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Japan falls silent a month after tsunami


Japan fell silent at 2:46 pm on Monday as people across the country remembered the thousands killed by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and the monster tsunami it created.

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Strongest aftershock since Japan tsunami kills 2

A strong aftershock ripped through northeastern Japan, killing two people, knocking out power to vast areas Friday and piling misery on a region still buried under the rubble of last month's devastati

Japan on 'maximum alert' over Fukushima nuclear plant


Japan said on Tuesday the government is on 'maximum alert' over a crippled nuclear plant where highly radioactive water has halted repair work and plutonium has been found in the soil.

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Japan prepares to restart work at nuclear plant

A girl receives radiation exposure scanning in Koriyama, Northern Japan on Wednesday- AP

Japan ordered emergency workers to withdraw from its stricken nuclear complex on Wednesday amid a surge in radiation, temporarily suspending efforts to cool the overheating reactors. Hours later, officials said they were preparing to send the team back in.

10,000 tsunami deaths feared,bid to avert nuclear meltdown

Ships washed away by the tsunami sit on the land near a port at Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on Sunday

Japan fought hard on Sunday to avert a meltdown at three earthquake-crippled nuclear reactors, describing the massive quake and tsunami, which may have killed more than 10,000 people, as the nation’s

Volcano in Japan erupts for 6th time since last week

A volcano in Southwestern Japan erupted early on Wednesday, the sixth eruption since last week, spewing columns of smoke up to a height of around 2,000 meters.

World hardest diamond synthesised

A research team led by Ehime University has successfully synthesised what it believed to be the world’s hardest artificial diamond, a professor from the university said on Saturday.

Taguchi powers on at Hokkaido

MRF’s Japanese driver Katsuhiko Taguchi won the Rally Hokkaido, the second leg of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship here on Sunday, continuing the winning streak after capturing the Malaysian Rally title last month. Local driver H. Yanagisawa of Team Cusco stood second, while India’s Gaurav Gill came third.

Gill gears up for top finish

India’s MRF driver Gaurav Gill ended the 12th stage of the 18-stage Rally Hokkaido, the second leg of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship, on a high with a dramatic 5.1-second lead over teammate Katsu

Taguchi off the blocks early

MRF driver Katsuhiko Taguchi made a winning start to Rally Hokkaido, the second leg of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship, as he grabbed the top honours in the opening Super Special stage here on Friday.

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