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Iranian woman stops the execution of son's killer

Iranian woman stops the execution of son's killer

TEHRAN, April 17 (UPI) -- An Iranian woman surprised crowds when she halted the public execution of her son's killer.
Aileen Graef
Secretary Kerry applauds agreement to defuse Ukraine crisis and warns Russia not to renege

Secretary Kerry applauds agreement to defuse Ukraine crisis and warns Russia not to renege

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 17 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry expressed support for an agreement reached with Russia and Ukraine to de-escalate the crisis, and cautioned Russia not to renege.
JC Finley
Putin: Alaska is too cold to annex

Putin: Alaska is too cold to annex

MOSCOW, April 17 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin jokingly said during a Q&A on RT that Russia would not annex the U.S. state of Alaska because it's too cold.
Aileen Graef
President Obama offers condolences and military assistance to South Korea following ferry sinking

President Obama offers condolences and military assistance to South Korea following ferry sinking

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama extended his condolences to the families of loved ones killed or missing after a South Korean ferry carrying 460 capsized Wednesday.
JC Finley
Turkish parliament passes controversial law to further empower spy agency

Turkish parliament passes controversial law to further empower spy agency

ANKARA, Turkey, April 17 (UPI) -- Turkey's parliament voted Thursday to increase the powers of the National Intelligence Agency.
JC Finley
Bus, truck collision in Kenya kills 11

Bus, truck collision in Kenya kills 11

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 17 (UPI) -- A minibus collided with a truck carrying iron rods Friday near Nairobi, Kenya, killing 11 occupants of the bus.
Ed Adamczyk
Buried city of Pompeii unveils three new houses

Buried city of Pompeii unveils three new houses

POMPEII , Italy, April 17 (UPI) -- In time for Easter tourists, three additional houses in the ancient city of Pompeii, Italy, buried in a volcano eruption in 79 A.D., were opened Thursday.
Ed Adamczyk
iPhone cable can cause burns, Korean agency says

iPhone cable can cause burns, Korean agency says

SEOUL, April 17 (UPI) -- South Korean government consumer agency asked Korean division of Apple to warn customers they could sustain burns from using iPhone 5 battery recharging cable.
Ed Adamczyk
Israeli Arab journalist arrested on return from Lebanon

Israeli Arab journalist arrested on return from Lebanon

JERUSALEM, April 17 (UPI) -- Journalist and political activist Majd Kayyal was arrested when he returned from a three-week visit to Lebanon.
Ed Adamczyk
London Underground workers to strike for 5 days in April and May

London Underground workers to strike for 5 days in April and May

LONDON, April 17 (UPI) -- London Underground workers are planning to strike for five days to demonstrate against the closure of 260 ticket offices and the elimination of 960 jobs.
JC Finley
Jordanian warplanes hit convoy entering from Syria

Jordanian warplanes hit convoy entering from Syria

AMMAN , Jordan, April 17 (UPI) -- In defending its border with Syria, Jordan took the unusual move of firing upon vehicles from the air that were crossing the border, destroying three trucks.
Ed Adamczyk
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov announces agreement reached to de-escalate Ukrainian crisis

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov announces agreement reached to de-escalate Ukrainian crisis

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 17 (UPI) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Thursday from Geneva that an agreement had been reached with Ukraine, the U.S., and EU to "de-escalate" the crisis.
JC Finley
Brazilian soccer star named UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador

Brazilian soccer star named UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador

NEW YORK, April 17 (UPI) -- UNAIDS announced its partnership Wednesday with Brazilian soccer star David Luiz, who has been appointed UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador.
JC Finley
Poland investigates illegal payoffs to doctors by drug company

Poland investigates illegal payoffs to doctors by drug company

LODZ , Poland, April 17 (UPI) -- The phamaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline is under fire in Poland for allegedly paying bribes to doctors who prescribe its asthma medication.
Ed Adamczyk
Rome prepares for Vatican canonization ceremonies of two Popes

Rome prepares for Vatican canonization ceremonies of two Popes

ROME, April 17 (UPI) -- Rome readied itself for upcoming canonization ceremonies of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII as a theatrical play about John Paul II opened in the city.
Ed Adamczyk
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