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US ‘to tone down role in Libya’

President Barack Obama says the US will transfer its leading role on Libya “within days”, but differences remain in Nato on whether to take charge. BBC News – Home

U.S. Makes Iodine Pills Available In Japan, But Cautions Against Use

The State Department has authorized the distribution of potassium iodide to U.S. government staff in Japan, “out of an abundance of caution.” But it’s a precautionary step, and nobody should take the pills unless told to do so by U.S. officials. » E-Mail This     » Add to NPR Topics: News

Libya: military action necessary, legal and right, says David Cameron – The Guardian

The Hindu Libya: military action necessary, legal and right, says David CameronThe GuardianDavid Cameron says military action by Britain and others helped avoid a 'bloody massacre' in Benghazi, Libya. Photograph: Pa David Cameron told MPs it was "necessary, legal and right" to have instigated military action to stop Muammar Gaddafi …Cameron Calls Libyan Air Defenses 'Largely Neutralized'Wall Street JournalPM: UN Prevented Massacre In LibyaSky NewsAttacks on Libya 'limited by UN'The Press AssociationePolitix –AFP –BBC Newsall 1,222 news articles » Top Stories – Google News

Yemen’s top generals back democracy protesters (Reuters)

Reuters – Top generals, ambassadors and some tribes threw their support behind Yemen’s anti-government protesters on Monday in a major blow to President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s efforts to ride out demands for his immediate exit. Yahoo! News: World News

Gaddafi ‘not targeted’ by strikes

Coalition forces carrying out operations against Libyan government forces say Colonel Gaddafi himself is not a target, despite a strike on his compound. BBC News – Home

Libya: Gaddafi forces ‘shelled residential suburbs’ – BBC News

Globe and Mail Libya: Gaddafi forces 'shelled residential suburbs'BBC NewsCoalition air strikes have continued for a second night. One missile struck the Libyan leader's compound in Tripoli and severely damaged a building. Maj Gen John Lorimer from the Ministry of Defence said since the coalition action, Col Gaddafi had …Libya move 'helped avoid massacre'The Press AssociationLibyan rebels launch offensive; coalition continues pounding Gaddafi's forcesWashington PostReport: Qaddafi Forces Kill 9 in Rebel-Held CityFox – –Sky Newsall 20,097 news articles » Top Stories – Google News

‘Serious’ food radiation in disaster-hit Japan (Reuters)

Reuters – The World Health Organization said on Monday that radiation in food after an earthquake damaged a Japanese nuclear plant was more serious than previously thought, eclipsing signs of progress in a battle to avert a catastrophic meltdown in its reactors. Yahoo! News: World News