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Japan's nuclear nightmare continues. Radiation levels

have jumped while authorities grapple with what to do about

the stricken Fukushima plant.

And this crisis is emitting

fear that's sweeping

Japan as people around the globe question the future role of nuclear energy. of nuclear energy. You're watching 'The World'.

It's an incident of great

concern but I request that you

act very calmly. So can a

speak to a former nuclear catastrophe be averted? We'll

reactor manager. Huge

aftershocks unnerve a country already struggling to Also ahead - caught in the cross-fire. An ABC crew cross-fire. An ABC crew gets dangerously close to the dad

Gadd advance. -- the Gaddafi

the Gaddafi advance. They've

dropped a bomb just a you few

seconds before we et left

there. A state of emergency declared in Bahrain as violence

again flares on streets. And we meet the high-flying teenager who has just been appointed at CEO at age 14. Europe's nuclear watchdog say

it could be the worst incident

since Chernobyl. Radiation

levels at the stricken

Fukushima power plant are at a

dangerous high tonight. Workers

were temporarily forced with

withdraw. It's now clear that

all of the plant's six reactors

have problems. Residents within

30 kilometres of the plant are

being told to remain indoors. Radioactive steam poured from

after soaring to dangerous levels yesterday. Another quake

rocked the Tokyo region overnight and shops and petrol

stations have entered as panic

buying sets in. Amid the

is emerging from a scene survival seems unthinkable. is emerging from a

This man was This man was pulled out alive her 70s was rescued, defying all odds. People don't die

easily. That is why we are all doing our best. Across

northern Japan survival is northern Japan survival is a

northern Japan survival is a

day by day affair. Fuel running out. Fuel is even day by day affair. Fuel is

harder to find. It's a

miserable existence. I don't

have gas, kerosene or heat,

electricity or anything at all

in my home. To survive all I

can do is wait no longer how

long it takes. Near Fukushima

the wait is the worst part as hope we can go back

toxic plant house as soon as possible and

to lead an ordinary life. The

toxic plant is casting a pall over the region. It's been belching radioactive steam again. This of the buildings housing two of

the reactors. Near the gate the radiation read something fluctuating hour by hour, but on the whole it poses Australian rescue no health hazard. Four

weather forced their helicopter to land at Fukushima airport.

Two suffered low level

Some are stocking up on food

flooding the airport. Frequent and supplies. Others are

new tremors only add to the

anxiety. Tokyo is no chaotic,

but it's clear some offists people are taking no people are taking no chances.

The city has been told that

prayedation levels in the but they are higher than

normal. Hayden Cooper joins us now. What effect on the Japanese on the Japanese people, including the thousands of

Australian expatriate there? In Tokyo, people are

not panicking but they're

countries like France are trying to get out. Some

countries like France are urging their that far. But in the city

there is a kind of jittery feel

to the place as people try to

go about their daily I think in the back of their minds they are thinking about

this nuclear crisis that's 250 kilometres away. They'd also hearing reports about kilometres away. They'd also be

hearing reports about radiation

levels closer to Tokyo which

Before we look at the Before we look at the bigger picture, what more can you tell picture, what more

us about those Australian positive to reportedly low levels of radiation? Because

of the bad weather it's been snowing up north and it's very cold, the to land at Fukushima airport because of ice on its rotors.

The four Australians were tested. And tested. And two of them I believe were found

their shoes. And it was a low level of contamination. The government seems to think

nothing too much to be too

the whole rescue effort,

Australia? It makes it difficult. When you Australia? It makes it very

difficult. When you look at the pictures coming back from the northern part of Japan, it's extraordinarily clear that miserable situation is There is still something like the people up there who've gone

through the terrible events of last Friday and who are just trying to recover. Food is a bit of a difficult to get petrol up there. And that I

also for the rescuers and the

teams who are going in to try and help the Japanese people. What are the latest haefs that avenues that the authorities the authorities --

are looking at to this? In one reactor to try to pump decided to bring in fire trucks

That's in reactor No. 4 there was a fire earlier That's in reactor No. 4 where

seemed to suggest it's willing

to turn to America for help. The way it would do that is help out with this situation.

