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  • March 13, 2012  

    Promoting produce from Fukushima, a Tokyo store lists the cesium levels beside the price — just one way life has changed a year after an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident struck Japan. In the final report in his series, Miles O’Brien examines food-safety concerns and a cottage industry of testing groceries for radiation. Continue reading

  • March 12, 2012    

    In the second installment of a three-part series on Japan’s recovery, Miles O’Brien reports on Japanese residents who are struggling to clean up contaminated farms, roads and school yards after the massive earthquake, tsunami and resulting nuclear disaster struck Japan … Continue reading

  • March 12, 2012    

    On Sunday, an American Army staff sergeant allegedly left his base in southern Afghanistan, went into homes in a nearby village, and shot and killed at least 16 people including women and children. The soldier, now in U.S. custody, is under investigation. We’ve compiled some reaction and resources. Continue reading

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    Protests across North Africa and the Middle East gained steam after revolts toppled leaders in Tunisia and Egypt in early 2011. Track all of the unrest in our interactive timeline.

  • March 12, 2012  

    Anti-American rage was blistering Monday in Afghanistan after a lone U.S. soldier allegedly shot and killed 16 Afghans late Saturday in two villages near Kandahar. The Taliban assured revenge. Ray Suarez reports on American response amid escalating tension and declining support for the war. Continue reading

  • March 12, 2012  

    At the U.N. Monday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned the killing of 16 Afghan civilians near Kandahar, calling the alleged attack by a U.S. soldier “inexplicable.” Gwen Ifill, RAND Corporation’s Seth Jones and New America Foundation’s Steve Clemons discuss the additional strain on already tense U.S.-Afghan relations. Continue reading

  • 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