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Egyptian Protests Planned For Friday

CAIRO, Aug. 31 (UPI) — A protest group announced plans for massive demonstrations Friday in downtown Cairo to voice their frustration with the slow pace of reform in the country. A group calling itself the Revolution Youth Coalition called for mass protests in Cairo’s central Tahrir Square, Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm reports. The group, according […]

Protester Allowed To Sue Airport Screeners

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 31 (UPI) — A Virginia college student who stripped to a pair of running shorts to protest intrusive search procedures will be allowed to sue two airport screeners. A federal judge in Richmond, Va., ruled Tuesday that the portion of Aaron Tobey’s lawsuit dealing with free speech rights can go forward, The […]

Suspect In Killing Shot By Victim’s Father

MOSCOW, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Police in Russia say a father has shot and killed his son’s suspected killer outside a courthouse near Moscow. The 54-year-old bereaved father fired three shots from a hunting rifle, killing the 29-year-old suspect as he was leaving a courthouse hearing in the town of Orekhovo-Zuyevo Tuesday, The Moscow Times […]

Trouble Expected On Korean Peninsula

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Nearly a third of North Koreans who defected to South Korea say they believe the South is likely to use force against its northern rival, a survey indicates. The survey of 114 North Korean defectors by Seoul National University found 31 percent said the chances of military action are relatively […]

Gay Magazine To Be Distributed On Military Bases

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) — A magazine published by gay active duty service members says U.S. military officials will allow distribution of the publication starting next month. OutServe Magazine will be made available at Army and Air Force bases at the end of September when the Pentagon formally ends the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” […]

ICC To Go Ahead With Kenyan Trials

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Aug. 31 (UPI) — The case against six high-ranking Kenyan officials, including a deputy prime minister, on crimes against humanity can go forward, the international court ruled. The International Criminal Court dismissed a challenge by the Kenyan government to throw out the cases against six Kenyan officials charged with crimes against humanity […]

Obama’s Uncle Called An Immigration Fugitive

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Aug. 31 (UPI) — An uncle of U.S. President Barack Obama was being held on an immigration detainer after being arrested on drunken driving and other charges, officials say. The Boston Globe, citing federal law enforcement sources, reported Wednesday has been a fugitive from deportation since 1992. Onyango Obama was arrested last week […]

U.S. Concerned By South Kordofan Violence

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Washington is “deeply concerned” about allegations that civilians in South Kordofan were killed in Sudanese airstrikes, the State Department said. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch during a weeklong mission to South Kordofan found at least 26 civilians were killed during Sudanese airstrikes in the area. Sudan blames South Sudanese […]

Release Tymoshenko, Sen. McCain Says

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Kiev is selectively prosecuting its opponents in its case against former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, U.S. Sen. John McCain said with a European colleague. McCain, R-Ariz., said, in a joint statement with Wilfried Martens, president of the European People’s Party, that Kiev was sliding back toward a regime reminiscent of […]

Obama Urges Passage Of Air, Road Bills

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) — President Obama called on the U.S. Congress to set politics aside and pass a clean federal highways bill extension he said would guard 1 million jobs Wednesday. Flanked by members of his administration, and business and labor leaders, Obama also urged Congress to pass a clean extension of the Federal […]

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