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AseanPlus News 11 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

China-North Korea highway port opens

BEIJING: A Chinese city has opened a new border crossing with North Korea – fitted with radiation detectors – even as talks between Washington and Pyongyang have languished over disagreements for nuclear sanctions relief.

China 19 Jan 2018 | 5:48 AM

China preps for North Korea crisis

DANDONG: China has ramped up security along its border with North Korea, installing new surveillance cameras, deploying extra security forces and operating radiation detectors as it braces for a potential crisis.

World 06 Dec 2017 | 4:48 PM

Chinese state media tells readers how to survive a nuclear attack

BEIJING (Reuters) - A state-run newspaper in northeastern China's Jilin city, near the border with North Korea, on Wednesday published a page of "common sense" advice on how readers can protect themselves from a nuclear weapons attack or explosion.

World 11 May 2016 | 12:20 AM

Obama to make historic visit to Hiroshima during Asia trip

WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Barack Obama will become the first U.S. president to visit Hiroshima in Japan later this month, but he will not apologise for the United States' dropping of an atomic bomb on the city at the end of World War Two, the White House said on Tuesday.

World 03 Feb 2016 | 2:11 AM

U.N. ready to irradiate mosquito sperm to combat Zika virus

VIENNA (Reuters) - A new method to render male mosquitoes infertile by nuclear radiation could help reduce populations of the insect carrying the Zika virus that is linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil, the U.N. atomic agency said on Tuesday.

World 01 Sep 2015 | 3:30 AM

Fukushima-related child cancers unlikely to rise - IAEA

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - An increase in thyroid cancer among children is unlikely after the meltdown at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant four years ago, but it remains unclear exactly how much radiation children in the vicinity of the plant were exposed to, the United Nations' nuclear watchdog said in a report released on Monday.

Environment 03 Aug 2015 | 7:00 AM

Nuclear refugees in Japan are wondering if it is safe to go home

Evacuation order will be lifted soon but residents are still unsure if the radiation from the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant makes it safe for them to return.

AseanPlus News 18 Jul 2015 | 3:07 PM

Hong Kong comic artist goes global with story of Blur

Hong Kong (AFP) - When Britpop legends Blur released an album inspired by Hong Kong one local artist got the chance to tell the band's story in pictures, suddenly finding a global audience for his politically charged representations of the city.

World 09 Mar 2015 | 4:10 PM

Fukushima residents torn over nuclear waste storage plan

OKUMA, Japan (Reuters) - Norio Kimura lost his wife, father and 7-year-old daughter Yuna in the March 2011 tsunami.

People 29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 AM

Fukushima refugees will never go home: Atsushi Funahashi's 'Nuclear Nation'

More than three years after the Fukushima meltdown, Japan's nuclear refugees remain stuck in cramped emergency quarters and facing a sinking reality.