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Water radiation spurs leakage fears: Authorities in Japan raised the prospect Friday of a likely breach in the all-important containment vessel of the No. 3 reactor at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, a potentially ominous development in the race to prevent a large-scale release of radiation.
Kirstie Alley slams George Lopez for pig joke: "Dancing With the Stars" contestant Kirstie Alley is putting her foot down and blasting comedian George Lopez for comparing her to a pig on his talk show, reports Entertainment Weekly.
Docs operate without anesthesia at hospital: For days, the wounded just kept coming to the 60-bed central hospital in Misrata, a city under siege from forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. But there were no empty beds, no electricity - only generator power. No anesthesia or painkillers.
Christian to Muslim - A change of faith: The actual conversion was brief. It only involved one sentence: ‚ÄúI bear witness that there is no God worthy of worship but God, I bear witness that Mohammed is the messenger of God.‚ÄĚ For 30-year-old Mathew Miller, those words represented the culmination of a long religious transformation from Christianity to Islam.
A concerned evangelical's open letter to Charlie Sheen: As one of your 3 million Twitter followers, I‚Äôve given you the ability to speak into my life in 140 characters or less, so I figure the least I can do is return the favor. I‚Äôm asking you to put away the Tiger Blood T-shirts and pull back from the Hollywood media blitz long enough to consider the following.