KATHMANDU, Nepal, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav gave his country’s squabbling parties until Wednesday to form a consensus government. An earlier deadline expired Sunday, the Himalayan reported. The three-day extension comes as Nepal faces another round of political crisis since the Aug. 14 resignation of Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal, who had […]
LATAKIA, Syria, Aug. 22 (UPI) — A U.N. team inspected a Syrian city for atrocities Monday hours after the regime scrubbed blood off the streets to hide evidence, diplomats and residents said. The U.N. humanitarian fact-finding team arrived at the Mediterranean port city of Latakia following a large-scale security-force city cleanup, especially of the Ramel […]
NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) — New York’s district attorney will ask a judge to dismiss the sexual-assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a person briefed on the matter said. The office of Cyrus Vance Jr. has prepared a “dismissal on recommendation” motion that would detail the reasons Vance and his aides believe the case could […]
TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Libyans celebrated the evident end of Moammar Gadhafi’s 42-year rule Monday and U.S. President Barack Obama said their country’s future was now in their hands. As Libyans rejoiced in central Tripoli, ripping down and trampling Gadhafi posters, and in Benghazi, the capital of the rebel-controlled eastern part of the […]
KARACHI, Pakistan, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Pakistan’s prime minister has indicated sending in the army may not bring peace in Karachi where deadly violence with mounting toll rages. Speaking to reporters Sunday, Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani referred to growing calls for military action in the country’s largest city, where the latest wave of political and […]
Demographers at the National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) predict the world population will surpass 7 billion people this year, with increased birth rates in Africa offsetting birth rate drops elsewhere. According to a recent study released by the INED, population growth worldwide will steadily increase until the total stabilizes between 9 billion and 10 billion by the end of the century.
According to a new report, the child poverty rate in America increased by 18 percent between 2000 and 2009, which is essentially a return to the same level as the 1990s. This shows a significant decline in economic well-being for low-income children and families.
On Monday, Texas Governor and recently declared Republican Presidential candidate Rick Perry drew fire for essentially accusing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke of treason, a capital offense: “Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treacherous, or treasonous, in my opinion,” Perry said.
Poll results released Thursday from Gallup show that just 26 percent of Americans approve of President Barack Obama’s handling of the economy, which is a new low for the President. The President’s approval rating on the economy has sunk 11 points since the polling agency last measured it in mid-May. Previously, his lowest approval rating on the economy was 35 percent in November 2010.
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 22 (UPI) — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued eight men shortly before their fishing boat sank off the Southern California coast. KFMB-AM, San Diego, reported the anglers found themselves in trouble Saturday night when smoke started pouring from the engine of the 45-foot fishing boat Osprey. A rescue helicopter flew to the […]