China Promises Increased Patrols Near India Border

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — After ending a border standoff with India, China has said it will strengthen patrols in the contentious area. The standoff began in June when India entered territory disputed between Bhutan and China to halt China’s construction of a road. The standoff finally ended on Monday Aug. 28, when India withdrew its … Continued

Pet Turtles Have Infected Dozens of Americans With Salmonella

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Dozens of Americans have contracted salmonella from their pet turtles. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Aug. 31, 37 people have become ill since March, after coming in contact with turtles. A dozen of the people taken ill are under the age of 5. Sixteen people have been … Continued

PHL Senators Clash Over ₱6.4 billion Shabu Investigation

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Philippine senators clashed over questioning the president’s son and son-in-law as part of the investigation into a drug shipment worth billions. A customs broker said Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and Manases Carpio were allegedly connected to a ₱6.4 billion shipment of shabu smuggled into the Philippines in May. Duterte … Continued

Texas ‘Sanctuary City’ Ban Blocked by Federal Judge

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A federal judge in Texas has blocked a Trump-backed state law that would ban certain policies in so-called sanctuary cities. Major Texas cities, including Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio, among others, previously joined a lawsuit challenging the law. Critics have called the law, known as SB 4, racist and unconstitutional. … Continued

Upcoming Movie Release of ‘It’ Sparks Scary Clown Debate

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Real clowns are angry at fake clowns who are scary. What’s got their noses so red? “It.” Hollywood’s recreated Stephen King’s “It” for a movie due out Sept. 8. King’s horror novel, published in the 1980s, features a child-killing clown named Pennywise. Now that’s he’s being reimagined for the big screen, … Continued

US Requires Russia to Close San Francisco Consulate, Other Offices

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The U.S. Department of State has announced the latest move in its ongoing diplomatic feud with Russia. Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says the Russian consulate in San Francisco as well as Russian diplomatic annexes in Washington and New York must close by Saturday, Sept. 2. The decision was made in light of … Continued

Stolen US Military Equipment Worth More Than $1M Sold on eBay

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A trial is underway for a case in which more than $1 million in U.S. military equipment was stolen and sold on eBay. According to federal prosecutors, 26-year-old John Roberts was at the center of a massive trafficking conspiracy, in which weapons parts and sensitive military equipment were stolen out of … Continued

Former Pakistani Leader Declared Fugitive

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A Pakistani court has declared former military leader Pervez Musharraf, a fugitive for failing to appear in court over the murder of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Bhutto served as prime minister from 1988 to 90 and 93 to 96. She was killed in a gun and suicide bomb attack in … Continued

Philippine Cops Who Killed Kian Charged With Murder

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Criminal charges have been filed against the Philippine policemen involved in the death of 17-year-old Kian Loyd Delos Santos. The National Bureau of Investigation charged four Caloocan officers with murder and planting of evidence. The officers say that while carrying out a drug raid on Aug. 16, Delos Santos fired a … Continued

NY Sinkhole Traps Man By His Leg

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The next time you think you’re having a bad day, just remember: you could have one leg stuck in a sinkhole. It happened to someone Aug. 29 in Brooklyn, New York. True story. Stephen Suarez was crossing an intersection to return to work after his lunch break when the ground gave … Continued