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2011-03-15

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Nuclear fears prompt people to leave Tokyo

People fleeing the increasingly dangerous situation in Fukushima, have started to arrive in Tokyo. Despite increases in radiation in the capital

People fleeing the increasingly dangerous situation in Fukushima, have started to arrive in Tokyo. Despite increases in radiation in the capital

Europe

Europe sounding nuclear alarm bells

Japan’s nuclear disaster has spurred political movement in Europe. Industry experts and energy ministers have held safety talks in Brussels, convened

Japan’s nuclear disaster has spurred political movement in Europe. Industry experts and energy ministers have held safety talks in Brussels, convened

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UN atomic chief sees more core damage in Japan

Tokyo could soon be threatened by the radiation plume from Japan’s damaged nuclear power plant, according to a US scientists’ organisation. The

Tokyo could soon be threatened by the radiation plume from Japan’s damaged nuclear power plant, according to a US scientists’ organisation. The

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Thousands of migrants swamp Lampedusa

Hundreds of migrants continue to pour into the Italian island of Lampedusa. Officials at Lampedusa’s only detention centre say they have been

Hundreds of migrants continue to pour into the Italian island of Lampedusa. Officials at Lampedusa’s only detention centre say they have been

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Rebels losing ground

Photos given to the news agency Reuters show rebels fleeing Ajdabiyah in eastern Libya, giving credence to the state television claim that Colonel

Photos given to the news agency Reuters show rebels fleeing Ajdabiyah in eastern Libya, giving credence to the state television claim that Colonel

Business

Renault CEO under pressure over spy case missteps

Renault’s Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn is coming under pressure to quit after the collapse of an investigation into alleged industrial espionage.

Renault’s Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn is coming under pressure to quit after the collapse of an investigation into alleged industrial espionage.

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Bahrain declares state of emergency

Bahrain’s introduced martial law in an effort to end weeks of anti-government protests. It comes a day after Saudi troops moved into the

Bahrain’s introduced martial law in an effort to end weeks of anti-government protests. It comes a day after Saudi troops moved into the

Nocomment

Japan: survivors search for hope among the rubble

The town of Otsuchi was not only hit by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami but also by a fire. Most survivors have a stunned and

The town of Otsuchi was not only hit by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami but also by a fire. Most survivors have a stunned and

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Japan's nuclear nightmare

The threat of a radiation leak from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant has become real. On Saturday, the building housing reactor number one blew

The threat of a radiation leak from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant has become real. On Saturday, the building housing reactor number one blew

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Israel claims Gaza-bound weapons seizure

The Israeli government claims it has intercepted a shipment of weapons destined for Palestinian militants in Gaza. Naval commandos stopped and

The Israeli government claims it has intercepted a shipment of weapons destined for Palestinian militants in Gaza. Naval commandos stopped and

Business

Japanese share sell off continues

Japanese shares have continued to nose dive with the country’s Nikkei and TOPIX stock indexes plunging to their lowest in two years. Traders said

Japanese shares have continued to nose dive with the country’s Nikkei and TOPIX stock indexes plunging to their lowest in two years. Traders said

Europe

G8 lauds Japan's quake crisis efforts

Japan’s foreign minister has been at centre stage in Paris, at talks among the G8 leading industrialised countries. Foreign minister Alain Juppé of

Japan’s foreign minister has been at centre stage in Paris, at talks among the G8 leading industrialised countries. Foreign minister Alain Juppé of

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Gaddafi's forces in push to the east

Troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi are pushing rebel forces back towards their heartland in eastern Libya. The opposition fighters are being outgunned

Troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi are pushing rebel forces back towards their heartland in eastern Libya. The opposition fighters are being outgunned

Business

Chip prices up as Japan quake shuts plants

Prices of microchips and other key technology components have continued to rise in the wake of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami. Many plants remain

Prices of microchips and other key technology components have continued to rise in the wake of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami. Many plants remain

Business

Oil price shock warning on global economy

High crude prices are threatening the global economic recovery and will lead to a reduction in oil demand later this year. That was the latest

High crude prices are threatening the global economic recovery and will lead to a reduction in oil demand later this year. That was the latest

