On the Radar: Japan's radioactive water, Libya's war, Syria's protests
Libyan rebels deploy Tuesday for a second day from the key city of Ajdabiya to try to attack government forces.
March 23rd, 2011
11:24 AM ET

On the Radar: Japan's radioactive water, Libya's war, Syria's protests

Tap water worries in Japan - There may be radioactive material in tap water in Tokyo. Japan, rocked by a March 11 earthquake and tsunami, is reporting that radiation in the water is over the limit considered safe for infants. The announcement is causing a run on bottled water. The natural disasters caused nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant to malfunction and spew radiation. (Check the status of each of the six reactors and surrounding buildings.) In addition to worries about water, there have been concerns about high radiation levels in food. For the latest developments, check out CNN.com's live Japan blog.

War in Libya - Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has vowed to continue fighting coalition forces. U.S. officials said there were airstrikes in Tripoli on Tuesday night, while the besieged town of Misrata, the scene of much previous fighting, was relatively quiet Wednesday after a night of coalition airstrikes. More details about the American fighter jet crash in Libya have emerged, and President Obama has talked more about his plan for the country.

Protests in Syria - Syria is the latest Middle East country to see protests. Violence erupted in the southern part of the country early Wednesday when security forces fired into a crowd of demonstrators near a mosque. Reports from human rights groups say up to six people were killed and several others were hurt. Earlier this week, Syrian authorities arrested a prominent opposition leader during demonstrations. Loay Hussein, who was a political prisoner from 1984 to 1991, was taken from his home in the Sehnaya district near the Syrian capital of Damascus, according to the country's Observatory for Human Rights.

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. personny

    Israel is becoming a nation. http://www.nopolicestate.blogspot.com

    March 23, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. syriall

    just in:

    the syrian authorities catch some members of the armied group which tried,with support from the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia, to cause destruction in Syria,

    the armied group stored arms in the mosque and attached people to create "constructive chaos" in Syria
    they kindnapped children and used them as human shield
    last night, they attached ambulance killing physician, nurse, drive, and member of the securty forcers.

    March 23, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar r

    Just in: Syriall is a liar. Film at 11:00.

    March 23, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bigdong

    stay out of THEIR internal problems!

    March 23, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mmmmm

    Anyone knows how long it will take to cook some hotdogs in a pot of radioactive water and using a grill for a lid how long will it take to toast the buns?

    March 23, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jazz7

      And whom are you cooking for....your EX wife , LOL

      March 23, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      I believe a dash of iodine salt can make that dish tolerable...

      March 23, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jazz7

    LOLOLOL , Your my kinda guy how u doing , but hold that thought till Friday , I have a rough 2 days coming , look for me friday on the first NON live blog at 10:45pm see u buddy 🙂

    March 23, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Azzzzzzzz

    Its not libiyan who are against their country but a group supported by taliban who is being backed by the USA....so this is the ugly truth...USA sucks....

    March 24, 2011 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |