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Gunmen fatally shoot aide to Egypt's interior minister

GIZA, Egypt, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- An aide to Egypt's interior minister was shot and killed in front of his home in Giza Tuesday, the ministry said.

Rogers Communications buys NHL TV rights in Canada for $5.2B

TORONTO, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Rogers Communications said Tuesday it will pay $5.2 billion for the right to broadcast NHL games in Canada for the next 12 years.

Somalia troops boosted as al-Shabaab fights on

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The United Nations has approved plans for the African Union to build up its peacekeeping force in Somalia to more than 22,000 troops to support the shaky Western-backed government against Islamist militants who refuse to quit their guerrilla war despite recent setbacks.

Ministry: 3 Kenyan soldiers die of injuries sustained in mall siege

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said the siege at a shopping mall in Nairobi, in which 61 civilians, six soldiers and five attackers were killed, has ended.

At least 3 Americans killed in Algeria

ALGIERS, Algeria, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- At least three Americans were among 37 hostages killed in the Algerian natural gas plant takeover, a U.S. official said Monday.
Report: Two-thirds of foreign hostages freed at Algerian gas plant

Report: Two-thirds of foreign hostages freed at Algerian gas plant

IN AMENAS, Algeria, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Algerian forces freed more than 600 hostages held by Islamic militants at a gas plant in In Amenas, Algerian television reported.

Pirates release hijacked supertanker

MOMBASA, Kenya, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- A supertanker that was hijacked by Somali pirates as it carried 2 million barrels of oil to the United States has been released, the pirates said Friday.
Somali pirates demand $25M for Saudi ship

Somali pirates demand $25M for Saudi ship

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Somali pirates demanded $25 million in ransom for the hijacked Saudi-owned supertanker Sirius Star and set a 10-day deadline, authorities said Thursday.

Sudanese leaders accused of Darfur attacks

KHARTOUM, Sudan, June 5 (UPI) -- The International Criminal Court's lead prosecutor says he will name Sudanese leaders he says were involved in violence against citizens in the Darfur region.

Gibbons plans to teach in China

LONDON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- A British woman jailed after her students in Sudan nicknamed a teddy bear Mohamed said she plans to continue teaching abroad -- this time in China.

15 jump from tower in Penang

PENANG, Malaysia, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Fifteen international jumpers dove off the top of the Tun Abdul Razak Complex in Penang, Malaysia, Sunday.

U.N.: Nuclear watchdog team on way to Iran

VIENNA, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Iran can soon expect a visit from a U.N. nuclear watchdog team, says Mohamed ElBaradei, director general of International Atomic Energy Agency.

Beheading sparks vandalism, threats

MIAMI, May 14 (UPI) -- Three Islamic institutions in south Florida have been targeted for threats and vandalism since the beheading of an American in Iraq.

Arrest made in L.A. mall terror threat

LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- An aggrieved man from Tanzania has been charged by the FBI in Los Angeles with perpetrating a shopping mall bomb hoax.

Malaysian telecom on road to consolidate

SINGAPORE, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The overcrowded Malaysian mobile telecom sector is headed for a consolidation ahead of a launch of third generation mobile technology. Or so wishes the government. But the five mobile companies involved appear to be reluctant to move in that direction
SONIA KOLESNIKOV, UPI Business Correpondent

Malaysia expects economy to grow

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Despite facing a challenging environment, the Malaysian economy remained resilient last year and further improvements on the growth front are in the cards.
SONIA KOLESNIKOV, UPI Business Correspondent

Analysis: Repeg of ringgit unlikely

SINGAPORE, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Last week, Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed said that the ringgit peg against the U.S. dollar might have to be revised it the Japanese yen falls to 140
SONIA KOLESNIKOV, UPI Business Correspondent

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