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Nigerian Attacks Unjust, World Says

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) — There is no justification for violence targeting the United Nations, Washington said after the Islamic Boco Haram took responsibility for attacks in Nigeria. Boco Haram told the BBC it carried out Friday’s attack that left 18 people dead and many more injured at the U.N. offices in Abuja. U.S. Secretary […]

Israeli Embassy In Cairo Stormed

CAIRO, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Egyptian protesters said during Friday protests in Cairo they wanted “retribution” for those killed by Israeli forces in Sinai last week. The Israeli military last week launched a raid on Egyptian targets after militants crossed the border in the Sinai Peninsula, killing eight Israelis. Six Egyptian security personnel were killed […]

U.S. Raps Syria For Attack On Cartoonist

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) — The brutal beating of one of Syria’s most popular political cartoonists is an example of the deplorable legacy of the regime, the U.S. State Department said. Despite growing international condemnation, Syrian security forces continue an assault on opposition protesters during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The United Nations put […]

Pediatrician Gets Life For Raping Kids

LEWES, Del., Aug. 26 (UPI) — A Delaware pediatrician was sentenced to life with no parole Friday for what a prosecutor called “unspeakable acts” of sexual assault on young patients. Dr. Earl Bradley, 58, who practiced in the Lewes area, received 14 life sentences, The News Journal of Wilmington reported. Superior Court Judge William C. […]

U.S. Wants More From Truce In Sudan

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) — The U.S. State Department said it welcomed a cease-fire in the Sudanese state of South Kordofan but stressed access to the region was needed. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir called for a two-week cease-fire in South Kordofan near the border with South Sudan. Bashir, state-run Sudan News Agency said, received a […]

Truck Hanging From Overpass Closes I-40 In Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Interstate 40 through Oklahoma City was closed Friday after a semi-truck jackknifed, leaving a trailer load of gravel over the side of an overpass, police said. It took at least an hour for rescue crews to gingerly pluck the trucker from the cab of the vehicle, which struck a […]

Myanmar Must Address ‘serious’ Issues

YANGON, Myanmar, Aug. 26 (UPI) — There are “serious human rights issues” remaining in Myanmar despite a number of steps taken by the government toward meaningful reform, a U.N. official said. Tomas Ojea Quintana, the U.N. special envoy for human rights in Myanmar, said the new government there had made steps needed to usher in […]

U.S. Looks To Free Up Money For Libya

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) — The United Nations backed a U.S. proposal to free $1.5 billion in Libyan assets to provide critical assistance to the Libyan people, Washington said. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu at a meeting for the Libya Contact Group in Istanbul called on the international community to release Libyan assets frozen as […]

U.S. Targets Smuggling Through Caribbean

MIAMI, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Florida’s U.S. Attorney said a crackdown on drug smuggling at the Mexican border likely will result in more smuggling through the Caribbean. Wifredo Ferrer said cocaine and other illegal drugs still come to the United States primarily through Colombia to Mexico and across the Southwest border, The Miami Herald reported. […]

4 Years In Jail For Microsoft Embezzler

SEATTLE, Aug. 26 (UPI) — A former Microsoft contractor in Washington state convicted of embezzling $500,000 Friday faced a four-year prison sentence. Manyvone Phanhsiry pleaded guilty in April to taking $457,000 as a Microsoft contractor responsible for providing the corporation’s interns with pre-paid debit cards, reported Thursday. Phanhsiry requested excess debit cards, which were […]


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