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.

Deadly Typhoon Haiyan hits Vietnam earlier than forecast

HANOI, Vietnam, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A search was under way for three people reported missing after Typhoon Haiyan upended a boat as it moved through Vietnam's coastal areas, officials said Monday.
Pakistan Taliban vow revenge attacks for former leader's killing

Pakistan Taliban vow revenge attacks for former leader's killing

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The Pakistan Taliban said they will exact revenge from the nation's government after their leader was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week.

Pakistan to carry forward peace dialogue with the Taliban

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The Pakistani Cabinet announced it will pursue peace talks with the Pakistan Taliban, whose leader Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in a U.S. drone strike.

Japan says Chinese ships too close to disputed Senkaku Islands

TOKYO, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Japan made a formal complaint to China after Chinese ships strayed too close to disputed islands in the East China Sea, the chief Cabinet secretary said.
Pakistan's prime minister visits President Obama in White House

Pakistan's prime minister visits President Obama in White House

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met Wednesday with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden hours after urging an end to U.S. drone strikes.
Smog leads to airport closure in Harbin, China

Smog leads to airport closure in Harbin, China

HARBIN, China, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Heavy smog enveloped Harbin in northeastern China Monday, leading meteorologists to issue a red alert, the highest pollution warning possible.

China braces for landfall of Typhoon Fitow

BEIJING, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- China Sunday urged coastal residents to finish up last-minute preparations for the looming landfall of Typhoon Fitow.

Clashes, bombings kill nearly 30, injure others in Afghanistan Monday

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Clashes and bombings across Afghanistan Monday killed almost 30 people, most of them militants, authorities in Kabul said.

25 dead as Typhoon Usagi smashes into China

HONG KONG, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Typhoon Usagi killed at least 25 people when it slammed into southern China's Guangdong province, provincial authorities said Monday.

5.1-magnitude earthquake shakes northwest China; no injuries reported

BEIJING, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A 5-1-magnitude earthquake shook northwest China's Gansu and Qinghai provinces Friday, officials said. There were no reports of injuries or structural damage.

Passengers from detained Chinese ship flying home

BEIJING, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A Chinese cruise company said Sunday it chartered two planes to fly passengers home from a ship detained in South Korea.

Bus crash in China leaves eight dead

DAZHOU, China, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- At least eight people were killed Sunday when a bus collided with a truck in China's Sichuan Province, local officials said.

Lightning bolt kills tourist in China; 16 injured

NINGBO, China, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- One person was killed and 16 were injured Saturday when lightning struck a group of hikers in eastern China, officials said.

Afghan insurgents attack U.S. Consulate in Herat, three killed

HERAT, Afghanistan, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- At least three people were killed Friday in explosion near the U.S. consulate in Afghanistan's Herat province, security officials said.

Davies in China for talks on N. Korea

BEIJING, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. special envoy Glyn Davies arrived in China as Washington remains firm the six-party talks can resume only if North Korea shows readiness to denuclearize.

India prepares to launch country's maiden mission to Mars

NEW DELHI, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Indian officials have confirmed a November launch date for the country's first mission to Mars, set to launch from a spaceport in the south of the country.
Bomb on three-wheeled cycle kills 2, injures 44 outside Chinese school

Bomb on three-wheeled cycle kills 2, injures 44 outside Chinese school

GUILIN, China, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- At least two people were killed and 44 injured, including 11 seriously, in a motorbike explosion near an elementary school in Guilin, China, officials said.

Nasheed fails to win majority, forcing run-off in Maldives election

MALE, Maldives, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Mohamed Nasheed moved a step closer to reclaiming the presidency of the Maldives Saturday, leading the election field but failing to win a majority.

6.5-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan's Izu Islands

TOKYO, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A 6.5-magnitude earthquake at a depth of about 253 miles struck off Japan's Izu Islands Wednesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Quake measuring 6.5 detected in Indonesia, but no damage

JAKARTA, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- An earthquake with a magnitude 6.5 occurred Sunday in eastern Indonesia but apparently did not cause much damage, officials said.

Yemeni P.M. Basindawa survives assassination attempt

SANAA, Yemen, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A gunman failed in a bid to assassinate Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindawa in Sanaa Saturday, the leader's media adviser said.
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