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Group Calls For Huge Protest In Cairo

CAIRO, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Young Egyptian activists called Monday for a huge demonstration in Cairo to demand, among other things, an end to military trials of civilians. The Revolution Youth Coalition, in a post on its Facebook page, urged Egyptians to participate in the demonstration Friday in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the Middle East News […]

81-year-old Man Arrested In Wife’s Death

HOUSTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) — An 81-year-old Texas man has been charged with murder in the death of his 74-year-old wife, who was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head Sunday night. Police went to the south Houston home of Johnny Walter Bass and his wife, Jewel Bass, to investigate reports that couple […]

Chilean President Reaches Out To Activists

SANTIAGO, Chile, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has called for dialogue with student activists after protests led to the killing of a teenager last week, officials said. Pinera said the Chilean government is taking full responsibility for the death of Manuel Gutierrez Reinoso, 16, who was shot dead last Thursday during a […]

Nigeria, Ethiopia: Support NTC In Libya

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Nigeria and Ethiopia urged other African countries to follow their lead in supporting the National Transitional Council as the official government of Libya. Nigeria called the move an effort to prevent the loss of more civilian lives in Libya, The (Lagos) Guardian reported Monday. “In the interest of […]

Jailed Russian Oil Magnate Writes Column

MOSCOW, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the jailed chief executive of Russian oil company Yukos, has joined the Russian weekly The New Times as a columnist, the publication said. A strong critic of the Kremlin, Khodorkovsky has previously contributed to other Russian opposition publications, including Novaya Gazeta and Nezavisimaya Gazeta. His current column, called […]

Mexican Police Arrest 5 In Casino Torching

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Mexican police have arrested five alleged members of the Zetas drug cartel accused of setting fire to a casino that killed 52 people last week, officials said. Nuevo Leon state Gov. Rodrigo Medina said the suspects, ages 18 to 37, admitted to participating in Thursday’s arson attack at the […]

Officials: Cannibal Wanted To Eat 10 More

MOSCOW, Aug. 29 (UPI) — A Russian man who invited another man into his Murmansk home, fatally stabbed and ate him, and hoped to eat “at least 10 other people,” authorities say. “The defendant wanted to try eating at least 10 people in the future,” an investigative committee in the Russian Arctic city said Monday. […]

New Energy Standard For Fridges Announced

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) — The U.S. Department of Energy announced Friday new efficiency standards for refrigerators it says will cut the energy use of most new models by 25 percent. A typical refrigerator in 2014 will use about one-fifth as much electricity as one from the mid-1970s, the department said in a release Friday. […]

Contact With Lockerbie Bomber Confirmed

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 29 (UPI) — The Scottish government said the Libyan man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 is dying and the matter should be left there. Lockerbie bomber and former Libyan intelligence officer Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was released from prison by Scottish officials in August 2009 on compassionate grounds because […]

Mixed Views To EPA Emissions Rules

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) — New rules governing air pollution from coal plants in the United States will have to develop gradually, an analyst said amid concerns of economic calamity. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed rules meant to reduce industrial pollution tied to coal-fired power plants. Cross-state air pollution rules that deal with the […]

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