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Swedes Search For Pedophile Victims

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Swedish investigators say an accused pedophile may have contacted hundreds of children through the Internet. Police are asking the public for help in identifying potential victims of the 41-year-old man who has been in custody since April, accused of five counts of sexual assault and 13 counts of sexual […]

Study Finds Less Tolerance For Racism

CHICAGO, Aug. 25 (UPI) — U.S. residents are more willing to allow people with unorthodox views to speak publicly, teach and publish than they were 40 years ago, a survey finds. That includes atheists, Communists and people who advocate military dictatorship, researchers at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago reported Thursday. […]

Chilean Student Protests Snowballing Into Political Revolt

SANTIAGO, Chile, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Chilean student protests are snowballing into a political storm with President Sebastian Pinera finding himself right at the center of it and not liking it. The millionaire president, who retains vast business interests but swears by arrangements aimed at avoiding conflicts of interests, faced widening revolt this week after […]

Serb Official Says Talks On Kosovo Needed

BELGRADE, Serbia, Aug. 25 (UPI) — A top Serbian foreign affairs official says Serbia must begin international discussions on the status of northern Kosovo. “We must preserve our influence in Kosovo, and create conditions for the status of northern Kosovo, which would be acceptable for the people residing there, so that Serbia can at the […]

Man Loses Lawsuit Over Penis Amputation

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 25 (UPI) — A Kentucky jury ruled against a man who sought $16 million over the loss of his penis, agreeing with a doctor who said he found cancer and had to remove it. Phillip Seaton of Waddy, Ky., had sued Dr. John Patterson for loss of “service, love and affection,” arguing […]

Iran: Some Urge Caution In Aiding Assad

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 25 (UPI) — The European Union imposed new sanctions on Iran’s elite al-Quds Force, clandestine arm of the Revolutionary Guards, for helping Syrian President Bashar Assad, Tehran’s strategic ally, crush a 5-month-old insurrection. But it seems there are some in Tehran who are urging the Iranian leadership to step back from using […]

Report: Cartoonist Badly Beaten In Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Aug. 25 (UPI) — An Arab cartoonist who has sharply criticized the Syrian government was severely beaten by the country’s security forces, activists say. Ali Farzat was hospitalized after being forced from his car in Damascus, beaten and dumped on the side of the road, the BBC reported. Farzat’s cartoons have taken aim […]

Foreign Workers Stranded In Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Aug. 25 (UPI) — A group of laborers stranded in Baghdad say a contractor first cheated them and then left them with no money and no papers to leave the country. They are living in an abandoned building that once housed a restaurant for U.S. soldiers, The New York Times reported Thursday. The International […]

World Considers Next Steps For Libya

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Delegates at a meeting of the Libya Contact Group in Istanbul noted there was much work to be done but were upbeat about new developments, leaders said. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns represented U.S. interests at the international meeting on Libya in Istanbul. Burns in a statement […]

N.J. Supreme Court Changes Witness Rules

TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 25 (UPI) — The New Jersey Supreme Court says the test for reliability of testimony established by the U.S. Supreme Court should be revised. The court, in a unanimous decision issued Wednesday, said the current test does not sufficiently deter inappropriate police conduct and overstates the jury’s inherent ability to evaluate evidence […]

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