The Doomsday Clock reads 100 seconds to midnight, a decision made by The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists and announced at the National Press Club in Washington on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Doomsday Clock moves closest to midnight in 73-year history

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The Doomsday Clock reads 100 seconds to midnight, a decision made by The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists and announced at the National Press Club in Washington on Thursday. Photo: AFP