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2005-10-07 02:42:48

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Japanese survivors of the 1945 atomic bombs, U.S. campaigners to dismantle Soviet-era atomic weapons and the United Nations nuclear watchdog were touted as front-runners for the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Sixty years after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, last-minute tips were that the secretive committee would honor work to contain nuclear weapons when it announces its choice from a record list of 199 candidates. Other...

2005-10-06 17:39:08

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog, U.S. campaigners to dismantle Soviet-era atomic weapons and Japanese survivors of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombs were touted as frontrunners for the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Sixty years after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, experts say the secretive five-member committee seems most likely to reward work to contain nuclear weapons in picking from a record list of 199 candidates. Committee chairman...

2005-09-17 09:19:25

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, highlighting the growing threat of the spread of nuclear weapons and terrorism, warned the world on Saturday of the dangers of "diplomatic brinkmanship." He was addressing the U.N. General Assembly session hours before Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was to unveil new proposals intended to ally international suspicions about Tehran's secretive nuclear program. The global consensus underlying the nuclear...

2005-09-13 13:59:48

BERLIN (Reuters) - Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov warned the United States on Tuesday against any change of its defense doctrine to allow pre-emptive use of atomic weapons, saying it would prompt others to seek nuclear arms. A draft revision of the U.S. Defense Department's nuclear operations doctrine was made available at the weekend, outlining the use of nuclear weapons to pre-empt an enemy's attack with weapons of mass destruction. "Lowering the threshold for use of atomic...

2005-08-05 16:35:00

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent CHANTILLY, Va. and a loaded weight of 140,000 pounds (63,500 kilograms) dominates a hangar filled with historic military and civil aircraft, ranging from a Japanese kamikaze plane to the first passenger jet to the supersonic Concorde. Air Force veteran Greg Culpepper, 55, a tourist from North Carolina, said he had no doubt that President Harry Truman did the right thing 60 years ago. "If it hadn't been for Truman dropping that bomb, just think of how many...

2005-08-05 13:24:23

VIENNA (Reuters) - The carnage wrought by the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 60 years ago demonstrates the need to eliminate nuclear weapons for the sake of human survival, the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Friday. Speaking at an event in Vienna to mark the anniversaries of the bombings, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Mohamed ElBaradei said the passage of time should not let the world forget how devastating nuclear weapons are. "It has always been...

2005-07-16 18:38:25

By Steve Shoup TRINITY SITE, New Mexico (Reuters) - Hundreds of people gathered in a U.S. Army base in the New Mexico desert on Saturday to quietly mark the anniversary of the first test of an atomic bomb 60 years ago, where a black obelisk marks the first Ground Zero. On July 16, 1945, the first nuclear bomb was tested at the Trinity Site, now on White Sands Missile Range in central New Mexico. Less than a month later, World War II ended after the U.S. military dropped two such bombs on...

2005-07-06 08:18:13

By Louis Charbonneau VIENNA (Reuters) - Recent intelligence reports accuse North Korea of secretly helping Iran develop its nuclear program, raising fresh concerns about Pyongyang's nuclear proliferation and Tehran's atomic intentions. The United States and the European Union fear Iran is using its nuclear energy program as a front to develop nuclear weapons and have called on Iran to cease all sensitive atomic work. Tehran says its program is peaceful and refuses to give up its sovereign...

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2005-07-06 08:15:00

VIENNA (Reuters) -- Recent intelligence reports accuse North Korea of secretly helping Iran develop its nuclear program, raising fresh concerns about Pyongyang's nuclear proliferation and Tehran's atomic intentions. The United States and the European Union fear Iran is using its nuclear energy program as a front to develop nuclear weapons and have called on Iran to cease all sensitive atomic work. Tehran says its program is peaceful and refuses to give up its sovereign right to a full atomic...

2005-06-27 09:57:11

By Linda Sieg SAIPAN (Reuters) - Japanese Emperor Akihito began apilgrimage to the site of one of World War II's most decisivebattles on Monday to pay tribute to those who died in aconflict that still haunts Tokyo's ties with Asian neighbors,60 years after its end. The journey to the U.S. territory of Saipan -- the first byAkihito outside Japan to mourn war dead -- coincides with achill in Tokyo's ties with China and South Korea, where manyfeel Japan has not owned up to its wartime...


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Nuclear Fallout
2013-04-01 10:26:30

Nuclear fallout, or just simply fallout, known also as Black Rain, is the residual radioactive material that is propelled into the upper atmosphere after a nuclear black or a nuclear reaction that is conducted in an unshielded facility. It is so called because it "fall out" of the sky after the explosion and the shock wave have passed. It most commonly refers to the radioactive dust and ash that is created when a nuclear weapon explodes, but such dust can also come from a damaged nuclear...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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