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13 March 2011 Military News

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  • Japanese Engineers Struggle With Several Damaged Nuclear Reactors VOA 13 Mar 2011 -- The estimated death toll from last week's massive earthquake off the coast of Japan and resulting tsunami climbed past 10,000 people on Sunday as authorities raced to deal with the threat of multiple nuclear reactor meltdowns. Japan's prime minister says his country is facing its worst crisis since World War II.
  • Japan Faces Worst Crisis Since WWII RFE/RL 13 Mar 2011 -- Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has called for the country to come together in order to overcome what he called the worst crisis facing the nation since World War II.
  • Japan's Fukushima quake-hit nuke plant under control - UN nuclear watchdog RIA Novosti 13 Mar 2011 -- Japanese specialists have been able to bring under control the situation at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, damaged by Friday's devastating earthquake and posing the risk of a radiation leak, a source at the UN nuclear watchdog told RIA Novosti over the phone on Sunday.
  • Japan's earthquake, tsunami death toll likely to exceed 10,000 RIA Novosti 13 Mar 2011 -- The death toll from a devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan on Friday may climb to over 10,000 people in the Miyagi prefecture alone, local police chief Naoto Takeuchi said on Sunday.
  • New blast may hit Japan's troubled nuke plant after tremor - government RIA Novosti 13 Mar 2011 -- A new blast may hit Japan's Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant damaged by Friday's devastating earthquake, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said on Sunday.
  • Fears of nuclear disaster mount in Japan RIA Novosti 13 Mar 2011 -- As large-scale rescue efforts are under way in Japan following Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami, the country has faced a growing threat from its troubled Fukushima nuclear power plant. A blast that destroyed the building of the plant's Number One reactor on Saturday has raised concerns of a possible Chernobyl-scale nuclear disaster.
  • Japan rates Fukushima nuclear accident as 4 on 7-point scale RIA Novosti 13 Mar 2011 -- The Japanese authorities have described the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant as a "nuclear accident with local consequences" in a report to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the DPA news agency said.
  • Japanese Quake Survivors Await Relief VOA 13 Mar 2011 -- Hundreds of thousands of survivors of Japan's worst modern-day earthquake huddled for a third night Sunday in makeshift shelters, cut off from food supplies, heat, electricity and rescue, as engineers probe the source of a radiation surge at a second nuclear plant on Japan's northeastern coast.
  • Japan Continues Rescue Operations Following Massive Quake, Tsunami VOA 13 Mar 2011 -- Efforts are continuing in Japan to locate and rescue thousands of people still unaccounted for after Friday's earthquake and tsunami.
  • Bahraini Police Clash with Protesters Blocking Manama Highway VOA 13 Mar 2011 -- Bahraini police have fired tear gas at anti-government protesters blocking a highway into the capital's financial district, in one of the Gulf state's most violent confrontations since a deadly government crackdown on the opposition last month.
  • Demonstrations Intensify in Several Arab Countries VOA 13 Mar 2011 -- Unrest is marking the beginning of another week in some Arab countries, with several governments trying to disperse protesters.
  • Iran Slams US, EU for Their Stands on Its Nuclear Activities KCNA 13 Mar 2011 -- Ali-Asghar Soltanieh, Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency, lashed out at the U.S. and EU.
  • IAEA under Political Influence - Iran KCNA 13 Mar 2011 -- Iran says a certain double-edged position in the report on the nuclear issue of Iran indicates the agency is still influenced by political pressure.
  • Cuban Paper Slams US Cyber Warfare KCNA 13 Mar 2011 -- The Cuban newspaper Granma on March 8 carried an article denouncing the U.S. cyber warfare against Cuba.

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