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1. 08-01 Bridge collapses into Mississippi Minneapolis, Minnesota
C. 08-02 Russia plants flag on Arctic floor North Pole, Arctic
3. 08-03 Millions flee 'worst ever' floods India
4. 08-03 Farm infected with foot-and-mouth Guildford, England
08-09 Mortgage concerns hit US markets USA
G. 08-09 World markets fall after US losses New York
H. 08-14 Up to 500 people die in bomb attacks Mosul
I. 08-15 6 Italians die in 'clan execution' Duisburg, Ruhr
9. 08-16 337 killed in earthquake Ica, Peru

Summary.     Click for More > Russia plants flag on Arctic floor   Russian explorers dived deep below the North Pole in a submersible to stake a symbolic claim to the energy riches of the Arctic Millions flee 'worst ever' floods  United Nations: the worst flooding in living memory. More than 1,000 people have been killed or injured by waters Farm infected with foot-and-mouth   Mortgage concerns hit US markets
Bridge collapses into Mississippi Map of Minneapolis Minnesota
Aug.1  Baghdad  Gas station blast kills 50
 Saudi Arabia  Saudis back US Middle East plans
  Minnesota
  A freeway bridge over the river has collapsed during the evening rush hour, sending cars into the water.    An entire span of the 4-lane I-35W bridge ...
 Baghdad  Sunni bloc leaves Iraq government
 USA  Chinese-made toys recalled in US
Aug.2   Arctic
 Minnesota  Up to 50 vehicles trapped in wreckage
Aug.3   India
 Sierra Leone  Boat capsizes, 50 drowned, 100 missing
  England
 Southern California  Marine sentenced over Iraq murder
Aug.5  Iraq  U.S.: Iraq shrine bomber killed
 Lebanon  Opposition wins key Lebanese poll
Aug.6  Georgia  Georgia: Russia bomb falls on town
Aug.7  India  Millions face flood disease threat
 San Francisco Bay Area  Bonds breaks home run record
Aug.8  Sadr City  Raid, street fighting leave 40 dead
 New York  Storms lead to chaos
Aug.9  Pakistan  Rice sways Musharraf on emergency
  USA
  The share indexes tumbled amid fears that a wobble in the mortgage market may prompt a global credit crunch. Dow Jones fell 199.24
 The subprime mortgage crisis caused by a dramatic rise in mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures in the United States triggered the financial crisis, with major adverse consequences for banks and financial markets around the globe. The result has been a decline in the capital of banks and USA government sponsored enterprises, tightening credit around the world
  New York World markets fall after US losses   The markets have faltered in early trading a day after markets in NY and London suffered losses amid fears of a global credit crunch Aug.10  London  Central banks pour money into system  UN Security Council  UN approves expanded Iraq mission  Arctic  Canada to build two military Arctic bases  India  Monsoon death toll reaches 2,000 Aug.11  Southern Iraq  Bomb kills governor  New England  'Casual lunch' for Bush, Sarkozy Aug.12  Darfur  Darfur force 'to be all-African' Aug.13  Afghanistan  Two female Korean hostages freed  China  14 dead in bridge collapse  Turkey  Gul getting 2nd shot at presidency  North Korea  'Hundreds dead' in floods Aug.14   Mosul Up to 500 people die in bomb attacks   The blasts targeted a Kurdish religious minority, the Yazidi sect, near Mosul. At least 4 blasts hit areas which house the community  New Delhi  India marks 60th anniversary Aug.15   Ruhr 6 Italians die in 'clan execution'   Police found young men shot in the head outside a train station in Duisburg in an attack that was part of a feud between organized crime cla...  London  World markets continue to slide  Peru  Deadly earthquake strikes Aug.16   Peru 337 killed in earthquake Map of Ica Peru
  All but one of the deaths were in the coastal province of Ica, about 165 miles south of Lima.    The earthquake struck at 18.4 and lasted for several minutes. In Lima,...
Aug.17  Moscow  Russia bomber flights 'permanent'  Peru  Dead scattered in streets  China  Scores trapped in coal mine Aug.18  Kabul  German woman kidnapped  Turkey  Jet hijack ends peacefully  Peru  Looting disrupts quake rescue bid  Peru  More troops for quake zone  Haiti  Hurricane churns up the Caribbean Aug.19  Kabul  Kidnapped German woman freed  Jamaica  Jamaicans start to feel hurricane Aug.20  Southern Iraq  Bomb kills governor  Yucatan  Hurricane Dean grows into Category 5 Aug.21   Bangladesh Student riots flare   Yucatan Dean slams into Yucatan, loses steam Aug.22  Northern Iraq  Helicopter crash kills 14 U.S. soldiers  Washington  Bush issues Vietnam warning over Iraq Aug.23  Pakistan  Ex-PM Sharif to return  Brazil  At least 20 prisoners die in prison fire  U.S. Senate  Top Republican urges Iraq pullout Aug.24  Afghanistan  U.S. jet 'bombs British troops'  Greece  Fires kill 27 in southern Greece Aug.25  Southern India  Blasts kill 34 in Hyderabad   Greece 63 died from forest fires Map of Peloponnese Greece
  The emergency workers continue to find the bodies of people burned to death by forest fires that are raging in the south of the country
 Karamanlis: Fires may have been deliberately set ahead of national elections. The newspapers are calling the southern Peloponnese region a 'crematorium'. The worst fires are concentrated along an 50 mile stretch on the west coast of the Peloponnese
Aug.26  Greece  Fires inch closer to Olympic cradle Aug.27  Washington  Attorney General Gonzales resigns  Greece  Greece may label fires acts of terrorism  Baghdad  U.S. links Hussein's daughter to terror cell Aug.28   Turkey Turks elect ex-Islamist president   Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul has been elected president in a parliamentary vote in a third round of voting  Baghdad  US seizes Iranian group in Iraq Aug.29  Iraq  Muqtada al-Sadr suspends militia  Afghanistan  Taliban frees 12 South Korean hostages  Virginia  Virginia Tech response 'too slow' Aug.30  London  Sharif names Pakistan return date   Afghanistan   Final S. Korean hostages freed by Taliban  Kidnappers released the 7 remaining hostages and handed them over to Red Cross officials  Rio de Janeiro  Eight dead after train crash Aug.31  Colombia  Chavez to help broker hostage deal


