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U.N. Finds Evidence Of War Crimes In Sudan

GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Flagrant violations of international law in the Sudanese border state of South Kordofan mustn’t go unpunished, the top U.N. human rights official said. South Sudan became an independent country July 9 as part of a 2005 peace agreement that ended Sudan’s civil war. Issues such as oil revenue and […]

Japan Commemorates WWII Surrender

TOKYO, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan repeated his pledge of peace Monday during the 66th anniversary of the country’s surrender in World War II. “Our country inflicted considerable damage and pain on many countries, especially the people in Asian nations,” Kan said during a government-sponsored ceremony marking the 66th year of […]

Rembrandt Stolen From California Hotel

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A Rembrandt drawing, “The Judgment,” was stolen from a luxury hotel in Marina del Rey, Calif., despite top-notch security, officials said. The 11-by-7-inch drawing was valued at more than $250,000 and was taken from the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey when the curator was distracted, the Los Angeles Times reported. […]

Man Sentenced In ‘Sex Chamber’ Case

HALMSTAD, Sweden, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A court in Sweden sentenced a man to five years in prison for kidnapping a woman and raping her in what officials described as an underground sex chamber. The woman, in her 30s, came forward when two amateur photographers discovered the chamber in the cellar of an abandoned farmhouse […]

Gadhafi: Rebels Are ‘rats’ And ‘traitors’

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi lashed out at rebels Monday, calling them “rats” and “traitors” and appealing to his followers to rise against them. In a message on Libyan television, Gadhafi called NATO the “colonizer” and said it “can now only resort to lies,” Sky News reported “The end … […]

Highly Decorated U.S. WWII Hero Dies

COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 15 (UPI) — Charles Murray, one of the most decorated soldiers of World War II, died at the age of 89 at his home in Columbia, S.C., his son said. Murray, who retired from the Army as a colonel, received the Medal of Honor, three Silver Stars, two Bronze Stars, and the […]

4 Accused Of Plot To Bomb Russian Train

MOSCOW, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Four men were arrested on suspicion of plotting to bomb a Moscow-to-St. Petersburg express train, Russian officials said. The suspects were detained last month, RIA Novosti reported Monday. The Federal Security Service accused the men of planning to bomb the express train Sapsan as it traveled by Khimki, a town […]

Ind. State Fair To Reopen, Honor Victims

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A public memorial service honoring five people killed in the collapse of a stage in high winds marks the reopening of the Indiana State Fair, officials said. The fair was scheduled to reopen Monday, CNN reported. It closed Saturday following the accident shortly before the country duo Sugarland took the […]

Freak Winter Storm Socks New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A freak winter storm with heavy snow and bitterly cold weather hit New Zealand, grounding air traffic and closing roads, officials said. Four people were taken to a hospital in Auckland after high winds dropped a tree on their home. Forecasters warned people to avoid travel and to […]

Tropical Storm Gert Heads For Bermuda

MIAMI, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A tropical storm warning was posted for Bermuda Monday, with Tropical Storm Gert expected to strengthen as it moved toward the island, forecasters said. Gert, about 175 miles southeast of Bermuda, had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and was moving along a northerly path at 14 mph, the National […]


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