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Carbon Monoxide Kills Seven In China

BEIJING, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Seven Chinese villagers died after being overcome by carbon monoxide while looking for agate stones in an abandoned mine, local authorities said Friday. The incident occurred Wednesday night in the small town of Beipiao in Northeast China’s Liaoning province, the Xinhua news agency reported. The report, quoting the municipal information […]

Pakistani Officers Face Negligence Charges

KARACHI, Pakistan, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Three Pakistani military officers face a court-martial on charges of negligence after a deadly militant attack on a naval base in Karachi in May. Ten soldiers died and 15 were wounded in the suspected Taliban attack on the Mehran naval air base. The siege started at 10:30 p.m., May […]

Montana Breathes Easier After Oil Spill

HELENA, Mont., Aug. 5 (UPI) — Most of the more toxic components of oil from a July oil spill in the Yellowstone River have evaporated already, Montana’s governor said. Around 1,200 barrels of oil were released from Exxon Mobil’s Silvertip pipeline into the Yellowstone River near Billings, Mont., in early July. Flood waters slowed cleanup […]

Teen Buried In Sand More Than 30 Minutes

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Aug. 5 (UPI) — Emergency responders in California said a teenager who spent more than 30 minutes trapped in a collapsed sand hole was rescued uninjured. The Newport Beach Fire Department said the boy and a group of friends were attempting to dig a tunnel in the sand at the beach Wednesday […]

Protesters Snub Assad Decree; Scores Dead

HAMA, Syria, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Syria’s resistance rejected President Bashar Assad’s decree permitting opposition parties and dozens more civilians were reported killed by security forces. Assad’s decree grants citizens the right to establish political parties with the aim of contributing to political life “through peaceful and democratic means,” the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency […]

Senate Poised To Restore All FAA Services

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — A short-term deal to end a 14-day partial U.S. Federal Aviation Administration shutdown puts 74,000 people back to work, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said. The agreement, which the Senate was to approve at 10 a.m. EDT Friday, “does not resolve the important differences that still remain,” Reid, D-Nev., said […]

BBC Reporter Spots UFO Over England

COTTERED, England, Aug. 5 (UPI) — A BBC journalist said he spotted a UFO hovering over a field in the English countryside while driving to an airport in the early morning. Mike Sewell, a sports journalist for the BBC, said he was driving through Cottered, England, to the Stansted Airport at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday when […]

European Markets Plunge After Asian Rout

FRANKFURT, Germany, Aug. 5 (UPI) — European stocks plunged a second day Friday and Asian shares nosedived as deep economic-growth fears reached fever pitch ahead of a key U.S. jobs report. British, German and French stock-market indexes fell more than 1 percent in early morning trading after closing down 3.5 percent to 4 percent Thursday […]

Obama To Offer Tax Credit For Hiring Vets

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Spurring U.S. companies to hire veterans can help men and women returning from war zones move into routine civilian jobs, a senior White House adviser said. “The president feels that our veterans … deserve all the support that we as a country can give them to find new careers,” a […]

Military Cooperation Discussed

MOSCOW, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Visiting Gen. Chen Bingde, chief of the general staff of the Chinese military, discussed advancing military cooperation with Russia, state media said. Chen held discussions with Russian Defense Minister Anatoli Serdyukov in Moscow, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported. Chen said military relations between the two countries were in good […]

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