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Japan ups growth rate


June 8th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 8 (IANS) Japan Friday raised its economic growth to 4.7 percent for the January-March quarter from the previous 4.1 percent.The real GDP figure for the period is equivalent ... Read more...

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Japanese PM Kan resigns amid sinking approval ratings


August 27th, 2011 - 2:26 am ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan resigned on Friday after almost 15 months in office amid sinking approval ratings, NHK Television reported.Kan said he is stepping down as the ... Read more...

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UN chief calls for nuclear safety


August 8th, 2011 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Aug 8 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday called for strengthening nuclear safety after visiting Japan's disaster-hit zone in Fukushima.Ban said at a joint press conference with Japanese ... Read more...

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Japan quake-tsunami toll tops 14,700


May 1st, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 1 (IANS) The toll in Japan's March 11 quake and tsunami has reached 14,704, while 10,969 remain unaccounted for in six prefectures, police said.The Japanese government has ... Read more...

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Tokyo operator to be banned from Fukushima n-plant


April 24th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), that earlier operated the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant, will not be allowed to resume reactor operations at the ... Read more...

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Japan’s quake-tsunami toll nears 13,800


April 17th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The toll from last month's 9-magnitude quake and ensuing tsunami in Japan has reached 13,778, while nearly 14,141 remain unaccounted for, Japanese news agency ... Read more...

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Greenpeace observes a month of Japanese quake, tsunami (Second Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) Marking a month of the devastating earthquake and associated tsunami that hit Japan, members of Greenpeace India held candlelight vigils at the India Gate in ... Read more...

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14,000 still missing one month after Japan’s quake-tsunami


April 11th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 11 (ANI): One month after a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, nearly 14,000 people are still missing and workers are still struggling to regain the control of the crippled ... Read more...

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Tsunami warning lifted in quake-hit Japan (Second Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 11 (IANS) A tsunami alert that was sounded after a magnitude-7.1 quake jolted Japan Monday evening was later lifted as the magnitude was revised to 7.0, the Japan ... Read more...

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Japan quake, tsunami toll tops 12,000


April 3rd, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The toll in the magnitude 9 quake that triggered a giant tsunami in Japan has surpassed 12,000 while nearly 15,500 were unaccounted for, the Kyodo ... Read more...

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Disasters hold back Queensland Tourism’s Million Dollar Memo campaign


March 22nd, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 22 (ANI): The disasters that have struck Australia have held back Queensland Tourism's Million Dollar Memo campaign, which is like the successful Best Job in the World promotion of 2009.Million ... Read more...

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Quake-tsunami may cost Japan $235 bn, says World Bank


March 21st, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 21 (IANS) The devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan March 11 may cost the country's economy $235 billion, the World Bank said Monday.This amount was around four ... Read more...

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Cooling efforts on at Fukushima n-plant; toll 7,700


March 20th, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 20 (IANS) Japan continued efforts to avert a nuclear meltdown Sunday, shooting tonnes of water into two reactors in the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant and succeeded in restoring ... Read more...

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Another 115 Pakistanis return from quake, tsunami-hit Japan


March 15th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 15(ANI): Another batch of 115 Pakistanis returned from Japan on Tuesday after the country was struck by a massive earthquake and tsunami.The passengers, who were brought back by a Pakistan ... Read more...

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Parliament pays homage to Japan quake, tsunami victims


March 14th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 14 (ANI): Both Houses of Parliament on Monday paid homage to the thousands of people killed in Friday's devastating earthquake-cum- tsunami in northeast Japan.Members observed silence as a ... Read more...

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Hindus call for prayers for Japan quake-tsunami victims


March 13th, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Mar 13 (ANI): Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, called for prayers for the victims of Friday's devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in ... Read more...

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Celebrities tweet their prayers to Japan’s quake, Tsunami victims


March 12th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): Celebrities took to their Twitter pages to tweet their heartfelt condolences to the earthquake and Tsunami hit victims of Japan.Even actor Charlie Sheen, 45, took a break ... Read more...

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Tectonic plates’ movement caused Japan quake, tsunami


March 12th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (IANS) The devastating earthquake that shook Japan was caused by movement of massive tectonic plates that thrust one below the other and forced the seabed and ... Read more...

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Pakistan expresses “total solidarity and support” to quake, tsunami-hit Japan


March 12th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 12(ANI): Pakistan has expressed its "total solidarity and support" to the government and people of Japan in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the country on ... Read more...

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Hundreds dead as devastating quake, tsunami hit Japan (Second Intro Roundup)


March 12th, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 11 (IANS) Huge tsunami waves, some 10 metres high, triggered by a devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake, slammed northeastern Japan Friday and swept away people, houses, cars, boats and crops ... Read more...

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Japan hit by massive quake, tsunami, 200-300 killed (Roundup)


March 11th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 11 (IANS) Ten metre high tsunami waves slammed northeastern Japan Friday triggered by a massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake and swept away people, cars, boats, crops and buildings as the ... Read more...

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India expresses sympathy to Japan over quake,tsunami tragedy


March 11th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar.11 (ANI): India on Friday conveyed its sympathies to the government and people of Japan, hours after that country was ravaged by a severe earthquake and tsunami.The government also ... Read more...

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8.8 quake hits Japan, triggers tsunami (Second Lead)


March 11th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 11 (IANS) A massive earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale hit Japan and triggered tsunamis as high as 10 metres that slammed coastal areas. There was no ... Read more...

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System that will warn of impending tsunami developed


March 6th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Seismologists have developed a system that warns of an impending tsunami only minutes after the initial earthquake, thus helping minimise the death toll by giving locals ... Read more...

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More than 700 dead in Chile quake, tsunami


March 1st, 2010 - 3:32 am ICT by BNO News
CONCEPCION, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- More than 700 people are confirmed dead after the extremely powerful Chilean earthquake that unleashed a tsunami, killing many near the epicenter and triggering a tsunami warnings ... Read more...

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Quake, tsunami kill at least 214 people in Chile (Second Lead)


February 28th, 2010 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, Feb 28 (DPA) An 8.8-magnitude quake and a resulting tsunami killed at least 214 people in Chile, Chilean Interior Minister Edmundo Perez Yoma has said. "This was a cataclysm of immense ... Read more...

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At least 122 dead in Chile quake, tsunami warnings continue (Update)


February 28th, 2010 - 2:38 am ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- An extremely powerful earthquake struck near Concepcion, Chile on early Saturday, seismologists said, unleashing a tsunami that triggered tsunami warnings in dozens of countries throughout the ... Read more...

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At least 122 dead in Chile quake, tsunami warnings continue


February 28th, 2010 - 12:45 am ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- An extremely powerful earthquake struck near Concepcion, Chile on early Saturday, seismologists said, unleashing a tsunami that triggered tsunami warnings in dozens of countries throughout the ... Read more...

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At least 122 dead in Chile quake, tsunami warnings continue (Update)


February 27th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- An extremely powerful earthquake struck near Concepcion, Chile on early Saturday, seismologists said, unleashing a tsunami that triggered tsunami warnings in dozens of countries throughout ... Read more...

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At least 122 dead in Chile quake, tsunami warnings continue


February 27th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- An extremely powerful earthquake struck near Concepcion, Chile on early Saturday, seismologists said, unleashing a tsunami that triggered tsunami warnings in dozens of countries throughout the ... Read more...

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