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The Fukushima reactors were installed in the 1970s, but their design goes back to the 1960s, when the nuclear industry was still learning about the myriad of things that can go wrong when nuclear fission is used to generate electrical power. Since then, the industry has strived to make important safety improvements to lessen the risks of radioactive leaks, fires and meltdowns.

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A man has been pulled out of the rubble alive in Japan five days after the earthquake struck.

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Prime Minister Naoto Kan has called the disaster Japan’s worst crisis since the Second World War, with the financial costs estimated at up to £110bn.

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Japan was fighting to avert a nuclear disaster last night as it declared a state of emergency and evacuated thousands of people from around two damaged power plants.

Tube shocked by bloodied gun victim

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On 6 March 1987 193 people were killed when the British ferry Herald Of Free Enterprise capsized off the coast of Belgium.

Government failed to act on volcanic ash threat, say MPs

The Government failed to plan for a possible volcanic eruption in Iceland that paralysed air traffic in the UK and caused hundreds of millions of pounds worth of disruption despite being warned of the threat, an official investigation into national emergencies has found.

Serena Williams in blood clot scare

Serena Williams has undergone emergency treatment as a result of a blood clot in her lung, according to reports in the United States. The 29-year-old's spokesperson Nicole Chabot confirmed to People magazine she had had treatment on Monday for a haematoma, the result of a pulmonary embolism diagnosed last week.

Pandorama back in reckoning for Gold Cup

In the fortnight still dividing jump racing professionals from their defining challenge, all they expect is for things to go wrong. For punters, equally, fresh positives for the Cheltenham Festival will be few and largely inconsequential. It would be wrong, however, to treat absolutely every racecourse gallop as stage-managed, every pronouncement of optimism as bland or meaningless. And Noel Meade, for one, surely deserves to be taken at his word, after working Pandorama at Leopardstown yesterday morning.

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