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Obama’s Schedule For Friday, Sept. 2

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) — President Obama leaves Washington Friday for the weekend, the White House said. The daily schedule indicates Obama will stay at Camp David until Sunday, when he visits New Jersey.

Turkish Airways Plane Skids Off Taxiway

MUMBAI, Sept. 2 (UPI) — A Turkish Airways Airbus carrying 97 people from Istanbul to India skidded off a taxiway after landing in Mumbai Friday. No injuries were reported. Flight TK-720 veered off a rapid-exit taxiway at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, the Times of India reported. “The Turkish Airways flight TK-720 was arriving from Istanbul […]

High Court Crushes Aussie Refugee Swap

CANBERRA, Australia, Sept. 2 (UPI) — Australia’s Labor government is in turmoil after Prime Minister Julia Gillard heavily criticized a High Court ruling that disallows a refugee swap deal with Malaysia. Gillard went on national television to claim the ruling “basically turns on its head the understanding of the (migration) law in this country.” The […]

New Japanese PM Names His Cabinet

TOKYO, Sept. 2 (UPI) — New Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda named his new Cabinet Friday, with Koichiro Gemba becoming foreign minister and Jun Azumi finance minister. Both Gemba, a free-trade advocate, and Azumi are in their 40s. Noda, a fiscal conservative succeeding Naoto Kan who resigned, had already appointed his close ally Osamu Fujimura, […]

At Least 10 Dead In Pakistan Violence

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 2 (UPI) — Separate incidents of violence Thursday claimed the lives of at least 10 people in Pakistan, authorities said. In the first, which occurred near a police station in Lakki Marwat district in the northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, a suicide bomber driving a vehicle killed at least three people and injured 15 […]

Feds Take Woman’s Lemon Tree

A Wisconsin woman says she’s more than a little sour now that the U.S. government has forced her to turn over her lemon tree on the grounds that it could spread disease. Bridget Donovan bought the tree online for $70 nearly three years ago and planted it in the yard of her Waukesha home.

Two Journalists Killed In Mexico City

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 2 (UPI) — The bodies of two reporters were discovered Thursday behind a Mexico City cemetery, prosecutors said. The Mexico City justice department said both women’s clothes had been stripped off and their hands and feet were tied, the Los Angeles Times reported. They were identified as Ana Marcela Yarce Viveros, one […]

Maoists Hand Over Keys To Weapons Boxes

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Sept. 2 (UPI) — Nepal’s Maoists, with the election of their leader as prime minister, handed over keys to their weapons containers to a peace process monitoring committee. The steps by the United Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) follow this week’s parliamentary election of their vice chairman, Baburam Bhattarai, as prime minister. The […]

Hackers Create Fraudulent Certificates

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 2 (UPI) — Hackers may have been able to obtain more than 200 fraudulent digital certificates from the Netherlands company DigiNotar, a security expert says. Hans Van de Looy, founder of Madison Gurka, a computer security firm, said he received the information from a confidential source, Computerworld reported. He said the security […]

Lawyers: ICC Should Drop Kenyan Case

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Sept. 2 (UPI) — Lawyers for three Kenyan leaders told the International Criminal Court Thursday that violence after last year’s presidential race was unplanned. At a hearing in The Hague, they said Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the prosecutor, has failed to produce evidence that former Higher Education Minister William Ruto, former Industrialization Minister Henry […]

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