While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Wednesday, November 10, 2010

November 10, 2010

ANOTHER ROUND OF ATTACKS ON IRAQI CHRISTIANS At least five people killed in Baghdad in series of attacks of predominantly Christian targets. Comes just days after more than 40 people died when Islamist militants seized a Catholic cathedral. (BBC)

MOMENTOUS OBAMA SPEECH IN JAKARTA ON DEMOCRACY AND RELIGION US President on poignant return to largest Muslim country, where he spent four years of his youth. Speech aimed at all the world’s Muslims focuses on development, democracy and religion. (NYT)

MORE ERUPTIONS IN INDONESIA. DEATH COUNT RISES, FLIGHTS CANCELLED Following the European travel disruptions from Icelandic volcano last spring, clouds of ash from Mount Merapi cancelled flights, and shortened President Obama’s visit. More than 150 have also been killed from the eruptions from one of the world’s most active volcanoes. (AP)

GM REPORTS BEST QUARTER IN SIX YEARS, SALES SHOOT UP IN CHINA US automaker reports it earned $1.96 billion in the quarter, and is now set to start selling shares to public again. Encouraging numbers from China, where for the first time GM sells more cars than in US. (Money)

SLOW GOING TO TUG MASSIVE CRUISE SHIP TO SAFETY IN SAN DIEGO Stuck off coast of Ensenada, Mexico with nearly 4,500 people onboard, the stranding of the “Splendor” has activated a US military response. (CNN)


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