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Carbon monoxide leak suffocates 20 in Catbalogan City

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A carbon monoxide leak from a generator set sickened participants of a Department of Education meeting on Wednesday in Catbalogan City, Samar.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Oil pipe leak blamed for tainted water in China


Chinese state media say an oil pipe leak has caused excessive levels of the toxic chemical benzene in a major city’s tap water.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan unveils ice wall plan for Fukushima water leaks

Japanese Trade Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, right, in protective gear inspects storage tanks at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant at Okuma in Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.  AP/Kyodo News

Tokyo on Tuesday unveiled a half-billion dollar plan to stem radioactive water leaks at Fukushima, creating a wall of ice underneath the stricken plant, as the government elbowed the operator aside.

Posted: September 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Fukushima nuclear plant workers checking 300 tanks for more leaks


Workers at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on Thursday scrambled to check hundreds of tanks storing highly radioactive water, after one sprang a leak that is feared to have seeped into the Pacific.

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

New pope alone will see Vatileaks enquiry report—Vatican


The Vatican said Monday that a secret report on a leaks scandal in 2012 had revealed human “imperfections” in the running of the Church and would be shown exclusively to the future pope, not to voting cardinals.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »