The Japanese authorities have started allowing people back into the area worst affected by the Fukushima radiation leak - but only for a couple of hours at a time. Former residents have been driven back into the Red Zone in order to pick up some belongings. Entry is otherwise strictly forbidden, and many people have been forced to abandon their homes, and even their pets, to their fate.
The head of Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), the operator of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, is to resign after the company reported massive losses related to damages caused by the March tsunami and earthquake.
We look at how far the death of Osama Bin Laden has impacted on anti-American sentiment in Pakistan. Also, two months after the start of Japan’s nuclear crisis, we take a closer look at what is going on inside the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Finally, in Thailand, autistic children are offered therapy sessions with elephants.
The Japanese government unveiled a financial aid plan Friday to help TEPCO - the operator of the Fukushima power plant damaged by a tsunami on March 11 - compensate victims of the world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.
We take a look at the man to become the new Prime Minister of Tibet’s government-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay. Meanwhile, on the Indian subcontinent a nuclear debate is unfolding and becoming increasingly violent. Finally, meet the next big thing to come out of Asia, “Blush,” the new all-girl pop band.
The Japanese government toughens up on penalties for entering the no go zone around the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.
France 24 heads out to Beijing where air quality is suffering and traffic's often at a standstill because of the level of congestion on the roads. The state of Rajasthan in India has put up a number of palaces for sale hoping to plough private cash into their upkeep.
The exclusion zone around the Fukushima nuclear power station has an end-of-the-world feeling about it. The villages are now desolate ghost towns. Our reporters went into the heart of this post-apocalyptic danger zone.
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.
Japan's government has declared the 20-km evacuation zone around the Fukushima nuclear plant a “no-entry zone”, banning people from entering. People will only be allowed into the zone under government supervision.