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Nigerian Christians Attack Muslims On Eid

JOS, Nigeria, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Clashes between Muslims and Christians at Christmas in the Nigerian city of Jos resumed on Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, officials said Tuesday. Choji Gyang, a religious adviser to the government of Plateau state, told CNN the Christians attacked a mosque Monday where Muslims had gathered. The mosque […]

Protesters Celebrate Eid In Tahrir Square

CAIRO, Aug. 30 (UPI) — As the holy month of Ramadan came to an end Tuesday, dozens of protesters in Tahrir Square in Cairo called for a civilian government. Activists also denounced the killing of five Egyptian security officers by the Israeli military, al-Masry al-Youm reported. The Egyptian newspaper put the number of people in […]

Mom Not Allowed To See Son She Abandoned

WHEATON, Ill., Aug. 30 (UPI) — An imprisoned Illinois woman was denied a courtroom-supervised visit Tuesday with the son she abandoned under a bush in 2009 shortly after his birth. Nunu Sung, a 26-year-old Myanmar refugee, had planned to see her son during a morning court session at DuPage County Courthouse but the boy’s foster […]

Toronto City Bus In Major Collision

TORONTO, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Police said a Toronto Transit Commission bus and a construction crane truck collided Tuesday, killing at least one person and injuring 13 others, six seriously. The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. in the city’s northeast and completely tore away and crumpled the front right side of the bus. While the […]

Italy Backs Off Syria Embargo

BRUSSELS, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Italy said Tuesday it wants to delay a European Union embargo on Syria until its oil contracts expire in November. A EU meeting on Syria was to resume Wednesday, and some officials said they were optimistic about resolving the dispute, the Financial Times reported. About 95 percent of Syria’s oil […]

Poll: GOP Likes Perry; Mitt Fades

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Republicans seem to like Herman Cain and Rick Perry, but the luster may be wearing off other members of the GOP presidential field, a Gallup Poll indicates. The results of Gallup’s Positive Intensity Score for the latter half of August found strongly favorable impressions of Cain and Perry among Republicans […]

Wis. Nurse Reused Insulin Materials

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 30 (UPI) — A clinic in Madison, Wis., says it is notifying 2,000 patients they may have been exposed to dangerous diseases because of mistakes by a nurse. The nurse at the Dean Clinic improperly used insulin demonstration pens and finger stick devices, the clinic said. The demonstration pens were not supposed […]

Security Officer Killed In Ingushetia

NAZAN, Russia, Aug. 30 (UPI) — An officer with the Russian Federal Security Service died Tuesday in a car bombing as violence continued in the North Caucasus. The killing occurred in Nazran, the largest city in the Russian republic of Ingushetia, RIA Novosti reported. A police officer was killed Saturday in Ingushetia and a police […]

Judge Denies Delay In Facebook Claim

BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 30 (UPI) — A businessman missed a court deadline to provide information to support his claim he helped create Facebook, and a judge denied his request for a delay. U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara rejected the request of Paul Ceglia, of Wellsville, N.Y., that he be given more time to present […]

Poll: ‘Tea Party’ Label A Negative

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Being labeled a Tea Party candidate is seen as a negative by a plurality of Americans, a Rasmussen Reports survey released Tuesday indicated. Forty-three percent of likely U.S. voters told Rasmussen they considered “Tea Party” a negative candidate description, Rasmussen’s latest survey indicated. It was considered positive by 29 percent […]

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