(Associated Press: 0430 PST, April 12, 2011) Japan raised the crisis level at its stricken nuclear power plant to 7, the highest on an international scale and on a par with the 1986 accident at Chernobyl.
(Associated Press: 0554 PST, April 11, 2011) A strong new quake and other aftershocks rattled northeastern Japan hours after the country somberly marked one month since a deadly combination of quake and tsunami laid waste to the region.
(Russia Today: 0834 PST, April 7, 2011) A powerful 7.4-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan, triggering a new tsunami warning. Residents of the northeast of the country have been ordered to evacuate to higher ground; the region is still in tatters following the deadly tsunami of last month. Early reports warn of a wave up to 2 meters (6 feet) high. Japanese authorities say the workers trying to bring the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant under control have been evacuated.
Raw Video: Magnitude 7.4 Quake Hits Japan Coast
(Associated Press: 0824 PST, April 7, 2011) Japan was rattled by a strong aftershock and tsunami warning Thursday night nearly a month after a devastating earthquake and tsunami flattened the northeastern coast. Warning: This video has no audio.
(Euronews: 0800 PST, March 24, 2011) Work in Japan has resumed to stabilize the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant, after efforts were suspended due to a plume of black smoke. In Tokyo, above normal levels of radiation have been detected in the water supply, causing a run on bottled water.
(Euronews: 0630 PST, March 22, 2011) White smoke and steam can be seen rising from reactor number 2 at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, suggesting the battle to avert a meltdown and stop the spread of radiation is not yet won.
Ivory Coast's Gbagbo Issues Call to Arms
(Euronews: 0230 PST, March 22, 2011) Thousands of young people have lined up to answer a call to arms by former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbabgo. Gbabgo contests the result of November 28 presidential elections that declared his rival Alassane Ouattara as the winner. Ouattara is recognised by the international community as the rightful president of Ivory Coast and who is backed by rebel forces. But Gbagbo's retains a tight grip on the military and has refused to go quietly, rejecting pleas for him to step down.