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    Volcanoes Erupt Around the World – Ecuador, Russia, Japan

    Island off Japan Coast Swallows its Neighbor, Volcano Island Niijima Niijima is Japan’s newest island located in the Philippine Sea that has consistently grown in size since its inception in November. A NASA satellite image from March...

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    US sailors sue over Fukushima

    Nearly 80 US sailors are seeking $US1 billion ($A1.08 billion) from the operators of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, alleging the company lied about high radiation levels when they were delivering relief supplies after a tsunami that...

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    Huge earthquake hits near Chile, sparks fears along ‘Ring of Fire’

    Tokyo. Los Angeles. Santiago. People in these cities could be forgiven for feeling vulnerable following the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that shook northern Chile yesterday. They all lie in a zone with the ominous name: “Ring of Fire”....

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    U.S. scientists expect traces of ocean radiation from Fukushima soon

    Scientists have crowdsourced a network of volunteers taking water samples at beaches along the U.S. West Coast in hopes of capturing a detailed look at low levels of radiation drifting across the ocean since the 2011 tsunami...

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    Kim Jong-un executes uncle: Jang Song-thaek had been North Korea’s No. 2

    North Korea said it executed leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle Jang Song Thaek after a military trial convicted him of trying to overthrow the regime, the most senior figure to be purged since Kim took power nearly two...

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    Japan: Cabinet OKs $53B Stimulus as Recovery Falters

    Japan’s Cabinet approved billions of dollars of stimulus spending in a supplementary budget meant to perk up a faltering economic recovery and cushion the impact of a sales tax hike next April. The 5.5 trillion yen ($53...

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    Japan mobilizes amphibious military unit, drones to counter China threat over islands

    Japan will set up a new amphibious military unit and deploy unarmed surveillance drones in its south-west, where it faces a row with China over disputed islands, according to drafts of the nation’s latest defence plans seen on Wednesday. The...

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    Enormous earthquakes ‘are missing’ from records

    The Earth could have been struck by many more huge earthquakes in its recent history than was previously thought, scientists say. Research suggests that half of all quakes measuring more than 8.5 in magnitude that hit in...

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    Japan gives OK to S Korea’s expanded air defense zone

    Tokyo on Monday cautiously endorsed South Korea’s expanded air defense zone, saying it had blasted a similar move by China because it covered Japanese territory. Regional tensions have been on high alert since Beijing declared an Air...

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    World’s biggest investor BlackRock says US rally nearing exhaustion

    BlackRock, the world’s biggest investor, has warned that central banks are poised to tighten monetary policy in the Anglo-Saxon countries and China, advising clients to be ready to pull out of global stock markets at any sign...

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