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Yemeni Security High On News From Tripoli

SANAA, Yemen, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Security through much of Yemen was reportedly ramped up as word spread that the regime of Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi was falling, witnesses said Monday. Libyan rebel forces by Monday claimed control of much of Tripoli and were said to have members of Gadhafi’s inner circle in custody. The so-called […]

ICC Briefed By Libyan Rebels

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Aug. 22 (UPI) — The International Criminal Court, noting it had warrants out for many Gadhafi regime officials, said Monday it had been briefed by Libyan rebel forces. The chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court requested that judges issue an arrest warrant for Moammar Gadhafi, his son Saif al-Islam Gadhafi and […]

Plane Crashes In Siberia; 1 Killed, 3 Hurt

KYZYL, Russia, Aug. 22 (UPI) — One person was killed and three others seriously injured Monday in the crash-landing of a biplane in the Siberian republic of Tuva, Russian officials said. Authorities said the crash occurred about 75 miles from the republic’s capital of Kyzyl. An emergency helicopter flew to the site after survivors contacted […]

Canada Mulls New Healthcare Pact

OTTAWA, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Canada’s health minister says any deal on health transfers from the federal government to the provinces will hold the provinces accountable for spending. The present healthcare agreement between the provinces and the federal government is set to end in 2014, Postmedia News reported Sunday. “Although we are still in the […]

Faculty Strikes At Michigan University

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich., Aug. 22 (UPI) — Professors at a Michigan university went on strike as administrators prepared a court case against their union and students wondered about their classes. The 600-plus members of the faculty union at Central Michigan University began a strike Sunday evening, just 12 hours before classes were to begin, the […]

Man Arrested In Molotov Cocktail Attack

ALGONQUIN, Ill., Aug. 22 (UPI) — Police in Algonquin, Ill., said they arrested a man who walked in a grocery story and threw a Molotov cocktail into a crowd of shoppers, injuring one man. Police said Fabian J. Torres entered Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market Sunday and allegedly threw the homemade incendiary device into […]

Clegg Trumpets Soft Power In Arab Spring

LONDON, Aug. 22 (UPI) — The best way to diffuse a sense of injustice for those people involved in the Arab Spring is through improving material circumstances, London said. A protest suicide sparked the Jasmine Revolution in December that ended President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s tenure after more than 23 years in power. That revolution […]

NATO Fuel Convoys Attacked In Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Nineteen NATO oil tanker trucks carrying fuel supplies to NATO forces in Afghanistan were attacked and burned Monday in Pakistan, officials said. No casualties were reported after unidentified gunmen attacked the tanker convoy on the Sibi-Quetta highway near Mastung, setting fire to 19 vehicles, GEO Pakistan reported Local fire […]

Turkish Teen Admits ‘revenge’ Stabbings

ISMIR, Turkey, Aug. 22 (UPI) — A Turkish teen who admitted to stabbing two British women to death said he did so because one of them refused to let him marry her daughter, authorities said. Recep Cetin, 17, told police he acted out of revenge, The Sun of Britain reported Monday. The youth said one […]

Syrian Forces Kill 350 During Ramadan

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 22 (UPI) — More than 350 people in Syria were killed by security forces since the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a U.N. official said Monday. Members of the international community last week called on Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down in response to his country’s brutal crackdown […]


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