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A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission or a combination of fission and fusion. Nuclear weapons are considered weapons of mass destruction, and their use and control has been a major focus of international relations policy since their debut.

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A general view shows the aftermath of an earthquake and tsunami that hit the northern port of Iquique, April 2, 2014. The earthquake, with a magnitude of 8.2, struck off the coast of northern Chile near the copper exporting port of Iquique on Tuesday even
7.9 Magnitude Quake Triggers Small Tsunami Near Alaska

By IBTimes AU

An earthquake of 7.9 magnitude strength struck about 15 miles from Little Sitkin Island, Alaska, on Monday, triggering small tsunamis with less than seven inches high of waves. (Jun 24)

MORE TOPICS: EARTHQUAKE, TSUNAMI

JAPAN-AUSTRALIA/TALKS
Kim Jong-un’s to Punish Julie Bishop for 'Hurt Dignity'

By IBTimes AU

Kim Jong-un’s may soon punish Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop, following her anti-DPRK statements (Jun 24)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS

President Obama
Iraq Crisis: US-Iran Alliance In talks for Iraq’s Aid against Militants

By IBTimes AU

US-Iran alliance may happen soon as violence in Iraq escalate to uncontrollable level (Jun 16)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, BARACK OBAMA, IRAQ, TWITTER, AUSTRALIA, WHITE HOUSE, MICHIGAN

‘Orange is the New Black’ Season 2: Criminal Back-Stories of Colourful Inmates

By IBTimes AU

The colourful inmates of Litchfield prison will be returning on June 06, 2014, to tell some of their interesting, criminal back-stories. As reported previously, "Orange is the New Black" Season 2 will no longer focus only on Piper Chapman. (May 20)

MORE TOPICS: HOLLYWOOD

Ken Watanabe Defends Fat 'Godzilla' on Twitter

By IBTimes AU

The original "Godzilla" movie came out in Japanese theatres way back in 1954. The giant lizard was a formidable monster with dinosaur-like features and a bulky muscular frame. Fast forward to 2014 and several "Godzilla" sequels an... (May 15)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, JAPAN, HOLLYWOOD

Iran, Six Powers Hold 'useful' Nuclear Talks; Agreement Elusive
Iran, Six Powers Hold 'useful' Nuclear Talks; Agreement Elusive

By Reuters

Iran and six world powers held more "useful" talks on Tehran's nuclear program, the European Union announced on Wednesday, as a Western diplomat said they are still struggling to overcome deep disagreements on the future of Iranian atomic capabilities. (May 08)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GERMANY, ISRAEL, EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, NEW YORK

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Guides the Multiple-Rocket Launching Drill of Women's Sub-units Under KPA Unit 851
Celebrities Sport Kim Jong Un Haircut: North Korea Allegedly Orders Students to Follow Leader's Haircut

By IBTimes AU

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s hairstyle is a controversial hairstyle. It has been a subject of false reports and myriad of Photoshop manipulations. (May 02)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, TWITTER, SOUTH KOREA, UNITED NATIONS, HOLLYWOOD

Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif
Iran's Nuclear Deal Faces Slight Tension: Iran Minister Holds Back in Negotiations

By IBTimes AU

A few days ago Iran was reported to have finally resolved its long term dispute with world powers about the planned nuclear plant that can generate weapons-grade materials. A delay in the negotiations are imminent because of the 6 countries fear of I... (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GERMANY, RUSSIA, LOS ANGELES

Putin Risks Upstaging Talks on Defusing Ukraine Crisis
Putin Risks Upstaging Talks on Defusing Ukraine Crisis

By Reuters

Foreign ministers from East and West will try to defuse the Ukraine crisis on Thursday in Geneva, once frequently the scene of Cold War negotiations, but will risk being upstaged by Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE

Narandra Modi has finally confessed that he is married to 'Jashodaben' causing a spate of outrage in social media.
Modi Says Committed to no First Use of Nuclear Weapons

By Reuters

Prime ministerial frontrunner Narendra Modi ruled out the first use of nuclear weapons on Wednesday, seeking to calm concerns after his Hindu nationalist party vowed to revise arms strategy if elected. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, PAKISTAN, COURT, INDIA, SUPREME COURT, CONGRESS