While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Thursday, January 6, 2011

January 6, 2011

A production of Worldcrunch

TURKISH PASSENGERS THWART HIJACKING ATTEMPT Passengers overpower masked man who tried to get to cockpit on a Turkish Air Norway-to-Istanbul flight. (BBC)

INDIA BUS CRASH KILLS 22 TOURISTS, INCLUDING 13 CHILDREN Sightseeing bus plunges into gorge at the foot of the Himalayas in northern India. (AP)

REQUEST FOR MORE UN TROOPS IN IVORY COAST United Nations peacekeeping chief Alain Le Roy will ask  Security Council for 2,000 additional troops for the West African country embroiled in post-election violence. (AfricaNews)

OBAMA READIES NEW INNER CIRCLE President likely to name William Daley as new chief of staff, and Gene Sperling as top economic advisor, in effort to bounce back after Democratic losses in midterm elections. (NYT)

EARLY PEEK AT BLACKBERRY’S RIVAL TO iPAD RIM, the company that makes Blackberry smartphones, set to unveil the “Playbook” tablet. No price yet announced. (GadgetHound/Yahoo)


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