From The Wire
CANBERRA, Australia, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Australia’s High Court dealt a blow the country’s controversial plan to send asylum seekers who arrived by boat to Malaysia for processing. The court put a temporary stop on the first group, which the government was getting ready to send overseas last weekend. Lawyers for the group of 16 […]
TEHRAN, Aug. 9 (UPI) — The West has reached an impasse with its military intervention in Libya, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi says. Salehi, speaking during a news conference Saturday with Beninese Minister of Foreign Affairs Nassirou Arifari Bako, said NATO countries seeking the ouster of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi have become bogged down […]
DOLLARD-DES-ORMEAUX, Quebec, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Police in Canada said a man arrested for a driving infraction escaped by stealing a police vehicle. Officers in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec, said the 33-year-old man, whose name was not released, was arrested at 4 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Sources and Roger Pilon boulevards and somehow managed to […]
SHAOYANG, China, Aug. 9 (UPI) — A Chinese high-wire walker completed a 50-foot stroll between two hot air balloons at 100 feet, but lost his balance trying to repeat the stroll at 330 feet. Saimaiti Aishan, a seventh-generation high wire artist, completed the walk between the balloons at an altitude of 100 feet Sunday in […]
DOVER, Del., Aug. 9 (UPI) — The United States will succeed in Afghanistan despite 30 U.S. troop deaths in a helicopter shot down by Islamist Taliban militia, President Barack Obama said. “We will press on, and we will succeed,” Obama said Monday as the troops’ remains were being prepared to be flown to Dover Air […]
NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (UPI) — European and Asian stocks plunged Tuesday ahead of Wall Street’s opening bell in a rampant global selloff on Europe’s debt crisis and the U.S. credit downgrade. British, German and French stock indexes fell more than 2 percent in early-morning trading following daylong gyrations in Asian markets. In late-afternoon trading […]
LONDON, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Rioting in 10 London districts and three other British cities quieted by dawn Tuesday as Prime Minister David Cameron was to hold a crisis-response meeting. Cameron reversed an earlier decision not to cut short his central Italy vacation and took a military plane home around 3 a.m. (10 p.m. EDT […]
Dieters may not need as much willpower as they think if they change their eating environment and how they eat, a U.S. researcher says. One myth, he says, is that people know when they are full and stop before they overeat.
The Administration of President Barack Obama said it will grant waivers to U.S. States saying they can’t meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind law. Efforts to reform the signature education legislation of President George W. Bush have stalled in Congress.
PRESTON, England, Aug. 9 (UPI) — A young man was being questioned Monday in northern England after the bodies of his grandmother and aunt were found in their burning house, police said. The dead women were identified as Maureen Allen, 79, and her daughter, Geraldine Allen, 56, the Daily Mirror reported. Maureen Allen had lived […]