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USA
Bridge collapses into Mississippi
Up to 50 vehicles trapped in wreckage
Divers suspend Minneapolis search
Storms lead to chaos
Marine sentenced over Iraq murder
'Casual lunch' for Bush, Sarkozy
Bush issues Vietnam warning over Iraq
Top Republican urges Iraq pullout
Attorney General Gonzales resigns
Virginia Tech response 'too slow'
Marine sentenced over Iraq murder
Top Republican urges Iraq pullout
Chinese-made toys recalled in US
BA's price-fix fine reaches $550m
Mortgage concerns hit US markets
World markets fall after US losses
Arab Countries
Helicopter crash kills 14 U.S. soldiers
Gas station blast kills 50
Up to 500 people die in bomb attacks
Bomb kills governor
U.S. links Hussein's daughter to terror cell
Saudis back US Middle East plans
Sunni bloc leaves Iraq government
Opposition wins key Lebanese poll
U.S.: Iraq shrine bomber killed
Raid, street fighting leave 40 dead
Helicopter crash kills 14 U.S. soldiers
Muqtada al-Sadr suspends militia
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Iraq
Helicopter crash kills 14 U.S. soldiers
Gas station blast kills 50
Up to 500 people die in bomb attacks
Bomb kills governor
U.S. links Hussein's daughter to terror cell
Sunni bloc leaves Iraq government
U.S.: Iraq shrine bomber killed
Raid, street fighting leave 40 dead
Helicopter crash kills 14 U.S. soldiers
Muqtada al-Sadr suspends militia
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European Union
Farm infected with foot-and-mouth
63 died from forest fires
Fires inch closer to Olympic cradle
6 Italians die in 'clan execution'
Greece may label fires acts of terrorism
Sharif names Pakistan return date
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Central banks pour money into system
World markets continue to slide
South America
Deadly earthquake strikes
337 killed in earthquake
Dead scattered in streets
Looting disrupts quake rescue bid
More troops for quake zone
Looting disrupts quake rescue bid
Chavez to help broker hostage deal
More troops for quake zone
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Afghanistan Your ad is here
Two female Korean hostages freed
German woman kidnapped
Kidnapped German woman freed
Final S. Korean hostages freed by Taliban
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U.S. jet 'bombs British troops'
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India
Millions flee 'worst ever' floods
Millions face flood disease threat
Monsoon death toll reaches 2,000
Blasts kill 34 in Hyderabad
India marks 60th anniversary
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Baghdad Your ad is here
Gas station blast kills 50
U.S. links Hussein's daughter to terror cell
US seizes Iranian group in Iraq
Sunni bloc leaves Iraq government
Raid, street fighting leave 40 dead
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Peru
Deadly earthquake strikes
337 killed in earthquake
Dead scattered in streets
Looting disrupts quake rescue bid
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More troops for quake zone
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Washington Your ad is here Your ad is here
Bush issues Vietnam warning over Iraq
Top Republican urges Iraq pullout
Attorney General Gonzales resigns
Top Republican urges Iraq pullout
BA's price-fix fine reaches $550m

