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Report: Kan Could Resign This Month

TOKYO, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, under pressure since the March 11 quake-triggered nuclear plant crisis, may resign as early as this month, lawmakers said. The resignation of Kan, in office only since June of last year, could come after parliament gives its nod by Aug. 26 to two major bills […]

China’s Aircraft Carrier Begins Sea Trial

BEIJING, Aug. 10 (UPI) — China’s first aircraft carrier Wednesday began its maiden sea trial with the state media saying it will serve mainly as a platform for experiment and training. The refitted vessel left its shipyard at Dalian Port in northeast China’s Liaoning Province Wednesday morning, Xinhua news agency reported. It quoted military sources […]

D.C. Flight Encounters Turbulence

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Turbulence forced an American Airlines Boeing 737 headed to Washington to divert to Charleston, W.Va., the airline said. American spokeswoman Dori Alvarez said Flight 734 from Miami was carrying 152 passengers and a crew of six when it encountered severe turbulence en route to the nation’s capital Tuesday, the Washington […]

Group Reveals Plans For Caylee Anthony Memorial

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 10 (UPI) — On what would have been the sixth birthday for Caylee Anthony, the Florida girl whose death became a national fixation, a group unveiled plans for a memorial. Bring Kids Home, a nationwide organization for missing and abused children, is behind the memorial and paired with Orlando, Fla., local artist […]

Gun Found In Playmate’s Carry-on Bag

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 10 (UPI) — A 26-year-old Playboy Playmate was arrested at Orlando International Airport in Florida after she tried to board a plane with a revolver, police said. The gun was discovered in Shanna Marie McLaughlin’s duffle bag when it went through an X-ray machine at an airport security checkpoint, the Orlando Sentinel […]

5.7-magnitude Quake Shakes Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A 5.7-magnitude earthquake shook Pakistan early Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage. Local reports quoted experts as saying the quake was a shallow one with epicenter in the Kharan district in Balochistan Province. USGS said the quake occurred at […]

Israel-Jordan Ties Threatened

JERUSALEM, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Anti-normalization elements in Jordan are threatening economic and diplomatic ties with Israel, sources told The Jerusalem Post. The Arab Spring, the stalemate in peace negotiations with the Palestinians and Palestinian efforts to gain statehood recognition in the United Nations in September are behind the upswing, sources told the paper. Examples […]

China To Launch Satellite For Pakistan

BEIJING, Aug. 10 (UPI) — China will launch a communications satellite for Pakistan, its close ally, it was announced Wednesday. A spokesman for the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest Sichuan Province said the satellite will be launched at an “appropriate time” in coming days, the official Xinhua news agency reported. He said the satellite, […]

S. Korea Returns Fire

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (UPI) — North Korea fired an artillery barrage Wednesday that hit waters near a South Korean island, prompting its military to fire back, Seoul officials said. South Korean Defense Ministry officials said marines on the Yeonpyeong Island, 75 miles west of Seoul, detected three artillery shots from a North Korean island across […]

Violence Eases In London, Spreads To Wales

LONDON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Violence in London was relatively subdued, but unrest was reported in other cities, including Birmingham, where police said three people died when hit by a car. Police have opened an investigation into the three deaths; residents said they were protecting their neighborhood from possible looting and fire-setting by youths wearing […]


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