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While U Slept. The Big 5 Overnight Stories. Monday, March 8, 2010

March 8, 2010

EARTHQUAKE KILLS AT LEAST 57 IN TURKEY After Haiti and Chile, another deadly quake strikes overnight, with villagers in Eastern Turkey buried under remains of mud-brick houses. (AFP)

Muslim-Christian Violence Leaves Hundreds Dead in Nigeria Latest outbreak of shootings and machete revenge attacks by Muslims near central city of Jos comes amid uncertainty about political leadership. More than 200 dead, including women and children. (Al Jazeera video)

Pakistan Denies Capture of Prominent American al Qaeda Spokesman Confusion over identity prompted widespread Sunday reports of arrest of Adam Gadahn, a prominent California-born convert to Islam with close ties to Qaeda leadership. Pakistani agents now say they nabbed another American, though his identity has not been released. (Reuters)

Iraqi Pols Jockey for Position After Voters Defy Terror Attacks in 2nd National Elections Turnout as high as 60 percent, despite a wave of suicide attacks ahead of polling. No single coalition is expected to win an outright majority in parliament, with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s State of Law coalition declaring its readiness to negotiate power sharing. (AP)

Oscar Results & Recap as Hurt Locker Takes Top Prizes Post-show reaction from Bigelow, Bullock, Bridges and other winners in revamped and history-making Academy Awards. (ET multimedia)

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