More than 14,000 dead or missing in Japan Updated Thu 17 Mar 2011, 8:57pm AEDT The official number of people dead and missing after the earthquake and tsunami that flattened Japan's north-east coast has hit 14,650, police said, a rise of nearly 1,000 in just a few hours. The number of confirmed dead from Friday's twin disasters rose to 5,321, while the official number of missing increased to 9,329, the national police agency said in its latest update. A total of 2,383 people were injured in the disaster. But reports have indicated that the final toll could be much higher. The mayor of the coastal town of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture said late Wednesday that the number of missing there was likely to hit 10,000, Kyodo News reported.
L'actu Live vue du Japon (NHK) Watch without ads Ustream © Search Log in / Sign up With Facebook (faster) Japan earthquake and tsunami: Hawaii on high alert and all UK-Tokyo flights cancelled By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 12:19 GMT, 11 March 2011 All flights to Tokyo from the UK have been cancelled this morning after one of the world's worst earthquakes in recent years struck off the coast of Japan earlier today. Measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale, the earthquake sent ten-metre waves surging inland and sparked fires in Tokyo. Japan's meteorological agency said the tsunami struck Sendai, which has a population of about one million. Thousands of people were fleeing for their lives as killer waves swept through cities and residential areas.
United States and Israel Navy suddenly intensive through the Sue June 18, 11 U.S. warships and at least one Israeli warships through the Suez Canal to the Red Sea. U.S. Navy official website has revealed that the fleet will go to the Arabian Sea near the Iranian deployment of 6 months. API Wiki / HTTP Response Codes and Errors Updated on Tue, 2014-04-15 17:12 HTTP Status Codes The Twitter API attempts to return appropriate HTTP status codes for every request. It is possible to suppress response codes for the REST API. Error Messages When the Twitter API returns error messages, it does so in your requested format.
Choppers, trucks douse stricken nuke plant Hayden Cooper, staff Updated Fri 18 Mar 2011, 2:12am AEDT Japan is making a last-ditch attempt to cool stricken reactors at its Fukushima nuclear plant, but efforts so far appear to have had little effect. Special military fire trucks unleashed jets of water on a damaged reactor at the quake-hit plant on Thursday, after police were earlier forced to withdraw their own water cannon from the scene due to high levels of radiation.
PM orders review of safety at Indian nuclear plants All India | Press Trust of India | Updated: March 14, 2011 22:20 IST New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said an immediate technical review of India's atomic plants has been ordered to check if they can withstand the impact of major natural disasters like tsunami and earthquakes in the wake of the catastrophe in Japan threatening a nuclear meltdown. Making a statement in Parliament on the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Dr Singh said Indian nuclear plants have, in the past, met the safety standards during major natural calamities like the Gujarat earthquake on January 26, 2002 and the December 2004 Tsunami. The Prime Minister informed both Houses of Parliament that India was in constant touch with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Japanese Atomic Industrial Forum and the World Association of Nuclear Operators.
Japanese companies assess post-quake damage; two deaths reported in Honda premises Honda Motors is the only known company so far to have faced two casualties at its premises - two men were killed by a collapsing wall at a Honda factory in Tochigi prefecture according to reports from the local police, though it has not been ascertained if they were employees of the carmaker. Electronics giant Sony Corp. and carmaker Toyota have reportedly shut down production at several of their plants; Sony, which has halted production and evacuated six of its factories told Bloomberg that the company is trying to determine the impact of power outages and damage to its facilities in the region; Toyota, too, has shuttered three of its factories. Auto component firms Toyota Boshoku Corp., and Denso Corp. have reported damage to their plants in Miyagi prefecture, where the roads have been badly damaged by the quake.
Iran to send aid ships to Gaza - Middle East - Al Jazeera Englis Iranian ships carrying aid supplies are due to set sail for Gaza in the coming week, Iran's state news agency has reported. The move is likely to further heighten tensions in the region. Iran's semi-official Mehr news agency said the first ship carrying humanitarian aid will leave the port of Khorramshahr this week, heading towards Gaza. Twitter Needs An App Store, Oneforty Provides One With the explosion of Twitter mobile apps, web-based clients, and desktop applications, it was only a matter of time before someone launched an actual Twitter-focused app store. Oneforty has built a marketplace to for basically all things Twitter, helping developers get their creations found and letting users access a centralized place to find and buy Twitter-based technologies. We have 100 invites to try out the site (OneForty is in private beta); just click here and use the code: TC140. The site lists 1,332 free and paid applications and services built on Twitter’s API, where people can search for, rate and buy Twitter services. The site also features lists of the most popular apps on the marketplace, ad lists the “best” app for nine types of Twitter services, such as apps for business, url shortners, image sharing, news, and travel. The site also hopes to be somewhat of a social network, with users having the ability to create profiles of their favorite Twitter apps and services.
ABC News - Japanese disaster: hard-hit areas Development: Andrew KesperSource: Google Aerial photos taken over Japan have revealed the scale of devastation across dozens of suburbs and tens of thousands of homes and businesses. Hover over each satellite photo to view the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami. Sendai Airport © Google, Digital Globe, GeoEye De l'inde à De l'Asie à l'Europe : le nucléaire remis en question All India | Noopur Tiwari | Updated: March 15, 2011 23:43 IST Paris/New Delhi: Experts say the Fukushima nuclear disaster could be Level 6, just one notch below the Chernobyl disaster. As Japan tries desperately to control the damage, government's across the world are now stepping up efforts to assess how safe their own nuclear reactors are. And that includes India, which will see French EPR reactors being installed at Jaitapur in Maharashtra soon. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has made a detailed statement in Parliament and has ordered a review of safety systems at all the nuclear plants in the country. (Read: PM orders review of safety at Indian nuclear plants)
Sony, Toyota Among Japanese Companies Closing Factories After Earthquake Companies including Sony Corp. (6758) and Toyota Motor Corp. (7203) halted output at plants after an 8.9- magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan, damaging production facilities and causing power outages. Sony halted and evacuated six factories in northeastern Japan, said Yasuhiro Okada, a spokesman at the Tokyo-based company. He said the company was assessing the impact of power outages and damage to its facilities in the region, which make Blu-ray discs, magnetic heads and batteries. The quake, Japan’s strongest in at least a century, struck at 2:46 p.m. local time 130 kilometers (81 miles) off the coast of Sendai, north of Tokyo, the U.S.
Barak off to US for Iran talks Just days after issuing an ultimatum to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu regarding the Labor Party’s continued membership in the government, Defense Minister Ehud Barak traveled to the United States late Saturday night for talks with senior administration officials aimed at promoting the Palestinian peace process and cracking down on Iran. In the meantime, an Arabic newspaper in London, Al-Quds al-Arabi, reported Saturday that 12 American warships and at least one Israeli corvette crossed through the Suez Canal on Friday. According to the report, thousands of Egyptian soldiers were deployed along the canal to protect the vessels.