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While U Slept. Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Thursday July 22, 2010

July 22, 2010

NORTH KOREA CRITICIZES US SANCTIONS A few days after the US announced a new round of economic sanctions against North Korea, Pyongyang declares the sanctions a “clear expression of intensified hostility.” (Al-Jazeera)

ISRAELI SOLDIERS KILL PALESTINIAN IN WEST BANK, SPARKING DISPUTE
Palestinian officials dispute the Israeli army’s justification for killing a civilian early Thursday morning. The army has yet to issue evidence that the man was armed. (NYT)

NYC FIRE KILLS 4, SERIOUSLY INJURES ONE An early morning, 3-alarm fire in Staten Island kills four and seriously injures one. The cause of the blaze is still unknown. (FOX)

INT’L COURT TO ISSUE VERDICT ON KOSOVO INDEPENDENCE
An international court will issue a verdict today, to decide if Kosovo’s 2008 declaration of independence from Serbia was legal. (CNN)

TYPHOON HITS SOUTHERN CHINA Typhoon Chanthu hits China’s Guangdong province, bringing rain that could only exacerbate the region’s already catastrophic flooding. (AP)

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