There could be military strikes at any time as nations, including the U.S. and its NATO allies and members of the Arab League, join to stop Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi and forces loyal to him from further attacks on those Libyans who are trying to topple his regime.
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Eight days after a devastating, 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck Japan and sent a tsunami crashing into towns and cities along the country's northeastern coast, the death toll continues to rise, the work of helping survivors goes on and a desperate attempt to bring reactors at a nuclear power plant in Fukushima has the world watching anxiously.
When President Obama arrives in Brazil this weekend, there'll be talk of trade and geopolitics with the new president, Dilma Rousseff. There'll also be plenty of excitement, Brazilians say, about the arrival of the black man who became leader of the world's superpower.
When Obama comes to Brazil, he'll see wonders like the world-famous Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio. The sights are beguiling, but Brazil's people are hoping to catch their own glimpse of the very important visitor.