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Japan Faces 'Tremendous Challenges Ahead'

Japan is far from back to normal, after an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster devastated the northeastern part of the country a year ago. U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Roos talks to Steve Inskeep about his latest visit to the hard-hit region of Tohoku.
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No Let Up In Gaza-Israel Violence

Days of fighting on the border between Israel and the Gaza strip cotinues. Israeli airstrikes killed three more people Monday in Gaza, the Palestinian-held area. Israelis have been bombing, Palestinians have been firing rockets into Israel.
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Apple Workers: Plant Inspected Hours Before Blast

In the past couple of months, computer giant Apple has come under criticism for working conditions in Chinese factories that help build iPads. Last week, NPR met with 25 workers injured in an explosion at an Apple supplier in Shanghai. They criticized safety at the plant and say the accident will have a lasting effect on their lives.
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U.S. Soldier Accused Of Afghan Killings

U.S. officials say an American Army soldier may have shot at least 15 Afghans before dawn on Sunday in southern Afghanistan. NATO has detained the accused service member.
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Kofi Annan Pushes Peace In Syria For Second Day

United Nations envoy Kofi Annan continues talks with the Syrian leadership, hoping to find a way to end the violence of the past year. NPR's Peter Kenyon has the latest.
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Japanese Village Marks Disasters' Anniversary

The people of Japan have been remembering the dreadful events of March 11, 2012 when at 2:46 p.m., a massive earthquake struck. Soon afterwards a tsunami crashed into the north east coast. The village of Minamisanriku, once a beautiful fishing community and tourist destination, was one of the towns worst affected. NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports.
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How Should U.S. Proceed With Syria?

P.J. Crowley was U.S. assistant secretary of state for public affairs from 2009 to 2011. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with Crowley about how the U.S. should handle the Syrian situation.
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U.S. Soldier Shoots Afghan Civilians

In Afghanistan, an American soldier has reportedly gone on a shooting spree outside the city of Kandahar. Early reports say the soldier killed at least 15 Afghan civilians. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Kabul Bureau Chief Quil Lawrence about what is known about the incident.

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