Georgia Seeks Ex-President’s Extradition From Ukraine

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The country of Georgia has requested former President Mikheil Saakashvili’s extradition from Ukraine. Saakashvili was president of Georgia from 2004 to 2013 and then governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region from 2015 to 2016. He resigned as governor amid a falling-out with his former political ally, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Then last … Continued

Indian Animation Mocks Chinese President

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — After Chinese state media posted a video depicting Indians that many called racist, India Today has released an animation mocking Chinese President Xi Jinping. China’s video called out India for a border dispute and featured cutaways to a man wearing a turban and fake beard mimicking an Indian accent. In India … Continued

Deadly Grenade Attacks Strike Burundian Capital

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Twin grenade attacks in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura have resulted in more than two dozen casualties. A police spokesman told journalists, two bars in the Buyenzi Quarter were struck by seemingly coordinated attacks on Thursday night, Aug. 17. One person died at the scene while 30 others were rushed to … Continued

Polluted Waters Are Reportedly Turning Stray Dogs Blue in India

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Several stray dogs in India are looking a little blue lately. Recent images taken in an industrial area in Maharashtra state’s Navi Mumbai show dogs with blue fur roaming the streets. According to an Aug. 12 report by The Hindustan Times, untreated industrial waste being pumped into the nearby Kasadi River … Continued

Homeless Manchester ‘Hero’ Charged With Theft

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A homeless man who helped those injured in the Manchester bombing has been charged with allegedly stealing from victims. Chris Parker appeared in court on Aug. 16. Greater Manchester Police said the 33-year-old is charged with two counts of theft for stealing a cell phone from a teen and a purse … Continued

Cambrils, Spain Attacked Hours After Barcelona

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Spanish police killed five suspected terrorists after they drove into pedestrians in the town of Cambrils. One person was killed and several others were injured. The attack in Cambrils happened just hours after a driver plowed through a crowded street in Barcelona, killing 13 people and wounding more than 100 others. … Continued

Afghan Forces Find Civilian Mass Graves

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Afghan security forces have discovered mass graves in the area of a brutal attack in northern Sar-i-Pul province. About 60 people — including women and children — were reportedly killed during a raid on a small village. The bloodshed lasted for days, with security forces eventually clearing the area on Tuesday, … Continued

Man in China Buys Lunch for 5,000 People

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A man in China bought noodles for 5,000 people at a restaurant that returned his diamond engagement ring. The man, identified only by his surname Wang, left his bag at a noodle shop in the city of Chongqing. He returned later looking for the bag which contained a diamond ring worth … Continued

SeaWorld Euthanizes One of its Oldest Orca Whales

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — SeaWorld announced the death of one of its orca whales on Aug. 15. The park said it euthanized 42-year-old Kasatka after her health started to rapidly decline over the past few days. The whale had been battling lung disease. Kasatka was thrust into the media spotlight in 2006 after she grabbed … Continued

Van Plows Through Pedestrians in Barcelona, Killing 13 and Injuring 50

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A van plowed through a crowded street in Barcelona, killing at least 13 and injuring more than 50 others. The van swerved side to side on Aug. 17 as it ran over pedestrians on a busy street called Las Ramblas, which is a popular tourist destination. SITE intelligence group reports the … Continued