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While U Slept: Big 5 Overnight News. Wednesday, September 13, 2010

October 13, 2010

8 CHILEAN WORKERS RESCUED FROM MINE Eight of 33 miners trapped underground for two months have been lifted to safety. (NYT)

FRENCH STRIKES BLOCK OIL DELIVERIES French strikers protesting President Sarkozy’s pension plan say they’ve blocked oil deliveries at most of the country’s oil refineries, thus threatening shortages at petrol pumps. (Reuters)

CHINESE EXPORTS CONTINUE TO SOAR Chinese officials say that the country’s exports surged in September, while its foreign exchange reserves similarly swelled. (NYT)

NORWAY URGES CHINA TO EASE RESTRICTIONS ON NOBEL PRIZE WINNER’S WIFE Norwegian leaders urge the Chinese government to ease travel restrictions placed on the wife of imprisoned Nobel Prize winner Liu Xiaobo. Norwegian diplomats have thus far been prohibited from visiting the woman. (AP)

AHMADINEJAD ARRIVES TO CHEERS IN LEBANON Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrives to cheers in Beirut, while others question the leader’s open support for Hezbollah. (BBC)

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