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Fukushima chief: No need to extend decommissioning targetThe head of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant says there’s no need to extend the current target to finish its decommissioning in 30-40 years despite uncertainties about melted fuel inside the plant’s three reactors
The Associated Press16 minutes ago
Anti-coup protesters standing behind makeshift-shields brave teargas as others run away in Mandalay, Myanmar, Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Demonstrators in Myanmar took to the streets again on Wednesday to protest last month's seizure of power by the military. (AP Photo)
Myanmar forces use violence again against protestersPolice used tear gas and rubber bullets again to violently disperse protesters against last month’s military takeover
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
IS claims killing of 3 female media workers in AfghanistanThe Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the killing of three women working for a local radio and TV station in eastern Afghanistan the previous day
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
Australia's Attorney-General Christian Porter addresses media in Perth, Australia Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Porter said he was the Cabinet minister accused of a rape 33 years ago and denied any sexual contact with the alleged 16-year-old victim. Porter said he would not step down as Australia’s first law officer, but he would take leave to care for his mental health following the criminal allegations reported against him. (Richard Wainwright/AAP Image via AP)
Australian AG Porter denies rape accusation, won't resignAustralia’s attorney-general has denied having sexual contact with a 16-year-old who had accused him of raping her 33 years ago and says he will not resign as the nation’s top law officer
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Australia’s Attorney-General Christian Porter denies having sexual contact with rape accuser and says he will not resignAustralia’s Attorney-General Christian Porter denies having sexual contact with rape accuser and says he will not resign
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this image from video, members of Japan Blue hold up their dyed clothes and pose for a photo in front of a community center which was used as an evacuation center when the massive earthquake hit the area in 2011, in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, on Feb. 20, 2021. Because of radiation released by the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster a decade ago, farmers in nearby Minamisoma weren't allowed to grow crops for two years. After the restriction was lifted, two farmers found an unusual way to rebuild their lives and help their destroyed community. They planted indigo and soon began dying fabric with dye produced from the plants. A group called Japan Blue holds workshops that have taught indigo dyeing to more than 100 people each year. (AP Photo/Chisato Tanaka)
Farmers in Fukushima plant indigo to rebuild devastated townAfter the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster a decade ago, nearby farmers weren't allowed to grow crops for two years because of radiation
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Japan searches for 5 crew from capsized Chinese fishing boatJapanese coast guard personnel are searching for five crewmembers missing from a Chinese fishing boat that capsized near disputed waters
The Associated Press5 hours ago
China, looking post-virus, to push tech autonomy at CongressChinese leaders are focusing on their long-term goal of making China a technology power at this year’s highest-profile political event, the meeting of its ceremonial legislature, amid tension with Washington and Europe over trade, Hong Kong and human rights
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Rio Tinto chairman leaving over destruction of sacred sitesRio Tinto chairman Simon Thompson says he is accountable for the mining giant destroying sacred Indigenous sites in Australia to access iron ore and he will not seek reelection as a board director next year
The Associated Press7 hours ago
This undated family photo provided on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 shows Associated Press journalist Thein Zaw in Yangon, Myanmar. Authorities in Myanmar charged Thein Zaw and five other members of the media with violating a public order law that could see them imprisoned for up to three years. The six were arrested while covering protests against the Feb. 1 military coup in Myanmar that ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi. (Thein Zaw family via AP)
Myanmar authorities charge Associated Press journalistAuthorities in Myanmar have charged Associated Press journalist Thein Zaw and five other members of the media with violating a public order law that could see them imprisoned for up to three years
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 file photo, people line up to receive China's Sinovac COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine at a community vaccination center in Hong Kong. Hong Kong authorities on Tuesday, March 2 reported the death of a chronically ill man, two days after he received a COVID-19 vaccine and said that it is too early to conclude whether the vaccine was related to his death. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, file)
Hong Kong probes death of man who received COVID-19 vaccineHong Kong authorities are investigating the death of a chronically ill man who died two days after he received a COVID-19 vaccine
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Sri Lankan Catholic Church demands justice for bomb victims Sri Lankan Roman Catholic Church officials have declared a “Black Sunday” this weekend to demand justice for the victims of 2019 Easter Sunday bomb attacks that killed more than 260 people
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Indonesian security forces kill 2 suspected militantsIndonesian security forces have killed two suspected militants in a shootout that also resulted in the death of one soldier
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Three women media workers shot dead in eastern Afghanistan The news editor of a local radio and TV station in eastern Afghanistan says three women employees have been gunned down in two separate attacks,  Shokrullah Pasoon, of Enikass Radio and TV in Jalalabad, said Tuesday one of the women was walking home when gunmen opened fire
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Southeast Asian nations urge halt to violence in MyanmarSoutheast Asian foreign ministers are urging a halt to violence and the start of talks on a peaceful solution in Myanmar, where the military seized power from an elected government and is escalating its use of mass arrests and deadly force against peaceful protesters
The Associated Press17 hours ago
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