While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Monday, March 14, 2011

March 14, 2011

produced by Worldcrunch

JAPANESE FUEL RODS FULLY EXPOSED, NUCLEAR RISK DEEPENS Exposure at Unit 2 of the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, the latest reactor to lose its ability to cool down. The other two reactors at the plant are facing a meltdown and authorities are racing to cool them with sea water. Report follows second hydrogen explosion in three days at plant Monday. (AP)

SUPPLIES RUN LOW, SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS CONTINUES AFTER RAVAGES OF QUAKE/TSUNAMI Japan’s quake-ravaged northern communities continue to be pinched by food and water shortages, amidst global effort to respond.(WSJ)

MORE THAN 280 BILLION DOLLARS WIPED AWAY IN TOKYO SELLOFF Tokyo Stock Exchange wipes out some 23.5 trillion yen ($287 billion) from the market’s value on with investors dumping stocks as the country recoiled from a devastating earthquake and struggled to avert nuclear disaster. (Reuters)

SAUDI TROOPS ENTER BAHRAIN More than 1,000 Saudi troops enter Bahrain to help clamp down on anti-regime protests. (AFP)

LIBYAN REBELS SAY THEY HAVE RETAKEN BREGA Independent confirmation still awaited in eastern oil town of Brega, as rebels report capturing a number of elite government troops and killing others. (BBC)

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