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While U Slept. Big 5 Overnight Stories. Thursday, May 27, 2010

May 27, 2010

SOUTH KOREA FLEXES MUSCLES WITH NAVY DRILLS. NORTH SAYS READY TO ATTACK Tensions heighten in the wake of the alleged torpedo sinking of South Korean war ship last month. US offers strong backing to South. (AP)

OBAMA TO SUSPEND OFFSHORE DRILLING IN ARCTIC Thursday’s announcement will block any new drilling through the year in both Arctic and Gulf of Mexico until the cause of the blast and leaking of rig in Gulf. Shell Oil had hoped to open exploration in Arctic. (NYT)

WASHINGTON DROPS “WAR ON TERROR” SLOGAN, CITES AL QAEDA AS ENEMY New document from Obama administration aims to refocus anti-terror strategy. (AFP

AL-BASHIR SWORN IN DESPITE WAR CRIMES WARRANT Sudanese president begins another term after election boycotted by major opposition parties. Omar l-Bashir rejects claims that he ordered mass murder, rape and torture in Darfur. (AFP)

STRING OF COPY-CAT SUICIDES CONTINUE IN CHINA A 23-year-old Foxconn Technology Group employee killed himself less than 12 hours after Chairman Terry Gou bowed in apology for at least nine similar deaths at the company’s factories in China. (Bloomberg)

BONUS (or not..): THE NEW AMERICAN IDOL Winner crowned as Cowell leaves. (NYDailyNews)

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