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Philippines Bomb Kills One, Injures 10

COTABATO CITY, Philippines, Aug. 2 (UPI) — A photographer was killed and 10 other people were injured Tuesday in a bomb explosion in the Philippines town of Cotabato City, the military said. A spokesman for the Army’s 6th Infantry Division said the explosive device had been placed on a motorcycle, the Philippines ABS-CBN news reported. […]

Accused ‘kill Team’ Soldier Cuts Deal

JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD, Wash., Aug. 2 (UPI) — A soldier who first raised alarms about an alleged team that killed Afghan citizens struck a plea deal with the U.S. Army for a prison sentence, officials said. Army and defense attorneys did not release terms of Spc. Adam Winfield’s plea agreement yet, saying they would […]

Blast Kills Two In Dagestan

PYATIGORSK, Russia, Aug. 2 (UPI) — An explosion killed two people and injured three others Tuesday near the town of Buynaksk in Russia’s North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan, police said. A preliminary report indicated the blast came from an explosive device hidden under the car of the head of the Untsukulsky District, the Russian news […]

Breivik Lists Demands To Talk About Cells

OSLO, Norway, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Anders Behring Breivik, accused of killing 77 people in Norway, listed among his demands wanting to be examined by Japanese psychiatrists, his lawyer said. Attorney Geir Lippestad said several demands – such as the introduction of a new social order — would be impossible to meet, Dagens Naeringsliv reported […]

U.N. Calls For Calm Along Lebanon’s Border

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 2 (UPI) — U.N. officials warned Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati that border skirmishes with Israel would easily escalate into full blown war. The U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon said all was “quiet” after a “brief exchange” of gunfire Monday between Israeli and Lebanese forces along the so-called Blue Line separating the […]

Japan Turmoil Puts Freeze On U.S. Ties

TOKYO, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Political instability in Japan is affecting ties with the United States and putting the premier’s visit to Washington in doubt, officials said Tuesday. The two governments are likely to give up on drafting a joint statement on their relationship to mark the 50th anniversary of their security treaty, sources on […]

Marches Planned To Free Egypt Protesters

CAIRO, Aug. 2 (UPI) — The detention of 66 protesters who were camping out in Cairo’s Tahrir Square has prompted a call for daily marches by Egypt’s Alliance of Revolutionary Forces. The group released a statement Tuesday saying marches to demand the release of the protesters would begin at 10 p.m. each day and continue […]

Hezbollah Offered Billions To Disarm

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 2 (UPI) — An official of the militant Lebanese group Hezbollah said his party has been offered “billions” to surrender its arsenal of weapons. Naim Qassem, Hezbollah’s deputy secretary-general, said the group would continue its resistance regardless of the consequences, The Daily Star of Beirut reported. “Billions of dollars have been offered […]

News Int’l Deleted Thousands Of E-mails

LONDON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — News International, the British company at the center of a phone hacking scandal, asked that more than 200,000 of its e-mails be deleted, an IT firm said. HCL Technologies, the India-based company that manages News International’s computer systems, said it was asked to delete News International e-mails on nine separate […]

101-year-old Woman Survives Shooting

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 2 (UPI) — A 101-year-old Richmond, Va., area woman is expected to survive after being shot in the neck during an exchange of gunfire, her daughter said. Naomi Taggart of South Richmond is reported in stable but serious condition, breathing on her own and trying to talk, the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch reported […]

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