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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

Maryland Removes Controversial Statue From State House Grounds

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Maryland removed a statue of the U.S. Supreme Court justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision from the State House grounds. That decision upheld slavery and denied citizenship to black people, whether they were slaves or not. Critics have called it the worst decision in the court’s history. The statue’s … Continued

Michigan State University Rejects White Nationalist Group’s Speaking Request

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Michigan State University has rejected a request by white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on its campus. MSU refused to allow Spencer’s National Policy Institute to rent space for an event because of safety concerns following last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia. A rally of white nationalists and white supremacists in … Continued

US ‘Antiques Roadshow’ Gives Old Things New Life

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The most-watched show on PBS, “Antiques Roadshow,” is currently touring the United States, and United News International’s Cambrie Caldwell was on location to find out how they’re taking old things and making them fresh for new generations. The program has 8.5 million viewers every week. It’s now filming its 22nd … Continued

Uber Offers PHL ₱10 Million to Lift Suspension

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Ride-hailing app Uber has offered to pay ₱10 million to have a one-month operating suspension lifted in the Philippines. Uber said in a statement on Aug. 17, it’s urging Philippine regulators to accept the fine to “reduce the burden on the Filipino rider and driver community.” The Philippine Land Transportation Franchising … Continued

Philippine High Schoolers to Undergo Random Drug Testing

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — High schoolers and high-school teachers in the Philippines will be subjected to random drug testing starting in September. On Aug. 8, Education Secretary Leonor Briones signed an order authorizing the random tests, which will affect both public and private schools. This week, Briones said the purpose of the tests is to … Continued

PHL Economy Is 2nd Fastest in Asia in Q2

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The Philippines is the second-fastest growing economy in Asia. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said Aug. 17 that the economy grew 6.5 percent in the second quarter of this fiscal year. Pernia said the Philippines has overtaken Vietnam and Indonesia’s growth rates, which are 6.2 percent and 5 percent respectively. Malaysia and … 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