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Sunni members of Iraqi Parliament quit over deadly clashes

RAMADI, Iraq, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Dozens of members of Iraq's Parliament announced their resignations Monday after anti-government Sunni protesters clashed with authorities in Anbar province.

Ten Yemeni soldiers die in attack by secessionist gunmen

ADEN, Yemen, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Some 10 Yemeni soldiers died Monday when rebel gunmen attacked a military outpost in the southern province of Lahj, a provincial police official said.
Indonesian volcano may erupt again, keep evacuees from returning home

Indonesian volcano may erupt again, keep evacuees from returning home

BESAKI, Indonesia, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Seismic activity suggests one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia may erupt again, keeping evacuees from returning home, officials say.

Chinese delivery company apologizes for poisoned packages

SHANGHAI, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Packages soaked with a deadly toxic chemical prompted a public apology from a Chinese delivery company Saturday.

Chinese woman allegedly poisons school kids' yogurt

LOUDI CITY, China, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Chinese authorities said the woman accused of delivering poisoned yogurt to an elementary school likely has a mental disorder.
Ancestors of New Zealand's kiwis may have flown from Australia

Ancestors of New Zealand's kiwis may have flown from Australia

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- New Zealand's flightless kiwi bird, so iconic it's what the country's residents call themselves, might actually have come from Australia, paleontologists say.

Iraq attacks claim 46 lives; Shiite pilgrims taken from bus, killed

TIKRIT, Iraq, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- About 46 people were killed in attacks across Iraq, including 12 religious pilgrims who were pulled from a bus and shot, police officials said Monday.

North Korea summons businessmen home from China

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- North Korean business representatives in China have been summoned home amid what analysts see as a purge of the secretive country's elite.

North Korea executes Jang Song Thaek, uncle of country's leader

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's regime executed his uncle Jang Song Thaek, a powerful figure before his recent purge, state media said Friday.

Evidence of funerary meal found at 13,000-year-old gravesite in Israel

HAIFA, Israel, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Israeli archaeologists say they've uncovered the remains of a prehistoric funeral banquet, the oldest funerary meal discovered to date.

No damage reported after 6.7 Indonesia earthquake

JAKARTA, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- No reports of damage or injury were received Sunday in the aftermath of a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that rumbled across eastern Indonesia.

Dinosaur fossils found in Chile said first of kind in South America

SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Duck-billed dinosaur fossils found in the far southern region of Patagonia mark the first time such fossils have shown up in South America, scientists say.

Bangkok hit by another day of anti-government protests

BANGKOK, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Thousands of demonstrators forced their way into the Finance Ministry Monday in a second day of anti-government protests in Bangkok, police said.

Ex-Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi urges zero nuclear power

TOKYO, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Japan's former prime minister has urged the government to abandon plans to restart nuclear power.
22 dead in Iraq bombings aimed at police and Shiite pilgrims

22 dead in Iraq bombings aimed at police and Shiite pilgrims

BAQUBA, Iraq, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Bombs that killed 22 people Wednesday in Iraq were aimed at security officers and at pilgrims marking a day important to Shiite Muslims, police said.
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