Business

Tougher rules agreed on EU debt and imbalances

European Union finance ministers have agreed tougher rules against counties’ excessive borrowing and imbalances of their economies. As part of the

European Union finance ministers have agreed tougher rules against counties’ excessive borrowing and imbalances of their economies. As part of the

Culture

Cusack stars in Disney's Mars Needs Moms

Joan Cusack stars in Disney’s latest film, Mars Needs Moms, a 3D performance capture project. She is kidnapped by Martians who think she would be

Joan Cusack stars in Disney’s latest film, Mars Needs Moms, a 3D performance capture project. She is kidnapped by Martians who think she would be

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Survivors found amid Japan quake ruins

After four days buried alive, two people have been rescued from the rubble of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami. A man was pulled from what is left of

After four days buried alive, two people have been rescued from the rubble of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami. A man was pulled from what is left of

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UN concerned with Iran human rights

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced concern on Monday over increased violations of human rights in Iran. In a report that he

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced concern on Monday over increased violations of human rights in Iran. In a report that he

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Fukushima witness: 'Really it is very hard to leave'

As fears of a nuclear meltdown continue to grow in Fukushima, those living there are confronted with a dilemma: leave or sit tight. Graham Chave is

As fears of a nuclear meltdown continue to grow in Fukushima, those living there are confronted with a dilemma: leave or sit tight. Graham Chave is

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Radiation leaks from Fukushima now 'harmful'

The government in Japan has said radiation from the quake-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has now reached harmful levels. Four reactors at the

The government in Japan has said radiation from the quake-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has now reached harmful levels. Four reactors at the

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London 2012 Olympic tickets on sale

Tickets for next year’s Olympic Games in London are on sale from today for six weeks. Some 6.6 million tickets will be available, with price tags

Tickets for next year’s Olympic Games in London are on sale from today for six weeks. Some 6.6 million tickets will be available, with price tags

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Japan radiation spreads to Russia

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, and his Japanese counterpart, Takeaki Matsumoto, held bilateral talks ahead of the G8 foreign ministers

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, and his Japanese counterpart, Takeaki Matsumoto, held bilateral talks ahead of the G8 foreign ministers

Culture

Lisbon Fashion Week

Love is in the air in Lisbon, it was the theme of this year’s Fashion Week in the Portuguese capital, the 20th edition of the event. Twenty four

Love is in the air in Lisbon, it was the theme of this year’s Fashion Week in the Portuguese capital, the 20th edition of the event. Twenty four

Science_technology

Climate change hits migratory birds

These Hungarian cranes would usually spend the winter soaking up the sunshine in Greece or North Africa. But this year, instead of migrating, they

These Hungarian cranes would usually spend the winter soaking up the sunshine in Greece or North Africa. But this year, instead of migrating, they

Science_technology

New liquid scanner could improve air security

It has become a tedious routine for airline passengers around the world. Before going through security, all liquids must be bagged or – if the

It has become a tedious routine for airline passengers around the world. Before going through security, all liquids must be bagged or – if the

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Thousands evacuated from Japan exclusion zone

Many people found themselves living in the exclusion zone now in place around the devastated Fukushima nuclear plant in northeastern Japan and have

Many people found themselves living in the exclusion zone now in place around the devastated Fukushima nuclear plant in northeastern Japan and have

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Fear and uncertainty affect Japanese markets

The economic impact of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan is also proving to be devastating. Shares tumbled yesterday with the Nikkei closing

The economic impact of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan is also proving to be devastating. Shares tumbled yesterday with the Nikkei closing

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Tunisian migrants missing after boat capsizes

Up to 35 migrants sailing from Tunisia to Italy are missing after their boat capsized. The vessel was en route to the Italian Island of

Up to 35 migrants sailing from Tunisia to Italy are missing after their boat capsized. The vessel was en route to the Italian Island of

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Fears raised of a nuclear meltdown in Japan

Two more explosions at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant have raised fears the authorities are unable to control the complex. Reactors one to

Two more explosions at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant have raised fears the authorities are unable to control the complex. Reactors one to