While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Tuesday, January 18, 2011

January 18, 2011

produced by Worldcrunch

THREE MINISTERS PULL OUT OF TUNISIA UNITY GOVERNMENT Caretaker coalition unveiled only a day before unravels as protests reignite in the streets after Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi angered many when he kept several ministers from the former ruling party in their jobs. (BBC)

SECOND EGYPTIAN SETS SELF ON FIRE IN PROTEST FOLLOWING TUNISIA Apparently inspired by events in Tunisia, the self-immolation outside the prime minister’s office in central Cairo is second such incident in the capital after Tunisian protests were set off by a similar action by an unemployed university student. (AP)

SUICIDE BOMBER IN IRAQ KILLS DOZENS Attack targets a police recruitment center in northern Iraq kills at least 60 people and wounds 150 others. (CNN)

HU HEADS TO WASHINGTON Chinese President Hu Jintao to arrive for a state visit as US-China relations simmer of currency and military disputes. (Reuters)

APPLE: WHO WILL STEP INTO VOID LEFT BY JOBS? Sudden decision by Steve Jobs to take a medical leave for the third time in less than a decade raises puts spotlight on the next level of leadership of the company Jobs helped found more than three decades ago. (NYT)



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