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Afghan girls injured in acid attack

December 02, 2011

KABUL, Afghanistan (UPI) -- A 17-year-old girl and her two sisters were injured in an acid-throwing attack after she declined a marriage proposal... More >>>

Mexican killings move away from border

December 02, 2011

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (UPI) -- The struggle between the Sinaloa cartel and the Zetas has brought violence to central Mexico while homicides are down... More >>>

Iran developing missile capabilites

December 01, 2011

JERUSALEM (UPI) -- Iran is developing advanced cruise missiles that could carry non-conventional warheads, Arieh Herzog, a top Israel Defense... More >>>

Report says Iranian nuke site damaged

December 01, 2011

TEHRAN (UPI) -- Updated satellite images Wednesday show a key Iranian nuclear facility in Isfahan suffered damage in an explosion.
The Times... More >>>

N. Korea claims nuclear energy progress

December 01, 2011

PYONGYANG, North Korea (UPI) -- North Korea is making progress both in low enriched uranium and construction of a light water reactor, its foreign... More >>>

Biden: New relationship for U.S. and Iraq

December 01, 2011

BAGHDAD (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden said in Baghdad Tuesday the drawdown of U.S. forces will mark a new phase in the relationship between... More >>>

Clinton greeted by Myanmar officials

December 01, 2011

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Myanmar Wednesday to express support for reforms in the nation once... More >>>

Cable operators block BBC news channel

December 01, 2011

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (UPI) -- Pakistan's cable television operators, protesting a BBC documentary on the Taliban, began taking its World News... More >>>

Ivory Coast's Gbagbo in ICC detention

December 01, 2011

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (UPI) -- Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo arrived at the International Criminal Court's detention center... More >>>

Britain clears embassy in Tehran

December 01, 2011

LONDON (UPI) -- Britain evacuated its diplomatic staff from Tehran Wednesday and expelled Iranian diplomats in London after protesters stormed the... More >>>

More arrests in Italian mafia probe

December 01, 2011

MILAN, Italy (UPI) -- A magistrate and a politician were among 10 people arrested in Italy Wednesday as part of a probe into the expansion of the... More >>>

Clashes in Tahrir end 2nd day of voting

December 01, 2011

CAIRO (UPI) -- More than 100 people were injured in clashes in Cairo's Tahrir Square late Tuesday as the second day of voting in parliamentary... More >>>

Turkey poised to slap sanctions on Syria

December 01, 2011

ANKARA, Turkey (UPI) -- Turkey was likely to impose sanctions on Syria for its military crackdown on anti-regime protesters, the semi-official... More >>>

Chinese to execute Filipino

December 01, 2011

MANILA, Philippines (UPI) -- China's Supreme People's Court upheld the death sentence of a Filipino man convicted of drug trafficking, the... More >>>

'Spy' who had affair with MP cleared

December 01, 2011

LONDON (UPI) -- The Russian woman who was both researcher and lover to a member of the British Parliament won her appeal Tuesday to remain in... More >>>

British public employees on one-day strike

December 01, 2011

LONDON (UPI) -- Government employees protesting pension cuts began a one-day strike just after midnight Wednesday, in an action expected to... More >>>

Search yields no trace of Air Force wife

December 01, 2011

OKINAWA, Japan (UPI) -- More than a month of searching has turned up no trace of a U.S. Air Force wife and mother who disappeared from a base in... More >>>

Cyberattack on Canada larger than thought

December 01, 2011

TORONTO (UPI) -- A massive computer hacking attack on the Canadian government in the fall of 2010 was much larger than first thought, a computer... More >>>

Hong Kong fire kills at least 9

December 01, 2011

HONG KONG (UPI) -- A fire erupted in a building in the Kowloon part of Hong Kong early Wednesday morning, killing at least nine and injuring 26... More >>>

70 percent turnout in Egyptian elections

December 01, 2011

CAIRO (UPI) -- Despite some delays, Egypt's parliamentary elections got off to a good start with turnout expected to reach 70 percent, election... More >>>

No major problems in Egyptian elections

November 30, 2011

CAIRO (UPI) -- Despite delays at several polling stations, Egypt's historic parliamentary elections got off to a good start on Monday, election... More >>>

Iranian students rally at British Embassy

November 30, 2011

TEHRAN (UPI) -- Iranian university students rallied in front of the British Embassy in Tehran Tuesday, protesting Britain's policies toward the... More >>>

Israel strikes back after Katyusha fire

November 30, 2011

JERUSALEM (UPI) -- Four Katyusha rockets fired at northern Israel from south Lebanon caused damage but no injuries, the Israeli army said... More >>>

