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Evacuation zone around Fukushima nuclear plant is extended

The evacuation zone around the Fukushima nuclear plant was originally set at a radius of 20km. But fears of radiation are such that the authorities are increasing that to 30km. They've also ordered the evacuation of five cities outside the official exclusion zone and as of Thursday, it's illegal to set foot within the 20km surrounding Fukushima.

By Marie LINTON , Patrick LOVETT

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2014-07-11 Burma

In Burma, the rise of radical Buddhism

Buddhism places great importance in non-violence and overcoming anger. Yet in Burma – a country 90% Buddhist - a very vocal group of monks has no qualms expressing their violent...

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2014-07-10 women

Ireland's missing babies cast light on dark history

The world was shocked when the remains of almost 800 babies were dug up in a small Irish town recently... babies buried more than half a century ago. This story, sadly, has...

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2014-07-09 UK

Sharia law to be enshrined in British legal system?

It's not often that a discreet publication in obscure legalese makes press headlines. But that is exactly what has happened in the UK, after the Law Society of England and Wales...

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2014-07-08 environment

US shale gas: Full steam ahead with fracking

Recent calls for less European dependence on natural gas from Russia are adding to pressure on countries like France to open up its massive shale gas deposits and allow fracking....

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2014-07-07 Pakistan

Pakistani parents forced to send children to madrassas

Schools providing a modern education in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and tribal areas struggle to survive as Islamist trusts running madrassas force parents to send...

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