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China halts GMO production

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In a surprise U-turn, China’s Ministry of Agriculture has decided not to continue with a program which developed genetically-modified rice and corn. Some environmentalists say public concerns about GM crops played a key role in the decision. On August 17, when these permits were up for renewal, the Ministry of Agriculture decided not to extend them. In 2009,... 

Typhoon Halong claims 10 lives in Japan

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At least 10 people have been killed and dozens of others injured as a powerful typhoon slammed into western and northern Japan. Typhoon Halong hurtled across the Japanese archipelago over the weekend, with heavy rain still lashing the country’s north. The public broadcaster, NHK, reported that a total of 96 people have suffered injuries as a result of... 

Japan’s Nagasaki marks 69th anniversary of US bombing

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Japan has marked the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city of Nagasaki by the United States in 1945. A ceremony commemorating the victims of the US nuclear attack was held in Nagasaki’s Peace Park on Saturday. The event was attended by the aging survivors of the bombing, relatives of the victims and high-ranking Japanese officials. In a speech... 

Malaysia Airline taken over by state firm

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The passenger check-in at Malaysia Airlines in Beijing, China. Malaysia’s state investment company says it plans to fully take over Malaysia Airlines, bringing the company under government control. Khazanah Nasional announced on Friday that it would remove Malaysia Airlines from the country’s stock exchange market and suspend trading in its shares. The airline,... 

Massive mudslide kills 16 in central Nepal

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Nepalese residents and rescue personnel stand amid debris at the site of a landslide on the Sukoshi River in Sindhupalchowk district, August 3, 2014. A massive mudslide triggered by heavy rains has killed at least 16 people in central Nepal as several dozens more are feared buried. Officials said Monday that rescue forces are trying to find more victims through... 

381 die and 1800 injured in China quake

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Over 380 people were killed and around 1,800 injured after an earthquake measuring from 6.1 to 6.5, according to different estimates, toppled thousands of buildings in China’s southwestern Yunnan province. The majority of the dead were from Ludian County, which Chinese state television said was at the epicenter of the quake. Ludian authorities said at least... 

India Shocks World, Joins Russia Against Obama Regime

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A new report prepared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) circulating in the Kremlin states that India’s veto earlier today of a landmark World Trade Organization (WTO) treaty has “shocked the world” and could very well lead to the entire collapse of this Western led global organization that for past 66 years has, in essence, economically destroyed... 

15 dead, over 220 injured as multiple gas explosions hit Taiwan city

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Several blasts have ripped through Kaohsiung, a city in south-western Taiwan, killing 15, injuring over 220 and overturning the cars in the street, the Fire Agency said. The cause is thought to be gas leaks in the sewage system. The number of those injured is expected to rise, the Fire Department said. Many were also taken to schools across the city to take... 

Landslide kills 10, traps 200 in western India

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A mudslide surrounds a building in Malin village in Pune district, the western Indian state of Maharashtra on July 30, 2014. Indian authorities say at least 10 people have died and up to 200 others trapped following a massive landslide caused by monsoon rains in western India. The Wednesday morning mudslide damaged a remote village in Pune district of Maharashtra... 

North Korea Vows to Nuke White House If Threatened

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspects the tactical rocket firing drill of the units of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) Strategic Force on July 10, 2014. A senior North Korean official says his country will wage nuclear war on the United States if the autonomy of his country is threatened, the Korea Times reported. “If the U.S. ever threatens our autonomy... 

​McDonald’s Japan halts Chinese supplies after rotten meat scandal

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McDonald’s restaurants in Japan have stopped selling products that use chicken sourced in China. It comes after a scandal involving a Shanghai factory which supplied expired meat products to global fast food chains. Over 3,000 food restaurants in Japan have followed McDonald’s example and withdrawn Chinese supplies. The restaurant chain has switched suppliers... 

World biggest aquatic insect found in China

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Experts have reported the discovery in southern China of the world’s yet-biggest aquatic insect, which has been found to be a giant dobsonfly. The specimen, discovered in China’s Sichuan Province, has been described as having long teeth and fearsome pincers. So far also spotted elsewhere in China, as well as in northern Vietnam, and India’s Assam state,... 

Japan child poverty rate hits record high

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A boy sifting through floating garbage as he collects recyclable items to sell. A new report shows that child poverty in Japan is at its highest level in the last three decades as critics rap Tokyo for failing to address the crisis. The child poverty rate increased to over 16 percent in 2012, Japan’s Welfare Ministry said in a report published on Tuesday. The... 

Philippines prepares for season’s first major storm

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Typhoon Haiyan is pictured in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite handout image taken on November 6, 2013. Thousands of people living in coastal areas of the Philippines are getting ready to evacuate as the first major storm of the rainy season is approaching the country. According to civil defense authorities, tropical Storm Rammasun... 

TEPCO failed to disclose crops over 20KM from Fukushima were contaminated

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Fourteen different rice paddies outside of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant evacuation zone were contaminated with radioactive material in August 2013, Japan’s agriculture ministry has found. Despite the findings – which blamed the removal of a large piece of debris from the Fukushima No. 3 reactor building for the contamination, Tokyo Electric... 
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