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Sat March 12, 2011
Asia

Engineers Scramble To Prevent Nuclear Meltdown In Japan

NPR's Christopher Joyce talks with host Guy Raz about efforts to minimize damage after an explosion at a nuclear reactor in Fukushima, 170 miles northeast of Tokyo, on Saturday.

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Sat March 12, 2011
Middle East

Gadhafi Troops Reclaim Oil Port From Rebels

Libyan forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi have pushed rebels out of the strategic oil port of Ras Lanuf. Host Guy Raz talks to NPR's Peter Kenyon, who has the latest from Benghazi.

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Sat March 12, 2011
Asia

Japan's North Shaken By Aftershocks

The death toll continues to climb in Japan after Friday's devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake created a tsunami that swept the country's eastern coast. NPR's Rob Gifford talks to host Guy Raz from Osaka, Japan, about the latest developments.

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Sat March 12, 2011
History

Deadly 1923 Quake Changed Japan Forever

Most of the damage from Japan's 8.9 magnitude earthquake has not been from the quake itself, but from the massive tsunami it caused. Clayton Jones of the Christian Science Monitor tells host Guy Raz that's because Japan's infrastructure and culture are products of a history fraught with earthquakes and disaster. Its worst earthquake, in 1923, left 143,000 people dead.

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Sat March 12, 2011
Analysis

Week In News: Japan Earthquake, Tsunami

Last year, James Fallows of The Atlantic saw firsthand the earthquake damage in Sichuan, China, in 2008. And while his heart goes out to the people of Japan — a place where he and his family once lived — he marvels at their preparedness for such an event. Host Guy Raz speaks with Fallows about the possible long-term effects of Friday's earthquake.

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