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Japan begins air drop on stricken reactor

[2011-03-17 14:21]

Japanese military helicopters dumped loads of seawater onto a stricken nuclear reactor Thursday, trying to avoid full meltdowns as plant operators said they were close to finishing a new power line that could restore cooling systems and ease the crisis.
Live Report March 17-- Japan quake aftermath 

Helicopters dump water to cool reactor

[2011-03-17 14:12]

A Japan Air Self-Defense Force CH-47 Chinook helicopter collects water from the ocean to drop on the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Fukushima March 17, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

Chinese flotillas meet for joint escort mission

[2011-03-17 10:06]

Soldiers on board the 7th Chinese naval escort flotilla stand guard and prepare to meet the 8th Chinese naval escort flotilla, consisting of frigate Wenzhou and frigate Ma'anshan, for their escort mission in the Gulf of Aden to protect commercial ships from pirate attacks, March 16, 2011.

Clinton: No interest in next term

[2011-03-17 08:56]

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she does not want to stay in her job if President Barack Obama wins a second term in 2012.

Baidu search engine accused of infringing on copyrights

[2011-03-17 07:35]

Dozens of popular Chinese writers have accused the search engine giant Baidu of infringing on their copyrights and branded it a "thief" in the latest claims of piracy against the company.

Nuclear crisis  may be 'out of control'

[2011-03-17 07:22]

Japan's nuclear crisis appeared to be spinning out of control on Wednesday after workers withdrew briefly from a stricken power plant because of surging radiation levels and a helicopter failed to drop water on the most troubled reactor.

Snowfall chills quake-hit Sendai

[2011-03-16 15:26]

Residents living in earthquake and tsunami damaged Sendai struggled to get necessaries including food, gas and medicine after most shops closed.

Heating pipe explodes in Beijing

[2011-03-16 13:49]

Smoke from an explosion billows into the air after heating pipes exploded in Sidaokou, Haidian district of Beijing, March 16, 2011.

Debate works up retirement policy

[2011-03-16 07:49]

Xu Zhiqing, 50, is fretful these days. She looks forward to retiring in five years, as current regulations require, but is bothered by the possibility that the retirement age will be pushed back.

Japan radiation crisis escalates

[2011-03-16 07:13]

Japan faced a potential catastrophe on Tuesday after a quake-crippled nuclear power plant exploded and sent low levels of radiation floating toward Tokyo.
Safety key to plans for nuclear power
Live Updates: Japan quake aftermath

Students donate money for Japan's quake relief

[2011-03-15 21:17]

Students donate money for Japan's quake relief

Snapshots: the world in 24 hours March 14

[2011-03-15 19:05]

Snapshots: the world in 24 hours March 14

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