A ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever
recorded slammed Japan's eastern coast Friday, killing hundreds of
people as it swept away boats, cars and homes while widespread fires
burned out of control.
The Obama administration cut ties Thursday with Libya's embassy in the
United States and announced high-level meetings with opposition leaders,
as France became the first nation to recognize the governing council
fighting against Moammar Gadhafi's regime.
Internet search giant Google said it is working with the Nelson Mandela
Foundation to publish thousands of never-before-seen documents belonging
to the anti-apartheid icon through a $1.25 million grant given to
Mandela's foundation Tuesday.
"Police threats to revoke foreign journalists' visas and require advance
permission for newsgathering are disturbing new efforts to restrict
reporting on protests in China," the Committee to Protect Journalists
said on Thursday.