I apologize for my part in creating that and participating in that. Part of me feels I need to go round to every single Indian person in this country and apologize.
That’s Hank Azaria issuing a profuse apology for voicing the character of Apu on ‘Simpsons’. He says that when he accepted the job, he “really didn’t know any better”—and confirmed that his interpretation of Apu’s voice was inspired by Peter Sellers’ performance in ‘The Party’.
A global row over Fukushima
The TLDR: The Japanese government plans to release 1.25 million tonnes of treated radioactive water into the sea. This is water from its Fukushima nuclear reactor which was damaged during the catastrophic 2011 earthquake. The announcement has triggered a diplomatic furore plus angry protests by nuclear activists and the fishing industry. The fracas raises bigger questions about the safety of nuclear power—or at least, our ability to trust it as a safe alternative to conventional sources of energy.
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