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Workers dig by layers in search for 47 missing at China mine

ALXA LEAGUE, China (AP) — Work crews trying to find 47 people missing after a collapse at an open-pit mine in northern China have had to change their excavation methods to avoid causing more landslide...

Taipei MRT bomb threat comes with demand Taiwan reject Swiss delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan Metro Corporation received an anonymous bomb threat on Friday (Feb. 3) along with a demand that Taiwan’s authorities refuse to meet the Swiss delegation of l...

Top Taiwan airport sees surge in passenger traffic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 70,000 travelers were expected to pass through Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Saturday (Jan. 14), causing long lines at immigration and safety checks. T...

Japan reverses nuclear phaseout plan adopted after Fukushima

TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Thursday adopted a new policy promoting greater use of nuclear energy to ensure a stable power supply amid global fuel shortages and to reduce carbon emissions, in a major revers...

Japan nuclear watchdog considering extending reactor life

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese nuclear regulators are considering revising a safety evaluation system to allow aging reactors to operate beyond the current 60-year limit, but the move is aimed at preventing sa...

Fukushima fears aside, Japan still depends on nuclear power

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9 earthquake hit Japan, causing a massive tsunami that flooded the reactors of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The most severe nuclear accident since Cherno...

Lawsuit: 2 Wyoming mental patients dead, procedures ignored

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two Wyoming State Hospital patients died while staff at the mental health institution failed to follow procedures in a series of choking, neglect and medication error incidents o...

France starts sending natural gas directly to Germany

France started sending gas directly to Germany for the first time on Thursday, GRTgaz said. The French network operator began modifying its pipeline networks months ago to enable flow in the opposite...

What the war in Ukraine means for Asia's climate goals

NEW DELHI, India (AP) — The queues outside petrol pumps in Sri Lanka have lessened, but not the anxiety. Asanka Sampath, a 43-year-old factory clerk, is forever vigilant. He checks ...

Kishida opens diplomacy rush as Japan preps divisive funeral

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held a series of meetings with foreign dignitaries Monday in what he's called “funeral diplomacy" the day before he hosts a controversial state-spons...

Strong quake hits Taiwan, topples house, halts rail traffic

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A strong earthquake struck southeastern Taiwan on Saturday evening, toppling objects from store shelves, collapsing a house and interrupting rail service on the island, but there...

EXPLAINER: Europe struggles with crisis as Russia cuts gas

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe is struggling to contain an energy crisis that could lead to rolling blackouts, shuttered factories and a deep recession. The primary cause: Russia h...

Japan considering development of new nuclear reactors

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday instructed his government to consider developing safer, smaller nuclear reactors, signaling a renewed emphasis on nuclear energy years a...

Japan court: Nuclear plant's tsunami safeguards inadequate

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court on Tuesday ordered a utility not to restart a nuclear power plant because of inadequate tsunami safeguards, backing the safety concerns of residents at a time the governm...

10 of 26 people from sunken Japan tour boat confirmed dead

TOKYO (AP) — Rescuers said that 10 people who were retrieved Sunday from the frigid sea and the rocky coast of a northern Japanese national park had died, a day after a tour boat with 26 aboard appare...