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2008-08-20 06:00:08

Text of report in English by Polish national independent news agency PAP Warsaw, 20 August: Poland is one of the USA's best friends, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday after a meeting with President Lech Kaczynski. Rice described the day on which the two sides were signing the deal on placing 10 missile defence interceptors in Poland as "a historic day". The base will help deal with the new threats of the 21st century, with threats posed by missiles from such...

2008-07-10 21:00:05

By Ali Akbar Dareini TEHRAN, Iran - Iran test-fired nine missiles Wednesday, including ones capable of hitting Israel, making a dramatic show of its readiness to strike back if the United States or Israel attacks it over its nuclear program. The launches sparked strong U.S criticism and a jump in oil prices - underlining fears Iran might seal off the Strait of Hormuz, the Gulf waterway through which 40 percent of the world's crude passes, if military conflict does break out. The tests...

2008-06-28 18:02:27

Tokyo, June 28 (Jiji Press)--The Defense Ministry will launch a new office on Tuesday for studying a possibility of introducing various defense satellites and measures to ensure the safety of Japanese ships, it was learned Saturday. The decision came on the heels of the enactment of a law aimed at protecting Japan's maritime interests and another allowing the country to use space for defense purposes. The laws passed the Diet, Japan's parliament, in April 2007 and May this year,...

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2007-11-01 12:00:00

By JULIE CARR SMYTH COLUMBUS, Ohio - Paul Tibbets, who piloted the B-29 bomber Enola Gay that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, died Thursday. He was 92 and insisted almost to his dying day that he had no regrets about the mission and slept just fine at night. Tibbets died at his Columbus home, said Gerry Newhouse, a longtime friend. He suffered from a variety of health problems and had been in decline for two months. Tibbets had requested no funeral and no headstone, fearing it would...

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2007-01-17 09:35:00

LONDON -- The world has nudged closer to a nuclear apocalypse and environmental disaster, a trans-Atlantic group of prominent scientists warned Wednesday, pushing the hand of its symbolic Doomsday Clock two minutes closer to midnight. It was the fourth time since the end of the Cold War that the clock has ticked forward, this time from 11:53 to 11:55, amid fears over what the scientists are describing as "a second nuclear age" prompted largely by atomic standoffs with Iran and North Korea....

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2006-12-12 00:15:00

By ALICIA CHANG SAN FRANCISCO - Some of the scientists who first advanced the controversial "nuclear winter" theory more than two decades ago have come up with another bleak forecast: Even a regional nuclear war would devastate the environment. Using modern climate and population models, researchers estimated that a small-scale nuclear conflict between two warring nations would cause 3 million to 17 million immediate casualties and lead to a marked cooldown of the planet that could lead to...

2006-09-02 01:24:26

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea accused the United States on Saturday of provoking war by carrying out an anti-missile test over the Pacific and holding military drills with South Korean forces on the divided peninsula. The U.S. military shot down a dummy warhead over the Pacific on Friday in what it called a "huge step" in the development of an anti-missile shield activated in July to guard against missiles test-fired by North Korea. The North's Committee for Peaceful Reunification of...

2006-08-27 20:41:22

By Kristin Roberts FAIRBANKS, Alaska (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Sunday warned North Korea may pose a threat as a weapons seller to terrorists and that America would consider taking the nuclear warheads off intercontinental ballistic missiles so they could be used against terrorists. Rumsfeld, in Alaska to visit a missile defense installation weeks after Pyongyang test-fired a long-range missile believed capable of reaching the United States, said North...

2006-08-27 17:58:18

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (Reuters) - The Pentagon is considering a plan to replace the nuclear warheads on some intercontinental ballistic missiles with conventional weapons for preemptive strikes against terrorists, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Sunday. "The United States is looking into the possibility of taking a relatively small number of our ballistic missiles and taking a nuclear weapon off and putting a conventional weapon on," Rumsfeld told reporters after a meeting...

2006-08-05 20:31:26

By Issei Kato HIROSHIMA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people from around the world gathered in Hiroshima on Sunday to pray for peace and urge the world to abandon nuclear weapons on the 61st anniversary of the first atomic bombing. In an annual ritual to mourn the more than 220,000 people who ultimately died from the blast, a crowd including survivors, children and dignitaries gathered at the Peace Memorial Park, near ground zero where the bomb was dropped. "Radiation, heat,...


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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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