The death toll in Japan following a powerful earthquake has risen, with hospital officials saying at least five elderly people have were killed and nearly 650 people injured in the quake.
China has punished dozens of officials for allowing slave-like exploitation of workers and children in brick kilns, but announced criminal investigations against only six.
86 people are killed
Iraqi police say two car bombs have exploded in the northern city of Kirkuk, killing at least 85 people.
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