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2008-07-25 09:00:47

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, July 25 Kyodo - The number of injured in the magnitude 6.8 earthquake that jolted northeastern Japan on Thursday had reached 200 in eight prefectures as of 5 p.m. Friday, while 89 buildings were damaged, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said. Of the 200 injured, 94 were from Aomori Prefecture, 83 from Iwate, 17 from Miyagi, two from Akita and one each from Hokkaido, Yamagata, Fukushima and Chiba prefectures,...

2006-03-10 01:39:45

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese police are investigating two separate cases of suspected group suicide after nine people were found dead in parked cars, the latest in a series of such cases. Five men and one woman were found dead in a station wagon in Saitama prefecture, just north of Tokyo, a police spokesman said. He noted that charcoal stoves were found in the car but declined to give further details, citing ongoing investigations. The charcoal generates carbon monoxide, a poisonous...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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