While U Slept: Big 5 Overnight News. Monday, October 25, 2010

October 25, 2010

KARZAI SAYS HE RECEIVES MONEY FROM IRAN Afghan President Hamid Karzai reveals that his office receives between $700,000 and $975,000 per year from Iran, adding that the US is well aware of Iran’s assistance. (AP/WashingtonPost)

HURRICANE RICHARD DOWNGRADED TO TROPICAL STORM Hurricane Richard is downgraded to a tropical storm, but continues to batter at least four Latin American countries with high winds and heavy rain. (CNN)

FRANCE’S STRIKES COST $560 MILLION EACH DAY French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde says her country’s strikes have cost the government $560 million per day. The country’s controversial pension plan is expected to win final approval this week. (AP/WashingtonPost)

HIJACKED GERMAN SHIP HEADS TOWARD SOMALI COAST A German freight ship hijacked off the coast of Kenya is now making its way toward the Somali coast, according to the European Union’s anti-piracy force. (Xinhua)

DEATH OF US SWIMMER SPARKS CONTROVERSY One day after swimmer Fran Crippen died in a 6.2-mile race in Dubai, the race’s winner claims that the water and air temperatures were far too high to swim in. (AP/NYPost)


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