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US Set to Begin Evacuating Americans from Japan

Updated: 03/16/2011 - The United States on Wednesday authorized the first evacuations of Americans out of Japan, taking a tougher stand on the deepening nuclear crisis and warning U.S. citizens to defer all non-essential travel to any part of the country as unpredictable weather and wind conditions risked spreading radioactive contamination.

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UN Council Negotiating No-Fly Resolution

Updated: 03/16/2011 - Security Council supporters of a no-fly zone over Libya tried Wednesday to persuade reluctant members of the U.N.'s most powerful body to back a resolution aimed at preventing Moammar Gadhafi's planes from conducting aerial attacks on the Libyan people.

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New Power Line May Ease Japan Nuclear Crisis

Updated: 03/16/2011 - The operator of Japan's tsunami-crippled nuclear plant says it has almost completed a new power line that could restore electricity to the complex and solve the crisis that has threatened a meltdown.

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4 New York Times Journalists Missing in Libya

Posted: 03/16/2011 - The New York Times says that four of its journalists who are reporting on the conflict in Libya are missing. Editors at the newspaper say they last heard from the journalists on Tuesday.

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'Blood Money' Frees CIA Contractor In Pakistan

Updated: 03/16/2011 - An American CIA contractor detained on suspicion of murder was released on Wednesday after families of the two Pakistanis he killed were given "blood money" and the case was dropped, Pakistani officials said.

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Japan Suspends Work At Stricken Nuclear Plant

Posted: 03/15/2011 - Japan ordered emergency workers to withdraw from its stricken nuclear power complex Wednesday amid a surge in radiation, temporarily suspending efforts to cool overheating reactors.

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Libya Bombards Rebels, Gets Closer to Stronghold

Posted: 03/15/2011 - Moammar Gadhafi's forces overwhelmed rebels in the strategic eastern city of Ajdabiya, hammering them with airstrikes, missiles, tanks and artillery Tuesday in an assault that sent residents fleeing and appeared to open the way for an all-out government offensive on the opposition's main stronghold in the east, Benghazi.

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Japan Races to Contain Nuclear Threat After Quake

Updated: 03/15/2011 - Dangerous levels of radiation leaking from a crippled nuclear plant forced Japan to order 140,000 people to seal themselves indoors Tuesday after an explosion and a fire dramatically escalated the crisis spawned by a deadly tsunami.

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Radiation Level Soars After Japan Nuke Plant Fire

Updated: 03/15/2011 - Dangerous levels of radiation leaking from a crippled nuclear plant forced Japan to order 140,000 people to seal themselves indoors Tuesday after an explosion and a fire dramatically escalated the crisis spawned by a deadly tsunami.

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Japanese Ordered Indoors in Radiation Leak Crisis

Updated: 03/15/2011 - High levels of radiation leaked from a crippled nuclear plant in tsunami-ravaged northeastern Japan after a third reactor was rocked by an explosion Tuesday and a fourth caught fire in a dramatic escalation of the 4-day-old catastrophe.

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Oil Below $99 As Japan Nuclear Crisis Worsens

Posted: 03/14/2011 - Oil prices slid below $99 a barrel Tuesday in Asia as traders fled risky investments after a third explosion in three days at an earthquake-damaged Japanese nuclear plant triggered a radiation leak.

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Japan Feeds More Money To Banks As Stocks Slump

Updated: 03/14/2011 - Japan's central bank pumped billions more into the financial system Tuesday to quell fears that the country's banks could be overwhelmed by the impact of the massive earthquake and tsunami, while stocks slumped as a nuclear crisis escalated.

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Meltdown Threat Rises at Japanese Nuclear Plant

Posted: 03/14/2011 - Water levels dropped precipitously Monday inside a Japanese nuclear reactor, twice leaving the uranium fuel rods completely exposed and raising the threat of a meltdown, hours after a hydrogen explosion tore through the building housing a different reactor.

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France, Britain Pushing for Action on Libya

Posted: 03/14/2011 - France and Britain stepped up calls Monday for other world powers to isolate Libya's Moammar Gadhafi with a no-fly zone, amid diplomatic differences over how much backing to give Libyan rebels.

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Tide of 1,000 Bodies Overwhelms Quake-hit Japan

Posted: 03/14/2011 - A tide of bodies washed up along Japan's coastline, crematoriums were overwhelmed and rescue workers ran out of body bags as the nation faced the grim reality of a mounting humanitarian, economic and nuclear crisis Monday after a calamitous tsunami.

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Workers Injured in Nuclear Plant Explosion

Posted: 03/13/2011 - Tokyo Electric Power Co. says three workers have been injured and seven are missing after an explosion at the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant.

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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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