While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Tuesday, February 15, 2011

February 15, 2011

produced by Worldcrunch

IRAN PARLIAMENT MEMBERS CALLS FOR EXECUTION OF OPPOSITION LEADERS A day after anti-government protests in Tehran, MPs says opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi should be tried and executed. Some 50 conservative MPs marched through parliament’s main hall on Tuesday, chanting “Death to Mousavi, death to Karroubi”, shown on state TV. (BBC)

FACEBOOK KEEPS MUM ON ROLE IN PROTEST MOVEMENTS Executives at social media company don’t want to be seen as participants in movements that have taken down regimes in Tunisia and Egypt, even as the platform was a primary tool for activists to mobilize protests and share information. (NYT)

BERLUSCONI TO FACE FAST-TRACK TRIAL ON SEX CHARGES A judge rules that Italian Prime Minister must stand trial April 6 on charges of sex with an underage prostitute and abuse of power. (CNN)

PRICES RISING IN CHINA, CENTRAL BANK EXPECTED TO TIGHTEN MONEY Chinese inflation hit a lower-than-forecast 4.9 percent in January, but price pressures excluding food were their strongest in at least a decade. (Reuters)

DALAI LAMA’S NEPHEW KILLED ON FLORIDA HIGHWAY AS HE MARCHED FOR TIBET Jigme K. Norbu  45, hit by an SUV around 7:30 p.m. along Florida’s eastern coast, during one of his long treks to bring awareness to the Tibetan struggle for independence from China. (AP)

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