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VIDEO: Crowded airports as people flee Japan

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 11:30

Japan's nuclear crisis is sparking fears of radiation poisoning and many people are deciding whether to stay in the country.
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Yen hits record as Nikkei slides

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 10:38
related countries: United States United States

The Japanese yen hits a post-WWII record against the US dollar as stocks slide amid radiation and earnings concerns.
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China suspends nuclear building

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 8:11
related countries: China China

China suspends approval for new nuclear power stations following the accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant.
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Venezuela freezes nuclear plans

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 8:10
related countries: Chile Chile, Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela halts plans to develop nuclear power in the light of the crisis in Japan, but Chile says it will keep the nuclear energy option open.
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BOJ injects $76bn to calm markets

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 5:54
related countries: United States United States

The Bank of Japan pumps an extra $76bn into the country's financial markets as the yen hits a record-high against the US dollar.
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VIDEO: Japan steps up cooling operation

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 5:17
related countries: United States United States

Japan is stepping up efforts to cool reactors at the tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, amid increasing US alarm at radiation leaks.
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US alarm over Japan atomic crisis

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 3:39
related countries: United States United States

Increasing alarm is expressed in the US about the crisis at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, with warnings of "potentially lethal" radiation doses at the facility.
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Consider Tokyo exit, Britons told

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 22:59
related places: Tokyo

The Foreign Office advises Britons to consider leaving Tokyo and northern Japan over radiation fears and concerns about food and fuel shortages.
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Anger over Japan nuclear exodus

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 19:31

The governor of the region at the centre of Japan's nuclear crisis criticises the handling of the evacuation, as engineers race to avert a catastrophe.
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US 'radiation pill' sales surge

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 17:45
related countries: United States United States

Fears of radiation sickness stemming from the unfolding nuclear crisis in Japan prompt a surge in US sales of potassium iodide, a preventative drug.
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VIDEO: IAEA: Nuclear situation 'very serious'

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 17:25

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, has said that the nuclear situation in Japan is "very serious".
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VIDEO: 'Anxiety and fear' for Japan's children

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 16:36

A massive relief operation is under way in Japan after Friday's devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami.
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'Red tape' row over UK quake team

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 16:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tokyo

A team of UK rescuers say they had to leave quake-hit Japan because they could not secure the proper paperwork from the British embassy in Tokyo.
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Oil price up as turmoil continues

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 15:14

Oil prices rise on worries about the continuing unrest in the Arab world and concerns over the Japan nuclear crisis.
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Japan shares rebound after slump

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 14:56

Japan's stock market rises 5.7% as shares recover after two days of heavy losses following Friday's earthquake and tsunami.
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Wisdom the albatross survives tsunami onslaught

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 13:34

The Japanese tsunami killed thousands of albatrosses and other species when it struck a nature sanctuary on Midway atoll, northwest of Hawaii.
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VIDEO: Helicopter water drop abandoned in Japan

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 13:30

Efforts to cool nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan using helicopter water drops have been abandoned
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Japanese emperor 'deeply worried'

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 13:14
related places: Fukushima

Japan's Emperor Akihito says in a highly unusual TV address he is "deeply worried" about the nuclear crisis his country is facing following last Friday's quake and tsunami.
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Companies move staff from Japan

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 11:47

Foreign firms are evacuating staff from Japan, after fears of a radiation leak from the Fukushima Daiichi plant escalate.
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VIDEO: Evacuees facing hardship in Japan

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 11:37

Getting supplies to more than 400,000 people who have lost their homes in Japan is proving very difficult due to damaged infrastructure.
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VIDEO: Basic supplies run low in Japan shops

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 9:23

Along with the earthquake, tsunami and a potential nuclear disaster, Japan now has to deal with shortages of food, petrol and electricity
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New fire hits Japan nuclear plant

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 2:47
related places: Fukushima

