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Report: Japan will raise severity of crisis

Posted: 04/12/2011 - News reports say Japan has decided to raise the severity level of the crisis at its tsunami-stricken nuclear power plant to 7, the highest level and equal to the 1986 disaster at Chernobyl in the former Soviet Union.

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Japan earthquake update

Posted: 04/08/2011 - A magnitude 7.1 aftershock has raised the anxiety level in Japan. Shoppers emptied store shelves, while drivers waited in long lines for gasoline and nearly a half–million homes have been left without power after the latest tremor.

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Magnitude 7.4 earthquake hits off Japan coast

Posted: 04/07/2011 - Officials at Japan's tsunami-ravaged nuclear plant say there's no immediate sign of new problems after a magnitude-7.4 aftershock rattled the nation's eastern coast.

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Egypt security men accused of killing protesters

Posted: 03/23/2011 - Egypt's Public Prosecutor has charged the country's former Interior Minister and several other top security officials with murder and attempted murder for their roles in the deaths of protesters during mass anti-government demonstrations.

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Anti-aircraft fire, explosions echo in Tripoli

Posted: 03/22/2011 - Heavy anti-aircraft fire is lighting up the skies over Tripoli and the sound of loud explosions is echoing through the Libyan capital after nightfall.

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WHO: Food contaminated by radiation a big risk

Updated: 03/21/2011 - The World Health Organization says Japan needs to act quickly and ban food sales from areas around the damaged Fukushima Nuclear Plant if the food there is found to contain excessive levels of radiation.

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UK: Strikes neutralize Libyan air defenses

Posted: 03/21/2011 - U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron says coalition forces have neutralized Libyan air defenses and helped avert a bloodbath in the North African country.

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Toll from Japan disasters tops 6,900

Posted: 03/18/2011 - Japan's police agency says more than 6,900 are dead and more 10,700 are missing after last week's earthquake and tsunami.

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Ethiopian group appeals for aid in arid east

Posted: 03/18/2011 - A rebel group in Ethiopia is appealing for international aid in an ethnically Somali region where the group says drought and a government ban on international aid groups have led to the deaths of children and the elderly.

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Israel: Intercepted ship had land-to-sea missiles

Posted: 03/15/2011 - A top Israeli naval commander says a cargo ship intercepted at sea was carrying Chinese-made land-to-sea missiles, and there is strong evidence Iran was behind the delivery.

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UPDATED: Area where hundreds may have died is isolated

Updated: 03/11/2011 - Authorities in northeastern Japan say they can't yet reach the area along the coast where they say 200 to 300 people were killed by today's earthquake and tsunami. They say the roads are too badly damaged.

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22 abducted oil workers freed in Colombia

Posted: 03/08/2011 - Colombian authorities say suspected leftist rebels have released 22 of 23 Colombian contractors abducted while doing exploratory work in a remote jungle region for the Canadian oil company Talisman.

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