While U Slept. The Big 5 Overnight Stories. Wednesday, September 15, 2010

September 15, 2010

TEA PARTY SURGES, REPUBLICANS SPLINTER Christine O’Donnell nets surprise victory in Delaware Senate GOP primary. But is continued success of insurgent challengers a sign of new Republican party energy or a fatal schism? (Politico)

REPORT: PEDOPHILE PRIESTS IN UK REMAINED IN CLERGY Ahead of Pope Benedict XVI’s arrival in Britain, a TV network probe finds that more than half of the Catholic clergy jailed for sex abuse in England and Wales remain in the priesthood. (Channel 4/Guardian)

MITCHELL SAYS MIDEAST TALKS “MOVING IN RIGHT DIRECTION” Special US envoy George Mitchell keeps talks from breaking up, even if no visible progress has yet been made, as negotiations relocate to Jerusalem. (BBC)

SEVEN KILLED IN FALLUJAH RAID, REMINDER THAT U.S. FORCES STILL FIGHTING Joint raid in the former insurgent stronghold highlights the ongoing fighting role of American forces in Iraq despite the official end of combat operations. (AP)

AL QAEDA’S NO. 2 IN NEW AUDIO TAPE Ayman al-Zawahri calls on Pakistanis to revolt against government for responding too slowly to flooding. The 44-minute recording comes four days after anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States. (Reuters)

BONUS: JAPAN SELLS YEN, HOPING TO STEM CURRENCY RISE Tokyo sells currency on market for the first time in six years to try to weaken yen in order to help exporters and boost recovery. (Bloomberg)


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