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Japan’s nuclear crisis widens

SENDAI, Japan — A fresh explosion rocked a crippled nuclear complex as rescuers from around the world converged on Japan’s devastated earthquake zone, searching for survivors and ministering to the sick and hungry. With the death toll from the largest quake in Japan’s recorded history expected to ultimately reach the tens of…

Southern Sudan accuses north of planning genocide

Southern Sudan has broken off talks with the north after accusing Khartoum of arming and directing militia attacks that have killed hundreds of people in the south in recent weeks. The leadership of what will become the world’s newest country in July has accused Omar al-Bashir’s government of deploying Darfur-style tactics and planning a genocide…

Japan quake: Explosion at Fukushima nuclear plant

A second explosion has hit a nuclear plant in Japan, which was damaged in…

Musharraf hints that Britain tacitly backed torture

Former Pakistan president ‘didn’t remember’ his country’s intelligence being told they should not torture British subjects Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf.

Israel Approves New Housing in West Bank

By JOSHUA MITNICK ITAMAR, West Bank—Israel authorized the construction of hundreds of new homes in Jewish settlements in the West Bank in response to the killing of a married couple and three of their children in Itamar settlement late Friday, the prime minister’s office said. The new housing is slated for the large blocs of settlements in…

Protesters Seal Off Bahrain’s Financial Center

CAIRO — Thousands of antigovernment protesters in Bahrain blocked access to the financial district in Manama, the capital, on Sunday, preventing many workers from getting to their offices and pushing back the police who tried to disperse them. It was the most serious challenge to the royal family that rules Bahrain since protests began last…

Libyan government forces say they’ve retaken Port Brega

Port Brega ‘has been liberated’ from ‘terrorist gangs,’ Libyan television says. Loyalists to Moammar Kadafi continue their advance toward rebel headquarters in Benghazi. Share Related Stories Links By Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times…

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