Japan ends nuclear shutdown sparked by Fukushima crisis – Anti-nuclear sentiment still runs high

TOKYO: Japan yesterday restarted its nuclear power programme after a shutdown triggered by the 2011 Fukushima crisis, as the government pushes to return to...

Japan to restart first reactor under new rules since crisis – Japan’s 43 operable...

TOKYO: A power plant operator said it will restart a reactor in southern Japan today, the first restart under new safety requirements following the...

Typhoon heads to China after killing four in Taiwan

SHANGHAI: Typhoon Soudelor moved towards China yesterday, weaker but still packing a punch, after killing at least four people and leaving a trail of...

Mixed messages on 777 part frustrate Flight 370 families

KUALA LUMPUR: The confusion and frustration that punctuated the investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 erupted anew yesterday after officials offered...

Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing – Mayor calls for a nuclear-weapons-free...

HIROSHIMA: Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima yesterday, with Mayor Kazumi Matsui renewing calls for US President Barack Obama...

Mystery of missing jet slowly unravels – Malaysia confirms wing part is from ill-fated...

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia confirmed early today that a piece of a wing washed up on an Indian Ocean island beach last week was from...

No common approach with US on fighting IS: Russia – Islamic State is the...

KUALA LUMPUR/MOSCOW: Russia and the United States have not been able to agree on a common approach to fighting Islamic State, Foreign Minister Sergei...

Desperation mounts in flood-hit Myanmar – Official death toll climbs to 69

YANGON: Tens of thousands of people huddled yesterday in monasteries and other makeshift evacuation centres in remote areas of Myanmar cut off by deadly...

Investigators ‘moving close’ to solving MH370 mystery – Plane debris found in Indian Ocean...

KUALA LUMPUR: Investigators are “moving close to solving the mystery of MH370,” Malaysia’s deputy transport minister said yesterday, adding that a piece of wreckage...

Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

BEIJING: Lion dancers swayed and confetti canons erupted yesterday as news came that Beijing would become the first city to host both the summer...

S Korea’s billionaire Chung running for FIFA president – FIFA hopeful slams ‘cannibal’ Blatter...

SEOUL: South Korean billionaire Chung Mong-Joon pushed his candidacy for the FIFA presidency in uncompromising terms yesterday, calling Sepp Blatter a corrupt “cannibal” and...

Fur trade a goldmine for China’s Olympic bid city

China’s proposed Winter Olympics co-host boasts pristine ski slopes carpeted with artificial snow, but the city once dubbed the country’s “fur capital” is also...

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