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U.S. Panel Tells Of ‘historical Injustice’ In Guatemala

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Researchers in a 1940s U.S.-funded study in Guatemala violated ethics by exposing individuals to sexually transmitted diseases without consent, a panel found. The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues released its assessment Monday on the U.S. Public Health Service study in the Central American country in which vulnerable […]

Latest WikiLeaks Postings Name Names

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Nearly 134,000 U.S. cables posted on the Web recently by WikiLeaks list names of people who spoke in confidence to U.S. diplomats, government officials said. State Department officials and human rights activists raised concerns that diplomats in authoritarian countries could face reprisals, including arrest, violence or being dismissed from their […]

Omar Letter Predicts Taliban Victory

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 30 (UPI) — A lengthy message reportedly written by the leader of the Afghan Taliban predicts “imminent victory” over NATO forces in Afghanistan. The statement e-mailed to journalists and posted on a Web site used by the Taliban said more foreign troops are dying because Taliban fighters have learned NATO tactics and […]

Budget Change Sought For United Nations

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — U.S. House Republicans say they are introducing legislation that would allow countries to choose which activities of the United Nations they want to fund. The voluntary budget measure, sponsored by Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, would also end funding for Palestinian refugees and limit the use of U.S. funds only to […]

Teen Child Porn Collector Pleads Guilty

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug. 30 (UPI) — A Canadian teenager who admitted to starting his child pornography collection when he was 12 pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years of probation. The youth, whose name was withheld, entered his plea in Winnipeg, Manitoba, along with an apology, the Winnipeg Free Press reported. “I know what […]

Judge Blocks Alabama Immigration Law

MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 30 (UPI) — A law making it a crime to be an undocumented alien in Alabama was temporarily blocked by a federal judge just days before it was due to go into effect. U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn said she will rule no later than Sept. 28 on a request to stop […]

Lockerbie Bomber’s Letter Found In Tripoli

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 30 (UPI) — The man convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988 maintained his innocence in a private letter to Libya’s intelligence chief. Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi wrote “I am an innocent man” in a letter discovered by The Wall Street Journal at intelligence headquarters in Tripoli, […]

White House Directs Sept. 11 Tributes

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — U.S. government officials have received detailed guidelines from the White House on how to commemorate the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. They call for honoring the memory of those who died on American soil but also remembering that attacks by al-Qaida and extremist groups have occurred in […]

Seven More Protesters Die In Syria

DARAA, Syria, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Protesters rallied in several Syrian cities Tuesday, clashing with government forces in confrontations that left at least seven people dead, activists said. They said at least 17 other people had been killed Monday by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad, the Los Angeles Times reported. Tuesday’s rallies in […]

Executions Stayed For 8 Weeks In India

CHENNAI, India, Aug. 30 (UPI) — September hanging sentences for three men in the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi were stayed for eight weeks by an Indian high court. The order was issued Tuesday by the court in Chennai, capital of the southern Tamil Nadu state. Officials there had appealed to Indian […]

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