While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January 4, 2011

A production of Worldcrunch

GUNMEN KILL GOVERNOR OF PAKISTAN’S PUNJAB PROVINCE Shooting of top party figure takes place at popular market in Islamabad. Developing…(Reuters)

IRAN CONFIRMS INVITATIONS TO NUKE SITES Tehran government confirms invitations to world powers and its allies in the Arab and developing world to tour its nuclear sites. Still not clear if US and other Western countries will actually be welcomed. (AP)

SUDANESE PRESIDENT SAYS HE WOULD ACCEPT SOUTH’S SECESSION Omar al-Bashir tours southern city of Juba, five days before voters in the region decide whether to break away from the rest of the east African nation. (CNN)

REPORT: OBAMA EYES WILLIAM DALEY AS CHIEF OF STAFF Former commerce secretary and a senior JPMorgan Chase executive, Daley is brother of outgoing Chicago mayor. (NYT)

FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE SPREADS IN SOUTH KOREA Livestock disease spreading through South Korea’s central region despite nationwide quarantine efforts. (Yonhap)

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