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Saleh Puts Caveats On Return To Yemen

SANAA, Yemen, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh will return to Yemen once an investigation into the bombing of his presidential palace concludes, an official said. Saleh was treated in Saudi Arabia for injuries suffered during a June 3 attack on his presidential palace in Yemen. He remains in Riyadh. Abdo al-Janadi, […]

Juror Sentenced For Facebook Mistake

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 29 (UPI) — A Texas judge says a juror who tried to “friend” the defendant on Facebook must serve two days of community service for contempt of court. Jonathan Hudson, a juror in a July civil case involving a 2008 car accident in Tarrant County, pleaded guilty last week to four […]

Nanmadol Makes Landfall In Taiwan

TAITUNG, Taiwan, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Nanmadol, downgraded from a typhoon to a tropical storm, brought heavy rains upon arrival Monday at Taitung in southeastern Taiwan, officials said. The storm weakened as it moved north-northwest at about 5 mph, Taiwan Today reported. Republic of China President Ma Ying-jeou said all government agencies must remain on […]

Bomb Attacks In Iraq Kill At Least 35

BAGHDAD, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Several bomb attacks across Iraq killed at least 35 people and wounded scores more, authorities said. An Interior Ministry official said least 28 people died, including lawmaker Khalid al-Fahdawi, in a suicide bombing attack in a Sunni mosque in western Baghdad Sunday, CNN reported. At least 37 others were wounded […]

Drought Makes It Hard To Feed Okla. Cattle

MUSKOGEE, Okla., Aug. 29 (UPI) — Extreme drought conditions across Oklahoma dried up hay and forage crops, making it necessary for ranchers to find new ways to feed livestock, officials said. Sowing cool-season grasses and weaning calves earlier are among options for feeding livestock through the winter, said Andy Qualls, technician at the Muskogee County […]

Lockerbie Bomber Reportedly Near Death

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 29 (UPI) — The ex-Libyan officer convicted of plotting the 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 bombing and released from a Scottish prison two years ago is near death, officials said. Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi was near death at his home near Tripoli, CNN reported Sunday, showing images of a weakened man wearing […]

Rebels Worry About Fate Of Prisoners

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Libyan rebel leaders say they’re worried about what has happened to tens of thousands of prisoners held in Tripoli by Moammar Gadhafi’s regime. Col. Ahmed Omar Bani, a Rebel military spokesman, said nearly 50,000 prisoners arrested in recent months remain unaccounted-for, the BBC reported. Although human rights groups reported […]

Tropical Storms Percolate In Atlantic

MIAMI, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Tropical Storm Jose was expected to weaken while an unnamed tropical depression was forming south of the Cape Verde Islands, forecasters said Monday. No coastal watches or warnings for either storm were in effect, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said in its 5 a.m. EDT advisory. Jose was about […]

Three NATO Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Three NATO soldiers died in separate attacks in southern Afghanistan, NATO said. The first soldier died in an insurgent attack, the second was killed by a roadside bomb and the third during an unspecified military operation, all Sunday, the Voice of America reported. NATO gave no other details. Separately, […]

Gunfire Reported In Syrian Cities

DAMASCUS, Syria, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Heavy gunfire was reported in Hit, a Syrian village near the Lebanese border, and Rastan, north of Homs, where security forces were deployed, officials said. There was a report that hostages had been taken and homes destroyed. The latest developments Monday came amid reports that Nabil al-Arabi the secretary-general […]


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