While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Friday, February 25, 2011

February 25, 2011

produced by Worldcrunch

GLOBAL DIPLOMATIC RESPONSE TO LIBYA STEPS UP UN human rights head Navi Pillay calls violence “alarming,” citing possibility of “thousands” dead or injured. UN  food agency says Libya’s food supply chain is at risk of collapse. Nato defence ministers to hold emergency talks, as the UK and France push for an arms embargo and a war crimes investigation. (BBC)

LIBYAN OPPOSITION LAUNCHES NEW PUSH, EYES CAPITAL Government respondS by tightening security in the capital, with tanks and checkpoints lining the airport road and security cordons around mosques where protesters might gather. Young armed men, some wearing green bands on their arms in a sign of loyalty to Gadhafi, checked vehicles for weapons. (AP)

NEW ZEALAND DEATH TOLL AT 113 More than 200 still missing, searches continue as hope fades for survivors. (CNN)

WISCONSIN ASSEMBLY APPROVES CURBS ON UNIONS Curbs on public sector union power in hotly contested battle that has become touch point around the country over how to respond to economic difficulties. (Reuters)

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Michael Surtees, jeff israely. jeff israely said: Good morning. Big 5 News overnight http://bit.ly/dPGMFR #libya #un #embargo #christchurch #florencecassez […]

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