Energy firm bosses cleared over Fukushima nuclear meltdown

Publication date 20 September 2019 | 12:09 | ICT

A Japanese court on Thursday cleared three energy firm bosses of professional negligence in the only criminal trial stemming from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown.

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  • ‘Papuan toddler and teen killed in clash’, Indonesian military

    Publication date 20 September 2019 | 12:06 | ICT

    A toddler and teenager were among three people killed in a gunfight between security forces and independence-seeking rebels in Indonesia’s restive Papua region, the military said on Thursday.

  • Iran: Military strike by US, Saudi will trigger ‘all out war’

    Publication date 19 September 2019 | 23:09 | ICT

    Iran's foreign minister has said a military strike on Iran would trigger “all-out war”, as the US and its Gulf allies accuse the country of being behind attacks on Saudi oil facilities.

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  • Malaysia’s Anwar: It is likely I’ll be PM next year

    Publication date 19 September 2019 | 18:58 | ICT

    Anwar Ibrahim, who cut a deal to become the country’s next prime minister ahead of last year’s general election, says he should take power around May 2020.

  • MPs call for Thai PM to resign over oath lapse

    Publication date 19 September 2019 | 18:57 | ICT

    Thai opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) demanded that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha resign following weeks of uproar over the omission of a vow to uphold the constitution during his inauguration, raising questions of his legitimacy.

  • ‘Unity government Israel’s only option’ after deadlock

    Publication date 19 September 2019 | 18:56 | ICT

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s long grip on power appeared in jeopardy on Wednesday after elections left him tied with his main challenger Benny Gantz raising the prospect of tough negotiations to build a unity governme

  • Taliban bombers rock Afghanistan

    Publication date 18 September 2019 | 23:33 | ICT

    Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 48 people and wounded dozens more in three blasts on Tuesday and Wednesday – one at a campaign rally for the president, and another in Kabul, with the latest in Jalalabad – with the insurgen

  • Nearly 30 corpses found in bags at Mexican grave site

    Publication date 18 September 2019 | 21:22 | ICT

    Mexican forensics experts have found at least 29 bodies stuffed in 119 plastic bags that were dumped in the bottom of a well outside the western city of Guadalajara, officials said on Tuesday.

  • Trudeau reassures allies over intelligence breach

    Publication date 18 September 2019 | 21:21 | ICT

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday sought to reassure allies after a senior police intelligence officer was accused of stealing highly classified materials that, if released, could be “potentially devastating”.

  • Filipino coastguards convicted of killing Taiwanese fisherman

    Publication date 18 September 2019 | 21:18 | ICT

    Filipino coastguard sailors who opened fire on a Taiwanese fisherman in Philippine waters were convicted on Wednesday of his 2013 killing, which strained ties between the historically friendly neighbours.

  • Cargo plane, four passengers feared lost in Indonesia’s Papua province

    Publication date 18 September 2019 | 21:17 | ICT

    An indonesian cargo plane with four passengers on board lost contact with air traffic control on Wednesday, an official said, the latest incident to hit the country’s poor aviation record.