hospital, which began treating the 44-year-old on Saturday , says there are signs he was poisoned, the BBC reports. In a statement, the hospital said that while the...

Germany: 'Certain Likelihood' Navalny Was Poisoned

Tests in Berlin are still underway as Russian opposition leader remains unconscious

(Newser) - Now that he's safely in Berlin , a seriously ill Alexei Navalny is being treated and monitored by doctors, and now the German government is saying the 44-year-old Russian opposition leader needs police protection, as it seems fairly clear what happened to put him in this state. "Because one...

Critically Ill Navalny Gets OK to Be Flown From Russia to Berlin

Russian doctors at first refused family's request to let him be transported, saying he was too sick

(Newser) - Alexei Navalny is headed to Germany. The family of the 44-year-old Russian opposition leader— in a coma and on a ventilator in a hospital's intensive care unit in Omsk after what allies suspect was a poisoning on Thursday—had wanted Navalny to be transferred to a clinic in Berlin,...

Cops: Man Poisoned Homeless People, Filmed Reactions

The crime 'shocks the conscience,' police say

(Newser) - A California man is accused of poisoning at least eight homeless people in a crime that "shocks the conscience," authorities say. William Robert Cable, 38, and a juvenile male relative allegedly gave victims food laced with oleoresin capsicum, the main ingredient in pepper spray, and recorded them having...

Accidents Involving Cleaning Products Are Way Up

In the rush to disinfect, 'common sense can take a back seat'

(Newser) - Americans are spending much more time cleaning and using a lot more cleaning products than they did before the pandemic—and some of them are unaware that mixing bleach with ammonia or vinegar can create chlorine gas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says calls to poison hotlines about...

Police: 5 Newborns Poisoned in Same Ward

German authorities are poised to charge nurse with attempted manslaughter

(Newser) - Doctors were stumped when five babies struggled to breathe at a German hospital. Then came urine tests, a police probe, and a painful find: breast milk mixed with morphine in a syringe in a nurse's locker at the University Hospital of Ulm. Now the nurse has been arrested and...

Victim Dies 4 Years After His Sandwich Was Poisoned

German victim's co-worker poisoned his work lunches

(Newser) - A young man in Germany has died four years after he fell into a coma when a co-worker poisoned the sandwiches he brought to work for lunch, the AP reports. The state court in Bielefeld, which convicted the suspect in the case last year, confirmed the death on Thursday, German...

Double Tragedy in Texas: 'One Gasp and That's It'

Parents die in poisonous gas leak, 2 young kids are OK

(Newser) - A mother and father in Texas died one after the other in a poisonous gas leak, which their two young children thankfully survived. Aghorn Energy employee Jacob Dean was first called to check on a pump house in Odessa around 11pm Saturday, says the Ector County Sheriff's Office. Some...

Police Say Woman Killed 6 Relatives Over 14 Years

Woman in India was motivated by greed, police say

(Newser) - India has been transfixed by a case involving an alleged serial killer with an incongruous name. Police say Jolly Thomas, 47, has admitted poisoning six relatives with cyanide over a 14-year period, the Guardian reports. She was present at the deaths of all six victims, who had consumed food or...

EPA Makes Contentious Decision on 'Cyanide Bombs'

Trump administration reauthorizes M-44 traps to kill predator wildlife

(Newser) - The Environmental Protection Agency has just reupped authorization of a controversial device designed to protect livestock from predators, but which critics call a "safety menace" against other animals and humans. CBS News reports the EPA has given the green light for the USDA's Wildlife Services, as well as...

Woman Connected Illnesses to Her Husband's Coffee

Brian Kozlowski of Michigan sentenced after video showed poisoning

(Newser) - A woman living near Detroit noticed that the days she felt tired and ill coincided with the days her husband made her coffee. So she hid cameras in the kitchen. When she watched the video, she moved out. Brian Kozlowski, 46, pleaded guilty to poisoning his wife's coffee and...

'Unexplained Phone Call' Raises Eyebrows in Skripal Case

Authorities say 2 Russian suspects may have received a 'signal'

(Newser) - The poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal just slathered another layer of mystery on. The Guardian reports Anatoliy Chepiga and Alexander Mishkin, the two Russians suspected of attacking the father and daughter in Salisbury, England, in March 2018 with a Novichok nerve agent, may have had some off-site assistance. Investigators...

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