Following last week's earthquake and tsunami, Japan's prime minister says the country is facing its most severe challenge since World War II.
Renee Montagne talks to NPR Science Correspondent Joe Palca about how the Japan earthquake and tsunami have affected nuclear reactors, and what officials are doing to mitigate the impact.
Authorities in Japan says the death toll could pass 10,000 in one northeastern state alone, following last week's earthquake and tsunami. The Japanese government is struggling to cope as it faces a growing nuclear crisis as well.
The most widely circulated newspaper in Egypt Al-Ahram was state-run until Hosni Mubarak's regime fell last month. Now the media organization is facing an internal struggle over independent reporting.
Over the past three weeks, residents and rebels in eastern Libya have gone from elation to wondering why they aren't getting more global support.