While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March 1, 2011

produced by Worldcrunch

GADDAFI DIGS IN AS INTERNATIONAL PRESSURE MOUNTS Libyan leader insists people on the streets love him, prompting US permanent representative to the United Nations to say that Col Gaddafi was delusional and unfit to lead. Several countries are considering imposing a military no-fly zone. (BBC)

GERMAN DEFENSE MINISTER RESIGNS AFTER PLAGIARY CHARGES German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor Freiherr zu Guttenberg faced charges that he had plagiarized parts of his doctoral dissertation. Move is a blow to Angela Merkel’s coalition government. (CNN)

ISRAELI RAMPAGE IN RESPONSE TO SETTLER HOME DEMOLITION Israeli settlers damage houses and cars in two Palestinian villages in an apparent show of anger over Israel’s demolition of homes in an unauthorized settler outpost. (Reuters)

INDIAN COURT SENTENCES 11 MUSLIMS TO DEATH FOR SETTING FIRE TO TRAIN FILLED WITH HINDUS Fire nine years ago killed 60 Hindu nationalists and triggered one of India’s worst outbursts of communal violence. (AP)

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