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Group Calls For Mass Egyptian Protests

CAIRO, Aug. 19 (UPI) — A pro-revolution group in Egypt called for mass protests Sept. 9 to express frustration with the lack of political reform in the country. A group calling itself the Second Anger Revolution Youth, in a statement posted on the group’s listing on Facebook, accused the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed […]

Suu Kyi Meets With Myanmar President

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, Aug. 19 (UPI) — A meeting between President Thein Sein and dissident Aung San Suu Kyi Friday indicated Myanmar’s new government is reaching out to opponents, observers said. Suu Kyi, who spent much of the past 20 years in detention, met with Thein Sein in the presidential palace in the capital, Naypyitaw, where […]

Australian Helicopter Crash Kills Three

SYDNEY, Aug. 19 (UPI) — It could take months to determine the cause of a fatal helicopter crash in the South Australian outback, officials said. The Sydney-based helicopter crashed Thursday evening, killing three Australian Broadcasting Corp. employees, the news agency reported Friday. The crash killed journalist Paul Lockyer, pilot Gary Ticehurst and cameraman John Bean, […]

Gbagbo Allegedly Tied To Financial Crimes

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Aug. 19 (UPI) — Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo and his wife were charged with embezzlement and other financial crimes, the public prosecutor said. Gbagbo and his wife, Simone, were charged with a series of financial crimes stemming from the post-election crisis in the West African country, the world’s top cocoa producer. […]

Caution Greets Suu Kyi Visit With Leader

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, Aug. 19 (UPI) — The first post-detention meeting between opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the president of Myanmar was a good step but a slow one, an activist said. Suu Kyi met with Myanmar President Thein Sein for the first time since the opposition leader was released from house arrest last […]

Shark Attacks Prompt Swimming Ban

MOSCOW, Aug. 19 (UPI) — Shark attack warnings were posted at Russia’s Far East Marine Reserve following this week’s attacks on swimmers, reserve Director Andrei Malyutin said Friday. Predatory sharks along the coast of the Sea of Japan attacked two swimmers this week, prompting the Far Eastern Primorye Territory administration Thursday to take the action, […]

Coup Leading To USSR Fall Recalled

MOSCOW, Aug. 19 (UPI) — A coup attempt by Communist hardliners 20 years ago to preserve the Soviet Union touched off instead a revolt for democracy. Now, however, democracy has withered and the old ways of ruling by intimidation and favoritism have become entrenched, observers told The Washington Post in an article published Thursday. The […]

Two Soldiers Charged With Teen’s Slaying

SPRING LAKE, N.C., Aug. 19 (UPI) — Two soldiers were charged with murder and disposing of a corpse in the death of a Spring Lake, N.C., teen, whose body was found in a wooded area, police said. Deputies from Harnett and Cumberland counties found the body of Vincent Carlisle Jr., 17, Thursday in the woods […]

Stage Collapse Kills 5; Concert Canceled

HASSELT, Belgium, Aug. 19 (UPI) — One of the largest outdoor music festivals in Europe was canceled after a stage collapsed during a storm in Belgium, killing five people, organizers said. The violent storm struck Thursday just hours after three-day Pukkelpop kicked off in Hasselt, east of Brussels, CNN reported Friday. Reports varied about the […]

Rep. Lewis: Black People Support Obama

ATLANTA, Aug. 19 (UPI) — U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., said black Americans are frustrated about the scarcity of jobs but are not unhappy with President Barack Obama Lewis, visiting a job fair in Atlanta Thursday, made his comment in response to a suggestion earlier this week by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., that African-Americans, while […]


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