A Very Dirty Plot

The Coming Age of Arthritis
June 16, 2003 Issue

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

 China: Doctors' Ethical Dilemma

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

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

 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 oxide—enough to make a weapon capable of dispersing radiation across a wide area if strapped to conventional...

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