While U Slept: Big 5 News Breaking Overnight. Monday, December 13, 2010

December 13, 2010

SWORD-WIELDING MAN TAKES FRENCH KIDS HOSTAGE, RELEASES THEM A man carrying two swords walks into a French elementary school, takes French kids hostage, ultimately releases them. (CNN)

BERLUSCONI PANICS AHEAD OF NO CONFIDENCE VOTE Silvio Berlusconi urges lawmakers to support him, ahead of a vote that would threaten to oust him as Italian Prime Minister. (WashingtonPost)

SOUTH KOREAN FISHING SHIP SINKS OFF ANTARCTICA, FIVE DIE A fishing trawler goes down in freezing waters, killing 5. Meanwhile, 17 are listed as missing. (RTT)

Officials say Japan will turn its military focus toward China, and attempt to secure islands near its mainland neighbor. (FT)

PASTOR TERRY JONES SAYS HE’LL FIGHT UK BAN “Fiery” pastor Terry Jones says he’ll fight a ban that would prevent him from visiting the UK to speak to other right wing activists. (AFP)


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