A state of emergency has been introduced in the Siberian city of Irkutsk after at least 33 people died of alcohol poisoning as a result of consuming bath lotion.
Authorities said the product bore a label warning it is unsuitable for consumption, but the lotion was nonetheless "consumed like alcohol". Another 15 are gravely ill in hospitals in the city of Irkutsk. A probe into the incident is under way. The country has infamously struggled with managing alcoholism, and poisonings involved cheap surrogate alcohol are a regular occurrence, but the Irkutsk case is the deadliest such incident in years.
Hawthorn bath lotion was available at about 100 outlets in Irkutsk.
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who wants to challenge President Vladimir Putin in Russia's 2018 elections, said alcohol poisoning from surrogate sources is a worse problem than terrorism, citing poverty and corruption as the root causes.
The Russian Government has called for an end to sales of the infusion and similar products containing alcohol, and also called for tighter regulation of the alcohol market in the wake of the deaths.
The increase in surrogate alcohols comes as Russian Federation battles a recession due to Western sanctions and a nosedive in oil prices, the AP reported.
Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev has said he's considering legislation to control the sale of such products and tougher punishment for those selling them illegally.
The junior has yet to declare for the NFL Draft, but it would be a shock if he made a decision to return to College Station. Any way you slice it, the Cleveland Browns understand that they need to add a quarterback this offseason.
Yet when Trump stood up to discuss this at a December 1 meeting, Jones recalled, "For whatever reason, he lied his ass off". On the other hand, GOP strategist Ron Bonjean said Trump is staying true to what got him elected.
From here, snapping photos or creating videos should be much smoother, and once you have your shot, editing is also made easier. Facebook will change the design periodically to notify you about seasonal holiday events and new effects that have been added.
There have been very few occasions where we have created so many chances as we did against a very good Arsenal side. The referee played the advantage, allowing the Arsenal youngster to wrap up the points with a right-foot finish.
The Messages app gets new Love and Celebration effects, while also fixing an issue that stopped the keyboard from displaying. Other than that, it was fairly unexciting. iOS 10 .2 is available to download now, by visiting the Settings menu.
Microsoft has clearly showed its intention regarding the Adobe Flash Player once the Windows 10 Creator's Update will be released. The Windows 10 Anniversary Update introduced a very welcome change to Microsoft Edge, the operating system's default browser.
Let us know in the comments (below)! Unlike in previous weeks, Trump didn't tweet his criticism of the show. Trump appoints these people specifically to undermine the very agencies they head", Tapper says.
British Airways says cabin crew to strike over Christmas
From 23 December, "pilot goodwill" will be removed, which could mean some flights not being covered, the PPU said. According to the United union, which represents these crew members, the strike could be held on December 22.
Google Gboard keyboard app Arrives For Android
Last May, Google released the Google Keyboard for iOS users that lets them perform a search without opening the Google iOS app. It is never too late, after seven months Android users can enjoy the fancy keyboard and ditch the old Google keyboard.
Get Your Brand On Facebook Live Now
Ease of use is the name of the game here, as Instagram has made broadcasting a live video as straightforward as possible. How is the new Instagram Live different from Facebook's own live video feature? Facebook's Live Videos are pretty cool.
Opec and non-members reach deal on output cut
Among the non-Opec countries attending the meeting were Azerbaijan, Oman, Mexico , Malaysia, Sudan, South Sudan and Bahrain. The 558,000 barrels per day cut was lower than the target of 600,000 that the cartel had envisioned for non-OPEC countries.