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‘Bendable’ Computer Developed In Canada

KINGSTON, Ontario, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Researchers in Canada say they’ve developed a paper-thin computer so flexible it can be rolled up and carried in a pocket. Computer scientists at Queens University in Ontario say their prototype computer utilizes a flexible, touch-screen display that is completely bendable, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. A university […]

Russian Buddhists Request Dalai Lama Visit

ELISTA, Russia, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Russian Buddhists have asked the country to let the Dalai Lama visit, a request Russia has consistently denied. The request to the Foreign Ministry came from Buddhists in the Caspian north coast region of Kalmykia, European Russia’s only Buddhist-dominated region, a representative of a Kalmykia central temple said, RIA […]

USPS Posts $3.1 Billion Loss In Latest Quarter

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — The U.S. Postal Service said it lost $3.1 billion in the third quarter and warned a default on federal payments was possible without congressional action. The third-quarter financial statement reflected the “anemic state of the economy” of the past three months and the growth of electronic communication at the expense […]

Opponents Say Zambian President Can’t Run

LUSAKA, Zambia, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Zambian President Rupiah Banda is not eligible to serve because his father was born in an area now in Malawi, an opposition party says. Banda and the ruling Movement for Multi-Party Democracy say his father was a Zambian citizen, born in Chipata, the BBC reported. According to the Zambian […]

Italy Calls For NATO Investigation

ROME, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Italian officials are asking why NATO allegedly refused to help rescue passengers on a boat stranded in Libyan waters with numerous dead people aboard. Italy asked NATO to investigate itself over claims it ignored calls Thursday to help rescue the ship’s nearly 400 passengers. Dozens of the people on the […]

HRW Welcomes Atrocities Initiative

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Directives from Washington aimed at preventing mass atrocities and human rights violations may be effective if implemented properly, Human Rights Watch said. U.S. President Barack Obama called for an atrocities prevention board to respond quickly to early signs of grave human rights abuses. Human rights and war criminals would be […]

Babysitter Allegedly Had Sex With Boy, 14

SOUTHINGTON, Conn., Aug. 5 (UPI) — A young Connecticut woman had sex with a 14-year-old boy she was hired to baby sit, police said. Loni Bouchard, 20, faces charges that include second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a juvenile, the Hartford Courant reported. Bouchard, who lives in Clinton, was arrested by police there […]

Grisly Details Of South Kordofan Recounted

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Ethnic cleansing is emerging as part of the growing humanitarian emergency unfolding along the border between Sudan and South Sudan, a U.S. panel was told. U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., presided over a hearing before a House subcommittee on human rights in Africa. Witnesses said there were worrying trends emerging […]

Woman’s Cries Drowned Out By Headphones

READING, England, Aug. 5 (UPI) — A British cyclist who pulled a woman from a river said several joggers passed the woman without noticing because they were listening to headphones. Matt Drury, 38, said he was cycling July 26 alongside the River Thames in Reading, England, when he heard the woman splashing and gasping for […]

Cost Of Part D Drug Plans To Decrease

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Medicare beneficiaries will see the average price of Part D drug plans drop next year, even as U.S. health costs continue to increase, officials say. The average Part D plan will cost seniors about $30 a month in 2012, down from $30.76 in 2011, the Department of Health and Human […]

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