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While U Slept. Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Tuesday, July 20, 2010

July 20, 2010

CAMERON AGREES TO FACE LOCKERBIE-BP QUESTIONS On maiden US visit, new British Prime Minister agrees to meet four US senators who have been calling for an inquiry into how BP lobbied the British government for a prisoner transfer agreement ahead of the release of the Lockerbie bomber. (Guardian)

KARZAI CALLS FOR AFGHAN CONTROL OF OWN SECURITY BY 2014 Afghan leader opens international conference with call for security hand over. NATO secretary-general says no withdraw until Afghan security forces were able to provide their own security. (Al Jazeera)

PRIEST CONVICTED IN GERMANY ON SEX ABUSE A court in southern Germany has convicted a Roman Catholic priest of fondling three underage girls and handed him a suspended sentence of 10 months. (AP)

THREE GORGES DAM MEETING TESTS Massive project on China’s longest river, the Yangtze, is standing up to its biggest flood control test since completion last year, officials say. (BBC article/video)

CHINA OFFICIAL: GOOGLE ACCEPTS CENSORSHIP LAWS Government’s first public comment on Google’s return notes that search giant’s licence to operate in the country was restored after it agreed to respect Chinese censorship laws. (AFP)

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