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15 years later, tsunami survivor still looking for ship captain and crewman who saved him

KUALA TERENGGANU (Bernama): “It’s like being given a second chance at life”, said Rizal Sahputra Abdul Hamid, who was rescued at about 100 nautical miles from Banda Aceh after being adrift for nine days in the Indian Ocean after the “Boxing Day” tsunami 15 years ago.


Tepco's 'ice wall' fails to freeze Fukushima's toxic water buildup

OKUMA, Japan (Reuters) - A costly "ice wall" is failing to keep groundwater from seeping into the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, data from operator Tokyo Electric Power Co shows, preventing it from removing radioactive melted fuel at the site seven years after the disaster.


Japan court rules government liable over Fukushima - media

TOKYO (Reuters) - A court in Japan on Friday ruled that Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) and the government are liable for negligence in a case involving compensation for the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the first time the judiciary has ruled the state has liability, Japanese media reported.


2004 Tsunami: Recalling the horror – 12 years on

GEORGE TOWN: Twelve years have passed since the 2004 tsunami but the catastrophe is etched in the memories of those affected.

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Indonesia marks tsunami 12 years ago with prayers

BANDA ACEH: Thousands of Indonesians prayed for their loved ones at mass graves and mosques Monday (Dec 26) to mark a tsunami which devastated Aceh province 12 years ago today, one of the worst natural disasters in human history.


Typhoon Lionrock nears Japan's tsunami-hit northeast, grounds flights

TOKYO (Reuters) - More than 100 flights were cancelled and evacuation warnings were issued for thousands of people as a powerful typhoon approached Japan's northeast on Tuesday, a region devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami five years ago.


Sarawak polls: Analysis - conflicting signals from DAP campaign

PETALING JAYA: The crowd finally came out for DAP on Sunday night. The party's ceramah in the suburb of Kuching known as "4 1/2 mile" was overflowing with people. It was the party's biggest so far.


'Hearts are in pieces' five years after tsunami hits Japan

RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan (Reuters) - Japan on Friday mourned the thousands who lost their lives in a massive earthquake and tsunami five years ago that turned towns to matchwood and triggered the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.


Japan's Sendai reactor power ramp-up halted due to pump problem

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Kyushu Electric Power has halted the ramp-up of power output from its Sendai No. 1 nuclear reactor due to a problem with a pump in the plant's secondary cooling system, a spokesman said on Friday.


Japan restarts reactor in test of Abe's nuclear policy

TOKYO/SATSUMASENDAI (Reuters) - Japan has restarted a nuclear reactor for the first time under new safety standards put in place since the Fukushima disaster in 2011, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to reassure a nervous public that the industry is now safe.