While U Slept: Big 5 News Breaking Overnight. Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October 27, 2010

ARIZONA EXECUTES CONVICTED MURDERER AFTER SUPREME COURT LIFTS STAY Officials in Arizona execute convicted murder Jeffrey Landrigan, after the Supreme Court lifted a stay initially granted because of the state’s refusal to disclose how it obtained the drugs used to execute the convict. (Guardian)

TSUNAMI KILLS 154 IN INDONESIA, RESCUE FORCES ARRIVE Rescue teams arrive in Indonesia, where a ten-foot tsunami killed 154 people, and an active volcano simultaneously wreaked havoc. (AP/BostonHerald)

CHINA ALLOWS BANKS TO TRADE BONDS Chinese regulators say banks in the country will now be able to trade bonds on stock exchanges–a decision that may help China’s corporate bond market less dependent on bank lending. (Reuters)

U.N. ENVOY CONDEMNS ISRAELI SETTLER ATTACKS ON PALESTINIANS A senior U.N. official demands that Israel take action to combat the attacks of “settler extremists” on Palestinian olive trees in the West Bank. (Reuters)

Russia is pushing for a limit on the number of troops based in new NATO member states in Central Europe, a Russian newspaper reports. (AP)


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