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South Korean court backs defector group in new ruling
World News // 2 hours ago
South Korean court backs defector group in new ruling
Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A South Korean court has agreed to temporarily block a government order to revoke the operating license of a North Korean defector-led group, amid criticism from activists and human rights watchdogs.
Thousands arrested in Belarus amid outcry over election
World News // 3 hours ago
Thousands arrested in Belarus amid outcry over election
Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Belarus authorities have arrested more than 6,000 demonstrators over the past three days amid substantial opposition to election results that declared President Alexander Lukashenko the winner of another term.
U.S. health secretary visits Lee Teng-hui memorial in Taiwan
World News // 3 hours ago
U.S. health secretary visits Lee Teng-hui memorial in Taiwan
Aug. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar visited a memorial for late Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui on Wednesday as China condemned the United States for the Taiwan trip.
Hong Kong mogul Jimmy Lai released on bail
World News // 5 hours ago
Hong Kong mogul Jimmy Lai released on bail
Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The Hong Kong media tycoon arrested Monday on charges of violating the city's new national security law was released on bail.
New Zealand placed under lockdown amid new COVID-19 cluster
U.S. News // 9 hours ago
New Zealand placed under lockdown amid new COVID-19 cluster
Aug. 12 (UPI) -- New Zealand on Wednesday reinstated lockdown measures as health officials rush to contain an outbreak of the deadly and infectious coronavirus in its largest city of Auckland.
Police solve cold case 24 years after Alaskan teen was killed
U.S. News // 11 hours ago
Police solve cold case 24 years after Alaskan teen was killed
Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Twenty-four years after 17-year-old Jessica Baggen was raped and killed, police in Alaska said they have identified the man responsible through DNA analysis.
Bias more likely in medical journals that accept reprint fees
Health News // 13 hours ago
Bias more likely in medical journals that accept reprint fees
Researchers report that journals that accept reprint fees -- let companies pay to republish their articles -- were three times more likely to contain articles written by authors who have funding from the drug industry.
IG report: State Department's $8B arms deal complied with law
U.S. News // 14 hours ago
IG report: State Department's $8B arms deal complied with law
Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The inspector general said Tuesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's emergency declaration to fast-track an $8.1 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan complied with the law.
Evacuations ordered in Colorado as Grizzly Creek Fire grows to 3,200 acres
U.S. News // 15 hours ago
Evacuations ordered in Colorado as Grizzly Creek Fire grows to 3,200 acres
Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Residents in parts of Colorado were forced to evacuate Tuesday as the Grizzly Creek Fire, which sparked on Monday, grew to 3,200 acres.
Officials investigate 30-year-old corpse found in Paris mansion
World News // 17 hours ago
Officials investigate 30-year-old corpse found in Paris mansion
Aug. 11 (UPI) -- French authorities on Tuesday launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a body that had gone unnoticed in an abandoned mansion for 30 years.
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