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At least 8 dead after 5.6 earthquake hits Iran

At least eight people are dead and thirty more injured after a 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit southern Iran, not far from the Bushehr nuclear power plant.

22 US nuclear bombs are stored in the Netherlands

Twenty-two US nuclear bombs are being kept in the Netherlands storeroom at the Volkel airbase in Brabant, admitted former Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers — backing up 2009 WikiLeaks evidence attesting to their existence.

Chatter: North Korea reboots nuclear reactor

North Korea takes its nuclear reactor out of storage, a fire at a Muslim school raises fears in Myanmar, Apple says sorry to China, and these were the April Fools that weren't.
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North Korea takes its nuclear reactor out of storage, a fire at a Muslim school raises fears in Myanmar, Apple says sorry to China, and these were the April Fools that weren't.
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Chatter: Iran won't talk nuclear to the US

Iran's supreme leader says no to direct talks with the US, the EU battles over its budget, and Japan is alarmed by David's anatomy.
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Iran's supreme leader says no to direct talks with the US, the EU battles over its budget, and Japan is alarmed by David's anatomy.
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Iran to speed up nuclear fuel production at Natanz enrichment plant

The next-generation machines are said to be capable of enriching uranium up to five times faster than the current rate.

Japan aims to be nuclear-free by 2040

Japan announced today that it would stop using nuclear power completely within 30 years, a major turn-around from the country that once planned to generate more than half its electricity from atomic sources. "We will use all possible political resources to realize the goal of having no nuclear plants operating by the end of the 2030s," a report by the government's energy and environmental committee states, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Chatter: Fukushima nuclear disaster was 'man-made'

Japan says human negligence made Fukushima the disaster it was, NATO trucks are on the move once more through Pakistan, and some cities are more liveable than others.
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Japan says human negligence made Fukushima the disaster it was, NATO trucks are on the move once more through Pakistan, and some cities are more liveable than others.
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Fukushima seafood goes on sale for first time since the meltdown

"I was filled with both uncertainty and hope today, but I was so happy when I found out the local supermarket had sold out by 3 p.m."

IAEA says Iran nuclear deal coming 'soon'

Negotiators have not yet agreed on everything, but the IAEA expects the "almost clean text" to be signed "quite soon."

Chatter: Worrying sights at North Korea's nuclear site

North Korea's nuclear site makes for a worrying sight, Egypt prepares for an historic presidential vote, and can Lady Gaga really call herself a bad girl now she's got the all-clear from the Philippines' morality police?
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North Korea's nuclear site makes for a worrying sight, Egypt prepares for an historic presidential vote, and can Lady Gaga really call herself a bad girl now she's got the all-clear from the Philippines' morality police?
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