Buildings at a military base in the small town of Nyonoska in Arkhangelsk region, Russia, where five people died in a missile test explosion. Photo: AFP

Russia confirms 5 killed in rocket explosion, as experts believe it involved a nuclear-powered missile

  • A nearby city experienced a spike in radiation levels, but Russia’s military has denied this
  • US experts believe Russia was working on nuclear propulsion for a cruise missile
Topic |   Russia

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Buildings at a military base in the small town of Nyonoska in Arkhangelsk region, Russia, where five people died in a missile test explosion. Photo: AFP
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The Liaoning is China’s first aircraft carrier. Photo: Felix Wong

Does Russia hold the key to China’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier?

  • The former Soviet Union developed nuclear technology for its biggest ships by testing it on icebreakers
  • Now China is hoping it can do the same
Topic |   China's aircraft carriers

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The Liaoning is China’s first aircraft carrier. Photo: Felix Wong
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