While U Slept: Big 5 News Breaking Overnight. Thursday, November 11, 2010

November 11, 2010

OBAMA PRESSES CHINA ON CURRENCY POLICY AT G20 President Obama urges his Chinese counterpart, Ju Hintao, to ease his country’s tight currency restrictions, in order to mitigate global trade imbalances. (BusinessWeek)

STUDENTS PROTEST TUITION HIKES IN LONDON At least 51 people are arrested in London, after students stormed the headquarters of Britain’s ruling party, in protest of a plan to raise tuition fees. (CNN)

IRAQ STRIKES TENTATIVE DEAL TO KEEP MALIKI IN POWER Officials in Iraq arrive at a tentative agreement to create a more unified and ethnically representative government, allowing Nuri Kamal al-Maliki to return for a second term as prime minister. (NYT)

300 FAMILIES FLEE TROUBLED MEXICAN BORDER TOWN IN THE WAKE OF DRUG VIOLENCE About 300 families flee the town of Cuidad Meir, following six days of drug warfare between local gangs. (Al-Jazeera)

Hollywood-based Italian film producer dies at the age of 91. (LaStampa, IT)

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