September 19, 2008 in Nation/World

Grocery chain pulls company’s milk

 

A major Hong Kong grocery chain is removing all liquid milk made by a leading Chinese dairy linked to a harmful chemical that has killed and sickened babies.

PARKnSHOP spokeswoman Pinky Chan said today that the supermarket chain is pulling from its shelves milk produced by Mengniu Dairy Group Co. She said the chain decided to act after mainland regulators found that milk sold by Mengniu and two other Chinese dairies contained the industrial chemical melamine.

Melamine-laced milk powder has been linked to the four infant deaths and illness in 6,200 others in China.

San’a, Yemen

Embassy attack death toll hits 11

The death toll in an attack on the U.S. Embassy here rose to 11 Thursday when a Yemeni civilian died of his injuries, security officials said. The U.S. State Department confirmed that the dead also included one American, an 18-year-old woman from New York.

The State Department said U.S. security experts and law enforcement officials were working with the Yemeni government in the probe. Investigators scrutinized shrapnel marks at the scene Thursday.

The attackers, some wearing military uniforms, used vehicle bombs, rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons in the assault but were unable to breach the walls of the compound. Six Yemeni security officials were among the dead. Six assailants also were killed.

The victim from New York, identified as Susan Elbaneh, a Yemeni American, had wed a Yemeni man in a traditional arranged marriage less than a month ago, her family in Lackawanna, N.Y., told U.S. news agencies and newspapers. She had traveled to Yemen in part to help her new husband obtain the U.S. approval he needed to come to the United States, her relatives said.

From wire reports


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