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U.S. to convene bed bug summit meeting

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Amid a growing bedbug infestation, U.S. governmental agencies will convene a National Bedbug Summit to discuss control measures, officials said.

Protesters arrive for 'march of millions'

CAIRO, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Tens of thousands of protesters packed Tahrir Square in Cairo Tuesday, preparing for the "march of millions" to demand President Hosni Mubarak's resignation.

Egyptian army says no harm to protesters

CAIRO, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The Egyptian army said Monday protesters demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak needn't fear the tanks and soldiers poised around them.

Clinton seeks resolution in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveled to Haiti to press President Rene Preval to resolve his country's election crisis, officials said.

Presidential vote under way in Niger

NIAMEY, Niger, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Niger's first presidential election since the ouster of Mamadou Tandja a year ago was running smoothly amid long lines and tight security, observers said.

U.N. head offers help to Tunisians

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The United Nations is ready to help Tunisians hold credible elections in their troubled country, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday.

Recruiting of child Afghan fighters to end

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Afghanistan signed an agreement with the United Nations Sunday to stop the recruitment of minors into security forces and to fight other abuses of children.

Understatement of the week: Mike Popko

One could only wish U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was understating the 2008 financial crisis, comparing it to the Great Depression.

McConnell urges 'bolder' action on spending

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The Republican leader in the U.S. Senate urged President Obama to be bolder when it comes to spending cuts and the reform of entitlement programs.

Opposition leader: Mubarak should leave

CAIRO, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Mohammed ElBaradei, the Egyptian opposition leader, Sunday said President Hosni Mubarak should step down and save the country.

Law would let parents sue for neglect

BEIJING, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A proposed Chinese law would require adult children to regularly visit their aged parents, officials said.

McCain urges open elections in Egypt

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Sunday that elections planned for September were a key to maintaining stability in Egypt.

Sudan vote on separation near unanimous

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- This month's vote on Sudan's north-south division was near unanimous in favor, election officials in the south said Sunday.

Britain selling off large woodlands

LONDON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Nearly 300,000 people have signed a petition to halt Britain from disposing of more than 600,000 acres of woodlands, officials said.

Haiti runoff vote slated for March 20

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Haitian election officials say the results of the first round of presidential elections will be announced on Wednesday.

 
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