‘The Great Wall of Japan’: Locals divided over anti-tsunami shield

After the 2011 Fukushima disaster — a powerful earthquake and tsunami which killed nearly 18,000 people — the Japanese government took a radical step. It decided to build a 400-kilometre-long reinforced concrete shield along the country’s northeast coast in a bid to break up future tsunami waves. This cost €11 billion and took years to build. But … Read more ‘The Great Wall of Japan’: Locals divided over anti-tsunami shield

Mental health experts fear ‘tsunami’ of stress-related issues among frontline workers

What are the psychological impact of exiting lockdown? Cary Cooper, professor of organisational psychology and health, University of Manchester, anticipates a ‘tsunami’ of post-traumatic stress effects, especially for front-line workers. While some people want lockdown to end, others do not wish to expose themselves to the virus. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 … Read more Mental health experts fear ‘tsunami’ of stress-related issues among frontline workers

UN chief Global Appeal to Address and Counter COVID-19 Related Hate Speech

António Guterres (United Nations Secretary-General) Global Appeal to Address and Counter COVID-19 Related Hate Speech COVID-19 does not care who we are, where we live, what we believe or about any other distinction. We need every ounce of solidarity to tackle it together. Yet the pandemic continues to unleash a tsunami of hate and xenophobia, … Read more UN chief Global Appeal to Address and Counter COVID-19 Related Hate Speech

Tsunami of Losses | European care homes see surge in deaths as COVID-19 spreads

Elderly people are at greatest risk from Covid-19, and an alarming picture is emerging from care homes across Europe. There’s been a surge in mortality rates, but the numbers are still unclear due to a lack of testing and delays in reporting. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on … Read more Tsunami of Losses | European care homes see surge in deaths as COVID-19 spreads

US jobless claims surge to 6.65 million – another record

The number of Americans filing for initial unemployment benefits surged to 6.65 million in the week ending March 28, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Thursday, obliterating the previous record of 3.3 million, set only the week before. Thursday’s numbers likely understate the true scale of people thrown out of work, given the … Read more US jobless claims surge to 6.65 million – another record

Coronavirus pandemic: fears of potential outbreaks in Syrian refugee camps

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on March 23 called for a global ceasefire so the world can focus on fighting the coronavirus pandemic. The World Health Organization warned that the virus is heading toward the war-ravaged province of Idlib like a ‘slow moving tsunami’. Armen Georgian, FRANCE 24’s foreign affairs editor, tells us more. Subscribe … Read more Coronavirus pandemic: fears of potential outbreaks in Syrian refugee camps

Intensive care doctor warns of ‘tsunami’ of UK coronavirus cases – says we ‘won’t cope’ | COVID-19

‘I have no doubt at all that we will be unable to cope’ – says Professor of Intensive Care Medicine Hugh Montgomery on the COVID-19 coronavirus. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) ——- Watch more of our explainer series here – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… Get more news at our site – https://www.channel4.com/news/ Follow us: Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Channel4News/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/Channel4News

Welcome to Fukushima nuclear power plant

A press tour was given of the now wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant on Wednesday, which was hit by a tsunami in 2011. Footage shows various parts of the now empty power plant. The damage of some buildings can still be seen, while construction efforts are being carried out by remote-control. According to reports, workers … Read more Welcome to Fukushima nuclear power plant

Philippine volcano: Taal still a threat but fishermen still flock

Coastguards in the Philippines say Taal Volcano on the island of Luzon is poses a grave threat as it could erupt at any time, possibly triggering a “volcanic tsunami”. The volcano hurled ash and lava on Sunday as the government declared a state of emergency and moved 38,000 residents to safety. But despite these warnings, … Read more Philippine volcano: Taal still a threat but fishermen still flock

15 Dead After Earthquake in Philippines

Fifteen people have been reported dead in the Philippines after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 11:49 am local time on 6th February 2012. A further 52 people are injured and 71 people missing. Initial tsunami warnings have now been cancelled after unusual sea level changes around the Negros and Cebu islands. The offshore earthquake had … Read more 15 Dead After Earthquake in Philippines

Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Strikes Off Coast of Honshu, Japan

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck off the coast of Honshu, Japan, at 02:36 local time on 19th August 2011. The quake’s epicentre was 43.6km underground and 99 km South-East of Sendai. Tsunami warnings have now been cancelled with no reports of damage. Tokyo Electric Power Company reported that the companies nuclear facilities and intact and … Read more Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Strikes Off Coast of Honshu, Japan

Japan: Magnitude 6.7 Earthquake Shakes Iwate-ken Oki

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake has shaken the Iwate-ken Oki region of Japan. The earthquake occurred at 06:51 Japanese Standard Time on 23rd June 2011. The quake was located 20km below the Earth’s surface and at a latitude of 39.9N and longitude of 142.5E. A series of lower-level quakes have rumbled throughout Japanese territory over the … Read more Japan: Magnitude 6.7 Earthquake Shakes Iwate-ken Oki

Aston Martin Zagato V12 Prototype to Debut at Nürburgring 24 Hour Race

Aston Martin are busy preparing their prototype sports car, the Aston Martin Zagato V12, for one of the toughest races in the world, the Nürburgring 24 Hours. The Zagato V12 was first unveiled at the Concorso D’Eleganza at Villa D’Este in May 2011, where it won the “Design award for Concepts and Prototypes”. Aston Martin … Read more Aston Martin Zagato V12 Prototype to Debut at Nürburgring 24 Hour Race