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Factions Battle In Benghazi After Killing

BENGHAZI, Libya, July 31 (UPI) — Libyan rebels said Sunday they have captured the camp of an enemy cell they blame for the assassination of their military chief. Mustafa el-Sogezly, deputy interior minister of the Benghazi government, told The Financial Times four members of the group were killed and 12 wounded in a five-hour battle […]

Dad Sleeps, Lets Son, 8, Drive

HOLDEN, La., July 31 (UPI) — Louisiana State Police say they arrested a 28-year-old man who allegedly let his 8-year-old son drive his truck down the Interstate while the father slept. Authorities said they received calls from motorists reporting a pickup truck driving erratically on I-12 near Holden, La. — and a child appeared to […]

CIA Pulls Second Chief From Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 31 (UPI) — For the second time in seven months, the CIA is replacing its station chief in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, ABC News reported Sunday. The agency cited medical reasons for the chief’s removal, although ABC said Pakistan’s own ISI intelligence agency was displeased with the CIA chief over his […]

U.K. Wary Of Radicals Within Libyan Rebels

LONDON, July 31 (UPI) — Extremists within the Libyan rebels must be pushed aside if Moammar Gadhafi is overthrown, the British defense secretary said Sunday. Liam Fox spoke to the BBC after the assassination of rebel military chief Gen. Abdel Fattah Younis, which the Benghazi authorities blame on members of the Obaida ibn Jarrah Brigade, […]

Syrian Army Attacks Hama, Other Cities

DAMASCUS, Syria, July 31 (UPI) — The Syrian army moved into Hama and other rebellious cities Sunday, and at least 75 people are dead, witnesses and activists said. “Massacres, massacres are taking place here. History is repeating itself. It is repeating itself,” opposition activist Obada Arwany told The New York Times from Hama, where President […]

Hikers Jailed In Iran Get Day In Court

TEHRAN, July 31 (UPI) — Two American hikers held in an Iranian prison for two years after straying across its border with Iraq have had a final court appearance, their attorney said. The pair’s attorney, Masoud Shafiei, said he expects the Tehran Revolutionary Court to sentence the two hikers within a week, The Los Angeles […]

Serbia Irked By Kosovo Again

BELGRADE, Serbia, July 31 (UPI) — The Serbian government issued a declaration Sunday in Belgrade denouncing the breakaway province of Kosovo for unilaterally imposing customs border controls. Debate on the wording of the resolution began Saturday afternoon and continued into the early hours of Sunday, Radio B92 reported. The government of President Boris Tadic is […]

Congress Closer To Debt Deal?

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) — A key U.S. senator said Sunday Congress was close to finalizing a hard-fought deal that would raise the government’s debt ceiling and avert a potential default. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the Republican leader of the Senate, told CNN the negotiations had made good progress the day before and the two […]

Bloody Mayhem Shakes Chinese City

KASHGAR, China, July 31 (UPI) — Rioting shook the Chinese city of Kashgar for a second day Sunday as police reported killing four men, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The violence began Saturday afternoon in the northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in what police described as “a severely violent terrorism case,” the report said. […]

Reward Offered For Stolen Military Rifles

LOS ANGELES, July 31 (UPI) — Federal authorities say they arrested several people in the theft of 26 AK-74 assault rifles taken from California’s Fort Irwin Army Post. Also taken in the July 15 theft was a Russian-made Dragunov sniper rifle, CNN reported. The AK-74 is an improved version of the Russian-built AK-47. It was […]

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