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Khartoum Denies Role In Abyei Incident

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — The Sudanese government denied allegations it delayed air clearance for peacekeepers wounded by a land mine in the troubled Abyei region. Four U.N. peacekeepers died last week after their vehicle struck a mine near the Abyei region. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blamed Khartoum for the incident. “We are […]

Human Rights Abuses Ongoing In Congo

LONDON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — The Congolese army and other armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo violate international law with impunity, a human rights report says. The report prepared by London-based Amnesty International said Congolese citizens are subjected to rape and murder in a decades-old cycle of violence and human rights violations. “The […]

ICRC Alarmed By Attacks On Health Workers

GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug. 10 (UPI) — The International Committee of the Red Cross called for greater protection for healthcare workers in conflict zones around the world. “Violence against healthcare facilities and personnel must end. It’s a matter of life and death,” ICRC Director General Yves Daccord said in a statement. “The human cost is staggering: […]

Gay Man Gets Deportation Reprieve

LONDON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A gay asylum seeker got a temporary reprieve from returning to Cameroon after Air France refused to fly him out of Britain, the U.K. Border Agency said. Joseph Kaute will be allowed out on bail from a U.K. detention center until he can be successfully expelled, Radio France Internationale reported […]

Russia Blacklists Some U.S. Officials

MOSCOW, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry has prepared a retaliatory list of U.S. officials who will be banned from entering Russia, a report says. The report in a Russian business newspaper said the list was prepared at the orders of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev after the United States imposed visa bans on Russian […]

No Basis To Hezbollah Claims In Syria?

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A U.N. agency dismissed allegations it had claimed Hezbollah was involved in the Syrian unrest after the Shiite resistance cried foul. Al-Arabiya, citing Radio France, claimed the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees was set to release a report accusing Syrian ally Hezbollah of killing Syrian army defectors. Hezbollah denied […]

Majority Would Vote Out Current Congress

PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 10 (UPI) — About one in five U.S. voters says most members of Congress should be re-elected, the lowest percentage ever in 20 years of asking that question, Gallup said. Just 21 percent said most congressional members should be returned to office, while 70 percent said they should not, results of the […]

Mubarak Backers Show Support

CAIRO, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A week after the former Egyptian president faced murder charges, his supporters posted his name at a metro station, a political party said. Protesters who occupied Cairo’s central square early this year forced Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak from office after three decades in power. The Egyptian Transportation Ministry changed the […]

Ferdinand Marcos To Be Buried In Home Province

MANILA, Philippines, Aug. 10 (UPI) — The family of ex-Philippines ruler Ferdinand Marcos reached a deal with the government to bury Marcos in his home province with military honors, officials said. The family had wanted Marcos, who died in exile in 1989, to have a hero’s burial and be interred in Heroes Cemetery in a […]

Man Gets 28 Years For Killing His Friend

COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 10 (UPI) — A white South Carolina man has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for shooting his black friend and then dragging the body behind his pickup truck. Gregory Collins, 20, of Newberry County, S.C., pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, desecration of human remains and possession of a firearm in […]

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