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Ripple effect?

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 23:30

South Asia takes stock on nuclear power after Japan crisis
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VIDEO: Anti-nuclear protests in Japan

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 17:12
related places: Tokyo

Anti-nuclear protesters have held a large rally in Tokyo, calling for change in Japan's nuclear industry.
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Japan radiation report 'mistaken'

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 15:07

The operators of a stricken Japanese nuclear plant apologise for a "mistake" in reporting a radiation spike but say levels are still very high.
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Radiation soars at Japan reactor

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 6:33
related places: Fukushima

Very high levels of radiation detected in water in one of the damaged Fukushima reactors forces the evacuation of workers, Japanese officials say.
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Germans stage anti-nuclear marches

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 20:28
related places: Fukushima

Tens of thousands of Germans join anti-nuclear protests, in the wake of the Fukushima crisis in Japan, and on the eve of key state elections.
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Sea radioactive near Japan plant

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 15:11
related places: Fukushima

Levels of radioactive iodine in the sea near the Fukushima nuclear plant are 1,250 times higher than the safety limit, Japanese officials say.
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VIDEO: Japan tsunami victims vow never to return

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 11:22

Two weeks after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan temporary homes are being built for survivors.
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VIDEO: Anti-nuclear protests in Tokyo

Friday, March 25th 2011, 23:28
related places: Tokyo

Anti-nuclear protests take place in Tokyo as an investigation is under way to establish the source of a radiation leak, two weeks after an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan.
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Cameron wants Japan EU trade deal

Friday, March 25th 2011, 13:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The European Union should offer Japan a free trade deal to help it recover from the tsunami, UK Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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VIDEO: Snow hampers Japan aid effort

Friday, March 25th 2011, 12:05
related places: Otsuchi

The devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan two weeks ago have left the town of Otsuchi in north east of the country devastated.
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Japan inquiry into nuclear leak

Friday, March 25th 2011, 11:15

An investigation is under way in Japan to establish the source of the radiation leak at the quake-hit nuclear plant, which left two workers in hospital.
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Japan tsunami deaths pass 10,000

Friday, March 25th 2011, 8:18

The death toll from Japan's 11 March earthquake and tsunami passes 10,000, with more than 17,000 still missing, police say.
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Japan repair costs 'manageable'

Friday, March 25th 2011, 6:35

The IMF says the cost of recovery from the earthquake and tsunami can be borne by Japan but power shortages are worrying.
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Japan imported food 'radioactive'

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 15:40
related countries: Australia Australia, Singapore Singapore
related places: Fukushima

Singapore reports finding low levels of radioactivity in vegetables from Japan as more countries ban food imports.
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VIDEO: Fukushima workers hospitalised in Japan

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 15:30

Two workers at Japan's damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have been taken to hospital after being exposed to high levels of radiation.
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VIDEO: Shattered lives in tsunami-hit Japan

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 11:15

The full extent of the devastation caused by the tsunami that struck Japan almost two weeks ago is still emerging.
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Community spirit

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 10:47

Tsunami-hit neighbours in Japan unite to rebuild lives
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Baby porpoise washed inland by tsunami rescued

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 9:53

Animal workers rescue a baby porpoise washed into a rice field one mile (2km) inland by Japan's massive tsunami earlier this month.
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Two Fukushima workers in hospital

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 9:20
related places: Fukushima

Two workers at Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant are taken to hospital after being exposed to high levels of radiation, say officials.
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Tokyo killer gets death penalty

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 8:06
related places: Tokyo

A Japanese man who admitted killing seven people in Tokyo in 2008 - by driving over some and stabbing others - is given the death penalty.
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Japan nuclear plant work resumes

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 7:20

Engineers resume work to restore the cooling system of reactor 3 at Japan's quake-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, following radiation leaks.
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VIDEO: Tokyo water works is 'new ground zero'

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 19:15
related places: Tokyo

Residents of Tokyo have been warned not to give tap water to babies because of radiation from the damaged nuclear plant 220 kilometres to the north
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Radiation warning for Tokyo water

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 11:50
related places: Fukushima

Radiation levels in Tokyo's tap water make it unfit for babies to drink, Japanese officials warn as efforts to stabilise a quake-stricken nuclear plant continue.
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Nuclear shift

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 9:25
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Japan crisis prompts Swiss rethink on nuclear power
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Japan rebuilding to cost 25tn yen

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 7:53

Japan says it will cost as much as 25 trillion yen ($309bn) to rebuild the country after the deadly earthquake and tsunami.
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More Japan produce contaminated

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 4:14
related places: Fukushima

The Japanese Prime Minister has halted more shipments of vegetables grown near the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
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Ivory Coast 'forgotten', warns UN

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 22:49
related countries: Libya Libya

As the world focuses on Libya and Japan, UN aid agencies are warning that Ivory Coast is rapidly becoming a forgotten humanitarian catastrophe.
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VIDEO: Inside Japan's nuclear exclusion zone

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 20:11

The streets of Japan's Minamisoma lay deserted inside the nuclear exclusion zone.
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Power cables laid at Japan plant

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 15:44

Power cables are attached to all six reactors at Japan's stricken nuclear plant, and lighting is restored at the control room of reactor No 3.
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VIDEO: Power reconnected to Japanese reactors

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 14:00

Work to connect power cables to all six reactors at Japan's stricken nuclear plant is completed but further testing is needed before the electricity can be switched on.
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Carmaker restart hits supply bump

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 12:23

Carmakers Toyota and Honda say they will not restart production this week as they struggle to get parts supplied.
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Bieber and U2 on Japan fund album

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 9:29

Justin Bieber and U2 are among artists who have agreed to contribute songs to a fund-raising album for victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
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VIDEO: Work resumes at stricken nuclear plant

