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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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The white 'saviours' of the Arabs
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
Pakistan mulls tighter controls on madrassas
The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation's madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism.
Unravelling culture in Iraq's Kurdish region
Weaving and handicrafts are being re-taught to a younger generation of Iraqi Kurds, but not without challenges.
Surviving the post-employment economy
The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
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Armenian 'genocide': Turkey has lost the battle of truth
Eastern Ukraine: A new pawn in Putin's dangerous game
South Sudan's massacre among many
Marx's last stand: Eastern Ukraine
Libya and the ICC: Courting chaos and confusion
Crimea, Nagorno-Karabakh and the Gordian Knot
Diba Nigar Goksel
In Pictures: Myanmar's opium hotspot
A rebel militia in Myanmar's Shan state has been cracking down on drug production.
In Pictures: The Boston Marathon
Runners compete in race where last year a bombing left three dead and more than 260 people injured.
In Pictures: Recounting horror of Rana Plaza
Suffering continues for survivors and victims’ families a year after the building collapsed in Dhaka.
Three years since the start of the uprising, nine million people have been displaced by fighting.
Egypt in Turmoil
An in-depth look at Egypt's ongoing political crisis.
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