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Sri Lanka Lifts Emergency Laws

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Washington announced it was sending a top diplomat to Sri Lanka after the country’s president said he was lifting emergency laws in place since 1979. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa announced Thursday that the defeat of the separatist Tamil Tiger rebel group meant there was no need to […]

Four Italian Journalists Freed In Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Four Italian journalists kidnapped near Tripoli and turned over to Moammar Gadhafi loyalists have been freed, the Italian Ministry said Thursday. The reporters were abducted Wednesday and released Thursday in the Libyan capital, the Italian news service ANSA reported. One of the journalists managed to contact an Italian newspaper, […]

U.N. Tells Afghan Lawmakers To Get To Work

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 25 (UPI) — With an Afghan panel settling a parliamentary election impasse, the U.N. mission there said it was time for politicians to get to work on legislative issues. The Afghan Independent Election Commission during the weekend replaced nine members on the 249-seat Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of Parliament, following an […]

Hezbollah Challenges Hariri Tribunal Evidence

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Using telecommunications data to accuse members of Hezbollah of assassinating Rafik Hariri is invalid because of Israeli control of the sector, a lawmaker said. The Special Tribunal for Lebanon unveiled details about four suspects tied to Hezbollah that are believed to have played a leading role in the 2005 […]

Activists Flood Hearing On Deportation Program, Confront Official

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 25 (UPI) — Immigration activists flooded into a public hearing and confronted an Immigration and Customs Enforcement official in Virginia to protest a program they say is heavy-handed and a threat to public safety. About 400 opponents of the Secure Communities Program, which uses state and local law enforcement biometric databases to […]

EU Accuses Iran’s Al-Quds Of Aiding Assad

DAMASCUS, Syria, Aug. 25 (UPI) — The European Union leveled sanctions against Iran’s al-Quds military force, which it said was helping the Syrian government crack down on protesters. The EU said al-Quds, an elite unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, “provided technical assistance, equipment and support to the Syrian security services to repress civilian […]

PKK Blamed For Injuring Turkish Soldiers

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 25 (UPI) — More than a dozen Turkish soldiers were injured Thursday in PKK attack in Hakkari province, the site of last week’s deadly raid, authorities said. Local authorities blamed the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, for an explosion that caused a bus carrying Turkish soldiers to roll over in Hakkari province, […]

LA Riot Figure Rodney King Faces DUI Count

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Aug. 25 (UPI) — Rodney King, the man whose videotaped beating by police sparked the 1992 Los Angeles riots, was charged with driving under the influence, police said. Police said King, 46, faces one misdemeanor count of drunken driving and one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of marijuana stemming from a […]

9/11 Families, Holder Discuss Hacking

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Family members of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the United States asked Attorney General Eric Holder to expand a phone-hacking investigation. The FBI has been investigating a claim made in a British newspaper that someone working on behalf of the defunct News of the World tried […]

Casey Anthony Reports For Probation

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 25 (UPI) — Casey Anthony, not seen in public since a jury acquitted her of killing her daughter, reported for probation on an unrelated conviction, Florida officials said. Officials of the Department of Corrections said Anthony reported to a probation officer Wednesday, a day after an appeals court ruled she had to […]


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