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China To Launch Satellite For Pakistan

BEIJING, Aug. 10 (UPI) — China will launch a communications satellite for Pakistan, its close ally, it was announced Wednesday. A spokesman for the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest Sichuan Province said the satellite will be launched at an “appropriate time” in coming days, the official Xinhua news agency reported. He said the satellite, […]

S. Korea Returns Fire

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (UPI) — North Korea fired an artillery barrage Wednesday that hit waters near a South Korean island, prompting its military to fire back, Seoul officials said. South Korean Defense Ministry officials said marines on the Yeonpyeong Island, 75 miles west of Seoul, detected three artillery shots from a North Korean island across […]

Violence Eases In London, Spreads To Wales

LONDON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Violence in London was relatively subdued, but unrest was reported in other cities, including Birmingham, where police said three people died when hit by a car. Police have opened an investigation into the three deaths; residents said they were protecting their neighborhood from possible looting and fire-setting by youths wearing […]

Obama’s Schedule For Wednesday, Aug. 10

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — President Obama has several meetings out of the public eye and hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan Wednesday, the White House said. The daily schedule indicates Obama will: – Receive the daily briefing. – Meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. – Meet with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. – Host […]

Ai Weiwei Hits Out Again At Beijing

BEIJING, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Ai Weiwei, one of the harshest critics of the Chinese government, used Twitter to hit out against the detention of two other activists. Ai, an international artist who himself was detained for 80 days before being released in June, also described the effect of detention on two people who had […]

Wisconsin Senate Stays In Republican Hands

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 10 (UPI) — Republicans retained control of the Wisconsin state Senate early Wednesday, successfully defending four seats in the broadest recall effort in state history. Republican state Sens. Robert Cowles of Green Bay, Sheila Harsdorf of River Falls and Luther Olsen of Ripon survived the recall, beating Democratic challengers. Incumbent Republican Alberta […]

New Syrian Barrage, U.S. Sanctions Readied

DEIR AL-ZOR, Syria, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Syria stepped up its crackdown Wednesday as Washington readied new sanctions and the U.N. Security Council was to debate a new response to the bloodshed. The early-morning fresh assaults targeted at least two restive cities and several towns and villages, including in Idlib province bordering Turkey, rights and […]

Six Die In Karachi Violence

KARACHI, Pakistan, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Ethnic and targeted killings claimed six more lives in violence-ravaged Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city and its main port and financial capital, police said. The victims in the overnight drive-by shootings and other acts of violence in different parts of the city included activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and […]

Suspected Militants Killed In Drone Strike

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Missiles that may have been fired by a U.S. drone Wednesday killed several suspected militants in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region, officials said. CNN, quoting two Pakistani intelligence officials, said the missiles killed seven suspected pro-Taliban militants in the region near the border with Afghanistan. Other reports gave a […]

Search On For Missing Cargo Plane

MOSCOW, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A search was on Wednesday in Russia’s Far East for a cargo plane that crashed with 11 aboard, officials said, denying reports its wreckage had been found. Russia’s Emergencies Ministry said it had renewed its search for the Antonov An-12 that was carrying more than 17 tons of food supplies […]

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