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Aug 26, 2014

Teen arrested for killing roommate's baby in Tokyo

An 18-year-old girl has been arrested for allegedly murdering the 3-month-old daughter of a woman she lived with in Tokyo, police said Tuesday. The girl, from the city of Nagano, is suspected of strangling the baby on Nov. 1 at their apartment in Shibuya ...

Fukushima court rules against Tepco in suicide case

Aug 26, 2014

Fukushima court rules against Tepco in suicide case

The Fukushima District Court ruled Tuesday that Tokyo Electric Power Co. was responsible for a woman’s suicide following the March 2011 nuclear disaster, ordering the utility to pay ¥49 million in damages in a landmark ruling that could set a precedent for other claims ...

Aug 26, 2014

Fukushima groundwater bypass operation ineffective: Tepco

A groundwater bypassing operation at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has yet to produce significant results in preventing groundwater from flowing into the basements of reactor buildings, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said. By last Thursday, about three months after the effort was launched, ...

Aug 26, 2014

Death toll from Hiroshima landslides jumps to 60

The death toll from the devastating landslides in the city of Hiroshima rose Tuesday to 60, with 26 people still missing as rescuers continued the search for possible survivors. In the morning, rescuers including firefighters and Self-Defense Forces personnel worked mainly in Asaminami Ward, ...