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Russia Names Two Suspects In Deadly Blast

NAZRAN, Russia, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Two men arrested in the Russian republic of Ingushetia are suspects in a terrorist attack in North Ossetia in 2010 that killed 19 people, authorities said. The two are among five suspected terrorists arrested Thursday in Nazran in Ingushetia in a raid that uncovered three arms caches and homemade […]

Swedish City Eyes Far-reaching Smoking Ban

LANDSKRONA, Sweden, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Authorities in a Swedish city say they are considering a smoking ban for city employees during working hours, even if they are working from home. Under the ban being considered by Landskrona in southern Sweden, city staffers would not be allowed to go onto the street during group coffee […]

Rep. Wilson Hospitalized For Viral Ailment

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 26 (UPI) — U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., was hospitalized to treat a viral infection but is expected to fully recover, Eric Dell, Wilson’s chief of staff, said. Wilson, 64, was hospitalized Thursday and was undergoing treatment for a “chronic viral-type infection” at a medical center in West Columbia, S.C., Roll […]

Police Kill Suspect In Power Plant Blast

MOSCOW, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Russian officials say a suspect in a 2010 terrorist attack on a power plant in the country’s North Caucasus republic was killed by police Friday. The suspect was shot after he opened fire on police officers who had surrounded a house in Kabardino-Balkaria where he was staying, Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism […]

Pataki Decides Against White House Run

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Former New York Gov. George Pataki has decided not to make a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, a source close to him told CNN. Pataki, who had been talking about making a run at the GOP nomination for months, had been scheduled to appear this weekend in the […]

No Word On American Kidnapped In Pakistan

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Washington confirmed Pakistani police reports that a kidnapped American consultant hadn’t been rescued, the U.S. State Department said. Warren Weinstein, 70, who works with a U.S. consulting company in Punjab province, was abducted Aug. 13, reportedly by gunmen who broke into his home in Lahore. Pakistani police arrested four suspects […]

Blast Outside Of Basra Mosque Kills Five

BASRA, Iraq, Aug. 26 (UPI) — A car bomb exploded in Basra, Iraq, killing five people and wounding 35, authorities said Friday. The explosion occurred Thursday outside of a Shiite mosque in the southern area of the governate, Aswat al-Iraq reported. Officials said a number of cars and houses near the blast site were damaged. […]

No Foreign Troops In Libya, Rebel Says

LONDON, Aug. 26 (UPI) — There will be no land invasion by foreign forces in Libya as liberation is something for the people, a rebel leader in London said. Juma al-Qamati, the political liaison between the rebel-backed Transitional National Council and the British government, told London’s pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat that the rebel seizure of […]

School Bus Seat Belt Requirement Rejected

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) — The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has rejected a petition asking the agency to require seat belts on school buses. The agency said the seat belts are an unnecessary expense, the Washington Post reported. NHTSA, in documents published Thursday in the Federal Register, said large school buses […]

Hariri Trial To Start In 2012

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Regardless of whether anyone is custody, a trial in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri starts next year, an official said. The U.N.-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon revealed it issued arrest warrants for four members of Hezbollah wanted for the 2005 assassination of Hariri in a […]

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