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  • March 12, 2012  

    In other news, the carnage of Syria grew more brutal as government troops recaptured parts of the city of Homs. Also, Israeli air strikes on Gaza killed five Palestinians over the weekend while Islamic Jihad militants kept rockets flying into southern Israel. Continue reading

  • March 12, 2012  

    One year after an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, the country is still trying to recover and decontaminate land and buildings from partial meltdowns of three Fukushima nuclear reactors. In his second report from the region, science correspondent Miles O’Brien explores the challenges and possibilities of radiation cleanup. Continue reading

  • March 12, 2012  

    One year into his brutal crackdown, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad faces an armed insurgency by rebel fighters of the Free Syrian Army, including some defectors from his own regime. In a rare glimpse inside the opposition, GlobalPost reporters Hugh Macleod and Annasofie Flamand spoke with fighters in northern Lebanon. Continue reading

  • March 9, 2012    

    Nuclear technician Carl Pillitteri was one of 38 Americans at the Fukushima nuclear power plant when an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan’s eastern coast and triggered a radiation leak at the reactor. It’s taken Pillitteri a full year to be … Continue reading

  • March 9, 2012    

    On Thursday, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels requested federal aid for six southern Indiana counties hard hit by last week’s tornadoes. Thirteen people died and hundreds of homes and businesses were severely damaged or destroyed in the area’s worst tornado outbreak … Continue reading

  • March 9, 2012    

    Although a year has passed since Japan’s tsunami sucked tons of wood, nets and other debris into the Pacific Ocean, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration continues to track the rubble and urges others to do so to help focus cleanup efforts. Continue reading

  • March 9, 2012    

    Former Yukos oil company CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky in a Moscow courtroom in October 2010. Photo by Alexey Sazonov/AFP/Getty Images. One of Russia’s richest men, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, has been in prison for nearly a decade for fraud and tax evasion. On … Continue reading

  • March 9, 2012  

    In other news Friday, Greece’s government said nearly 84 percent of its private-sector creditors agreed to accept new Greek bonds worth less than half the old ones, making it the biggest debt writedown in history. In Syria, activists reported that at least 54 people were killed in nationwide violence. Continue reading

  • March 9, 2012  

    Sunday marks a year since a massive earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, causing a partial meltdown of nuclear reactors at the Fukushima plants. In the first report in a series on Japan’s recovery, Miles O’Brien documents the country’s cleanup attempts as scientists decide whether residual radiation could be potentially harmful. Continue reading

  • March 9, 2012  

    Carl Pillitteri was one of 38 Americans at the Fukushima plant when the earthquake hit. Describing the “demonic” sounds he heard and the pit of fear he felt inside the turbine building that day, Pillteri recently spoke with Alex Chadwick, the host of the new American Public Media series “BURN: An Energy Journal.” Continue reading