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400,000 Short Of Water In Chinese City

HUAIHUA, China, Aug. 5 (UPI) — A prolonged drought is causing water shortages for nearly 400,000 people and 110,000 head of livestock in China’s Huaihua city, officials said. The city is in central China’s Hunan province, where hot weather and a lack of rainfall is drying up wells and ponds, Xinhua, China’s official news agency, […]

Gadhafi Son Khamis Reported Dead In Raid

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 5 (UPI) — A son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was among 32 people killed Friday during a NATO airstrike in Zlitan, rebel forces said. A NATO spokesman said military alliance leaders were aware of the report that Khamis Gadhafi was killed in the overnight raid but could not confirm it, The […]

Israeli Airstrikes Hit Five Gaza Targets

GAZA, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Israel’s air force hit five targets in Gaza Friday in response to increased rocket fire in recent days, an Israeli military spokesman said. The spokesman confirmed Israeli aircraft hit four tunnels and one base operated by reputed terrorists in central Gaza and struck another target in the southern tip, The […]

Carbon Monoxide Kills Seven In China

BEIJING, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Seven Chinese villagers died after being overcome by carbon monoxide while looking for agate stones in an abandoned mine, local authorities said Friday. The incident occurred Wednesday night in the small town of Beipiao in Northeast China’s Liaoning province, the Xinhua news agency reported. The report, quoting the municipal information […]

Pakistani Officers Face Negligence Charges

KARACHI, Pakistan, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Three Pakistani military officers face a court-martial on charges of negligence after a deadly militant attack on a naval base in Karachi in May. Ten soldiers died and 15 were wounded in the suspected Taliban attack on the Mehran naval air base. The siege started at 10:30 p.m., May […]

Protesters Snub Assad Decree; Scores Dead

HAMA, Syria, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Syria’s resistance rejected President Bashar Assad’s decree permitting opposition parties and dozens more civilians were reported killed by security forces. Assad’s decree grants citizens the right to establish political parties with the aim of contributing to political life “through peaceful and democratic means,” the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency […]

Senate Poised To Restore All FAA Services

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — A short-term deal to end a 14-day partial U.S. Federal Aviation Administration shutdown puts 74,000 people back to work, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said. The agreement, which the Senate was to approve at 10 a.m. EDT Friday, “does not resolve the important differences that still remain,” Reid, D-Nev., said […]

European Markets Plunge After Asian Rout

FRANKFURT, Germany, Aug. 5 (UPI) — European stocks plunged a second day Friday and Asian shares nosedived as deep economic-growth fears reached fever pitch ahead of a key U.S. jobs report. British, German and French stock-market indexes fell more than 1 percent in early morning trading after closing down 3.5 percent to 4 percent Thursday […]

Obama To Offer Tax Credit For Hiring Vets

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Spurring U.S. companies to hire veterans can help men and women returning from war zones move into routine civilian jobs, a senior White House adviser said. “The president feels that our veterans … deserve all the support that we as a country can give them to find new careers,” a […]

Military Cooperation Discussed

MOSCOW, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Visiting Gen. Chen Bingde, chief of the general staff of the Chinese military, discussed advancing military cooperation with Russia, state media said. Chen held discussions with Russian Defense Minister Anatoli Serdyukov in Moscow, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported. Chen said military relations between the two countries were in good […]

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