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Karadzic witness jailed for not testifying

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 24 (UPI) — The U.N. Balkan war crimes tribunal Friday sentenced a former municipal officer to two months in prison for refusing to testify at Radovan Karadzic’s trial.

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavi…

Mountie gets discharge for misconduct

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 24 (UPI) — A female Canadian Mountie should receive a medical discharge as punishment for having sex in a police car with her boss, a disciplinary board suggested.

The board ruled Thursday Royal Canadian Mounted Pol…

Rhino horn smuggling ring cracked

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) — U.S. authorities say they’ve cracked an international smuggling ring dealing in rhinoceros horns, sold at high prices in Asia for supposed cancer-curing powers.

Federal agents and local enforcement officers raided homes …

Andrea Sneiderman banned for witness contact

ATLANTA, Feb. 24 (UPI) — Andrea Sneiderman was banned Friday for improper contact with a witness at the Atlanta trial of her alleged lover, Hemy Neuman, accused of killing her husband.

Prosecutor Don Geary asked the court for Sneiderman to be remove…

London has ‘seen enough’ in Syria

TUNIS, Tunisia, Feb. 24 (UPI) — “We have seen enough” to know that Syrian President Bashar Assad will go down in history as a criminal, the British foreign secretary said from Tunisia.

International delegates gathered in Tunisia for a so-called Frie…

Iran uncooperative with U.N. inspectors

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) — Iran is not cooperating with efforts to assure that its nuclear program is not being developed for military use, the International Atomic Energy Agency said.

In a quarterly report to his Board of Governors, IAEA Director …

Thai authorities find large weapons cache

PRASART, Thailand, Feb. 24 (UPI) — Thai authorities say they’re uncertain how a large arms cache, including grenades and other heavy artillery, ended up in the northeastern province of Surin.

The weapons were found three months ago hidden in bushes …

Syrian opposition asks for arms supply

TUNIS, Tunisia, Feb. 24 (UPI) — The main opposition force in Syria has asked that rebel fighters be allowed to import weapons to use in combat against Syrian forces, officials said.

The plea came Friday during the international “Friends of Syria” co…

Texans’ Butler apologizes for Twitter slur

HOUSTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) — Houston Texans reserve tackle Rashad Butler says he’s sorry for using a homophobic slur Thursday night on Twitter.

The Houston Chronicle said Butler was watching a basketball game between the Miami Heat and the New York Knic…

‘Lonely deaths’ of poor on rise in Japan

SAITAMA, Japan, Feb. 24 (UPI) — Japanese authorities say the bodies of three family members had lain unnoticed for as long as two months before being found in an apartment.

The discovery marked the latest of what have come to be known in Japan as “l…


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