While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Friday, January 14, 2011

January 14, 2011

produced by Worldcrunch


DEMONSTRATORS CALL FOR TUNISIAN PRESIDENT TO RESIGN Thousands gather in the center of capital, Tunis, calling for President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali to leave office immediately after his speech to nation fails to quell anger over economy and autocratic rule. (BBC)

BERLUSCONI FACES PROSTITUTION INVESTIGATION Italian Prime Minister faces a prostitution investigation in Milan over a teenaged nightclub dancer who attended parties at his private residence. (Reuters)

POPE APPROVES JOHN PAUL II MIRACLE, SETS BEATIFICATION Benedict sets May 1 as the date for his predecessor’s beatification, which will put John Paul on road to sainthood. (AP)

NEW UK STUDY CALLS FOR LESS BREASTFEEDING Scientists today advocate dropping the current guidance that says mothers should breastfeed exclusively for the first six months of their child’s life. (Guardian)

AND WHAT ABOUT BRADLEY MANNING? The 23-year soldier accused of leaking the secret documents to WikiLeaks is locked in a tiny cell at the Quantico Marine Corps Base in Virginia. What’s his future? (NYT)



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