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Archive for October, 2011

Tijuana running out of cemetery space

TIJUANA, Mexico, Oct. 31 (UPI) — Officials in Tijuana, Mexico, say the city is fast running out of cemetery space as population and violence increase.

Yamil Lopez de Anda, the city’s chief of landscaping and cemeteries, said 2.5 acres will be added …

Former prosecutor files suit over firing

DETROIT, Oct. 31 (UPI) — A former Michigan assistant attorney general has filed a lawsuit in connection with his firing and is seeking $75,000 in damages.

Former assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell alleges Detroit attorney Deborah Gordon used…

Imam released from Saudi custody

EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct. 31 (UPI) — A Canadian imam taken into custody after being attacked while on a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia was freed, the Islamic Human Rights Commission said Monday.

Usama al-Atar, a 33-year-old Canadian citizen and University…

Cancer patient denied disability payment

OTTAWA, Oct. 31 (UPI) — A Canadian woman struggling with breast cancer says she was denied long-term disability payments, despite having disability insurance through her employer.

“I didn’t think I was going to have to fight cancer — and then fight…

Ships to carry armed guards off Somalia

LONDON, Oct. 31 (UPI) — To protect against pirate attacks, British merchant ships sailing near Somalia’s coast will be allowed to carry armed guards, Prime Minister David Cameron said.

“The fact that a bunch of pirates in Somalia are managing to hol…

Doctor gives Obama a clean bill of health

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) — President Obama is in excellent health and current on all his age-appropriate screening tests, his physician said Monday.

The president is “fit for duty” and is “staying healthy at 50+,” Dr. Jeffrey C. Kuhlman said.

For …

Hackers hit firms with ‘Poison Ivy’

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 31 (UPI) — Unknown hackers, scoping out corporate secrets, used the malware “Poison Ivy” to reach into about 48 companies’ computers, experts said Monday.

Symantec researchers told Computerworld the hacking efforts, which…

El-Keib elected Libyan PM

TRIPOLI, Libya, Oct. 31 (UPI) — Abdurrahim el-Keib Monday won 26 votes to become the new prime minister for Libya’s transitional government, the National Transitional Council said.

El-Keib, who lived in the United States for more than 30 years, secu…

U.S. to maintain Persian Gulf presence

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) — The United States will maintain a presence in the Persian Gulf region, the Pentagon said Monday.

The number of troops deployed to the region and where they will be based remains to be decided, said Navy Capt. John Kirby, …

Serbia asks for heritage site protection

PARIS, Oct. 31 (UPI) — Addressing UNESCO Monday, the Serbian foreign minister said Serbian Orthodox Church sites cannot belong to the Republic of Kosovo.

“In this organization, we are supposed to protect and nurture cultural identities, not be compl…


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