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Lebanon Bombing Kills One, Injures Two In Antelias

ANTELIAS, Lebanon, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Police Thursday tried to determine whether a bomb that exploded in a parking lot in Antelias, Lebanon, was aimed at Judge Albert Serhal or his son. The two bombers involved died and a passerby was slightly injured. The blast near Center Hajj occurred about 11:30 a.m. shortly after Serhal’s […]

Hackers Pass Breivik E-mails To Police

OSLO, Norway, Aug. 11 (UPI) — A group of Norwegian teen computer hackers claimed they opened e-mails sent by accused killer Anders Breivik, which were then passed to police. The hackers turned over correspondence containing details about Breivik’s contacts and private life to the freelance Norwegian journalist, Kjetil Stormark, who then handed the material to […]

Crew From Missing Jet Found Alive

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 11 (UPI) — The two crew members of an F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet that crashed for unknown reasons off the California coast have been rescued, officials said. A rescue helicopter pulled the two out of the water Thursday morning near San Diego, where the jet was last seen about 10:30 pm. Wednesday, […]

NATO Urged To Probe Civilian Death Reports In Libya

ZLITAN, Libya, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Amnesty International urged NATO to investigate Libyan government claims that scores of unarmed civilians were killed in this week’s airstrike near Zlitan. “NATO must take all feasible precautions to avoid civilian casualties, even in those cases where [leader Moammar Gadhafi's] forces are using civilian facilities for military purposes,” Hassiba […]

First Black Secret Service Agent Dies

MITCHELLVILLE, Md., Aug. 11 (UPI) — Charles L. Gittens, the first African-American agent in the U.S. Secret Service, has died from a heart attack, officials said. Gittens, who went on to provide security to American presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and John F. Kennedy, was 82, the Washington Post reported Thursday. “He was a great agent,” […]

Suspected Bomber Returned To Indonesia

JAKARTA, Aug. 11 (UPI) — A suspect in the 2002 bombing on the Indonesian island of Bali that killed 202 people has been returned to Indonesia from Pakistan for trial, officials said. Umar Patek, allegedly a key leader in Jemaah Islamiyah, an Indonesian terrorist group, was returned to Indonesia Thursday to stand trial for the […]

Israel Denies Invite To Nuke Conference

JERUSALEM, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Israel denied it received an invitation to a conference on a nuclear free Middle East sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency. A source at Israel’s Nuclear Agency told Haaretz no invitation had been received. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s office Wednesday denied a report Israel and other Arab countries had […]

Gbagbo’s Son Charged In Violence

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Aug. 11 (UPI) — The son of Ivory Coast’s former president is among 12 people charged in the post-election violence in which an estimated 3,000 people died, officials said. Michel Gbagbo was charged with other allies of his father, Laurent Gbagbo, including Pascal Affi N’Guessan, the former prime minister and leader of […]

Jerusalem To Get Thousands Of New Units

JERUSALEM, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai approved the construction of 1,600 housing units in Jerusalem and plans to okay 2,700 more next week, officials said. Aides close to Yishai said the minister is trying to ease the housing shortage in the capital, Ynetnews.com said Thursday. The move to approve 4,300 housing […]

Twin Blasts Kill Several In Peshawar

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Two blasts Thursday in Peshawar, Pakistan, one of them by a teenage girl suicide attacker at a police checkpoint, killed several people, police said. The blasts ended nearly two months of calm in the violence ravaged city, capital of the northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province near the country’s tense tribal region […]

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