A reactor at the quake-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in northern Japan is hit by a fresh fire amid an increased health scare.
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BOJ adds another $43bn to markets

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 2:03

The Bank of Japan has pumped an extra $43bn into the financial markets on Wednesday.
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Markets fall on Japan parts fears

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 22:02

World stock markets dive as Japan's earthquake threatens to undermine supply chains for global manufacturers.
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Radiation falls at Japanese plant

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 21:35
related places: Fukushima

Radiation levels fall at Japan's earthquake-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant after two more explosions and a fire, officials say.
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VIDEO: Quake reaction from JFK airport

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 21:05
related places: Tokyo

At New York's JFK airport each passenger flying to or from Tokyo has their own story.
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AUDIO: Chernobyl charity on radiation effects

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 17:25
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

After a third explosion at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, BBC Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire speaks to Linda Walker from the Chernobyl Children's project
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Second UK team joins Japan effort

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 16:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Another UK team flies to quake-hit Japan to help search for the thousands still missing amid growing concerns for UK citizens caught up in the disaster.
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VIDEO: Attempt to calm Japan nuclear fears

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 16:12
related places: Fukushima

The Japanese government is trying to calm fears about radiation leaking from the Fukushima nuclear power plant which was badly damaged in Friday's earthquake and tsunami.
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VIDEO: Foreigners decide to leave Japan

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 15:20

Hundreds of foreigners have decided to leave Japan amid growing fears for their safety after the government warned radiation from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant reached harmful levels.
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VIDEO: Still waiting to hear about relative's fate

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 14:26

Residents have voiced concern after the Japanese government warned that radiation from Japan's quake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has reached harmful levels.
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VIDEO: Four days later: Man found alive in rubble

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 12:41

Rescuers in Japan have pulled out alive a man who spent four days stuck under debris following Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami.
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Radiation alert after Japan blast

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 12:36

Radiation levels at a quake-stricken Japanese nuclear plant reach levels harmful to human health, a top official warns, after a third blast and a fire.
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VIDEO: Struggle for normal life in Japan

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 12:21

In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan people are trying to sustain normal life amid the chaos.
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VIDEO: Thousands left homeless in Japan

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 11:59

More than 500,000 people have been made homeless in Japan
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VIDEO: Japan's radiation risk explained

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 10:40

Professor Paddy Regan describes the risks stemming from Japan's quake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after it was rocked by a third blast.
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VIDEO: Radiation reaches harmful levels

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 10:18
related places: Fukushima

Radiation from Japan's quake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has reached harmful levels the government says
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Eastwood film pulled from Japan

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 9:54

Warner Bros stops screenings of afterlife movie Hereafter following the earthquake and tsunami.
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Nikkei plunges on radiation fears

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 9:47

Japanese shares plunge, leading Europe markets lower, on fears of a radiation leak at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
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BOJ adds extra $98bn into markets

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 6:22

The Bank of Japan pumps an extra $98bn into the financial markets as it looks to underpin sentiment and help recovery.
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Europe reviewing nuclear projects

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 1:54
related places: Fukushima

Nuclear projects in Europe are being reviewed in light of the emergency in Japan, following three explosions at the tsunami-hit Fukushima plant.
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Japan shares continue to decline

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 0:11

Japanese shares fall further as investors continue to worry about the impact of the earthquake on the country's economy.
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Cameron concern for quake Britons

Monday, March 14th 2011, 23:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prime Minister David Cameron says there are "severe concerns" for a number of British nationals after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
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Fuelling concern

Monday, March 14th 2011, 23:31

How will the Japan disaster affect America's nuclear energy plans?
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Meltdown alert at Japan reactor

Monday, March 14th 2011, 21:44

Engineers battle to cool a third reactor at a Japanese nuclear plant after a second blast in three days, amid continuing fears of a possible meltdown.
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Insurers hit by Japan earthquake

Monday, March 14th 2011, 21:34

Insurance shares around the world are hit as concerns grow about the cost of reconstruction in Japan following Friday's earthquake.
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VIDEO: Japanese town 'wiped from the map'