When you keep in mind that this

plant usually has plant usually has something

like 800 staff working it, now there's only something like 50 courageous people who are

it is very clear, I they are just failing to it is very clear, I think, that

they are just failing to get on the problems. And today was a fine example, when in one plant another one another one was emitting steam,

radioactive waste. Then in

reactors 5 and 6, which until now have been OK, there have been reports that they are overheating too. There seem to be any improvement in

the way that Fukushima the way that Fukushima is

operating. On top of all of continue to rock nerves an testing the nerves an testing the renowned resilience of the

shakes and stoic. Most are used to the

shakes and earthquakes and

tremors and aftershocks that

have been happening, although

in the past 24 hours there have been two pretty decent sized

earthquakes, really, they both

measured magnitude 6 or so, so look, that certainly would people pretty nervous. It's a

reminder that perhaps Japan

isn't through this yet and then

there is the spectre

radiation. So it's a difficult time for the Japanese people particularly up in the north but even down here in Tokyo. Thanks for your time.

Just over five days since the disaster struck, around people are dead or missing. Recovery teams are only first time and despite freezing

hope of finding survivors. Our correspondent has been to Ofunato, where rescue crews have begun to carefully pick their way

through the shattered through the shattered remnants of this community by the This is or was the of Ofunato. The tsunami gougeed

hundreds of metres inland. Cars were crumpled. And 3,500 homes were destroyed. It's now tangle of rotting man fled for the hills as the time to feel fear time to feel fear or horror. It

was just like being swept up in

hell. At least his house still standing just. But

everything inside it is sodden

or smashed. It's when you ask

him about his friends and

neighbours that his neighbours that his gentle

stoicism fails. I have lost all

my friends. My best friend in

the world is missing. I heart broken. Ofunato is one

of the dozens of villages and

towns along the Japanese coast

which hasn't made the news

reports but only now the full

extent of the damage and extent of the damage and the

disaster is being This wave has completely

smashed the town. There are

thousands of people missing

here and we've also heard of

individual cases, 30 elderly people from the nursing home,

simply swept away. Help has

made it to Ofunato. As well as

Japanese teams there are units

of British and United States

search and rescue specialists

here. Battalion chief Dave Stone from California is a

veteran of Hurricane

veteran of Hurricane Katrina and the earthquakes in Haiti

and Christchurch but his team

has never seen anything like this. I heard we're looking at

about a 450 square smile area of damage from Sendai going

out. Just looking at the immense amount of

could be here for a long time.

As the days grind on they're

unlikely to find any survivors.

Japan hasn't had to confront

devastation and death like this

since the Second World War. It

picked itself up after that

defeat. It's vowing to do the

European Energy Ministers

have met in Belgium to discuss their nuclear policy. The European Union will consider

stress testing nuclear power

stations to they'd cope during a disaster.

Germany has decided to close

its 7 nuclear power plants that

are built before 1980, at are built before 1980, at least

until June. Poland is pushing

ahead with plans to buy a power

flant that was modelled on Japan's Fukushima plant. The for energy says the EU must

consider a move away from

nuclear energy in the nuclear energy in the future. Tony Irwin is a man with a lot

of experience in the area of

nuclear energy. And the

accidents that can happen. As

well as helping commission and

operate nuclear power plants in

the UK. He also worked with

Russian engineers in the wake of the Chernobyl disaster.

