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While U Slept: Big 5 Overnight News. Friday, December 10, 2010

December 10, 2010

CHINESE DISSIDENT LIU XIAOBO HONORED BY NOBEL COMMITTEE Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo is honored in Oslo by  the Nobel Prize committee, even though he’s still jailed in China. (WashingtonPost)

IRAN SAYS IT WON’T FREE WOMAN CONDEMNED TO STONING Iran denies rumors that it will free a woman condemned to death by stoning. (NYT)

RUSSIA WILL NOT RENEW KYOTO PROTOCOL At the climate change meetings in Cancun, Russia says it will not renew the Kyoto treaty. (Guardian)

GAY RIGHTS GROUPS PLAN RALLY TO PROTEST DADT Gay rights groups plan to stage a protest in Washington today, after the Senate voted against even considering a bill that would have repealed the military’s ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ policy. (CNN)

PRO-WIKILEAKS ATTACKS START TO DIMINISH Following attacks on Visa.com and Mastercard.com, the online collective known as ‘Anonymous’ is reportedly considering new tactics. (BBC)

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