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300,000 still homeless 2 years after Fukushima disaster

Monday 11th March will mark 2 years since the tsunami that killed 16,000 people and caused the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Hundreds of thousands were left homeless when their houses were washed away by the tide, while others were evacuated from the zone surrounding the nuclear power plant. Yet 24 months later, some 300,000 survivors are still living in makeshift residential "camps" and the effort to build new homes for those affected could take another ten years.

By Marie LINTON , Guillaume BRESSION , Justin McCURRY

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2014-07-28 France

As France’s Carrefour pulls out, what next for India’s retail market?

French supermarket giant Carrefour announced earlier this month it is giving up on one of the world’s biggest consumer markets by closing its operations in India. Carrefour wants...

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2014-07-25 immigration

Many Turks angry over Syrian refugee situation

According to the UNHCR 2.5 million Syrians have fled to neighboring countries since the conflict there began. Over 800 000 of them are now in Turkey. Ankara has maintained an...

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2014-07-24 Ukraine

Sluggish tourist season in Crimea

As early as the late 19th Century Crimea has lived off tourism. But the annexation of the peninsula by Russia, using military force, has already had an impact on the 2014 season....

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2014-07-22 Angela Merkel

Can Chancellor Merkel's winning streak last?

Calm, efficient, successful... Pick a stereotype about Germany and it seems to be holding true right now: their national football team just won the World Cup, their economy is...

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2014-07-23 agriculture

Hunger in a fertile land...

In Senegal a series of bad harvests mean the government and international organisations have been forced into distributing food aid. The aid helps farmers during lean times, but...

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