Here, he has worked for the

Australian nuclear science and technology organisation and

these days, he's a visiting lecturer in nuclear technology

at the ANU and University of

Sydney. He joins me now in the studio. To a layman such myself, all of this which is

unfolding in Japan sounds very

scary. For someone with

knowledge, such as you, how do

you read what's happening and what's likely to happen? I've

been following these events very carefully. The situation

now is that the reactor part I

believe is quite under

So all of the six reactors in

the stage 1 are now in a stable condition. They've had - some

of them had sea water injected

into them. So the reactors themselves are I think under

control. It the problem area

now I think is in the spend

fuel ponds which are part of

the reactor containment. So

after a refueling on reactor, the spent fuel goes

into a pond. Which is within

that's got

to be cooled. And they seem that's got to be cooled. And they seem to be having problems now in keeping those ponds What can be done about keep water in the ponds. You have to keep water in the ponds. You

have to keep the fuel

assemblies covered at all

times. I think this is the

problem they're seeing with the

accident was shut down. So it wasn't operating. And wasn't operating. And all of

the fuel it appears was in the

cooling pond. According to the IAEA, they pond for this outage. How difficult is it to try to Sol of this in the short difficult is it to try to of this in the short term and of this in the disaster? Well, I think it's

access, it's dose control. It's are coming out now that there is damage to the top of 4 in that area of the 4 in that area of the cooling to get access and to get the water in, I think. You were and operation practices in the

Soviet Union following into your experience there, could you compare and what's happening now in Japan? Yes. The Chernobyl

reactor wouldn't be licenceed

in the west. It was a unique

design. This was the second most popular most popular re-Hackettor in the world. There is a lot of them operating very good safety

record so completely different sort of reactor. The Chernobyl

accident happened with reactor power. They were power. They were doing a test.

It went very wrong. They did

lot of operator accident where the' actor

successfully shut down. It was

the sun shun the problems. And the the problems. And the operators have really done their best.

They've worked really hard to

nuclear power experts, nuclear power experts, for folks such as yourself, how much are we in new territory here? There's a lot of opinion done in the US on all aspects of core damage, fuel damage, so there is a lot the US of all sorts of accident

scenarios. You're confident

that this can and will be contained in the into an even greater problem? I

think we'll see in the next

days just how much a is. Certainly the spent fuel has to be that is done and will be done,

whole potential of radiation

shave the shave the --

shape the lives of folks physics issue than an

operational issue. In the face

of what's been happening in

Japan there is a lot of nuclear energy. before where the EU Energy

discuss all of discuss all of this. From your perspective, what believe is the future role of nuclear energy and how nuclear energy and how will governments and their people

face that? There will successfully shut down. They survived a major earthquake.

tsunami and the loss afterwards. So there's a lesson to be to be learned that if you have a massive safety reactor, a massive safety reactor, an example is the new building example is the new building in

China, that has all its China, that has all its cooling

It doesn't need any down in this sort of emergency. Even in the face of

prepared for governments and the public to perhaps from pursuing what that technology may technology may deliver? I reports that come out reports that come out of this. If they illustrate that the

reactor is still basically a safe way of producing electricity. Thank you for your

time tonight. Thank you. Well,

as you'd imagine there has as you'd imagine there has been

understandable anxiety the effects on people's health

of the radiation leaks. People in Japan are having to

great care and take shelter

across a wide area. lacking precise evidence about

the amount and type of material released at Fukushima but

nonetheless, experts suggest

the threat to the Japanese public is low. It's public is low. It's worth remembering all remembering all of us are exposed to radiation. Measured in units known as in units known as milicevits, a chest X-ray .0.2. At .0.2. At Fukushima, radiation levels at one point were made permitted limit for a permitted limit for a nuclear worker but so far, estimate the health impact may

be no worse than having be no worse than having a CT scan. The figures we're looking

at in terms of risk were very

small. So that 11 is to 1 CT exposure, which you

might get in the UK about. If you remember the

public wanting a CT scan,

always assumed that it's fine and in keeping with and in keeping with safe practice. So far experts say

the risks the risks are tiny compared to the Chernobyl disaster. A massive explosion and

subsequent fire which lasted 10

days pumped huge amounts of highly radioactive material

into the area, contaminateing died and several thousands cases of cancer resulted most

especially vulnerable radiation. In Japan the 12 mile exclusion zone around Fukushima

should help to minimise the

dangers to the public and the

advice to those living up to 18

miles away to stay indoors will reduce the risks in radioactive unfolding nuclear crisis.

