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While U Slept: Big 5 News Breaking Overnight. Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October 6, 2010

BRITISH DIPLOMATS TARGETED IN YEMEN ROCKET ATTACK A rocket-propelled grenade is fired at diplomatic motorcade in capital of Sanaa, injuring three people including British staff member. (Al Jazeera)

NATO SUPPLY TRUCKS SET ABLAZE AGAIN IN PAKISTAN Gunmen set fire to 20 trucks carrying supplies to NATO troops in Afghanistan, the latest in a series of assaults in response to incursions into Pakistan by NATO helicopters from Afghanistan. (Reuters)

KARZAI IN TALKS WITH SENIOR TALIBAN LEADERS Afghan President reportedly negotiating secretly with Taliban member  authorized to speak for rebel group and its leader Mohammad Omar. (WashPost)

AMERICAN AND TWO JAPANESE WIN CHEMISTRY NOBEL Trio developed a sophisticated chemical method that has allowed scientists to make advanced pharmaceuticals and better electronics. (AP)

BOSTON RED SOX OWNER TO BUY LIVERPOOL SOCCER CLUB Storied but debt-ridden team from England’s Premier League will become property of New England Sports Ventures. (Guardian live blog)

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