While U Slept. The Big 5 Overnight Stories. Saturday, March 6, 2010

March 6, 2010

Car Bomb Kills Iranian Worshipers Ahead of Iraqi Elections Latest in a string of bombings leaves four Iranian pilgrims dead near Iraq’s holiest Shi’ite shrine, as tension build before key national elections Sunday.(Reuters)

Turkish Prime Minister Slams U.S. Genocide Vote as “Parody” Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says relations at risk after US Congress committee refers to Ottoman-era massacres of Armenians as genocide. (AFP)

Somali Leadership Set for Major Offensive With U.S. Help Somalia government aims to take back full control of Mogadishu from rebel forces. U.S. concerned that ongoing anarchy has made the African capital a terrorist haven.(NYTimes)

Sarkozy Offers Full Backing for Greek Bailout French President warns that the euro would be it risk if Athens goes belly up, even as Germany still hesitates to commit cash to rescue plan. (Reuters)

Precious’ is Big Winner at pre-Oscar Awards Intimate urban drama notches best film, director and actress prizes at the Film Independent Spirit Awards ahead of Sunday night’s Academy Awards. (LATimes)



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