Two were killed and hundreds injured Saturday after security forces loyal to Yemen's 32-year President Ali Abdullah Saleh confronted protesters with tear gas, rubber bullets, and live ammunition.
Japanese officials said the blast destroyed the building but that the reactor housing was still intact.
Japan has received offers from more than 70 rescue services from around the world. Crews from Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea are set to join a 150-member team on its way from the US.
As Muammar Qaddafi's forces make significant gains against rebel groups, Europe continues to ponder the 'consequences' of imposing a no-fly zone over Libyan air space.
Analysts say Moody's is looking at the worst-case scenario for Spain's struggling economy even though some economist say Spain shows some promising signs.
Hugo Chávez's offer to mediate between his embattled Libyan friend and rebel factions was quickly dismissed. Meanwhile, other Latin American nations are taking a unified approach to foreign affairs.
China has signed a number of trade deals throughout Europe that could boost struggling economies, but some Europeans have misgivings about the possibility of a financial lifeline from China.
Children knew as soon as their surroundings started shaking during today's Japan earthquake to don protective hoods and duck beneath their desks.
At a meeting today in Brussels, the EU issued an unexpectedly strong statement supporting Libyan rebels but said it wanted a UN mandate and Arab involvement before considering military action.
Siem Reap was once famous for its silk trade. One farm is trying to bring that reputation back while also providing economic opportunities for local women.
After months of indecision, the African Union has formally backed opposition candidate Ouattara as Ivory Coast president. Ouattara now has to figure out how to take over a government that the former president refuses to give up.
Nearly 100,000 called today for President Saleh to step down, despite his proposal yesterday for sweeping reforms. But Yemen's growing protest movement lacks a coherent plan, raising concern that other groups could seize control of the country.
'As the shaking continued to build,' says Nicholas Roberts of the Japan earthquake, 'something much more primal was telling me to just get out of the building as soon as possible.'
According to Human Rights Watch, Chechnya's leader Ramzan Kadyrov has launched a 'virtue campaign' that includes punishing women for 'immodest' dress.
Newly leaked US cables accuse Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of spying on his opponents and paying off judges to protect allegedly corrupt allies.
At least a dozen nuclear power plants have shut down across the country and millions of buildings around Tokyo were left without power from the Japan earthquake.
Japan earthquake: A tsunami hit northeast Japan on Friday, reaching as much as three miles inland. Hundreds are believed to be dead, though the disaster appears nowhere near the scale of Indonesia's 2004 tsunami.
Regime change may not come swiftly to Gulf countries such as Saudi Arabia, where protesters have called for a 'Day of Rage' today, but a revolution of a different sort is taking place.
Tsunami warning: The tsunami was expected to hit the Washington coast starting at about 7 a.m. with the largest wave — about 3.3 feet — expected at Moclips in Grays Harbor County, said Rob Harper, a state Emergency Management spokesman.