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While U Slept: Big 5 Overnight News. Monday, October 11, 2010

October 11, 2010
TWO AMERICANS, BRITISH-CYPRIOT WIN ECONOMICS NOBEL Americans Peter Diamond and Dale Mortensen and Christopher Pissarides, a British and Cypriot citizen, win Nobel economics prize “for their analysis of markets with search frictions.” (AP)

REPORTS: LIU DEDICATES NOBEL TO VICTIMS OF TIANANMEN SQUARE Jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo dedicates recent Nobel peace prize to those killed in 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protests, according to Norwegian press reports. Liu’s wife reportedly now under house arrest, while China snubs meeting with Norway. (Reuters)

GREEK POLICE OFFICER GUILTY IN SHOOTING THAT SET OFF 2008 ATHENS RIOTS Epaminondas Korkoneas, 38, convicted of murder in killing of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos, which set off weeks of violent protests in capital. (BBC)

SLUDGE RIVER RISK STILL HIGH IN HUNGARYEmergency dam being built to prevent a reservoir of toxic sludge from unleashing a second deadly flood of industrial waste. (MSNBC)

NY CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR IN ROW OVER ANTI-GAY COMMENTS New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino backtracking on “nothing to be proud of” and “dysfunctional” comments attributed to him. (CNN)

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