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Japan To Sack Nuclear Officials


Japan will sack three top energy officials over their handling of the Fukushima atomic disaster and scandals that have fuelled public mistrust in the country’s nuclear policy. Banri Kaieda, the minister of economy, trade and industry, told a press conference

6.0 Quake Hits Sumatra, No Tsunami

JAKARTA, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) — An undersea earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale struck off Sumatra Island earlier Thursday, but no tsunami threat was reported, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency reported here. The quake jolted at 07:16 a.m. Jakarta

Islam Defence Threatens Greenpeace


Indonesia’s notorious Islamic Defenders Front have a new target — international nongovernmental organization Greenpeace, which has been waging a high-profile battle against the country’s palm oil industry. The group, known as the FPI, on Wednesday added their voices to the

Record High Radiation At Fukushima

The company that owns Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant says it has detected record-high radiation on site. Almost five months after Japan’s government announced a nuclear emergency, the company which owns the Fukushima nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Company

Philippine Death Toll Rises To 70

MANILA (AFP) – The combined death toll from Tropical Storm Nock-ten and Typhoon Muifa in the Philippines has risen to 70, with threats of yet another storm in the rain-battered country, the government said Tuesday. The toll, previously at 54,

Russia To Lose 33% Of Permafrost

..Russia’s vast permafrost areas may shrink by a third by the middle of the century due to global warming, endangering infrastructure in the Arctic zone, an emergencies ministry official said Friday. “In the next 25 to 30 years, the area

Strong Quake Shakes Fukushima

TOKYO (AFP) – A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off northeast Japan’s Fukushima region, home to a crippled nuclear power plant, but there was no risk of a tsunami, seismologists said. The tremor at 3:54 am on Sunday (1854 GMT Saturday)

Philippines Storm Death Toll Rises

MANILA (AFP) – The death toll in the Philippines from tropical storm Nock-ten climbed to 41 on Friday, as millions of people across the main island of Luzon mopped up after a week of heavy rain, officials said. Food and

Floods Shift S.Korean Land Mines

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea’s military warned Thursday that buried land mines may have slid down mountains eroded by flooding rains this week as the death toll from the torrential downpours rose to at least 57. Massive rainfall since

Storm Kills 20 In The Philippines

MANILA (AFP) – A tropical storm killed at least 20 people in the Philippines as it dumped enormous amounts of rain that caused major flooding and landslides, authorities said Wednesday. Nock-ten, named after a Laotian bird, was expected to cause