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Karachi Violence Troubles London

LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A peaceful Karachi is integral to a prosperous and stable Pakistan, the British government said amid concerns of ethnic violence. Ethnic and political violence in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, claimed at least 10 lives in recent days, raising the death toll to at least 36 during the first week of […]

Suit: School’s ‘Wigger Day’ Discriminatory

RED WING, Minn., Aug. 4 (UPI) — A lawsuit charges a Minnesota school violated anti-discrimination law by allowing a racist homecoming event in which white students mocked African-Americans. During “Wigger Day” — a reference to whites who imitate mannerisms, speech and clothing of some African-Americans — dozens of students wore baggy pants and displayed gang […]

Morocco Rolls Out F-16s

MARRAKECH, Morocco, Aug. 4 (UPI) — The Moroccan air force Thursday unveiled the first four of 24 Lockheed Martin F-16s it purchased in a ceremony at Ben Guerir Air Base in Morocco. Senior representatives from the Moroccan and U.S. governments and air forces were present for the roll out. The aircraft are the first F-16s […]

Polish Report Blames Army For Plane Crash

WARSAW, Poland, Aug. 4 (UPI) — The Polish military has disbanded the regiment blamed for last year’s plane crash in Russia that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. The decision followed an investigation that determined the pilots had not received adequate training and had been given documents that showed their qualifications to be greater […]

Booze Allen To Support Army Training

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 4 (UPI) — The U.S. Army has given a prime contract to Booz Allen Hamilton for mission services in support of the Army Training Support Center. The support extends to Army-wide organizations that comprise the Training Support System Enterprise, which manages Army ranges, land assets and training support across the service’s emerging […]

Sentence Passed In Black Expo Shootings

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A teenager who pleaded guilty to shooting nine people during Indianapolis’ Black Expo Summer Celebration last year was sentenced to eight years in prison. Shamus Patton, 18, pleaded guilty to charges of battery, aggravated battery and criminal gang activity, The Indianapolis Star reported Thursday. Marion Superior Court Judge Carol Orbison, […]

No Concessions Made On Syria, U.S. Says

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Washington didn’t make any concessions at the U.N. Security Council regarding the measure reached on Syrian bloodshed, the U.S. envoy said. The Security Council issued a strong statement Wednesday condemning the use of force against civilian demonstrators opposing the government. The council in its statement expressed regret over the […]

Virginia Tech Police Search For Possible Gunman

BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 4 (UPI) — Campus police are looking for a possible gunman spotted Thursday on Virginia Tech’s campus in Blacksburg, Va., the university said. Virginia Tech police worked with four other police departments to search the campus for the person reportedly with a weapon, the university said on its Web site. “We ask […]

Egyptian Regime Trial Postponed

CAIRO, Aug. 4 (UPI) — The murder trial for former Egyptian Interior Minister Habib el-Adly was postponed to Aug. 14 to give lawyers time to review evidence, the court said. Adly appeared in court Wednesday alongside former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Mubarak’s two sons and other members of the former regime. They stand accused of […]

Firm Offers NYC ‘backyard Time Share’

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A New York firm said it is offering 3,200 square feet of grassy space to rent for sunbathing and barbecues for $50 an hour. Jacqui Kavanagh, 24, the mastermind behind the scheme, said rentals of the 145 Ludlow St. “backyard time share” will begin next week, the New York […]

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