Two very different crises have captured the world's attention: the likelihood of nuclear meltdowns at power plans in Japan and bloody fighting in Libya. The US and Japan have different assessments of radiation releases. We get two reports from northern Japan, then update the military situation in Libya.
Banner image: Japanese Self Defence Force's CH-47 Chinook helicopters holding more than seven tons water each with large buckets from the sea near Natori in Miyagi prefecture on March 17, 2011. The water is being dumped onto the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant in a bid to douse radioactive fuel rods. Photo: Yomiuri Shimbun/AFP/Getty Images