While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Monday, January 24, 2011

January 24, 2011

produced by Worldcrunch

REPORT: PALESTINIANS OFFERED MAJOR CONCESSIONS Large areas of East Jerusalem have been offered in private to Israel during negotiations dating back to 2008. (Al Jazeera)

CAR BOMBS TARGET SHIA PILGRIMS IN IRAQ, AT LEAST 25 DEAD Some 70 injured as well, in two separate car bomb attacks in city of Karbala. (BBC)

IVORY COAST’S WOULD-BE PRESIDENT CALLS FOR COCOA EXPORT BAN Alassane Ouattara, Ivory Coast’s internationally recognized leader, calls for one-month ban on cocoa exports from the world’s largest producer, aimed at drying up funding to the incumbent leader who refuses to cede power. (AP)

DETAILS ON THE NYTIMES PAYWALL (AND WAYS TO GET AROUND IT) Monthly subscription could cost between 10 and 20 dollars, but will likely apply to only the most active readers and visitors, with free access continuing for those who arrive on nytimes.com via search and social media. (WSJ)

HUMAN MORTALITY DEFINITIVELY CONFIRMED: LALANNE DIES AT 96 American fitness guru Jack LaLanne dies of respiratory failure due to pneumonia. Advocate since the 1930s for healthful benefits of exercise and fitness, and lived what he preached through a long and active life that seemed like it might last…and last. (CNN)



Hacker Attack On Sarkozy’s Facebook Page Le Figaro


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