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Iraqis Reviewing U.S. Troop Presence

BAGHDAD, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Iraqi leaders are expected to reach a deal about the presence of the remaining U.S. troops in the country, a member of the prime minister’s party said. Remaining U.S. troops are expected to leave Iraq by Dec. 31 under the terms of a bilateral status of forces agreement signed in […]

No End In Sight To Heat Wave

DALLAS, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Dallas residents suffered for the 32nd day with temperatures topping 100 degrees Tuesday while blazing heat continued over the central United States. Heat advisories were in place from the South to the Central Plains with at least 14 states suffering from high temperatures and humidity, CNN reported. Health officials in […]

Health Concerns Loom For Mubarak

CAIRO, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak could miss the opening day of a trial on charges related to deaths during anti-regime protests, his legal team said. Mubarak, along with his sons Alaa, Gamal and former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly, are to face a Cairo court Wednesday. They are accused of having […]

Blast In Kirkuk, Iraq, Church Injures 20

KIRKUK, Iraq, Aug. 2 (UPI) — An explosives-filled vehicle exploded Tuesday in front of a church in Kirkuk, Iraq, injuring at least 20 people, officials said. Police said the vehicle was parked near the church in the Shaterloo neighborhood of Kirkuk, injuring the facility’s employees and worshipers, Kuwaiti news agency KUNA reported. Officials said homes […]

No Charges Due In Russian Lawyer’s Death

MOSCOW, Aug. 2 (UPI) — No one will face charges for the death of a Russian lawyer in prison, despite the urgings of a human rights panel, officials say. Sergei Magnitsky, 37, died in November 2009 after being beaten and denied treatment for pancreatitis, concluded the Council for Civil Society Institutions and Human Rights, appointed […]

Lightning Kills Man Scattering Ashes

TRIESTE, Italy, Aug. 2 (UPI) — A man scattering his dead brother’s ashes on a favorite mountaintop in the Italian Alps was struck and killed by lightning, police said. Federico Dean, 41, of Trieste, was at the peak of Jof di Montasio in the Julian Alps Monday when the lightning strike occurred, the Italian news […]

Philippines Bomb Kills One, Injures 10

COTABATO CITY, Philippines, Aug. 2 (UPI) — A photographer was killed and 10 other people were injured Tuesday in a bomb explosion in the Philippines town of Cotabato City, the military said. A spokesman for the Army’s 6th Infantry Division said the explosive device had been placed on a motorcycle, the Philippines ABS-CBN news reported. […]

Accused ‘kill Team’ Soldier Cuts Deal

JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD, Wash., Aug. 2 (UPI) — A soldier who first raised alarms about an alleged team that killed Afghan citizens struck a plea deal with the U.S. Army for a prison sentence, officials said. Army and defense attorneys did not release terms of Spc. Adam Winfield’s plea agreement yet, saying they would […]

Blast Kills Two In Dagestan

PYATIGORSK, Russia, Aug. 2 (UPI) — An explosion killed two people and injured three others Tuesday near the town of Buynaksk in Russia’s North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan, police said. A preliminary report indicated the blast came from an explosive device hidden under the car of the head of the Untsukulsky District, the Russian news […]

Breivik Lists Demands To Talk About Cells

OSLO, Norway, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Anders Behring Breivik, accused of killing 77 people in Norway, listed among his demands wanting to be examined by Japanese psychiatrists, his lawyer said. Attorney Geir Lippestad said several demands – such as the introduction of a new social order — would be impossible to meet, Dagens Naeringsliv reported […]

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