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While U Slept. The Big Overnight Stories. Monday, April 12, 2010

April 12, 2010

KYRGYZSTAN PRESIDENT EMERGES DEFIANT IN SOUTHERN STRONGHOLD Five days after fleeing the capital, Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev makes first public appearance, rallying supporters in his hometown and warning of more bloodshed. (Reuters)

US TROOPS FIRE ON AFGHAN BUS, AT LEAST FIVE CIVILIANS DEAD American troops fired on a passenger bus near the southern city of Kandahar, killing as many as five civilians and wounding 18. Local leaders enraged ahead of expected battle this summer by US-led troops to retake region from Taliban. (NYTimes)

LANDSLIDE DERAILS TRAIN IN ITALY, AT LEAST SEVEN DEAD Accident near the city of Merano, 185 miles north of Venice. More than 20 injured. (AP)

LEADING MOSCOW JUDGE GUNNED DOWN AFTER NEO-NAZI VERDICTS Eduard Chuvashov was leaving for work when he was shot to death by an unknown gunman. He had presided over cases involving nationalist organisations, Neo-Nazis and corrupt political leaders. (BBC video/article)

MONDAY MARKETS HAPPY WITH GREEK BAILOUT Stocks in Athens and across Europe were rising following weekend agreement of the single currency-zone’s expected aid package for Greece. Agreement reached Sunday calls for euro-zone nations to provide up to €30 billion for Greece in the first year. (WSJ)

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