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High cost of cheap energy: Fukushima tragedy 2 years on

High cost of cheap energy: Fukushima tragedy 2 years on

Two years after the Fukushima disaster, much of the clean-up effort is still ‘theoretical’, survivors go to court for compensation and thousands march against nuclear power, while the government gives…

North Korea cuts hotline with South following threats

North Korea cuts hotline with South following threats

Pyongyang has cut a key communication hotline with South Korea, Seoul’s Unification Ministry said Monday. The tensions between the neighbors have once again flared after the UN adopted a fresh…

Asteroid ‘size of city block’ to skim past Earth on Saturday

Asteroid ‘size of city block’ to skim past Earth on Saturday

The 460-foot-long Asteroid 2013 ET is set to whizz past Earth on Saturday – the latest in our planet’s galactic ‘pinball contest’. Earlier in the day, the 2013 EC20 passed…

WOMEN: Hopes and challenges for world’s women

WOMEN: Hopes and challenges for world’s women

Women make up more than half of the world’s population, so what was the point in creating International Women’s Day? The initiative came from Clara Zetkin, a German Socialist, who…

The funeral of Hugo Chavez

The funeral of Hugo Chavez

Leaders from all over the world have arrived in Venezuela for the funeral of Hugo Chavez, who died Wednesday. At least 50 different countries sent delegates for the funeral in…

BERLIN ‘Don’t tear down this wall!’

BERLIN ‘Don’t tear down this wall!’

Plans to remove sections of Berlin’s East Side Gallery, the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall, have struck a raw nerve in the German capital. Opponents see it as…

China has overtaken the US as the world’s largest net oil importer

China has overtaken the US as the world’s largest net oil importer

China has overtaken the US as the world’s largest net oil importer, according to a Financial Times report. The US has been the world’s largest net oil importer since the…

Solar power can outshine oil in a few decades – Shell

Solar power can outshine oil in a few decades – Shell

World demand for oil will reach its peak between 2035-2040, after which solar power or gas will take the lead a study by Royal Dutch Shell predicts. After research into…

Obama to threaten Iran with military strike in June, Israeli media reports

Obama to threaten Iran with military strike in June, Israeli media reports

President Barack Obama says the United States could launch an attack on Iran as early as this June, Israeli media reports. According to a report on Israel’s Channel 10 News…

PETA mad about bombing Guam with dead mice

PETA mad about bombing Guam with dead mice

The US government’s plan to bomb Guam with poisoned dead mice has sparked outrage among animal rights activists who have referred to the plan as a “clumsy dangerous massacre” of…