A breakthrough technology that uses cell phones to aid people in disasters is now being used to help victims of the tornadoes in the Midwest, the earthquake in Japan and the unrest in the Middle East.
More than a year after the earthquake in Haiti, the Dominican Republic is deporting Haitian refugees en masse, prompting allegations of racism and wrongful treatment by human rights activists.
Michael Levi, a nuclear expert at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the future of nuclear power here and around the world after Japan’s earthquake.
Need to Know correspondent Abby Leonard reports from Japan, where she spoke with a survivor of the Hiroshima nuclear attack about the country’s most recent nuclear crisis.
A gallery of images: The extent of devastation from Friday’s tsunami is just beginning to be assessed on the northeast coast of Japan, while survivors struggle to find basic supplies and engineers scramble to cool damaged reactors at a nuclear power plant there.
A devastating earthquake hit Japan Friday afternoon, triggering a massive, 23-foot tsunami that swept away cars and houses.