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Rebels Want Gadhafi’s Sons In Algeria

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Libya’s National Transitional Council has asked the Algerian government to cooperate by handing over the sons of deposed strongman Moammar Gadhafi. Gadhafi’s second wife, his daughter Aisha and sons Mohammed and Hannibal were among a group of 30 family members who fled to Algeria, the Tripoli Post reported Tuesday. […]

Sunday Comics Commemorating 9/11

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Sunday comics on Sept. 11 will salute America on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of a decade ago, USA Today reports. “The Sunday comics offer the biggest canvas for us,” said Brendan Burford, comics editor for King Features Syndicate. “Readers look to the comics page to reflect the […]

Yemen’s Saleh Backing Down?

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Yemen’s embattled president said in a message marking the end of Ramadan his country should prepare for elections to choose a new leader. Saleh is clinging to his 33-year grip on power despite mounting pressure to resign. He’s in Saudi Arabia recovering from wounds suffered during a June […]

Security Council Reviews Row Between Kosovo, Serbia

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Russia is circulating a draft resolution at the U.N. Security Council condemning Kosovo, a move Western members said they would resist. Russia has drafted documents for the U.N. Security Council that will condemn Kosovo for border disputes with Serbia. The Serbian government hoped to get broad support for the […]

Eid Clashes Leave 20 Dead In Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Following last week’s attacks by Islamic militants, religious conflict at the end of Ramadan left at least 20 people dead in Nigeria, the government said. Clashes erupted when Christians in northern Nigeria tried to block Muslims who were gathering at an area mosque to mark Eid al-Fitr, the end […]

Perry, Bachmann Are S.C. Primary Favorites

COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 30 (UPI) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota are early favorites heading into the wide-open South Carolina primary, state Republicans say. GOP leaders say former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Utah Go. Jon Huntsman shouldn’t be counted out, The Hill reported Tuesday. “I think South […]

New Laws Allow More Eavesdropping

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Privacy advocates say new laws and technologies allow the U.S. government to eavesdrop on Americans as it never could before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. “It used to be the case that if the government wanted to find out what you read and what you wrote, it would have to […]

Organs From HIV Donor Transplanted

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Five organs from a donor with HIV were mistakenly transplanted in patients at National Taiwan University Hospital, health officials said. The Department of Health said it is trying to determine how a transplant team harvested organs from a 37-year-old donor who tested positive for HIV, the Taipei Times reported. […]

Obama Approval Ratings Stuck At 40 Percent

PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 30 (UPI) — U.S. President Obama averaged a 40 percent job-approval rating last week, tying his record-low ratings of the two previous weeks, Gallup said Tuesday. The last time Obama’s average weekly approval rating registered at least 50 percent among all Americans was May 30-June 5, Gallup said. Obama still receives broad […]

Foreign Firms Helped Gadhafi Spy

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 30 (UPI) — A tour of an abandoned security unit in Tripoli showed how Moammar Gadhafi’s regime tracked Libyans and the involvement of foreign firms in the surveillance. People familiar with the situation told The Wall Street Journal Libyan officials discussed high-tech spying devices with several companies — including Boeing’s Narus unit, […]

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