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It has been dubbed a catastrophe in the making and even the potential trigger for mankind’s most dangerous moment since the Cuban Missile Crisis. But it was hard to reconcile those fears with the banal sight of a murky pool of water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
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.
Many are sceptical that government-led effort will make area habitable again
Juan Antonio Bayona (114mins)
Somerset 384 Surrey 98-4
Respect MP also plans to disrupt plans to cancel PMQ's to allow MPs and peers to attend service
A powerful earthquake off the Solomon Islands has generated a tsunami that damaged dozens of homes and reportedly killed several people in the South Pacific island chain.
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
Hurricane Sandy arrived in this coastal resort town with the roar that was expected on Monday, as towering waves snapped a fishing pier, rain and seawater inundated city streets and officials shut down both major bridges that normally carry thousands of visitors to beaches and hotels in the summer months.
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