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Report says Johnson & Johnson knew about asbestos

It's claimed that for decades the company was aware its talcum powder was tainted.

Shares in the US pharmaceutical giant plunged by more than ten per cent following the claims made by Reuters. The company's lawyers say its baby powder is safe and asbestos-free and the allegations are "one-sided, false and inflammatory". Also: sporadic violations of the ceasefire in the Yemeni port of Hodeidah; and Egypt's Mohamed Salah wins BBC African Footballer of the Year.

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