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Police Hit Sex-trafficking Ring In Sweden

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Police in Stockholm, Sweden, say they arrested six men allegedly involved in a sex-trafficking ring that exploited at least 20 Lithuanian women. The arrests Wednesday were the result of a lengthy surveillance operation, The Local reported Friday. The men, who are all of Lithuanian origin, face human trafficking and […]

Man Accused Of Abusing Daughters For Years

ST. PETER AM HART, Austria, Aug. 26 (UPI) — A retired Austrian man is being investigated on accusations he repeatedly sexually abused his two daughters for more than four decades, police said. Police said Friday they had arrested the suspect — identified only as 80-year-old “Gottfried W” — several weeks ago, the Austrian Times reported […]

Many Die In Police Station, Bank Attacks In Nigeria

GOMBI, Nigeria, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Attacks on two banks and two police stations in the northern Nigerian town of Gombi left many people dead, witnesses said. Reports on the death toll ranged from at least a dozen to 32 victims. Witnesses told Britain’s Guardian newspaper more than 15 suspected members of the radical group […]

Arizona Challenges Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Arizona is suing the U.S. government, questioning the constitutionality of a portion of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horn said the suit, filed Thursday, challenged a part of the law that requires Arizona and other jurisdictions — mainly in the South — to get permission, or […]

Turkey Denies Civilian Deaths In Iraq

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Aug. 26 (UPI) — The Turkish military says no civilians have been killed in attacks on Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq. Turkey says 90 to 100 Kurdish rebels were killed and about 80 people wounded in the attacks last week on rebel barracks and ammunition depots, CNN reported Friday. A spokesman for the […]

Firefighters Battle Blaze Near Yosemite

MARIPOSA, Calif., Aug. 26 (UPI) — A main entrance to Yosemite National Park was closed Friday while firefighting crews battled a wildfire near Mariposa, Calif., officials said. Officials said the so-called Motor fire in the Merced River Canyon had burned about 1,000 acres since it broke out Thursday, KMPH-TV, Fresno, Calif., reported. CNN said the […]

Barak: Egypt To Deploy Troops In Sinai Peninsula

JERUSALEM, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Israel will allow Egypt to deploy thousands of troops in the Sinai Peninsula, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Friday. Barak said Israel would allow helicopters and armored vehicles into Sinai but would bar tanks. Another Israeli official said the deployment may need the Knesset’s approval. Barak’s comments in The […]

Appeal Dismissed In Haditha Killings

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) — A military appeals court says the court-martial of a U.S. Marine accused of killing 24 Iraqis in 2005 should be placed before a trial court without delay. The U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals in Washington also rejected a request that one of Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich’s former military […]

U.N. Urges Restraint By All Sides In Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 26 (UPI) — The United Nations called on all sides of the fighting in Libya to exercise restraint and take steps to refrain from acts of violence and revenge. The plea came as reports of abuses and alleged summary killings by both rebels and troops loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi emerged, […]

Blast Rocks U.N. Building In Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria, Aug. 26 (UPI) — The United Nations building was bombed Friday in the Nigerian capital of Abuja. Witnesses said many people were injured. Alessandra Vellucci at the United Nations in Geneva confirmed the “U.N. premises in Abuja have been bombed” but couldn’t provide more details, CNN reported. Witnesses in the U.N. building told […]


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