Chinese Fishermen Suspected of Catching Protected Sharks

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Authorities in Ecuador have taken Chinese fishermen into custody after finding endangered sharks on their boat. Ecuadorian officials said the crew is suspecting of catching protected sharks in the Galapagos Islands marine reserve. Authorities discovered 300 tonnes of fish, many endangered shark species, aboard the Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999 on … Continued

Dolphin Calf Dies After Being Surrounded by Beachgoers

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Tourists in southern Spain are being blamed for the death of a baby dolphin. The female calf, which had become separated from its mother, was stranded in waters off Mojacar. After spotting the dolphin, beachgoers started touching and posing with the animal. Equinac, a non-profit organization that conducts marine animal rescues, … Continued

Kenyan Opposition Leader to Challenge Election Results

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Kenya’s opposition leader has said he will contest the outcome of the country’s presidential election at the Supreme Court. Raila Odinga lost to incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta in the Aug. 8 election that international observers judged to be free and fair. Odinga claims the servers of the electoral commission were … Continued

Reports: Notorious Aussie Terrorist Apparently Killed by Airstrike

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Australian media are reporting that notorious terrorist Khaled Sharrouf may have been killed by a coalition airstrike in Syria. On Wednesday, Aug. 16, Immigration and Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton said, “No Australian would mourn the loss of Khaled Sharrouf.” But, Dutton told reporters he could not confirm Sharrouf’s death. Sharrouf … Continued

Swiss Grocery Chain to Sell Bug Burgers

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — One of Switzerland’s largest supermarket chains is introducing new products, which are not only packed with protein but are environmentally sustainable. But it’s safe to say they might not be a hit with everyone. So, what’s the catch? Well, they are made out of insects. Shoppers at Coops grocery stores will … Continued

Indian and Chinese Troops Skirmish Along Himalayan Border

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Indian and Chinese troops have clashed along their Himalayan border, throwing stones at each other before withdrawing. India says the incident started Tuesday, Aug. 15 when Chinese troops entered Indian territory near the popular tourist destination of Pangong Lake. The territory around the lake is disputed by both sides, with one Indian … Continued

Sierra Leone Dealing With Aftermath of Deadly Mudslides

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Hundreds are dead and even more are missing in the aftermath of severe flooding in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown. Heavy rains over the weekend caused a hillside to collapse on Monday, Aug. 14, burying houses and turning streets into rushing rivers of muddy water. Authorities and aid workers are searching for survivors … Continued

Three Female Suicide Bombers Attack Nigeria

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A female suicide bomber killed 27 people at a market in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Two more female suicide bombers also attacked the gates to a nearby refugee camp around the same time on Tuesday, Aug. 15, wounding many others. In all, the three explosions injured at least 83 people. No group has … Continued

Iraqi Airstrikes Target Islamic State Stronghold Tal Afar

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Iraqi warplanes have begun bombing an Islamic state-held town west of Mosul, forcing thousands of civilians to flee. Iraqi forces, assisted by a U.S.-led coalition, began carrying out airstrikes on the town of Tal Afar on Aug. 15. An Iraqi military spokesman says the airstrikes are a preparation for an upcoming … Continued

New Arrest in British Model’s Alleged Kidnapping

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Police have made a second arrest in the case of a British model allegedly kidnapped in Italy. The U.K.’s National Crime Agency announced Aug. 16 that Michal Konrad Herba was arrested near Birmingham on a warrant issued by Italian authorities. He’s the brother of Lukasz Pawel Herba, who’s been in custody … Continued