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While U Slept: The Big 5 Overnight Stories. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010

February 20, 2010

UK Government Watchdog Calls for Torture Probe Pressure mounts to investigate British Intel agencies accused of role in torture of more than 20 terror suspects. (The Times)

Dutch Government Coalition Collapses over Afghan War Policy Labor party pulls out of ruling majority over request to extend stay of some of 2,000 Dutch troops in Afghanistan. Early elections expected. (FT)

Ukrainian Prime Minister Renounces Legal Challenge to Election Defeat In surprise move,Ā Reformist Yulia Tymoshenko withdraws her complaint against irregularities in her rival’s presidential election victory. (AFP)

Pakistani Jets Kill 30 Militants along Afghan Border Major US-led push against Taliban ups casualties on all sides, as both ground and air campaigns press on. (Reuters)

In Search of Revenue, California and Other States Look to Tax Amazon, Online Sales Lawmakers in cash-strapped California say $150 million in annual sales from digital retail giant should go to state coffers. (LATimes)

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