While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April 12, 2011

JAPAN CRANKS UP RADIATION ALERT Fukushima disaster now on par with Chernobyl, government says. Here’s a tour of what remains in the site of the 1986 disaster in the former Soviet Union, from Le Figaro/Worldcrunch.

AFTERMATH IN IVORY COAST President Alassane Ouattara called on all fighters to put down their arms following capture of longtime strongman Laurent Gbagbo. AP reports gunfire early Tuesday. CNN asks if France’s lead role in crises in Ivory coast and Libya is pushing US to take a back seat.

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN HOSNI MUBARAK? Reuters cites Egyptian sources saying deposed leader will appear in court.

CIA OUT Pakistan is demanding that Washington sharply reduced number of CIA agents, NYT reports.

BOB DYLAN & CHINA: THE REAL STORY Princeton professor and “Dylan Historian” Sean Wilentz posts on the New Yorker site a piece with the real dirt on the troubadour’s first ever appearance in Beijing.


Orphans Of The Dalai Lama


At Home With The Pope: Inside Benedict XVI’s Daily Life (And Menu)



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