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While U Slept: Big 5 News Breaking Overnight. Friday, September 24, 2010

September 24, 2010

ISRAEL DANGLES COMPROMISE ON SETTLEMENTS Negotiators say Israel is ready to make an offer to curb  settlement growth in Palestinian territories, though it won’t accept “zero construction.” (AFP)

COALITION FORCES FREE AFGHAN JOURNALIST ACCUSED OF HELPING TALIBAN Release of Al-Jazeera cameraman Mohammad Nadir follows outcry from media workers and order from President Hamid Karzai to seek the quick release of Nadir and two others. (AP)

JAPAN WILL RELEASE CHINESE FISHING BOAT CAPTAIN AMIDST DIPLOMATIC ROW Tokyo had accused Zhan Qixiong of deliberately ramming two patrol vessels near disputed islands in the East China Sea.Arrest came after four Japanese men were detained in China on suspicion of illegally filming in a military area. (BBC)

VIRGINIA WOMAN EXECUTED, STATE’S FIRST FEMALE DEATH SENTENCE IN A CENTURY Teresa Lewis, 41, who masterminded the murder-for-hire deaths of her husband and stepson, dies by lethal injection despite outcry by death penalty opponents. (CNN)

EDDIE FISHER, FAMOUS SINGER AND SERIAL HUSBAND, IS DEAD One of the most popular singers of the 1950s, Fisher was even more famous for marriages to Hollywood starlets Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor and Connie Stevens. He died at 82 from complications during hip surgery. (LAT)

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