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  1. Anti-nuclear-weapons group wins Nobel Peace Prize

    10.07 / 05:20 latimes.com LATimes-Asia
    As fears mount about the possibility of a nuclear conflict, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to a coalition of disarmament activists who lobbied for the global treaty recently approved by the United Nations to ban atomic bombs. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said it was honoring the…
  2. The head of the U.N. nuclear agency discusses Iran, North Korea and how nuclear power can fight climate change

    10.07 / 05:20 latimes.com LATimes-Asia
    Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, says the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula is "grave," but inspectors are ready to return if a deal is…
  3. The first casualty of North Korean nuclear tests? The country's environment

    10.07 / 05:20 latimes.com LATimes-Asia
    Mt. Paektu is an active volcano that occupies a revered place in Korean legend as the birthplace of the Korean people. But it may be paying a price for their division. Located on the border of North Korea and China, the volcano has been appropriated by Pyongyang as the “sacred mountain of the r…
  4. Chemist testifies that VX nerve agent traces found on suspects in murder of Kim Jong Un's half brother

    10.07 / 05:20 latimes.com LATimes-Asia
    A government chemist testified Thursday that he found traces of the banned VX nerve agent on two women being tried in Malaysia on charges of murdering the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader. The testimony was the first evidence linking VX to Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi…
  5. Two women plead not guilty in death of North Korean leader's estranged half brother

    10.07 / 05:20 latimes.com LATimes-Asia
    Two women accused of smearing a banned nerve agent on the face of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader pleaded not guilty as their trial began Monday in the Feb. 13 death at a crowded Malaysian airport terminal. Siti Aisyah of Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam are…