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Flooding Kills Dozens In Pakistan

HYDERABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 3 (UPI) — Torrential monsoon rains in Sindh province in southeast Pakistan killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of acres of crops, officials said Saturday. The Provincial Disaster Management Authority put the death toll at 66, the Pak Tribune reported. More than 2 million people were driven from their homes or […]

Documents: CIA, MI6 Worked With Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya, Sept. 3 (UPI) — British and U.S. intelligence agencies worked closely with Libya, including the rendition of terrorism suspects, documents found in Tripoli suggest. Human Rights Watch and foreign reporters Friday found two binders of English-language papers marked MI6 and one marked CIA in the office of the Libyan intelligence chief, The New […]

Lab Explosion Kills 1, Injures Another

MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 3 (UPI) — A scientist was killed and another injured in a lab explosion at a technology company in Menlo Park, Calif., authorities say. The explosion happened Friday afternoon at Membrane Technology Inc. when a male scientist was pouring a mixture of several gases from one cylinder to another, the Los […]

Giffords Spending Weekend In Tucson

TUCSON, Sept. 3 (UPI) — U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is back in Arizona this weekend for what a top aide says is a private visit and break from rehab. The trip to Tucson is only her second since January when she was transferred to a Houston rehabilitation hospital after being shot in the head, The […]

Afghan President Denies Use Of Extra Force

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 3 (UPI) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai denied ordering the use of extra force at the swearing in of eight replacement Parliament members Saturday. Hundreds of police officers armed with machine guns blocked the Parliament building in Kabul Saturday morning to keep lawmakers who had been ousted from entering the building, the […]

Police Arrest 16th Person In Hacking Case

LONDON, Sept. 3 (UPI) — Police in London have detained a man believed to be a former News of the World employee, bringing the number of arrests in the hacking scandal to 16. The man surrendered Friday at a police station in North London, the London Evening Standard reported. He was being questioned about the […]

Rebels Give Gadhafi Loyalist Another Week To Surrender

TRIPOLI, Libya, Sept. 3 (UPI) — The chairman of Libya’s National Transitional Council Saturday said Gadhafi loyalists have one more week to surrender before they face military action. “This extension does not mean we are unaware of what Gadhafi’s accomplices are up to,” National Transitional Council Chairman Mustafa Abdul Jalil said at a news conference, […]

Calif. Man Arrested For Biting Python

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 3 (UPI) — A pet python was recovering from surgery for wounds inflicted by the mouth of a Sacramento, Calif., man, a city official said. David Elmer Senk, 54, was being held in the Sacramento County Jail on charges of unlawfully maiming/mutilating the snake, The Sacramento Bee reported Saturday. Police received a report […]

European Union Says No To Syrian Oil

DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 3 (UPI) — The flow of oil from Syria into European Union countries was cut off Saturday as part of the EU’s pressure on President Bashar Assad to step down. The union announced its embargo Friday after news emerged Syrian soldiers had shot and killed 14 anti-government demonstrators, The Wall Street Journal […]

Deadly Typhoon Hits Japanese Island

TOKYO, Sept. 3 (UPI) — A typhoon packing 90 mph winds hit the southern Japanese island of Shikoku Saturday, killing one person and leaving five others missing, officials said. Typhoon Talas, the 12th named northern Pacific storm this summer, brought heavy rain and triggered mudslides in the prefecture of Ehime, the Kyodo news agency reported. […]


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