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Massive Crocodile Found Shot, Killed in Australia

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Australian officials fear the shooting death of a colossal crocodile could spark a power struggle in the animal kingdom. On Friday, Sept. 22, the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection says the male croc measured 5.2 meters, or more than 17 feet, long. It was found Thursday in the Fitzroy … Continued

A Filipino Woman Arrested for Getting Pregnant out of Wedlock

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Two women went on trial after being accused of getting pregnant out of wedlock in Abu Dhabi. One woman is an unmarried Filipina. Both women went before Abu Dhabi Criminal Court of First Instance in separate cases on Sept. 19. The Filipino woman admitted to the charge of getting pregnant by a … Continued

Protesters Assaulted at Erdoğan Speech in New York

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A brawl broke out during a speech by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in New York City. At least two protesters were repeatedly punched in the head as guards dragged them out of the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square on Sept. 21. Footage from Voice of America shows chaos break … Continued

Thousands Evacuated as Authorities Anticipate Bali Eruption

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Indonesian authorities raised the highest alert level for a volcano on the popular tourist island of Bali on Sept. 22. Mount Agung is located about 75 kilometers to the northeast of Bali’s largest city and tourist hotspot of Kuta. Over 10,000 residents have already fled their homes near the volcano with … Continued

Liliane Bettencourt, Worlds Richest Woman, Dies at 94

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Liliane Bettencourt, heir to cosmetic giant L’Oreal and the world’s richest woman, died Sept. 21. Bettencourt, who was 94, had an estimated net worth of around $44 billion, making her the 14th richest person in the world. In 1957, Bettencourt inherited L’Oreal from her father, Eugène Schueller, who founded the French … Continued

Facebook Says It Will Hand Russian Ads Over to Congress

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Reversing course, Facebook has decided to turn over roughly 3,000 ads, which were purchased by Russian-linked groups allegedly in an effort to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. In a video announcement on Sept. 21, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that his company would share the ads with the Senate and … Continued

US Announces $700M in Humanitarian Aid to Syria

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The U.S. announced nearly $700 million in additional humanitarian aid for the people of Syria, who have been caught in the middle of a bloody civil war. The State Department, in a statement on Sept. 21, said that the new funding “helps mitigate the impact of the crisis on governments … Continued

Scientists Pinpoint ‘Master’ Genes Responsible for Butterfly Wing Appearance

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The complex designs on a butterfly’s wings might be determined by a genetic master switch. New research suggests just two genes are responsible for a butterfly’s intricate shapes and colors and that turning off those genes completely changes their appearance. Butterfly wings are covered in tiny scales. These form patterns in … Continued

Pakistan and India Accuse Each Other of Kashmir Attacks

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The Pakistani military says six civilians were killed and dozens more were wounded from firing by Indian forces in the disputed Kashmir region. Pakistan and India each control a portion of Kashmir but both claim the region in its entirety. The military says Indian troops fired over the de-facto border dividing Kashmir … Continued

Hurricane Maria Batters Turks and Caicos Islands as it Leaves Caribbean

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Hurricane Maria battered the Turks and Caicos Islands on Friday, Sept. 22, as it passed just northeast of the British territory. The National Hurricane Center in Miami calls for the now-category 3 hurricane to make a right hand turn on Saturday, staying east of the Bahamas. Maria’s finally exiting the Caribbean, … Continued