Finland's government has given the go-ahead for construction of the world's first final repository for high-level waste on the Olkiluoto Peninsula. Nearly 6500 metric tons are to be stored deep underground. Critics are warning of the dangers.
Japan's capital has held its first evacuation drill in decades, as residents scrambled for cover in subway stations and underground basements. Over 20 such drills have been held nationwide amid threats from North Korea.
Beijing is building the infrastructure for fully-functioning air and naval bases on some of disputed islands, according to a US think tank. Satellite images have revealed high-frequency radar and other facilities.
Nuclear power stations have been churning out radioactive waste for decades. At least 10 new reactors came online last year - making the question of long-term storage all the more pressing. There's no solution in sight.
A Revolutionary Guard commander has said Iran constructed a third underground factory to make ballistic missiles. The development is likely to fuel further tensions with the United States.
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