Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Earthquake of 5.3 degrees shakes northeastern Japan

The northeast coast of Japan was rocked Tuesday by an earthquake of 5.3 on the Richter scale, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency, with no reports of casualties or damage so far. The quake struck at 10:43 local time on Tuesday  in the Fukushima region, and its epicenter was 20 kilometers deep, according to the institution.

Contaminated beef in Japan: more than 400 animals affected

The obsession of beef contaminated with nuclear disaster spread Fukushima in Japan after the discovery on Monday that more than four hundred oxen seven farms in the affected region had crossed the country after they had eaten contaminated hay. Four hundred and eleven head of cattle from the same region were sent to six other regions, including that of Tokyo, between March 28 and July 6, according to the prefectural authorities.

The Wall Street Journal: "Rupert Murdoch's ready to leave" "Jaws" expected in the House of Commons

Rupert Murdoch is considering the idea of abandoning the guidance of his media empire. He writes the Wall Street Journal, a galaxy's most influential newspapers of News Corp. According to financial newspaper, the possible abandonment has nothing to do directly with the illegal wiretapping scandal in Britain, which has overwhelmed and sunk the newspaper The News of the World.

Murdoch is thinking about it "more than a year," writes the WSJ, and even if the interception may postpone the departure of a few months, in more tranquil times. "Murdoch was considering the possibility 'to give the role of CEO Chase Carey to the current president, reported people close to him", but "Shark" would retain the post of Executive Director.

Nelson Mandela celebrates his 93 birthday