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Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant begins risky fuel rod removal

The operating company at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan has begun the risky but crucial task of removing radioactive fuel rods from one of the four reactors.<p>It is seen as an important first step towards making the plant stable.<p>In a process due to take over a year, more than 1,500 …

Associated Press News

Baby born 92 days after mother is declared brain dead

Hungarian doctors kept a baby alive in its mother's womb 92 days after she had been declared brain dead<p>Doctors at a <b>Hungarian</b> hospital have delivered a premature but healthy baby 92 days after the child’s mother was declared brain dead.<p>The 32-year-old mother had suffered a catastrophic stroke during …

Pregnancy

North Korea publicly executes 80, some for videos or Bibles, report says

As many as 80 people were publicly executed in North Korea earlier this month, some for offenses as minor as watching South Korean movies or possessing a Bible.<p>South Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo reported that the so-called criminals were put to death in seven cities across North Korea on Nov. 3, …

China captures five suspects over Tiananmen Square 'terror attack'

After days of silence Beijing claims explosion of jeep at heart of China’s capital was “carefully planned organised and premeditated” attack carried out by “ferocious” criminals<p>The explosion of a car in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on Monday that killed five people and injured nearly 40 was a …

Extremism

Israel releases 26 more Palestinian prisoners as part of talks deal

Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners early Wednesday, the second of four batches to be released as part of a deal that set in motion the current Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.<p>The decision to release the 26 has triggered anguish and anger in Israel, where many view the men as terrorists who have …

King of Swaziland chooses teenager as 15th wife

King Mswati III of Swaziland, sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch, has chosen an 18-year-old beauty pageant contestant to be his 15th wife.<p>Sindiswa Dlamini was spotted by the 45-year-old monarch as she and thousands of other <b>Swazi</b> maidens danced bare-breasted before him at the annual Reed …

Africa