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Need to Know News: Libya calls for cease-fire, more concern in Japan, and a BIG moon
March 18th, 2011
10:13 AM ET

Need to Know News: Libya calls for cease-fire, more concern in Japan, and a BIG moon

Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" will put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.

For March 18, 2011 – U.N. imposes a no-fly zone on Libya, The crisis at the Japanese nuclear plant gets worse, Morehead State continues to 'dance'

• Libya calls for cease-fire amid foreign military moves: "Libya called for a cease-fire and a halt to military action on Friday, hours after the U.N. Security Council authorized the use of force to protect besieged civilians in Libya. Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa, speaking to reporters Friday in Tripoli, said that in light of its membership in the United Nations, the country is 'obliged to accept the Security Council resolution that permits the use of force to protect the civilian population.'"

• Japan raises threat level at nuclear plant: "Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency raised the level for the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant Friday from a 4 to 5 - putting it on par with the 1979 incident at Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island."

• Japan's death toll climbs to nearly 7,000: "Japan documented more deaths Friday as Prime Minister Naoto Kan sought to reassure a nation reeling from disaster, saying that he is committed to taking firm control of a "grave" situation."

• Weekend full moon the biggest in about 20 years: "Saturday's full moon will be a super "perigee moon" - the biggest in almost 20 years. This celestial event is far rarer than the famed blue moon, which happens once about every two-and-a-half years. "The last full moon so big and close to Earth occurred in March of 1993," said Geoff Chester with the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington. 'I'd say it's worth a look.'" Snap a great photo this weekend? Submit it to ireport.

A star emerges and more NCAA notes: "The country met Demonte Harper on Thursday. For the past three seasons — the entire time Morehead State has been on the map in college basketball — the Eagles have been synonymous with one name: Kenneth Faried. They were essentially Faried State ... But when it came time for Morehead’s Shining Moment, what should go down as the greatest play in the history of that institution and its 6,000-person town in Kentucky’s Daniel Boone Forest, the 13th-seeded Eagles had to depend on Harper, their senior point guard. And he delivered the three that knocked No. 4 Louisville out of the dance."

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  1. able tuno

    You should have asked the tough question, that why did he send mecenaries to help out in Libia. Or why Sharon was poisoned. Better yet you should get INFORMED by the real news in occupied Palestine through a great Jewish person Phil Weiss, of Mondoweiss, very educated & informative.

    March 18, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Dr Mark L Zivot

    I was disappointed in Piers Morgan's interview with Netanyahu primarily because several times he did not give Mr Netanyahu time to answer his questions before he asked another one. I was very impressed with Mr Netanyahu's presence, patience and concentration during the interview which in my personal opinion allowed Mr Morgan to proceed with his agenda. I also felt that he was trying to create an impression that Mr Netanyahu would be a failure as the Israeli Prime Minister if he did not achieve peace with the Palestinians. I was looking forward to hearing what Mr Netanyahu was thinking on several of the matters rather than what Mr Morgan wanted him to think.
    Not the best performance for an excellent journalist whom I regularly watch.

    March 18, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Erika

    I'm trying to find a tactful way of saying what I want to say, because I generally don't like to be critical unless I can think up a better alternative. But I'm really not digging that guy from the NYT who's been brought on as the 'nuclear expert'. It just sounds like he's reporting stuff he's picked up on the internet that the rest of us have already read, rather than having any additional insight or knowledge to report.

    In his defense though, with so little information known about what's happening at the reactors, and with there being such a small body of knowledge in existence for how to deal with a nuclear crisis, even the people in charge seem to be having to rely on trial and error to problem solve.

    I wish I could think up a better alternative ...

    March 18, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. ilene kaplan

    I was incredibly upset over the interview with Mr. Netanyahu. Mr. Morgan interrupted him so many times, rarely gave him a chance to finish his answers, did not hear a word the Primie Minister said and implied that it is up to Israel to give in to all of the demands made by the world. What a horrible interviewer. No wonder I never listen to CNN.

    March 18, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • David

      You are spot on. It was the first time i saw Mr. Morgan give an interview and it was very dissapointing. Mr. Morgan should have handed Mr Netanyahu the questions so Mr. Morgan could have touted even more of his views. It was borderline disrespectful.

      March 18, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Rob

    I believe the moon is this close and full every 2 or 3 years not 20.

