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‘Deep sadness’ at passing of UN nuclear watchdog agency chief, Yukiya Amano

The head of the UN body that oversees nuclear activities across the world has died aged 72, it was announced on Monday. In a statement, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed the passing of Director General Yukiya Amano, with “deepest sadness”.

News in Brief 29 June 2017 (AM)

UNHCR warns against involuntary return of Nigerian refugees

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News in Brief 20 June 2017 (PM)

At least 130 feared dead following new shipwrecks in the Mediterranean

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News in Brief 2 May 2017 (PM)

Nuclear science and technology playing “significant role” in development

Expanding membership of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) shows a “growing appreciation of the immense value” of nuclear science and technology.

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Tests of nuclear “pest control” for Zika mosquito forthcoming

A decision on when to start field trials of a nuclear technique to stop the spread of the Zika virus will be made next month.

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Fighting obesity and micronutrient deficiency with nuclear science

Nuclear science is helping Latin American and Caribbean countries to combat what one expert calls “the double burden” of malnutrition and obesity.

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Nuclear fallout playing vital role in preserving world soils

Fallout from nuclear testing in the mid-20th Century is playing a vital role in helping to protect the world’s soils.

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African countries using nuclear power for energy

African countries are increasingly turning towards nuclear power to meet their growing energy needs and pull them out of the “dark”.

That’s according to the head of Kenya’s Nuclear Electricity Board, one of many African countries where nuclear power is being considered.

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Young nuclear scientists share hopes for future of the field

A “Nuclear Olympiad” competition has inspired young nuclear scientists to lay out their visions for the future of the field.

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Water management software aims to increase crop productivity

Researchers from Africa and the Asia-Pacific region have been learning how to calculate the expected yields from crops in areas where water is scarce.

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