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DRC Election Violence Troubles U.N.

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sept. 7 (UPI) — The United Nations called for calm in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after presidential supporters attacked the opposition’s headquarters. Armed supporters of DRC President Joseph Kabila’s People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy stormed the Kinshasa headquarters of the opposition Union for Democracy and Social Progress […]

Terrorist Attacks Prompt Cancellation Of Turkish Parliament

ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 7 (UPI) — The annual reception that marks the start of Turkey’s parliamentary year has been canceled due to security concerns, Parliament’s speaker announced Wednesday. Cemil Cicek said he is canceling the Oct. 1 event because of the recent spike in terrorist attacks, Today’s Zaman reported. “Ceremonies for the start of the […]

Palestinian Prisoners Launch Hunger Strike

BETHLEHEM, West Bank, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Seventy Palestinians imprisoned in an Israeli jail have launched a hunger strike to press their demands for prison transfers, a Fatah spokesman said. Ashraf Zakarna said the prisoners want to be moved to facilities near their West Bank hometowns to make it easier for their relatives to visit, […]

Waterlogged Areas Could See More Rain

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Cities in the mid-Atlantic region and the Appalachians could experience heavy rains and flooding as remnants of Tropical Storm Lee slogged north Wednesday. Forecasters said the system was expected to dump more rain on the Northeast, still recovering from Hurricane Irene last week, CNN reported. Flood and flash flood watches […]

Official: Israel Faces Cyber Threat

JERUSALEM, Sept. 7 (UPI) — The man in charge of Israel’s electricity said Wednesday his country needs to prepare for a possible cyberattack. Maj. Gen. Yiftach Ron-Tal of Israel Electric Corp. told the Jerusalem Post the Israel’s enemies may have already succeeded in installing viruses in computer systems that control military and civilian infrastructure. “Israel […]

Settlers Suspected Of Vandalism

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Israeli settlers are being blamed for vandalizing 12 military vehicles inside a workshop at a base in the Binyamin area of the West Bank, officials said. Military officials characterized the incident as “unprecedented,” Haaretz reported Wednesday. It was the first time extremists carried out an act of vandalism […]

Poll: Perry Leads Romney; Bachmann Fades

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry jumped ahead of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination, a Washington Post poll indicates. Perry, who announced his candidacy three weeks ago, now is perceived by Republicans as having the best shot at beating President Obama, results of the Washington Post-ABC News […]

Edwards’ Attorneys Seek Dismissal Of Case

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 7 (UPI) — Lawyers for ex-U.S. Sen. John Edwards sought dismissal of the case against their client, arguing the charges are unconstitutionally vague, among other things. In court documents filed in a federal court Tuesday, the defense also contended that no crime occurred, and even if one did, the government didn’t provide […]

Second Convoy Headed To Niger Capital

NIAMEY, Niger, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Moammar Gadhafi’s security chief is among several former Libyan officials who have arrived in the capital of Niger, officials in Niamey confirmed. A second convoy said to be carrying dozens of heavily armed Gadhafi loyalists as well as cash and gold has entered Niger and is headed to the […]

British Columbia Fire Evacuation Lifted

KELOWNA, British Columbia, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Some 550 people ordered from their homes in southern British Columbia because of a wildfire were returning home Wednesday, emergency officials said. The fire started late Monday night in a rugged, mountainous area near Kelowna and the evacuation order went out early Tuesday, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. said. […]

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