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In Japan: More Setbacks

A destroyed building in Onagawa, Miyagi prefecture. Yasuyoshi Chiba /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A destroyed building in Onagawa, Miyagi prefecture.

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Some of the latest news and headlines about the crisis in Japan, where a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami on March 11 killed thousands, devastated much of the country's northeastern coast and crippled a nuclear power plant in Fukushima:

— "Setbacks mounted Wednesday in the crisis over Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear facility, with nearby seawater testing at its highest radiation levels yet and the president of the plant operator checking into a hospital with hypertension." (The Associated Press)

— "Radioactive Iodine 3,355 Times Legal Limit Found In Seawater." (Kyodo News)

— "TEPCO Chairman Apologizes." (NHK)

— "Japan's top government spokesman says the government and experts are considering whether to cover the reactor buildings at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant with a special material, to stop the spread of radioactive substances." (NHK)