While U Slept: Big 5 News Breaking Overnight. Monday, September 27, 2010

September 27, 2010

CHAVEZ HOLDS ONTO MAJORITY, OPPOSITION MAKES GAINS President Hugo Chávez allies triumph in Venezuelan legislative elections, though opposition candidates secured enough seats to block some legislation and top federal appointments. (NYT)

CHINA KEEPS ONE-CHILD POLICY IN PLACE Thirty years after Beijing decreed one-child per family policy, the population-control measure is reconfirmed despite urgings to ease the restrictions as China work force ages. (CNN)

NATO LAUNCHES MAJOR AIRSTRIKES IN PAKISTAN Helicopters from eastern Afghanistan cross border for unusual major strikes against militant targets in response to attack on outpost. NATO gears up for major battle near Kandahar to drive out Taliban. (AP)

NORTH KOREAN MILITARY BACKS KIM’S THIRD SON FOR SUCCESSION Kim Jong-un, believed to be in his mid-20s, appears ever more likely to be chosen as North Korea’s next leader by his ailing father Kim Jong-il. South Korean newspaper reports military’s support ahead of a rare meeting of the ruling party. (Reuters)

U.S. TO PUSH FOR NEW POWERS TO WIRETAP THE INTERNET Federal law enforcement and national security officials say their ability to follow suspects is failing as people increasingly communicate online instead of by telephone. Privacy advocates expected to oppose new legislation. (NYT)

BONUS: SEGWAY OWNER DIES IN SEGWAY ACCIDENT Millionaire owner of the company Jimi Heselden dies after riding rugged country Segway off a cliff and into a river near his North Yorkshire estate. (DailyMail)

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