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YouTube ‘game’ Ends With Teen In Hospital

TROLLHATTAN, Sweden, Sept. 4 (UPI) — A 14-year-old Swedish boy was sent to the hospital after his classmates doused him in a flammable liquid and lit a match as part of a “game,” police say. The incident happened during school in Trollhattan Friday, the Swedish news agency TT reported. Other students witnessed the game and […]

Syrian Rebels Ambush Military Bus

MHADRA CITY, Syria, Sept. 4 (UPI) — A rebel ambush killed six Syrian soldiers and three civilians near Mhadra City Sunday amid scattered clashes between troops and insurgents, officials say. Syria’s official Sana news agency said “an armed terrorist group” opened fire with machine guns on a bus carrying military and civilian personnel from a […]

5 Arrested At Neo-Nazi Rally

WEST ALLIS, Wis., Sept. 4 (UPI) — Police arrested five people at a neo-Nazi rally Saturday that was drowned out by a counter-protest in West Allis, Wis., after violence at the state fair. Police dressed in riot gear arrested two people on weapons charges and three for disorderly conduct after an argument at the counter-protest, […]

Turkey Decree On Property Returns Welcomed

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Sept. 4 (UPI) — Turkey’s decree returning property seized from non-Muslim organizations over the years is being welcomed by those communities, observers say. The decree announced late last month covers properties seized since 1936 and was seen as a major step in righting past discrimination against Turkey’s Jews and Orthodox Christians. “This is […]

Gliders’ Wings Clip, 2 Pilots Killed

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 4 (UPI) — The wings of two gliders clipped one another in southeastern British Columbia, sending both to the ground and killing the two pilots, Canadian police said. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police received calls from another glider pilot and hikers who witnessed the crash Saturday afternoon on a mountainside near […]

U.S. Seeks To Block U.N. Palestinian Vote

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 4 (UPI) — Diplomats say it may be too late for the Obama administration to head off a plan by the Palestinian government to seek recognition at the United Nations. Washington has been pitching a plan to resume peace talks between the Palestinians and Israel, and has been backing it up with […]

12,000 Iraqis Died In War By Suicide Bombs

BAGHDAD, Sept. 4 (UPI) — More than 12,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed by suicide bombers since the beginning of the war, along with 30,000 injured, a study shows. The study, conducted by Madelyn Hicks and colleagues, shows between 2003 and 2010, 1003 suicide attacks on Iraqi targets resulted in 12,284 deaths, British medical journal […]

Ailing Chirac To Sit Out Corruption Trial

PARIS, Sept. 4 (UPI) — Former French President Jacques Chirac’s health has deteriorated and he can’t attend his corruption trial Monday in Paris, his lawyers said. His attorneys gave the presiding judge a letter from Chirac authorizing them to represent him in his absence, Radio France Internationale reported Sunday. The 78-year-old is charged with embezzling […]

Strauss-Kahn Returns Home To France

PARIS, Sept. 4 (UPI) — The former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, flew home to France from New York Sunday without speaking to reporters. He had been in New York since May, when a female Sofitel hotel housekeeper accused him of sexual assault. He was arrested and charged and kept under house […]

Typhoon Kills 18 In Japan, Many Missing

TOKYO, Sept. 4 (UPI) — Typhoon Talas, which left western Japan Sunday, killed at least 18 people and at least 50 others were missing, emergency officials in Tokyo said. At its peak Saturday, Talas had 75 mph winds and soaked western Japan with torrential rains that triggered deadly landslides, the Kyodo news agency reported. The […]

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