While U Slept. Big 5 Stories Breaking Now. Friday July 30, 2010

July 30, 2010

UN RECOMMENDS THAT ISRAEL END GAZA BLOCKADE The UN Human Rights Committee tells Israel that it must lift its military blockade of the Gaza Strip, and allow an independent mission to investigate the infamous flotilla raid. (Reuters)

FLOODS KILL OVER 300 IN PAKISTAN The death toll from floods ravaging Pakistan rises to 313, as heavy rains flooded villages and set off a series of landslides. (AP)

FRENCH MOTHER ‘RELIEVED’ AFTER ADMITTING TO INFANTICIDE The lawyer of a French woman who confessed to killing 8 of her own newborn babies says his client is “relieved” to have come forth. (AFP)

UN COMMAND HOLDS NEW ROUND OF TALKS WITH NORTH KOREA The UN Command, led by the US, holds a third round of talks with North Korean military officials, in an attempt to resolve the controversy surrounding the sinking of a South Korean warship. (Voice of America)

DISNEY SELLS MIRAMAX FOR $660 MILLION After a 6 month bidding process, Disney sells Miramax to an investor group for $660 million, foiling the Weinsteins’ efforts to regain control over the independent film label. (NYT)


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