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While U Slept: Big 5 News Breaking Overnight. Monday September 20, 2010

September 20, 2010

HURRICANE IGOR HITS BERMUDA Packing winds of up to 75 mph, Hurricane Igor hits Bermuda, inciting widespread power outages and furious waves. (AP)

KARZAI SPOKESMAN SAYS IT’S TOO EARLY TO ASSESS AFGHAN ELECTION A spokesman for Afghan President Hamid Karzai says it’s too early to pass judgment on the quality of the country’s recent parliamentary elections, which were plagued by Taliban attacks and widespread reports of irregularities. (Reuters)

DOLLAR FALLS TO 5-WEEK LOW AGAINST EURO The dollar falls to a five week low against the euro currency, ahead of a report expected to show that confidence among US homebuilders is still low. (Bloomberg)

FACEBOOK SAYS IT’S NOT BUILDING A MOBILE PHONE Dispelling rumors that began swirling this weekend, a Facebook spokesman confirms that the social network has no plans to launch its own line of mobile phones. (PCWorld)

LIMBLESS MAN SWIMS ACROSS ENGLISH CHANNEL FASTER THAN EXPECTED
Frenchman Philippe Croizon becomes the first man with no arms or legs to swim across the English Channel, arriving a full 10 hours ahead of schedule. (DailyMail)

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