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Storm knocks out power to 80,000 in Sweden

November 29, 2011

BORAS, Sweden (UPI) -- A storm with high winds and heavy rain left 80,000 people in Sweden without power Monday and resulted in canceled and... More >>>

Death row inmate offers kidney for sister

November 29, 2011

TAIPEI, Taiwan (UPI) -- Taiwanese doctors prepared to remove the kidney of a death row inmate, who offered it to save his ailing sister, hospital... More >>>

Earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea

November 29, 2011

ARAWA, Papua New Guinea (UPI) -- A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Monday in the New Ireland Region of Paupua New Guinea, seismologists said.
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Woman hunter on trial for skier's death

November 29, 2011

LJUNGBY, Sweden (UPI) -- A woman hunter who fired a bullet that passed through an elk and killed a cross-country skier is on trial on a... More >>>

11 die in Iraq suicide bombing

November 29, 2011

BAGHDAD (UPI) -- A suicide bomber drove an explosives-packed car into a security checkpoint outside an Iraqi prison Monday, killing 11 people,... More >>>

ElBaradei willing to lead Egypt transition

November 28, 2011

CAIRO (UPI) -- Presidential hopeful Mohamed ElBaradei said he is willing to head a transitional government in Egypt and withdraw from the... More >>>

24 killed in Yemen violence

November 28, 2011

SA'ADA, Yemen (UPI) -- Pro-Shiite militants raided a town in northern Yemen Sunday, killing at least 24 Sunni Muslims, witnesses said.
Houthi... More >>>

Pakistan cuts NATO supply route

November 28, 2011

Pakistan cuts NATO supply route
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (UPI) -- Pakistan ordered a halt to NATO supply convoys this weekend in retaliation for an... More >>>

Talks on cluster bombs collapse

November 28, 2011

GENEVA, Switzerland (UPI) -- After four years of negotiations, talks between diplomats from 114 countries on the ban of older cluster munitions... More >>>

Israel hits 2 Gaza targets

November 28, 2011

JERUSALEM (UPI) -- The Israeli Air Force struck two terror targets in southern and central Gaza early Sunday in answer to a rocket that was fired... More >>>

Iran to expel British ambassador

November 28, 2011

TEHRAN (UPI) -- Iran's parliament has voted to downgrade ties with Britain and expel its ambassador in response to recent financial sanctions, the... More >>>

Arab League approves Syria sanctions

November 28, 2011

DAMASCUS, Syria (UPI) -- The Arab League approved economic sanctions against Syria as at least 10 civilian protesters were killed Sunday, a rights... More >>>

Colombian rebels execute 4 prisoners

November 28, 2011

BOGOTA (UPI) -- Leftist Colombian rebels executed four government security force members they had held prisoner for years, the South American... More >>>

Putin accepts presidential nomination

November 28, 2011

MOSCOW (UPI) -- Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Sunday officially accepted his party's nomination to run for president.
At a meeting of... More >>>

Freighter goes down off Welsh coast

November 28, 2011

CARDIFF, Wales (UPI) -- British military rescue teams Sunday searched for five Russian sailors missing off the coast of Wales after their... More >>>

Afghan insurgents rely on fertlizer bombs

November 28, 2011

KABUL, Afghanistan (UPI) -- Fertilizer is the low-cost choice for improvised explosive device makers in Afghanistan, a U.S. general says.
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New evidence found in Strauss-Kahn case

November 28, 2011

PARIS (UPI) -- New allegations have been made in former IMF leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn's sexual assault case, reigniting claims he is the... More >>>

Ban Ki-moon: Congo must end violence

November 28, 2011

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged an end to the violence surrounding presidential elections... More >>>

Russia may target European missile shield

November 25, 2011

MOSCOW (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday his country might target the U.S.-backed European missile shield with its own... More >>>

Taliban spokesman denies cease-fire report

November 25, 2011

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (UPI) -- A Pakistani Taliban spokesman denied the group offered a cease-fire as militants Wednesday launched a deadly attack... More >>>

Debate postponed on anti-gay measure

November 25, 2011

ST. PETERSBURG (UPI) -- Debate on a bill imposing fines for the promotion of homosexuality has been postponed by lawmakers in St. Petersburg,... More >>>

Berlusconi says female party-goers victims

November 25, 2011

ROME (UPI) -- Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said 32 women who attended the alleged sex parties at his home were being victimized... More >>>

U.S. students to be questioned again

November 25, 2011

CAIRO (UPI) -- Egyptian officials indicated Wednesday they would re-question three U.S. college students accused of tossing Molotov cocktails... More >>>

