While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Monday, February 7, 2011

February 7, 2011

produced by Worldcrunch

EGYPT STANDOFF CONTINUES, SOME RETURN TO NORMALCY Protesters maintain human chain at Cairo’s Tahrir Square, giving no indication of budging until President Hosni Mubarak steps down. Some shops and banks reopen. (CNN)

AOL BUYS HUFFINGTON POST Struggling internet company buys growing news, opinion and lifestyle website, for $315 million. (Reuters)

ASSANGE LAWYER TRIES TO STOP EXTRADITION TO SWEDEN Attorney for Wikileaks founder says Assange risks “flagrant denial of justice” if he is tried for rape in Sweden, which he says could lead to the death penalty if extradited to the US on separate charges relating to Wikileaks. (BBC)

CLASHES INTENSIFY ALONG CAMBODIA-THAILAND BORDER Cambodia calls for U.N. peacekeepers to help end the fighting sparked by a dispute over an 11th century crumbling stone temple. (AP)

SUDAN PRESIDENT ACCEPTS SOUTH’S CHOICE TO SECEDE Omar al-Bashir says Khartoum accepts choice of independence in January’s referendum. (AFP)



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