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Two Afghan Suicide Bombers Kill Seven

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 27 (UPI) — Two suicide bombings in southwestern Afghanistan Saturday killed seven people and injured at least 40 others, security officials said. The attacks happened in Kandahar and a small city in adjacent Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, regional officials said. The first attack was in the Lashkar Gah, where a man […]

Rebels Fight On Amid Chaos In Tripoli

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 27 (UPI) — Fighting in Libya has left Tripoli in disarray with hospitals overwhelmed and shortages of food, water and medicine, the United Nations said. Fighting has waned in the capital but continued in pockets around the country with rebels, from a base in a nearby village, determined to maintain control of […]

Big Turnout For Singapore Elections

SINGAPORE, Aug. 27 (UPI) — More than 83 percent of eligible voters in Singapore had cast their ballots for president Saturday with 3 hours left to vote. An estimated 1.9 million voters had flocked to 781 polling stations across the country to vote for one of four presidential candidates, including incumbent President S. R. Nathan, […]

Sadr Calls For Protests Of Maliki

BAGHDAD, Aug. 27 (UPI) — Radical Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr sent a letter to supporters calling on them to demonstrate against the government “in millions” when Ramadan ends next week. The letter, read by an imam during prayer services Friday at a mosque in Kufa, calls for demonstrations and protests against Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki […]

Heller: Cut Regulations And Taxes

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) — U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., Saturday proposed cutting taxes and regulation while saying the “status quo of dysfunctional government must end.” In the GOP response to President Obama’s weekly address, Heller said the recession has “robbed millions of people of their jobs, their homes and their sense of security.” “No […]

Obama Calls For Unity On 9/11 Anniversary

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama Saturday called on Americans to come together as the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaches. In his weekly radio and Internet address, the president spoke of the sense of unity Americans felt in the weeks after the attacks on the World Trade […]

Hoax Bomb Found In Canterbury, England

CANTERBURY, England, Aug. 27 (UPI) — The center of Canterbury, one of England’s most historic cities, was evacuated Friday after a suspicious device was found near railroad tracks. The “bomb” proved to be a hoax, The Daily Telegraph reported. It included a backpack with wires running out of it and linking it to a cellphone […]

Irene Lashes N.C. Coast

MIAMI, Aug. 27 (UPI) — The center of Hurricane Irene headed for the North Carolina coast Saturday, as tropical storm conditions spread northward along the coast, forecasters said. In its 1 a.m. EDT update, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Irene, a Category 2 storm, was about 105 miles south of Cape Lookout, N.C., […]

Woman Allegedly Tried To Arrange Hit

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 27 (UPI) — A North Carolina woman has been indicted on charges of trying to arrange the death of a man expected to testify against her boyfriend. Brittany Ladd, 22, of Charlotte, was indicted by a federal grand jury, WBTV, Charlotte, reported. She allegedly tried to kill a federal witness, identified in […]

Boston List Of Abusive Priests Incomplete?

BOSTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Critics say a list of Catholic priests involved in sexual abuse allegations released by Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston has some gaping holes. But O’Malley, who had the list of 159 priests posted on the archdiocese’s Web site Thursday, said most of the 91 priests he left off the list […]

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