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Rocket Fire Continues From Gaza

JERUSALEM, Aug. 27 (UPI) — At least three rockets have been fired into Israel from Gaza since Islamic Jihad said it would join a cease-fire announced by Hamas. A Grad rocket landed Friday afternoon near Ashkelon, Ynetnews.com reported. Two Kassam rockets hit open areas near the Shaar HaNegev Regional Council at about 10 p.m. No […]

Wife Of Cuban Spy Can’t Garnish Air Fees

MIAMI, Aug. 27 (UPI) — A Miami judge says the ex-wife of a Cuban spy cannot garnish funds paid by charter airlines to Havana in order to settle a lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno ruled that Ana Margarita Martinez does not have the license required to handle money from Cuba and, therefore, cannot go […]

Atlantic City Shut Down As Irene Nears

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Aug. 27 (UPI) — Atlantic City, N.J., casinos were closed Saturday as Hurricane Irene barreled toward the Jersey Shore. The shut-down was the third in the resort’s 33-year history as a gambling hub, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The casinos closed in 1985 when Hurricane Gloria approached the area and in July 2006 […]

Gingrich Advocacy Group Shut Down

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) — American Solutions for Winning the Future, a fundraising and advocacy group developed by Newt Gingrich, has shut down for lack of money, an official says. Joe Gaylord, who led the organization after Gingrich left, said it was closed down last month. The Washington Post reported Friday an Aug. 1 filing […]

Egyptian Group Halts Israel Embassy Sit-in

CAIRO, Aug. 27 (UPI) — Egyptian activists Saturday said they were ending a sit-in at the Israeli Embassy begun a week ago to protest the killing of five security officers. The April 6 Youth Movement said it would suspend protests at the embassy in Giza near Cairo and at the Israeli consulate in Alexandria, al-Masry […]

Border Clash Kills 40 Pakistani Troops

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 27 (UPI) — An artillery barrage by Afghan Muslim militants killed at least 40 Pakistani soldiers guarding the border Saturday, regional officials said. The attacks on seven border military posts in the northern Chitral district began before sunrise and sparked a firefight between Pakistani troops and guerrillas associated with the Taliban extremist […]

Suicide Bombing In Algeria Kills 25

CHERCHELL, Algeria, Aug. 27 (UPI) — A second suicide bombing within a few weeks in Algeria killed 25 and injured more than 35 at a military school in Cherchell, officials said. Ennahar Algerian TV reported Saturday that the suicide mission involved two terrorists Friday. The attack was similar to an attack on the Bordj Menail […]

At Least 10 Dead In Iraq Bus Accident

KIRKUK, Iraq, Aug. 27 (UPI) — A road accident in Iraq Saturday resulted in the death of the majority of 21 passengers on a bus, officials said. The accident happened just north of Kirkuk, Aswat al-Iraq reported. “A saloon car has collided with a 21-passenger bus on the main road, connecting Kirkuk with Dibbis township, […]

Indonesia Ferry Sinks, Killing 12

JAKARTA, Aug. 27 (UPI) — Twelve people were killed Saturday and scores were missing when a ferry sank off eastern Indonesia, officials said. The Windu Karsa ferry sank just after midnight after leaving the town of Bajo in South Sulawesi, China’s official state news agency Xinhua reported. A spokesman for the Search and Rescue Office […]

After Attack, Nigeria Pledges Justice

ABUJA, Nigeria, Aug. 27 (UPI) — Officials in Nigeria said they would make every effort to arrest those responsible for a suicide bomb that killed at least 20 people in Abuja Friday. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said the government would “spare no effort to bring the perpetrators to justice,” the British Broadcasting Corp. reported Saturday. […]

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