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 8:21
related places: Fukushima

Workers at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan resume their efforts cool its overheated reactors.
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Japan's stocks rise as fears ease

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 7:49

Japanese stocks are rising amid reports of progress in containing radiation leaks at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
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Tepco to compensate Japan farmers

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 1:15

Tokyo Electric Power will have to compensate farmers for losses caused by the nuclear radiation leaks.
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Japan rebuild to take five years

Monday, March 21st 2011, 23:46

Japan may need five years to rebuild from the disaster that has caused up to $235bn of damage, the World Bank says.
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Japan closures hit Tiffany sales

Monday, March 21st 2011, 16:22

Luxury jeweller Tiffany & Co says the closure of stores due to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami will hit sales and profits.
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Go-ahead for nuclear stress-test

Monday, March 21st 2011, 16:20

Ministers agree to develop a "stress test" for EU nuclear power plants in order to prevent events in Japan being repeated in Europe.
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Japan will overcome crisis - IAEA

Monday, March 21st 2011, 15:05

The situation at Japan's quake-damaged nuclear plant remains very serious but the crisis will be "effectively overcome", says the head of the UN atomic agency.
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Tokyo cancels World skating event

Monday, March 21st 2011, 14:10
related places: Tokyo

The World Figure Skating Championships, set to take place in Japan this week, are cancelled following the earthquake and tsunami.
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Slow progress at Japan reactors

Monday, March 21st 2011, 11:36

Electricity is restored to part of Japan's quake-stricken nuclear plant, but workers are temporarily evacuated after smoke rises from a reactor.
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Tokyo's bitter 'little pill'

Monday, March 21st 2011, 11:35

Has Japan's massive earthquake increased the threat to the nation's capital?
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Swiss Re Japan bill put at $1.2bn

Monday, March 21st 2011, 9:44
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Insurer Swiss Re estimates that it faces claims from the Japan earthquake and tsunami of about $1.2bn.
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VIDEO: Slow progress at Japan reactors

Monday, March 21st 2011, 7:46
related places: Fukushima

Japanese officials say they are making gradual progress towards regaining control of the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant, although there are concerns of a partial meltdown.
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Picture power

Monday, March 21st 2011, 6:48

Japan footage will help predict future tsunamis, experts say
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Japan warns on quake deaths rise

Sunday, March 20th 2011, 15:27
related places: Fukushima

Japanese police say 15,000 people may have died in one prefecture alone, as efforts to tackle the Fukushima nuclear crisis go on.
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UK nuclear plants 'must go ahead'

Sunday, March 20th 2011, 12:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The nuclear crisis unfolding in Japan will not affect EDF's plans to build new reactors in the UK, the firm's boss tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Despair for Japan tsunami homeless

Sunday, March 20th 2011, 7:05

Hundreds of thousands of people in Japan remain homeless after the 11 March tsunami and earthquake, with many said to be living in "inadequate" shelters.
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Power hopes rise at Japan plant

Sunday, March 20th 2011, 7:05

Engineers are close to restoring power at a stricken Japanese nuclear plant, officials say, as the death toll from the tsunami and quake reaches 8,000.
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VIDEO: New footage: Japan tsunami at sea

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 19:45

New footage of the Japanese tsunami's swelling waves has been released by the country's coast guard.
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Japan Britons are handed iodine

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 19:23

Officials are distributing iodine tablets to Britons in parts of Japan in case radiation levels increase after a quake damaged a nuclear power plant.
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Japan raises nuclear alert level

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 3:38

Japan raises the alert level at its stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, one week after the quake and tsunami which triggered the atomic crisis.
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VIDEO: Tokyo firemen's bid to fix nuclear plant

Friday, March 18th 2011, 21:12

Japan has raised the alert level at its quake-damaged nuclear plant from four to five on a seven-point international scale of atomic incidents.
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VIDEO: Tsunami-hit town then and now

Friday, March 18th 2011, 18:52
related places: Miyako

A week after the earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, Damian Grammaticas has visited the coastal town of Miyako where more than a 1000 people are believed to have been killed.
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G7 intervenes to aid Japanese yen

Friday, March 18th 2011, 17:28

Leading central banks carry out the first co-ordinated currency intervention for a decade, to try to help the yen and the Japanese economy.
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Japan supply chain concerns grow

Friday, March 18th 2011, 15:02

Shortages of key components from Japan could hit major technology companies in the three months, analysts suggest.
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VIDEO: Tsunami town begins to rebuild

Friday, March 18th 2011, 11:41
related places: Kesennuma

Kesennuma on the north-east coast of Japan has begun the long process of rebuilding following the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
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VIDEO: Japan holds one minute silence

Friday, March 18th 2011, 10:45

Japan has paused for a minute silence one week on from the earthquake and tsunami which devastated the country.
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VIDEO: Prince's tribute at NZ quake memorial

Friday, March 18th 2011, 9:20
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Prince William has offered condolences to the people of Japan, while paying tribute to the victims of last month's earthquake in New Zealand.
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Japan shares climb as yen weakens

Friday, March 18th 2011, 8:35

Japanese shares rise sharply and the yen weakens after G7 finance ministers agree on joint intervention to stabilise Japan's currency.
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Japan nuclear plant progress slow

Friday, March 18th 2011, 8:12

Emergency workers in Japan struggle to stabilise reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant, as a minute's silence is held one week after the quake.
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William attends NZ quake memorial

Friday, March 18th 2011, 7:38
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Prince William offers condolences to the people of Japan, while paying tribute to victims of last month's earthquake in New Zealand.
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VIDEO: Chinese nationals leaving Japan

Friday, March 18th 2011, 7:35
related countries: China China

China, along with other countries, has advised its nationals in Japan to leave the country following the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
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