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Second Reactor Experiences Coolant Failure
Thousands of people fled the vicinity of an earthquake-crippled Japanese nuclear plant after a radiation leak and authorities faced a fresh threat on Sunday with the failure of the cooling system in a second reactor.
NATO Weighing Military Options in Libya Crisis
President Barack Obama said on Monday that NATO was considering military options in response to the situation in Libya.
Battle Rages Over Libyan Oil Port
The Libyan air force has bombed the oil refinery and port town of Marsa El Brega as battles between forces loyal and against Muammar Gaddafi raged in several towns across the North African country.
WikiLeaks Reveals Growing Saudi Oil Crisis
The International Energy Agency neednít bother exhorting OPEC to pump more oil to fuel a global economy that now burns a record 87 million barrels a day. Confidential cables from the U.S. embassy in Saudi Arabia released recently by WikiLeaks confirm what others have long suspected: OPECís kingpin producer, Saudi Arabia, has little more to give.
Egyptian Protestors Are Victorious!
Egyptians in their millions danced and partied through the night on Saturday, celebrating the fall of the man who ruled like a pharaoh for 30 years and hoping their army will grant them democracy now Hosni Mubarak is gone.
Egypt Shuts Down Al Jazeera Bureau
The Egyptian authorities are revoking the Al Jazeera Network's licence to broadcast from the country, and will be shutting down its bureau office in Cairo, state television has said.
Government Shuts Off Egypt's Internet
Preliminary investigations indicate that most of the country's ISPs cut Internet access within a 20-minute period, likely at the government's behest
North Korea Calls For End to Hostility With South
North Korea on Saturday called for an end to confrontation with the South, urging dialogue after one of the most violent years on the divided peninsula since the 1950-53 Korean War.
Iran's First Nuclear Plant Is Operational
Iran said Saturday its first atomic power plant built by Russia in Bushehr has begun operations, ahead of a new round of talks with Western powers over the country's controversial nuclear drive.
North Korea Launches Attack On South
North Korea fires dozens of artillery shells at a South Korean island, killing two soldiers and setting houses ablaze, in one of the heaviest attacks on its neighbor since the Korean War ended in 1953.
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