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Japan nuclear plant 'detects' signs of leak

The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear plant has said that it is moving tons of highly radioactive water from a temporary storage tank to another after detecting signs of leakage - a blow to the plant struggling with the tight storage space.<p>Tokyo Electric power Co said on Saturday that an …

Lebanon picks Salam as new prime minister

Former culture minister Tammam Salam has been designated as prime minister of Lebanon, Al Jazeera has learned.<p>Salam received 124 votes out of the 128 members of Lebanon's parliament.<p>In his first speech following his designation, Salam promised to safeguard the country's security from the effects of …

Radioactive leak found at Japan's Fukushima

Radioactive water may have leaked into the ground from a storage tank at Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in the latest of a series of troubles at the facility.<p>The fresh leak on Sunday comes a day after Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said up to 120 tonnes of contaminated …

US delays missile test over N Korea tensions

The United States has decided to delay a long-planned missile test scheduled for next week out of California "to avoid any misperception or miscalculation", given tensions with North Korea, a senior US defence official has said.<p>The unusual precaution by the US follows a barrage of hostile rhetoric …

Armed men ambush police boat in Nigeria

Armed men have ambushed a police boat in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta region, leaving 12 officers missing and presumed dead, security officials said.<p>Police Commissioner Kingsley Omire said on Sunday the boat, carrying 50 police officials, was heading to a funeral late on Friday.<p>The vessel …

Spain's youth rally against unemployment

Spanish youths have held mass protests in cities across Spain and near the country's embassies around the world against high unemployment and poor working conditions in troubled eurozone nation.<p>Thousands marched in central Madrid on Sunday to highlight the issue which they say has forced many youth …

WHO urges calm over China bird flu outbreak

A strain of bird flu that has been found in humans for the first time in eastern China is not a cause for panic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said, as the number of people infected rose to 21, including six deaths.<p>The WHO on Monday praised China for mobilising resources nationwide to …

Egypt president condemns sectarian violence

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has condemned deadly clashes at the Cairo headquarters of the Coptic Christian pope as "an attack against myself", ordering a quick probe into the violence, a statement said.<p>"I consider any attack on the cathedral an attack against myself," Morsi said on Sunday in a …

Sri Lanka to set up inquiry into mass grave

Sri Lankan authorities will appoint a commission to investigate a mass grave where more than 150 skulls and bones were found last year, a government spokesman says.<p>Lakshman Hulugalle, head of the government's Media Centre for National Security, said on Monday President Mahinda Rajapaksa had taken …

Turkey police clash with trial protesters

Turkish police have fired water cannon, teargas and pepper spray as they clashed with thousands of activists protesting outside a court in support of 275 people accused of plotting to topple the government.<p>Monday's turmoil prompted the court to adjourn the trial until Thursday.<p>Defendants in the …

North Korea To Shut Jointly Run Factories, May Test Missile

Louisa Lim, reporting on the NPR Newscast<p><b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>Monday's developments on the Korean Peninsula, where tensions have been running even higher than usual in recent weeks:<p>-- North Korea says it is recalling workers from the Kaesong Industrial Complex, inside its territory, …

Digging Out From Mumbai's Massive Building Collapse

The Steubenville Rape Case Is Back — Are Parents at Party Houses to Blame?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The long and potentially dead-end grand jury process is underway in the rape case in Steubenville, …

Turbulence Ahead! Climate Change To Cause Bumpier Flights, Longer Trips

Buckle up, because it’s going to be a bumpy ride over the seas in the coming years as climate change increases the times -- and discomfort -- of …

Baird tests new Israeli coalition’s potential for peace process

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is gauging the dynamics of the new Israeli government, trying to determine how the motley combination of coalition partners will affect potential talks with Palestinians.<p>Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new coalition is a hodgepodge of parties with clashing …