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August 1 ... more > Top ^

Aug.1   Baghdad
  Saudi Arabia
 Washington  BA's price-fix fine reaches $550m
  Minnesota  
  A freeway bridge over the river has collapsed during the evening rush hour, sending cars into the water
 An entire span of the 4-lane I-35W bridge in Minneapolis fell into the river at 1805
 Arctic  Russia to sink flag in land grab   Baghdad Sunni bloc leaves Iraq government   USA Chinese-made toys recalled in US

August 2 ... more > Top ^

Aug.2   Arctic   Russia plants flag on Arctic floor
Map of North Pole Arctic
  Russian explorers dived deep below the North Pole in a submersible to stake a symbolic claim to the energy riches of the Arctic
  Minnesota Up to 50 vehicles trapped in wreckage  U.S. Senate  Senate tightens lobbying rules  Minnesota  Divers suspend Minneapolis search  India  Monsoon floods claim more than 160

August 3 ... more > Top ^

Aug.3   India   Millions flee 'worst ever' floods
  United Nations: the worst flooding in living memory. More than 1,000 people have been killed or injured by waters
 the floods affected India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. 20 million people are known to have fled their homes or trapped in villages. Almost 200 have died in the floods in the last few days
  Sierra Leone Boat capsizes, 50 drowned, 100 missing
  England   Farm infected with foot-and-mouth Map of Guildford United Kingdom
  60 animals on the farm at a farm in Surrey have been found to be infected with foot-and-mouth disease
  Southern California   Marine sentenced over Iraq murder  Sgt Lawrence Hutchins has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the murder of a civilian during a failed search for an insurgent  Russian Far East  Quake leaves 2,000 homeless

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Aug.4  Turkey  Parliament being sworn in  Lebanon  Tensions high for polls  Southern California  Bonds homers 755th, ties Aaron

August 5 ... more > Top ^

Aug.5   Iraq U.S.: Iraq shrine bomber killed
 India  South Asia flood death toll rising  Lebanon  Rivals claim poll victory   Lebanon   Opposition wins key Lebanese poll   An opposition candidate Michel Aoun has defeated a government-backed rival in a tense by-election near Beirut  Croatia  Dubrovnik menaced by major fire

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Aug.6  Iraq  190,000 weapons 'missing in Iraq'  India  Monsoon recedes, death toll rises  Washington  Bush and Karzai vow 'an end to Taliban'  Utah  Coal mine collapse traps six   Georgia   Georgia: Russia bomb falls on town  Georgian Interior Minister: Jets flown from Russia fired an air-to-surface missile at Georgian territory in an 'act of aggression'  Japan  Eda choosen as upper house leader

August 7 ... more > Top ^

Aug.7   India   Millions face flood disease threat   The UN is warning of a health crisis in southern Asia, where 30 million people have been overwhelmed by the rains and flash flooding  Baghdad  Pilgrimage's history prompts to ban traffic  South Korea  Two Koreas to hold summit   San Francisco Bay Area Bonds breaks home run record


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Aug.8   Sadr City Raid, street fighting leave 40 dead
  New York Storms lead to chaos  Pakistan  Pakistan 'considering emergency'  Florida  Teacher blasts off on shuttle mission

August 9 ... more > Top ^

Aug.9   Pakistan Rice sways Musharraf on emergency
  USA     Mortgage concerns hit US markets
  The share indexes tumbled amid fears that a wobble in the mortgage market may prompt a global credit crunch. Dow Jones fell 199.24
 The subprime mortgage crisis caused by a dramatic rise in mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures in the United States triggered the financial crisis, with major adverse consequences for banks and financial markets around the globe. The result has been a decline in the capital of banks and USA government sponsored enterprises, tightening credit around the world
 Guantanamo  9/11 mastermind closer to military trial   New York   World markets fall after US losses
  The markets have faltered in early trading a day after markets in NY and London suffered losses amid fears of a global credit crunch
 Dow Jones was down 124.8 points, or 0.9%, at 13,145.9 points. London's FTSE 100 fell 3.1%, the Paris Cac index down 3% and Germany's main Dax fell 1.6%
 Polynesia  14 killed in French Polynesia air crash

August 10 ... more > Top ^

Aug.10   London Central banks pour money into system
  UN Security Council UN approves expanded Iraq mission  USA  Discovery disbands without backer   Arctic Canada to build two military Arctic bases   India Monsoon death toll reaches 2,000  Sierra Leone  S Leone poised for landmark polls

August 11 ... more > Top ^

Aug.11   Southern Iraq Bomb kills governor
  New England 'Casual lunch' for Bush, Sarkozy  Afghanistan  Taliban: 2 hostages to be released  Pakistan  Musharraf 'to join Afghan jirga'

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Aug.12  Baghdad  Iraqi PM calls for crisis summit   Darfur Darfur force 'to be all-African'
 Oklahoma  Woods wins 13th major by two shots