Israel declines to resume tax transfer

November 25, 2011

JERUSALEM (UPI) -- The U.N. secretary-general and U.S. secretary of state are pressuring Israel to resume the transfer of tax revenues to the... More >>>

Egyptian protesters mock transition plan

November 25, 2011

CAIRO (UPI) -- Hundreds of thousands of protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square mocked a deal to hasten transition to civilian rule that some say... More >>>

Minister: Can't rule out war with Kosovo

November 25, 2011

BELGRADE, Serbia (UPI) -- Serbia's interior minister said Wednesday his country must not rule out going to war over Kosovo.
Ivica Dacic told... More >>>

Philippines: Must speed up massacre trials

November 25, 2011


MANILA, Philippines (UPI) -- A private prosecutor in the Philippines has recommended trimming the number of defendants from 196 to 35 in the... More >>>

Toronto Police dismantling Occupy tents

November 25, 2011

TORONTO (UPI) -- The Occupy Toronto tent city in a downtown park was dismantled by police officers Wednesday morning, organizers said.
Three... More >>>

Yemen's Saleh to sign deal to step down

November 25, 2011

SANAA, Yemen (UPI) -- Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh went to Saudi Arabia Wednesday to sign a deal to immediately transfer his powers to his... More >>>

Khmer Rouge official says he was defender

November 25, 2011

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (UPI) -- A defendant in the trial of three top Khmer Rouge officials in Phnom Penh said his actions were to protect Cambodia... More >>>

Turkey to Assad: Quit. Fatalities mount

November 25, 2011

ISTANBUL, Turkey (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad should learn from Hitler, Mussolini and Moammar Gadhafi and resign before his life ends in... More >>>

Man gets 20 years for offending monarchy

November 25, 2011

BANGKOK (UPI) -- A court in Thailand sentenced a 61-year-old man to 20 years in prison Wednesday for sending text messages that insulted the... More >>>

Three killed in Sicily floods

November 25, 2011


MESSINA, Italy (UPI) -- Torrential rains have sparked flash floods and mudslides in Sicily, killing three people including a 10-year-old boy,... More >>>

U.S., Britain impose new Iran sanctions

November 23, 2011

LONDON (UPI) -- The United States and Britain Monday imposed new sanctions on Iran to punish it for its suspected pursuit of nuclear weapons.
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U.S. general predicts instability in Iraq

November 23, 2011

BAGHDAD (UPI) -- The departure of American troops from Iraq will likely increase instability and worsen tensions among militant groups, the top... More >>>

Next Palestinian prime minister named

November 23, 2011

RAMALLAH, West Bank (UPI) -- Dr. Mohammed Mustafa, chairman of the Palestine Investment Fund, is expected to be appointed the next Palestinian... More >>>

Auditor: Canadian visa screening outdated

November 23, 2011

OTTAWA (UPI) -- Canadian border agents screening visas are undertrained, underequipped and using outdated guidelines, the federal auditor general... More >>>

Turkey nabs al-Qaida suspects

November 23, 2011

ANKARA, Turkey (UPI) -- Turkey detained at least 14 people with suspected ties to al-Qaida, media reports indicated Tuesday
The Lebanese... More >>>

Al Qaida recruiting children in Yemen

November 23, 2011

SANAA, Yemen (UPI) -- Al-Qaida's offshoot in Yemen is recruiting children for suicide missions and other operations, the head of a... More >>>

Americans arrested in Cairo protests

November 23, 2011

CAIRO (UPI) -- Police arrested three U.S. students from American University in Cairo, accusing them of igniting Molotov cocktails and clashing... More >>>

ElBaradei may form next government

November 23, 2011

CAIRO (UPI) -- Egypt's supreme military council said it is considering asking presidential hopeful Mohammed ElBaradei to form a national salvation... More >>>

Nazi salute gets two booted from party

November 23, 2011

SKELLEFTEA, Sweden (UPI) -- Two members of the local youth wing of Sweden's Moderate Party have been booted out for posting a picture of... More >>>

S. Korean lawmakers pass U.S. trade pact

November 23, 2011

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- South Korea's National Assembly approved the free trade agreement with the United States Tuesday even as a lawmaker fired... More >>>

PM on Libyan Cabinet: Skills, not politics

November 23, 2011

TRIPOLI, Libya (UPI) -- Libyan cabinet members will be picked for competence, not politics, Libya's prime minister and Susan Rice, the U.S.... More >>>

Woman gets life for killing grandmother

November 23, 2011

WOLVERHAMPTON, England (UPI) -- A woman who admitted beating her 92-year-old grandmother to death after stealing from her was sentenced Monday to... More >>>



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