Texas woman sentenced to 18 years for threatening Obama

A 35-year-old woman was today sentenced to 18 years in prison for sending poisonous ricin-laced letters to US President Barack Obama and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Australian jailed for poisoning daughter to get attention on Facebook

An Australian woman who deliberately poisoned her four-year-old daughter with cancer drugs then detailed the girl`s "fight for life" on Facebook to garner attention for herself was Wednesday jailed for six years.

100 taken ill after consuming food at wedding

At least 100 people, including 45 children, were taken ill after consuming contaminated food during a marriage ceremony in Mehandi-Parwa village, police said here today.

20 people hospitalised for suspected poisoning in Hyderabad

Around 20 persons including women and children were hospitalised for suspected food-poisoning after they ate pizzas and burgers from a bakery at Hafeezbabanagar area here, civic and police officials said today.

Viscera must be sent to FSL in cases of death due to poisoning

SC has directed that in all cases of death due to suspected poisoning, the investigating agencies must send the viscera samples of the deceased to forensic laboratory for examination.

Sunanda Pushkar died of poisoning; SDM tells police to `probe murder or suicide angle`

Sunanda Pushkar, the wife of minister Shashi Tharoor, died of poisoning, says a report of the SDM probing her death.

Woman feeds poison to children; commits suicide

40-year-old woman allegedly mixed poison in noodles and fed her 4 children, before consuming it herself, after a scuffle with her alcoholic husband in Muradnagar area here this afternoon, police said.

Russian experts rule out radiation poisoning in Arafat death

Russian forensic experts studying the remains of Yasser Arafat today said the Palestinian leader died a natural death, ruling out radiation poisoning.

Yasser Arafat death: Widow in doubt as French experts rule out poisoning

As the mystery over what caused Yasser Arafat`s death continues to baffle, the late Palestinian icon`s widow has raised question over the French findings that rule out any poisoning theories.

French experts rule out Arafat poisoning: Source

French experts have ruled out a theory that Yasser Arafat was killed by poisoning, a source close to the investigation into the Palestinian leader`s 2004 death said.

Five die in Odisha poisoning incident

The death toll in suspected "poisoning" incident in the town mounted to five on Tuesday with the death of two more family members during treatment at hospital.

Amid poison claims, ex-Brazil president exhumed

The remains of Joao Goulart, ousted as Brazilian president ahead of the 1964-85 military dictatorship, were exhumed to determine if he was poisoned.

Poachers poison Zimbabwe water body, kill 41 elephants

Poachers in a major Zimbabwean national park killed 41 elephants by poisoning with deadly chemical cyanide the pools the animals drank from, a media report said.

Woman commits suicide after poisoning two sons

A woman allegedly poisoned her two small children before committing suicide in Biralpur village in Pawara area here.

Indian-origin nurse on trial for poisoning boss

An Indian-origin nurse is on trial in the UK over charges that she attempted to "poison" her boss by spiking her coffee with mercury amalgam used in dental fillings.

African vultures at risk of poisoning

Vultures in Africa are now at risk of getting poisoned through cattle carcasses containing anti-inflammatory drugs, warns a British study.

Three die after consuming spurious liquor in UP

Three persons died after allegedly consuming spurious liquor in Jorinagla village in the district, police said.

Arafat`s remains exhumed for poison test, reburied

After the international specials collecting the samples, the iconic Palestinian leader’s remains will be reburied with full military honours, officials said.

Girl consumes poison mistaking it as cough syrup

In a tragic incident, a six-year-old girl died after consuming poison mistaking it to be cough syrup, police said on Tuesday.

Five students arrested for killing classmate

Five engineering students were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly killing their classmate last year.