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While U Slept. Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Wednesday July 28, 2010

July 28, 2010

AUTHORITIES RECOVER 45 BODIES FROM PAKISTAN CRASH Pakistani officials say they’ve recovered 45 bodies from the site of Wednesday’s plane crash. Causes of the crash, however, are still undetermined. 152 passengers were on board. (AP)

ATTORNEY GENERAL PROMISES PROBE INTO WIKILEAKS SOURCE Speaking from Cairo, US Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department and the Pentagon are working together to determine the source who provided confidential documents on Afghanistan to Wikileaks. Holder adds that criminal charges might be filed. (AP)

CATALONIA BANS BULLFIGHTING
Legislators in Catalonia’s regional assembly decide to ban bullfighting in the Spanish region, making it the first on the Spanish mainland to do so. (LATimes)

INTERNATIONAL LEADERS CALL FOR DIRECT MIDEAST TALKS
International pressure mounts for direct Middle East peace talks, before a scheduled meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo on Thursday. (AFP)

KIM JONG-IL DECLARES ‘VICTORY’ IN KOREAN WAR While attending a concert celebrating the 57th anniversary of the Korean War armistice, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il hails his country’s “shining victory” in the three-year conflict. (AFP)

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