Japan’s electric utility is taking extraordinary measures to avert a meltdown and further explosions at the Fukushima nuclear plants. Plant employees continue to pump seawater into the reactors to cool them. Another hydrogen explosion occurred at a second reactor at the Dai-ichi plant today, injuring several people. While all this has been going on, aftershocks have been occurring along with repeated tsunami warnings.
In other news, the crisis in North Africa has reached Morocco, where protesters clashed with police. The king has promised political reforms, including increased personal liberty. Meanwhile in Tunisia, one of the newly-legalized parties is Hizb ut-Tahrir, which calls for Islamic law and a caliphate in Tunisia.
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