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Toddler Survives Mauling In Cougar Attack

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Training and quick-thinking are being credited by a Canadian man who yanked his 18-month-old grandson from the claws of a cougar on Vancouver Island. The big cat sprang out of a wooded area around 6 p.m. Monday in the Pacific Rim National Park as the toddler was walking […]

Rebels: End Is Near For Gadhafi Regime

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Rebel leaders in Libya said Moammar Gadhafi’s rule is nearly over as the Saturday deadline approaches for all loyalists to surrender. Ali Tarhouni of the National Transitional Council predicted Gadhafi’s four-decade reign will end within a week, CNN reported. “I’ve waited 42 years,” the oil and finance minister said. […]

Iran Sending Sub, Warship To Red Sea

TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Iran will send a warship and submarine from the Republic’s 15th fleet to the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, navy commander Adm. Habibollah Sayyari said. The navy will continue to maintain a high active presence in the area to serve the country’s interests, Press TV quoted him as saying […]

Johannesburg Quiet As Police Guard City

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Johannesburg was quiet Wednesday amid tight South African police security that kept supporters of ANC youth leader Julius Malema off the streets. Police had earlier cordoned off roads around Luthuli House, headquarters of the ruling ANC or African National Congress, after learning the party had decided to continue […]

Netanyahu’s Office Dismisses Allegations

JERUSALEM, Aug. 31 (UPI) — The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office denied media reports Sarah Netanyahu mistreated a foreign worker hired to care for her elderly father. Channel 2 reported Tuesday Binyamin Netanyahu’s wife was suspected of mistreating a caretaker from Nepal. The television report said Netanyahu suspected the worker of stealing funds from her 96-year […]

Neglected Dog Carried 30 Pounds Of Hair

GODMANCHESTER, England, Aug. 31 (UPI) — A dog dumped at an English animal shelter had trouble walking because of lack of exercise and nearly 30 pounds of excess matted hair, employees said. Wendy Kruger, head of the Wood Green Animal Shelter in Godmanchester, said the Old English sheep dog suffered from “criminal” neglect, the Cambridge […]

Police Handcuff Enraged Autistic Boy, 9

TORONTO, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Toronto police are defending two officers’ decision to briefly handcuff a 9-year-old autistic boy who was on a rampage at a daycare center. Two workers at the Fairbank Memorial Day Care Center made separate 911 emergency calls July 28, saying they couldn’t control the boy who was throwing tables and […]

Jordan’s King Warns Abbas Against U.N. Bid

AMMAN, Jordan, Aug. 31 (UPI) — King Abdullah of Jordan advised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to reconsider next month’s planned statehood bid at the United Nations, al-Madina reported. Abdullah warned Abbas declaring statehood could jeopardize the right of return for Palestinian refugees, the Saudi Arabian daily reported Tuesday. Abdullah said if a Palestinian state is […]

Suicide Bomber Kills 11 In Quetta

QUETTA, Pakistan, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Eid festival turned tragic Wednesday in Quetta, Pakistan, where a car bomb went off near a group of worshippers, killing several of them, police said. CNN, quoting police, reported at least 11 died in the blast and 21 others were injured. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the fasting […]

Petraeus Retires From Army; CIA Job Awaits

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) — U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus trades in his uniform for civvies Wednesday, retiring from military service in advance of becoming director of the CIA. He assumes his role as America’s spy chief Sept. 6. As the top commander on the ground in Iraq, Petraeus is credited for turning around a […]

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