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Famine Relief Hurt By Food Delays

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Famine relief efforts in Somalia are hampered more by delays in procuring food and funds than by militants banning access to certain areas, organizers said. Staff members at relief organizations said a huge problem in responding to the crisis is the time it takes to buy food abroad and […]

33 Trapped Chilean Miners – Revisited

COPIAPO, Chile, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Most of the 33 Chilean miners who became celebrities after spending 69 days trapped in an underground mine are still trying to cope, a review indicates. After captivating a world audience, guest appearances on television shows and sporting events, an exhibit at the Smithsonian in Washington and even a […]

Panetta: Cuts Could Damage U.S. Defense

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Congress must look at ways to increase revenue because the military could be crippled from further cuts, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said. Panetta said Thursday cuts beyond the $400 billion in savings planned over the next decade could weaken the military and make it difficult to defend the United […]

Rain, Flooding Threaten Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Heavy rain and possible flooding from dissipating Tropical Storm Emily threatened thousands of Haitians living in temporary shelters Friday, forecasters said. In Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, about 12,000 U.N. peacekeepers were on emergency standby. People living in locations where the worst of the storm was expected were relocated into shelters, […]

People’s Daily Rips Cyberattack Charges

BEIJING, Aug. 5 (UPI) — China’s official newspaper, the People’s Daily, denounced reports that China was behind cyberattacks of government and corporate systems. Computer system security giant McAfee said it discovered a years-long campaign of cyberattacks on the networks of governments, organizations and businesses, mainly in the United States. It said a “state actor” was […]

Yingluck Becomes Thai PM-elect

BANGKOK, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Yingluck Shinawatra became Thailand’s prime minister-elect Friday following a vote in Parliament, officials said. Yingluck, the first woman to become prime minister in the country, received 296 votes, enough to take the position, a month after her Pheu Thai party won in national elections, the Bangkok Post reported. She is […]

Doctor Convicted In Surgery Scam Case

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 (UPI) — A doctor in California’s Orange County was convicted of performing unnecessary surgeries on more than 160 people in an insurance scam case, officials said. Dr. Michael Chan, 65, of Cerritos, one of 19 defendants accused in the case, faces up to 28 years in state prison on 40 felony […]

Weekend Protests Planned Across Israel

JERUSALEM, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Organizers say they hope protests across Israel Saturday will bring out more than 200,000 demonstrators angry at the government over housing and other issues. Roee Neuman, spokesman for the tent city protest movement, said the size and fervor of the protests would be influenced by the Knesset’s approval Wednesday of […]

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 […]


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