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While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Friday, January 7, 2011

January 7, 2011

A production of Worldcrunch

REPORT: TERROR THREAT RAISED IN UK Transport police are being told to cancel days off, with heavy security presence expected across London.  Authorities preparing for response to a potential Mumbai-style attack on the capital. (SkyNews)

SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS 17 IN AFGHAN BATH HOUSE ATTACK Victims had gathered to wash up before Friday prayers. The Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack they said targeted the deputy of an influential border patrol commander. (AP)

EIGHT KILLED IN HONDURAS BUS ATTACK Gunmen open fire on a private bus in Honduras carrying a family. (CNN)

FACEBOOK PROFITS GROW FASTER THAN EXPECTED World’s top Internet social network earned $355 million in net income in the first nine months of 2010 on revenue of $1.2 billion. Company likely attract so many investors this year that it will have to disclose financial data similar to a publicly traded company by April 2012, according to a document distributed by Goldman Sachs. (Reuters)

FIFA PRESIDENT SAYS 2022 WORLD CUP WILL BE IN WINTER Sepp Blatter expects tournament to change schedule because the Gulf emirate’s summers are well over 100 degrees. (AFP)

 

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