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TOKYO - The operator of Japan"s disaster-hit Fukushima No 1 nuclear power plant has confirmed that four tons of coolant had leaked from two storage tanks, local media reported Monday. The coolant was used to create an ice wall refraining groundwater from seeping into reactor buildings, according to the Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. (TEPCO). The company's spokesperson Tsuyoshi Shiraishi said about four tons of the calcium chloride solution used to maintain the ice wall had leaked. "We're now confirming the reason," he said on Sunday, according to the Japan Times. The leakage was discovered on Jan 16 near

  CANBERRA - Australia approved the Novavax vaccine for people aged 18 and over on Monday, making it the fourth COVID-19 vaccine to be approved for use in Australia after AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer. The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has recommended the Novavax vaccine be given in two doses, at least three weeks apart. The government has ordered 51 million doses of the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine to be available in February, Health Minister Greg Hunt said. "We will be able to commence that program in the week of Feb. 21," he told reporters on Monday. Australia on

BEIJING -- A book on the history of the communication work of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has been published. The Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee organized the compilation of the book. The 11-chapter book chronicles the Party"s century-long endeavors to strengthen communication and outreach so as to better serve the cause of the Party and the people, highlighting the historic achievements and changes in the Party's communication work since the 18th CPC National Congress. It documents the important thoughts, principles, events and activities in the history of the Party's publicity work, and takes stock of the