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Could the Arab revolt hit ‘Pipelineistan’? 0

In Central Asia, battles for geopolitical control over oil resources play out against a backdrop of popular angerPepe Escobar The president of Kazakhstan, wants to make his country into an “Asian tiger”, but since tigers are not native to Kazakhstan, he

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Villagers call for closure of Kütahya company after tailings failure 0

TODAYSZAMAN WITH WIRES Dozens of people from villages close to a silver mining and refining facility in the western province of Kütahya staged a protest in front of the company on Tuesday, calling for the closure of the facility after

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Sellafield terror arrests prompt London police raids 0

Four addresses searched of five men alleged to have been filming near nuclear site in Cumbria Vikram Dodd and Helen CarterThe Sellafield nuclear site near where five men were arrested under the Terrorism Act. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PACounter-terrorism officers have begun

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Water access crucial for Mideast peace 0

Water access crucial for Mideast peace, OIC says at global conference ISTANBUL AFP photo Ensuring reliable access to water is crucial to promoting peace and security in the Middle East, where many countries are facing dramatic declines in available water,

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Turkish public reluctant about going nuclear, says opinion poll 0

GILA BENMAYOR ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Among women, 67.5 percent opposed the government’s nuclear plans, compared to 60.6 percent of men. Nearly two-thirds of Turkish citizens oppose the proposed construction of nuclear power plants in Turkey, according to an opinion poll

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IAEA urges Japan to give more information on nuclear crisis 0

The message came as trucks doused a reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi facility with dozens of tonnes of water in a renewed attempt to cool the reactor Tania Branigan A radiation testing centre in Koriyama City. The EU’s energy chief

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The High Price of Merkel’s Nuclear About-Face 0

Fear’s Price Tag The nuclear power plant at Biblis is to be temporarily shut down — one of seven plants affected by the emergency moratorium announced by Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to temporarily shut down

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Japan dumps water on stricken reactors 0

Military helicopters undertake aerial spraying in bid to avert meltdown in quake-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant Military helicopters in Japan have dumped water on reactors at the quake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in an effort to cool down a

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Blast strikes Japanese plant, core safe; 2,000 bodies found on coast 0

REUTERS/AP FUKUSHIMA The Fukushima no. 1 power plant of Tokyo Electric Power Co. at Ckuma A second hydrogen explosion rocked a stricken nuclear power plant in Japan where authorities have been scrambling to avert a meltdown after last week’s devastating

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Fresh blast at Japan nuclear plant 0

At least six injured as new explosion rocks quake-hit Fukushima plant, sparking radioactive fears amid nuclear crisis   A new explosion rocked Japan’s stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex, sending a plume of smoke into the air and touching off fresh

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