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3 days ago
Shimonoto's father was a 30-year-old fisherman when the US detonated Castle Bravo on Bikini Atoll. Doctors later removed three-quarters of his stomach due to cancer. Shimonoto now wants a world free of nuclear weapons.
10 Jul 2023
Over 12 years ago, the strongest earthquake in Japan's recorded history caused a massive tsunami that led to a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. We take a look at what's to become of the water used to cool the plant's reactors. With the Fukushima facility rapidly running out of storage space, the UN nuclear watchdog and Japanese regulators gave separate approval to a plan to dump over a million tonnes of treated wastewater into the Pacific. Both said the environmental impact would be negligible, but that has not allayed the fears of local people.
25 May 2023
The US is seeking to deter Pacific island nations from forming security ties with China. Analysts say Pacific countries are forced into a balancing act as they try to safeguard their own interests.
21 May 2023
A 7.7 magnitude quake hit near the Loyalty Islands, creating small tsunami waves in Vanuatu, with others possible for Fiji, New Caledonia, Kiribati and New Zealand.

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A respected French journalist, who was Jerusalem correspondent for French daily Libération in the 1990s, has told FRANCE 24 how he hopes a temporary peace deal between Israel and Hamas can be achieved, but that longer term both sides need to try to see the situation from the other's point of view.
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Indian farmers in Punjab and Haryana are accusing PM Narendra Modi of backtracking on promises made since the 2020-2021 farmers' protests that brought New Delhi to a standstill, putting the Hindu nationalist BJP leader under pressure as an election looms.
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