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Aug.13   Afghanistan     Two female Korean hostages freed   Kim Kyung Ja and Kim Jina were now in Ghazni's provincial capital, 25 days after they were seized  Washington  Top White House aide Rove resigns   China   14 dead in bridge collapse  A bridge being built as a tourist attraction in central China. Workers were removing scaffolding from the bridge spanning the Jiantuo River   Turkey Gul getting 2nd shot at presidency
 Pakistan  Pakistan marks 60th anniversary   North Korea   'Hundreds dead' in floods  Flooding caused by heavy rain has left hundreds of people dead or missing. The rain had destroyed more than 30,000 homes

August 14 ... more > Top ^

Aug.14  USA  Mattel recalls millions of Chinese toys   Mosul   Up to 500 people die in bomb attacks
Map of Mosul Iraq
  The blasts targeted a Kurdish religious minority, the Yazidi sect, near Mosul. At least 4 blasts hit areas which house the community
 Tensions between the Yazidi and local Muslims have grown since a Yazidi girl was stoned by her community in April for converting to Islam. The string of suicide truck bombings that killed and wounded hundreds in villages looked like the work of al Qaeda in Iraq
  New Delhi India marks 60th anniversary

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Aug.15   Ruhr   6 Italians die in 'clan execution'
Map of Duisburg Germany
  Police found young men shot in the head outside a train station in Duisburg in an attack that was part of a feud between organized crime clans
 Venezuela  President Hugo Chavez outlines changes  Washington  U.S. eyes terror tag for Iranian force  Northern Iraq  Frantic hunt in bomb rubble   London World markets continue to slide   Peru Deadly earthquake strikes  Northern Iraq  Death toll in bombings has risen to 500

August 16 ... more > Top ^

Aug.16   Peru   337 killed in earthquake
Map of Ica Peru
  All but one of the deaths were in the coastal province of Ica, about 165 miles south of Lima
 The earthquake struck at 18.4 and lasted for several minutes. In Lima, buildings shook violently, prompting residents to take to the streets
 Iraq  More Iraqi women turning to prostitution  Peru  Peruvians mourn earthquake dead  Japan  Sharp market falls in Asia

August 17 ... more > Top ^

Aug.17   Moscow Russia bomber flights 'permanent'
  Peru Dead scattered in streets  New York  US rate cut boosts global markets  Baghdad  U.S. troops in 24-hour battle  Caribbean  Dean strengthens to Category 4 hurricane   China   Scores trapped in coal mine   The emergency teams are searching for 172 miners trapped in a flooded mine  Peru  Calm urged for quake victims  Cairo  'Dozens missing' as ferry sinks

August 18 ... more > Top ^

Aug.18   Kabul   German woman kidnapped  A woman has been kidnapped at gunpoint in the heart of the capital. She works for an international aid organisation   Turkey Jet hijack ends peacefully
  Peru Looting disrupts quake rescue bid   Peru More troops for quake zone   Haiti Hurricane churns up the Caribbean  Jamaica  Jamaica alert as Dean threatens

August 19 ... more > Top ^

Aug.19  Afghanistan  Kidnapped German in Afghan video  Peru  Reports: Baby found in quake ruins   Kabul Kidnapped German woman freed
  Jamaica Jamaicans start to feel hurricane  Japan  Jetliner burst into flames  China  China mum on miners' fate

August 20 ... more > Top ^

Aug.20   Southern Iraq   Bomb kills governor   Mohammed Ali al-Hassani , the governor of Muthana province, was killed by a roadside bomb in the city of Samawa  Yucatan  Hurricane Dean spins toward Yucatan   Yucatan Hurricane Dean grows into Category 5
 Australia  Judge overturns Haneef visa ban

August 21 ... more > Top ^

Aug.21   Bangladesh   Student riots flare
Map of Dhaka Bangladesh
  Angry students burned an army van and damaged 50 vehicles during violence with security forces at Dhaka University
  Yucatan   Dean slams into Yucatan, loses steam Map of Yucatan Mexico
  The hurricane is knocking down trees and flooding streets but not inflicting catastrophic damage.    Dean charged ashore before dawn as a Category 5 but lost strength as it traversed the peninsula and was...
 Yucatan  Hurricane pushes into Mexico gulf

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Aug.22   Northern Iraq     Helicopter crash kills 14 U.S. soldiers  2 UH-60 Black Hawks were on a night operation when one of the aircraft crashed. The U.S. said the crash was not the result of an attack  Bangladesh  Curfew after clashes  Baghdad  Iraq PM hits back at US criticism   Washington     Bush issues Vietnam warning over Iraq   President has warned a US withdrawal could trigger the kind of upheaval seen in South East Asia after US forces quit Vietnam  Mexico  Dean hitting Mexico for second time  U.S. Congress  Democrats condemn Bush over Iraq

