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122 countries adopt global treaty banning nuclear weapons

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Nuclear-armed states dismiss the ban as unrealistic, arguing it will have no impact on reducing the global stockpile of 15,000 atomic weapons

UNITED NATIONS (Jul. 7, 2017) — A global treaty banning nuclear weapons was adopted at the United Nations on Friday, July 7, despite opposition from the United States, Britain, France and other nuclear powers that boycotted negotiations. Continue reading 122 countries adopt global treaty banning nuclear weapons

Massive Kabul truck bomb kills 90, wounds hundreds

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GROUND ZERO. An Afghan security force member stands at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul on May 31, 2017. Shah Marai/AFP

No group has so far claimed the powerful blast, which a Western diplomatic source says was caused by 1,500 kilograms of explosives hidden inside a water tanker, in what appeared to be a major intelligence failure

KABUL, Afghanistan (Jun. 1, 2017) — At least 90 people were killed and hundreds wounded Wednesday, May 31, when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul’s diplomatic quarter, bringing carnage to the streets of the Afghan capital just days into the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Continue reading Massive Kabul truck bomb kills 90, wounds hundreds