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Lockerbie Bomber Reportedly Near Death

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 29 (UPI) — The ex-Libyan officer convicted of plotting the 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 bombing and released from a Scottish prison two years ago is near death, officials said. Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi was near death at his home near Tripoli, CNN reported Sunday, showing images of a weakened man wearing […]

Rebels Worry About Fate Of Prisoners

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Libyan rebel leaders say they’re worried about what has happened to tens of thousands of prisoners held in Tripoli by Moammar Gadhafi’s regime. Col. Ahmed Omar Bani, a Rebel military spokesman, said nearly 50,000 prisoners arrested in recent months remain unaccounted-for, the BBC reported. Although human rights groups reported […]

Tropical Storms Percolate In Atlantic

MIAMI, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Tropical Storm Jose was expected to weaken while an unnamed tropical depression was forming south of the Cape Verde Islands, forecasters said Monday. No coastal watches or warnings for either storm were in effect, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said in its 5 a.m. EDT advisory. Jose was about […]

Three NATO Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Three NATO soldiers died in separate attacks in southern Afghanistan, NATO said. The first soldier died in an insurgent attack, the second was killed by a roadside bomb and the third during an unspecified military operation, all Sunday, the Voice of America reported. NATO gave no other details. Separately, […]

Gunfire Reported In Syrian Cities

DAMASCUS, Syria, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Heavy gunfire was reported in Hit, a Syrian village near the Lebanese border, and Rastan, north of Homs, where security forces were deployed, officials said. There was a report that hostages had been taken and homes destroyed. The latest developments Monday came amid reports that Nabil al-Arabi the secretary-general […]

8 Injured In Tel Aviv Terror Attack

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 29 (UPI) — A knife-wielding attacker rammed a car into a roadblock near a Tel Aviv, Israel, nightclub before dawn Monday, injuring at least eight Israelis, police said. Some of the victims were stabbed, others hit by the car, investigators said. Two people were reported in serious condition. Hundreds of teenagers […]

22 Trapped In Flooded Chinese Mine

BEIJING, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Rescuers in northeast China’s Heilongjiang province worked Monday to save 22 workers trapped in a flooded coal mine for a week, officials said. During the weekend, rescuers retrieved the body of a worker who had drowned and managed to bring out three others who were hospitalized in stable condition, China […]

South Korea Charges Five Men With Spying

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Prosecutors charged five South Korean men, including their alleged ringleader, with spying for North Korea, the Seoul district prosecutor’s office said. The men are accused of working for an underground spying group called Wangjaesan, the name of a North Korean mountain, under the direction of a man called Kim, a […]

Obama’s Schedule For Monday, Aug. 29

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) — President Obama has several meetings out of the public eye Monday in Washington, the White House said. The daily schedule indicates Obama will: — Receive the daily briefing. — Meet with senior advisers. — Meet with Vice President Joe Biden and have lunch.

Bus Hits Truck In China; 17 Killed

BEIJING, Aug. 29 (UPI) — A bus carrying migrant workers struck a parked trailer-truck in China, killing 17 people and injuring 17 others, police said. The incident occurred Sunday in north China’s Hebei province, Xinhua reported. Police said the truck was parked on a roadside in the province’s Zhangjiakou city. Other details of the incident […]


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