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Osama Bin Laden Killed In Pakistan, President Obama Confirms [VIDEO]

In a stunning development, President Barack Obama confirmed late Sunday evening that Osama bin Laden, the leader of terrorist group Al-Qaeda responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks, was killed Sunday in Pakistan.

Obama made the announcement in a televised address shortly after 11:30 PM ET, about an hour after reports of bin Laden's death had made their way onto the Internet.

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Japan Nuclear Plant Pumping Highly Radioactive Water

The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear plant began pumping highly radioactive water Tuesday from the basement of one of its buildings to a makeshift storage area in a crucial step toward easing the nuclear crisis.

Removing the 25,000 tons of contaminated water that has collected in the basement of a turbine building at Unit 2 of the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant will help allow access for workers trying to restore vital cooling systems that were knocked out in the March 11 tsunami.

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Japan Gets Hit With A 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Thursday

Just a month after the devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan on March 11, the country has been hit yet again with a powerful quake, and issued another tsunami warning.

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Japan Reactor Core May Be Leaking Radioactive Substance

The people of Japan just can't seem to catch a break.
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.

Contaminated water likely seeped through the containment vessel protecting from the reactor's core, said Hidehiko Nishiyama of the Japan nuclear and industrial safety agency.

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Radiation Leaks In Japan; 140,000 People Forced To Stay Indoors [VIDEO]

Dangerous levels of radiation leaking from a crippled nuclear plant forced Japan to order 140,000 people to seal themselves indoors Tuesday after an explosion and a fire dramatically escalated the crisis spawned by a deadly quake and tsunami.

The international nuclear agency said a fire in a storage pond for spent nuclear fuel at the Fukushima Dai-ichi complex had released radioactivity "directly into the atmosphere".

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8.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan; Hawaii Under Tsunami Watch [VIDEO]

Hundreds have been found or are presumed dead after a massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami tore through Japan's northeast coast. Some are already declaring the 8.9 magnitude quake the largest ever recorded and after-effects are expected to hit the west coast of the US, the Phillippines, Indonesia and other vulnerable spots. The Internet has sped into action, using Twitter to report updates and Google's crisis response page to report missing persons.

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Modern Day Slaves In India? [VIDEO]

Entire Indian villages are enslaved by debt, even in 2011; is this practice considered legal or inhumane?

Watch the video below and decide for yourself.

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World Leaders Step Up To Put Pressure On Gadhafi [VIDEO]

Clinton's video discussing her concerns with Libya and Iran at a U.N. meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, can be viewed below.
The United States has frozen at least $30 billion in Libyan government assets, a U.S. Treasury official announced Monday -- one of a series of steps being taken by international leaders designed to break strongman Moammar Gadhafi's grip on power.

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