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While U Slept: Big 5 Overnight News. Thursday, October 21, 2010

October 21, 2010

TOYOTA TO RECALL 134,000 CARS IN CHINA DUE TO BRAKE PROBLEMS Toyota says it will recall 134,000 sedans in China, due to faulty brakes. (Reuters)

FRENCH STRIKERS HOLD FIRM Protesters continue to strike in France, where fuel supplies are running dangerously low. (NYT)

NPR TERMINATES JUAN WILLIAMS’ CONTRACT, OVER ISLAMOPHOBIC COMMENTS NPR announces the termination of political pundit Juan Williams’ comment, following Williams’ claim that he gets nervous whenever he sees Muslims board a plane. (NPR)

CHINA’S YUAN RISES SLIGHTY AGAINST DOLLAR China’s yuan currency rises against the weakened US dollar. (WSJ)

PETER JACKSON’S ‘HOBBIT’ FILM COULD BE FILMED IN BRITAIN
Peter Jackson’s next film, ‘The Hobbit,’ may be filmed in Britain, instead of Jackson’s native New Zealand. (Telegraph)

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