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International News Archive - December 17, 2011

Japanese PM Declares ‘Cold Shutdown’ At Fukushima, Some Remain Skeptical

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda announced Friday that Fukushima’s nuclear reactors have finally been stabilized after a catastrophic earthquake-tsunami combination in March led to dangerous radiation leaks and mass evacuations.

Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.