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2007 Chuetsu offshore earthquake

2007 Chuetsu offshore earthquake: The Government of Japan orders The Tokyo Electric Power Company to keep its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant closed pending safety checks after the earthquake caused a leak.

Beijing

Delegates arrive in Beijing for the resumption of six party talks on Wednesday involving North Korea, South Korea, China, Russia, Japan and the United States to discuss the second phase of a deal on North Korean nuclear disarmament.

Tamil Tigers

All three men charged with supporting Tamil Tigers have been granted bail in Melbourne.

All three men charged with supporting Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers rebel group have been granted bail.

Sudan

The Sudanese government says that a recent attempted coup d'etat did not have the support of the United States government, contrary to previous accusations from Nafi Ali Nafi, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's assistant. The government has arrested 14 members of the Umma Reform and Renewal Party for plotting the coup.

Phosphorus

A train carrying yellow phosphorus derails in western Ukraine, sending a toxic cloud over several villages. At least twenty people are hospitalized and hundreds are forced to evacuate.

A freight train derailed in Ukraine, releasing a cloud of toxic gas and that poisoned at least 20 people, authorities said Tuesday — an accident that touched nerves still raw more than two decades after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster.

Libya

The High Judicial Council of Libya commutes the death sentences against six foreign medical workers to life imprisonment.

TAM Linhas Aereas

TAM Linhas Aereas Flight 3054 carrying 186 people crashes in Congonhas International Airport, SGBPo Paulo, Brazil. The death toll is estimated to be at least 200 people.

The pilot of an airliner that burst into flames after trying to land on a short, rain-slicked runway apparently tried to take off again, barely clearing rush-hour traffic on a major highway. The death toll rose Wednesday to 189 and could climb higher.

World Bank

The World Bank releases its Worldwide Governance Indicators, providing information on corruption, rule of law, and other indicators of stability on countries around the world.

Dow Jones & Company

The board of Dow Jones & Company agrees to accept an offer of $5 billion from Rupert Murdoch's News Limited.

Dow Jones said in a statement that its board was prepared to recommend a proposal for News Corp. to acquire Dow Jones for $60 in cash, the price News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch has proposed.