While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Wednesday, February 9, 2011

February 9, 2011

produced by Worldcrunch

CAIRO PROTESTERS HOLD GROUND IN FACE OF VP’S REMARKS The 16th day of demonstrations defy Vice President Omar Suleiman’s call for end to protests, which he said were disrespectful to Egyptian. (CNN)

ITALIAN PROSECUTORS REQUEST BERLUSCONI SEX TRIAL Italian Prime Minister accused of paying for sex with a 17-year-old girl and using his influence to try to cover it up. (AP)

SOUTH SUDAN MINISTER SHOT DEAD, DAYS AFTER INDEPENDENCE VOTE Set to become Africa’s newest independent state, South Sudan says its minister for rural development and cooperation has been killed by a ministry driver. Gunman also kills a guard, shoots himself. (Reuters)

DEADLY FIRE AT TATA HEADQUARTERS IN MUMBAI Three people die in fire at ‘Bombay House’ building in South Mumbai where Tata Group is located. (IBN)

KOREAN TALKS END ABRUPTLY First military talks in months between North and South Korea end with no improvement in their badly strained relations and no agreement about whether to hold more substantive talks in the future. (NYT)



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