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Priest accused of sexual abuse loses immunity

Priest accused of sexual abuse loses immunity

VATICAN CITY, Aug. 26 (UPI) --Former Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, a former Vatican diplomat accused of child sexual abuse, has lost his diplomatic immunity.
Ed Adamczyk
French President Hollande announces new cabinet 24 hours after dissolving government

French President Hollande announces new cabinet 24 hours after dissolving government

PARIS, Aug. 26 (UPI) --French President Francois Hollande announced a new cabinet Tuesday, a day after dissolving the government following ministerial criticism of his leadership.
JC Finley
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant owner liable in suicide, court says

Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant owner liable in suicide, court says

FUKUSHIMA, Japan, Aug. 26 (UPI) --A Fukushima, Japan, court ruled Tuesday a power plant owner is liable for a woman's suicide, prompted by the 2011 nuclear plant meltdown.
Ed Adamczyk
Deadly 45-hour standoff at Brazilian prison ends

Deadly 45-hour standoff at Brazilian prison ends

SAO PAULO, Aug. 26 (UPI) --A deadly 45-hour prison riot in the southern Brazilian city of Cascavel has ended after an agreement was reached Tuesday.
JC Finley
Central African Republic forms new transitional government

Central African Republic forms new transitional government

BANGUI, Central African Republic, Aug. 26 (UPI) --Shortly after his appointment as Central African Republic's acting prime minister, Kamoun Mahamat, announced the establishment of a new transitional government.
JC Finley
NATO plans new bases in Eastern Europe

NATO plans new bases in Eastern Europe

BRUSSELS, Aug. 26 (UPI) --The head of NATO said new bases in Eastern Europe will be built to counter potential conflict with Russia.
Ed Adamczyk
Man from New Jersey missing in Israel

Man from New Jersey missing in Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 26 (UPI) --Israeli police are searching for 23-year-old American Aaron Sofer from Lakewood, New Jersey, who disappeared while on a hike in the Jerusalem Forest.
JC Finley
U.N. accuses Islamic State of ethnic cleansing

U.N. accuses Islamic State of ethnic cleansing

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 26 (UPI) --The Islamic State executed as many as 670 prisoners in Mosul, Iraq's Badoush prison, the United Nations said Tuesday.
Ed Adamczyk
U.N. helicopter crashes in South Sudan; 3 dead, 1 survivor

U.N. helicopter crashes in South Sudan; 3 dead, 1 survivor

JUBA, South Sudan, Aug. 26 (UPI) --The United Nations confirmed Tuesday that a peacekeeping mission helicopter crashed in South Sudan, killing three crew members aboard. One crew member survived.
JC Finley
Hurricane Cristobal kills 5 in Caribbean

Hurricane Cristobal kills 5 in Caribbean

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Aug. 26 (UPI) --Cristobal strengthened into a hurricane Monday, sweeping through Caribbean and leaving at least five dead.
Gabrielle Levy
Islamic State demands $6.6M for female American humanitarian worker

Islamic State demands $6.6M for female American humanitarian worker

DAMASCUS, Syria, Aug. 26 (UPI) --Islamic State militants holding a young American aid worker captive are demanding a $6.6 million ransom and the release of Aafia Siddiqui for her return.
JC Finley
Israeli airstrikes topple Gaza high-rises

Israeli airstrikes topple Gaza high-rises

GAZA CITY, Gaza, Aug. 26 (UPI) --Israel has recently ramped up their airstrikes Tuesday resulting in the destruction of high-rises containing homes and shopping centers in Gaza.
Aileen Graef
WHO calls for partial e-cigarette ban

WHO calls for partial e-cigarette ban

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 26 (UPI) --The World Health Organization called for a ban on indoor use of e-cigarettes in a report released Tuesday.
Ed Adamczyk
Obama authorizes surveillance over Syria, as U.S. weighs military options

Obama authorizes surveillance over Syria, as U.S. weighs military options

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) --U.S. President Barack Obama has authorized aerial surveillance over Syria as he weighs possible airstrikes against Sunni extremists in the embattled country.
JC Finley
Hamas official: Extended cease-fire deal

Hamas official: Extended cease-fire deal

CAIRO, Aug. 26 (UPI) --A Hamas official said Tuesday his organization and Israel had come to an agreement on a long-term truce to end the fighting in Gaza.
Kristen Butler
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