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Russia finds radioactive isotopes in test samples after accident

Russia finds radioactive isotopes in test samples after accidentRussia’s state weather agency said on Monday it had found the radioactive isotopes of strontium, barium and lanthanum in test samples after a mysterious accident during a test at a military site earlier this month. The deadly accident on Aug. 8 caused a brief rise in radiation levels in the nearby city of Severodvinsk. President Vladimir Putin later said the mishap occurred during testing of what he called promising new weapons systems.



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UPDATE 1-Russia finds radioactive isotopes in test samples after accident

UPDATE 1-Russia finds radioactive isotopes in test samples after accidentRussia’s state weather agency said on Monday it had found the radioactive isotopes of strontium, barium and lanthanum in test samples after a mysterious accident during a test at a military site earlier this month. The deadly accident on Aug. 8 caused a brief rise in radiation levels in the nearby city of Severodvinsk. President Vladimir Putin later said the mishap occurred during testing of what he called promising new weapons systems.



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Russia rocket accident likely had two explosions, Norway monitor says

Russia rocket accident likely had two explosions, Norway monitor saysAn explosion that killed five Russian scientists during a rocket engine test this month was followed by a second blast two hours later, the likely source of a spike in radiation, Norway’s nuclear test-ban monitor said on Friday. The second explosion was likely from an airborne rocket powered by radioactive fuel, the Norsar agency said – though the governor of Russia’s Arkhangelsk region, where the blast took place, dismissed reports of another blast. “The aftermath of the incident does not carry any threat,” the governor, Igor Orlov, told the Interfax news agency.



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Putin says deadly military accident occurred during weapons systems test

Putin says deadly military accident occurred during weapons systems testRussian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that a deadly blast at a military site in northern Russia earlier this month had taken place during the testing of what he called promising new weapons systems. Putin said that Moscow could not reveal everything about the blast because of its military nature, but that information exchanges about such accidents should be improved. “When it comes to activities of a military nature, there are certain restrictions on access to information,” Putin told a news conference in Helsinki, standing alongside Finnish President Sauli Niinisto.



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UPDATE 1-Putin says deadly military accident occurred during weapons systems test

UPDATE 1-Putin says deadly military accident occurred during weapons systems testRussian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that a deadly blast at a military site in northern Russia earlier this month had taken place during the testing of what he called promising new weapons systems. Putin said that Moscow could not reveal everything about the blast because of its military nature, but that information exchanges about such accidents should be improved. “When it comes to activities of a military nature, there are certain restrictions on access to information,” Putin told a news conference in Helsinki, standing alongside Finnish President Sauli Niinisto.



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It looks like the Russians are trying to hide the truth about that nuclear accident in Nyonoksa

It looks like the Russians are trying to hide the truth about that nuclear accident in NyonoksaEvidence is mounting that Russia may be covering up a tragic nuclear accident after a mysterious blast killed seven at a military-weapons testing site.



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Kremlin says it is winning arms race against U.S. despite rocket accident

Kremlin says it is winning arms race against U.S. despite rocket accidentThe Kremlin boasted on Tuesday it was winning the race to develop new cutting edge nuclear weapons despite a mysterious rocket accident last week in northern Russia that caused a temporary spike in radiation levels. Rosatom, Russia’s state nuclear agency, has said that the Aug. 8 accident occurred during a rocket test on a sea platform in the White Sea, killing at least five and injuring three more. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Monday the United States was “learning much” from the explosion which he suggested happened during the testing of a nuclear-powered cruise missile vaunted by President Vladimir Putin last year.



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Russia Says Small Nuclear Reactor Blew Up in Deadly Accident

Russia Says Small Nuclear Reactor Blew Up in Deadly AccidentThe blast occurred Aug. 8 during a test of a missile



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Idaho girl, 9, clings to life after losing 'half of her skull' in freak accident

Idaho girl, 9, clings to life after losing 'half of her skull' in freak accidentShaylyn Bergeson, 9, is clinging to life after falling from a tree and landing on a piece of rebar that punctured the left side of her brain.



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Secret Service agent who served president dies in tragic accident

Secret Service agent who served president dies in tragic accidentSpecial Agent Stephanie Hancock died Saturday after her body was recovered around 9:30 pm, approximately six hours after she was last seen when her kayak capsized in a Maryland river. The veteran U.S. Secret Service agent, who had last served on a Presidential Protective Detail, was with her boyfriend at the time of the accident and, according to officials, he attempted to rescue her to no avail.



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