Workers battling to contain the

crisis have returned the

workers after a evacuation. The Japanese army

is preparing to dump water onto

one of the quake damaged

reactors in a bid to prevent

the fuel rods overheating N

rare appearance on television

the emperor says he is praying for the country. To Libya now, where rebel

forces are preparing to make a

final stand against Gaddafi's

army outside the town of

Ajdabiya. Libyan war planes

have been shelling and bombing

opposition strongholds trying to crush the rebellion. An ABC crew was on the ground as crew was on the ground as the

heavy artillery battle raged

around them. Morning found the

rebels gug in at the gates rebels gug in at the gates to Ajdabiya. Still confident of they appear across the desert

looking for Gaddafi's frontline

troops. They take the time to

service the anti-aircraft guns. They'd need them They'd need them soon enough.

Just a couple of Just a couple of minutes after we pulled back from their positions, a Libyan Air Force

The sandstorm that was up this morning has cleared and

that's given the Libyan pilots

the visibility they need target these positions which

are right at the gates of

Ajdabiya . There were more organised professional troops

among the rebels here.

colonel told us they colonel told us they could

repel the tanks of the Gaddafi

loyalists. On the ground we

have better forces than

Gaddafi. We think we can take them if it's a them if it's a fight on the

ground but we're worried about

the aircraft. Not the tanks.

But as he spoke an Air Force

spotter plane began circling

overhead. Way out of range are the rebels' anti-aircraft guns

and rockets. Pretty soon shells

began landing. At first 8

kilometres away. Then the Gaddafi loyalist artillery

ranged closer and closer. Their target apparently a rebel

rocket launcher close to us on

the edge of Ajdabiya. In no

time, a heavy artillery battle was under way. was under way. It's pretty

clear that in the last few hours, this conflict hours, this conflict around

Ajdabiya has changed altogether. Those altogether. Those are Kartouche

rockets fired by the rockets fired by the rebel army

off towards the pro-Gaddafi

forces which must've outflanked Brega because their shells are

landing now only around 4

kilometres from here and this

is in the middle of this city.

It's pretty clear now that the

battle of Ajdabiya has battle of Ajdabiya has begun. Rebel fighters, civilians and

ambulances joined a chaotic

stream away from the explosions and deeper into a city of

around 200,000 people. It's the

last hold-out for the rebels before Benghazi, which holds

the key to the roads across the

desert that desert that could cut off that

city from both sides. The

rebels say they'll make a stand

here. For now, the tide of

here. For now, the tide of the battle is running battle is running the other way.

In Bahrain the king In Bahrain the king has declared martial law to stamp

out the declaration of a three-month

state of emergency follows the arrival of 1,000 Saudi troops to bolster a

Opponents of the royal family

say they regard foreign

intervention as a declaration

of war. Officialsly, the Saudi forces have arrived to help

Bahrain's royal family to

order after its own troops were

overwhelmed by protesters overwhelmed by protesters on the weekend. But that's not the weekend. But that's not the

way the protesters see it. We

tank, military or not, tank, military or not, into Bahrain a disgraceful occupation. But occupation. But there's another more to the arrival of foreign troops. The vast majority the protesters in Bahrain are

Shi'ite Muslims who say they've

been discriminated against and repressed by the country's

Sunni ruling elite and the idea that a popular Shi'ite

rebellion could over throw a

Sunni government is making other Sunni regimes in the region extremely nervous, Saudi Arabia and the Iranians

aren't at all aren't at all impressed with

the Saudi show of force. We

don't approve of interference

in the affairs of countries in

the Gulf Region. the Gulf Region. The revolutions of the Middle East

have taken a nasty turn since

Libya. Regimes are now

seemingly much more inclined to

use violence to fight back against the protests. But clearly, those first successful revolts in Tunisia and Egypt do

continue to inspire others.

