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While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Tuesday, February 8, 2011

February 8, 2011

produced by Worldcrunch

CHECHEN WARLORD: I ORDERED MOSCOW AIRPORT ATTACK Doku Umarov claims responsibility in video for last month’s suicide bomb attack that left 36 people dead and 180 injured. (BBC)

MUBARAK FORMS REFORM COMMITTEE TO TRY TO BUY TIME Latest attempt to defuse public anger amid mass protests is a committee to recommend constitutional changes that would relax presidential eligibility rules and impose term limits. Protests continue unabated. (AP)

TWO KOREAS HAVE FIRST TALKS SINCE ARTILLERY EXCHANGE Bilateral discussions try to mend relations after two countries were at brink of war in November clash over disputed island that killed four South Koreans. (NYT)

RUSSIA AND JAPAN TENSIONS RISE OVER DISPUTED ISLAND CHAIN Russia and Japan engage in heated war of words over islands the Kremlin vowed to keep forever despite pressure from Tokyo. (AFP)

CHINA RAISES INTEREST RATES IN SURPRISE MOVE Second increase in just over six weeks intensifies battle against high inflation that threatens to unsettle global markets. (Reuters)

 

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