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New Zealand tornado kills one
Tue, 03 May 2011 12:19:35 GMT
A strong tornado has hit New Zealand's largest city of Auckland, killing one person and injuring scores of others, before swirling in the direction of neighboring Birkenhead.
New Zealanders pray for survivors
New Zealand death toll to reach 200
New Zealand quake toll hits 145
Australians warned after Osama death
Mon, 02 May 2011 16:32:54 GMT
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has called on Australians to take safety measures following the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a US operation.
Australia: Al-Qaeda not finished
Mon, 02 May 2011 09:06:22 GMT
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said the killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has hurt the terrorist group, but not finished it, emphasizing that the fight against terrorism must continue.
Japan to build tsunami wall at N-plant
Mon, 02 May 2011 06:44:06 GMT
The Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has planned to construct a wall in an attempt to protect its biggest atomic power station from probable tsunamis in the future.
Putin slams Japan over nuclear crisis
Sun, 01 May 2011 03:11:56 GMT
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has criticized Japan's nuclear industry for poor handling of the Fukushima disaster and the building of nuclear power plants in seismic zones.
Sun, 01 May 2011 02:31:24 GMT
Anti-govt. demo held in Maldives
Several thousand people have taken to the streets in the Maldives capital Male to call on President Mohamed Nasheed to relinquish power.
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 18:13:21 GMT
In Japan, 76% unhappy with govt.
Some 76 percent of Japanese are unsatisfied with Prime Minister Naoto Kan's handling of the aftermath of the March 11 quake and tsunami, and the country's nuclear crisis.
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 13:58:21 GMT
Two Japanese exposed to radiation
The operator of Japan's crisis-hit power plant says two of the workers at its facility have been exposed to radiation levels more than legal limit.
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 08:04:11 GMT
Nuclear aide to Japan premier resigns
A senior nuclear adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has submitted his resignation, alleging the government had ignored his advice on radiation limits and failed to follow the law.
Fri, 29 Apr 2011 23:02:18 GMT
Beijing, Astana to increase security co-op
China and Kazakhstan reached an agreement to increase cooperation on law enforcement and security during a meeting on the sidelines of a Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) gathering.
Fri, 29 Apr 2011 18:33:04 GMT
Israeli Embassy in Baku on alert
Local media reports say the Israeli Embassy in Azerbaijan has repeatedly been closed in 2011 due to an increase in anti-Zionist sentiments in the former Soviet republic.
Fri, 29 Apr 2011 13:21:54 GMT
Cambodia takes border dispute to ICJ
The Cambodian government has asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to interpret its 1962 verdict about an ancient temple on the disputed border with Thailand.
Fri, 29 Apr 2011 05:34:11 GMT
Thai, Cambodia clash despite ceasefire
One Thai soldier has been killed as fighting erupted on the border with Cambodia, a day after both sides agreed on a truce to end the fighting.
Thu, 28 Apr 2011 15:43:24 GMT
Thailand, Cambodia agree on truce
Thailand and Cambodia have agreed on a ceasefire after a week of fierce clashes across the disputed border between the Southeast Asian neighbors.
Thu, 28 Apr 2011 15:20:45 GMT
Japan to issue food safety certificates
Japan plans to issue safety certificates for its seafood exports in an attempt to allay other countries' fears over radiation contamination.
Thu, 28 Apr 2011 08:46:29 GMT
Japan's industrial output declines
Japan has announced that its month-to-month industrial output plunged more than 15 percent in March, following the recent mega-quake and tsunami in the country.
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 01:49:45 GMT
Thai-Cambodia border clashes continue
The worst fighting in years between Thailand and Cambodia along their disputed mountainous border has dragged on for a fifth straight day.
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 10:27:34 GMT
'Rebuilding quake-hit Japan takes years'
The Japanese government says the reconstruction of towns and cities devastated by last month's deadly earthquake and tsunami could take a decade.
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 04:46:15 GMT
'Sri Lanka deaths possible war crimes'
Tens of thousands of deaths in the Sri Lankan government's final 2009 offensive against Tamil separatists may amount to war crimes, a UN panel says.
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 18:25:23 GMT
Japan to allow evacuees short visits
Japan's prime minister says people who were forced to evacuate their homes due to the nuclear crisis at Fukushima plant can make brief visits to the area in May.
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 13:47:31 GMT
Japan launches third search for bodies
About 25,000 troops have started a fresh search to find bodies of people still missing nearly two months after a devastating quake and tsunami hit Japan.
