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Human Rights Lacking In Britain, Iran Says

TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (UPI) — Iran kept up its criticism of Britain’s handling of the last week’s rioting, saying over the weekend that London had “no respect” for human rights. Senior Iranian lawmaker Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of the Islamic Consultative Assembly’s foreign policy committee, Saturday blasted Britain’s response to the riots, which spread across London […]

Man Lands 573-lb. Shark With 13-lb. Line

KARRATHA, Australia, Aug. 16 (UPI) — An Australian man participating in a fishing competition set a world record when he landed a 573-pound tiger shark using a 13-pound line. Brett Sinclair, 27, of Sydney said he was participating in the Dampier Classic Aug. 1 near Karratha when he landed the tiger shark, which weighs more […]

Local Govt. Debt Under Control, Ministry

BEIJING, Aug. 16 (UPI) — Local governments’ debt at the end of 2010 totaled $1.7 trillion, but the Chinese finance ministry said it is “controllable” with some risks. Last year’s debt, as reported by the National Audit Office, accounted for 27 percent of China’s gross domestic product, but China Daily reported the ministry’s announcement calmed […]

‘Vampire’ Attacks Woman, Arrested

GALVESTON, Texas, Aug. 16 (UPI) — A Galveston, Texas, man claiming to be a vampire was jailed after allegedly attacking a woman, police say. Lyle Monroe Bensley, 19, was arrested on charges of burglary with intent to commit assault after forcing his way into a woman’s apartment Saturday, the Houston Chronicle reported. Bensley groaned and […]

British Teen Gets Bionic Arm

WOKINGHAM, England, Aug. 16 (UPI) — A Wokingham, England, teenager born without a hand is now the owner of a bionic arm that he says is “amazing” complete with a Mercedes logo on it. Matthew James, 14, previously had a simple open-and-close grip prosthetic limb in place of his missing hand, Sky News reported. When […]

Parties Face Deadline For Consensus

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Aug. 16 (UPI) — Nepal’s squabbling parties have until Sunday to form a unity government, as the Himalayan state faced another political crisis after its prime minister quit. Jhalanath Khanal resigned Sunday as prime minister, a post he had held for only about six month, after consensus talks with other party leaders failed. […]

Giordano To Be Held 16 More Days

ORANJESTAD, Aruba, Aug. 16 (UPI) — A judge in Aruba ordered the suspect in the disappearance of a Maryland woman be held in Aruba for 16 more days. Gary Giordano, 50, the sole suspect in the disappearance of Robyn Gardner, appeared in court in Aruba Monday. A judge ordered that Gardner remain in the country […]

Report: New Stryker Protects Troops Better

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) — The latest model of Stryker combat vehicles used by the U.S. Army in Afghanistan protects troops better than older versions, military analysts say. The new design, with a V-shaped hull, reached army brigades in the spring, USA Today reported. A total of 37 soldiers have died and 239 have been […]

Conservatives Ask Widow To Stop Using Logo

MONTREAL, Aug. 16 (UPI) — The Conservative Party of Canada sent a letter to a Quebec widow, asking her to stop using the party’s logo on her anti-asbestos Web site. Michaela Keyserlingk, whose husband died of mesothelioma — a cancer of the lungs that is linked to asbestos poisoning — received the cease-and-desist letter by […]

7,000 In U.S. Die From ‘Culture Of Honor’

NORMAN, Okla., Aug. 16 (UPI) — U.S. researchers say people in so-called culture of honor states have a greater tendency than others to react to reputation threats with hostility and violence. Collin Barnes, Ryan Brown and Michael Tamborski of the University of Oklahoma say a culture of honor puts a high value on the defense […]

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