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Service Firms See Slower Growth

TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 3 (UPI) — Business activity in U.S. service industries grew in July for the 20th consecutive month, the Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday. The headline index for service businesses across the country showed slower growth than a month earlier with a reading of 52.7 in July compared with 53.3 in June. […]

Sharp Radiation Spike Found At Fukushima

FUKUSHIMA, Japan, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Extremely high radiation has been recorded on a pipe at the Fukushima nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. says. Workers detected radiation exceeding 10 sieverts per hour on the pipe, which links the containment vessels of the No. 1 and 2 reactors to a main exhaust stack, Sunday while […]

Some Of The U.S. Still Can’t Beat The Heat

DALLAS, Aug. 3 (UPI) — The heat wave responsible for dozens of deaths across the U.S. midsection is entering its second month, meteorologists said. Temperatures topped 100 degrees during the day and fell only to the upper 80s during the night in cities such as Dallas, Oklahoma City and Kansas City, Mo., CNN reported. AccuWeather.com […]

U.N. Urged To Step Into Kosovo Unrest

BELGRADE, Serbia, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A former U.N. representative in northern Kosovo called for peacekeepers to be sent to the troubled region Wednesday. “It is time perhaps for the U.N. to take over the north and send its peacekeepers back, because this is maybe the only way to keep peace until there is a […]

Two Killed In Refugee Camp Shooting

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon was the scene of a shooting incident that left two camp residents dead, security sources said. They told The Daily Star of Beirut that Khaled Zeid opened fire at fellow Shatila camp resident Ali Sheikho, 27, killing Sheikho and an unidentified Sudanese man. […]

Police Free Teen From Suspected Bomb

MOSMAN, Australia, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Police spent 10 hours working to free a teenage girl Wednesday from a potentially explosive device strapped to her neck in a Sydney-area home, officials said. Police said the 18-year-old was separated from the device — reportedly attached by a man who entered the house in the tony suburb […]

U.S. Worried By Plight Of Iraqi Christians

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Washington said it was confident the Iraqi government would take the steps necessary to ensure the minority Christian community gets the protection it deserves. A vehicle filled with explosives detonated Tuesday in front of a Christian church in Kirkuk, Iraq, injuring at least 20 people. Violence targeting the Iraqi Christian […]

Formal U.N. Complaint Filed Against Israel

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Lebanon filed a formal complaint with the United Nations Wednesday accusing an Israeli patrol of illegal entry into Lebanese territory July 1, officials said. The complaint, submitted by Lebanon’s Foreign Ministry, said the Israeli patrol engaged in a brief confrontation with the Lebanese Army after crossing the Wazzani River […]

France Sending Noriega Back To Panama

PARIS, Aug. 3 (UPI) — France is extraditing former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega to his homeland, the government said Wednesday. Prime Minister Francois Fillon’s office told Radio France Internationale the decree authorizing extradition was signed July 6, his office confirmed Wednesday. Noriega’s lawyer, Yves Leberquier, said he would not contest the move since it would […]

Principal Fired For Supremacist Views

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (UPI) — New York’s Catholic Archdiocese said it has fired the principal of a school in the Bronx over revelation of his ties to a white supremacist group. Frank Borzellieri, who once wrote that the rising number of blacks and Hispanics in the United States would lead to a new “Dark […]

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