Around the world: 10 things to know Wednesday

Staff reports Updated: February 6, 2013 at 12:00 am • Published: February 6, 2013

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

'1. SOUTH PACIFIC EARTHQUAKE THREATENS ISLANDS

The 8.0 quake generated a tsunami that killed at least four people and damaged dozens of homes on the Solomon Islands. SOUTH PACIFIC-EARTHQUAKE

2. BOY SCOUTS TO LOOK AT GAY BAN

The group's executive board meets today after signaling it would let troops decide whether to allow gay members. BOY SCOUTS-GAYS

3. CIA NOMINEE TO TAKE TOUCH QUESTIONS ON DRONES, TORTURE

The AP's Kimberly Dozier reports John Brennan did not raise early objections to waterboarding in meetings about an al-Qaida operative's capture. BRENNAN-CIA

4. BOMBS FOUND IN ALABAMA BUNKER

The FBI found the explosives in a pipe used to communicate with authorities from underground, where Jimmy Lee Dykes held a 5-year-old hostage. ALABAMA BUNKER STANDOFF

5. MORSI ROLLS OUT WELCOME MAT FOR AHMADINEJAD

A visit to Egypt by an Iranian leader would have been unthinkable under Mubarak, who shared Washington's suspicion of Tehran. EGYPT-IRAN

6. SIX SPANISH TOURISTS RAPED IN MEXICAN RESORT

Armed masked men broke into a house in Acapulco, a resort where violence has rarely touched visitors. MEXICO-SPAIN TOURISTS ATTACKED

7. WHY TURNAROUND TRY IS PERSONAL FOR DELL FOUNDER

A $24.4B stock buyout could give Michael Dell — the Zuckerberg of his day — a chance to prove himself again. DELL-RISE AND FALL

8. A NEW NAME FOR BUDWEISER CLYDESDALE

After more than 60,000 votes, fans chose to name the foal in the inspiring Super Bowl ad Hope. BUDWEISER CLYDESDALE

9. SHOE, IRON OR WHEELBARROW ON MONOPOLY CHOPPING BLOCK

Hasbro will announce this morning which of the eight tokens are being cut from the classic game and introduce a new one. MONOPOLY-NEW TOKENS

10. A PAINFUL END TO LINDSEY VONN'S SEASON

She tears two ligaments in her knee and breaks her lower leg on a hard landing. WORLDS-VONN-CRASH

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