Yesterday, Palestinians rallied in their thousands, not against two main political parties.

Demanding that they end their

bitter and bitter and sometimes violent rift that's rift that's crippled the

people's hopes for peace with Israel. When the groups come

together there can be punch-ups

and scuffles. There's none of and scuffles. There's none of that today. These people are calling for an end to disunity

and the only flag they're

waving is the flag of

Palestine. We're going to be a

democratic state. We'll get rid

of the occupation and this will be the start. It's a late

start. And they have further The Israeli Army has released footage of the interception of a cargo ship.

It claims was carrying Iranian

and Syrian weapons for Palestinian militants. Israel

has been maintaining a naval

and land blockade of the Gaza Strip. It's given few details

of the equipment on board,

except to say it included game-changing weaponry that the militants did not have. Days of and mudslides in southern

Brazil, killing at least 11 people and where roads are where roads day after it was unveiled with

much flourish in Trafalgar

Square, London's Olympic stopped its Games stopped its Games countdown. The Organising Committee laughed off the malfunction, saying it's not our clock.

Let's get the latest world

weather now with Graham Creed.

The crew of a spacecraft have sealed the hatch connecting them to the

International Space Station. American astronaut Scott Kelly and two aened laing site in aened laing site in Kazakhstan. Soyuz craft for crew transport since late 2009.

expected to touch down on

latest from Japan, including an update from update from the Foreign

Minister Kevin Rudd. And task of searching the vast You're more clashes taking place on the Arab State struggles to

against its control continuing protests against its rulers. It's believed up to

killed when security forces Bahrain cleared anti-government central square. Forces central square. Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi have attacked

the last major town between Tripoli and the eastern rebel stronghold of Benghazi. An ABC News crew Ajdabiya it was air strikes as well as tank and

artillery fire. artillery fire. And Japan is catastrophe at the nuclear power plant which is

leaking radiation. All along

Japan's northern coastline, rescue workers continue rescue workers continue the

grim task of searching the

wreckage and debris. ABC spent the day in the devastated

fishing village of Ofunato

where thousands of residents

are missing. A disaster on a

massive scale and

begins with the little things first. Only now some first. Only now some families

are coming to see what the killer wave has left behind.

This man is here, looking through what's left of her

childhood home. She tells me

that nobody can believe that a

tsunami could be so massive. She's back here hoping to find her 83-year-old mother, who hasn't been seen since last Friday. Neither has her

brother, who shared the home in

the centre of the town of Ofunato. Since Ofunato. Since the tsunami happened, she says, I've been coming here every day to look

for my mother and my brother. I

visited lots of the evacuation

centres but I can't find them.

All she has been able to find is their car, a few hundred

metres' way, tossed

the wave. One of the neighbours

told me they'd found the car,

she says. That's how I tracked

it down. Hers is one thousands of stories across the disaster zone. Ofunato disaster zone. Ofunato was a

town of 50,000 people,

officially more than 300

residents have been killed, but

more than 1,000 are missing,

presumed dead. Japanese rescue

crews along with international

disaster teams are helping to try to find

Picking over piles of debris stacked up like matchsticks.

The destruction and The destruction and the debris that's down

debris that's down there means

as we have to go through all the rubble just on the

offchance that there may be a

survive or there in some of the

premises has been very challenging. There is not challenging. There is not much

news except for the cool

work to make sure no bodies are

left behind. The coolness is good. I deployed to Haiti

recently. Working under these

conditions in this sort of disaster is an advantage to our

working, but not necessarily an

advantage to a survivor that

might be seriously injured

stuck in the debris waiting stuck in the debris waiting for

us to come and find them. Ofunato's residents were aware

of the tsunami danger. Signs on

the city streets mark an area

wiped out in 1960, wiped out in 1960, when an earthquake off Chile sent an earthquake across the Pacific.

