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Conservationists praise ICJ ruling on Japanese whaling

By Mon, Mar 31, 2014 9:03PM UTC Japanese vessel Yushin Maru No. 2, center, sails alongside Sea Shepherds' The Bob Barker, left,  in the Southern Ocean off Antarctica. Pic: AP.

International conservation groups have praised the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to order a halt, temporarily at least, to Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean. The Court ordered Monday the immediate revocation of special permits granted to Japanese whalers to kill and gather whales in the name of scientific research.

ICJ says Japanese whaling not scientific, orders halt to permits

By Mon, Mar 31, 2014 6:15PM UTC Japanese whaling ship Yushin Maru No. 3 shoots a water cannon at anti-whaling activists in 2011. Pic: AP.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Court of Justice says that Japan’s Antarctic whaling program is not for scientific purposes and has ordered a temporary stay on the program.

UN court to rule on Japanese whaling in Antarctic

By Mon, Mar 31, 2014 4:10PM UTC Pic: AP.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Court of Justice is ruling Monday on Australia’s challenge against Japan for whaling in Antarctic waters.

UN panel warns of extreme climate risks yet to come

By Mon, Mar 31, 2014 10:56AM UTC Residents walk past damaged structures caused by typhoon Haiyan,  in Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines last November. Pic: AP.

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — A United Nations scientific panel reports that global warming is driving humanity toward a whole new level of risks, warning that the wild climate ride has only just begun.

Japan nuke clean-up worker buried in mudslide

By Fri, Mar 28, 2014 6:41PM UTC Fukushima nuclear power plant, Japan. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — A worker is unconscious after being buried in a mudslide at the Japanese nuclear plant being cleaned up after the disaster three years ago.

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