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Pakistani cricket legend-turned politician Imran Khan addresses the crowd during a rally against the U.S. drone strikes in Pakistani tribal areas, Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Peshawar, Pakistan. News
Pakistanis Rally Against Drone Strikes, Block NATO Supply Route
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - - The main supply route for NATO troops in Afghanistan was temporarily closed on Sunday after thousands of people blocked a key highway in Pakistan to protest against U.S. drone strikes, officials said. The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul,...
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Natural Disasters?
Floods, earthquakes, landslides: 2011 is a year of disasters. Bill McKibben asks: are we to blame? Plus, survivors tell their tales
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'Worse Than Chernobyl': When the Fukushima Meltdown Hits Groundwater
Fukushima is going to dwarf Chenobyl . The Japanese government has had a level 7 nuclear disaster going for almost a week but won’t admit it. The disaster is occurring the opposite way than Chernobyl, which exploded and stopped the reaction. At Fukushima, the reactions are getting worse. I suspect...
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Explosion at Bus Stop in Central Jerusalem; 25 Reported Wounded
An bomb tied to a telephone pole exploded Wednesday at a crowded bus stop outside the International Convention Center in Jerusalem, just opposite the central station. At least 25 people were wounded in the incident, four of them seriously. All of the casualties have been evacuated to the Hadassah...
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On Hope and Belief: The Far East, the Mid-West, and the Middle East
From the Middle East to the Mid-West and all the way to the Far East, the world is facing a series of serious questions about the future of human society. In the Middle East, the cry is for human liberty and dignity, pitted against brutal repression and authoritarian rule. In the Mid-West, the...
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Can U.S. Nuclear Plants Handle a Major Natural Disaster?
'We do not believe the safety standards for U.S. nuclear reactors are enough to protect the public today'
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Japan’s Nuclear Nightmare: The Price of Technological Optimism
We all make mistakes
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In this Sept. 2010 photo, an operator works at Unit 3 reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture (state) in Japan. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said Sunday, March 13, 2011 that a hydrogen explosion could occur at Unit 3 of the nuclear complex, the reactor that could be melting down. That would follow a blast the day before in the power plant's Unit 1, as operators attempted to prevent a meltdown by injecting sea water into it. News
Japan Frantic to Avert Multiple Nuclear Meltdowns
New explosion rocks stricken Japan nuclear plant
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Participants of a huge anti nuclear demonstration form a 45-kilometer human chain in Neckarwestheim, southern Germany on Satuday March 12, 2011. Tens of thousands of people have demonstrated against plans to extend the life of Germany's nuclear power stations as an explosion at a Japanese plant gives new fuel to a long-running battle nuclear power's future. (dapd) News
Huge Rally in Germany: 'Nuclear Power? No Thanks!'
Nuclear energy has been unpopular in Germany since an explosion at a nuclear reactor at Chernobyl
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Behind the Hydrogen Explosion at the Fukushima Nuclear Plant
There’s a huge problem with zirconium—it is highly volatile and when hot will explode spontaneously upon contact with air, water or steam.
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