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Aerial view of the Fukushima I plant area

Third explosion at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

An explosion was reported early in the morning Tuesday at 0610 local time at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, at reactor number two. The blast is feared to have breached the pressure chamber.The explosion apparently happened in the area of the reactor called the "pressure suppression room," part of

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Singapore to test Japanese food imports for radiation

Singapore - Singapore on Monday said it was to start testing imported Japanese food for radiation following possible nuclear leaks from power plants in Japan.As a precautionary measure, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority said it would 'monitor Japanese produce based on source and potential risk of contamination.''Samples will be taken

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Malaysia Newspaper Apologizes for Comic Tsunami Image

A Malaysian newspaper has apologized for printing a caricature of Japanese cartoon superhero Ultraman comically trying to outrun a tsunami.Malaysians reacted with a tirade of anger after the Malay-language Berita Harian daily newspaper published the cartoon Sunday.Critics vented on Twitter and Facebook and some called for a boycott

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A fishing boat is among debris in Ofunato, Japan, following a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami

8.9 magnitude earthquake hits Japan, causes tsunami

A massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake occurred in northern Japan early on Friday. The earthquake's epicenter is 130 km (81 miles) east of Sendai, in the Honshu island of Japan. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter was at a depth of 24.4 km (15.2 miles).The earthquake triggered tsunamis in

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