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By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 28th, 2013
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(IRIN) – Parts of southern Somalia are yet to recover from the battering they took in 2010-2011, when severe drought followed excessive rain, and now the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) says insufficient rain may fall in the coming months. “We are concerned – our for...
By benim
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Sep 24th, 2011
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A six-tones NASA science satellite pierced the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean and fell back to Earth, the U.S. space agency said on Saturday, but it was not yet known where the remains landed. NASA said its decommissioned Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, which took an unpredictable course as i...
By benim
In East Africa
Apr 29th, 2011
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The Horn of Africa faces a severe drought that poses risk to over 8 million lives. Acute food and water shortages due to the worst drought in 30 years threaten millions of lives in the region, according to the Consortium of British Humanitarian Agencies (CBHA). The failure of seasonal rains has cause...
By benim
In Asia
Mar 21st, 2011
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Fukushima – The toll of Japan’s triple disaster came into clearer focus on Monday after police estimates showed more than 18 000 people died, the World Bank said rebuilding may cost $235bn and more cases of radiation-tainted vegetables and tap water turned up. Japanese officials reported ...
By benim
In Asia
Mar 16th, 2011
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Japan has withdrawn all of its workers from the Fukushima 1 nuclear power plant, saying it is too dangerous after a surge in radiation. The decision came after a second fire broke out in Reactor 4, following a prior blaze that had not been properly extinguished. Japan’s chief cabinet secretary ...
By benim
In Asia
Mar 15th, 2011
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The death toll in Japan climbed to more than 3,000 Tuesday in the aftermath of a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and a tsunami that have devastated the northern part of the country. In addition to the official toll reported by national broadcaster NHK, more than 15,000 people are reported to be unaccounted ...
By benim
In Asia
Mar 15th, 2011
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* Radiation continues to leak after new fire breaks out at fourth reactor * PM extends exclusion zone to 19 miles and warns residents to stay inside * Radioactive wind could reach Tokyo today * Third explosion last night raises fears of nuclear meltdown * Latest blast in number two reactor – pr...
By benim
In Asia
Mar 15th, 2011
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Japan warned radioactive levels had become “significantly” higher around a quake-stricken nuclear power plant on Tuesday after explosions at two reactors, and the French embassy said a low-level radioactive wind could reach Tokyo within hours. Prime Minister Naoto Kan urged people within ...
By benim
In Asia
Mar 14th, 2011
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OMA, Japan – The second hydrogen explosion in three days rocked a Japanese nuclear plant Monday, sending a massive cloud of smoke into the air and injuring 11 workers. The blast was felt 25 miles (40 kilometres) away, but the plant’s operator said the radiation levels at the affected unit...
By benim
In Asia
Mar 14th, 2011
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A fresh explosion at Japan’s quake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex on Monday is unlikely to have led to a large escape of radioactivity, the government said. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano was speaking after a hydrogen explosion at the No.3 reactor in the plant, w...