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Court: Refusal To Bathe Before Sex Is Rape

ROME, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A husband’s refusal to bathe before demanding sex from his wife and his refusal to listen to her pleas to stop constitute rape, Italy’s Supreme Court ruled. Court records indicate a 51-year-old Sicilian shepherd had a habit of “returning from tending sheep in the fields and imposing sex on his […]

New Generals Appointed In Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Turkey appointed a slate of new military commanders Thursday after a number of top generals resigned in a surprise move last week, the government said. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved a new set of commanding officers for the Turkish military following three days of talks at the Supreme Military […]

Cardiac Arrest? Here’s A Sandwich

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A 63-year-old Swedish man suffered cardiac arrest on a Ryanair flight and the crew simply offered him a sandwich and a soft drink, the man’s angry family said. And the crew insisted he pay for the food, passenger Billie Appleton told the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet. “We want Ryainair to […]

Kuwaiti Police Officer Allegedly Kills Four

MANAMA, Kuwait, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A shooting spree by a Kuwaiti police officer has left four Asians dead, Kuwaiti media reported. The officer was arrested about three hours after the shootings occurred near a mental health hospital where he had been receiving treatment, Gulf News reported Thursday. The shootings took place in Sa’ad Al […]

Would-be Bush Attackers Get Pardon

BAGHDAD, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Three Iraqis serving prison terms in Kuwait for attempting to assassinate former U.S. President George H.W. Bush have been pardoned, officials said Thursday. The trio are part of a group of nine Iraqis imprisoned in Kuwait for their involvement in security breaches, the newspaper Al-Angaa reported. Prison officials were told […]

Libya’s TNC To Set Up U.S. Embassy

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) — The rebel-backed government in Libya is establishing a diplomatic presence at the Libyan Embassy in Washington, a U.S. State Department official said. The State Department in March ordered the Libyan Embassy closed and told members of the regime of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to leave the country. NATO-led forces in […]

Heat Advisories Up For Parts Of 15 States

DALLAS, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Heat advisories were posted for parts of 15 states Thursday, encompassing nearly all of the southern United States from California to North Carolina. The heat wave has been deadly, with officials blaming it for dozens of weather deaths, including those of two athletes and a football coach who died during […]

Lebanon Proposes New Maritime Border

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 4 (UPI) — The Lebanese Parliament has passed a draft law demarcating maritime borders with Israel, officials said Thursday. Last month, Israel proposed maritime borders Lebanese officials said infringed on its economic zone; part of the disputed area is believed to hold significant oil and gas reserves, The (Beirut) Daily Star reported. […]

Petting Zoo Llama Attacks Senior Citizen

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A 75-year-old Canadian woman had her hip, femur, arm, elbow and knee broken when a llama attacked her at a petting zoo, the Vancouver Sun reported Thursday. From her hospital bed, France Pilotte told the newspaper she’s had nine hours of orthopedic surgery since the July 28 attack […]

Cairo Arab League Office Hit By Firebombs

CAIRO, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Molotov cocktails were thrown at the Arab League building in Cairo Thursday, security officials said. Police said one firebomb was thrown at the building and a second one was tossed at security personnel who were extinguishing the fire, Egypt’s publicly funded news agency MENA reported. No injuries or damage to […]


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