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Yemen Protests Turn Violent as Security Forces Fire Tear Gas
In Yemen Monday, security forces fired gunshots and tear gas into a crowd protesting outside Sanaa University. The violent reaction to protests injured 10 people, witnesses claimed.
Mar 14, 2011, 12:35
Clean Energy Back in Focus After Nuclear Scare
Clean energy is a concern once again as the world braces for updates on the Japanese nuclear power plants. Russia took advantage of the opportunity to urge North Korea Monday to return to nuclear talks and allow international inspections of its installations.
Mar 14, 2011, 12:07
Earth's Rotation Speed Altered by Japanese Earthquake
The catastrophic earthquake that struck Japan was so powerful, it shifted the planet Earth on its axis and shortened the length of a day by a hair, U.S. scientists said.
Mar 14, 2011, 12:02
Bahrain Invasion Begins as Efforts to Save Country's Government Continue
Bahrain protests continue on Monday as Saudi and United Arab Emirates troops entered the island nation to shore up the beleaguered regime, the state news agency said.
Mar 14, 2011, 11:15
Tiger Sharks Shown to Have Incredible Mental Capabilities
Tiger sharks seem capable of forming "mental maps" of their home ranges, allowing them to navigate from locations many miles away, U.S. researchers say. Researchers at the Florida Museum of Natural History analyzed data from tiger sharks tagged with transmitters, and found that they took "directed" paths from place to place, whereas other shark species did not exhibit the behavior, the BBC reported Wednesday.
Mar 14, 2011, 10:15
Moammar Gadhafi Regains Control of Libyan Oil Facilities
Moammar Gadhafi and his loyal armed forces have successfully retaken key oil facilities in the civil war-torn country of Libya. Rebel forces lost ground to fighters loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in the oil port city of Brega, state television announced.
Mar 14, 2011, 10:01
Tablet Computers Redefine How News is Accessed
Tablet computers are all the rage, particularly after Friday's release of Apple's iPad2. While the devices are a hot commodity - there's more to the story than fun games and computing on the go. Nearly half of all U.S. adults get at least some local news on their cell phone or tablet computer, a survey reveals.
Mar 14, 2011, 09:33
Interest Rates & Confidence Concerns Prompt Japan to Pump $220 Billion Into Economy
Mindful of volatile interest rates and citing growing concerns of consumer confidence in the wake of last week's disaster, Japan's central bank stood ready Monday to pump $220 billion in cash into their economy.
Mar 14, 2011, 09:06
Red Cross Says Libya Has Descended Into Civil War
The International Red Cross said Libya has descended into civil war, as violence has been reported in several areas between government forces and rebels seeking the ouster of leader Moammar Gadhafi, The Guardian reported.
Mar 14, 2011, 07:36
Japan Volcano Eruption Adds to Turmoil
A volcano eruption in Japan is adding to the complete state of turmoil for the island nation on Monday. A volcano shot ash into the air in south Japan - but it wasn't clear if its volatility was linked to the destructive quake and tsunami that decimated the northeast.
Mar 14, 2011, 07:25
Aftershocks a Challenge to Japanese Rescue Efforts
Aftershocks in Japan continue to be a challenge for search and rescue operations. Hundreds of Chinese soldiers Friday joined a huge rescue effort in the aftermath of an earthquake in Southwest Yunnan province even as the death toll mounted.
Mar 14, 2011, 06:48
Japan Nuke Plant Area Evacuated
People near a Japan nuclear power plant affected by Friday's monster
earthquake in Japan were evacuated as employees worked to cool down the
facility, officials said.
Mar 11, 2011, 15:30
8.9 Earthquake Only the Beginning for Japanese
The death toll from the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake Friday in Japan likely will top 1,000, officials said. Unfortunately, the earthquake itself is only the beginning of the long list of challenges that will now face the Japanese people.
Mar 11, 2011, 11:25
Day Of Rage Prelude Broken Up by Police
Day of Rage protests in Saudi Arabia are set to continue, while police forces try to disperse growing crowds. On Friday, Saudi police fired in the air to disperse demonstrators in an eastern city, the government and witnesses said.
Mar 11, 2011, 11:14
Tsunami Waves Reach Hawaiian Islands, Head Towards West Coast
The first tsunami wave generated by an earthquake in Japan reached Kauai and Oahu in Hawaii, the National Weather Service said Friday.
Mar 11, 2011, 07:13
Great White Shark Population in Sharp Decline
The great white shark may be one of the most feared predators in the ocean, but a new research effort casts doubt on how dominant the species may be. The effort, conducted by marine biologists, sugges that the population of great white sharks living off the coast of California are in sharp decline.
Mar 11, 2011, 05:27
China Earthquake Rescue Efforts Underway
China earthquake rescue efforts continue Friday after yesterday's quake - just as the world watches China's neighbor, Japan, deal with a newer and more powerful earthquake that struck Friday morning. Hundreds of Chinese soldiers Friday joined a huge rescue effort in the aftermath of an earthquake in Southwest Yunnan province even as the death toll mounted.
Mar 11, 2011, 05:20
Japan Earthquake 2011: 8.9 Magnitude Quake Devastates Island Nation
Japan earthquake reports continue to arrive as Americans wakes up this morning. What we do know now is that a 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck and triggered tsunamis that hit northern Japan Friday, killing dozens and leveling buildings in the process. More widespread deaths are feared.
Mar 11, 2011, 03:59
Tsunami Warning & Advisories Reach U.S. West Coast & Hawaii
Tsunami warnings have reached more than 20 countries this morning. A monstrous 8.9 offshore earthquake trailed by huge tsunamis smashed into northern Japan Friday, causing casualties and much havoc, officials said. Warnings have been issued from Russia to Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States.
Mar 11, 2011, 03:52
Moammar Gadhafi May Be Spending Cash Reserves to Keep Troops Loyal
Moammar Gadhafi is accused today of using a stockpile of cash to keep his troops and supporters loyal. U.S. intelligence reports suggest that Gadhafi is actively paying Libyan troops and African mercenaries to help reinforce his rule, as well.
Mar 10, 2011, 14:22