While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Thursday, March 3, 2011

March 3, 2011

produced by Worldcrunch

GADDAFI’S TROOPS STRIKE AGAIN AT OIL EXPORT HUBS Muammar Gaddafi’s forces try to reverse rebel control of oil export hubs in Libya’s east for a second day, as Arab states weighed a plan to end turmoil Washington said could make the nation “a giant Somalia.” (Reuters)

DUTCH NAVY PERSONNEL HELD BY GADDAFI LOYALISTS Netherlands Ministry of Defense confirms that three Dutch Navy personnel were captured by armed men loyal to Gaddafi during an evacuation operation on Sunday. (CNN)

EGYPTIAN PRIME MINISTER RESIGNS Ahmed Shafiq, considered too close to ousted President Hosni Mubarak, steps aside, but has been asked to form a new government. Shafiq was appointed days before Mubarak was forced out of office following days of anti-government protests. (BBC)

PAKISTANI CHRISTIANS RALLY AGAINST SLAYING OF GOVERNMENT MINISTER Hundreds of Pakistani Christians join heated demonstration after only Catholic government minister is shot down for his opposition to a blasphemy law pushed by Islamic fundamentalists. (AP)

ASSANGE APPEALS EXTRADITION Wikileaks founder is facing extradition from Britain to Sweden to face allegations of rape and sexual assault. (Guardian)


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