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Fukushima radiation leak 'a serious incident'

Fukushima radiation leak 'a serious incident' Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Japan has raised the severity of the latest leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant, now describing it as a "serious radiation incident"
Radioactive water leak at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

Radioactive water leak at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

The operator of Japan's tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant has said that about 300 tons of highly radioactive water have leaked from one of the hundreds of storage tanks there — its worst leak yet from one of the vessels. 
Heavy rains, floods batter Philippines

Heavy rains, floods batter Philippines Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

Heavy monsoon rains are pounding the Philippine capital Manila and surrounding areas for a second straight day, flooding streets and shutting down financial markets and government offices.
Volcano in southern Japan erupts

Volcano in southern Japan erupts Mon, 19 Aug, 2013

A volcano in southern Japan has erupted, creating a spectacular plume of ash 3.1 miles high.
Thousands evacuated across Russia's flood-hit Far East

Thousands evacuated across Russia's flood-hit Far East Sun, 18 Aug, 2013

As many as 100,000 people may be evacuated from their homes near Russia's border with China if the region's biggest floods for 120 years get worse, Russian media reported on Saturday. 
27 dead, 41 missing at wedding party during floods in Yemen

27 dead, 41 missing at wedding party during floods in Yemen Sat, 17 Aug, 2013

At least 27 people died and more than 41 are missing after a wedding party was swept away while they were driving across a valley flooded by monsoon rains in southern Yemen, local officials say.
NSA broke privacy rules 'thousands of times' per year

NSA broke privacy rules 'thousands of times' per year Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

The US National Security Agency (NSA) broke privacy rules and overstepped its legal authority thousands of times since 2008, according to documents leaked by CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
6.5-magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand

6.5-magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

A strong earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale has jolted New Zealand's capital, halting air and rail services, but there have been no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
US scientists discover new mammal species

US scientists discover new mammal species Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

US scientists announced Thursday the rare discovery of a new carnivorous mammal that lives in the trees of the Andes mountains in South America.
Tropical Storm Erin forms in eastern Atlantic

Tropical Storm Erin forms in eastern Atlantic Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

Tropical Storm Erin, the fifth named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, has formed west-southwest of the southern Cape Verde Islands in the far east Atlantic Ocean, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Thursday.
China braces for Typhoon Utor

China braces for Typhoon Utor Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

Southern China is bracing itself for the arrival of Typhoon Utor - which has already hit the Philippines and Hong Kong.
Hong Kong braces for Typhoon Utor

Hong Kong braces for Typhoon Utor Wed, 14 Aug, 2013

A typhoon lashed Hong Kong with wind and rain, closing down the bustling Asian financial center Wednesday before sweeping toward mainland China.
New H7N9 bird flu death confirmed in China

New H7N9 bird flu death confirmed in China Tue, 13 Aug, 2013

A Chinese man infected with the deadly H7N9 avian influenza died of multiple organ failure, taking the number of deaths due to the new type of bird flu to 44 in the country. 
Hundreds flee as Indonesian volcano erupts

Hundreds flee as Indonesian volcano erupts Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

More than 500 residents were evacuated after a volcano in central Indonesia erupted over the weekend, spewing hot ash and lava that killed five people, officials said Monday.
Six dead in Indonesian volcanic eruption

Six dead in Indonesian volcanic eruption Sat, 10 Aug, 2013

Six people were killed by hot ash as Mt. Rokatenda on Palue island in East Nusa Tenggara province in central Indonesia erupted again on Saturday, officials have said.

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