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Archive for October, 2011

Meet Earth’s most typical man

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (UPI) — A team at National Geographic searched population data for Earth’s most typical person in light of the world population reaching 7 billion Monday.

The National Geographic researchers found that 9 million people on Earth sha…

Israel defense chief: Iran our main threat

TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 31 (UPI) — Amid continuing concern that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is inclined to order military action against Iran’s nuclear program, a key Defense Ministry chief says, “Iran is out central threat.”

The comments by Am…

West accused of hypocrisy about protests

MOSCOW, Oct. 31 (UPI) — Russia’s foreign minister criticized Western organizations for “double standards” in the way they characterize public protests in Russia and at home.

Sergei Lavrov’s comments came after police in Portland, Ore., arrested 30 p…

Tymoshenko now facing murder charges?

KIEV, Ukraine, Oct. 31 (UPI) — Allegations that former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was tied to the death of a lawmaker in the 1990s are baseless, a spokesperson said.

Ukraine’s Deputy Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin was quoted by The W…

Israeli group opposes more prisoner swaps

TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 31 (UPI) — An Israeli group opposed to the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap says it will publicly detail crimes committed by prisoners involved in the exchange.

Meir Indor, head of the Almagor Victims of Terror Association, said con…

EU delegation arrives in Tunisia

TUNIS, Tunisia, Oct. 31 (UPI) — Before meeting with leaders from main Tunisian political parties, a European delegation said the humanitarian crisis from the Libyan war was a top concern.

Jerzy Buzek, president of the European Parliament, arrived in…

Rights group frets over post-Gadhafi Libya

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (UPI) — Attacking Gadhafi loyalists in a town near Misurata undermines the spirit of the Libyan revolution, Human Rights Watch said.

Tripoli fell into rebel hands in August and Moammar Gadhafi was later killed after he fled his hom…

New judges for Mubarak trial?

CAIRO, Oct. 31 (UPI) — An appeals court in Cairo announced it would consider new authorities to vet a decision to replace the judges presiding over the murder trial for Hosni Mubarak.

Mubarak is on trial for murder in connection with the deaths of p…

Somalia suicide bomber said to be American

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Oct. 31 (UPI) — An American is suspected of being one of two suicide bombers who attacked African Union peacekeepers in Somalia, officials said.

A voice in a suicide message posted online Sunday by Somalia’s al-Shabaab rebels, wh…

Analyst: GOP hopefuls’ budgets unrealistic

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) — Proposals by Republican U.S. presidential hopefuls to lop off a chunk of the federal budget may be popular but are unrealistic, a budget watchdog group says.

The proposals would, in some fashion, ratchet spending back to …

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