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While U Slept. Big 5 Overnight Stories. Wednesday, May 26, 2010

May 26, 2010

CLINTON VOWS SUPPORT FOR SOUTH KOREA US Secretary of State in Seoul says Washington will support the South Korean government’s push at UN to punish North Korea for sinking of warship last month. Says China understands “seriousness” of situation. (NYT)

JAMAICAN VIOLENCE CALMS OVERNIGHT, SEARCH FOR DRUG LORD CONTINUES At least 30 dead, including many bystanders, after army assault in search of Christopher “Dudus” Coke, who is wanted on drug and gun charges in the US. (Guardian)

BP AT PIVOTAL MOMENT TO TRY TO STEM LEAK As criticism mounts, BP says it will try “top kill” maneuver has never been attempted before under water. If it works, it could slow Gulf spill. (CNN article/video)

IRAN PRESIDENT URGES US AND RUSSIA TO ACCEPT NUKE DEAL Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warns that nuclear fuel deal proposed with Brazil and Turkey  would be the last “opportunity” to resolve the atomic standoff. (AFP)

NY ACTIVIST GRANTED PAROLE AFTER 15 YEARS IN PERU PRISONS Lori Berenson, 40, was convicted of aiding leftist rebels. New Yorker, who gave birth last year, must stay in Peru until 2015. (AP)

BONUS: GOOGLE SPREADING INFLUENCE IN WASHINGTON Internet giant aims to invent “viral lobbying”. (WashPost)

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