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Airstrikes killed 553 Islamic State forces around Kobane, Syria

Airstrikes killed 553 Islamic State forces around Kobane, Syria

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- An increase in airstrikes by a U.S.-led coalition in Syria has killed hundreds of Islamic State fighters, the Pentagon reported.
Ed Adamczyk
Boko Haram suspected of abducting 60 women, girls in Nigeria

Boko Haram suspected of abducting 60 women, girls in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Sixty women and girls were abducted by suspected Boko Haram militants in Nigeria's Adamawa state, less than a week after a truce agreement.
Ed Adamczyk
Bus attack in Pakistan kills eight

Bus attack in Pakistan kills eight

QUETTA, Pakistan, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- At least eight Shia Muslims of the minority Hazara community died after their bus was sprayed with gunfire Thursday in Quetta, Pakistan.
Ed Adamczyk
Ottawa attempts return to normal after Parliament shooting

Ottawa attempts return to normal after Parliament shooting

OTTAWA, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Ottawa, Ontario, and the Canadian government will attempt a return to normal Thursday after a shooting incident within its Parliament building.
Ed Adamczyk
N. Korea to bar foreign entry due to Ebola fear

N. Korea to bar foreign entry due to Ebola fear

BEIJING, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- North Korea has barred entry to international tourists because of the threat of importation of the Ebola virus, two Beijing travel agencies said.
Ed Adamczyk
Mexico mayor, wife blamed for missing students

Mexico mayor, wife blamed for missing students

IGUALA, Mexico, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Mexican officials have issued an arrest warrant for the mayor of Iguala and his wife in the disappearance and presumed murder of some 43 protesting students in September.
Mary Papenfuss
Two killed in Sierra Leone riot over Ebola blood test

Two killed in Sierra Leone riot over Ebola blood test

KOIDU TOWN, Sierra Leone, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Two people were killed in a riot in Sierra Leone that erupted as health workers attempted to take a blood test for suspected Ebola from a grandmother.
Mary Papenfuss
Meet the hero in attack on Canadian Parliament

Meet the hero in attack on Canadian Parliament

OTTAWA, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is being showered with kudos for stopping a deadly attack in the Canadian Parliament building from becoming a bloodbath.
Mary Papenfuss
White House in 'close contact' wth Canada following Ottawa attack

White House in 'close contact' wth Canada following Ottawa attack

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. government is coordinating closely with Canadian counterparts to offer assistance following an attack in Ottawa that killed a Canadian soldier.
JC Finley
Pope's Swiss Guard releases cookbook of papal favorites

Pope's Swiss Guard releases cookbook of papal favorites

VATICAN CITY, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The Swiss Guard, ceremonial defender of Vatican City, has released a cookbook of favorite dishes of recent popes.
Ed Adamczyk
American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack

American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack

DERIK, Syria, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A former American soldier from Wisconsin told UPI Wednesday in an exclusive interview that civilians have been burned in an Islamic State attack, with injuries consistent with chemical weapons.
JC Finley
Bomb near Cairo University injures 10

Bomb near Cairo University injures 10

CAIRO , Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A bomb explosion injured 10 people Wednesday outside Cairo University, a recent scene of anti-government protest and the arrest of students.
Ed Adamczyk
Car plows into Jerusalem crowd: one child killed, eight injured

Car plows into Jerusalem crowd: one child killed, eight injured

JERUSALEM, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A baby was killed and eight people injured Wednesday in a terror attack in which a car struck a group near a Jerusalem light rail station.
Ed Adamczyk
Blackwater guards found guilty of Iraq shootings

Blackwater guards found guilty of Iraq shootings

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Four former Blackwater Worldwide security guards were convicted in Washington Wednesday in the shooting deaths of 14 Iraqis in 2007.
Ed Adamczyk
Hungary's plan to tax Internet use draws criticism

Hungary's plan to tax Internet use draws criticism

BUDAPEST, Hungary, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Anger over a plan in Hungary to tax Internet use has led to 15,000 signatures by Wednesday on a petition opposing it, and a rally in Budapest Sunday.
Ed Adamczyk
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