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A US $131 million-suit has been slapped on pharmaceutical giant Glaxo by 400 former patients. They claim that between 1944 and 1987, Myodil, a medical dye used in spinal x-rays, caused severe side

With HIV spreading fast in some Third World nations, these countries have decided to end months of uncertainity by opting for vaccine trials rejected by the US

Their recent patch up was heartening, but Israel's water supply to a parched Jordan is a frustrating dribble

A severe oil spill in the Russian arctics has bulldozed the environment and created resentment among the local people. As the government reels under its aftermath, the World Bank offers Russia a loan to mop up the spill

High-altitude cleaning efforts in the Khumbu region of Nepal have made trekking more pleasurable now, reports Himal. The Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) is supervising a programme that

Now Americans can windowshop to glory without stepping out of their homes. Shopping Network (HSN) and America Online Inc (AOL), the 2 front-runners in the television retailing and computer-networking

Yet another burning oil slick, the third-largest reported in history, threatens the ecologically-fragile Arctic. The 60,000-tonne slick in the Russian province of Komi has reportedly originated from

Tourism is dealing a body blow to the Maldivian government's waste management, as it leads to piling up of garbage every year. LTU, a Germah airline, has offered help in an innovative way. As

A British chemical company, Thor Holdings, has been hauled up to the London High Court by 2 workers in South Africa suffering from severe mercury poisoning, and by the family of a man who died from

Central Asian states wrangle over water use, even as the world's 4th largest inland waterbody dries up