While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Thursday, January 13, 2011

January 13, 2011

produced by Worldcrunch

DEATH TOLL IN BRAZIL MUDSLIDES TOPS 350 At least 50 people still missing following storms. (AP)

SRI LANKAN FLOODS AFFECT ONE MILLION At least 13 dead, as massive army operation begins. (CNN)

CLINTON GETS BLUNT WITH ARAB LEADERS US Secretary of State delivers harsh critique of Arab leaders on visit to Qatar, urging reforms to jump-start their economies and overcome dwindling natural resources, or risk having extremists take root in their societies. (NYT)

TUNISIAN PROTESTERS DEFY CURFEW, MORE DEATHS REPORTED Demonstrators continue street battles with security forces in defiance of a dusk-to-dawn curfew in North African country as activists put death toll at 60. (BBC)

FORECLOSURES IN 2010 TOP ONE MILLION Banks foreclosed on 69,847 properties in December, bringing the year’s total to 1.05 million, topping the prior record of 918,000 homes seized in 2009, real estate data firm RealtyTrac said. (Reuters)



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