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Homebuilt Aircraft Accidents To Be Studied

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) — A high rate of accidents involving amateur-built aircraft has led the National Transportation Safety Board to embark on a study of the problem, officials said. Working with the Experimental Aircraft Association, the nation’s largest organization of recreational flyers of home-built aircraft, the NTSB is asking flyers to complete an online […]

More U.S. Air Force Missions Over Iraq?

BAGHDAD, Aug. 29 (UPI) — As U.S. forces on the ground prepare to leave Iraq by the end of the year, missions overhead are likely to increase, a U.S. Air Force general said. There are around 46,000 U.S. troops stationed in Iraq. All of them are to leave the country by the end of the […]

Swedish Language Program Unsatisfactory

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 29 (UPI) — A government plan that offered incentives to immigrants who learn Swedish has failed to produce satisfactory results, officials in Sweden said. Immigrants were offered up to $1,900 for learning the language in under a year, The Local reported. The government allotted $15.9 million for the program but only $2.9 […]

Iranian Opposition Leader Missing

TEHRAN, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Iranian human rights activists said they were “extremely concerned” about the welfare of opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, who has been missing for six weeks. Kaleme, a Web site used by the Iranian opposition, reported in February that Karroubi and his counterpart Mir Hossein Mousavi were taken to the Heshmatiyeh prison […]

Africa Bombs Fuel Fears Of Jihadist Spread

ABUJA, Nigeria, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb killed 18 people in the suicide bombing of an Algerian military academy Friday while two days later an increasingly aggressive jihadist group blew up U.N. headquarters in Nigeria in another suicide attack, killing 23 people. It was the first suicide bombing attributed to the […]

Rights Groups Uncovers War Crimes In Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 29 (UPI) — A Libyan military brigade loyal to Moammar Gadhafi’s son Khamis allegedly slaughtered detainees at a warehouse near Tripoli, Human Rights Watch said. The rights group said it discovered charred remains of roughly 45 bodies at a warehouse near Tripoli during the weekend. Two other corpses, unburned, were found outside […]

Rangers Say Grizzly May Have Killed Hiker

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo., Aug. 29 (UPI) — Park rangers are searching Yellowstone National Park for a grizzly bear that may have been responsible for the death of a hiker last week. The hiker, a man in his 60s from Michigan, was discovered by two women Friday. Investigators believe he had been dead since at […]

Convicted Doctor Accuses Accuser

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich., Aug. 29 (UPI) — A Michigan doctor convicted on sexual assault charges in 2008 is now seeking perjury charges against his accuser, lawyers say. Dr. Labeed Nouri, 40, was jailed for more than three years in Oakland County Jail, including time spent awaiting trial, for sexually assaulting an unidentified young woman who […]

Troops Enter Karachi To Quell Gang Wars

KARACHI, Pakistan, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Pakistani government troops entered Karachi neighborhoods, attempting to quell gang-war violence that has claimed almost 1,000 lives this year, officials said. Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has called the war between political gangs divided on ethnic lines in Pakistan’s largest city the country’s “greatest challenge,” Britain’s Guardian newspaper […]

Cairo Reviews U.S. Ties With Envoy

CAIRO, Aug. 29 (UPI) — The U.S. envoy to Cairo relayed a message of economic and political support to the Egyptian government, the country’s prime minister said. Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf welcomed U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson to his office in Cairo. Both leaders discussed efforts aimed at encouraging U.S. investments in Egypt […]


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