While U Slept. Big 5 Overnight Stories. Monday, May 31, 2010

May 31, 2010

AT LEAST 10 KILLED AFTER ISRAELI COMMANDOS STORM AID SHIPS Widespread global condemnation of Israel after troops board convoy of Gaza-bound aid ships filled with activists, open fire. Israel says soldiers responded to attacks with clubs and knives. (BBC article/video)

URIBE HEIR LEADS COLOMBIA PRESIDENTIAL VOTE, BUT HEADED TO RUNOFF Veteran defense minister Juan Manuel Santos falls just shy of winning simple majority, expected to face former Bogota Mayor Antanas Mockus, an eccentric underdog, in runoff. (LATimes)

FISHERMAN FILES RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST BP Petition by hospitalized Gulf of Mexico shrimper asks oil company to give cleanup workers masks, and not harass those who speak out, as pressure growing both on company and Obama administration (CNN)

PAKISTANI COURT ORDERS FACEBOOK BAN LIFTED Move comes two weeks after social network cite was shut down over alleged blasphemous caricatures of the prophet Mohammed. (Al Jazeera)

AFGHANISTAN SUSPENDS 2 CHRISTIAN AID GROUPS FOR PROSELYTIZING Investigation opens to whether US and Norwegian groups were trying to convert Muslims. (AP)


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