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While U Slept: Big 5 News Breaking Overnight. Friday, October 1, 2010

October 1, 2010

SOUTH AMERICAN LEADERS CONDEMN ECUADOR KIDNAPPING, COUP A group of presidents and top politicians in South America issue a collective statement, pledging their support for Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa, following an attempted coup and kidnapping heist. (CNN)

NATO CAPTURES LEADERS OF AFGHAN INSURGENCY
NATO officials in Afghanistan say they’ve detained two insurgent leaders in the country, adding that 430 militants have been captured in the past month. (AP)

NORTH, SOUTH KOREA REACH AGREEMENT ON REUNITING FAMILIES The two Koreas agree to begin reuniting families separated for over 60 years, in a move that many believe could help ease political tensions in the region. (AFP)

JAPAN WORRIED ABOUT CHINA’S MILITARY MIGHT Speaking to members of the Japanese parliament, Japan’s prime minister Naoto Kan expresses lingering concerns over China’s surging military build-up, at a time when tensions between the two countries area already high. (BBC)

RYDER CUP GETS UNDERWAY, PROMPTLY GETS DELAYED Ryder Cup play has been suspended due to rain in Wales, with the Europeans leading the Americans in three of the four morning matches. (LATimes)

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