Japanese blogger challenges photo key to new Earhart theory

/ Jul 12, 2017

Japanese blogger challenges photo key to new Earhart theory

A Japanese military history buff has apparently undermined a new theory that Amelia Earhart survived a crash-landing in the Pacific Ocean during her historic attempted round-the-world flight in 1937. The history blogger has posted the same photograph that formed the backbone of a History channel ...

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 of ...

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

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, Oishi's ...

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 prompted ...

Aug 6, 2014

Obama to reduce role of nuclear arms in security policy: U.S. official

President Barack Obama remains committed to creating a world without nuclear weapons and his administration will reduce the role of nuclear weapons in security policy, according to a U.S. government official. Rose Gottemoeller, undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, pressed Obama's case ...