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Obamas Back On The Vacation Trail

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass., Aug. 21 (UPI) — President Obama and the first family enjoyed their holiday on Martha’s Vineyard with some beach time Sunday, the White House media corps reported. The daily pool report said the Obama motorcade of some two dozen vehicles traveled to the island’s South Beach area for a few hours on […]

Biden Displays Hoops Prowess In China

CHENGDU, China, Aug. 21 (UPI) — Vice President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart took in some basketball Sunday during a visit to a school outside Chengdu, the White House said. The school, which was rebuilt after a 2008 earthquake, includes a basketball court donated by the National Basketball Association, and Biden and Vice President […]

N. Korean Leader Tours Russian Power Plant

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Aug. 21 (UPI) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Il toured a Russian hydro-electric power plant in eastern Russia Sunday in a run-up to a request for aid, the Korea Times reported. Kim’s communist government is under intense international pressure to abandon its nuclear agenda of using power generation as a means of […]

Seven Dead In Karachi Violence

KARACHI, Pakistan, Aug. 21 (UPI) — The deaths of seven people, two of them children, have brought the number of dead by violence in Karachi to 87 in four days, Pakistani officials said. The bodies of two young men were found stuffed in bags in MPR Colony in the town of Orangi, a Karachi suburb, […]

Strauss-Kahn Case Likely Dead, Lawyer Says

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) — The lawyer representing the alleged victim in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexual assault case in New York says prosecutors want the case dropped. Kenneth P. Thompson, representing the alleged victim, Nafissatou Diallo, said he received a letter from prosecutors calling for a meeting with him and his client Monday in […]

U.N. Rights Team Arrives In Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Aug. 21 (UPI) — U.N. human rights observers were deploying Sunday in Syria to report on how the military was responding to anti-government protests. The government of President Bashar Assad is facing mounting international pressure after five months of unrest during which independent rights groups say at least 2,000 protesters have been killed, […]

Ralph Albertazzie, Nixon’s Pilot, Dies

FALLING WATERS, W.Va., Aug. 21 (UPI) — Ralph Albertazzie, who piloted Air Force One when former President Richard Nixon resigned from office, has died at his home in West Virginia, officials said. Albertazzie died at his home in Falling Waters at age 88, said Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg, W. Va., which confirmed his death. […]

Norway Commemorates Victims Of Attacks

OSLO, Norway, Aug. 21 (UPI) — Survivors and families of victims killed in a shooting and bombing in Norway attended a national day of commemoration Sunday, officials said. The event commemorated the 77 victims killed in a bomb attack in Oslo and a shooting rampage on the nearby Utoeya Island nearly a month ago, […]

Fighter Jet Makes Emergency Landing

ZHUKOVSKY, Russia, Aug. 21 (UPI) — A Russian fighter jet made an emergency landing at the MAKS-2011 International Aviation and Space Show in Zhukovsky, officials said. “The T-50 fighter stopped the flight for technical reasons,” an air show official told RIA Novosti Sunday. “For the moment we know that the pilot is alive.” Witnesses reported […]

Pope Addresses Faithful At World Youth Day

MADRID, Aug. 21 (UPI) — Rio de Janeiro, host of the 2016 Summer Olympics, will host the next World Youth Day, Pope Benedict said in Madrid. “I am pleased now to announce that the next World Youth day will be held in 2013, in Rio de Janeiro,” the Pope said Sunday at a mass at […]


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