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 00:07:02 GMT
'Alcohol abuse on rise among Aussies'
Youth organizations in Australia have urged the government to take strong measures against alcohol problems, as figures show an increase in alcohol abuse among youths.
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 22:13:09 GMT
Thai-Cambodia clashes leave 11 dead
Fresh clashes between Thai and Cambodian troops have reportedly left at least 11 people dead from both sides along the disputed Thailand-Cambodia border.
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 19:41:36 GMT
Japan's PM thanks Iran for quake aid
Japan's Prime Minister has thanked Iran for its humanitarian aid to the Japanese people who are suffering by the last month 9.0-magnitude earthquake.
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 15:41:42 GMT
Japan to conduct 3rd search mission
Japan has organized another intensive search operation in the country's northern coasts to recover the bodies of the victims of the March 11 twin disasters.
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 12:41:24 GMT
Japan holds anti-nuclear energy protest
Thousands of Japanese have taken to the streets in Tokyo, demanding an end to nuclear power in the country and urging the use of alternative energy.
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 12:09:29 GMT
Thai-Cambodian border clashes continue
Cambodian and Thai soldiers have exchanged gunfire for the third consecutive day, as fierce border clashes continue unabated between the two sides.
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 01:10:24 GMT
Paper mill fire kills four in Taiwan
Four people have been killed and 38 others injured after a string of explosions wrecked a paper mill in northern Taiwan.
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 00:01:34 GMT
Magnitude 6 quake hits eastern Japan
An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale has jolted eastern Japan, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 18:09:29 GMT
TEPCO banned from operating N-plant
The governor of Japan's Fukushima Prefecture says Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) will not be allowed to resume operations in the damaged nuclear power plant.
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 09:20:10 GMT
Thai-Cambodia border clashes persist
Fierce clashes have erupted between Cambodian and Thai troops over a disputed border area near ancient temples, a day after six soldiers were killed in the same region.
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 02:46:48 GMT
Radiation hits Japan tourism
Japan's tourism sector is experiencing a difficult time as the nation endures the devastating effects of a radiation leak caused by the recent earthquake.
Fri, 22 Apr 2011 15:10:49 GMT
Six killed in Thai-Cambodian clashes
At least six soldiers have been killed after armed forces from neighboring Thailand and Cambodia exchanged gunfire and artillery shells near their disputed border.
Fri, 22 Apr 2011 09:11:30 GMT
Japan to expand no-go zone
Japanese authorities have asked residents of five other areas outside the no-go zone to prepare to leave their homes in a month over the country's post-quake nuclear woes.
Fri, 22 Apr 2011 05:07:59 GMT
Japan's radiation 20,000 times limit
Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant operator says the level of radiation in the water that leaked into the sea is 20,000 times the annual legal limit.
Fri, 22 Apr 2011 02:13:28 GMT
Japan approves emergency budget
Japan's government has approved an emergency budget of 4 trillion yens ($48.9 billion) for the earthquake and tsunami disaster relief in March.
Thu, 21 Apr 2011 14:38:28 GMT
Strong earthquake hits eastern Japan
An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale has struck eastern Japan but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
Thu, 21 Apr 2011 15:34:46 GMT
Bangladesh ferry sinks, kills 26
At least 26 people have been killed and scores of others remain missing after a passenger ferry sank in a river in northeastern Bangladesh.
Thu, 21 Apr 2011 02:04:09 GMT
Japan's PM declares no-go zone
Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan has declared a plan which prevents people from returning to evacuated areas around the disaster-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant.
Wed, 20 Apr 2011 14:50:46 GMT
Japan to close off evacuation zone
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano says the government plans to close off the 20-kilometer zone around Fukushima power plant to enforce the evacuation order.
Mon, 18 Apr 2011 14:00:52 GMT
Magnitude-6.6 quake jolts New Zealand
A magnitude-6.6 earthquake has struck off New Zealand's coast, raising fear that a tsunami could follow the powerful tremor.
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 13:06:12 GMT
Sri Lanka calls for anti-UN report rally
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse has called for a massive rally against a UN report, which accused the country of committing war crimes against Tamil Tiger rebels in 2009.
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 07:11:43 GMT
'Japan to end crisis in 6-9 months'
Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) says it expects to cool reactors and control the radiation at Fukushima nuclear power plant within six to nine months.
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 03:29:00 GMT
Top militant leader slain in Tajikistan
Tajikistan's government troops have killed a top militant commander who had been the country's most-wanted criminal for more than a decade.
