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Japanese Prime Minister Resigns

TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan announced Friday he would resign after almost 15 months in office amid plunging approval ratings over his government’s handling of the tsunami disaster and nuclear crisis. In a nationally televised speech, Kan said

Fukushima ‘Off-Limits For Decades’

The Japanese government says highly radioactive areas around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant will remain no-go zones for decades after the damaged complex is stabilised. Authorities say they plan to bring the stricken nuclear plant to a state of cold

Japan Radiation At Lethal Levels

Fukushima nuclear power plant radiation recordings of external gamma radiation have been so high this week, they went off scale said veteran nuclear expert Arnie Gunderson on Thursday after the famous physicist, Dr. Chris Busby told the Japanese people this

Japan Plant Shutdown Faces Delay

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo Electric Power Co said on Wednesday that it may fail in its bid to achieve “cold shutdown” at its tsunami-hit nuclear plant in Fukushima by January, as the world’s worst nuclear crisis in 25 years rumbles

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

IBC Want Greenpeace Investigated

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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,

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,

Islam Defence Threatens Greenpeace

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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

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,