50 Cent uses Twitter to mock Japan earthquake victims

March 14, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

50 Cent has been stirring up a sea of controversy by using his Twitter account to mock victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. The rapper, whose notoriously erratic ramblings on the social networking site have gained him more than four million followers, started tweeting jokes as soon as the earthquake first hit. “Wave will…

Japan earthquake and tsunami: Japanese government declares state of nuclear emergency

March 11, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Japanese officials have declared state of nuclear emergency after a power plant affected by the earthquake and tsunami suffered a cooling system failure. A fire broke out at the Fukushima plant following the earthquake, and an emergency state was declared to check for radiation leakage. However, politicians were quick to calm the initial panic sparked…

Japan earthquake and tsunami: Helpline and emergency numbers for those affected

March 11, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

If you are a British national in Japan affected by the tsunami and earthquake or you are worried about a relative, there are several numbers you can contact for help. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has set up a helpline for anyone affected by the disaster or worried about friends and relatives. the number…

Call of nature: Toilet saves man from Christchurch earthquake crush

March 3, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A British office worker escaped being crushed to death in the New Zealand earthquake when he stopped to go to the toilet. Lucky Martin Riley, 50, was on his way back to his office in Christchurch after lunch when he nipped into a nearby building for a sneaky wee. Incredibly, he was “mid-flow” when the…