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Supernova researchers win Nobel Prize in Physics

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 4 (UPI) — The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded in Stockholm to three astrophysicists who discovered the expansion of the universe is accelerating, officials said.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said Saul Perlmut…

Dalai Lama cancels S. Africa trip

DHARMSALA, India, Oct. 4 (UPI) — The Dalai Lama Tuesday canceled his planned trip to South Africa after failing to get a visa from the Pretoria government on time, his office in India said.

The Tibetan spiritual leader, who lives in exile in Dharmsa…

Afghan President Karzai visits India

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s visit India, his second this year, comes at a time when his government has raised serious questions about neighbor Pakistan.

For India, whose relations with Pakistan also remain tens…

Erdogan: German charity helps PKK

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says a German charity is indirectly helping fund the activities of the banned Kurdistan Workers Party.

Erdogan has frequently chided Germany and other European countries f…

Suu Kyi urges monitoring of Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Myanmar may be inching toward democracy but Western countries should remain vigilant that nascent reforms are genuine, pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said.

In a rare face-to-face interview with foreign media, S…

List of Nobel Prize in Physics winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 4 (UPI) — List of Nobel Prize in Physics winners:

2011 — Saul Perlmutter, United States; Adam G. Riess, United States; Brian P. Schmidt, Australia

2010 — Andre Geim, Netherlands; Konstantin Novoselov, England and Russia


Candidate Moussa irked by SCAF

CAIRO, Oct. 3 (UPI) — Egyptian president hopeful Amr Moussa called on the ruling military council to hand power over to a civilian government by the middle of next year.

The ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces last week said parliamentary ele…

London applauds capture of Haqqani leader

LONDON, Oct. 3 (UPI) — The reported capture in Afghanistan of a senior commander in the militant Haqqani network is a “major blow” to the terrorist group, a British official said.

The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan a…

Anwar Awlaki slaying no death blow to al-Qaida

SANAA, Yemen, Oct. 3 (UPI) — The assassination of al-Qaida ideologue Anwar al-Awlaki and propagandist Samir Khan, both U.S. citizens, in a CIA drone ambush in Yemen climaxes a string of top-level losses for the global jihadist network in recent month…

Khartoum dismisses U.S. incentives

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Oct. 3 (UPI) — Khartoum doesn’t give much credit to Washington’s incentives for peace along the border with South Sudan, a foreign affairs official said.

Washington, in a readout regarding its work at the U.N. Human Rights Council, …


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