While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Monday, February 21, 2011

February 21, 2011

produced by Worldcrunch

LIBYAN VIOLENCE SPIRALS, GADDAFI FAMILY TRIES TO HOLD ON Son of longtime leader Moammar Gaddafi warns on national TV of a chaotic civil war if citizens side with anti-government demonstrators. At least 233 people reported dead in unrest in country that follows similar situations in Egypt and Tunisia, which ultimately led to forced departure of longtime rulers. (CNN)

UK’S CAMERON IS FIRST FOREIGN LEADER TO VISIT POST-MUBARAK EGYPT British Prime Minister lands in Cairo, will meet with opposition parties. (Reuters)

AFGHANISTAN SUICIDE ATTACK KILLS AT LEAST 30 Suicide bomber targets a government building in northern Afghanistan, as people lined up to collect identity cards in the Imam Saheb district of Kunduz province. (BBC)

IRAQI POLICE HQ ATTACKED, AT LEAST 10 DEAD Suicide bomber drives truck packed with explosives into a police headquarters just north of the Iraqi city of Samarra. (NYT)

MORE THAN 100 BEACHED WHALES DIE IN NEW ZEALAND Stranded on a remote beach off southern tip of South Island, all 107 pilot whales discovered the day before have died, including 48 that were put down. (AP)

-from Worldcrunch

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