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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  • People flee Sumatra’s ‘unbearable’ smog

    Publication date 18 September 2019 | 21:16 | ICT

    Fatimahtuzzuhra El-Karim and her family have abandoned their house in a residential area of Kampar regency, Riau, and fled to the Indonesian city of Binjai in North Sumatra over concerns for their health, as hazardous smog from wid

  • British PM tried to silence parliament, Supreme Court told

    Publication date 18 September 2019 | 19:10 | ICT

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson closed down parliament to silence opposition to his Brexit strategy in an unlawful abuse of power, Britain’s Supreme Court heard on Tuesday as the battle over Brexit reached the highest court in the land.

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  • China taps pork reserve as swine fever hits industry

    Publication date 18 September 2019 | 19:09 | ICT

    China will auction 10,000 tonnes of reserve pork this week, its commerce ministry said, in a bid to control the fallout from an outbreak of African swine fever that has sent prices soaring and hit supplies of the meat ahead of a key holiday.

  • Tight race in Israeli elections

    Publication date 18 September 2019 | 19:09 | ICT

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz were deadlocked with nearly all votes from the country’s general election counted on Wednesday, Israeli media reported.

  • Study: Toxic black carbon detected in placentas

    Publication date 18 September 2019 | 19:07 | ICT

    Black carbon particles typically emitted by vehicle exhaust and coal-fired power plants have been detected on the foetus-facing side of placentas, researchers said on Tuesday.

  • Facebook taps London police to stop terrorism live streams

    Publication date 18 September 2019 | 19:06 | ICT

    Facebook on Tuesday teamed up with the London police as part of a ramped-up effort to thwart live-streams of terror attacks such as the New Zealand mosque massacre.

  • ‘Stop speaking and act’, UK’s Johnson told

    Publication date 17 September 2019 | 23:49 | ICT

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson failed to convince EU leaders on Monday that he has a serious plan for a Brexit deal and then ducked out of a planned news conference under a chorus of abuse from protesters.

  • Whistleblower Snowden says he would return to US if he receives fair trial

    Publication date 17 September 2019 | 21:17 | ICT

    Edward Snowden, the former US National Security Agency contractor living in Russia after leaking information about the US government’s mass surveillance programme, has said he would like to return home if he can get a fair trial.

  • Singapore at the mercy of winds in fight against haze

    Publication date 17 September 2019 | 21:15 | ICT

    Fires have been raging in the forests of Indonesia, but it has been hazy one moment and clear the next in Singapore and neighbouring Malaysia.

  • Thailand’s northeast submerged after storms

    Publication date 17 September 2019 | 20:48 | ICT

    Much of Thailand’s northeastern region remains flooded, two weeks after being hit by tropical storms Podul and Kajiki which have left 33 people dead and four provinces submerged in flood water as deep as 4m on Monday.