Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 07/27/2011

David Wu resigns; Seoul flooding; al-Qaeda collapse


(Reuters)
WORLD: Flooding in Seoul

Pictured above, rescue workers and residents use a rubber boat to escape floodwaters after a river burst its banks following heavy rains in Gwangju, southeast of Seoul. At least 32 are dead.

WORLD: Al-Qaeda could collapse

The death of Osama bin Laden and the toll of seven years of CIA drone strikes have pushed al­-Qaeda to the brink of collapse, U.S. counterterrorism officials say.

MEDIA: Piers Morgan talked about phone tapping

In comments from a 2009 BBC interview, the talk-show host Piers Morgan appears to acknowledge that phone tapping could have taken place while he was a British tabloid editor.

WORLD: Britain recognizes Libya rebels as government

Britain expelled all diplomats from Moammar Gaddafi’s regime and announced it officially recognized Libya’s main opposition group as the country’s government.

POLITICS: David Wu resigns

Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) announced he would step down from Congress after the debt debate finishes. His decision follows accusations from a young woman of an “unwanted sexual encounter.”

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