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While U Slept. Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Friday July 16, 2010

July 16, 2010

EARTHQUAKE JOLTS DC Washington, DC is struck by the area’s largest earthquake ever recorded. The quake was reportedly large enough to wake up citizens, but did not cause any collateral damage. (MSNBC)

IRANIAN SCIENTIST WAS CIA INFORMANT FOR YEARS
The recently freed Iranian scientist is now revealed to have served as a CIA informant for several years, according to a new New York Times report. (AFP/NYT)

SECOND RAOUL MOAT FACEBOOK PAGE CREATED, DEFYING CAMERON Just hours after being taken down due to Prime Minister David Cameron’s criticism, a second Facebook page memorializing the death of Raoul Moat is created. Moat recently died while evading police after shooting three people, one fatally. (BBC)

KENYAN POLICE ARREST SUSPECT IN WORLD CUP BOMBING Kenyan police arrest a man at the Kenya-Somalia border, on suspicion of being connected with the recent post-World Cup bombings in Uganda. (AP)

TYPHOON INCHES CLOSER TO CHINESE COAST Chinese officials brace themselves for the arrival of a major typhoon. Experts expect that the storm will bring heavy rains and flooding to a region where 135 people have already died because of flooding earlier this month. (CNN)

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