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BBC News with E~
    The operators of the Japanese nuclear plant damaged in Friday’s earthquake and tsunami say its central cooling functions are being restored following a number of explosions and fire which release dangerous levels of radiation. The company has now revealed that 4 explosions took place rather than the 3 reported earlier. And it’s struggling to contain the most critical reactor. K~ reports from Tokyo.
    “Since Friday they’ve been struggling to cool the fuel rods in 4 reactors at the Fukushima plant. A series of explosions and fire have hampered their work. For a while dangerously high levels of radiation were omitted. They later felt level still abnormal, but no longer a threat to human health. They still pumping sea water through the reactors to try to stabilize them. The longer this goes on, the more chance they have of success. There’s overtime the rods will cool. But the repeated releases of different amounts of radiation, some large, some small, are nerving the Japanese.”
    Amid concerns about radiation a number of airlines have cancelled flights to Tokyo.
Austria says it’s moving its embassy to Osaka, 400 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. While China is preparing to evacuate its nationals from the areas closest to the damaged nuclear plant.
    The Japanese authorities are still struggling to cope with the humanitarian aftermath of Friday’s earthquake and tsunami. More than half a million people are living in temporary shelters which are short of water, food and fuel while more freezing weather and snow is predicted for the days ahead. Nearly 3,500 people are now known to have died.
    AL~ has visited one of the worst affected parts of northern Japan Minami Sanriku.
    “Y~ is 80. He showed me where the 30 meter high wave dumped debris on his backdoor step, but left the family home untouched. It was astonishing. There used to be lots of houses down there. And they’re all gone. The buildings from below washed up here. These is little left. The roofs piled high. The wooden shards of the homes ripped up. And the old family photo protruding from the mud.”
    EU countries have agreed to carry out stress tests in all the nuclear power stations following the accidents of the Japanese Fukushima plant. The energy commissioner said the test would take place before the end of the year. Earlier Germany said it was taking its oldest power stations offline for a 3-month period. During which safety standards will be reviewed.
    The Ugandan governments and the Angola oil & gas company Talo have signed an agreement that paves the way for the construction of a 10-billion $ refinery. Uganda gives its consents to the arrangement once Talo agree to pay more than 400 million $ that the government says the company owned in taxes.
[3:00” World News from the BBC]
    At least 2 people have died in Bahrain and hundreds have been injured in clashes between pro-democracy demonstrators and security forces. Doctors appeal for international help to ensure access to the wounded. The latest violence follows the imposition of a state of emergency by Bahrain’s Sunni rulers who earlier asked for the intervention of Saudi-led forces.
This woman from S~, a Shiah village outside the capital Manama, told the BBC what she’d heard from there.
    “Unarmed civilians are being attacked by #. And the accent of the troops was uh… we knew that these are the Saudi troops of Kenya today. They # people. And the house center now is under siege. There’re around 200 wounded people there, and the doctors there (were) want to get them treated. But the # under siege #. Even the ambulances are taking while the shoots .”
     Rebel-held positions in Libya have come under sustained attack from land and air raids. Pro-Gaddafi troops continue to advance eastwards. Fighter jets bombed the outskirts of the town of E~. YP~ reports.
    "If, as looks likely, E~ falls. It could gave Colonel Gaddafi unfettered access to the main road to the border with Egypt, and that would effectively cut off B~ to broke a many smaller towns on the northeast coast. Opposition fighters have shown their willfully ill-prepared and ill-equipped to hold the advance of government troops. And less military units that defended weeks ago now take a leading role, the 17th Feb. revolution could be in danger.”
    A judge in the US has found a former nurse guilty of encourage 2 people suffering from depression to commit suicide. William MD~ was accused of trolling the internet for depressed people, and then # fake suicide packs, or telling them how to kill themselves. He is due to be sentenced in May.
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