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Life returns to an eerie Chernobyl

Chernobyl, Ukraine–The three babushkas clink shot glasses and toss back overproof vodka. They are 75, 80 and 81 years old, a trio of cackling crones who assure me – rheumy eyes crinkling with amusement – that vodka is the best antidote for radiation sickness.

Chernobyl: The accidental tourists?

PRIPYAT, Ukraine – The whole city is a necropolis – dead, sinking into a pile of ossifying bones.

Ukraine head criticises slow progress on Chernobyl cover

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko criticised his government on Tuesday for slow progress on building a new shelter to encase the wrecked fourth reactor of the Chernobyl power plant, site of the world's worst nuclear accident.

Retired Irish dentist helps people in Belarus

A retired Irish dentist regularly goes to Belarus to provide young orphans with free dental care.

Ukraine to begin construction of new Chernobyl shelter

Ukraine is about to begin the construction of a new shelter above the devastated fourth unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, officials said.

Alexander Lukashenko wants Pripyat area developed

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has issued an instruction to work out a programme for developing the Pripyat River area. The head of state issued the instruction during his working visit to the Gomel oblast on 31 August. “It pains me to see the most beautiful land give so little to people,” said Alexander Lukashenko. Efforts should be focused not only on tourism development but also agribusiness. “Every piece of land should be used. We should use the land the best way we can without any environmental impact,” said the President.

Girl reunited with mother

An 11-year-old Bordon girl who was born in Chernobyl with only one arm and separated from her family a few hours after her birth, has had an emotional reunion with her birth mother this week.

Under Chernobyl's shadow

PRIPYAT, Ukraine - From a distance this city looks much like any other Soviet-era metropolis. Enormous 1970s-style concrete buildings adorn the skyline, with tall trees growing in between and Russian-language billboards and symbols standing almost as high.

Ukraine to help fund Cuban program for Chernobyl children

The Cuban treatment program for children affected by the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2010, Ahora.cu reported.

Chernobyl tourists witness and remember

It looks like a baby monitor, but the device that tour guide Dennis Zaburin holds in his hand monitors radiation. The digits on the dosimeter’s display change rapidly, indicating rising and falling danger.