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Airstrikes In Gaza After Mortars Fired

GAZA, Aug. 24 (UPI) — An Islamic Jihad commander was killed and two Palestinians injured in separate Israeli airstrikes in Gaza Wednesday, the army said. The Egyptian news agency MENA reported an Egyptian woman was injured when a rocket fired by Palestinians in Gaza exploded on the Egyptian side of Rafah. The Chinese news agency […]

Ex-Japanese Foreign Minister Eyes Top Job

TOKYO, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Japanese former Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara confirmed he will run his party’s leadership race next week to succeed Naoto Kan as prime minister. Maehara, who resigned as foreign minister in March, said he will focus on uniting the ruling Democratic Party of Japan and halt its plummeting approval ratings. The […]

Report: Plane Skidded On Its Nose

SHANNON, Ireland, Aug. 24 (UPI) — A plane trying to land at Shannon Airport in western Ireland had trouble with crosswinds before skidding on its nose for more than half a mile, a report says. No one on board the Aer Arann flight from Manchester, England, was injured in the July 17 incident, The Irish […]

Silver Prices To Reach Record Levels, Experts Says

While many investors have focused on the record levels that gold has reached in the past several weeks, the price of silver has gone up at a significant rate and has kept pace with the yellow metal.

Fairness Doctrine Dead And Buried, Some Foresee New Enemies Of Political Dissidence

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced on Monday that it would bring an official end to 83 regulations the organization now considers obsolete, including the Fairness Doctrine.

Zardari Cautions Against Aid Cut

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Any cut in U.S. aid would both hurt Pakistan’s economy and send a negative signal to its people, Pakistan’s president told a visiting U.S. Senate delegation. Meeting the delegation in Islamabad, President Asif Ali Zardari said he hoped U.S. lawmakers would not take any such steps, Dawn newspaper reported. […]

President Approval Hits New Low While GOP Candidates Run Neck And Neck In Poll

On Tuesday, a Rasmussen poll detailed a 56 percent disapproval rating for President Barack Obama, and a Gallup Poll released Monday showed that GOP candidates are on the minds of many voters looking forward to the 2012 election.

President Obama To Appoint Former Private Sector Head To State Department Position

The Administration of President Barack Obama has continued the revolving-door relationship between the private sector and Washington, as he has appointed Wendy Sherman to the position of undersecretary for political affairs.

Police Trying To Identify Amnesiac

LONDON, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Police said they were trying to identify a man who came to a hospital in England with what he said was a splitting headache and no memory of who he is. A week after his appearance, the man’s name and address are unknown, The Independent reported. No one matching his […]

Man Guilty In 1999 Suitcase Killing

LONDON, Aug. 24 (UPI) — A dozen years after a woman’s body was found in a suitcase in a parking lot at London’s Heathrow International Airport, her accused killer has been convicted. Youssef Ahmed Mosalem Wahid, 42, who was extradited from Bahrain, was convicted Monday of the murder of Fatima Kama, the Uxbridge Gazette reported. […]

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