August 23 ... more > Top ^

Aug.23   Pakistan Ex-PM Sharif to return
  Brazil At least 20 prisoners die in prison fire   U.S. Senate Top Republican urges Iraq pullout  Sudan  Khartoum 'defying Darfur embargo'  Washington  U.S. intel: Doubts over al-Maliki  Bangladesh  Bangladesh bids to quell clashes

August 24 ... more > Top ^

Aug.24   Afghanistan     U.S. jet 'bombs British troops'  3 soldiers have been killed by so-called friendly fire from American fighter planes  Bangladesh  Bangladesh lifts daytime curfew  Northern Lebanon  Truce as women flee camp   Greece Fires kill 27 in southern Greece
 Florida  Noriega can be extradited to France

August 25 ... more > Top ^

Aug.25   Southern India   Blasts kill 34 in Hyderabad   Two explosions within minutes. One blast was at the Lumbini amusement park  Iraq  Execution, body dumping site found   Greece   63 died from forest fires
Map of Peloponnese Greece
  The emergency workers continue to find the bodies of people burned to death by forest fires that are raging in the south of the country
 Karamanlis: Fires may have been deliberately set ahead of national elections. The newspapers are calling the southern Peloponnese region a 'crematorium'. The worst fires are concentrated along an 50 mile stretch on the west coast of the Peloponnese


August 26 ... more > Top ^

Aug.26   Greece   Fires inch closer to Olympic cradle   The wildfires that have scorched southern Greece, reached the ancient city of Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic games,  Iraq  Ex leader returning 'to fight for country'  Greece  Forest fires reward offered

August 27 ... more > Top ^

Aug.27   Washington   Attorney General Gonzales resigns   Embattled U.S. Attorney General announced his resignation. 'I have lived the American dream,' said Alberto Gonzales   Greece Greece may label fires acts of terrorism
 Uganda  Crash kills 72 soldiers   Baghdad U.S. links Hussein's daughter to terror cell  Greece  MPs row over fire response

August 28 ... more > Top ^

Aug.28   Turkey   Turks elect ex-Islamist president
  Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul has been elected president in a parliamentary vote in a third round of voting
 Gul is the first politician with an Islamist background to become head of state since the creation of the Turkish Republic in 1923. His wife wears a Muslim headscarf
 Afghanistan  Taliban: Korean hostages to be released   Baghdad US seizes Iranian group in Iraq
 Iraq  Al-Sadr calls for calm after militias clash  Baghdad  US frees seven Iranians

August 29 ... more > Top ^

Aug.29   Iraq   Muqtada al-Sadr suspends militia  Anti-American Shiite cleric has ordered a suspension of his Mehdi Army militia for up to six months for restructuring   Afghanistan Taliban frees 12 South Korean hostages
 Northern Iraq  U.N.: Cholera outbreak   Virginia Virginia Tech response 'too slow'

August 30 ... more > Top ^

Aug.30   London   Sharif names Pakistan return date  Pakistan's exiled former Prime Minister will return home on September 10 to challenge President Musharraf  Pakistan  No decision yet from Musharraf on army  Southern Italy  Mafia suspects arrested   Afghanistan     Final S. Korean hostages freed by Taliban
  Kidnappers released the 7 remaining hostages and handed them over to Red Cross officials
  Rio de Janeiro Eight dead after train crash  Washington  Bush discusses Iraq, China military  Malaysia  Malaysia marks 50 years as nation

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Aug.31  Washington  Federal Reserve in rate cut hint   Colombia Chavez to help broker hostage deal
 Burundi  Refugees go home with fear  Monaco  Sombre Super Cup victory for Milan  Geneva  US and N Korea primed for talks


Marine sentenced over Iraq murder  Sgt Lawrence Hutchins has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the murder of a civilian during a failed search for an insurgent U.S.: Iraq shrine bomber killed Georgia: Russia bomb falls on town  Georgian Interior Minister: Jets flown from Russia fired an air-to-surface missile at Georgian territory in an 'act of aggression' Raid, street fighting leave 40 dead Canada to build two military Arctic bases Darfur force 'to be all-African' Russia bomber flights 'permanent' More troops for quake zone   Helicopter crash kills 14 U.S. soldiers  2 UH-60 Black Hawks were on a night operation when one of the aircraft crashed. The U.S. said the crash was not the result of an attack Top Republican urges Iraq pullout   U.S. jet 'bombs British troops'  3 soldiers have been killed by so-called friendly fire from American fighter planes Muqtada al-Sadr suspends militia  Anti-American Shiite cleric has ordered a suspension of his Mehdi Army militia for up to six months for restructuring Bridge collapses into Mississippi Map of Minneapolis Minnesota




