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While U Slept. Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July 13, 2010

MISSING IRANIAN NUCLEAR SCIENTIST FOUND IN WASHINGTON A nuclear scientist that Iran claimed to have been kidnapped by the US is reportedly at the Pakistani embassy in DC, seeking to return home to Iran. (LATimes)

UNEXPLODED SUICIDE VEST FOUND AFTER UGANDAN WORLD CUP BOMBINGS
An unexploded vest is found in Uganda, just days after a deadly blast killed at least 74 people after the World Cup final. (BBC)

SARKOZY’S LABOR MINISTER ANNOUNCES PLANS TO LEAVE PARTY POST Nicolas Sarkozy’s labor minister, Eric Woerth, announces plans to step down as Treasurer of his party, amid speculation that he received illegal funds from Lilliane Bettencourt. (NYT)

FREED CUBAN POLITICAL DISSIDENTS ARRIVE IN SPAIN
The first group of 52 freed political dissidents will arrive in Spain today. The dissidents are those remaining from  group of 75 who were jailed in 2003 because of their opposition to the Cuban regime. (CNN)

ITALIAN POLICE PULL OFF MAJOR ANTI-CRIME SWEEP
Italian police round up 300 people associated with the notorious ‘ndrangheta crime group, marking one of the largest criminal crackdowns in recent years. (AP)

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