While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March 22, 2011

produced by Worldcrunch

RADIATION DETECTED IN SEAWATER OFF JAPANESE COAST Adds to Japanese officials’ concerns over food contamination as Tokyo Electric Power Co. finds high levels of radioactive substances in seawater near its plant. Results did not represent a threat to human health. (CNN)

US FIGHTER JET CRASHES IN LIBYA, PILOTS SAFELY EJECT. BOMBINGS CONTINUE Two crew members on the F-15E fighter suffered minor injuries: one was quickly picked up by a US military helicopter. The other is said to be “safe” after being rescused by Libyan rebels. (DailyTelegraph)

KARZAI LAYS OUT AREAS FOR FOREIGN TROOP WITHDRAWAL Afghan President Hamid Karzai names seven areas of the country which will pass from control by foreign troops into Afghan hands from July. (BBC)

FORMER ISRAELI PRESIDENT GETS 7 YEARS FOR RAPE Moshe Katsav had denied charges he twice raped an aide when he was a cabinet minister in the late 1990s, and molested or sexually harassed two other women who worked for him during his 2000-2007 term as president. But a three-judge panel at Tel Aviv District Court said when convicting him in December that his testimony had been “riddled with lies.” (Reuters)

FOOTAGE RELEASED OF SPREADING UNREST IN SYRIA Video footage released on social media show anti-government protests in Syria have spread to a southern village and a Damascus suburb. One clip on YouTube shows several hundred villagers in Samnin chanting “Freedom!” (AP)

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