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Niger Nabs Alleged Coup Plotters

NIAMEY, Niger, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A key suspect is still on the loose though authorities in Niger said Wednesday that 10 people were arrested in connection with a July coup attempt. An unidentified source told the BBC in July that soldiers were plotting to assassinate Nigerian President Mahamadou Issoufou. Sources told The Christian Science […]

Swedish Police Seek Bow-and-arrow Suspect

OREBO, Sweden, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Police in Sweden say they are searching for a woman who allegedly attacked a group of teenagers with a bow and arrow. The teens told police a woman wearing “strange, old clothes” approached them Monday near a school in the central Swedish city of Orebo, The Local reported. The […]

U.S. Lays Off Al-Shabaab For Somali Aid

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Restrictions on working with terrorist group al-Shabaab are eased so relief workers can help those in need in drought-stricken Somalia, a U.S. official said. A drought expected to last much of the year prompted humanitarian aid agencies to warn of a disaster unfolding in the Horn of Africa. Al-Shabaab spokesman […]

Syrian Tanks, Troops Storm Hama

DAMASCUS, Syria, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Tanks, armored vehicles and snipers seized the central square of the northern Syrian city of Hama, where witnesses and activists reported casualties Wednesday. Witnesses reported near-constant gunfire Wednesday and many casualties, The New York Times reported. Hama has been a hub for the months-long popular uprising against President Bashar […]

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. […]

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 […]


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