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While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Tuesday, January 11, 2011

January 11, 2011

produced by Worldcrunch

SCORES MISSING IN SUDDEN BURST IN AUSTRALIA FLASH Wall of water rips through valley in the deadliest episode of a Australia flood crisis.At least 10 people dead and 78 still unaccounted for. (AP)

CHINA TESTS STEALTH FIGHTER AS US DEFENSE  CHIEF ARRIVES First test-flight of China’s J-20 stealth fighter comes as Defense Secretary Robert Gates arrives in Beijing. The US is currently the only nation with a fully operational stealth plane, invisible to radar. (BBC)

CLINTON LANDS UNANNOUNCED IN YEMEN Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s rare visit, under tight security, intended to strengthen U.S. ties with impoverished country at the heart of U.S. efforts against al-Qaeda. (WashPost)

ASSANGE APPEARS IN UK COURT Wikileaks founder attends brief hearing to fight extradition to Sweden. Says website’s release of docs will proceed “unabated.” (GuardianLiveblog)

TOM DELAY GETS 3 YEARS IN PRISON Former House of Representatives Republican Leader Tom DeLay  sentenced to three years in prison after a jury found him guilty of money laundering and conspiracy. (Reuters)


 

WORLDCRUNCH BREAKFAST BONUS!

China’s “Ants”: The New Social Ill Of Disaffected Graduates Le Figaro

 

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