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While U Slept. Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Wednesday, July 7, 2010

July 7, 2010

MISSING FOUR-YEAR-OLD FOUND ALIVE AND WELL A four-year-old girl who went missing for more than 24 hours is found alive more than 70 miles from her Missouri home. (AP)

PROSECUTORS OPEN INVESTIGATION OF SARKOZY CAMPAIGN FINANCES
French prosecutors have begun investigating into President Nicolas Sarkozy’s campaign finances, on allegations that he received illegal donations. Sarkozy calls the campaign a “smear.” (BBC)

RUSSIAN PIANIST ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF PEDOPHILIA Russian pianist Mikhail Petnev is arrested in Thailand, on charges he raped a young boy. (Reuters/NYT)

JAPAN SAYS ANTI-WHALING ACTIVIST WILL NOT BE JAILED A Japanese court convicts an anti-whaling activist from New Zealand, but suspends his sentence, allowing him to avoid jail time. (NYT)

POLL SHOWS THAT MOST PALESTINIANS WANT PEACE A recent poll shows that more than two-thirds of Palestinians do not want a renewal of violence with Israelis. (JerusalemPost)

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