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Protecting Prostitutes As Professionals

BERN, Switzerland, Sept. 6 (UPI) — A study by a Swiss social worker suggests prostitution is safer for sex workers and customers when it is treated as a profession. Eva Buschi, a professor at the School of Social Work of the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, said her research found the country’s lack of […]

Yemeni Opposition Shuns GCC Deal

SANAA, Yemen, Sept. 6 (UPI) — A deal that gives the Yemeni president immunity in exchange for his resignation isn’t acceptable anymore, a member of the opposition said. Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh remains in Saudi Arabia more than three months after he was gravely wounded in an attack on his presidential compound in Sanaa, […]

Gates Named William & Mary Chancellor

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Sept. 6 (UPI) — Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is returning to his alma mater, the College of William & Mary to serve as chancellor, the college said Tuesday. Gates, who received his undergraduate degree in 1965, served as defense secretary under President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama before […]

Mexican Helicopters Flying Over Texas

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Mexican military helicopters have been flying over Texas, a staging ground for missions into Mexico to fight drug traffickers, a Mexican official said. The San Antonio Express-News reports Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez Jr. said as many as 10 of the Mexican helicopters have been spotted flying over south […]

1,000 May Be Terror Risk In Germany

BERLIN, Sept. 6 (UPI) — A German official says as many as 1,000 people living in Germany could be classified as possible terrorists. Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich told the Bild newspaper that nearly 1,000 people have been identified as potential Islamic terrorists, with 128 identified as dangerous and 20 found to have actually trained in […]

Family Of Slain Yale Grad Student To Sue

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 6 (UPI) — The family of a young graduate student killed in a Yale lab plans to sue the Connecticut university for damages, a lawyer says. Joseph Tacopina, the New York lawyer representing the estate of Annie Le, said Monday he plans to file the lawsuit Wednesday, the Hartford Courant reported. […]

Chechen Official Attacked, Shot

YEKATERINBURG, Russia, Sept. 6 (UPI) — A Chechen government official was attacked and slightly injured by an unidentified assailant in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg, police said. Police said the assailant approached Salautdin Mamakov from behind and shot him Monday evening, apparently with a non-lethal firearm that uses rubber bullets, RIA Novosti reported. Mamakov, the […]

EU Commission Wants Border-control Powers

BRUSSELS, Sept. 6 (UPI) — The European Commission says it wants EU member states to surrender border-control decisions and give a central role in those matters to the commission. “Freedom of movement of persons is a common European good and decisions affecting it should be taken at EU level,” home affairs spokesman Michele Cercone said […]

Moscow Man Says He Didn’t Rape Daughter

MOSCOW, Sept. 6 (UPI) — A Moscow man has begun a hunger strike to protest a 13-year jail sentence, saying he’s not guilty of charges of raping his 7-year-old daughter, his wife said. RIA Novosti reported Vladimir Makarov, who was sentenced Monday, was charged after his dead sperm were found in his daughter’s urine when […]

Al-Qaida Waning In Arab Spring?

CAIRO, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Al-Qaida may struggle to gain a foothold in the Arab world after public demonstrations, not holy war, brought about regional change, analysts say. Relatively peaceful demonstrations brought down the governments of Tunisia and Egypt earlier this year. Those gave way to the so-called Arab Spring, a surge of political frustration […]

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