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Icy rain, fuel shortages hamper relief in Japan

Fuel shortages, icy rain and power failures are hampering Japan's worst humanitarian crisis since World War II, but workers are reporting progress.

Supply-chain woes hit more Sony plants

A shortage of parts will force Sony to cut production or suspend output at five more plants in Japan following the country's catastrophic earthquake.

Steam rises from Japan plant, radiation worry grows

Smoke and steam rose from two of the most threatening reactors at Japan's quake-crippled nuclear plant on Tuesday.

WHO warns of food radiation in disaster-hit Japan

The WHO said on Monday that radiation in food after an earthquake damaged a Japanese nuclear plant was more serious than previously thought.

Pounding rain fuels radiation fears in Japan

Driving rain on Monday disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout.

Japan nuclear crisis on edge, disaster toll grows

Japan hoped power restored to its stricken nuclear plant may help solve the world's worst atomic crisis in 25 years.

Japan quakes and the world crashes

Within a year its economy could be booming while international markets finance the recovery.

Japan races to restore power at reactors but long battle looms

Japanese engineers toiled frantically to avert a catastrophic release of radiation from a crippled nuclear power plant north of Tokyo on Friday.

Japanese engineers aim to restore power to avert catastrophe

Japanese engineers worked through the night to lay a 1,5km electricity cable to a crippled nuclear power plant in the hope of restarting pumps.

Japan thanks South Africans for condolences

Japan's ambassador to South Africa, Toshiro Ozawa, on Wednesday thanked South Africans for their condolences.

Japan works to avert nuclear-plant meltdown

Japanese military helicopters dumped water on an overheating nuclear plant on Thursday while the United States expressed growing alarm.

Concern grows over Japan nuclear crisis

Concern over Japan's ability to contain its nuclear crisis grew on Thursday, as military helicopters dumped water on to an overheating power plant.

Crisis deepens at quake-hit Japan nuclear plant

Japan's nuclear crisis deepened on Wednesday with another fire at a quake-hit atomic power plant and a radiation spike.

Workers abandon Japan plant after radiation surge

Workers were ordered to withdraw briefly from a stricken Japanese nuclear power plant on Wednesday after radiation levels surged.

Japan tsunami: Nothing to do but run

Growing up in this small fishing town on Japan's north-eastern coast, 16-year-old Minami Sato never took the annual tsunami drills seriously.

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