WARS AND CONFLICTS

- FILE PHOTO APRIL 1954 - A nuclear test explosion from April 1954 is shown in this undatelined photo from the U.S. Defense Department. On August 6 1945, the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, hastening the end of World War II and ushering in the nuclear age

8 Times The World Narrowly Avoided A Potential Nuclear Disaster

The U.S. has issued a series of dire warnings to North Korea in recent days, as hostilities over Pyongyang's advancing nuclear capabilities swell and the specter of a military confrontation looms. Kim...
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an interview in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, May 1, 2017. Trump said he would meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un amid heightened tensions over his country's nuclear weapons program if the circumstances were right. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

World Leaders Call For Calm After Trump Threatens North Korea

As U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at North Korea in response to its reported nuclear program advancements, world leaders urged an immediate de-escalation of tensions with the rogue state. "Nor...
This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 5, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting the defence detachment on Jangjae Islet and the Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet located in the southernmost part of the waters off the southwest front. / AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS / STR / South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT 'AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSTHIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. / (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korea Says It Is Considering Launching A Missile Strike On Guam

North Korea has said it is considering carrying out missile strikes on the US island territory of Guam. The announcement, made by the North Korean army this morning, comes just hours after Donald Trum...
Attendants offer a minute of silence during the 72nd anniversary memorial service for the atomic bomb victims at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on August 6, 2017.A US B-29 plane dropped a bomb over the city at 8:15am on August 6, 1945, marking the first use of an atomic weapon which ultimately claimed the lives of some 140,000 people. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / STR / Japan OUT (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Japan Calls For 'World Without Nuclear Weapons' On Hiroshima Anniversary

Decades after the U.S. bombed the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II, politicians and activists commemorated the anniversary of the historic tragedy on Sunday. Japanese Prim...
A man cries as he carries his daughter while walking from an Islamic State-controlled part of Mosul towards Iraqi special forces soldiers during a battle in Mosul, Iraq March 4, 2017. Reuters Photographer Goran Tomasevic: "Both screaming in terror, a father and the young daughter he cradled in his arm fled through the rubble-strewn streets of Wadi Hajar, transformed in a flash into a battleground between Islamic State fighters and Iraqi special forces. They and their neighbours - some wearing rubber sandals, some barefoot - were running from an IS counter-attack in this part of Mosul, dodging gunfire as the militants closed in. When they reached the special forces lines, males were ordered to lift their shirts to prove they weren't suicide bombers. Some had to take off their clothes or show their belts, though not those carrying children. The father was so beside himself, so panicked. It was obvious because he had a short shirt on and was carrying a child that he wasn?t Islamic State. I believe they will both be taken to a refugee camp." REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic SEARCH "TOMASEVIC FATHER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

ISIS Soldiers Aren't The Only Ones Who Brutalized Mosul's Civilians

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi declared victory in the city of Mosul on Sunday after a monthslong battle to regain control of the city from self-described Islamic State militants. Yet the sieg...