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Mexico And Cost Rica Combat Crime

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Mexico and Costa Rica have signed a series of treaties and agreements to combat organized crime and drug trafficking, officials said. Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla and Mexican President Felipe Calderon signed a series of pacts, including the Strategic Association Accord, which will strengthen trade, investment and political ties […]

Colombian Government To Aid Fault Victims

BOGOTA, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he will grant about $65 million in reconstruction funds to a region destroyed by a crack in the earth’s crust. Santos said the government plans to relocate hundreds of families after the newly developed geological fault destroyed a neighborhood in Cartegena last week, El […]

Canada’s Layton Lies In State In Ottawa

OTTAWA, Aug. 24 (UPI) — The body of Canada’s socialist party leader Jack Layton arrived in Ottawa Wednesday to lie in state in Parliament before his state funeral in Toronto Saturday. Layton, 61, died Monday in his Toronto home of cancer. His closed casket was to be viewed privately by family and dignitaries before public […]

Party Disputes Turkish Death Toll Claim

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 24 (UPI) — The Kurdistan Workers Party disputes Turkish military claims as many as 100 Kurds were killed in recent aerial assaults in northern Iraq. A party spokesman told Iraq’s al-Sumaria television network the death toll among PKK members did not exceed three during the five-day operation. The spokesman accused the Turkish […]

Biden Thanks Troops For Earthquake Aid

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday thanked U.S. troops who helped in the massive relief operation after an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan in the spring. “What you accomplished here in Japan the past few months is astounding,” Biden told troops at Yokota Air Base. “Thank you for […]

Israel Beefs Up Security At Egypt Border

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Israel bolstered its security along the Egyptian border on intelligence reports indicating terrorists planned to attack Israelis, officials said. Israeli Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz ordered the army to bolster security along the border and gather intelligence using electronic and visual means to track down […]

China Ceramics Plant Fire Kills 15

BEIJING, Aug. 24 (UPI) — At least 15 people died and one person was seriously injured in a fire at a ceramics plant in south China’s Guangdong Province, authorities said. The fire Tuesday morning engulfed a four-story concrete building housing the Shengfeng Ceramics Co. in Sanshui District in the city of Foshan, China Daily reported, […]

Naked Man Stabs Four New Yorkers

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 (UPI) — A naked man who police said displayed signs of mental illness stabbed four residents, one of them fatally, in his New York apartment building. Christian Falero, 23, apparently chose his victims at random, stabbing them when they answered a knock at the door, The New York Times reported. Police […]

Arab League Supports Palestinian Bid

DOHA, Qatar, Aug. 24 (UPI) — The Arab League’s Peace Initiative Committee pledged to support the Palestinian bid for unilateral statehood at the United Nations next month. At a meeting in Doha Tuesday, members of the committee approved a work plan to build up international support for the move, paving the way for the Palestinians […]

Airstrikes In Gaza After Mortars Fired

GAZA, Aug. 24 (UPI) — An Islamic Jihad commander was killed and two Palestinians injured in separate Israeli airstrikes in Gaza Wednesday, the army said. The Egyptian news agency MENA reported an Egyptian woman was injured when a rocket fired by Palestinians in Gaza exploded on the Egyptian side of Rafah. The Chinese news agency […]

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