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Protest Turns Violent In Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 8 (UPI) — Seven demonstrators appeared in an Israeli court Thursday accused of attacking police during a protest outside Tel Aviv’s city hall that turned violent. The seven were accused of shoving, punching and threatening police, The Jerusalem Post reported. They were part of a group of social justice demonstrators who […]

California To Outlaw Inmate Cellphones

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 8 (UPI) — California legislators have approved bills banning inmate cellphones and expediting the legal process for a proposed football stadium. On Wednesday, California lawmakers moved to outlaw cellphones in prisons, the Los Angeles Times reported. “We know they’ve been used to organize street gangs, traffic drugs and intimidate witnesses,” said state Sen. […]

Press Bahrain Harder, Scholar Tells Obama

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) — Washington should use its military leverage over Bahrain to press for political and human rights or risk its legitimacy in the region, a scholar writes. Bahrain was criticized for the way it handled a Shiite uprising early this year but was later praised for advancing reforms. Bahrain in early July […]

Calif. Voters: Terror Fight High Priority

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) — Four of five California voters say the need to fight terrorism has remained as important or become more so since the 2001 terrorist attacks, a poll indicated. By contrast, only 13 percent said they believe the need to fight terrorism was decreasing, the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll found. […]

Bastrop Wildfire Burns 1,386 Homes

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 8 (UPI) — The Bastrop wildfire burning near Austin, Texas, killed two people and destroyed more than 1,300 homes before officials declared it 30 percent contained. Emergency officials said the Bastrop fire had burned 34,000 acres as of Wednesday, destroying an estimated 1,386 homes, the Austin American-Statesman reported Thursday, while the nearby […]

WJC Speaks Out Against Palestinian State

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) — United Nations recognition of Palestine could lead to increased violence against Israel, the head of the World Jewish Congress said in New York. “If this unilateral declaration were to be endorsed by the United Nations it would most likely trigger the continuation of a vicious cycle of violence within […]

New Weapons Raise Concerns For ICRC

SAN REMO, Italy, Sept. 8 (UPI) — The International Red Cross said from Italy that it had legal concerns about the use of new weapons technology like robotic and cybersystems. The International Institute of International Humanitarian Law and the International Committee of the Red Cross are hosts for a two-day discussion in Sam Remo, Italy, […]

Witness Details Plans To Control Protests

CAIRO, Sept. 8 (UPI) — An Egyptian security officer detailed a meeting of police officials on the need to control protesters at the trial of ousted President Hosni Mubarak Thursday. Gen. Hassan Abdel Hameed told the court that during the session former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly discussed a plan to block entrances to Tahrir Square […]

Yemen’s Ruling Party Backs Transition

SANAA, Yemen, Sept. 8 (UPI) — The ruling General People’s Congress in Yemen said it was reviewing a modified version of a proposal to usher in political transition in the country. Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh promised to return home “soon” after being released from a military hospital in Saudi Arabia. He spent roughly two […]

Puerto Rico: Police Accused Of Abuses

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) — The U.S. Justice Department says police in Puerto Rico routinely use excessive force that unnecessarily injuries hundreds of people and kills others. The findings are contained in a scathing 116-page report by the Justice Department’s civil rights division to be released Thursday, The New York Times says. The report accuses […]


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