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B. 08-07 Relentless heat plagues Europe European Union
08-14 10,000 dead in heat wave France
D. 08-18 14 European hostages released Mali
E. 08-22 3 British soldiers killed in Basra Basra
5. 08-23 Handshake for Berlusconi and Schroeder Verona, Italy
6. 08-28 Blair defiant at Iraq inquiry London
7. 08-29 Campbel, Blair's right-hand man, quits Downing Street, London
8. 08-31 Gaddafi announces bombing deal Libya

Summary.     Click for More > Heat crisis: French official quits 14 European hostages released  9 Germans, 4 Swiss and a Dutchman were among 32 taken hostage by Algerian Islamic extremists in the Sahara UK backs US on Iraq command Argentine Jewish bomb: Envoy held 3 British soldiers killed in Basra Handshake for Berlusconi and Schroeder Iran escalates envoy arrest row Collins crowned sprint king Blair faces Hutton spotlight   Blair defiant at Iraq inquiry  Prime Minister said that if a report accusing of sexing up intelligence had been true, it would have merited his resignation White completes sprint double Rush hour power cut hits London Campbel, Blair's right-hand man, quits   Downing Street media chief said his resignation was not related to the Hutton inquiry Gaddafi announces bombing deal
Wider inquiry urged into Iraq war Forest fires 'calamity'   Schwarzenegger to run for governor  Film star, best known for his role in the Terminator films, has announced he will run as a Republican candidate Relentless heat plagues Europe World summit called over gay bishop Paris heat wave 'kills 100' 3 charged in US missile sting Al Qaeda plot to target BA   10,000 dead in heat wave
Aug.1   England
Aug.4   Portugal
Aug.6   Southern California
Aug.7   European Union
Aug.8   England
Aug.12   Paris
Aug.13   New Jersey
  Saudi Arabia
Aug.14   France
  Paris morgues are full and air conditioned tents have been set up to hold bodies.    Officials blame the high death toll on the length of the heat wave and that Parisian buildings typically lack air conditioning. In 'Plan Blan...
Aug.18   Paris
  Mali
Aug.21   England
Aug.22   England
  Basra
Aug.23   Italy
Aug.24   Iran
Aug.25   France
Aug.27   England
Aug.28   London
  France
  London
Aug.29   London
Aug.31   Libya



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Europe
Wider inquiry urged into Iraq war
Spy chief to stand down
World summit called over gay bishop
Iraq inquiry keeps heat on Blair
Kelly inquiry: New dossier claims
Heat crisis: French official quits
Handshake for Berlusconi and Schroeder
Blair faces Hutton spotlight
Blair defiant at Iraq inquiry
Campbel, Blair's right-hand man, quits
Forest fires 'calamity'
Fire death toll mounts
Woman dies of mad cow disease
Workers rescued from tunnel
Death warnings as Paris swelters
5 die trying to flee fire
Paris heat wave 'kills 100'
10,000 dead in heat wave
Heat crisis: French official quits
Rush hour power cut hits London
Williams' Montoya wins Grand Prix
Manchester United sells Veron
Makaay deal settled with Depor
Adu's hat trick leads U.S. U-17 to 6-1 win
70-run victory over South Africa
Bekele leads Ethiopian romp
Collins crowned sprint king
White completes sprint double
Police nab terror suspects
Freed bombing convicts leave Saudi
Argentine Jewish bomb: Envoy held
UK backs US on Iraq command
Death warnings as Paris swelters
Paris heat wave 'kills 100'
Heat causes blackout in Paris
10,000 dead in heat wave
French heat: Calls for resignation
Heat crisis: French official quits
United Kingdom
Wider inquiry urged into Iraq war
Spy chief to stand down
World summit called over gay bishop
Blair faces Hutton spotlight
Blair defiant at Iraq inquiry
Campbel, Blair's right-hand man, quits
Rush hour power cut hits London
Manchester United sells Veron
70-run victory over South Africa
Freed bombing convicts leave Saudi
Argentine Jewish bomb: Envoy held
UK backs US on Iraq command
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France
French heat: Calls for resignation
Heat crisis: French official quits
Death warnings as Paris swelters
Paris heat wave 'kills 100'
10,000 dead in heat wave
Heat crisis: French official quits
Bekele leads Ethiopian romp
Collins crowned sprint king
White completes sprint double
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Death warnings as Paris swelters
Paris heat wave 'kills 100'
10,000 dead in heat wave
Heat crisis: French official quits
Africa
Women stage rape protest
Gaddafi announces bombing deal
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14 European hostages released
Freed hostages head for Germany
French troops foil massacre
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London
Blair defiant at Iraq inquiry
Campbel, Blair's right-hand man, quits
Rush hour power cut hits London
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Freed bombing convicts leave Saudi
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Iraq
Trouble flares again in Basra
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Navy blocks oil smuggler ship
3 British soldiers killed in Basra
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USA
Schwarzenegger to run for governor
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Terror alert over stolen passports
3 charged in US missile sting
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Wider inquiry urged into Iraq war  Judge is to hear from Blair and Defense Secretary, as well as the BBC to determine the events leading up to Kelly's death Forest fires 'calamity'  More than 2,000 firefighters were tackling blazes, which killed 9 people over the past week EU gives 'last chance' to Microsoft   Schwarzenegger to run for governor