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2007
Aug.3   Southern California
Aug.5   Iraq
Aug.6  Iraq  190,000 weapons 'missing in Iraq'
Aug.6   Georgia
Aug.8   Sadr City
Aug.10   Arctic
Aug.12   Darfur
Aug.15  Washington  U.S. eyes terror tag for Iranian force
Aug.17   Moscow
Aug.17  Baghdad  U.S. troops in 24-hour battle
Aug.18   Peru
Aug.22   Northern Iraq
Aug.22  Bangladesh  Curfew after clashes
Aug.23   U.S. Senate
Aug.24   Afghanistan
Aug.24  Northern Lebanon  Truce as women flee camp
Aug.25  Iraq  Execution, body dumping site found
Aug.27  Uganda  Crash kills 72 soldiers
Aug.28  Iraq  Al-Sadr calls for calm after militias clash
Aug.29   Iraq




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Aug.1   Minnesota
  A freeway bridge over the river has collapsed during the evening rush hour, sending cars into the water
 An entire span of the 4-lane I-35W bridge in Minneapolis fell into the river at 1805
Aug.1   USA Chinese-made toys recalled in US Aug.2   Minnesota Up to 50 vehicles trapped in wreckage Aug.2  Minnesota  Divers suspend Minneapolis search Aug.2  India  Monsoon floods claim more than 160 Aug.3   India Millions flee 'worst ever' floods
  United Nations: the worst flooding in living memory. More than 1,000 people have been killed or injured by waters
 the floods affected India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. 20 million people are known to have fled their homes or trapped in villages. Almost 200 have died in the floods in the last few days
Aug.3   Sierra Leone Boat capsizes, 50 drowned, 100 missing Aug.3   England Farm infected with foot-and-mouth Map of Guildford United Kingdom
  60 animals on the farm at a farm in Surrey have been found to be infected with foot-and-mouth disease
Aug.3  Russian Far East  Quake leaves 2,000 homeless Aug.5  India  South Asia flood death toll rising Aug.5  Croatia  Dubrovnik menaced by major fire Aug.6  India  Monsoon recedes, death toll rises Aug.6  Utah  Coal mine collapse traps six Aug.7   India Millions face flood disease threat   The UN is warning of a health crisis in southern Asia, where 30 million people have been overwhelmed by the rains and flash flooding Aug.8   New York Storms lead to chaos Aug.9  Polynesia  14 killed in French Polynesia air crash Aug.10   India Monsoon death toll reaches 2,000 Aug.13   China 14 dead in bridge collapse  A bridge being built as a tourist attraction in central China. Workers were removing scaffolding from the bridge spanning the Jiantuo River Aug.13   North Korea 'Hundreds dead' in floods  Flooding caused by heavy rain has left hundreds of people dead or missing. The rain had destroyed more than 30,000 homes Aug.15  Northern Iraq  Frantic hunt in bomb rubble Aug.15   Peru Deadly earthquake strikes Aug.16   Peru 337 killed in earthquake Map of Ica Peru
  All but one of the deaths were in the coastal province of Ica, about 165 miles south of Lima
 The earthquake struck at 18.4 and lasted for several minutes. In Lima, buildings shook violently, prompting residents to take to the streets
Aug.16  Peru  Peruvians mourn earthquake dead Aug.17   Peru Dead scattered in streets Aug.17  Caribbean  Dean strengthens to Category 4 hurricane Aug.17   China Scores trapped in coal mine   The emergency teams are searching for 172 miners trapped in a flooded mine Aug.17  Peru  Calm urged for quake victims Aug.17  Cairo  'Dozens missing' as ferry sinks Aug.18   Peru Looting disrupts quake rescue bid Aug.18   Peru More troops for quake zone Aug.18   Haiti Hurricane churns up the Caribbean Aug.18  Jamaica  Jamaica alert as Dean threatens Aug.19  Peru  Reports: Baby found in quake ruins Aug.19   Jamaica Jamaicans start to feel hurricane Aug.19  Japan  Jetliner burst into flames Aug.19  China  China mum on miners' fate Aug.20  Yucatan  Hurricane Dean spins toward Yucatan Aug.20   Yucatan Hurricane Dean grows into Category 5 Aug.21   Yucatan Dean slams into Yucatan, loses steam Map of Yucatan Mexico
  The hurricane is knocking down trees and flooding streets but not inflicting catastrophic damage.    Dean charged ashore before dawn as a Category 5 but lost strength as it traversed the peninsula and was...
Aug.21  Yucatan  Hurricane pushes into Mexico gulf Aug.22   Northern Iraq   Helicopter crash kills 14 U.S. soldiers  2 UH-60 Black Hawks were on a night operation when one of the aircraft crashed. The U.S. said the crash was not the result of an attack Aug.22  Mexico  Dean hitting Mexico for second time Aug.23   Brazil At least 20 prisoners die in prison fire Aug.24   Greece Fires kill 27 in southern Greece Aug.25   Greece 63 died from forest fires Map of Peloponnese Greece
  The emergency workers continue to find the bodies of people burned to death by forest fires that are raging in the south of the country
 Karamanlis: Fires may have been deliberately set ahead of national elections. The newspapers are calling the southern Peloponnese region a 'crematorium'. The worst fires are concentrated along an 50 mile stretch on the west coast of the Peloponnese
Aug.26   Greece Fires inch closer to Olympic cradle   The wildfires that have scorched southern Greece, reached the ancient city of Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic games, Aug.26  Greece  Forest fires reward offered Aug.27  Uganda  Crash kills 72 soldiers Aug.27  Greece  MPs row over fire response Aug.29  Northern Iraq  U.N.: Cholera outbreak Aug.30   Rio de Janeiro Eight dead after train crash



