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TOKYO: Another leak of radioactive water has been found at Fukushima on Thursday, the latest setback for the troubled cleanup at the broken nuclear power station. Tokyo Electric Power said highly-polluted water, which spilled out of a storage tank as it was being filled, may have made its way out…

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TOKYO: Japanese and United States (US) foreign and defense ministers huddled on Thursday to renew their security alliance as an emboldened Tokyo looks to push back against regional threats and the growing might of China. US Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio…

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SYDNEY: Two Japanese men were on Thursday charged with attempting to smuggle 30 lizards out of Australia. The men aged 38 and 33 were caught during a baggage examination at Perth International Airport. Western Australia Department of Parks and Wildlife senior wildlife investigator Rick Dawson said the haul was worth…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: North Korea has clearly restarted an aging plutonium reactor that would help it boost its nuclear weapons program, the United States-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University said on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) after analyzing new imagery. A commercial satellite picture taken on September 19 showed the plutonium reactor…

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DHAKA: Energy-starved Bangladesh on Wednesday inaugurated the opening phase of work for its first ever nuclear power plant using Russian technology. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina laid the foundation stone of the Rooppur nuclear power plant in the country’s northwest, which will have two 1,000 megawatt reactors costing up to $4…

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RIYADH – A Saudi court has sentenced four men to up to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes for dancing “naked” in public, media reported on Thursday. In a video posted on YouTube, several men appear dancing atop a vehicle in the ultra-conservative province of Qassim. None seemed…

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Malacanang on Thursday said US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit the country in President Barack Obama’s stead. Obama cancelled his trip to the Philippines because of the partial US government shutdown. Palace spokesman Edwin Lacierda said Obama called President Benigno Aquino 3rd to inform him of the…

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Negligence on the part of the unit owner, caretaker and tenant was responsible for the explosion at an upscale condominium in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City that killed four people last May 31. Interior Secretary Mar Roxas on Thursday reported the findings of an inter-agency task force and foreign…

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YEONGAM, South Korea – Runaway championship leader Sebastian Vettel admitted Thursday that the boos he has recently been subjected to were “not nice for sure”, pointing the finger at disgruntled Ferrari fans. The Red Bull driver, going after a fourth world title in a row, is on a strong…