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Executions Stayed For 8 Weeks In India

CHENNAI, India, Aug. 30 (UPI) — September hanging sentences for three men in the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi were stayed for eight weeks by an Indian high court. The order was issued Tuesday by the court in Chennai, capital of the southern Tamil Nadu state. Officials there had appealed to Indian […]

Gadhafi Diplomats Leave Files In Canada

OTTAWA, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Libyan diplomats loyal to Moammar Gadhafi who were ousted from Canada earlier this year left behind boxes of government files, expatriates said. Mustafa Shakshouki, a spokesman with the Libyan Canadian Association, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. unidentified people who have been in the diplomats’ vacant $7 mansion since the last […]

North Korea Blamed For Cyberattack

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Investigators in South Korea said they found evidence the North was responsible for a cyberattack against a South Korean bank in April. Nearly half of the servers of the Nonghyup agricultural bank crashed, destroying key data and leaving about 30 million customers unable to use ATMs or online services for […]

Gov. Shumlin: ‘It’s Just Devastating’

BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 30 (UPI) — The storm that was once Hurricane Irene forced the evacuation of at least 300 homes in Quebec, with at least one person feared dead, authorities in Canada said. Nearly a quarter of a million Quebec residents were without power during the storm’s height, with about 5 inches of rain […]

Israeli Minister: Terror Attack Is Planned

JERUSALEM, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Sinai terroristrs plan to carry out an attack against Israel near the Egyptian border, Israeli Home Front Defense Minister Matan Vilnai said Tuesday. “The defense establishment has concrete intelligence regarding plans by a terror cell from the Sinai consisting of more than 10 people,” Vilnai said during a visit to […]

Israel Mulls Building Nuclear Plant

JERUSALEM, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Israel’s Ministry of National Infrastructure has asked for a feasibility study on building a nuclear power plant, Calcalist reported. The daily business newspaper published by the Yedioth Aharonoth Group said in an exclusive report Tuesday the study, by an “external body,” will examine plans for Israel’s Electric Corp. to construct […]

Operations Chief’s Killing Hurts Al-Qaida

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — The killing of al-Qaida’s operations chief in Pakistan is another blow to the terrorist group but wouldn’t hurt its independent affiliates, an analyst said. Atiyah Abdel al-Rahman, 42, a Libyan national, was killed last week in a drone strike in Pakistan’s tribal region. Atiyah had recently become deputy to al-Qaida […]

Obama’s Schedule For Tuesday, Aug. 30

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — President Obama speaks at the American Legion Annual Conference Tuesday in Minneapolis, the daily schedule indicates. Obama will thank military veterans for their service, the White House said. He will discuss how ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan must include taking care of troops and veterans returning home, and […]

Palestinians’ Chair Symbolizes Statehood

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Palestinians, in anticipation of receiving statehood recognition, say they’ve built a wooden chair they plan to send to the United Nations. The Palestinian leadership plans to submit a statehood bid next month. “As the U.N. seat was a demand to represent Palestine as a state, we ourselves decided […]

Nepalese Assembly Extends Its Term

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Nepal’s Constituent Assembly voted to extend its term for three months in another attempt to draft a constitution and integrate former armed Maoist rebels. The decision was made at the same time as the inauguration of Baburam Bhattarai of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) as the Himalayan country’s […]


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