Iran earthquake: 32 killed and hundreds injured near nuclear plant


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Huge earthquake near nuclear plant in Iran kills 37 and injures hundredsTremor strikes in rural deep south of Iran crushing houses to rubble Authorities insist no damage to nuclear plant nearby but no verification PUBLISHED: 17:20 GMT, 9 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:23 GMT, 10 April 2013 At least 37 people were killed and hundreds more injured in a 6.1 magnitude earthquake near a nuclear plant in southern Iran on Tuesday, Iranian officials said. The earthquake struck the town of Kaki some 96 kilometers (60 miles) southeast of Bushehr, a town on the Persian Gulf that is home of Iran's first nuclear power plant, built with Russian help

Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner"s meteoric rise – and his bitterness after London 2012


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A ladies’ man who cures his insomnia with nights on the gun range: Blade Runner’s meteoric rise – and his bitterness after London 2012 He visits South African gun range with his 9mm pistol when he can't sleepPistorius got his biblical shoulder tattoo on a whim at 2am After Paralympics he threatened to break legs of man linked to ex-girlfriendHe was linked to various women while dating ex-girlfriend Samantha TaylorAfter break-up she said: 'Oscar is certainly not what people think he is'In 2008 he broke ribs and had 172 stitches in face after crashing power boat Pistorius now charged with murder of FHM model Reeva Steenkamp ” class=”blkBorder” /> Oscar Pistorius after winning his gold medal at the Paralympic games in 2012. He is the world's most famous Paralympian and first to compete in able-bodied Olympics It's a dog's life: Pistorius at his house in Pretoria with his dogs Enzo (right) and Silo (left) Oscar Pistorius' legs were amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old Pistorius was born 26 years ago into a prominent family in Pretoria without fibulas, the outer of the bones that run between the knee and the ankle. His parents, Sheila and Henke, grappled with information, complied with doctors’ advice, and at 11 months his legs were amputated below the knee.

Saga Zone shuts down social website over bullying and offensive comments


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Over-50s social website Saga Zone is shut down over ‘racist, homophobic and offensive’ comments Saga Zone will shut down its social network site completely on February 26Users say they will lose a vital lifeline when the website is closed By Larisa Brown PUBLISHED: 12:20 GMT, 6 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:04 GMT, 6 February 2013 It is a social website considered to be a lifeline for elderly people who live at home on their own and find comfort in talking to others over the internet. But over-50s group Saga has been forced to shut its network site down because it cannot 'afford' the man power to police 'offensive' comments.

Revealed: North Korean leader Kim Jong-il "died in fit of rage after being told a major dam had sprung a leak"


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Revealed: North Korean leader Kim Jong-il 'died in fit of rage after being told a major dam had sprung a leak'Tyrant ordered 'severe punishments' for those responsible before he diedThe secretive country had announced the leader died from a heart attackThe leaking hydro-electric power plant was a flagship construction project | UPDATED: 22:59 GMT, 30 December 2012 North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il died after flying into a fit of rage when he was told that a major dam project had sprung a leak, it emerged today. The tyrant collapsed during a briefing about a flagship hydro-electric power plant but managed to order 'severe punishments' for those responsible before he died

Pictured: The cap that is being lowered into place to protect the world from Chernobyl"s crumbling tomb


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Pictured: The colossal cap being lowered over exploded nuclear reactor to protect the world from Chernobyl's crumbling tombWorkers raised first section of colossal arch-shaped structure that will help clean up the consequences of explosion Upon completion, 1.2bn shelter will be moved on tracks over building containing destroyed reactor, allowing work to begin on dismantling the reactor and disposing of radioactive wasteWorld's worst nuclear accident led to more than 6,000 cases of cancer, 115,000 evacuations and 23 deathsPhotographs shows scene of devastation 26 years on from the Chernobyl disaster, leaving Pripyat a ghostly town | UPDATED: 02:57 GMT, 28 November 2012 Workers have raised the first section of a colossal arch-shaped structure that will cover the exploded nuclear reactor at the Chernobyl power station. It is part of a 1.2bn project to clean up the damage caused by the world's worst nuclear accident in the then Soviet republic of Ukraine – which led to more than 6,000 cases of cancer, 115,000 forced evacuations and 28 deaths due to radiation sickness.