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Monday, April 4,2011

'Sweet Micky' Martelly reportedly wins Haiti election

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
A carnival singer who reinvented himself into a polished political outsider is poised to become Haiti's new president, according to several sources familiar with the results that are expected to be released later Monday.
Monday, March 21,2011

Libya bombing campaign targets Gadhafi's air, ground forces

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
The second day of the Western military campaign against Moammar Gadhafi saw an escalation of attacks, with bombing raids against ground forces loyal to the Libyan leader — and an escalation of questions on the strikes' objective and the extent of the U.S. role.
Wednesday, March 16,2011

Moammar Gadhafi's forces bomb Benghazi

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Moammar Gadhafi's warplanes bombed a military airport in Benghazi on Wednesday, the first assault on the eastern rebel stronghold since a revolt by inexperienced fighters with outdated weapons began one month ago to topple the Libyan dictator.
Tuesday, March 15,2011

Bahrain declares state of emergency

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Bahrain's king declared a three-month state of emergency Tuesday in an effort to quell a month-old uprising as rival groups of protesters and gangs set up more checkpoints around the capital.
Tuesday, March 15,2011

Japan fears a nuclear disaster after reactor breach

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Dangerous levels of radiation escaped a quake-stricken nuclear power plant after one reactor's steel containment structure was apparently breached by an explosion, and a different reactor building in the same complex caught fire after another explosion, Japan's leaders told a frightened population. Authorities warned that people within 20 miles of the crippled reactors should stay indoors to avoid being sickened by radiation.
Monday, March 14,2011

Tsunami victim rescued after 2 days at sea

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
A 60-year-old man drifting about 10 miles off the shores of Fukushima Prefecture after being washed out to sea by Friday's tsunami was rescued Sunday.
Monday, March 14,2011

2,000 bodies found on Miyagi coast

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
A total of about 2,000 bodies have been found in Miyagi Prefecture's coastal area in the wake of last week's calamitous earthquake and tsunami, according to the prefectural government.
Monday, March 14,2011

Japan quake toll could number in tens of thousands

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
With a death toll expected to climb into the tens of thousands, more than a half-million people displaced and a nuclear crisis continuing to unfold, rescuers converged Monday on Japan's devastated earthquake zone while workers in relatively unaffected areas struggled to return to offices and factories.
Friday, March 11,2011

Magnitude 8.9 earthquake rocks Japan

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
The worst earthquake in generations struck off the northeast coast of Japan on Friday, setting off a devastating tsunami that swallowed swaths of coastal territory and fanned out across the Pacific Ocean, threatening everything in its path.
Wednesday, March 9,2011

Gadhafi denounces Libya's 'traitors' and the West as fighting continues

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
In a defiant speech broadcast early Wednesday, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi derided opponents who have seized the eastern half of the country as "traitors" and blamed foreigners and al-Qaida for perpetrating the unrest roiling the North African state he has ruled for more than four decades.
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