Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Long-lost song beats Eminem on the charts

Eminem (Jason DeCrow/AP)

A 450-year-old tune that was recently rediscovered makes a strong debut on the British charts.

Much-criticized music video a sensation

Rebecca Black in 'Fridays' (screengrab courtesy YouTube)
Unknown singer Rebecca Black's clip gets 2.2 million views as the Web marvels.

Radiation soars at Japan nuclear plant

People are re-checked for radiation exposure after being decontaminated in Nihonmatsu, Fukushiima.. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

Area residents are told to stay inside during the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.

Libya: Government and rebels still battling for Brega


Watch: Jon Leyne in Benghazi says the situation in Brega and Ajdabiya remains volatile

2012 Olympics tickets go on sales

Tickets for the London 2012 Olympics have gone on sale, 500 days ahead of the event.

Some 6.6 million tickets are available from the London 2012 website over a six-week period and organisers say all applications will be treated equally.
Prices range from £20 to £2,012 and oversubscribed events will be decided by a ballot.
The ticket website initially failed to process the orders of people whose Visa card expires before August.
Ticket prices
Lord Coe, the chairman of London 2012, said: "If you look at the way we have put the price points together I think we've done that in a really smart way. I think those prices are affordable.

Fukushima: What went wrong?

Radiation falls at Japanese plant

Radiation levels fall at Japan's earthquake-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant after a third explosion and a fire, officials say.

What is a tsunami?

A once-exotic word that has now entered the everyday lexicon, a tsunami refers to

Why tsunami made huge whirlpool?

L-R: Whirlpool created by the earthquake off the coast of Japan, March 11, 2011. The Naruto Strait, between Awaji Island and Shikoku in Japan, is known for its natural whirlpools. Shown here, a whirlpool in the strait on Nov. 17, 2001.

The tsunami that hit northern Japan today created an enormous whirlpool in a harbor off the east coast of that country. According to researchers, whirlpools aren't unusual after waves of this size.

Japan economy shudders after shocks, BOJ pumps $182b

A businessman walks past a share prices board in Tokyo yesterday showing a drop in the markets following the first full day of trading after the deadly March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Tokyo shares plunged almost six percent by the afternoon as investors reacted to the biggest earthquake in Japan's history, a devastating tsunami and an unfolding nuclear emergency.Photo: AFP
Japan's central bank on Monday rushed to bolster markets in the wake of the country's worst disaster since World War Two and although the authorities said it was too early to put a figure on the damage, critics said a stronger initial response had been needed.

Japan crisis won't derail Europe's nuclear revival

Reuters, London
Europe's need to reduce dependence on oil, gas and coal mean its multi-billion-dollar nuclear new-build plans are unlikely to be hurt by Japan's nuclear crisis but after a huge earthquake.

EUR/USD Mar. 15 – Drifting to Lower Range

EUR/USD drifts into lower range as discussions in Europe continue and the fear of a meltdown in Japan’s nuclear reactors continues. Will we see a breakout after the US rate decision? Here’s a quick update on technicals, fundamentals and community trends.
EUR/USD Technicals
EUR USD Chart March 15