News Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers his special address at the opening session of the World Economic Forum in Davos

Japan’s trade deficit has hit an all-time high as imports were swollen by higher energy prices and a weak yen.

This aerial photo shows the storage tank, fifth from left at left plot, which workers detected the water dripping from the top, at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant at Okuma town in Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan

Another radioactive leak discovered at Fukushima nuclear plant as storage tank overflows allowing toxic water to flow into Pacific

Leak causes yet more problems for under fire Tokyo Electric Power Company

David Cameron has defended plans for more seven years of austerity

Conservative Party conference: David Cameron welcomes Ukip members' support

Nigel Farage caused a stir by suggesting that Tory associations might forge deals with his party at a local level

Liberty Island - location for the Statue of Liberty - will be off-limits for the duration of the shutdown

Simon Calder: What effect will the US shutdown have on British tourists travelling to America?

The closure of so many key attractions is likely to put pressure on the museums and galleries which are open

BFFs: Jose Mourinho and Andre Villas-Boas meet face to face

The Calvin report: OMG! The focus on Spurs and Chelsea's playground squabble is not a LOLing matter

OMG! OMG! Vikki proper dissed Jezza. You'd never guess they were once bessie mates. Vikki custard-pied her. Shook her hand without looking and smiled at the boys on the bench. Jumped on a motorbike at the end, and headed for the airport. Total ledge.

Pakistan earthquake region struck again

Baluchistan province is hit again after Pakistan's southwest was left devastated by 7.7 magnitude quake less than a week ago

The News Matrix: Thursday 26 September 2013

Setback for women cocaine smugglers

An image of the new island created off the coast of Pakistan by the earthquake

Pakistan earthquake: Hundreds dead in Baluchistan following quake so strong it created new island

Doctors, food and tents sent in as collapsed walls of mud brick houses leave residents homeless

The News Matrix: Wednesday 25 September 2013

Borrowing grows as confidence returns

Major earthquake kills 40 in remote region of Pakistan

The impact was felt as far away as Delhi in neighbouring India

Nigel Farage admitted he was 'pretty hacked off' after the actions of outspoken MEP Godfrey Bloom

Ukip 'on course' to be force in 2015, says Nigel Farage

Godfrey Bloom lost the party whip after calling women at a conference fringe event "sluts" and hitting a TV journalist

'Complete and utter nonsense': Nigel Farage rubbishes Hitler Youth allegations ahead of Ukip Party conference

Leader denies accusations of fascist behaviour as a 17-year-old and says his party is ‘growing up’

Family members of the children killed in the tsunami attend Sendai District Court

Families awarded damages by Japanese court over schoolbus that drove into tsunami

A court in Japan has awarded 270 million yen (£1.7m) to parents of four children killed when their nursery school bus carried them into the path of the March 2011 tsunami.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets with former NBA star Dennis Rodman in Pyongyang 7 September 2013

Dennis Rodman playing diplomat, Louis Tomlinson playing football: What could possibly go wrong?

Public indulgence of celebrities lets many crossover from entertainer to expert

Japanese people form the words ‘Thank You’ in a Tokyo square as part of celebrations

Japan celebrates 2020 Olympics bid win – but is it safe and ready?

Tokyo celebrates victory after PM reassures IOC that radiation from nuclear plants is no longer a threat

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