You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

World

  • Iraqi forces, Islamic State group battle in Ramadi
     BAGHDAD – Iraqi soldiers backed by Sunni fighters launched a major operation Saturday to retake a section of the city of Ramadi seized by Islamic State group militants, an official and residents said.
  • Hundreds evacuated after London hotel explosion
     LONDON – London fire officials say a suspected gas leak touched off an explosion in the basement of a London hotel, injuring 11 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of guests.
  • Macedonian environmentalists blast crow hunt
    SKOPJE, Macedonia – A Macedonian environmental group is calling for the prosecution of a hunters’ association behind a midnight massacre of crows, allegedly after residents complained the birds’ droppings were spoiling their cars.
Advertisement

Strong earthquake hits Japan

TOKYO – A 6.8-magnitude earthquake has hit Japan’s northern coast near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Japan’s Meteorological Agency said the quake struck early Saturday six miles below the sea surface off the coast of Fukushima, northeast of Tokyo.

The agency issued a tsunami advisory along Japan's northern coast.

Public broadcaster NHK said the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is checking whether there is any damage from the quake.

The 2011 disaster killed about 19,000 people. That disaster also triggered multiple meltdowns at the Fukushima plant. More than 100,000 people are still unable to go home because of fear of radiation contamination from the plant.

Advertisement