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Arizona girl, 3, qualifies for Mensa membership

PHOENIX, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A pair of Arizona parents said their 3-year-old daughter has been accepted as the youngest member of the state's chapter of the high IQ organization Mensa.

Writers guild announces award winners in LA, New York

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The Writers Guild of America named "Her" the Best Original Screenplay and "Captain Phillips" Best Adapted Screenplay at ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.

Djokovic, Murray take BNP Paribas wins

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 11 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Novak Djokovic and No. 3 Andy Murray each needed three sets to record second-round victories Sunday at the BNP Paribas Open.
Celeb breakups, weddings and babies

Celeb breakups, weddings and babies

Despite the staggering number of media outlets dogging their every move, some celebrities still managed to shock the world with their marriage, divorce and birth announcements in 2012.
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Libyan justice focus of U.N. report

TRIPOLI, Libya, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Human rights and the rule of law are cornerstones for a strategy to implement a national reconciliation program in Libya, a U.N. diplomat said.

United Nations welcomes Libyan transition

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Much work lies ahead for new members of the Libyan congress after taking control from interim authorities, the U.N. special envoy for Libya said.
Islamists falter in Libyan vote

Islamists falter in Libyan vote

TRIPOLI, Libya, July 12 (UPI) -- The party of former interim Libyan leader Mahmoud Jibril is trouncing the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm, results from the country's elections indicate.
Praise heaped on Libya after historic vote

Praise heaped on Libya after historic vote

TRIPOLI, Libya, July 9 (UPI) -- There should be no underestimating the achievements made in Libya since the country emerged from civil war last year, a U.N. special envoy said.

Rights issues hang over Libyan campaigning

TRIPOLI, Libya, June 18 (UPI) -- The future leaders of Libya need to ensure rights issues and concerns over torture are addressed if they hope to move the country forward, a rights group said.
Libyan vote likely delayed

Libyan vote likely delayed

TRIPOLI, Libya, June 4 (UPI) -- The first nationwide democratic election in Libya might be delayed until July because of vetting and logistical concerns, an official said.
Libya wraps up voter registration campaign

Libya wraps up voter registration campaign

TRIPOLI, Libya, May 23 (UPI) -- A voter registration campaign launched in preparation for June elections in Libya was a major accomplishment for the country, a U.N. envoy said.
Institutional challenges remain for Libya

Institutional challenges remain for Libya

UNITED NATIONS, May 11 (UPI) -- There's a sense in Libya that citizens are growing accustomed to their new form of government though institutional gaps remain, a U.N. representative said.

U.S. condemns attack on U.N. in Libya

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- A spokeswoman for the U.N. Mission in Libya said nobody was hurt in an attack on a U.N. convoy in Benghazi, though Washington expressed deep concern.

Bomb tossed at U.N. convoy in Libya

BENGHAZI, Libya, April 10 (UPI) -- An explosive device thrown at a United Nations convoy in Benghazi, Libya, Tuesday produced no casualties, a U.N. spokeswoman said.

U.N., Moscow frustrated by Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya, April 5 (UPI) -- All parties to the conflict in Libya are called on to recall last year's strife and settle differences peacefully, a U.N. special envoy said.

U.N. welcomes truce in southern Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya, March 30 (UPI) -- The U.N. support mission in Libya welcomed a cease-fire brokered in southern Libya of the country but called for further investigation.

U.N. wants 'light footprint' in Libya

UNITED NATIONS, March 8 (UPI) -- The U.N. special envoy to Libya called for a support mission for Tripoli that would help the country with the transition to democracy.

U.N.: Libya faces difficult transition

TRIPOLI, Libya, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Libya faces a difficult transition, made harder by weak state institutions and no political parties, but officials are working to succeed, a U.N. envoy said.

U.N., Libya sign agreement

TRIPOLI, Libya, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Libyan and U.N. officials Tuesday signed an agreement creating the legal framework for the United Nations' support mission in the country.

Libyan prime minister commits to elections

TRIPOLI, Libya, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Libya's new interim prime minister said he was committed to the election calendar spelled out after the country's October liberation.

Clock ticking for Libyan reform

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- When Libya's transitional government announced the country's liberation last weekend, the clock started running on political commitments, U.N. officials said.
U.N. chief lauds Libyans

U.N. chief lauds Libyans

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The Libyan transitional leaders' declaration of liberation of their country marks the attainment of freedom by the people, the U.N. secretary-general said.
U.N. re-establishing ties with new Libya

U.N. re-establishing ties with new Libya

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The United Nations is repositioning itself in Tripoli as the country's new leadership starts the necessary preparations for elections, an official said.

NTC faces daunting challenges in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The transitional government in Libya faces daunting challenges in trying to win the cooperation of divergent interests vying for position, a U.N. official said.

U.N. to investigate bombings in Gaza

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The United Nations is sending a team to the Middle East to investigate the bombing of its buildings and convoys, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says.
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