Morning Brief, Tuesday, February 5

Stephen Morton/Getty Images Decision ’08 It’s Super Tuesday, folks. Millions of voters in 24 states go to the polls. Good primers and updates here and here.   Middle East Iraq hoisted a new temporary national flag above its parliament, but (surprise!) not everyone is happy about it.  The World Bank says education in Arab states ...

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Decision '08

It's Super Tuesday, folks. Millions of voters in 24 states go to the polls. Good primers and updates here and here.  

Stephen Morton/Getty Images

Decision ’08

It’s Super Tuesday, folks. Millions of voters in 24 states go to the polls. Good primers and updates here and here.  

Middle East

Iraq hoisted a new temporary national flag above its parliament, but (surprise!) not everyone is happy about it. 

The World Bank says education in Arab states needs urgent reform

Israel’s defense minister says he won’t quit over the handling of the 2006 war with Lebanon. 

Africa

The death toll in Kenya hits 1000.  

Thousands pour out of Chad’s capital, though fighting between rebels and government forces has slowed. Sarkozy says France is willing to intervene militarily.  

Mugabe gets a challenger in the March poll in Zimbabwe. 

Asia

China releases a Hong Kong journalist held on spying charges. A sign of things to come before the Olympics? 

Does the case of the first Gitmo detainee to die there of natural causes show that the U.S. doesn’t really know whom it is holding?

Europe

Britain finds 5 men guilty of helping the failed London bombers, who plotted attacks in the weeks after 7/7. 

Is Berlusconi headed back to power in Italy? 

Elsewhere

Las Vegas bookies took a beating on the Super Bowl.  

Climate scientists identify nine areas on the planet as global warming tipping points

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