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The most concentrated stretch of rubbish- dubbed the 'toxic monster' - is currently sitting between Hawaii and California
Kenyan Red Cross warns the death toll of 67 still does not match its list of 71 missing people
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.
Radiation levels at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant are 18 times higher than previously thought, according to officials.
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Respect MP also plans to disrupt plans to cancel PMQ's to allow MPs and peers to attend service
The World Health Organization's recent report on the fall-out of the Fukushima disaster appeared largely positive: radiation exposure has had only a minor impact on the overall health of the local population. Yet the meltdown of the Daiichi nuclear plant, two years ago tomorrow – not to mention the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that induced it – continue to have solemn ramifications for those who live in the area.
A row of men clutching surfboards stand waist-deep in a sludge-coloured river, buffeted by a chill wind. As a distant roar draws near, they look nervously over their shoulders.
This remarkable book brings into focus a revolution in ideas about the true value of the natural world
A strong earthquake struck the same Japanese coast that was devastated by last year's massive quake and tsunami, but despite understandable fears it generated only small waves, with no immediate reports of heavy damage.
Why go in 2013? Serenity returns to Serendib
Plenty of money has been spent trying to boost the Japanese team's medal haul – but the real world is never far way
More than a year after the nuclear disaster, swimmers are allowed back into the sea
For years, the fishermen of Misawa, a small town on the north-eastern corner of Japan's main island, Honshu, set sail from one of four outwardly unremarkable floating docks, built using concrete and steel and adorned, for largely protective purposes, with several dozen old car tyres.