Posts Tagged ‘NHK’

N Korea – Heavy rain in North Korea kills 169

Sunday, August 5, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  August 5,  2012

The UN World Food Programme has announced plans to provide emergency food aid to flood-stricken North Korea.

Heavy rain since mid-July has caused flooding in the western province of South Pyongan and elsewhere. Read more…

News from Rebels – Syrian checkpoint controlled by rebels

Monday, July 30, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  July  30,  2012

Rebels in Syria have taken control of a checkpoint in Salama, a northern town on the border with Turkey.

Salama is about 65 kilometers north of Aleppo, where a fierce battle between the government forces and rebels continues. Read more…

Japan – Kyushu drenched by heavy rain

Saturday, July 14, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News      July 14,   2012

“At least 22 people are dead”


heavy rain, Japan . Photo.

Torrential downpours continue to drench Japan’s southwestern region of Kyushu. At least 22 people are dead and another person is in critical condition. 8 people are missing in Kumamoto, Oita and Fukuoka prefectures in what weather officials say is unprecedented heavy rain. Read more…

Japan to focus on small firearms at Africa summit

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Mar. 20, 2012

Japan will make controlling small firearms the focus of a summit of African countries planned for next year.

The event will take place in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, in June 2013. It will include discussions on improving the control and disposal of small firearms in the region. Read more…

Japan -Telecom symposium to learn from 3.11 disaster

Friday, March 16, 2012 Comments off

An international forum has been held in the quake-hit northeastern Japanese city of Sendai to discuss telecommunication networks which can withstand natural disasters. Read more…

Japan – Population falling in disaster-hit areas

Monday, March 12, 2012 Comments off

Municipalities along the coastlines in northeastern Japan devastated by the disaster last March need more assistance from the central government to stop the outflow of population. Read more…

Japan -Thyroid screenings detect relatively high exposure

Saturday, March 10, 2012 Comments off

Experts have detected radioactive iodine in the thyroid glands of 80 percent of the people who used to live near the Fukushima nuclear plant. Five of them had dosages of more than 50 millisieverts. Read more…

IAEA inspectors leave Iran empty handed

Thursday, February 23, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Feb. 23, 2012

A UN nuclear agency team has left Iran without finding out whether the country is developing nuclear weapons. Read more…

Japan:Seven months since the disaster

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 11,2011

It’s been 7 months since the March 11th earthquake and tsunami. Read more…

Japan:Typhoon Roke leaves 12 dead, 4 missing

Friday, September 23, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Sept. 23,2011

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