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While U Slept. The Big 5 Overnight Stories. Monday, March 29, 2010

March 29, 2010

TWO FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBERS STRIKE MOSCOW SUBWAYS, AT LEAST 35 DEAD Double suicide attack, 45 minutes apart, in heart of morning rush hour, leaves 35 dead and 38 wounded. Russian authorities say Caucasus rebels believed to be responsible. (AP)

CONVICTIONS, STIFF SENTENCES IN RIO TINTO BRIBERY CASE Shanghai court sentences Stern Hu, the Australian executive for Rio Tinto’s China iron ore unit, to 10 years jail time for bribery and infringing on commercial secrets. Other colleagues get between 7 and 14 years. Australia says ties with China won’t be affected.  (Bloomberg)

AUNG SAN SUU KYI’S OPPOSITION PARTY WON’T PARTICIPATE IN MYANMAR VOTENobel laureate’s party announces it won’t register for this year’s election, saying it won’t bring real power to politicians in military regime. (Reuters)

RESCUE WORKERS TRY TO FREE 153 TRAPPED IN CHINESE COAL MINE Floods trap 153 in the Wangjialing coal mine in China’s Shanxi Province, some 100 rescued. (AP)

TURKISH PRIME MINISTER: ‘THERE CAN BE NO TALK OF GENOCIDE’ Erdogan won’t budge on question of slaughter of Armenians, which has caused rift with Washington and others in the West. (Spiegel)

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