Some families had rebuilt Some families had rebuilt only to find themselves again in the

path of the wave. Do people

here want to rebuild? Can they

be Conservative dhent they will

be safe if they choose to

remain beside the sea? Communications here are still limited, so finding out whether

family and friends have

survived is proving difficult

this this come is refusing to give up hope. family home, urging her mother

and brother to get in touch. I'm hopeful, because

there's someone who said they

saw my brother. I think

still alive and still alive and I can't give up

hope so I will keep coming back

here again and again. Like

thousands of others across Japan she is hoping the days ahead will bring back those

they fear have been lost to the

this disaster is difficult to comprehend, it's not to those in the immediate

disaster area. Conor disaster area. Conor Duffy looks at the broader impact of

one of Japan's darkest hours. The misery on Japan's north east coach stretches far and wide. But even occasional flashes of news. My daughter wave, no, no, no, up, up, up, no, no, no, up, up, up, up. She's OK now? Is she safe? OK,

for survivors is more likely to

When relatives are nearby it's an even harder job

fortress cue workers as families come face-to-face with their dead. of Minamisanriku, there still thousands missing and this is all that remains. Visitors are giving Visitors are giving new

accounts of the terror of the tsunami. At the moment it tsunami. At the moment it was probably the most probably the most devastating thing I have ever seen, I

didn't lose my home or possibly

lose a family member. Even

In the rain they wait in long queues for desperately needed

basics. I don't have have kerosene for heat or electricity. I don't have

anything at all in my home. anything at all in my home. To survive, all I can do is wait,

no matter how long it no matter how long it takes.? In other In other parts of the country

snow how coats the rublg hand

there is a bigger chill. Sendai

is the worst hit city in the Miyagi prefecture. Authorities

is petrol. We enough for our rescue teams. enough for our rescue teams. Or to deliver food to the shops.

And at evacuation centres even there's fears of another invisible threat, radiation. radiation, I've been told it can run

really worried about that. Today there was another fire at

plant with reactor No. 4 again have already

has been carrying a battery to master control room of the

fourth reactor spotted the smoke coming out of the north

west of the west of the outer housing. The

constant fears of constant fears of radiation mean people who have endured a

massive earthquake, a tsunami and constant aftershocks still Nuclear power is the Nuclear power is the most frightening thing. Even more than a tsunami. The than a tsunami. The government, the ruling party, the

administrators, nobody tells us

the citizens what is happening. Even south of the reactor in Japan. We decided to leave before Tokyo gets before Tokyo gets chaotic. We

just feel it's better to get

away now. For now, the are blowing out to sea. Lessening the Lessening the nuclear risk. But another wind change will Well, here , the Government has been working ensure the safety of Australians caught up in the editor Lyndal Curtis has been

Minister Kevin Rudd. Kevin Rudd, welcome to News 24. Thanks for having me on the

program. You have updated travel advice for Japan? The Department of Foreign Affairs released new Specifically, what it says is

that if you are in Japan right

now, in both Tokyo and various in terms of power water supply problems, transport infrastructure, as

well as schools and aftershocks as well. So what we're saying to what we're saying to people who essential in Tokyo and those

they should consider departing Japan. Although that will be

still quite long? That's true.

