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The historical events that led to the ongoing war
13 Mar 2011 06:18 GMT
A massive earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami in northeastern Japan killing hundreds. [Reuters]
The 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck on Friday afternoon, creating gigantic waves. [Reuters]
Water submerged highways in the city of Sendai as the tsunami struck [AFP]
The quake shook Japan and roads in many cities caved in. [AFP]
Thousands ran out of buildings in panic and were left in a state of shock. [Reuters]
Countries around the Pacific basin were put on tsunami alert. [Reuters]
Fires broke out and Japan(***)s nuclear industry was on alert as reactors shut down automatically as a safety precaution. [Reuters]
The tidal waves swept away cars, boats, homes and people as the tsunami overwhelmed coastal barriers. [AFP]
The magnitude of Friday(***)s quake was the highest ever recorded in Japan [Reuters]
Train services in capital Tokyo were suspended following the quake. [GALLO/GETTY]
Given the scale of the disaster, it will be days before the extent of damage is finally known. [AFP]
Derelict oilfield caught in a war zone contaminating drinking water and threatening tens of thousands of civilian lives.
Environment, Humanitarian crises, War & Conflict
Pumping out 'hatred' and seeking out 'traitors', Russia's media accused of targeting government critics.
Politics, Human Rights, Media
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu delivers anti-Iran speech - but which way will Washington sway?
Politics, Middle East, United States
Human rights activists say the Bulgarian government is not properly investigating a growing number of hate attacks.
Human Rights, War & Conflict, Europe
One of India's biggest movie stars discusses his latest projects, his relationship with his fans, and politics in India.
Arts & Culture, Asia, Cinema
The untold story of how the Lebanese community overcame the odds and found their place in multicultural Australia.
Asia Pacific, Australia, Lebanon
After decades of corrupt rule, will a Chinese community's remarkable experiment in grassroots democracy succeed?
Politics, Asia, China
The history of modern Syria is offering an intriguing and incisive perspective on the current war in the country.
War & Conflict, Politics, Syria