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Japan nuke crisis crew not told of danger, says worker

IWAKI: The operator of a Japanese nuclear plant that went into a tsunami-triggered meltdown knew the risks from highly radioactive water at the site but sent in crews without adequate protection or warnings, a worker said in a legal complaint.

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Fresh bombings hit Damascus

BEIRUT: Syria’s state-run news agency says a fresh wave of bombings has hit Damascus and its outskirts.  SANA says “terrorists detonated” three bombs in Al-azzeh district of Damascus late Wednesday night, targeting a mosque, a sports club and a shop.

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SANDY WREAKS HAVOC IN US; 33 KILLED

NEW YORK:  Megastorm Sandy hit the US east coast with fierce force on Tuesday, claiming at least 33 lives across seven states, plunging millions of homes into darkness and leaving the New York Stock Exchange shut for two straight days for the first time since 1888.

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Sandy cuts power to 7.3 million homes

NEW YORK:  At least 7.3 million homes and businesses on the US East Coast were without power on Tuesday after hurricane Sandy tore down power lines, flooded networks and sparked an explosion at a Consolidated Edison substation on Manhattan’s East River.

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US nuclear plant declares ‘alert’

NEW YORK: Exelon Corp declared an “alert” at its New Jersey Oyster Creek nuclear power plant due to a record storm surge, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said, warning that a further water rise could force the country’s oldest working plant to use emergency water supplies to cool spent uranium fuel rods.

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Britain commits to Malala’s health, female education

LONDON: Shot teenage activist Malala Yousufzai’s full recovery is the absolute priority of the British government, which is determined to do all it can to champion education for women and girls in Pakistan, claimed the British Foreign Minister, Mr William Hague.

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Lanka bracing to face UN rights review

COLOMBO: Lanka will undergo a periodical scrutiny of the United Nations’ human rights body that will review its progress on the rights front and might pose tough questions on the issue of violations in Tamil-dominated areas.

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Superstorm Sandy shuts down northeastern US

NEW YORK: Millions of Americans in the country's heavily populated East Coast barricaded themselves in to brace up for Hurricane Sandy that will bring 11 feet waves that forecasters say will slam cities like New York, Boston and New Jersey.

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