Like other sub-Saharan African countries such as Uganda, Burkina Faso’s government seems nervous about the possibility of a protest movement gaining steam.
For those who don’t work in the nuclear energy field, some of the terms being thrown around in news coverage of the events unfolding at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan are being heard for the first time. These definitions will provide some clarity.
According to rebels, Qaddafi's forces now control two of the three exits from the city leading into rebel territory from Ajdabiya and are attacking densely populated civilian areas, including a hospital.
An underground railway project in Rome could bring Michelangelo's iconic David tumbling down because of weak marble around its ankles.
While much of the world is questioning investment in nuclear power amid Japan's crisis, Russia announced it will build a reactor in Belarus, where large areas remain closed off due to the Chernobyl meltdown.
A Pakistani court freed detained CIA contractor Raymond Davis, who was charged with killing two men, after families of the deceased accepted a 'blood money' deal. The US denies it paid the money.
'The earthquake shook a lot of pieces loose, not the least of which were in the Japanese psyche,' said political scientist George Friedman. This will likely cause a shift in energy policy to one more dependent on others.
Many shops were destroyed by the Japan earthquake and tsunami. For food, this journalist has been reliant on the kindness of strangers, and one unlikely French cheese specialty shop.
The European Union will carry out 'stress tests' at all of its operating nuclear power plants and some countries may scrap plans for new reactors.
China, Russia and the US are still solidly behind nuclear power, but European officials are asking if they can meet their energy needs without fission.
Reports suggest that greed within the worldwide nuclear industry, combined with an insufficient UN watchdog and lax oversight of Japan's nuclear plants, contributed to the Japan nuclear crisis.
The immediate economic crunch across East Asia is expected to ease. It may then give way to a boom in exports of materials that Japan needs for reconstruction, a boost to Asian producers.
Japan's emperor Akihito sought to reassure citizens who are beginning to doubt government reassurances amid rising fear about a nuclear crisis.
High radiation levels halted crucial efforts to cool damaged nuclear reactors at risk of complete meltdown in Japan.
Few in Japan, however, are placing blame for the unraveling nuclear disaster directly on the Democratic Party of Japan, which has wrestled with crises since taking over from the Liberal Democratic Party in 2009.
Lost city of Atlantis: A team of researchers say they have found the Lost city of Atlantis off the coast of Spain. The city, documented only by Plato's 'dialogues,' is thought to have been hit by a massive tsunami and swallowed into the sea.
Fukushima fire: The fire that began on Tuesday has led to extreme radiation leaks that have forced officials to withdraw all crews from the nuclear plant. The Fukushima fire can not be confirmed to still be burning in the now-unmanned plant.
While Qaddafi's forces attacked Ajdabiya, a key crossroads in the battle for control in eastern Libya, a rebel leader said today the city remains 'in the hands of the revolution.'