* Japan: Authorities keep trying to control an ailing nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan while stocks worldwide tumbled due to fears over the Japanese economy.
* Libya: UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon called for an "immediate ceasefire" though intense fighting continues between factions loyal to and opposed to Muammar Gaddafi.
* Iran: Could boxing legend Muhammad Ali help free two U.S. hikers imprisoned in Iran?
* World: European police uncovered what is believed to be the world’s largest child pornography network with an estimated 70,000 members.
Image – AP via The Guardian (“The severely damaged unit 4 of the Fukushima nuclear complex in northeastern Japan. Behind it, white smoke billows from unit 3.”)
Online Sources- MSNBC, Reuters, BusinessWeek, Al Jazeera English