U.S. tests ICBM as it works to overhaul aging weaponry

World Feb 6, 2020

U.S. tests ICBM as it works to overhaul aging weaponry

The United States on Wednesday tested an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile with a new kind of re-entry vehicle as it seeks to modernize aging surface-to-air weapons. The missile was launched at 0830 GMT from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, soaring 4,200 miles ...

Freak waves flood Marshall Islands homes

Asia Pacific Nov 29, 2019

Freak waves flood Marshall Islands homes

More than 200 people have been forced to flee their homes after they were inundated by freak waves in the Marshall Islands' capital, Majuro. Swells averaging 5 meters (16 feet) washed rocks and debris onto roads, temporarily cutting access to the international airport at the ...

National 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 one ...

H-bomb test survivor on nuke-free crusade

National Jun 10, 2015

H-bomb test survivor on nuke-free crusade

by Tomonori Koike

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, Oishi's ...