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2007 Aug.4  Southern California  Bonds homers 755th, ties Aaron Aug.7   San Francisco Bay Area Bonds breaks home run record
Aug.10  USA  Discovery disbands without backer Aug.12  Oklahoma  Woods wins 13th major by two shots Aug.26   Greece Fires inch closer to Olympic cradle   The wildfires that have scorched southern Greece, reached the ancient city of Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic games, Aug.31  Monaco  Sombre Super Cup victory for Milan



World, August 2007 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2007 Aug.1  Washington  BA's price-fix fine reaches $550m Aug.1   USA Chinese-made toys recalled in US
Aug.9   USA   Mortgage concerns hit US markets
  The share indexes tumbled amid fears that a wobble in the mortgage market may prompt a global credit crunch. Dow Jones fell 199.24
 The subprime mortgage crisis caused by a dramatic rise in mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures in the United States triggered the financial crisis, with major adverse consequences for banks and financial markets around the globe. The result has been a decline in the capital of banks and USA government sponsored enterprises, tightening credit around the world
Aug.9   New York World markets fall after US losses
  The markets have faltered in early trading a day after markets in NY and London suffered losses amid fears of a global credit crunch
 Dow Jones was down 124.8 points, or 0.9%, at 13,145.9 points. London's FTSE 100 fell 3.1%, the Paris Cac index down 3% and Germany's main Dax fell 1.6%
Aug.10   London Central banks pour money into system Aug.14  USA  Mattel recalls millions of Chinese toys Aug.15   London World markets continue to slide Aug.16  Japan  Sharp market falls in Asia Aug.17  New York  US rate cut boosts global markets Aug.31  Washington  Federal Reserve in rate cut hint



World, August 2007 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2007 Aug.1   Baghdad Gas station blast kills 50
Aug.3   Southern California Marine sentenced over Iraq murder  Sgt Lawrence Hutchins has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the murder of a civilian during a failed search for an insurgent Aug.9  Guantanamo  9/11 mastermind closer to military trial Aug.11   Southern Iraq Bomb kills governor Aug.11  Afghanistan  Taliban: 2 hostages to be released Aug.13   Afghanistan   Two female Korean hostages freed   Kim Kyung Ja and Kim Jina were now in Ghazni's provincial capital, 25 days after they were seized Aug.14   Mosul Up to 500 people die in bomb attacks Map of Mosul Iraq
  The blasts targeted a Kurdish religious minority, the Yazidi sect, near Mosul. At least 4 blasts hit areas which house the community
 Tensions between the Yazidi and local Muslims have grown since a Yazidi girl was stoned by her community in April for converting to Islam. The string of suicide truck bombings that killed and wounded hundreds in villages looked like the work of al Qaeda in Iraq
Aug.15   Ruhr 6 Italians die in 'clan execution' Map of Duisburg Germany
  Police found young men shot in the head outside a train station in Duisburg in an attack that was part of a feud between organized crime clans
Aug.15  Washington  U.S. eyes terror tag for Iranian force Aug.15  Northern Iraq  Frantic hunt in bomb rubble Aug.15  Northern Iraq  Death toll in bombings has risen to 500 Aug.16  Iraq  More Iraqi women turning to prostitution Aug.18   Kabul German woman kidnapped  A woman has been kidnapped at gunpoint in the heart of the capital. She works for an international aid organisation Aug.18   Turkey Jet hijack ends peacefully Aug.18   Peru Looting disrupts quake rescue bid Aug.19  Afghanistan  Kidnapped German in Afghan video Aug.19   Kabul Kidnapped German woman freed Aug.20   Southern Iraq Bomb kills governor   Mohammed Ali al-Hassani , the governor of Muthana province, was killed by a roadside bomb in the city of Samawa Aug.20  Australia  Judge overturns Haneef visa ban Aug.23   Brazil At least 20 prisoners die in prison fire Aug.24  Florida  Noriega can be extradited to France Aug.25   Southern India Blasts kill 34 in Hyderabad   Two explosions within minutes. One blast was at the Lumbini amusement park Aug.26  Greece  Forest fires reward offered Aug.27   Greece Greece may label fires acts of terrorism Aug.27   Baghdad U.S. links Hussein's daughter to terror cell Aug.28  Afghanistan  Taliban: Korean hostages to be released Aug.28   Baghdad US seizes Iranian group in Iraq Aug.29   Afghanistan Taliban frees 12 South Korean hostages Aug.30  Southern Italy  Mafia suspects arrested Aug.30   Afghanistan   Final S. Korean hostages freed by Taliban
  Kidnappers released the 7 remaining hostages and handed them over to Red Cross officials
Aug.31   Colombia Chavez to help broker hostage deal




