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Zoo To Set Up Sperm Bank For Elephants

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 8 (UPI) — The Pittsburgh Zoo says it is waiting for genetic material from the South African government to start North America’s first sperm bank for African elephants. Zoo officials said they have been waiting almost two years for the material, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Monday. “It is taking longer than we hoped […]

Detroit Puts Desk Officers On Street Duty

DETROIT, Aug. 8 (UPI) — The Detroit Police Department, facing a fast-growing murder rate, is shifting desk officers’ duties so they can spend time patrolling streets, officials said. The department’s “Operation Inside Out: Night Angels” will place officers in desk jobs on street patrols 8 hours a week, The Detroit News reported. “That will put […]

Suicide Watch Kept On Confessed Killer Levi Aron

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Confessed child killer Levi Aron has been moved from New York’s Bellevue Hospital to Rikers Island and put on a round-the-clock suicide watch, authorities said. A specially designated correction officer is posted outside the cell holding Aron, arraigned last week in the July 12 killing and dismemberment of 8-year-old […]

S&P: No Regrets In Lowering U.S. Credit Rating

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Standard & Poor’s Monday defended its decision to lower the U.S. credit rating and blamed the vitriol in Washington in part for the downgrade. David Beers, S&P’s managing director of sovereign ratings, told CNN the United States must follow the agreement reached last week to the letter if it hopes […]

U.S. Lawmakers To Target Iran’s Bank

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama is called on to take dramatic steps against Iran’s central bank as part of an effort to sideline the regime, lawmakers said. A letter, put together by U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said more economic action is needed against Iran. “In our […]

Zimbabwe Diamond Torture Camp Alleged

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Zimbabwe’s security forces are allegedly operating a torture camp in the country’s Marange diamond fields, the BBC’s Panorama TV investigative show reported. Victims told of severe beatings and sexual assault, Panorama said Monday. The claims come as the European Union is considering a partial lift of a trade ban […]

Syria Reacts To GCC Criticism

DAMASCUS, Syria, Aug. 8 (UPI) — The Gulf Cooperation Council is ignoring facts on the ground by criticizing Syria’s response to a violent uprising, a government source said. The U.N. Security Council stopped short of issuing a formal resolution condemning Syria for its crackdown on anti-government demonstrators. It did, however, issue a strong statement criticizing […]

Israel Seeks ‘strategic Reach’ For Navy

HAIFA, Israel, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Israel seeks to build up its navy, partly to counter the Iranian ballistic missile threat, with missile-firing submarines and two other warships. Israel’s military planners said the country will purchase three more missile-firing submarines from Germany and build two corvettes that could be armed with the first naval version […]

Smugglers Turn To Mail To Ship Drugs

MIRAMAR, Fla., Aug. 8 (UPI) — With increased security and violent drug wars at the Mexican border, smugglers are turning to the mail to ship drugs, officials say. Increasingly, smugglers are relying on both the U.S. mail and commercial carriers, which they see as posing less risk than crossing the border with trailer-loads of drugs, […]

Bahraini Detainees Allege Torture

MANAMA, Bahrain, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Many of the prisoners held in Bahrain were tortured by state security forces as a matter of principle, a former detainee and opposition leader said. Two members of a former opposition party were among the more than 140 people released from prison by Bahraini authorities. Former lawmakers Matar Matar […]

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