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Julian Assange in ill health, plans to leave embassy asylum 'soon'

Julian Assange in ill health, plans to leave embassy asylum 'soon'

LONDON, Aug. 18 (UPI) --Julian Assange said he plans to "soon" leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London after more than two years in refuge there, but refused to give details.
Gabrielle Levy
Ebola facility in Liberia attacked

Ebola facility in Liberia attacked

MONROVIA, Liberia, Aug. 17 (UPI) --Officials fear a widespread infection of Ebola virus after several patients quarantined for the disease flee a clinic that was attacked.
Danielle Haynes
Kurdish forces in Iraq reclaim part of Mosul Dam from IS

Kurdish forces in Iraq reclaim part of Mosul Dam from IS

MOSUL, Iraq, Aug. 17 (UPI) --Kurdish fighters recaptured the eastern portion of Mosul Dam from Islamic State fighters.
Danielle Haynes
Two U.N. peacekeepers killed in Mali

Two U.N. peacekeepers killed in Mali

BER, Mali, Aug. 16 (UPI) --Two U.N. peacekeepers were killed and nine others injured in a suicide attack in Mali.
Danielle Haynes
Boko Haram kidnaps nearly 100 in Nigeria, kills 28

Boko Haram kidnaps nearly 100 in Nigeria, kills 28

DORON BAGA, Nigeria, Aug. 16 (UPI) --Islamic terror group Boko Haram kills 28, kidnaps nearly 100 men and boys in Nigeria.
Danielle Haynes
U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State militants surrounding Mosul Dam

U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State militants surrounding Mosul Dam

BAGHDAD, Aug. 16 (UPI) --U.S. fighter jets launched airstrikes early Saturday against Islamic State militants in and around the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
JC Finley
Indian PM Modi speaks out against rape

Indian PM Modi speaks out against rape

NEW DELHI, Aug. 15 (UPI) --India's new Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, spoke out Friday for the first time against the growing prevalence of sexual assault in India.
JC Finley
Berlin Wall anniversary passes, few notice

Berlin Wall anniversary passes, few notice

BERLIN , Aug. 15 (UPI) --The Berlin Wall rose 53 years ago this week, but few Germans under the age of 30 can pin down the date, a survey indicates.
Ed Adamczyk
Russia calls Ukrainian destruction of military convoy fanciful

Russia calls Ukrainian destruction of military convoy fanciful

MOSCOW, Aug. 15 (UPI) --Russia refuted the Ukrainian government's assertion that it destroyed a Russian military convoy that had trespassed into Ukraine.
JC Finley
WHO: Ebola cases surpass 2,000

WHO: Ebola cases surpass 2,000

GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug. 15 (UPI) --The World Health Organization has recorded 2,127 cases of the Ebola virus, including 1,145 deaths in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
JC Finley
Support of Palestine is strong in South Africa

Support of Palestine is strong in South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Aug. 15 (UPI) --The conflict between Israel and Palestine has sparked global reaction, but perhaps none as curious as in South Africa.
Ed Adamczyk
Iraqi Shiite cleric Sistani backs Abadi as prime minister

Iraqi Shiite cleric Sistani backs Abadi as prime minister

BAGHDAD, Aug. 15 (UPI) --Iraqi Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani voiced his support during Friday prayers for newly designated Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
JC Finley
Obama's Estonia visit a message to Putin

Obama's Estonia visit a message to Putin

EDGARTOWN, Mass., Aug. 15 (UPI) --The White House announced U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Estonia in September to assure Baltic leaders of U.S. adherence to the NATO treaty.
Ed Adamczyk
Violence breaks out at Pakistan's 'Independence March'

Violence breaks out at Pakistan's 'Independence March'

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 15 (UPI) --Violence broke out Friday as opposition leader Imran Khan made his way to a mass demonstration seeking the removal of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
JC Finley
Palestinian negotiator: Israel must be held accountable for alleged war crimes

Palestinian negotiator: Israel must be held accountable for alleged war crimes

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Aug. 15 (UPI) --Palestinian leaders are prepared to take Israel to international court over alleged "war crimes," a veteran Palestinian diplomat said.
Ed Adamczyk
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