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While U Slept: Big 5 Overnight News. Thursday, December 9, 2010

December 9, 2010

HACKER THREATENS MORE ATTACKS ON WIKILEAKS ENEMIES A hacker from an online collective called ‘Anonymous’ promises more cyberattacks on companies perceived to be anti-Wikileaks. “This campaign is not over from what I’ve seen,” he said. “It’s still going strong.” (NYT)

CHINESE DIPLOMAT VISITS NORTH KOREA, SHOWS SUPPORT FOR PYONGYANG
North Korean President Kim Jong-Il visits with a top Chinese diplomat, in a meeting designed to strengthen ties between the two countries. (WashingtonPost)

LOCKERBIE BOMBER IN A COMA Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, better known as the Lockerbie Bomber is in a coma, is on life support, and is not expected to survive much longer. The bomber was released to much controversy in 2009, allegedly because he was close to death. (Guardian)

ABBAS REFUSES TO HOLD FUTURE TALKS WITHOUT SETTLEMENT FREEZE Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he will not engage in future peace talks with Israel, unless a settlement freeze is implemented. (BusinessWeek)

ARETHA FRANKLIN FIGHTING CANCER Aretha Franklin has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, according to sources close to her family. (Guardian)

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