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

March 21, 2011

produced by Worldcrunch

U.S. TARGETS GADDAFI COMPOUND, STRIKES CONTINUE BUT REGIME FIGHTS ON United States and allies continued mission to dilute the Libyan leader’s strength. But Gaddafi’s whereabouts — and his plans after promising a “long-drawn war” — remained unknown. (CNN)

YEMEN MILITARY DEFECTIONS Apparent erosion of military support for Yemen’s embattled president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, as three army commanders gave their backing to protesters on Monday. The move came a day after the president fired his cabinet following the deaths of at least 45 people killed by government-linked forces. (NYT)

ELECTRICITY RESTORED TO 3 JAPANESE REACTORS, BUT SITUATION STILL UNCERTAIN UN nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, says the situation remains “very serious”. Some workers at the stricken facility are temporarily evacuated after smoke was seen rising from reactor No 3. Food contamination fears rise, as death toll climbs toward 10,000. (BBC)

WARREN BUFFETT SEES BUYING OPPORTUNITIES IN JAPAN Devastating earthquake is the kind of extraordinary event that creates a buying opportunity for shares in Japanese companies, says US uber investor. (Reuters)

GOOGLE ACCUSES CHINA OF INTERFERING WITH GMAIL Google says the Chinese government is making it difficult for users to gain access to its email program, amid an intensified Internet crackdown following widespread unrest in the Middle East. (AP)

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