The U.S. and its allies are increasingly finding that one of the keys to building the Afghan Army is teaching its soldiers and officers to read and write, says the American general in charge of that training.
The tsunami flows over sea walls towards TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on March 11, 2011. This photo was taken by Tokyo Electric Power Company.
In a report submitted to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Japan said it was "unprepared" to handle the Fukushima disaster. The AP adds that in the report, Japan says that three of the reactors experienced a full meltdown, which means they likely "melted through the inner containment vessels, not just the core."
Essentially what this means is that things at the nuclear plant were worse than first reported. Here is the latest, including some of the highlights from the 750-page report:
Mento is the Jamaican dancehall music whose raw, joyous sound and distinctive rhythms eventually gave rise to popular styles like ska, rocksteady and reggae. Mento remains comparatively unknown outside its home country but has steadily gained international exposure through the efforts of The Jolly Boys.
The Jolly Boys formed in Port Antonio in the mid-1950s and became an integral part of the north coast's tourist-driven music scene. They began touring internationally in the late 1980s and continue to share the distinctly Jamaican flavor of mento with a global audience.