2013.09.15

News Headlines - 15 September 2013

Typhoon Man-yi hits Japan | Fox News

Typhoon Man-yi hit southern Japan Monday, bringing heavy rains as officials warned of floods and strong winds, amid fears the storm could go on to hit the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

BBC News - Japan halts last nuclear reactor at Ohi

Japan is shutting down its last functioning nuclear reactor, with no timetable for a restart. Reactor 4 at Ohi in western Japan will stop generating electricity in the early hours of Monday. Analysts say Japan will be without nuclear power until December at the earliest, the longest shut-down since the 1960s.

Japan's Laptop-Controlled Space Rocket Launch

Japan has sent a rocket into space with a launch co-ordinated from two laptops in a control centre manned by a crew of just eight people. Up to 1,000 people gathered at a public viewing site in Tokyo to see Epsilon - the nation's first new rocket in 12 years - successfully blast-off into space from the Uchinoura Space Centre in Kagoshima, in southwestern Japan.

AFP: British car industry roars by European rivals

Britain is accelerating away from its European competitors in the car-making sector with investment flowing into the factories of Nissan and Jaguar Land Rover as Chinese and American demand drives sales. Jaguar Land Rover said Tuesday it was pumping £1.5 billion (1.8 billion euros, $2.4 billion) into its plant in Solihull near Birmingham, creating 1,700 jobs and giving a welcome fillip to industrial central England.

BBC News - Arctic Monkeys land fifth number one

Rock group Arctic Monkeys have scored a fifth number one on the UK top 40 with their latest album, AM. All five of the band's albums have hit the top, the first time that feat has been achieved on an independent label, said the Official Charts Company. AM sold 157,000 copies last week. Only Daft Punk's Random Access Memories has had better first-week sales in 2013, shifting 165,000 copies in May.


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