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Jakarta: Light Sentences Criticized

JAKARTA, July 29 (UPI) — Civil rights groups in Indonesia heavily criticized the jail sentences given to 12 men accused of involvement in the deaths of minority Muslim sect members. A court in Serang, the capital of Banten province on the western tip of Java island, handed down the sentences for the brutal killing by […]

Dozens Killed In South Korea Floods, Landslides

SEOUL, July 29 (UPI) — Record-breaking rains in South Korea set off landslides and floods that killed at least 59 people and left another 10 missing, officials said Friday. Rescue workers were joined by volunteers from across the country in massive humanitarian and cleanup efforts in Seoul and neighboring areas in the aftermath of record […]

Mystery Cloaks Libyan Rebel Leader Killing

BENGHAZI, Libya, July 29 (UPI) — Libya’s rebel army head was killed by attackers loyal to Moammar Gadhafi or by his own troops on suspicion of being a double agent, differing accounts said. Gen. Abdul Fattah Younis — a longtime Gadhafi confidant who had been Libya’s interior minister and a senior military officer before announcing […]

China Justifies Aircraft Carriers

BEIJING, July 29 (UPI) — China needs aircraft carriers as it is surrounded by foreign warships, its military experts said after Beijing confirmed refitting a Soviet-era carrier. The experts said China must have its own carriers to safeguard national security and development, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The experts said China is the only […]

Delaware Holds First Execution Since 2005

DOVER, Del., July 29 (UPI) — Delaware held its first execution in more than five years early Friday, putting Robert Jackson III to death for a 1992 murder during a burglary. The execution went forward after Gov. Jack Markell refused a reprieve late Thursday, The Wilmington News-Journal reported. Earlier, a federal appeals court refused a […]

Cooling the brain may help induce sleep

According to the American Psychological Association, more than 60 percent of adults have trouble sleeping at night. Recently, researchers discovered that people with sleep disorders could find relief by wearing a specially designed cap that cools the brain.

Judge tosses suit seeking to ban Federal funding for stem cell research

A Federal judge recently threw out a lawsuit challenging the use of government funds for human embryonic stem cell research.

The American love/hate relationship with socialism

The debate over the national deficit and debt limit has brought to the forefront a fundamental split in American political ideologies: What is the proper role of the Federal government in the lives of citizens?

NASA data proves global warming computer models wrong

A new study reported in the peer-reviewed journal Remote Sensing examines satellite data from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which show that, from the years 2000 through 2011, the Earth’s atmosphere released much more heat than previously predicted by computer models.

Princess Anne’s Daughter To Wed Saturday

EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 29 (UPI) — The Scottish capital is bracing for its own royal wedding between Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne, and Mike Tindall, a rugby player. While the wedding Saturday is to be more modest than Prince William’s lavish affair at Westminster Abbey, the guest list includes Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip […]

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