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Kan Calls Fukushima ‘manmade Disaster’

TOKYO, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said no “well-thought-out preparations” had been made before the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster. “There in fact were various opinions (about the plant’s safety) before the accident, but no well-thought-out preparations were made,” Kan said in an interview with The Yomiuri Shimbun. “In that […]

Berlusconi Pushes For Access To Evidence

ROME, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says a parliamentary panel should be allowed to see evidence against him in his sex case. In a letter to parliament, sent late Tuesday by Berlusconi’s lawyer, the prime minister said the court failed to consider his request that parliament be allowed to evaluate the […]

Sudan: Situation Calm In Blue Nile State

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Sept. 7 (UPI) — There is no reason to worry about security in Blue Nile state because alerts were unjustifiably raised after mistaken gunfire, a Sudanese army spokesman said. Reports of fighting between rival Sudanese forces in Blue Nile state, which borders Sudan and South Sudan, prompted strong words from Catherine Ashton, the […]

Iran Says It Killed PJAK Commander

TEHRAN, Sept. 7 (UPI) — One of the top leaders of the Party for Free Life of Kurdistan was killed by Iranian shelling during the weekend, Iran’s state-run media claim. Human Rights Watch during the weekend said the Iranian and Turkish military response to the Party for Free Life of Kurdistan, or PJAK, and the […]

130 Soccer Fans Injured By Egyptian Police

CAIRO, Sept. 7 (UPI) — At least 130 people were injured and one person was reported dead after Egyptian security forces and soccer fans clashed in Cairo, police said Wednesday. The Egyptian news service Bikya Masr said the beatings occurred late Tuesday outside Cairo stadium following an Egypt Cup game between the al-Ahly and Kima […]

Execution Date Set For Troy Davis

ATLANTA, Sept. 7 (UPI) — A Georgia prisoner who has been on death row for 19 years will be executed later this month unless he is granted clemency, a judge has determined. Chatham County Superior Court Judge Penny Freesemann signed a death warrant for Troy Anthony Davis, 41, setting his execution between Sept. 21 and […]

Canadian Stuck In No-fly List Snafu

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Sept. 7 (UPI) — A Canadian man with a Middle Eastern name says he has no problem flying into the United States, but is challenged every time he flies within Canada. Ahmad Ali, a Lebanese-born Canadian citizen, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. he’s baffled as to why he is delayed when he checks […]

Report: Turkey Plans Alliance With Egypt

ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Turkey plans to sign a military and economic alliance with Egypt Monday during the first visit to Cairo by a Turkish prime minister in 15 years, officials said. The development comes after Turkey said it was suspending military and commercial ties with Israel, but is not intended as “revenge” […]

Iraqis Might Not Want U.S. Forces To Stay

BAGHDAD, Sept. 7 (UPI) — It will be difficult to convince the Iraqi people that U.S. forces need to stay in the country beyond the Dec. 31 deadline, an Iraqi lawmaker said. A senior U.S. military official speaking to The New York Times on condition of anonymity said U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is backing […]

Daughters Threaten Mom For Being Mean

PORT RICHEY, Fla., Sept. 7 (UPI) — Florida authorities have arrested a teenage girl after she and a younger sister said they attacked their mother for being mean to them, police said. Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in Port Richey, Fla., by a woman who said she needed help with her […]


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