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While U Slept. Big 5 Overnight Stories. Friday, May 28, 2010

May 28, 2010

GUNMEN STORM TWO MOSQUES IN PAKISTAN, TAKE HOSTAGES Bloody shootout, hostages taken in Lahore. Reports of at least 16 dead. Developing. (NYT)

AT LEAST 65 DEAD IN TRAIN COLLISION IN INDIA, BLAMED ON MAOIST SABOTAGE At least 200 injured in crash in eastern India on the Calcutta-Mumbai passenger train where section of track had been removed. (BBC article/video).

CHINESE PREMIER: WE WON’T PROTECT SINKERS OF SOUTH KOREA SHIP On trip to South Korea, the reported remarks of Premier Wen Jiabao did not name North Korea, which South Korea blames for the March torpedo sinking of one its warships. (AFP)

OIL RIG SPILL HAS OBAMA ON DEFENSIVE AS HE RETURNS TO GULF The US President insists he’s in control ahead of Friday trip to the region facing major environmental and economic consequences from BP spill in Gulf. (WashPost)

IPAD ARRIVES IN THE REST OF THE WORLD Japanese go bonkers, Brits line up for Apple’s new tablet. (TechCrunch)

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