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  • In Pictures World Water Day 2011

    Children on a raft take a seawater bath at a seaside residential area in Makassar, Indonesia, on March 22. The United Nations' World Water Day is held on March 22 every year to increase people's awareness of water's importance in environment, agriculture, health, and trade. This year's theme is 'Water for cities.'

  • Japan nuclear crisis: Will it give nations pause?

    Japan nuclear crisis: Will it give nations pause?

    Chernobyl and Three Mile Island did not stop nuclear power growth. Will the Japan nuclear crisis at Fukushima delay or end the 'nuclear renaissance'?

  • Japan tsunami causes major damage after 8.9 earthquake

    Japan tsunami causes major damage after 8.9 earthquake

    Japan tsunami: A massive 8.9 earthquake has struck northern Japan. Tsunami warnings have been issued for Japan and Russia, and a tsunami watch has been issued for Hawaii and other Pacific island nations in the region.

  • New Bible to replace 'holocaust,' 'booty,' and 'cereal.' Why?

    New Bible to replace 'holocaust,' 'booty,' and 'cereal.' Why?

    New Bible: a new Roman Catholic Church edition of the New American Bible will replace some words, revert to an earlier version of the 23rd Psalm, and include fresh notes of Church interpretation. A digital edition of this new bible will also be available next week.

  • Last WWI veteran from US dies in W. Va.

    Last WWI veteran from US dies in W. Va.

    Last WWI veteran: Buckles had been advocating for a national memorial honoring veterans of the Great War in the nation's capital and asked about its progress weekly, sometimes daily.

  • Stock market impact of Libya: downward

    Stock market impact of Libya: downward

    Stock market in Britain, Germany are down, while futures point to dip at open of US stock market.

  • Swiss freeze Qaddafi assets: How dictators stash their cash 101

    Swiss freeze Qaddafi assets: How dictators stash their cash 101

    Switzerland froze the assets of Libya strongman Muammar Qaddafi and 26 other people from his entourage, less than two weeks after freezing assets belonging to Egypt's Hosni Mubarak.

  • US faces difficult situation in Bahrain, home to US Fifth Fleet

    US faces difficult situation in Bahrain, home to US Fifth Fleet

    The US has important strategic interests in Bahrain, including the US Navy's Fifth Fleet – patrolling oil shipping lanes, keeping an eye on Iran, and involved with the war in Afghanistan. But US officials also worry about Bahrain's violent response to pro-democracy demonstrators.

  • Manny Pacquiao visits White House and Congress

    Manny Pacquiao visits White House and Congress

    Manny Pacquiao visits Washington: world champion boxer and Filipino Congressman, Manny Pacquiao, met with President Obama in the White House and Sen. Harry Reid on Capitol Hill.

  • John Hughes Arab revolts: What would Reagan do?

    President Reagan's championship of the unfree would have made him deeply sympathetic to the Egyptian protesters who toppled President Hosni Mubarak. Despite initial wavering, President Obama's response was in line with what Reagan might have done – let ideals triumph over the maneuverings of diplomacy.