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Japan

Watchdog scolds nuclear plant operator

Japan’s nuclear watchdog agency criticized the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant for making mistakes that allowed radioactive water to leak into the Pacific Ocean, and ordered it to quickly fix the problems.

United arab emirates

Afghans celebrate big victory in cricket

In a victory that brought cheer to a war-torn nation, Afghanistan beat Kenya in a one-day international cricket match to advance to the World Cup for the first time in its troubled history. Unfortunately, most of its fans couldn’t enjoy the sweet taste of success in person as their team beat Kenya by an emphatic seven wickets. Afghanistan can’t play at home because of the security situation, and its stands at the United Arab Emirates stadium were largely empty. But that didn’t deter members of the winning team from running onto the field carrying a giant Afghan flag.

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