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While U Slept: Big 5 News Breaking Overnight. Thursday, November 18, 2010

November 18, 2010

SWEDISH COURT ORDER TO DETAIN WIKILEAKS FOUNDER Country’s chief prosecutor seeks Julian Assange for questioning in a rape case. The court order could mean an imminent international arrest warrant for the Australian founder of controversial website, whose whereabouts were not immediately clear. (Guardian)

FIRST HUMAN CASE OF BIRD FLU IN SEVEN YEARS, IN HONG KONG Health officials urge public to take precautions after a 59-year-old woman was hospitalized in serious condition with bird flu diagnosis after a trip to mainland China. (CNN)

AUNG SAN SUU KYI: MY RELEASE DOESN’T MEAN REGIME HAS EASED Leader of democracy movement in Burma (Myanmar) says generals show no signs of ceding their decades-long rule of the Southeast Asian nation. (AP)

IRELAND TO GET “TENS OF BILLIONS” IN LOANS TO EASE CRISIS Negotiations to defuse the latest European debt crisis will likely lead to Ireland receiving major loans from its European Union counterparts. (WSJ)

TWO OFFICIALS BANNED IN WORLD CUP BID SCANDAL Two members of soccer’s governing body FIFA face bans from football activity over charges they asked for money in exchange for World Cup votes. (BBC)

 

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