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Fallout from France's 1960 atomic bomb tests hit southern Europe

Way back on February 13, 1960, France tested its first atomic bomb, "Gerboise Bleue" (Blue Jerboa). Declassified documents released recently show that radiation from the test in the Algerian Sahara desert reached much further than they said at the time.

South Korean troops kill man trying to swim to North Korea

The South Korean military shot and killed a man who was trying to swim across a river to North Korea Monday. The man had reportedly ignored multiple warnings to turn around.

North Korea nullifies peace treaty with South Korea

After weeks of threatening to end a peace pact with the South Koreans, the North Koreans have followed through with their threat, ending all non-aggression acts with the South.

North Korea threatens US with 'pre-emptive' nuclear strike

As the United Nations meets to consider further sanctions against North Korea, Pyongyang has once again upped the ante, this time threatening the United States with a 'pre-emptive' nuclear attack.

N. Korean nuclear test suspected after 4.9 magnitude earthquake

Pyongyang - South Korea's defense ministry says North Korea appears to have conducted a nuclear test on Tuesday. The announcement came after 4.9 magnitude seismic activity was registered by the US Geological Survey.

N Korea says it is no longer bound by nuclear test moratorium

Pyongyang - In retaliation to the UN criticism of North Korea's failed satellite launch, Pyongyang has announced that it is "no longer bound to" its deal with the USA.

Controversial North Korean rocket readied for launch

Amidst accusations that it may be preparing for a nuclear test North Korea has readied its Unha-3 rocket for launch. The launch, intended to put a satellite into orbit, is scheduled for between 12th and 16th April.

Bikini atoll residents denied compensation for nuclear tests

During the Cold War the Marshall Island atolls of Bikini and Enewetak were used for multiple nuclear tests. The Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled that compensation for resultant illnesses and birth defects will not be forthcoming.

China’s nuclear tests allegedly caused 190k deaths

New research suggests that Chinese nuclear tests might have killed up to 190,000 people over 32 years. Now ailing survivors are demanding government compensation for their terrible fate caused due to China’s irresponsible persuasion of atomic bomb.

New hope as North Korea talks resume

A new round of six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear programme has begun in Beijing.
 

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