I spoke to our ambassador this morning. He said travel time from Tokyo to Narita was still

it was several days ago. Given all these problems with frankly just basically on the ground and water questions and food distribution questions that if your presence is not essential, is not essential, then you should consider if you're Tokyo or affected prefectures departing those locations. Also what we're saying is that as a result of that and consistent with it same advice to the dependents of Australian officials Tokyo as well. And will the Australian Government be helping the dependents helping the dependents of

officials get out if they need kick in in terms of dependents

consular team at the consular team at the airport which is there to assist with

scheduled commercial flights which based on which based on my most recent advice are advice are operating reasonably normally. And suggest people leave, are talking about just moving further consider leaving Tokyo and

people depart affected prefectures. Where

people depart to is a matter for them. But that's if they

elect to do so. Our advice again is that this is something

they should consider, if their

presence in Japan in their own

judgment is not absolutely

essential. As of this morning

there are about 145 Australians

who you couldn't locate. You

can't account for. Has that number changed at all in the last couple of hours? We've had a slightly better day today and

we've got the number down to

112 or 113 from memory. That's

the figure as of about an hour

or so ago. Our

and I just publicly acknowledge

the great work they are the great work they are doing together with the together with the other Australians on the ground in

the affected prefectures,

this've been out and about, they've been going to

hospitals, they've been hospitals, they've been going

to emergency shelters, they to emergency shelters, they 've also been going through mortuaries to make sure that

the case of shelters etc., to

identify Australians. We've

been getting out one been getting out one trickle

after another, so we're down to

112 but there's still a huge

amount of work to be done in

terms of getting that number

down further and given the

level of fatalities in Japan

where the numbers seem to just

go through the roof the more

you see the footage from each

of those densely populated

areas up and down the coast we

want to make sure we can get that number down by the work our teams are getting down on

the ground. You worked hard to

get the no-fly zone in Libya up

and running. Nothing has happened. Are the countries

that enforce that being too

cautious? I think what cautious? I think what we've

had is a good result in the

Arab League on Saturday, where

the - let's call it the neighbouring Arab countries

said yes a no-fly zone for the

Libyan people is the right way

to go, to protect the civilian

population from Gaddafi using

his Air Force to bomb, strafe and to kill innocent civilians. We report overnight that the that the G8 Foreign Ministers

have met and they haven't got

unanimity on this. Because I've

been preoccupied with Japan haven't identified where

precisely the resistance lies.

We're disappointed by that it's

still important for the Security Council to consider this matter and our view is

that the Security Council

should respond to the - should respond positively to the calls made by the Arab made by the Arab League. This

is important stuff for people on the ground in Libya. Thanks very much for your time. Thanks for having me on

the program.

The last surviving US veteran of the First World has been laid to rest with full has been laid to rest with full

military honours. Frank Buckles

died aged 110 last month,

outliving 4.7 million other Americans who served in the

war. He was an ambulance war. He was an ambulance driver

in England and France during

the conflict. US President

Barack Obama was among those

who came pay their respects who came pay their respects at the Arlington national cemetery in Virginia. A 14-year-old

Indian girl has become the world's youngest Chief

Executive Officer. The talented teenager is running an animation company based

southern city of Chennai. The

girl is

company in Chennai. This company in Chennai. This modest teenager recently judged the

fastest 2 D and 3D animator by

industry peers takes it all in

her stride. I'm just

be an animator. CEO is just a post given in this company.

Actually I do animation every

day. I'm learning an miss. --

animation. I just want to make

myself work for CEO post. She

is half the age of most of her

employees. But they don't seem

to mind. She works side by side

with her colleagues and is hands-on boss. That says she keeps says she keeps on learning. I'm doing everything and there's no

age limits for animation. Everybody can do animation. In my father, he is handling a training centre. 160 employees work for her company. And work for her company. And she believes the business will grow skills at an all-time high in India. I'm enjoying to be animator. I'm getting challenges, challenge work. And no doubt enjoying the

challenge of being the world's feel ready for retirement! Now going at the World Cup font? A

Canada won the toss and elected

to bat. They're 2/115. Canada already had 41

been some great batting from

19-year-old Patel for Canada.

Five boundaries and three sixes. Let's take a look.