Monday, March 14th 2011, 21:30

The BBC's Damian Grammaticas has travelled to a tsunami-hit town in eastern Japan, which he says was "once a pleasant fishing port" but has been "wiped from the map".
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VIDEO: Japan's nuclear plant crisis explained

Monday, March 14th 2011, 19:05

David Shukman explains what is going on inside Japan's quake stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant, and assesses the potential risks from radiation.
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VIDEO: Relief worker on Sendai situation

Monday, March 14th 2011, 17:40
related places: Sendai, Tokyo

Tokyo resident Luke Cummings gives a first hand account of what he experienced when he arrived in Sendai to help with the relief effort.
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German nuclear extension halted

Monday, March 14th 2011, 17:28
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany suspends a controversial plan to extend the lives of its ageing nuclear power stations, in response to the unfolding Japanese crisis.
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VIDEO: Fears grow over Japan nuclear plant

Monday, March 14th 2011, 17:14

Japan has asked the US for assistance as technicians battle to stabilise a third reactor at a quake-stricken nuclear plant, which has been rocked by a second blast in three days.
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VIDEO: BBC team flees amid new tsunami alert

Monday, March 14th 2011, 17:01

The Japanese port town of Minamisanriku was completely wiped out by the Friday's tsunami, with the scale of the devastation just becoming clear some 72 hour later.
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Fears grow over UK quake victims

Monday, March 14th 2011, 15:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Increasing numbers of Britons raise concerns about friends and relatives possibly caught up in Japan's earthquake, as a UK rescue team begins work.
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VIDEO: Long queues for supplies in Sendai

Monday, March 14th 2011, 14:11
related places: Sendai

The BBC's George Alagiah has been assessing the impact in Sendai after Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan's north-east coast.
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Japanese economy 'will rebound'

Monday, March 14th 2011, 11:42

Friday's disasters have left parts of Japan's economy frozen but it will bounce back later this year, say analysts.
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New blast at Japan nuclear plant

Monday, March 14th 2011, 11:21
related places: Fukushima

A Japanese nuclear plant stricken by Friday's quake and tsunami has been hit by a second explosion, while a third reactor has lost its cooling system.
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BOJ pumps $183bn to calm markets

Monday, March 14th 2011, 9:11

The Bank of Japan is to inject $183bn into the banking system to stabilise financial markets as the Nikkei falls 6.2%.
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VIDEO: Fears over third Japan nuclear reactor

Monday, March 14th 2011, 6:55
related places: Fukushima

Officials in Japan are warning that a third reactor is suffering cooling problems at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant raising fears of another explosion.
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UK rescue team arrives in Japan

Sunday, March 13th 2011, 19:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British rescue team lands in Japan where it will join the search for survivors of the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
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VIDEO: Radiation testing begins in Japan

Sunday, March 13th 2011, 18:55
related places: Fukushima

Concerns are being raised over three separate nuclear reactors at Fukushima, Japan following an explosion at one on Saturday
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VIDEO: Woman talks about tsunami escape

Sunday, March 13th 2011, 15:54

A Japanese woman has spoken about how she grabbed a tree to avoid sinking under water when the tsunami hit.
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VIDEO: How do you build for an earthquake?

Sunday, March 13th 2011, 12:48

After much of Japan's north-east coast was devastated by the earthquake and tsunami, can the country rebuild to withstand similar events in the future?
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Quake-hit Japan faces power cuts

Sunday, March 13th 2011, 11:40

The Japanese government warns that the continued turmoil from Friday's earthquake and tsunami will lead to electricity shortages.
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Japan fears second reactor blast

Sunday, March 13th 2011, 10:50

There is a risk of a second explosion at the quake-damaged Fukushima power station, Japanese officials say, as police warn that the death toll in the area worst affected by Friday's tsunami could exceed 10,000.
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