While U Slept. The Big 5 Overnight Stories. Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April 13, 2010

KYRGYZSTAN’S NEW RULERS SET DEADLINE FOR EXILED PRESIDENT If ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiyev does not turn himself in by end of Tuesday, Kyrgyzstan’s new rulers warned they will launch a special operation to detain him and force him to stand trial for deaths of more than 80 protesters last week. (Reuters)

AT LEAST NINE KILLED IN MILITANT ATTACK IN PHILIPPINES Attackers set off bombs, fire on people trying to flee in southern city. Authorities blame Abu Sayyaf Islamist rebels, who want independent Muslim state in Mindanao and Sulu islands.(BBC)

HU TO OBAMA: CHINA WILL NOT BE PRESSURED ON CURRENCY RATES Reports from Beijing that Chinese President Hu Jintao used Monday meeting in Washington to tell Obama that China will base yuan’s exchange rate on its own needs, not foreign pressure. Rare for Hu to be cited publicly about financial or monetary policy. (WSJ)

TWITTER SET TO LAUNCH ADS, LOOK FOR PROFITS ON PLATFORM Tuesday will see introduction of first “promoted tweets,” initially through search results and later in user feeds. Twitter handles 50 million tweets per day. (Ad Age)

NEW SIGNS OF ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE FROM CHINESE SHIP IN BARRIER REEF Oil has begun to wash ashore along the Great Barrier Reef off central Queensland. The Shen Neng 1 coal carrier has washed onto a pristine beach 10 days ago. (ABC Australia)


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