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IED Kills 18 Afghan Bus Passengers

KABUL, Afghanistan, July 29 (UPI) — A passenger bus struck an improvised explosive device Friday in south Afghanistan’s Helmand province, leaving at least 18 people dead, an official said. The bus was traveling from Nahr-e-Saraj to the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah when the bomb went off, CNN reported, quoting Dawood Ahmadi, a spokesman for […]

South Korean, Japanese Island Dispute Heats Up

SEOUL, July 29 (UPI) — South Korea’s government told Japan’s ambassador Friday it will ban a visit by Japanese lawmakers to an island near the East Sea islets claimed by Seoul. South Korea’s Yonhap News agency reported the action was in response to plans by four lawmakers from Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party for a visit […]

Jakarta: Light Sentences Criticized

JAKARTA, July 29 (UPI) — Civil rights groups in Indonesia heavily criticized the jail sentences given to 12 men accused of involvement in the deaths of minority Muslim sect members. A court in Serang, the capital of Banten province on the western tip of Java island, handed down the sentences for the brutal killing by […]

Dozens Killed In South Korea Floods, Landslides

SEOUL, July 29 (UPI) — Record-breaking rains in South Korea set off landslides and floods that killed at least 59 people and left another 10 missing, officials said Friday. Rescue workers were joined by volunteers from across the country in massive humanitarian and cleanup efforts in Seoul and neighboring areas in the aftermath of record […]

Mystery Cloaks Libyan Rebel Leader Killing

BENGHAZI, Libya, July 29 (UPI) — Libya’s rebel army head was killed by attackers loyal to Moammar Gadhafi or by his own troops on suspicion of being a double agent, differing accounts said. Gen. Abdul Fattah Younis — a longtime Gadhafi confidant who had been Libya’s interior minister and a senior military officer before announcing […]

China Justifies Aircraft Carriers

BEIJING, July 29 (UPI) — China needs aircraft carriers as it is surrounded by foreign warships, its military experts said after Beijing confirmed refitting a Soviet-era carrier. The experts said China must have its own carriers to safeguard national security and development, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The experts said China is the only […]

Delaware Holds First Execution Since 2005

DOVER, Del., July 29 (UPI) — Delaware held its first execution in more than five years early Friday, putting Robert Jackson III to death for a 1992 murder during a burglary. The execution went forward after Gov. Jack Markell refused a reprieve late Thursday, The Wilmington News-Journal reported. Earlier, a federal appeals court refused a […]

Princess Anne’s Daughter To Wed Saturday

EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 29 (UPI) — The Scottish capital is bracing for its own royal wedding between Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne, and Mike Tindall, a rugby player. While the wedding Saturday is to be more modest than Prince William’s lavish affair at Westminster Abbey, the guest list includes Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip […]

FM: Talks With India Important

LAHORE, Pakistan, July 29 (UPI) — India and Pakistan need uninterrupted, constructive dialogue to resolve their issues and normalize ties, Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said. Khar, who at 33 recently became Pakistan’s first female and youngest foreign minister, spoke to reporters in Lahore after her meeting in New Delhi with India’s External Affairs […]

U.S. Cases Of HIV-2 Remain Rare

ATLANTA, July 29 (UPI) — Human immunodeficiency virus type-2, is related to but distinct from the well-characterized AIDS retrovirus, HIV type 1, U.S. officials say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report says HIV-2 surveillance shows reported cases of HIV-2 remain rare in the United States — an average of […]

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