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U.S., Russia plan anti-terrorism exercise

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Oct. 4 (UPI) — U.S. and Russian ships will take part in a joint exercise in which they will simulate liberating a vessel seized by terrorists, a Russian spokesman said.

The U.S. Navy and Russian Navy will conduct “Exercise Pacif…

Canada enters regional election season

TORONTO, Oct. 4 (UPI) — The third of four Canadian provincial and territorial elections scheduled this week began in Manitoba Tuesday with socialists vying for a fourth term.

The incumbent New Democratic Party faces a major challenge from Conservati…

Transition a priority in Yemen, U.S. says

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) — With al-Qaida in Yemen handicapped by a recent assassination, the U.S. State Department maintained that political transition was still a top priority there.

U.S.-born cleric Anwar al- Awlaki was killed in an airstrike last…

Five die in Italian factory collapse

BARLETTA, Italy, Oct. 4 (UPI) — The death toll rose to five Tuesday in the collapse of a knitwear factory in the small Italian town of Barletta, officials said.

Four bodies were recovered in the rubble, all of them female textile workers between the…

Congo disappearances haunt U.N. experts

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of the Congo, Oct. 4 (UPI) — A legacy of violence in the Republic of Congo has left civilians with unhealed wounds, a panel of U.N. experts said.

Internal conflict in the 1990s led to thousands of Congolese civilians fleeing to…

AQIM threat in Mali troubles U.S.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Washington said it’s aware of al-Qaida plots in Mali to attack Western targets and therefore warns of the risk of traveling to the North African country.

In September, Mark Toner, a spokesman for the U.S. State Department,…

Evacuations cost U.S. military $35 million

CAMP FOSTER, Japan, Oct. 4 (UPI) — The U.S. Defense Department paid nearly $35 million to evacuate military families after Japan’s March earthquake and Fukushima nuclear crisis, records indicate.

Some 9,000 American dependents at bases in central an…

Rioters burn local government building in Israel

JERUSALEM, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Israeli Arabs from Tuba Zangaria, an Upper Galilee village whose mosque was torched, set fire to a local council building, officials said.

Rioters also shattered windows and damaged property at a youth cultural center and m…

Swedes face dramatic increase in bedbugs

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Infestations of bedbugs in Sweden have increased by more than 800 percent during the last five years, the Swedish pest control agency Anticimex said.

Sven Jeppson of Anticimex told Sweden’s The Local in an article p…

Arrest 130 in counterterrorism operation

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Turkish counterterrorism units launched simultaneous operations in Istanbul and nine other provinces Tuesday detaining some 130 people, officials said.

The detainees were suspected of links with the Kurdish Communiti…


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