Leak stops plans to restart nuclear reactor
TOKYO • A radioactive water leak has halted plans to restart a reactor at a nuclear power plant in western Japan, its operator said yesterday.
Kansai Electric Power said cooling water with radioactive substances leaked from the reactor at its Takahama plant 380km west of Tokyo.
Protests over plans to relocate US base
TOKYO • Thousands of people surrounded Japan's Parliament yesterday to protest against government plans to relocate a US military base on Okinawa island, local media reported.
Kyodo news agency said some 28,000 were at the protest in Tokyo. Hundreds more held similar protests across the country, it reported.
Hindu priest's throat slit in Bangladesh
DHAKA • Suspected Islamist militants stabbed and killed a Hindu priest at a Bangladesh temple yesterday, police said.
Five or six attackers on motorcycles cut the throat of priest Jogeshwar Roy, 55, as he was organising prayers at the Deviganj temple.