    March 18, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Margie

      It's the blue moon that occurs every two-three years. The full, close moon that's coming up is the perigee moon.

      March 19, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. HelenHull102951

    And as for Lybia, put a smart bomb in his hooka or pipe. I mean Gadafi's!! The dude is smoke'in some good sh-t..

    March 19, 2011 at 7:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Amber Marie

    The moon is coming right for us! *jumps out window*

    March 19, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. HelenHull102951

    I'm trying to watch the reporting coming in from Tripoli, but the CNN newscasters won't keep their pie-holes shut long enough so that the viewer's can hear and the see anything including the reporters on the ground. The state-side staffers need to "SHUT THEIR MOUTHS" so we can watch the action!!! 3/19/11.

    March 19, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Rose du Toit

    Libya – not pleasant to watch, but why does America, UK & the rest feel they need to get involved.THREE LETTERS – OIL. History repeats itself again. Big brother will send their young men & woman to slaughter again. UK sold arms weeks before, earlier media reports said they had no money for social necessities, but quickly found money for bombs. How do you sell you people this nonsense? America relies again on their terrible intelligence from Bengaz your own CIA as per media reports?. Now you wonder why the Arab world distrusts you people. I am Christian South African, and I wonder seriously what your real intention could be. Obama – you are no better than your predecessor.

    March 21, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. HelenHull102951

    As for the Lybian gov-military I say they can't be trusted,no more than you can trust the word of our gov. This whole thing in all the middle-east is about "OIL" and you have to know it!!! Our gov is killing our men,women,boys and gifls all for OIL, it's a sad,sad time in the US and the world..

    March 21, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Charlie Pedersen

    Obama's strategy is clear..require the EU and Arab League to take ownership of the problem. Libya's exports of sweet low (extraction) cost crude oil: Ireland 23% (of oil imports),Italy 22, Austria 22, Switzerland 18, France 16, Greece 14, Spain 12, Britain, Germany 8, China 7, USA 2. Kadhafi is a pain to Arab league who want their kindoms etc. to maintain a low profile..Once committed however, the only way out is his military ousts him, someone invades, or Kadahafi's killed. So regardless of disclaimers or qualifications, once you comitt to military action, it is what it is. So those with the largest financial stake, including the Arab league should lead. Is this about oil or democracy.

    March 21, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. revisider

    look there ! , what's happend ? were those enough stricks to eliminate Gadafi brutal machine ? oh, come on ?
    You start talking bussiness , ( Americans as usual !! ) as if it's picnic expensses.
    Wasn't it a humanitarian mission & it tasks to save Libyan civilians and to kick out the dictator ? , where are your patience and steadiness, Americans ? .
    We ( Libyans) are positive , you didn't kill civilians & sure about precise aims you attacked , so why are you back-lagged , slow , infirm & passive regarding your targets ?
    Now in the very moment ,
    1)- Gadafi mafiosi gangs & mercenaries are missilling & bombarding Musrata & Zentan civilians turning who alive , dead.
    2)- People of Jedabia are nearly becoming ashs by Gadafi atrocities.
    so , please,
    Intensify your attacks and let they more aggressive and accurate on aims ( Gadafi's strongholds – Bab al azezzia & Khamees' bregad in Km27 west to Tripoli for example, should I tell you so ??!! ).
    Thank you Mr. prisident , talk to congress , persuade them & you could Obama ; tell them "this war is the righteous one in the world through the ages ".
    Don't think about expenses Congress ( not think it over long ) it is a war to save innocent souls like yours you share humanity with them , it is simple like that and no more.
    Sorry , ( I forgot ) regarding costs of this war is gonna payed gratefully by free , good & proud of you Americans from one ( just one ) oil well.
    Mr. prisident , you are brave ( and only now ) go on , you are clear & right , and I promise you anather term ; cos all the conscious world and sympathized Americans withe you – your immage now is clean .
    Please , hit Gadafi mercilessly an' agressively ( & SOS ) .
    Please CNN , stope saying – Civil war in Libya – Cos, absolutely it isn't .
    It is – exactly – a war raged against weak , oppressed , patient & freedom-seeking Libyans from cruel-hearted , unhumane and 42 year bloody ( schizophrenic ) dictator.
    Stop saying CIVIAL WAR , I rather prefer to use ALIAN INVASION instead !!! , what's going on ? , Libyans start losing faith in you , for God sake !!!!!!.

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