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Japan leaders 'played down nuclear crisis'
Investigation reports that government covered-up true scale of Fukushima disaster, and considered Tokyo evacuation.
Last updated: 28 Feb 2012 17:56 GMT
Japan finance minister to be new PM
Yoshihiko Noda set to succeed Naoto Kan as prime minister after being elected leader by ruling Democratic party.
Last updated: 29 Aug 2011 05:49 GMT
Japan's ruling party set to elect new leader
Five candidates in contest to become Japan's sixth prime minister in five years amid internal political crisis.
Last updated: 28 Aug 2011 07:50 GMT
Japan to compensate nuclear victims
Relief at nuclear operator TEPCO as cabinet approves bill to compensate thousands of people effected by Fukushima plant.
Last updated: 14 Jun 2011 04:24 GMT
Tepco confirms extra reactor meltdowns
Operator of Fukushima Daiichi plant says fuel rods at three of the plant's six reactors melted early in the crisis.
Last updated: 24 May 2011 09:10 GMT
Japan to shut second nuclear plant
Hamaoka plant will only reopen after being buttressed to withstand massive tsunami, raising energy shortage concerns.
Last updated: 09 May 2011 11:21 GMT
Japan PM calls for nuclear plant shutdown
Naoto Kan calls for closure of Hamaoka plant, considered at high risk from a powerful earthquake in coming decades.
Last updated: 06 May 2011 18:07 GMT
Japan fears nuclear plant meltdown
Blast reported at nuclear plant amid worries that quake-hit reactor can no longer cool radioactive substances.
Last updated: 12 Mar 2011 15:30 GMT
Tsunami-hit Japan counts losses
Coastline swamped and hundreds dead as biggest quake in centuries sends wave crashing ashore and puts Pacific on alert.
Last updated: 12 Mar 2011 04:34 GMT
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Gaza: Nowhere to hide
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ugandans baffled by sleeping ministers
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Are UK banks targeting Muslim charities?
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Migrants in Italy: Arrival and survival
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
JOURNALISM UNDER FIRE
The rise of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
Ebola outbreak: We need information, not panic
Moderate or zealot on Israel: No real difference
Hollowing out the state in the Middle East
US' top terror cities: Old practice, new discourse
Khaled A Beydoun
Why is Catholicism important in South Korea?
Black youth bear brunt of drug cocktail
Young men and women are hooked to third-grade heroin mixed with rat poison, detergents and HIV/AIDS medicine.
In Pictures: Thailand's Buddhist detox centre
The Wat Tham Krabok monastery is Thailand's largest free drug rehabilitation facility.
In Pictures: West Bank shops boycott Israel
Palestinian shops are removing Israeli products from their shelves to protest Israel's military assault on Gaza.
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