World court rejects epic Marshalls nuclear case

Oct 6, 2016

World court rejects epic Marshalls nuclear case

The U.N.’s highest court on Wednesday narrowly threw out landmark cases brought by the tiny Marshall Islands against India, Pakistan and Britain for allegedly failing to halt the nuclear arms race. In majority and sharply divided decisions, a 16-judge bench at the International Court ...

Mar 18, 2016

Bikini Atoll H-bomb test survivor Misaki dies at 90

Yoshio Misaki, chief fisherman of the Japanese trawler irradiated by a U.S. hydrogen bomb test in the Marshall Islands in 1954, died Thursday of pneumonia at a hospital in his hometown of Yaizu, Shizuoka Prefecture, his family said Friday. He was 90. Misaki was ...

H-bomb test survivor on nuke-free crusade

Jun 10, 2015

H-bomb test survivor on nuke-free crusade

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Matashichi Oishi, a victim of the 1954 U.S. hydrogen bomb test on Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands, has been crusading for a world free of atomic weapons and nuclear power plants. But far from being driven by merely a hatred of nuclear weapons, ...

Iran fires warning shots, boards, seizes freighter in Strait of Hormuz

Apr 29, 2015

Iran fires warning shots, boards, seizes freighter in Strait of Hormuz

Iranian forces fired warning shots across the bridge of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz in Iranian territorial waters, boarded the ship and directed it toward the Iranian mainland, a Pentagon official said Tuesday. The incident, which ...

Ship that survived A- bomb tests found off California

Apr 18, 2015

Ship that survived A- bomb tests found off California

Experts have discovered a World War II U.S. aircraft carrier that is “amazingly intact” despite languishing on the bottom of the Pacific for more than 60 years. The ship is upright, listing only slightly and may even have a plane inside The former USS ...

Jan 25, 2015

Earhart's plane sought on remote Marshalls atoll

A search is underway on a remote atoll in the Marshall Islands aimed at solving the mysterious disappearance of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. A group of researchers traveled Sunday to Mili Atoll where a small aluminum cover plate and part of a landing-gear wheel ...