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Japan begins restart of Sendai reactor

Japan switched on a nuclear reactor for the first time in nearly two years on 11 August, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to reassure a nervous public that tougher standards mean the sector is now safe after the Fukushima disaster in 2011. Aug 11, 2015
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Protests return to Ferguson streets, state of emergency in effect

The city of Ferguson, Missouri is dealing with the tumultuous end to a weekend meant to commemorate the life of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by white police officer Darren Wilson in August 2014. On 10 August, a county official declared a state of emergency after the one-year anniversary demonstrations were rocked by violence. Aug 11, 2015