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Most Japan voters want new PM

TOKYO: Most Japanese want a new prime minister to lead the massive rebuilding needed after last month’s earthquake and tsunami, newspaper polls showed on Monday, as the head of government was again scolded in parliament for his handling of the disaster.

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TEPCO nuclear plant operator promises compensation

TOKYO/FUKUSHIMA: Japanese government today ordered the embattled operator of radiation-leaking Fukushima nuclear plant to urgently pay USD 12,000 in provisional compensation to each of 50,000 affected households near the facility, amid frantic efforts to tackle the atomic crisis.

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South African town gets first Gandhi statue

JOHANNESBURG: Lenasia, the predominantly Indian suburb in south of the city, now has its first statue of Mahatma Gandhi, more than half-a-century after the area was developed by the South Africa’s apartheid government to settle all the Indians of the capital.

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