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Japan devastated by earthquake and tsunami; Untold thousands missing or dead

Saturday, March 12th, 2011 11:00am MST

The massive magnitude earthquake that struck Japan on Friday has brought incredible devastation to the nation.  The death toll continues to climb and there are reports of thousands of people missing even as a nuclear power plant threatens to release dangerous radiation. Commercial buildings and homes were reduced to rubble in the magnitude 8.9 earthquake […]

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Japanese volcano made famous in James Bond movie erupts

Saturday, January 29th, 2011 4:29am MST

This week a significant eruption of Mount Shimnoe on the island of Kyushu in Japan sent ash billowing 15,000 feet into the atmosphere.  The mountain, part of a complex of 20 volcanoes, will be familiar to fans of James Bond movies.  Shimnoe-dake (Shimnoe Peak) began to erupt on Wednesday prompting some flight cancelations from area […]

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