Moscow On the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster and Japan still struggling to contain the crisis at Fukushima nuclear plant, Russia is set to propose a plan to boost safety at the world

On April 26, 1986, a reactor at Chernobyl exploded, setting off the world's worst nuclear catastrophe. It is tragically symbolic that exactly 25 years later, another nuclear disaster struck Japan. It is doubly tragic that the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant may eclipse what happened at Chernobyl.

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Just two weeks before the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl, the world

Japan on Monday expanded the evacuation zone around its crippled nuclear plant because of high levels of accumulated radiation, as a strong aftershock rattled the area one month after a quake and tsunami sparked the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.

A magnitude 7.1 tremor shook buildings in Tokyo and a wide swathe of eastern Japan on Monday evening, triggering a small tsunami alert.

Expressing deep concern over the tsunami-triggered nuclear crisis in Japan, an ad-hoc group of nuclear safety experts from all over the world, that includes India

As the world debates the future of nuclear power plants in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster in Japan, experts have called for inclusion of binding safety standards in the international nuclear regime.

A group of 15 nuclear experts, including Anil Kakodkar, former chairman of India

French President Nicolas Sarkozy called on Thursday for a reform of global nuclear standards by the end of the year during a first visit by a foreign leader to Japan since the earthquake and tsunami that triggered its atomic disaster.

G-20 chairman Sarkozy said France wants to host a meeting of the bloc

The Chernobyl disaster still has much to tell us about the long-term risks of low-level radiation exposure. But only if the necessary follow-up studies are supported. (Editorial)