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While U Slept. The Big 5 Overnight Stories. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010.

February 24, 2010
Google Executives Convicted in Italy for Violent YouTube Video Court says privacy laws violated in video of autistic boy being bullied by classmates. Google, under increasing pressure across Europe, warns verdict could limit free expression on the Internet. (NYTimes)
Nigeria’s Ailing President Back Home After three months of heart treatment in Saudia Arabia, Umaru Yar’Adua returns to Africa’s most populous nation, left politically shaky by his absence. (AP)

Greeks Latest (and Ancient) Lament: Labor Strikes Schools shut, flights cancelled as widespread work shutdowns begin to protest austerity measures installed to respond to Greece’s imploding finances. (Reuters)

Report: Japan Offers to Enrich Uranium for Iran Japanese press report says US has backed arrangement to have Tokyo help Iran produce nuclear power for civilian purposes, as part of effort to steer Tehran away from atomic arms. Still no Iranian response. (AFP/Nikkei)

Jailed Cuban Dissident Dies After 83-Day Hunger Strike Orlando Zapata Tamayo, 42, stopped eating Dec. 3 to protest police beatings. The plumber and democracy activist had been arrested in 2003 at a political rally as part of a government crackdown on dissent. (El Nuevo Herald)

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