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While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Wednesday, December 15, 2010

December 15, 2010

BOAT CRASH KILLS 27 ASYLUM SEEKERS IN AUSTRALIA A boat carrying asylum seekers crashes against rocks in Australia, killing 27 passengers. (AP)

CHINESE PREMIER ARRIVES IN INDIA TO BUILD FRIENDSHIP Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrives in New Delhi to begin a mission he says will build trust between the two Asian powers. (AP)

SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS 38 AT IRAN MOSQUE
Two suicide bombers blow themselves up at a mosque in Iran, killing 38. (MSNBC)

ENVOY WANTS ‘SUBSTANTIVE’ MIDEAST PEACE TALKS
US envoy George Mitchell says he’ll pursue “substantive” peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, in an attempt to rescue negotiations. (AFP)

VERDICT FOR RUSSIA OIL MOGUL DELAYED
The verdict in a human rights case filed against Russian oil tycoon Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky is delayed. (NYT)

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