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Fukushima Plant Negligence Trial To Begin Friday

TOKYO -- The first hearing of a trial involving three former executives of what is now Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings relating to the catastrophic March 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident will be held at the Tokyo District Court on Friday.

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Mother, 33, Dies Two Years After Ex Poured Petrol On Her And Set Her On Fire

A woman who suffered 80 per cent burns when her boyfriend covered her in petrol before setting her on fire has died nearly two years later.

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Philippines Says Death Toll In Rebel-Held Town Could Rise 'Significantly

An explosion is seen after Philippines army airstrike as government troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group in Marawi City, Philippines. REUTERSMANILA: The Philippine military said on Wednesday it was likely that large numbers of civilians had been killed during the five-week occupation of a southern town by Islamist rebels, due to "atrocities" by the militants allied with Islamic State. 

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S Korea To Release 3 More Siberian Tigers Into "Tiger Forest"

A 12-year-old female Siberian tiger named Hancheong, one of three that will be released into a "tiger forest" inside an arboretum in southeastern South Korea. (Korea Forest Service)DAEJEON (South Korea) -- South Korea's forest authorities said Wednesday they plan to release three additional Siberian tigers into a "tiger forest" inside an arboretum in southeastern South Korea starting from this week as part of efforts to preserve the species in the wild, South Korea's Yonhap news agency repored. 

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At Least 24 Migrants Die As Thousands Rescued In Seas Off Libya

Rescuers carry a bag containing the dead body of a migrant at the coast of Tajoura, east of Tripoli, Libya, June 27, 2017. REUTERS/Ismail ZitounyRed Crescent volunteers recovered the bodies of 24 migrants on Tuesday that were washed up in an eastern suburb of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, as large-scale rescues were made in the Mediterranean. 

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US : Uber Driver Charged With Sexually Assaulting Female Passenger

LOS ANGELES- A 46-year-old Uber driver was charged on Tuesday with raping a female passenger at a North Hollywood motel, Southern California, while the 24-year-old woman was unconscious, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced, China's Xinhua news agency reported. 

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Hostages In Philippine Town Forced To Fight, Loot, Become Sex Slaves: Army

Civilians held hostage by Islamist militants occupying a southern Philippine city have been forced to loot homes, take up arms against government troops and serve as sex slaves for rebel fighters, the army said on Tuesday.

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German City Evacuates Skyscraper Over Flammable Materials In Aftermath Of London Blaze

The German city of Wuppertal, citing raised concerns after a deadly fire in London, on Tuesday began evacuating about 72 people from an 11-storey residential building after it was found to contain flammable materials, city officials said. 

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Child, 5, Named As Youngest Victim Of London Tower Block Fire

Damage to Grenfell Tower is seen following the catastrophic fire, in north Kensington, London. (Insert) Five-year-old Isaac Paulous, who died in the Grenfell Tower fire, is seen in this undated photograph received via the Metropolitan Police, in London, Britain.LONDON: A five-year-old boy was identified by police on Tuesday as the youngest victim so far of the fire which engulfed a London tower block two weeks ago, killing at least 79 people. 

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