Global Week in Review: Chad Sees Huge Spike in Malaria Cases

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  • Strike Starts in South Africa
  • Brazil, Mexico Question U.S. Over Espionage Reports
  • Japan Pledges Millions to Clean Up Fukushima
  • Sierra Leone Publishes First-Ever Status of Youth Study
  • Youssou Ndour Dropped from Senegal Government
  • NBA Comes to African TV
  • Endurance Swimmer Diana Nyad Makes History
  • Malala Yousafzai Opens Europe’s Largest Library
  • Kenya to Vote on World Court Pullout
  • An Unlikely Friendship Grows
  • Chad Sees a Tenfold Rise in Malaria
  • Egypt Minister Survives Bomb Attack
  • New Mali President Sworn In to Office
  • Chilean Judges Apologize for Inaction During Pinochet Regime
  • British Teachers to Walk Out of School
  • Indian Who Wrote About Escaping Taliban Shot Dead
  • New Food Crisis Looms in Zimbabwe
  • UN: Syria Refugees Top 2 Million Mark

Japan Pledges Millions to Clean Up Fukushima

To prevent further leaks of radioactive water at the Fukushima nuclear plant, Japan plans to invest an estimated $470 million into building an “ice wall.” A reported 300 tons of contaminated water leaked from one of the site’s temporary tanks last month. “The world is closely watching,” said Japan’s prime minister.

(Photo: AP Photo/Toru Yamanaka, Pool)

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