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UN atomic agency to visit Fukushima
UN atomic agency to visit Fukushima

The UN atomic agency said Friday it is sending a team from October 14-21 to review Japan's progress cleaning up areas around the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant.

UN atomic agency to visit Fukushima
New leak at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant: TEPCO
New leak at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant: TEPCO

Another leak of radioactive water has been found at Fukushima, the plant's Japanese operator said Thursday, the latest setback for the troubled clean-up at the broken nuclear power station.

New leak at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant: TEPCO
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Kashagan accident won't harm commercial production: Kazakhstan Minister

A small content of gas was discovered in the air during a check of the ground gas pipeline 2km from Bolashak oil treatment plant in Atyrau oblast.

Kashagan accident won't harm commercial production: Kazakhstan Minister
Bradley Manning's defense attorney David Coombs. ©REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan
Manning files bid for Obama pardon: lawyer

Lawyers for Chelsea Manning filed a request for a pardon from President Barack Obama on Tuesday following the soldier's 35-year jail sentence for the biggest intelligence leak in US history.

Manning files bid for Obama pardon: lawyer
Japan unveils $470 mn plan for Fukushima water leaks
Japan unveils $470 mn plan for Fukushima water leaks

The Japanese government on Tuesday unveiled a $470 million plan to stem radioactive water leaks at Fukushima, including freezing the ground underneath the stricken nuclear plant, as it pledged to lead from the front.

Japan unveils $470 mn plan for Fukushima water leaks
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Chemical leak in Shanghai kills 15: local government

A liquid ammonia leak from a refrigeration unit at a food company in China's commercial hub of Shanghai killed 15 people on Saturday.

Chemical leak in Shanghai kills 15: local government
Japan PM pledges greater government role at Fukushima
Japan PM pledges greater government role at Fukushima

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised to the world his government will play a greater role in stopping leaks of highly radioactive water at Fukushima.

Japan PM pledges greater government role at Fukushima
Japan's Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Toshimitsu Motegi. ©REUTERS/Pascal Lauener
Japan minister at Fukushima after radioactive leak

Japan's government was ramping up pressure on electric utility TEPCO after a huge leak of radioactive water at Fukushima.

Japan minister at Fukushima after radioactive leak
Japan nuclear watchdog inspects Fukushima water leak
Japan nuclear watchdog inspects Fukushima water leak

Japan's nuclear watchdog on Friday dispatched an inspection team to the crippled Fukushima plant after workers found a huge toxic water leak and unexplained radiation hotspots.

Japan nuclear watchdog inspects Fukushima water leak
Japan upgrades Fukushima leak to level three 'serious incident'
Japan upgrades Fukushima leak to level three 'serious incident'

Japan's nuclear regulator upgraded a radioactive water leak at the crippled Fukushima plant to a level three "serious incident".

Japan upgrades Fukushima leak to level three 'serious incident'
WikiLeaks: Manning apologizes, admits he 'hurt US'
WikiLeaks: Manning apologizes, admits he 'hurt US'

US Army private Bradley Manning apologized on Wednesday for leaking secret intelligence files to WikiLeaks and admitted for the first time that he had harmed his country and others.

WikiLeaks: Manning apologizes, admits he 'hurt US'
Building explosion in Argentina leaves at least 8 dead
Building explosion in Argentina leaves at least 8 dead

A powerful blast from a gas leak ripped through a ten-story apartment building in Argentina's third largest city Tuesday, leaving at least eight dead and 61 injured.

Building explosion in Argentina leaves at least 8 dead
Snowden's father to visit Russia 'soon': lawyer
Snowden's father to visit Russia 'soon': lawyer

Edward Snowden's father is seeking a Russian visa and plans to visit his fugitive son in Moscow soon.

Snowden's father to visit Russia 'soon': lawyer
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Brazil calls US explanation of its alleged spying 'insufficient'

Brazil said Washington had not sufficiently responded to Brasilia's request it explain the alleged US electronic spying disclosed by rogue intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.

Brazil calls US explanation of its alleged spying 'insufficient'
Edward Snowden. ©TANYA LOKSHINA/HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
Putin accuses US of 'trapping' Snowden in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday accused the United States of trapping US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden in Moscow.

Putin accuses US of 'trapping' Snowden in Russia
Spain says sorry to Bolivia over Morales airspace block
Spain says sorry to Bolivia over Morales airspace block

Spain Monday voiced regret at its diplomatic row with Bolivia, sparked when President Evo Morales' plane was blocked from Spanish airspace over suspicions US fugitive Edward Snowden was on the jet.

Spain says sorry to Bolivia over Morales airspace block
Edward Snowden. ©TANYA LOKSHINA/HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
S. American leaders back asylum amid Snowden row

South American leaders defended their right to offer asylum, venting anger at claims of US spying in the region while intelligence leaker Edward Snowden's fate hangs in the balance.

S. American leaders back asylum amid Snowden row
US, China clash over Snowden but see trade progress
US, China clash over Snowden but see trade progress

The United States reprimanded China for not handing over fugitive leaker Edward Snowden, but the two powers saw progress elsewhere in ties including on reaching an investment treaty.

US, China clash over Snowden but see trade progress
Snowden has not yet accepted Venezuela asylum: WikiLeaks
Snowden has not yet accepted Venezuela asylum: WikiLeaks

The WikiLeaks anti-secrecy website said that fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden had not yet formally accepted asylum in Venezuela.

Snowden has not yet accepted Venezuela asylum: WikiLeaks
Venezuelan leader offers Snowden 'humanitarian asylum'
Venezuelan leader offers Snowden 'humanitarian asylum'

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro offered to give "humanitarian asylum" to US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, who is waiting in a Moscow airport for a nation to give him sanctuary.

Venezuelan leader offers Snowden 'humanitarian asylum'