Pakistan skipping Bonn conference

November 30, 2011

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (UPI) -- Pakistan won't attend the Bonn conference on Afghanistan's future to protest a NATO airstrike that killed 24... More >>>

Russia launches new radar station

November 30, 2011

KALININGRAD, Russia (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev presided over the inauguration Tuesday of a new radar station capable of monitoring... More >>>

Iran says no blast in Isfahan

November 30, 2011

TEHRAN (UPI) -- Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency has retracted a report of an explosion in Isfahan, home to Iran's uranium conversion... More >>>

Court ruling prompts ambassador ouster

November 30, 2011

KHARTOUM, Sudan (UPI) -- An arrest warrant should be issued for the president of Sudan if he visits Kenya again, a High Court judge in Nairobi has... More >>>

DRC election violence kills at least eight

November 30, 2011

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo (UPI) -- Violence, including the deaths of at least eight people, marred presidential elections in the... More >>>

Report: Norway mass murder suspect insane

November 30, 2011

OSLO, Norway (UPI) -- The man accused of killing 77 people during a bomb and gun rampage in Oslo, Norway, this summer is insane, police and a... More >>>

Report: Russian lawyer was beaten to death

November 30, 2011

MOSCOW (UPI) -- The lawyer for what was once Russia's largest foreign investment fund was beaten to death by prison guards and did not die of... More >>>

Thai PM hospitalized for food poisoning

November 30, 2011

BANGKOK (UPI) -- Thai Prime Minister Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was hospitalized for food poisoning, her doctors said.
She was... More >>>

Seized property may be returned to Hindus

November 30, 2011

DHAKA, Bangladesh (UPI) -- Property seized from Hindus when Bangladesh was part of Pakistan would be returned to the minority community under a... More >>>

Killer allowed to challenge cigarette tax

November 30, 2011

MELBOURNE (UPI) -- One of Australia's most notorious killers can sue authorities over a tax imposed on prisoners' cigarettes, a court ruled... More >>>

Child dies after machine washing

November 30, 2011

PARIS (UPI) -- Authorities in France said a 3-year-old boy has died after being placed inside a washing machine running on cold cycle as... More >>>

Donations buoy Canada's largest dog rescue

November 30, 2011

MONTREAL (UPI) -- Waves of corporate and personal donations are helping Quebec volunteers care for more than 600 dogs rescued last year from a... More >>>

Report: Taliban demoralized in Afghanistan

November 29, 2011

KABUL, Afghanistan (UPI) -- The Taliban in Afghanistan, after taking a "ferocious beating" the past year, are finding it harder to resupply their... More >>>

NATO forces brace for Pakistani reprisals

November 29, 2011

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (UPI) -- NATO forces in Afghanistan braced Monday for possible Pakistani-backed insurgent reprisals after a NATO-coalition... More >>>

Egypt votes amid tense calm

November 29, 2011

CAIRO (UPI) -- A tense calm prevailed as millions of Egyptians flocked to polling stations Monday in the country's first elections since Hosni... More >>>

Syrians condemn Arab League sanctions

November 29, 2011

DAMASCUS, Syria (UPI) -- Syrian Finance Minister Mohammad Nidal al-Shaar criticized the Arab League's decision to impose sanctions on Syria,... More >>>

Zuma: Climate change matter of life, death

November 29, 2011

DURBAN, South Africa (UPI) -- The United Nations' climate change summit began Monday in Durban, South Africa, with calls for compromise and... More >>>

Israel mulls releasing Palestinian funds

November 29, 2011

JERUSALEM (UPI) -- Israel is considering the release of Palestinian tax revenues that have been frozen for more than a month, Prime Minister... More >>>

Russia to send ships to Syria next year

November 29, 2011

MOSCOW (UPI) -- Russia plans to send a fleet of warships, including its only aircraft carrier, to the Syrian port of Tartus in early spring next... More >>>

Millions vote in Congo despite concerns

November 29, 2011

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo (UPI) -- Voters in the Democratic Republic of Congo went to the polls Monday amid reports of scattered... More >>>

Saboteurs hit gas line to Jordan, Israel

November 29, 2011

CAIRO (UPI) -- Saboteurs blew up part of Egypt's gas pipeline that supplies Jordan and Israel, authorities said Monday.
No injuries were... More >>>

Indonesia bridge-collapse toll rises to 11

November 29, 2011

JAKARTA (UPI) -- At least 11 people died in the collapse of a bridge over the Mahakam River in Indonesia and more than two dozen others were... More >>>



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