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Agent: Breivik Had Surgery To Look Aryan

OSLO, Norway, Aug. 1 (UPI) — The right-wing fanatic who admits killing 77 Norwegians in a bombing-shooting rampage likely had plastic surgery to look more Aryan, a police official suggests. Anders Behring Breivik, who decried multiculturalism in Europe in an online manifesto, could not have had his blond hair, blue eyes and chiseled features naturally, […]

U.S. Budget-debt Votes Set With 1 Day Left

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) — Congressional leaders said they hoped to pass a compromise bill by Monday night to raise the U.S. debt ceiling and cut spending $2.4 trillion, averting default. The bill, worked out largely between Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, provides for an initial $917 billion in spending […]

Judge: Mubarak Trial To Be Televised Live

CAIRO, Aug. 1 (UPI) — Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s trial will be broadcast live on state TV and be held in a hall large enough to hold 600 people, the trial judge said. And the trial of the overthrown leader — who could face the death penalty if convicted — will be conducted “daily” […]

U.N. Security Council May Meet On Syria

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 1 (UPI) — Germany and Italy called for a U.N. Security Council meeting Monday to discuss Syria’s escalating crackdown on the four-month uprising against the Assad regime. The call followed a harsh denunciation by the United States, European Union and United Nations — and an appeal from Lebanon for the Arab world […]

NATO Oil Tankers Torched

KARACHI, Pakistan, Aug. 1 (UPI) — Gunmen torched several NATO oil tankers Monday in Pakistan’s Sindh province as the convoy was proceeding to Afghanistan, authorities said. Geo News reported at least 10 trucks were set ablaze by the attackers as the vehicles traveled on the National Highway near Khairpur. The province’s capital is the port […]

Israeli Forces Kill 3

KALANDIA, West Bank, Aug. 1 (UPI) — Israeli military forces killed two Palestinian youths in a West Bank raid and a Lebanese soldier in a separate border clash, Israeli media reported Monday. Ynetnews reported Palestinians sources said Israeli troops opened fire during an operation in Kalandia in the West Bank overnight. The Israeli army said […]

Khanal Gov’t Under Pressure

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Aug. 1 (UPI) — Nepalese Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal worked Monday to save his 5-month-old coalition government after his Maoist partners threatened to pull out. The Maoists, or the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist, are seeking more of its people to be inducted in the Cabinet. Khanal, who leads the Communist Party of […]

Man’s Divorce Blog Starts Free Speech Dispute

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., Aug. 1 (UPI) — A bitter, divorced Pennsylvania man’s blog has triggered a free-speech debate, officials say. Doylestown resident Anthony Morelli created his blog,, in 2007 as a way to blow off steam about his ex-wife, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Sunday. But then his ex-wife, Allison Morelli, found out about the Web […]

3 Dead In Canada Helicopter Crash

STEWART, British Columbia, Aug. 1 (UPI) — A helicopter crashed in Canada Sunday, killing the pilot and two passengers, police said. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the aircraft, owned by Vancouver Island Helicopter Ltd., went down about 4 p.m. on Nelson Glacier near Stewart in northern British Columbia, the Vancouver Sun reported. The helicopter […]

Violence Erupts Again In Xinjiang-Uighur

BEIJING, Aug. 1 (UPI) — The ethnically tense Xinjiang-Uighur region in China’s northwest erupted in violence again during the weekend, leaving several people dead, state media report. Noting the region, which has a large Muslim population, has been under a “terrorist threat,” the official Xinhua news agency reported the latest violence broke out Saturday in […]


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