After studying ancient rocks, a Japanese geologist warned that a disaster was imminent—to no avail By PETER LANDERS The giant tsunami that assaulted northern Japan’s coast surprised just about everyone. But Masanobu Shishikura was expecting it. The thought that came to mind, he says, was “yappari,” a Japanese word meaning roughly, “Sure enough, it happened.”
17 May 2011 Last updated at 12:45 ET By Conor SpackmanBBC News Travelling into Dublin on Tuesday morning, it was clear that the Irish police were leaving nothing to chance. As far as 10 miles from anywhere the Queen was due to visit, police cars were parked on unusual corners of suburban avenues.
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By Michael Bristow BBC News, Beijing Chinese officials have denied the Beijing palace that was once home to China’s emperors is being used as a club for the rich.
Fuhrer’s bodyguard gives last interview Rochus Misch is the last living witness of Hitler’s suicide Sunday May 15,2011 By Stefan Schnoor and Boris Klinge FORMER SS officer Rochus Misch, the last surviving member of Hitler’s inner circle is terminally ill. Misch, the Fuhrer’s bodyguard gives his final interview… IN A Berlin suburb, just a few…