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Radiation levels in Japan now high enough to endanger humans

TOKYO: Japan’s nuclear crisis veered towards a catastrophe today after explosions at two more reactors and a fire rocked the quake-stricken nuclear power plants at Fukushima and the Prime Minister, Mr Naoto Kan warned that radiation levels were now high enough to endanger humans.

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UN Security Council divided on no-fly zone in Libya

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council was today divided on imposing a no-fly zone over Libya, even though the Arab League has urgently called for the measure after the Libyan Leader, Mr Muammar Gaddafi’s advancing army regained control of some rebel-held towns.

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11 killed in Iraq suicide attack

KANAAN (IRAQ): A suicide attacker rammed a truck packed with explosives into an army barracks in Iraq’s Diyala province today, killing at least eleven members of the troops and wounding 14 others, a security official said.
 The attack took place at around 6.00 am at an army base at Kanaan, some 70 km northeast of Baghdad, the official said.

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Fresh blast in Japan nuclear plant

TOKYO:  An explosion rocked another Japanese reactor in Fukushima on Monday, injuring 11 people as technicians scrambled to tackle the cooling problem in a third reactor.

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Japan struggles to avert nuclear meltdowns

TOKYO: Facing an unprecedented nuclear crisis, Japan on Sunday struggled hard to avert multiple meltdowns at two of its reactors damaged by the devastating earthquake and tsunami as it braced for a fresh explosion at Fukushima plant amid fears that the toll may exceed 10,000 in the ravaged northeastern coast.

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Pakistan rejects India’s request to quiz Lakhvi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has rejected India’s request to interrogate seven Pakistanis, including Lashkar-e-Taiba  operative Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, who have been arrested in connection with the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, an official said.

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Gaddafi troops capture oil town

CAIRO:  After a series of counterattacks by troops of Mr Muammar Gaddafi, the outgunned and loosely organised rebels were on Sunday  pushed out of eastern oil town of Brega, as the Arab League supported a ‘no-fly’ zone to halt the advance of the Libyan military to opposition stronghold of Benghazi.

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