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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 […]

Teens Get Prison For Gang Killing

LONDON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Three teenagers were given life sentences Thursday for leading a gang attack on a schoolboy who was stabbed and killed in South London. A judge at the Old Bailey said Dale Green must serve at least 15 years for killing Nicholas Pearton, while Lamarr Gordon was ordered to serve 14 […]

General: Insurgent Momentum Checked

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 5 (UPI) — The momentum of insurgents in Afghanistan has been checked while security in key districts is on the increase, Maj. Gen. James Terry said from his command. Briefing reporters at the Pentagon on the progress in the Afghan war through a video teleconference, the commander of the NATO-led International Security […]

Man Says He Was Shot At For Scolding Mom

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 5 (UPI) — A Philadelphia man says men with guns shot at him after he scolded a woman on a public bus for spanking her young son. Lefenus Pickett gave his testimony at a preliminary hearing as prosecutors played video from security cameras on the bus. Four people were ordered held for trial. […]

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