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Region in Revolt
U.S. Groups Helped Nurture Arab Uprisings
By RON NIXON
Andrea Bruce for The New York Times
Michael Simon, who worked on targeting for the Barack Obama presidential campaign of 2008, spoke last week to members of the Egyptian Democratic Academy in Cairo.
A small core of American groups played a bigger role in promoting democracy in Arab states than was previously known.
Libyan Port City Is Filled With Migrants Desperate to Exit
By C. J. CHIVERS
Since February, Misurata has been besieged, stranding thousands between heavy fighting and a harbor that could serve as a departure point.
NATO Showing Strain Over Approach to Libya
By STEVEN LEE MYERS and JUDY DEMPSEY
Amid divisions over the intensity of the air campaign in Libya, some of the allies are calling for participation by more nations.
Syrian Government Offers Mixed Message to Protesters
By LIAM STACK and KATHERINE ZOEPF
Even as changes such as amnesty for some prisoners were announced, human rights activists said organizers of the protest movement were being detained.
Crisis in Japan
Kimimasa Mayama/Bloomberg News
Sadakazu Tanigaki, president of the opposition Liberal Democratic Party, and Naoto Kan, Japan's prime minister in June of last year.
Japan Opposition Leader Urges Premier to Resign
By HIROKO TABUCHI
The call for Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s resignation ended an uneasy political truce forged after the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Tokyo Power to Compensate 50,000 Evacuees
By KEITH BRADSHER and ANDREW POLLACK 3:27 AM ET
TEPCO announced plans on Friday to distribute $600 million to 50,000 people evacuated because of the accident at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Nuclear Cleanup Plans Hinge on Unknowns
By HIROKO TABUCHI
Even before the troubled Fukushima nuclear plant has been brought under control, differing estimates underscore the uncertainties on the eventual cleanup’s timetable.
T.V.A. Considers Improvements for 6 U.S. Nuclear Reactors
By MATTHEW L. WALD
The Tennessee Valley Authority is the first American reactor operator to announce safety changes that it is weighing since the nuclear crisis at a Japanese plant last month.
Resistance to Jaitapur Nuclear Plant Grows in India
Other World News
Phonetic Clues Hint Language Is Africa-Born
By NICHOLAS WADE
An analysis implies that modern language originated only once, in southern Africa, a surprising finding.
Hamas Says It Found Body of Italian Activist
By FARES AKRAM 16 minutes ago
An Islamic group had claimed the kidnapping and said they’d execute the man unless their leader was released.
A Holiday in North Korea Amid Cross-Border Tensions
By MARK McDONALD 7:48 AM ET
North Korea celebrated its biggest annual holiday on Friday — the 99th birthday of the late dictator Kim Il-sung — and hopes for rapprochement with the South remained dim.
U.N. Court Convicts Former Croatian Generals
By MARLISE SIMONS 45 minutes ago
The decision by a three-judge panel of the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague was also an indirect verdict on the late president of Croatia, Franjo Tudjman.
Fast Growth and Inflation Threaten to Overheat Chinese Economy
By DAVID BARBOZA 25 minutes ago
China said its economy had grown 9.7 percent in the first quarter of this year, the strongest performance among the world’s biggest economies. But consumer prices rose 5.4 percent.
Indian Doctor Granted Bail in Sedition Appeal
By HARI KUMAR 12 minutes ago
India’s Supreme Court granted bail to a prominent doctor who was appealing a sentence of life imprisonment after being convicted of sedition for aiding Maoist rebels in the country.
Outrage in Belgium Over Interview of Ex-Bishop
By STEPHEN CASTLE 5:56 AM ET
Belgium reacted with shock on Friday when a disgraced former bishop revealed that he had abused two nephews, and said that he did not consider himself a pedophile.
Indonesian Suicide Bomber Attacks Mosque
By AUBREY BELFORD 6:08 AM ET
A suicide bomber blew himself up during prayers in a mosque in a police station on Friday, wounding dozens and killing himself.
Somalia, Wobbly on Ground, Seeks Control of Its Airspace
By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
The country hopes to collect millions of dollars in flyover fees if it regains authority over traffic in its airspace, which the United Nations has controlled since 1996.
Landquart Journal
The Game Is American, but the View, Alpine
By JOHN TAGLIABUE
Soccer is Switzerland’s most popular spectator sport, followed by ice hockey, but fans say that football may be third, though it was introduced less than 30 years ago.
Belarus Officials’ Details on Bombing Raise Questions, Too
By MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ
The authorities on Thursday released surveillance images they said showed the attacker carrying the bomb that killed 12 people and injured nearly 200.
Third British Journalist Is Arrested in Phone-Hacking Case
By RAVI SOMAIYA and J. DAVID GOODMAN
A third journalist was arrested for his role in an expanding case of phone-hacking by reporters at the British tabloid News of the World, police officials said.
Colleagues Rebuke Gaza Report’s Author
By ETHAN BRONNER
Members of the U. N. panel that investigated Israel’s Gaza war two years ago rejected former chairman Richard Goldstone’s retraction of their finding that Israel had deliberately targeted civilians.
Ugandan Opposition Leader Wounded During Protest
By JOSH KRON
Kizza Besigye, a leading opposition figure, was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for a wound to the hand after being hit by what he said was a rubber bullet.
For Many Chinese Men, No Deed Means No Dates
By ANDREW JACOBS
Amid a real estate boom, men are finding themselves lovelorn as women hold out for a mate with property.
China’s Case Against Artist Cites Taxes, Paper Says
By DAVID BARBOZA
Ai Weiwei, an artist detained by China, is being investigated for tax evasion, destroying evidence and distributing pornography, a Hong Kong newspaper says.
ArtsBeat: Arts Group Calls for Worldwide Sit-In for Ai Weiwei
Crisis in Japan
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Damage From the Japanese Earthquake
Map and photographs of places in Japan that were damaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
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Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Multimedia
Videos, photographs and interactive features documenting the destruction in Japan after a powerful earthquake and tsunami devastated the country on March 11.
Region in Revolt
Italian Activist Kidnapped in Gaza
April 14, 2011 5:55 PM ET
Images of Japan's Evacuation Zone
April 14, 2011 4:08 PM ET
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April 14, 2011 3:05 PM ET
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Stop the Blame Game
Libyan rebels need support from a unified coalition with a strategy for the long haul.
Room For Debate
China's Scary Housing Bubble
What will happen if China's overheated real estate market goes bust?
Notes from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and other areas of conflict in the post-9/11 era.
A Motley Consensus on the Afghanistan Line Item
April 14, 2011 8:37 PM ET
Iraqi Youths Long for Their Own Moment in the 'Arab Spring'
April 14, 2011 2:45 PM ET
Going to War: Part 2
April 12, 2011
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The Endgame in Afghanistan
By JAMES DAO
A reporter reflects on the experience of one American battalion and how success and failure go hand in hand.
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Questions Over the Abuses of the Empire
By ALAN COWELL
A recent High Court case brought by four Kenyans has raised a question more familiar to modern Germans than modern Britons: Are the sins of one generation to be visited on its successors?
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