2016.08.20

News Headlines - 20 August 2016

Man’s leukemia deemed result of his work at Fukushima plant:The Asahi Shimbun

The labor ministry said a man who developed leukemia by helping in clean-up efforts at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is entitled to work-related compensation.
It marks the second such case since the 2011 nuclear disaster.

Airlander 10, the world's largest aircraft, takes off for the first time - CBS News

History was made this week when the Airlander 10, the world’s largest aircraft, took flight for the first time. The 302-feet-long, helium-filled air vessel -- that has somewhat snarkily been nicknamed “The Flying Rump” because it looks like a giant butt -- made a full lap around Cardington airfield in Bedfordshire, England

Self-driving buses take to roads alongside commuter traffic in Helsinki | The Guardian

The Easymile EZ-10 electric mini-buses, capable of carrying up to 12 people, will roam the open roads of Helsinki’s southernly Hernesaari district in a month-long trial, negotiating traffic for the first time.

Bin Laden raid bestseller's author to pay $7m - BBC News

A former US Navy Seal who wrote a bestseller about his role in the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden is to pay nearly $7m (£5m) to the government for violating non-disclosure agreements.

Afghan troops 'retake Kunduz district from Taliban' - BBC News

Afghan government forces have recaptured a key district of the northern province of Kunduz from the Taliban, the provincial governor says.


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