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UN Nuclear Experts to Inspect Fragile Fukushima Plant

A UN nuclear watchdog team is reviewing the cleanup process at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, where leaks and power cuts have eroded public confidence in the process.

Juan Carlos Lentijo, leader of the 12-member IAEA mission, met Monday with officials from the Japanese government and operator Tokyo Electric Power Company in Tokyo ahead of their on-site inspection of the plant, set to last from Wednesday through Friday.

Officials said the team will look into TEPCO's measures to solve leaks and blackouts that have caused cooling system failures.

After the inspection, the team will compile an independent assessment and give advice on how to proceed.

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An Iraqi Christian man from Mosul, who fled with his family from violence in their country, reads a book at the Latin Patriarchate Church in Amman, Jordan, Aug. 21, 2014.

Conflicts Engulf Christians in the Middle East

Research finds an increase in faith-based hostilities, and Christians are facing persecution in a growing number of countries in the region More