While U Slept. Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Friday, June 11, 2010.

June 11, 2010

16-YEAR-OLD TEENAGE SAILOR FOUND IN INDIAN OCEAN 16-year-old Abby Sunderland, who was attempting to sail the world solo, is found in the Indian Ocean after going missing for 20 hours. (BBC)

NELSON MANDELA TO SKIP WORLD CUP OPENER AFTER DEATH OF GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER Nelson Mandela will reportedly skip the opening match of the World Cup in South Africa, after his 13-year-old daughter was killed in a car accident in Johannesburg. (NYT)

AHMADINEJAD HAS STRONG WORDS FOR ISRAEL Speaking at the World Expo in Shanghai, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says that Israel is “doomed” following the country’s attack on a flotilla carrying aid to the Gaza Strip. Ahmadinejad also had more harsh words for President Barack Obama and the UN, who have recently issued a new round of sanctions against Tehran. (AFP)

REKINDLED UNREST IN KYRGYZSTAN RESULTS IN 17 DEAD 17 people are dead and at least 253 injured following a new wave of ethnic clashes in southern Kyrgyzstan, raising new US concerns about a country seen as pivotal in the ongoing war in Afghanistan. (WSJ)

POPE PROMISES PRIEST SEX ABUSE SCANDAL WON’T HAPPEN AGAIN Pope Benedict XVI says he “will do everything possible” to make sure similar sex abuse scandals “will never again.” The Pope’s comments come during a Vatican address to thousands of priests, who had congregated to celebrate the “Year of the Priest.” (CNN)


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