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Apartment Residents Rescue Man In Fire

CHICAGO, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Firefighters say two residents of a burning Chicago apartment building dragged a critically burned man to safety after breaking down the door to his unit. Rescuer Nick Salazar said he smelled smoke when he was awakened early Monday in the North Side apartment building by a banging on his door […]

Afghanistan Reshuffles Parliament

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Nine members of the Afghan Parliament lost their seats after an independent election commission announced its ruling on last year’s marred contest. Fazel Ahamd Manawi, director of the Afghan Independent Elections Committee, said decisions were made to end a political crisis stewing since last year. “Today we have taken […]

Ethnic Clashes Erupt In South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Ethnic clashes in South Sudan that erupted over cattle left 500 people dead and another 200 people kidnapped, local officials claimed. South Sudan became an independent state in July, marking a milestone in steps outlined by a comprehensive peace agreement that ended Sudan’s civil war in 2005. Local […]

Al-Shabaab Still Lurking In Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Aug. 22 (UPI) — The aid group Oxfam said its assistance to Somalia was saving lives, though concerns remain from looting by militant group al-Shabaab. Famine is gripping much of Somalia in part because of a drought plaguing much of the Horn of Africa. The United Nations has expressed concern about the effects […]

Cairo Says Security An Internal Matter

CAIRO, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Security issues in the Sinai Peninsula are an internal affair for the Egyptians, an official with the ruling Supreme Council of Armed Forces said. Militants crossed the Egyptian border into Israel last week, killing at least seven people in a series of raids. The attackers were allegedly wearing Egyptian military […]

Cameron: Gadhafi Regime ‘in Full Retreat’

LONDON, Aug. 22 (UPI) — British Prime Minister David Cameron hailed the events in Libya Monday, saying the “vast majority of Tripoli” was under control of rebel fighters. Moammar Gadhafi’s regime is “falling apart and in full retreat,” Cameron said. He said he did not know of Gadhafi’s whereabouts. “The latest information is that the […]

Donations Roll For Supercommittee Members

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Members of the U.S. congressional supercommittee, tasked with finding $1.5 trillion in savings, have been wooed by special interest groups, a review indicated. Financial disclosure statements filed this weekend indicate some members of the 12-member, bicameral bipartisan panel got more campaign contributions in July from political action committees than anyone […]

Redistricting Hurts Some GOP Lawmakers

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Population shifts and partisan interests are forcing some U.S. congressional incumbents into unfamiliar terrain under redistricting plans, observers say. Every 10 years state legislatures redraw congressional districts based on U.S. Census information. This year, the redrawn maps are forcing some longtime incumbents to run in unfamiliar and sometimes hostile territory. […]

Mennonite Women Allege Rape In Brazil

MANITOBA COLONY, Bolivia, Aug. 22 (UPI) — A Mennonite woman in Bolivia says she hopes an upcoming trial will offer her family closure in an alleged rape that involved the drugging of entire families. The case involves a veterinarian and a group of eight others who allegedly altered an animal tranquilizer for use on humans, […]

Canadian Socialist Leader Jack Layton Dies

TORONTO, Aug. 22 (UPI) — The leader of Canada’s socialist New Democratic Party, Jack Layton, died Monday of cancer at his Toronto home, his family said. He was 61. “We deeply regret to inform you that the Honorable Jack Layton, leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, passed away at 4:45 a.m. today,” a […]


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