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Rangers Say Grizzly May Have Killed Hiker

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo., Aug. 29 (UPI) — Park rangers are searching Yellowstone National Park for a grizzly bear that may have been responsible for the death of a hiker last week. The hiker, a man in his 60s from Michigan, was discovered by two women Friday. Investigators believe he had been dead since at […]

Convicted Doctor Accuses Accuser

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich., Aug. 29 (UPI) — A Michigan doctor convicted on sexual assault charges in 2008 is now seeking perjury charges against his accuser, lawyers say. Dr. Labeed Nouri, 40, was jailed for more than three years in Oakland County Jail, including time spent awaiting trial, for sexually assaulting an unidentified young woman who […]

Troops Enter Karachi To Quell Gang Wars

KARACHI, Pakistan, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Pakistani government troops entered Karachi neighborhoods, attempting to quell gang-war violence that has claimed almost 1,000 lives this year, officials said. Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has called the war between political gangs divided on ethnic lines in Pakistan’s largest city the country’s “greatest challenge,” Britain’s Guardian newspaper […]

Cairo Reviews U.S. Ties With Envoy

CAIRO, Aug. 29 (UPI) — The U.S. envoy to Cairo relayed a message of economic and political support to the Egyptian government, the country’s prime minister said. Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf welcomed U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson to his office in Cairo. Both leaders discussed efforts aimed at encouraging U.S. investments in Egypt […]

Italian Bishop Urges Political ‘morality’

GENOA, Italy, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Italy’s top Catholic bishop has called for greater morality in politics amid a growing number of political scandals in the country. Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, head of the Italian Bishops Conference, spoke at a mass in Genoa during a religious festival honoring the Madonna della Guardia, Italian news agency ANSA […]

AQIM Says Algeria Attack A Gift For Eid

ALGIERS, Algeria, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Twin suicide bombings of a military academy in Algeria were a “gift” marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, an al-Qaida group said. Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb took responsibility for attacks on the Cherchell Military Academy last week in Algeria. The attack left 16 students and […]

Cybersquatters Snap Up GOP Domain Names

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) — The domain names of U.S. Republican presidential hopefuls and are available for $50,000 each, the names’ owner says. While the eventual GOP nominee is far from certain and chances are less than 50-50 that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry would be on the […]

Alarming Trend Of Violence In Nigeria

LONDON, Aug. 29 (UPI) — The bombing of a U.N. building in Nigeria, claimed by Islamist group Boko Haram, is part of a troubling trend in the country, a scholar notes. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan was quoted by the BBC during the weekend as saying his government would “spare no effort” in bringing to justice […]

Syrian Unrest Raises Chemical Weapons Fear

DAMASCUS, Syria, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Unrest in Syria raised fears about the chemical stockpile and what could happen if controls over the weapons break down, a U.S. State Department official said. A sudden collapse of the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad may mean the integrity of controls over the country’s weapons could be […]

Rebel Leader Sentenced To Hang In Sudan

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Aug. 29 (UPI) — A rebel leader was sentenced to death by a Sudanese court for his role in fighting against Sudanese forces in South Kordofan, a judge said. A judge in Kadugli, capital of South Kordofan state, sentenced Al-Tom Hamed after Hamed was convicted on charges of undermining the constitution and “stirring […]


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