World, August 2007 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2007 Aug.1   Saudi Arabia Saudis back US Middle East plans
Aug.1  Arctic  Russia to sink flag in land grab Aug.1   Baghdad Sunni bloc leaves Iraq government Aug.2   Arctic Russia plants flag on Arctic floor Map of North Pole Arctic
  Russian explorers dived deep below the North Pole in a submersible to stake a symbolic claim to the energy riches of the Arctic
Aug.2  U.S. Senate  Senate tightens lobbying rules Aug.4  Turkey  Parliament being sworn in Aug.4  Lebanon  Tensions high for polls Aug.5  Lebanon  Rivals claim poll victory Aug.5   Lebanon Opposition wins key Lebanese poll   An opposition candidate Michel Aoun has defeated a government-backed rival in a tense by-election near Beirut Aug.6  Washington  Bush and Karzai vow 'an end to Taliban' Aug.6  Japan  Eda choosen as upper house leader Aug.7  Baghdad  Pilgrimage's history prompts to ban traffic Aug.7  South Korea  Two Koreas to hold summit Aug.8  Pakistan  Pakistan 'considering emergency' Aug.8  Florida  Teacher blasts off on shuttle mission Aug.9   Pakistan Rice sways Musharraf on emergency Aug.10   UN Security Council UN approves expanded Iraq mission Aug.10   Arctic Canada to build two military Arctic bases Aug.10  Sierra Leone  S Leone poised for landmark polls Aug.11   New England 'Casual lunch' for Bush, Sarkozy Aug.11  Pakistan  Musharraf 'to join Afghan jirga' Aug.12  Baghdad  Iraqi PM calls for crisis summit Aug.13  Washington  Top White House aide Rove resigns Aug.13   Turkey Gul getting 2nd shot at presidency Aug.13  Pakistan  Pakistan marks 60th anniversary Aug.14   New Delhi India marks 60th anniversary Aug.15  Venezuela  President Hugo Chavez outlines changes Aug.16  Peru  Peruvians mourn earthquake dead Aug.17  Peru  Calm urged for quake victims Aug.20  Australia  Judge overturns Haneef visa ban Aug.21   Bangladesh Student riots flare Map of Dhaka Bangladesh
  Angry students burned an army van and damaged 50 vehicles during violence with security forces at Dhaka University
Aug.22  Baghdad  Iraq PM hits back at US criticism Aug.22   Washington   Bush issues Vietnam warning over Iraq   President has warned a US withdrawal could trigger the kind of upheaval seen in South East Asia after US forces quit Vietnam Aug.22  U.S. Congress  Democrats condemn Bush over Iraq Aug.23   Pakistan Ex-PM Sharif to return Aug.23   U.S. Senate Top Republican urges Iraq pullout Aug.23  Sudan  Khartoum 'defying Darfur embargo' Aug.23  Washington  U.S. intel: Doubts over al-Maliki Aug.23  Bangladesh  Bangladesh bids to quell clashes Aug.24  Bangladesh  Bangladesh lifts daytime curfew Aug.26  Iraq  Ex leader returning 'to fight for country' Aug.27   Washington Attorney General Gonzales resigns   Embattled U.S. Attorney General announced his resignation. 'I have lived the American dream,' said Alberto Gonzales Aug.27   Baghdad U.S. links Hussein's daughter to terror cell Aug.27  Greece  MPs row over fire response Aug.28   Turkey Turks elect ex-Islamist president
  Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul has been elected president in a parliamentary vote in a third round of voting
 Gul is the first politician with an Islamist background to become head of state since the creation of the Turkish Republic in 1923. His wife wears a Muslim headscarf
Aug.28  Baghdad  US frees seven Iranians Aug.29   Virginia Virginia Tech response 'too slow'
Aug.30   London Sharif names Pakistan return date  Pakistan's exiled former Prime Minister will return home on September 10 to challenge President Musharraf Aug.30  Pakistan  No decision yet from Musharraf on army Aug.30  Washington  Bush discusses Iraq, China military Aug.30  Malaysia  Malaysia marks 50 years as nation Aug.31   Colombia Chavez to help broker hostage deal Aug.31  Burundi  Refugees go home with fear Aug.31  Geneva  US and N Korea primed for talks