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Ukrainian PM Yatsenyuk insists Indepdence Day celebration will go forward

Ukrainian PM Yatsenyuk insists Indepdence Day celebration will go forward

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk reaffirmed Wednesday that Independence Day celebrations will be held on August 24, and called for increased security.
JC Finley
New York Times reporter ordered to leave Afghanistan

New York Times reporter ordered to leave Afghanistan

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) --On Wednesday, the Afghan attorney general's office notified New York Times correspondent Matthew Rosenberg that he must depart Afghanistan within 24 hours.
JC Finley
David Cameron: 'Increasingly likely' jihadist in Foley video is British citizen

David Cameron: 'Increasingly likely' jihadist in Foley video is British citizen

LONDON, Aug. 20 (UPI) --U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday that the jihadist who beheaded American journalist James Foley is likely a British citizen.
Aileen Graef
Nigeria's soccer headquarters goes up in smoke

Nigeria's soccer headquarters goes up in smoke

ABUJA, Nigeria, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Fire broke out Wednesday at the Nigeria Football Federation headquarters building in Abuja.
JC Finley
Army Corps of Engineers contracts Exelis information technology services

Army Corps of Engineers contracts Exelis information technology services

COLORADO SPRINGS, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Thee U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has contracted Exelis for information management and technology services in a $517 million deal.
Richard Tomkins
Russia, Ukraine give ICRC necessary security guarantees for aid convoy

Russia, Ukraine give ICRC necessary security guarantees for aid convoy

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Russian aid vehicles destined for eastern Ukraine may soon be on the move after the Red Cross confirmed receipt of security guarantees from Kiev and Moscow.
JC Finley
Holder: 'Change is coming' to Ferguson after shooting

Holder: 'Change is coming' to Ferguson after shooting

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 20 (UPI) --Eric Holder landed in Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday as a grand jury was expected to hear evidence in the case against Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown.
Gabrielle Levy
Five detained Tibetans die in Chinese custody

Five detained Tibetans die in Chinese custody

SHUKPA , China, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Five Tibetan protesters died while in police custody after a protest in the Sichuan province of China, according to Tibet's government-in-exile.
Ed Adamczyk
GenDyn to study new guidance system for ICBMs

GenDyn to study new guidance system for ICBMs

FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 20 (UPI) --Modernization of guidance systems for next-gen U.S. Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles is to be conducted by General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems.
Richard Tomkins
Man faints on Shanghai metro, passengers jump out of car

Man faints on Shanghai metro, passengers jump out of car

SHANGHAI, Aug. 20 (UPI) --A man passed out on the Shanghai metro, but passengers on the crowded car did not rush to help -- they ran away instead.
Aileen Graef
George W. Bush does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

George W. Bush does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Former President George W. Bush was dunked for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and passed the duty on to his predecessor President Bill Clinton.
Aileen Graef
U.S. Supreme Court stays gay marriage in Virginia

U.S. Supreme Court stays gay marriage in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 20 (UPI) --Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage remained in force after the U.S. Supreme Court stayed a ruling that clerks must begin to issue marriage licenses.
Frances Burns
Argentina attempts debt swap to pay creditors locally

Argentina attempts debt swap to pay creditors locally

BUENOS AIRES, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Argentina announced a proposed debt swap Tuesday to avoid a U.S. court ruling that pushed the country into default.
Ed Adamczyk
Lockheed Martin trumpets its maritime test bed

Lockheed Martin trumpets its maritime test bed

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 20 (UPI) --A new software test platform is helping Lockheed validate technologies for naval use.
Richard J. Tomkins

Florida corrections chief announces prison reforms

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 20 (UPI) --Inmate deaths in Florida prisons will be investigated by an outside agency, Corrections Secretary Mike Crews announced Wednesday.
Frances Burns
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