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Syrian militants seize Golan Heights border crossing

Syrian militants seize Golan Heights border crossing

QUNEITRA, Syria, Aug. 27 (UPI) --Syrian militants seize border crossing with Israel-controlled Golan Heights.
Danielle Haynes
U.N. recommits to Afghan vote audit despite campaign withdrawals

U.N. recommits to Afghan vote audit despite campaign withdrawals

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 27 (UPI) --The U.N. said Wednesday it is committed to supervising Afghanistan's presidential vote audit despite the withdrawal of the two candidates from the process.
JC Finley
Sale of Banksy artwork saves youth club

Sale of Banksy artwork saves youth club

LONDON, Aug. 27 (UPI) --A Banksy artwork painted on the wall outside a financially-stressed youth club was sold to a private collector for 403,000 pounds ($668,000), saving the club.
Aileen Graef
North Korea criticizes John Kerry for bilateral relations remarks

North Korea criticizes John Kerry for bilateral relations remarks

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (UPI) --North Korea lambasted recent remarks made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry regarding the possibility of improving relations with Pyongyang.
JC Finley
Report reveals 1,400 children sexually abused in English town between 1997 and 2013

Report reveals 1,400 children sexually abused in English town between 1997 and 2013

LONDON, Aug. 27 (UPI) --An independent report investigating child sexual exploitation in the English town of Rotherham reveals 1,400 children were sexually abused from 1997 to 2013.
JC Finley
Businessmen warn against Scottish independence

Businessmen warn against Scottish independence

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 27 (UPI) --Over 130 business leaders with operations in Scotland signed an open letter urging voters to reject a proposed separation of Scotland from the United Kingdom.
Ed Adamczyk
Peruvian police seize 3.3 tons of cocaine destined for Europe

Peruvian police seize 3.3 tons of cocaine destined for Europe

LIMA, Aug. 27 (UPI) --Police in Peru have seized 3.3 tons of cocaine that was disguised as a coal shipment destined for Europe.
JC Finley
Russian economy nears recession

Russian economy nears recession

MOSCOW, Aug. 27 (UPI) --The Russian economy is nearing a recession, an Economic Ministry official said, the result of Western sanctions and a ban on food imports.
Ed Adamczyk
Parents of underage migrants to be prosecuted in Mali

Parents of underage migrants to be prosecuted in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali, Aug. 27 (UPI) --The government of Mali said it will begin prosecuting parents who send their underage children to Europe as migrants, in an attempt to deter the practice.
Ed Adamczyk
More than 300 migrants drown in journey from North Africa to Europe

More than 300 migrants drown in journey from North Africa to Europe

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) --The United Nations has marked a grim milestone, announcing the deadliest week for migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe.
JC Finley
Freed journalist Peter Theo Curtis 'overwhelmed with emotion'

Freed journalist Peter Theo Curtis 'overwhelmed with emotion'

BOSTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) --Freed American journalist Peter Theo Curtis told reporters he was "overwhelmed with emotion" after returning to the United States.
Aileen Graef
Canada offers Russia and 'Not Russia' a geography lesson

Canada offers Russia and 'Not Russia' a geography lesson

BRUSSELS, Aug. 27 (UPI) --After four Russian paratroopers claimed they accidentally entered Ukrainian territory, earlier this week, Canada's delegation to NATO presented a map.
Ed Adamczyk
Mom of captive U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff sends Islamic State video message

Mom of captive U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff sends Islamic State video message

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) --Shirley Sotloff, mother of U.S. journalist and Islamic State captive Steven Sotloff, has sent a message addressed to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi seeking son's release.
JC Finley
Ukraine claims Russian offensive on third front

Ukraine claims Russian offensive on third front

KIEV , Ukraine, Aug. 27 (UPI) --Ukrainian and Western military officials said Wednesday Russia has begun a stealth invasion of a previously uncontested part of Ukraine.
Ed Adamczyk
U.S. fires on Iranian fishing boat in Persian Gulf

U.S. fires on Iranian fishing boat in Persian Gulf

MANAMA, Bahrain, Aug. 27 (UPI) --The U.S. Navy said a U.S. Coast Guard ship fired at an Iranian fishing vessel in the Persian Gulf after it aimed a machine gun at U.S. personnel.
Ed Adamczyk
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