Sat, 16 Apr 2011 16:59:55 GMT
'Japan disaster should ring warning bell'
The majority of people say Japan's nuclear disaster is a warning for countries operating old nuclear plants which calls for the revision of nuclear safety protocols, a poll shows.
Sat, 16 Apr 2011 16:59:24 GMT
Smoke rises from Japan nuclear plant
Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) says smoke has risen from the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in the coastal Niigata Prefecture.
Sat, 16 Apr 2011 13:04:34 GMT
Japan urged to store N-workers' blood
Japanese physicians urge health officials to store blood samples from workers at the Fukushima nuclear plant for possible future stem cell transplants.
Sat, 16 Apr 2011 07:28:58 GMT
Troubled New Zealander eats own finger
A young troubled New Zealander suffering from depression has eaten his own finger after amputating and cooking it with assorted vegetables.
Sat, 16 Apr 2011 06:13:31 GMT
Strong temblor rattles Japan capital
An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter Scale has struck central Japan as the country struggles to break free from last month's catastrophic quake and tsunami woes.
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:35:27 GMT
Baku silent on Israel spying activity
Azerbaijan's government remains tight-lipped on revelations indicating that Baku has been helping Israel with its spying activities against Iran.
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 09:00:26 GMT
'Power cuts threaten Japan economy'
Some economists have described power cuts as the greatest threat to Japan's economic recovery as the country continues to grapple with the post-quake nuclear crisis.
Thu, 14 Apr 2011 17:58:17 GMT
Japan royal family tour quake-hit area
Japan's emperor and empress have made their first visit to the country's northeastern area that was hit by a destructive quake and tsunami on March 11.
Thu, 14 Apr 2011 15:08:52 GMT
New challenges ahead for Japan N plant
Japan says given the slow progress of removing radioactive water from reactors at the quake-hit Fukushima Daiichi power plant, an alternative may be needed to avert the crisis.
Thu, 14 Apr 2011 13:46:17 GMT
Japan PM faces demands for resignation
A conservative Japanese politician has called on Prime Minister Naoto Kan to resign over his poor management of the crisis that hit the country's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Thu, 14 Apr 2011 09:38:01 GMT
Japan hit by more nuclear crisis
The operator of Japan's tsunami-flooded nuclear power complex is struggling to pull damaged spent fuel rods out of a storage pool at one of the reactors.
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 21:06:37 GMT
Strong quake strikes off NE Japan
Another strong quake has hit off northeast Japan, increasing the number of aftershocks following the country's 9.0-magnitude quake last month, US Geological Survey says.
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 19:41:28 GMT
TEPCO apologizes for Japan N-crisis
The president of Japan's quake-hit power plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), has apologized for the nuclear crisis at the facility.
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 15:45:22 GMT
Fukushima work continues amid quake
Restoration work at crisis-hit Japan's Fukushima power plant continues despite a 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck near the power station.
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 07:11:14 GMT
WHO waves off Japan radioactive risks
The World Health Organization (WHO) has ruled out a rise in health risks outside the exclusion zone of Japan's quake-hit nuclear plant in Fukushima.
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 07:28:03 GMT
Fresh magnitude 6.3 quake hits Japan
An earthquake measuring a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter scale has hit off the east coast of Honshu in Japan, a few hours after another strong quake shook the tsunami-hit country.
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 23:45:18 GMT
Magnitude 6.3 quake hit Japan
An earthquake measuring a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter scale has hit east of Tokyo with no fear of triggering another tsunami.
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 02:12:54 GMT
Japan crisis level as dire as Chernobyl
Japan's new assessment of its nuclear crisis, caused by last month's earthquake and tsunami, reportedly equates the predicament with the Chernobyl nuclear reactor accident in Ukraine.
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 14:50:04 GMT
Restoration work at Fukushima delayed
Following a 6.6 magnitude aftershock that rocked Japan's northeastern coast, restoration work at the crisis-hit Fukushima power plant has been once again delayed.
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 13:00:19 GMT
Japan lifts tsunami warning after quake
Japan has lifted a tsunami warning issued following the 6.6-magnitude aftershock which rocked the country on the one-month anniversary of the March 11 twin disasters.
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 08:46:07 GMT
Japan issues tsunami alert after quake
Japan has issued a tsunami alert after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit the eastern and northeastern parts of the Asian country and swayed buildings in the capital city of Tokyo.
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