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March 29 – After weeks of escalating protests in Yemen against President Ali Abdullah Saleh's 32-year rule, the President met with head of the Islamist Islah party, Mohammed al-Yadoumi. Saleh proposed transferring his power to a caretaker government while staying in office until elections can be held. Saleh has been an ally of the United States, allowing air strikes against Al Qaeda forces in the country.
March 17 – The US embassy announced that Americans within 50 miles of the Fukushima reactors in Japan should evacuate to avoid exposure to harmful radiation. The ongoing nuclear emergency at the Fukushima reactors in Japan is an ongoing threat to the health and safety of residents in an area already devastated by the losses of tens of thousands of people. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, people within five miles of the Fukushima plant are at risk of radiation sickness or death.
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