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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 04/07

    A boy wades in neck-deep seawater filled with debris while searching for valuable items after a fire razed some 500 houses along a coastal village in Malabon city, north of Manila. The fire, believed to be caused by an exploding liquefied petroleum gas tank, started before dawn. No casualties were reported but at least 3,000 residents lost their homes.

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  • Jitters as Japan decides to restart nuclear reactors

    Critics of Prime Minister Noda's decision to restart nuclear reactors in the town of Oi worry that nearby communities are unprepared to deal with a Fukushima-scale nuclear crisis. 

  • 7.1 earthquake knocks out power for nearly a million

    7.1 earthquake knocks out power for nearly a million

    7.1 earthquake: The new tremor late Thursday threw even more areas into disarray and sent communities that had made some gains back to square one.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 04/07

    A boy wades in neck-deep seawater filled with debris while searching for valuable items after a fire razed some 500 houses along a coastal village in Malabon city, north of Manila. The fire, believed to be caused by an exploding liquefied petroleum gas tank, started before dawn. No casualties were reported but at least 3,000 residents lost their homes.

  • Japan earthquake and tsunami: narrow escapes

    Japan earthquake and tsunami: narrow escapes

    Some 30,000 people have been rescued as search operations continue following Japan's 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami on March 11. Amazing stories of survival and hope are still emerging. Here are just a few examples:

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Tsunamis

    These false-color images taken by NASA’s Terra satellite show the city of Ishinomaki, northern Japan on August 8, 2008 (top) and March 14, 2011. Ishinomaki is one of several coastal cities brutalized by the swirling wall of waves from the tsunami caused by the earthquake that devastated northern Japan on March 11. Water is dark blue in this false-color image. Plant-covered land is red, exposed earth is tan, and the city is silver.

  • In Pictures Japan's 9.0 earthquake

    Flames rise from houses and debris half submerged by a tsunami in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, on March 11.