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Aug.1   England  
Aug.3  Germany  Williams' Montoya wins Grand Prix
 England  Spy chief to stand down
 Ireland  Police nab terror suspects
Aug.4   Portugal  
Aug.5  Portugal  Fire death toll mounts
 Congo  French troops foil massacre
Aug.6   European Union
 Northern England  Manchester United sells Veron
  Southern California  
  Film star, best known for his role in the Terminator films, has announced he will run as a Republican candidate
  Italy Woman dies of mad cow disease
 Spain  Workers rescued from tunnel Aug.7   European Union     Relentless heat plagues Europe  Rivers and ponds were drying up, while wildfires blazed as deadly heat wave forecast to last until September Aug.8   England   World summit called over gay bishop  The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has called together world Anglican Church leaders for a summit  Munich  Makaay deal settled with Depor   London Freed bombing convicts leave Saudi Aug.9   Washington Terror alert over stolen passports   European Union Animals fall victim to heat wave   Iraq Navy blocks oil smuggler ship Aug.10   Basra Trouble flares again in Basra   England Iraq inquiry keeps heat on Blair   European Union Records tumble as Europe swelters Aug.11   France Death warnings as Paris swelters   Barcelona 5 die trying to flee fire Aug.12   Paris     Paris heat wave 'kills 100'  50 died in the past 4 days. The Health Ministry is insisting there has been no massive increase in emergencies   England Kelly inquiry: New dossier claims Aug.13   England BA suspends flights to Saudi Arabia   France Heat causes blackout in Paris   New Jersey   3 charged in US missile sting  A Briton Hemant Lakhani has been charged with conspiring to sell missiles to terrorists to shoot down American airliners   Saudi Arabia     Al Qaeda plot to target BA  The threat to the British Airways was uncovered during recent raids on suspected al Qaeda terrorists Aug.14   Kenya Women stage rape protest   France     10,000 dead in heat wave
  Paris morgues are full and air conditioned tents have been set up to hold bodies
 Officials blame the high death toll on the length of the heat wave and that Parisian buildings typically lack air conditioning. In 'Plan Blanc' doctors and nurses being recalled from leave, morgue workers called out of retirement, and further 1,000 hospital beds being made available
 Finland  Adu's hat trick leads U.S. U-17 to 6-1 win Aug.16   France French heat: Calls for resignation Aug.17   Iraq Cameraman killed by U.S. troops Aug.18   Paris   Heat crisis: French official quits  Lucien Abenhaim, director general of health, has resigned following criticism of his office's handling of a heat wave   Mali   14 European hostages released
  9 Germans, 4 Swiss and a Dutchman were among 32 taken hostage by Algerian Islamic extremists in the Sahara
 England  70-run victory over South Africa   England Move to end Libya sanctions Aug.19   Mali Freed hostages head for Germany Aug.20   Belgium Falun Gong sues ex-president Jiang Aug.21   England   UK backs US on Iraq command  Straw: United States must keep command of the joint military force despite calls for a larger role for the United Nations   France Heat deaths: Chirac pledges action Aug.22   England     Argentine Jewish bomb: Envoy held  A former Iranian ambassador to Argentina Hade Soleimanpour, 47, has appeared in a court over the 1994 bombing  Italy  Football season under threat   France France cool on U.S. troops appeal   Basra   3 British soldiers killed in Basra  Troops came under fire. 3 servicemen have been killed and another seriously wounded in Iraq's second city Aug.23   Italy     Handshake for Berlusconi and Schroeder Map of Verona Italy  After failing to meet up at the opera Premier and Chancellor gave a news conference after meeting in the Verona   Greece Ex-Russian media mogul Gusinsky arrested  France  Adere heads Ethiopian double Aug.24   Iran     Iran escalates envoy arrest row  Iran has demanded an apology from the UK Government over the arrest of its ex-ambassador to Argentina  Hungary  Alonso storms to Grand Prix win   France Bekele leads Ethiopian romp Aug.25   France   Collins crowned sprint king  St Kitts and Nevis athlete became the new 100m world champion after a thrilling final in Paris Aug.27   England     Blair faces Hutton spotlight  Prime Minister will go before the Hutton Inquiry to answer questions about events leading up to the death of Dr Kelly Aug.28   London     Blair defiant at Iraq inquiry
  Prime Minister said that if a report accusing of sexing up intelligence had been true, it would have merited his resignation
  Southern Iraq British soldier killed
  France   White completes sprint double  The 26-year-old won her second gold medal of the championships in the women's 200m final   London   Rush hour power cut hits London  Hundreds of thousands of passengers were trapped on the Underground and thousands of took to the streets  New York  Agassi downs Vinciguerra Aug.29   London   Campbel, Blair's right-hand man, quits Map of Downing Street United Kingdom
  Downing Street media chief said his resignation was not related to the Hutton inquiry
 France  Capel clinches 200m gold   France Heat toll tops 11,000 Aug.30  France  White under investigation   Spain PM Aznar picks successor Aug.31   Libya     Gaddafi announces bombing deal  Libya has agreed a compensation deal with relatives of the 170 people killed in the bombing of a UTA airliner in 1989