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Yemen Clashes And Bahrain Chaos As Protests Deepen

Updated: 03/13/2011 - Yemeni police firing from rooftops wounded more than 100 in a protesters' camp Sunday and anti-government demonstrators paralyzed Bahrain's capital as unrest deepened in two of Washington's most critical allies in the region.

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Gadhafi Drives Rebels From One Of Last Strongholds

Updated: 03/13/2011 - Moammar Gadhafi's forces swept rebels from one of their final strongholds on Libya's main coastal highway on Sunday, closing on the country's opposition-held eastern half after hours of searing waves of strikes from warships, tanks and warplanes.

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Iraqi Govt Workers Investigated For Fake Documents

Posted: 03/13/2011 - Iraq's parliament is investigating some 20,000 government employees who appear to have used fake diplomas and other forged education certificates to get their jobs, a lawmaker said Sunday.

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Estimated Death Toll in Japan Passes 10k

Posted: 03/13/2011 - The estimated death toll from Japan's disasters climbed past 10,000 Sunday as authorities raced to combat the threat of multiple nuclear reactor meltdowns and hundreds of thousands of people struggled to find food and water. The prime minister said it was the nation's worst crisis since World War II.

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Millions Without Food, Water, Power in Japan

Posted: 03/12/2011 - Millions of Japanese were without drinking water or electricity Sunday, surviving on instant noodles and rice balls, two days after a powerful earthquake and tsunami hammered the northeastern coast, killing at least 1,000 people.

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Earthquake in Japan Upgraded

Updated: 03/12/2011 - Japan's Meteorological Agency says it has upgraded the magnitude of Friday's catastrophic earthquake to 9.0.

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Japan Official: Partial Meltdown is Likely at Second Reactor

Updated: 03/12/2011 - A partial meltdown was likely under way at a second nuclear reactor, a top Japanese official said Sunday, as operators frantically tried to prevent a similar threat from a nearby unit at the same facility following a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that may have killed 1,000 people.

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US Contractor Convicted in Cuba; 15-Year Sentence

Posted: 03/12/2011 - A Cuban court on Saturday found U.S. contractor Alan Gross guilty of crimes against the state and sentenced him to 15 years in prison, a verdict that brought a swift and strongly worded condemnation from Washington.

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Gadhafi Pushes Ahead as Arab League Calls for Help

Posted: 03/12/2011 - The world moved a step closer to a decision on imposing a no-fly zone over Libya but Moammar Gadhafi was swiftly advancing Saturday on the poorly equipped and loosely organized rebels who have seized much of the country.

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Explosion at Japan Nuke Plant, Disaster Toll Rises

Updated: 03/12/2011 - An explosion shattered a building housing a nuclear reactor Saturday, amid fears of a meltdown, while across wide swaths of northeastern Japan officials searched for thousands of people missing more than a day after a devastating earthquake and tsunami.

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Japan Braces for N-Reactor Meltdown After Tsunami

Updated: 03/11/2011 - Japan launched a massive military rescue operation Saturday after a giant, quake-fed tsunami killed hundreds of people and turned the northeastern coast into a swampy wasteland, while authorities braced for a possible meltdown at a nuclear reactor.

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Cruise Lines Report Little Tsunami Impact

Updated: 03/11/2011 - Major international cruise lines operating large passenger vessels reported no damage from the tsunami Friday, but some itineraries were affected by port closings and reroutings.

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New Quakes Rock Tsunami-Devastated Japan

Updated: 03/11/2011 - Huge earthquakes rocked northeastern Japan on Saturday, a day after a giant temblor set off a powerful tsunami that killed hundreds of people, turned the coast into a swampy wasteland and left two nuclear reactors dangerously close to meltdown.

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Chavez Says US, Allies Preparing For War In Libya

Posted: 03/11/2011 - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez warned Friday that it would be madness for the United States and its NATO allies to go to war in Libya to try to topple Moammar Gadhafi.

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Japan Quake Causes Emergencies at 5 Nuke Reactors

Posted: 03/11/2011 - Japan declared states of emergency for five nuclear reactors at two power plants after the units lost cooling ability in the aftermath of Friday's powerful earthquake. Thousands of residents were evacuated as workers struggled to get the reactors under control to prevent meltdowns.

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Libya Repatriation is Straining Aid Agencies

Posted: 03/11/2011 - Repatriating thousands of stranded migrant workers who fled fighting in Libya is straining the resources of international aid agencies, officials said Friday, calling for more help.

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Officials: 250,000 People Have Fled Libya

Updated: 03/11/2011 - About 250,000 people have fled Libya since the uprising against Moammar Gadhafi's regime began last month, officials said Friday, as they warned they are having trouble getting foreign workers home.

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Tsunami Barrels Toward Hawaii, US Western Coast

Updated: 03/11/2011 - A tsunami spawned by a massive earthquake in Japan raced across the Pacific Ocean early Friday, pushing tourists to the upper levels of high-rise hotels in Hawaii and threatening to swamp low-lying areas of the U.S. western coast.

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Major Tsunami Damage In Northern Japan After Quake

Updated: 03/10/2011 - Japan was struck by a magnitude-8.8 earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, triggering a 13-foot (4-meter) tsunami that washed away cars and tore away buildings along the coast near the epicenter.

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Wanted Militant Escapes Philippine Troops

Posted: 03/10/2011 - A Philippine military spokesman says a Muslim militant commander wanted by Washington has escaped an assault by elite Filipino troops on a southern island.

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China Rescuers Search Town After Quake Kills 25

Posted: 03/10/2011 - Rescuers in southwest China battled rolling aftershocks Friday as they scoured toppled buildings for survivors of an earthquake that killed 25 people and injured 250 near the country's border with Myanmar.

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Cuba: Church Says Dissident, 9 Others To Be Freed

Posted: 03/10/2011 - Cuban officials will free a political dissident from prison and let him stay on the island, while nine other inmates jailed for crimes against state security are being sent to Spain, the Roman Catholic Church said Thursday.

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