The earthquake that hit Burma last week wasn’t the deadliest disaster to strike the Southeast Asian nation this month.
The prospective decision by Japan’s government to take control of the Tokyo Electric Power Company may seem belated to the rest of the world, given the confusing way the firm has managed the Fukishima nuclear reactor crisis.
Oil prices dropped below $100 a barrel Monday after a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated northeastern Japan, denting demand for crude from the world’s third-largest economy.
Aid workers said Friday that at least 120 people were killed by the magnitude 6.8 earthquake that hit Thursday, rattling high-rises in Bangkok and sending people streaming into the streets of Hanoi. Details of the disaster were slowly seeping out from Shan State in northeastern Burma, a relatively remote region near the border with Laos and Thailand in the heart of the area known as the Golden Triangle.
Fed action may hurt more than help The Federal Open Market Committee, which meets Nov. 2-3, is all but certain to announce renewed measures intended to boost the economy. Specifically, the Fed will engage in another round of bond-buying, snapping up government debt with newly created money. It is hardly a secret this is coming; […]
South Korea’s average ‘Net speed plunges 24%, iPhone blamed In the course of three months during 2009, South Korea’s average Internet connection speed dropped by a dramatic 24 percent. Think about the magnitude of the decline here: one of the world’s most wired countries suddenly sees its overall Internet speeds reduced by a quarter over […]
Death Toll in China Quake Rises to 617 The death toll from the powerful earthquake that struck western China Wednesday rose to at least 617 people on Thursday, with 10,000 more injured as many remained buried under debris, Chinese state media reported. The quake, which struck at 7:49 a.m. in Qinghai Province, bordering Tibet, had […]
The uproar in the medical community was immediate. In a reversal of standard practice that bewildered physicians and patients around the nation, an independent government panel this week abandoned its long-standing recommendation that healthy women over age 40 get a breast-cancer screen once every year or two years.
Disasters in Italy have a predictable chronology: after the calamity strikes, rescues are attempted, destiny is lamented and pledges are made to rebuild destroyed towns. And without fail, as the first victims are still being buried, a criminal investigation is opened.
With little hope of finding additional survivors, authorities Monday began clearing the rubble left by a pair of devastating earthquakes that rocked Indonesia last week. The death toll from a pair of devastating earthquakes that struck Indonesia last week climbed to 608 on Monday, the government said