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Nissan suspends work at Fukushima engine plant after quake

Nissan suspends work at Fukushima engine plant after quake

The quake, which struck east of Fukushima prefecture at about 6am on Tuesday, prompted urgent warnings for people to leave low-lying areas in Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures as a series of tsunami waves hit the shore. The nation's meteorological agency had earlier estimated the quake's magnitude at 7.3. The Meteorological Agency said the natural disaster earlier Tuesday was an aftershock of the magnitude-9.0 temblor that hit the Tohoku region in 2011.


'Hallelujah' Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen dead at age 82

'Hallelujah' Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen dead at age 82

Cohen's passing was announced Thursday on the singer's Facebook page . The Canadian artist passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles, his son, Adam, said. In an interview he gave earlier this year, the singer admitted that he was ready to die. Another memorial is expected to be held in Los Angeles. "I hope it's not too uncomfortable".



The effects of India's currency reform? "Chaos" say analysts

The abrupt move stunned the South Asian nation, with over 23 billion notes - or 80% of the country's cash - suddenly rendered "worthless pieces of paper". The decision was widely hailed as a "bold move" on Indian social media, and seems to have widespread support even among those standing in line. Leading opposition politician Anand Sharma angrily accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of selectively leaking information on the imminent demonetisation to friends of the Bharatiya Janata Party, ...



Turkey About To Clear Men Of Statutory Rape If They Marry Victim

Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag defended the bill on national television on Friday, saying it was a response to the "unfortunate reality" of child marriage in Turkey's conservative society. A petition on change.org urging the authorities to block the legislation has received over 600,000 signatures. Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said the pardon would be applied only once on past convictions and would cover only those offences committed before November 11, 2016.


Road Traffic Victims Remembered Today

Road Traffic Victims Remembered Today

Transport ministers, police chiefs and road safety campaigners on both sides of the border have issued a joint appeal urging motorists to remember those who died and to take more care on the roads. Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd said his officers have had to call at the homes of 59 families already this year to deliver devastating news that one of their loved ones has been killed on the roads.



Islamic State stockpiling chemicals, executing dozens

Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul was overrun by Daesh in mid-2014, along with vast swathes of territory in northern and western Iraq . Last week, Amnesty International reported that fighters from the Sab'awi tribe, who are part of the Mosul operation, tortured civilians with electric shocks and placed them in cages while some were tied up to vehicles and paraded in the streets.