Japan Seeks U.S. Help With Nuclear Reactor EmergencyThe Japanese government formally asked the United States' Nuclear Regulatory Commission for help in stabilizing its troubled nuclear reactors in the wake of the country's massive earthquake and tsunami ...
Posted Mar 14, 2011, 1:36 PM by Eric Ackerman
Powerful quake, tsunami kills hundreds in JapanFriday, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan shook apart homes and buildings, cracked open highways and unnerved even those who have learned to live with swaying skyscrapers. Then ...
Posted Mar 14, 2011, 3:53 AM by Eric Ackerman
Deadly Protests Erupt in Cholera-Stricken HaitiAFP - Violent protests erupted in Haiti over a cholera epidemic that claimed nearly 1,000 lives, sparking clashes with UN peacekeepers that left at least two men dead, officials said ...
Posted Nov 22, 2010, 1:51 AM by Eric Ackerman
State of Emergency in Flooded Colombia(CNN) -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has declared a state of emergency in 28 of the nation's 32 departments because of heavy rains and flooding that have affected some ...
Posted Nov 21, 2010, 2:35 AM by Eric Ackerman
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