A Very Dirty Plot

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The Coming Age of Arthritis
June 16, 2003 Issue
 

ASIA
 Saving Japan: The Class of '89
 Karachi: Asia's Danger City
 S. Korea: Spy Service Reform
 Burma: The Junta Turns Deadly


HEALTH
 China: Doctors' Ethical Dilemma


ARTS
 Movies: Enter The Animatrix
 Movies: HK's Truth or Dare
 Books: Clichés of Thailand


NOTEBOOK
 Pakistan: Shari'a Law Threat
 S. Korea: Leaving the DMZ
 China: Crackdown on Tycoons
 Bangladesh: Dirty Bomb Danger
 India: Rampaging Elephants
 Milestones
 Verbatim


TRAVEL
 Thailand: Umphang's Bloody Past


CNN.com: Top Headlines
Islamic extremists in Bangladesh may be trying to make a radioactive "dirty" bomb. On May 30, Bangladeshi police arrested four suspected members of a militant Islamic group, Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, at a house in the northern village of Puiya. Officers also seized a football-size package with markings indicating it contained a crude form of uranium manufactured in Kazakhstan. Subsequent tests last week at the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission in Dhaka confirmed the 225-gram ball is uranium oxideenough to make a weapon capable of dispersing radiation across a wide area if strapped to conventional...

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