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Japan nuclear plant faces new threat

The emergency cooling system at a second nuclear reactor at the Fukushima power plant has failed, raising fears of serious accident but officials have said the low radiation levels pose no risk to human health Officials in protective gear at the the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan.

Libyan regime touts gains in the east

Foreign journalists are flown from Tripoli to tour the battle-scarred towns of Bin Jawwad and Ras Lanuf, which had been held by rebels days before. Share Related Stories By Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times…

Niger presidential election ‘is example for Africa’

Mamadou Tandja Niger, where the army matters Country profile: Niger Niger has held a peaceful presidential run-off vote, which the country’s interim military rulers have hailed as an example for the rest of Africa. The military helped organise the vote, a year after overthrowing former…

Yemen police fire on protests, 4 killed

Yemeni security forces killed four people Saturday and wounded hundreds in the second day of a harsh crackdown on anti-government protests, witnesses said. One of the dead was a 15-year-old student. The assault with gunfire and tear gas was the toughest yet by the Yemeni government in a month of protests aimed at unseating President Ali…

South Sudan accuses Bashir of plot, suspends talks

South Sudan accused Sudanese President Omar Bashir of arming militias to overthrow the south’s government before the secession of the oil-producing region in July, and suspended talks with Khartoum. The accusation, dismissed by the north, came hours after militias launched an attack on Malakal, capital of the south’s oil-producing Upper…

Brutal West Bank killings shock Israel, stir fears of renewed violence

Ambulance workers describe a scene of ‘incomprehensible horror’ where five Jewish settlers, including an infant, were stabbed to death. The killings sent shockwaves through Israel and sparked worries of renewed violence in the Palestinian territories….

Arab League Endorses No-Flight Zone over Libya

CAIRO — The Arab League endorsed a no-flight zone over Libya in an effort to end the bloody three-week conflict. The foreign minister of Oman, Youssef bin Alawi bin Abdullah, said that the Arab leaders meeting in Cairo have voted to ask the United Nations Security Council to impose a no-flight zone over Libya. Multimedia Friday Prayers in…

Japan’s fears mount with nuclear plant blast

The Fukushima power plant’s cooling system failed after Friday’s massive earthquake. Residents flee the area. Nationwide, the death toll from the quake and tsunami could top 1,600. 1

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