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Human Rights: UN to Investigate Rights Violations in North Korea

North Korea

The United Nations has established a commission to investigate human rights violations in North Korea, saying some of them may amount to “crimes against humanity.” The U.N. Human Rights Council unanimously passed a resolution Thursday to create the commission, which

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Top 25 Censored News 2011: #8 The Fairytale of Clean and Safe Nuclear Power

Nuclear power presents a security threat of unprecedented proportions: It’s capable of a catastrophic accident that can kill hundreds of thousands of people, with a byproduct that is toxic for millennia. To call nuclear power “clean” is an affront to

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Japan Still Struggling to Control Crippled Nuclear Plant

Source: VOA – By Steve Herman Small and peaceful anti-nuclear protests continue to be staged in Japan. The demonstrations are being held as troubles continue at and around the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant in the northeastern part of the country.

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New Video Shows Disaster at Fukushima Nuclear Plant; Japan Tightens Regulations

Source: VOA Newly released video of Japan’s March 11 earthquake and tsunami is giving the world a better look at its devastating impact on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The brief clip put out by the Tokyo Electric Power Company

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Anime Fair Withdrawal Continues

Source: digital spy – By Hugh Armitage A third of the scheduled exhibitors have withdrawn from the Tokyo International Anime Fair. The Independent reports that 91 of the companies who were to participate in the event have pulled out in

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Jan 7, 1989: Emperor Hirohito Dies

Showa Tenno Hirohito, the 124th Japanese monarch in an imperial line dating back to 660 B.C., dies after serving six decades as the emperor of Japan. He was the longest serving monarch in Japanese history. Made regent in 1921, Hirohito

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Dec 26, 1972: Truman Dies

On this day in 1972, former President Harry S. Truman dies in Independence, Missouri. Then-President Richard Nixon called Truman a man of “forthrightness and integrity” who had a deep respect for the office he held and for the people he

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Dec 11, 1941: Germany Declares War on The United States

On this day, Adolf Hitler declares war on the United States, bringing America, which had been neutral, into the European conflict. The bombing of Pearl Harbor surprised even Germany. Although Hitler had made an oral agreement with his Axis partner

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