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China Justifies Aircraft Carriers

BEIJING, July 29 (UPI) — China needs aircraft carriers as it is surrounded by foreign warships, its military experts said after Beijing confirmed refitting a Soviet-era carrier. The experts said China must have its own carriers to safeguard national security and development, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The experts said China is the only […]

Delaware Holds First Execution Since 2005

DOVER, Del., July 29 (UPI) — Delaware held its first execution in more than five years early Friday, putting Robert Jackson III to death for a 1992 murder during a burglary. The execution went forward after Gov. Jack Markell refused a reprieve late Thursday, The Wilmington News-Journal reported. Earlier, a federal appeals court refused a […]

Princess Anne’s Daughter To Wed Saturday

EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 29 (UPI) — The Scottish capital is bracing for its own royal wedding between Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne, and Mike Tindall, a rugby player. While the wedding Saturday is to be more modest than Prince William’s lavish affair at Westminster Abbey, the guest list includes Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip […]

FM: Talks With India Important

LAHORE, Pakistan, July 29 (UPI) — India and Pakistan need uninterrupted, constructive dialogue to resolve their issues and normalize ties, Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said. Khar, who at 33 recently became Pakistan’s first female and youngest foreign minister, spoke to reporters in Lahore after her meeting in New Delhi with India’s External Affairs […]

U.S. Cases Of HIV-2 Remain Rare

ATLANTA, July 29 (UPI) — Human immunodeficiency virus type-2, is related to but distinct from the well-characterized AIDS retrovirus, HIV type 1, U.S. officials say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report says HIV-2 surveillance shows reported cases of HIV-2 remain rare in the United States — an average of […]

Gilani: Ready To Sort Out Ties With U.S.

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 29 (UPI) — The Pakistani military is on the “same page” with the government to repair the ruptured Pakistan-U.S. relationship, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said. “There are some misunderstandings with the U.S. and we are ready to resolve them,” Gilani said Thursday while inaugurating a photo exhibition in Islamabad, Dawn […]

Union Files Complaint About Heat Lamps

CHICAGO, July 29 (UPI) — A union representing housekeepers at the Park Hyatt in Chicago says the hotel used heat lamps as a weapon against protesters. Unite Here Local 1 said a complaint against Hyatt Corp. has been filed with the National Labor Relations Board, the Chicago Tribune reported. The alleged incident took place July […]

6,000 A Year Get Ill From Heat, Athletics

ATLANTA, July 29 (UPI) — About 6,000 people got emergency room care during the past decade for heat illness suffered during a sport or recreational activity, U.S. health officials say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report says men accounted for three-quarters of the cases and people age 15-19 accounted […]

Miyagi Beef Cattle Shipments Banned

TOKYO, July 28 (UPI) — The Japanese government has banned shipments of beef cattle from another prefecture in the country’s nuclear crisis-hit northeast region. The decision to widen the ban to cover Miyagi Prefecture was taken after elevated radioactive cesium over the government safety limit was detected in some cattle from that prefecture, Japan Times […]

Cyprus: Cabinet Resigns

NICOSIA, Cyprus, July 28 (UPI) — The Cabinet of Cyprus resigned Thursday at the request of the president, who cited a deadly munitions blast and a down economy as reasons for the overhaul. A spokesman for President Dimitris Christofias announced the resignations, Voice of America reported. Stefanos Stefanou said Christofias asked the 11 Cabinet members […]

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