News Headlines - 02 September 2013

BBC News - Syria crisis: MPs 'right to reject military action' - BBC poll

Almost three-quarters of people believe MPs were right to reject UK military action in Syria, a poll commissioned by the BBC has suggested. The poll also suggested 72% did not think the move would damage the UK-US relationship - and two-thirds said they would not care if it did.

Government allowed export of nerve gas chemicals to Syria - Telegraph

The Government is to face questions over why a British company was allowed to export two chemicals capable of being used to make a nerve agent such as sarin to Syria.

BBC News - 'Sarin chemicals' export claim rejected by UK

The UK government has rejected newspaper claims chemicals exported from Britain after the uprising in Syria began could have been used in the production of agents such as sarin gas.

Japan’s Nuclear Watchdog Sees Ocean Dump for Fukushima Water - Bloomberg

Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s plan to manage radioactive water at its wrecked Fukushima plant may include a controlled discharge into the ocean once its toxicity is brought within legal limits, Japan’s nuclear regulator said. Nuclear Regulation Authority Chairman Shunichi Tanaka said today the ocean dump could be necessary as the country’s government prepares to present its plan for handling tainted water at the site that’s increasing by 400 tons a day.

Royal Mail threatened with post strike in six weeks - Telegraph

ROYAL Mail has been threatened with nationwide strike action by the Communication Workers Union which has demanded an “above inflation, no strings” pay deal guaranteed for 10 years.








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