Australia can go to the top of its group with a win

tonight. South Africa has become the last team to the quarterfinals of the World

Zealand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka after its win over Ireland. Proteas wasted no notching up runs on falling just one run short of out by Kevin O'Brien. Ireland was given chasing a total of 272, but

were in big trouble early on with wickets falling quicky. At

4/54 there were some 4/54 there were some glimmers of hope but it wasn't South Africa now tops group another blow. It won't be

hosting any Rugby World Cup

matches later this year. The

city was due to host seven games all up, but the games all up, but the stadium has been severely damaged in

the recent quake. Organisers ready for the event. Two quarterfinals have been shifted

to Auckland, whilst the venues

for the five pool games are yet to be announced. What was compelling at the

day was the combination of

risks and uncertainties in an

event that is so large and certainty and we needed eliminate risk. Timana Tahu has returned to the NRL the Penrith Panthers but he his former club the Eels this weekend. He was released by

season after a controversial here. He walked South Wales State of Origin

team because of racist comments

made by coach Andrew Johns but

he was then accused he was then accused of making racial remarks to a during an Indigenous tournament been resolved. I

apologise for something that I

haven't done or I haven't haven't done or I haven't said. For me, I've got feelings against the ANQ. Tahu

has signed a one year contract with the Panthers. swimmer Ian Thorpe has swimmer Ian Thorpe has linked one the highly credentialed

Russian born coach. He Russian born coach. He will train with him in Switzerland in the lead-up to the London Olympics next year. The five-time Olympic gold medallist has been back

intention to qualify to swim in

previously worked previously worked with Russian

star Alex Popov and Australian former world record holder Michael Klim. Italy. Evans finished

Fabian Cancellara on the final

stage time trial but he did

lead. He ended 11 seconds to the quarterfinals of the

Champions League. United beat the French side Marseille 2-1

in the home leg of its Wayne Rooney helped put United up early put United up early before firing off a second to control of the

match. Hernandez! United, 2-0

up! In a late own goal up! In a late own goal from Wes Brown made for a tense finish but Manchester United hung on place for the fifth year place for the fifth year in a row. The United manager row. The United manager admits

such a big impact in his first season with the

we are surprised. I think when we bought him we thought we bought him we thought it

would take some time to would take some time to adjust in the club. And his in the club. And his main roles were as Clijsters has pulled out of Clijsters has pulled out of the

tournament at Indian Wells in

able to regain the Caroline Wozniacki who is through to the last eight. I'm Caroline Wozniacki who is sure she will

position at some Manhattan nightclub has owners drop off their pooches for a night of literally gone to the dogs. Dog owners drop off their pooches

club's creator says it's good

for the human owners as well, giving them a chance to enjoy

some adult time without being

hounded by their pets. The pampered pooches can sip on

non-alcoholic drinks like

bowser beer and sauvignon blanc

Our top stories - Japan is

confronting multiple crises in

the aftermath of Friday's devastating earthquake and

tsunami. Engineers are working

around the clock to avert

catastrophe at the Fukushima

nuclear plant which is leaking

radiation into the Rebels in Libya have continued

to come under heavy land and

air attack from forces loyal to

the leader Muammar Gaddafi.

France, Britain and the Arab League insist military intervention is the only way to

protect Libya's citizens. And

Bahrain's king has declared

martial law to stamp out country's growing pro-democracy movement. It's believed up to five people were killed when

security forces in Bahrain

cleared protesters from the

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That's 'The World' nor this

Wednesday evening. I will be

back in a few moments with news headlines. I'm Scott Bevan.

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Closed Captions by CSI This Program is Captioned Live Good evening, Scott ABC News 24. concerns about the nuclear crisis at the power plant. Workers battling

to contain the crisis have returned to the

temporary evacuation because of

a jump in radiation levels.

to dump water on one to the

quake damaged reactors in a bid overheating the emperor saying he's praying for the

country. Amid the wasteland of debris some life from a scene where survival seems unthinkable. was pulled out alive after four

days and a woman in her