RedskyNews Category: Asia

Fukushima Kids – Results Denied

Japan’s nuclear watchdog has denied public access to the results of thyroid check-ups for more than 1,000 Fukushima children exposed to radiation. Critics have accused Japan’s Nuclear Safety Commission of denying the public accurate information about the crisis. Please follow

6.0 Quake Hit Philippines No Tsunami

A strong earthquake struck the Philippine island of Dalupiri on late Thursday morning, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The 6.0-magnitude earthquake at 10.56 a.m. local time (0256 GMT) was centered less than a

Islamic Defence Raids Food Store

Makassar. Dozens of members of the Islamic Defenders Front attacked and ransacked a food stall in Makassar, South Sulawesi, on Monday. The attack, sparked by the fact the food outlet was operating during Ramadan, forced a number of shop employees,

China Storm Costs $480 Million

China said a tropical storm caused losses of about 3.1 billion yuan ($480 million), destroying hundreds of homes as it battered the country’s east coast before slamming into North Korea on Tuesday. The Chinese weather agency said it had downgraded

5.2 Quake Hits Southwest China

Beijing: Three persons were injured and more than 40,000 people affected by a 5.2-magnitude earthquake which hit southwest China’s Yunnan Province on Tuesday evening, local authorities said on Wednesday. The tremor has affected 44,341 people from 10,474 households in the

IBC Want Greenpeace Investigated


The Indonesian Bishops Conference has added its voice to those of other religious-based organizations calling for environmental group Greenpeace to be evicted from the country if it is found to have received funding from gambling, a report says. Benny Susetyo,

Tropical Storm Muifa Hits China

SEOUL, South Korea – A powerful tropical storm destroyed houses, damaged crops and caused more than 10 deaths and injuries Tuesday in North Korea, already struggling after deadly flooding last month. Tropical Storm Muifa made landfall in the country late

Leprosy Spreading In India


Six years after leprosy was declared officially eliminated in India, officials and doctors are warning that the disfiguring disease is spreading in poverty-stricken pockets of the country. The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) in India, Nata Menabde, told

4.2 Quake Hits Israel Tsunami Alert

A seismologist points at a graphic showing an earthquake reading at the Central Weather Bureau in Taipei July 14, 2009. Two earthquakes minutes apart rattled Taiwan on Tuesday, the Central Weather Bureau said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The epicentre of the stronger quake, which struck at 2:05 a.m. (1805 GMT Monday) measured 6.3 on the Richter scale, and was located 57 km (35 miles) east of Taiwan's coastal city of Hualien, said the bureau. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang (TAIWAN DISASTER)

An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale was felt throughout the country on Sunday. The epicenter of the tremor was 40 kilometers west of Binyamina. The Coastal District Police Department stated that it received many calls from frightened citizens,

Typhoon Muifa Heads For China

BEIJING (AP) — A typhoon blew down power lines and billboards in the Chinese financial hub of Shanghai on Sunday and aimed at a northeast port city where beaches were closed and sandbags were piled on the waterfront. High waters