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Marches Planned To Free Egypt Protesters

CAIRO, Aug. 2 (UPI) — The detention of 66 protesters who were camping out in Cairo’s Tahrir Square has prompted a call for daily marches by Egypt’s Alliance of Revolutionary Forces. The group released a statement Tuesday saying marches to demand the release of the protesters would begin at 10 p.m. each day and continue […]

Hezbollah Offered Billions To Disarm

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 2 (UPI) — An official of the militant Lebanese group Hezbollah said his party has been offered “billions” to surrender its arsenal of weapons. Naim Qassem, Hezbollah’s deputy secretary-general, said the group would continue its resistance regardless of the consequences, The Daily Star of Beirut reported. “Billions of dollars have been offered […]

News Int’l Deleted Thousands Of E-mails

LONDON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — News International, the British company at the center of a phone hacking scandal, asked that more than 200,000 of its e-mails be deleted, an IT firm said. HCL Technologies, the India-based company that manages News International’s computer systems, said it was asked to delete News International e-mails on nine separate […]

101-year-old Woman Survives Shooting

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 2 (UPI) — A 101-year-old Richmond, Va., area woman is expected to survive after being shot in the neck during an exchange of gunfire, her daughter said. Naomi Taggart of South Richmond is reported in stable but serious condition, breathing on her own and trying to talk, the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch reported […]

Militants Attack Afghan Guesthouse

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Militants, armed with bombs and other weaponry, attacked a guesthouse in Afghanistan’s Kundoz province Tuesday, killing at least three guards, officials said. A statement issued by the Interior Ministry said the first attacker set off a bomb in a vehicle near the building’s main gates, allowing other militants to […]

August Storm Led To Discovery Of Threat

DALLAS, Aug. 2 (UPI) — The crash of a U.S. passenger jet 26 years ago Tuesday exposed a serious threat to aviation posed by thunderstorms, weather forecasters say. Blame for the crash of Delta Flight 191 near Dallas on Aug. 2, 1985 was placed on a weather phenomenon known as a microburst that can occur […]

Syrian Forces Push Into Hama

HAMA, Syria, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Syrian forces pushed into Hama, maintaining their crackdown on protesters as Western leaders discuss possible reactions to the unstable situation. Many people fled Hama to nearby villages, fearing the army would gain total control in the city, witnesses told the BBC Tuesday. Security forces have cracked down on protests […]

Ex-Detroit Mayor Released From Prison

JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 2 (UPI) — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was released from prison Tuesday and will go to Texas to rejoin his family, officials said. Kilpatrick, 41, was allowed to transfer supervision of his two-year parole to Texas, where his wife and sons live in Grand Prairie, a Dallas suburb, The Detroit News […]

Restrictions Hampering Somalia Famine Aid

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — U.S. anti-terrorism restrictions are preventing the delivery of urgently needed food aid to famine-stricken parts of Somalia, a humanitarian aid official said. Shannon Scribner of the international relief agency Oxfam said the drought in East Africa should prompt an end to all restrictions, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. “What needs […]

FBI Aids Michigan Assault Investigation

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 2 (UPI) — The FBI has offered its assistance in the investigation of assaults on young women near the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, a town spokeswoman said. Six assaults, including two rapes, have occurred during the past two weeks and all the victims ranged in age from 18 […]


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