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Big Turnout For Singapore Elections

SINGAPORE, Aug. 27 (UPI) — More than 83 percent of eligible voters in Singapore had cast their ballots for president Saturday with 3 hours left to vote. An estimated 1.9 million voters had flocked to 781 polling stations across the country to vote for one of four presidential candidates, including incumbent President S. R. Nathan, […]

Sadr Calls For Protests Of Maliki

BAGHDAD, Aug. 27 (UPI) — Radical Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr sent a letter to supporters calling on them to demonstrate against the government “in millions” when Ramadan ends next week. The letter, read by an imam during prayer services Friday at a mosque in Kufa, calls for demonstrations and protests against Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki […]

Heller: Cut Regulations And Taxes

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) — U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., Saturday proposed cutting taxes and regulation while saying the “status quo of dysfunctional government must end.” In the GOP response to President Obama’s weekly address, Heller said the recession has “robbed millions of people of their jobs, their homes and their sense of security.” “No […]

Obama Calls For Unity On 9/11 Anniversary

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama Saturday called on Americans to come together as the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaches. In his weekly radio and Internet address, the president spoke of the sense of unity Americans felt in the weeks after the attacks on the World Trade […]

Hoax Bomb Found In Canterbury, England

CANTERBURY, England, Aug. 27 (UPI) — The center of Canterbury, one of England’s most historic cities, was evacuated Friday after a suspicious device was found near railroad tracks. The “bomb” proved to be a hoax, The Daily Telegraph reported. It included a backpack with wires running out of it and linking it to a cellphone […]

Irene Lashes N.C. Coast

MIAMI, Aug. 27 (UPI) — The center of Hurricane Irene headed for the North Carolina coast Saturday, as tropical storm conditions spread northward along the coast, forecasters said. In its 1 a.m. EDT update, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Irene, a Category 2 storm, was about 105 miles south of Cape Lookout, N.C., […]

Woman Allegedly Tried To Arrange Hit

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 27 (UPI) — A North Carolina woman has been indicted on charges of trying to arrange the death of a man expected to testify against her boyfriend. Brittany Ladd, 22, of Charlotte, was indicted by a federal grand jury, WBTV, Charlotte, reported. She allegedly tried to kill a federal witness, identified in […]

Boston List Of Abusive Priests Incomplete?

BOSTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Critics say a list of Catholic priests involved in sexual abuse allegations released by Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston has some gaping holes. But O’Malley, who had the list of 159 priests posted on the archdiocese’s Web site Thursday, said most of the 91 priests he left off the list […]

War Crimes Witness Pleads To Contempt

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 26 (UPI) — An ex-member of the Kosovo Liberation Army pleaded guilty to contempt of court for refusing to testify against former Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj. Shefqet Kabashi, a former member of the Kosovo Liberation Army, had refused to testify in 2007 at the first trial of Haradinaj, KLA commander during its […]

More Somalis Make Dangerous Trek To Yemen

GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug. 26 (UPI) — More than 3,700 Somalis crossed the Gulf of Aden to Yemen in August on rickety, overcrowded boats to escape their famine-stricken homeland, U.N. officials said. That was a sharp increase in the number of Somalis crossing the gulf, and an earlier start than the normal peak season for the […]


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