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Israel Beefs Up Security At Egypt Border

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Israel bolstered its security along the Egyptian border on intelligence reports indicating terrorists planned to attack Israelis, officials said. Israeli Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz ordered the army to bolster security along the border and gather intelligence using electronic and visual means to track down […]

China Ceramics Plant Fire Kills 15

BEIJING, Aug. 24 (UPI) — At least 15 people died and one person was seriously injured in a fire at a ceramics plant in south China’s Guangdong Province, authorities said. The fire Tuesday morning engulfed a four-story concrete building housing the Shengfeng Ceramics Co. in Sanshui District in the city of Foshan, China Daily reported, […]

Naked Man Stabs Four New Yorkers

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 (UPI) — A naked man who police said displayed signs of mental illness stabbed four residents, one of them fatally, in his New York apartment building. Christian Falero, 23, apparently chose his victims at random, stabbing them when they answered a knock at the door, The New York Times reported. Police […]

Arab League Supports Palestinian Bid

DOHA, Qatar, Aug. 24 (UPI) — The Arab League’s Peace Initiative Committee pledged to support the Palestinian bid for unilateral statehood at the United Nations next month. At a meeting in Doha Tuesday, members of the committee approved a work plan to build up international support for the move, paving the way for the Palestinians […]

Airstrikes In Gaza After Mortars Fired

GAZA, Aug. 24 (UPI) — An Islamic Jihad commander was killed and two Palestinians injured in separate Israeli airstrikes in Gaza Wednesday, the army said. The Egyptian news agency MENA reported an Egyptian woman was injured when a rocket fired by Palestinians in Gaza exploded on the Egyptian side of Rafah. The Chinese news agency […]

Ex-Japanese Foreign Minister Eyes Top Job

TOKYO, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Japanese former Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara confirmed he will run his party’s leadership race next week to succeed Naoto Kan as prime minister. Maehara, who resigned as foreign minister in March, said he will focus on uniting the ruling Democratic Party of Japan and halt its plummeting approval ratings. The […]

Report: Plane Skidded On Its Nose

SHANNON, Ireland, Aug. 24 (UPI) — A plane trying to land at Shannon Airport in western Ireland had trouble with crosswinds before skidding on its nose for more than half a mile, a report says. No one on board the Aer Arann flight from Manchester, England, was injured in the July 17 incident, The Irish […]

Zardari Cautions Against Aid Cut

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Any cut in U.S. aid would both hurt Pakistan’s economy and send a negative signal to its people, Pakistan’s president told a visiting U.S. Senate delegation. Meeting the delegation in Islamabad, President Asif Ali Zardari said he hoped U.S. lawmakers would not take any such steps, Dawn newspaper reported. […]

Police Trying To Identify Amnesiac

LONDON, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Police said they were trying to identify a man who came to a hospital in England with what he said was a splitting headache and no memory of who he is. A week after his appearance, the man’s name and address are unknown, The Independent reported. No one matching his […]

Man Guilty In 1999 Suitcase Killing

LONDON, Aug. 24 (UPI) — A dozen years after a woman’s body was found in a suitcase in a parking lot at London’s Heathrow International Airport, her accused killer has been convicted. Youssef Ahmed Mosalem Wahid, 42, who was extradited from Bahrain, was convicted Monday of the murder of Fatima Kama, the Uxbridge Gazette reported. […]

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