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B. 08-01 US anthrax 'suspect' found dead Frederick, Maryland, Washington
2. 08-02 Fleeing Fatah supporters enter Israel
3. 08-03 Chinese border attack kills 16 Xinjiang, Western China
E. 08-05 Iraq's projected $80b surplus stirs anger U.S. Congress
F. 08-06 Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty Guantanamo
6. 08-07 Heavy fighting in South Ossetia Tskhinvali, South Ossetia
08-08 China kicks off Olympics Ceremony Beijing
8. 08-08 Georgia under attack by Russian tanks Tskhinvali, South Ossetia
9. 08-12 Cease-fire, not peace reached in Georgia Moscow

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  US anthrax 'suspect' found dead   Bruce Ivins, 62, a top scientist suspected of anthrax attacks in 2001, has apparently killed himself just as he was about to be charged Fleeing Fatah supporters enter Israel Chinese border attack kills 16 Iraq's projected $80b surplus stirs anger Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty Heavy fighting in South Ossetia Map of Tskhinvali Georgia
Aug.1   Washington
 Beijing  President pleas for politics-free Games
Aug.2  Istanbul  13 arrested in bombings
  Gaza
Aug.3  Pakistan  Climber: 11 killed in avalanche on K2
 India  145 dead in India temple stampede
 Moscow  Russian novelist Solzhenitsyn dead
  Western China
Aug.4  South Africa  Defiant Zuma fights corruption charges
Aug.5   U.S. Congress
 USA  US cracks 'biggest ID fraud case'
 Beijing  Olympic relay in climax
 Texas  Mexican executed after appeal denied
Aug.6   Guantanamo
 Mauritania  Rengade officers stage coup
 Beijing  100,000 police on guard for Olympics
 Thailand  Bush chides China over human rights
Aug.7  Pakistan  Musharraf faces impeachment fight
  South Ossetia
  Georgian forces and separatists have been exchanging heavy fire just hours after agreeing to a ceasefire and Russian-mediated talks.    The separatist stronghold of Tskhinvali appears t...
 Baghdad  U.S. troops may leave by 2011
Aug.8   Beijing
  China opened the 29th Olympic Games with stunning fireworks as the Asian nation kicked off the biggest and most scrutinized Games in history
  South Ossetia   Georgia under attack by Russian tanks Map of Tskhinvali Georgia
  Georgia's president said that his country is under attack by Russian tanks and warplanes, and he accused Russia of targeting civilians
 Saakashvili: All day today, they've been bombing Georgia from numerous warplanes and specifically targeting (the) civilian population. 150 Russian tanks and other vehicles had entered South Ossetia
Aug.9  Georgia  Russian jets attack, killing 60 people Aug.10  South Ossetia  Georgian troops forced to withdraw  Bolivia  Morales won a decisive mandate Aug.11  South Ossetia  Russian military pushes into Georgia  Southern Afghanistan  U.S. air strike kills 25 militants, 8 civilians  Beijing  Phelps wins 3rd gold in 200 free Aug.12   Moscow Cease-fire, not peace reached in Georgia  The Russian and French presidents announced a 6-point plan of principles for settling the immediate conflict  Georgia  Georgia agrees to cease-fire proposal  Beijing  Phelps becomes greatest Olympian Aug.13   Georgia Russian advance flares Georgia tensions  Eastern Afghanistan  4 aid workers killed  Georgia  15,000 Russian troops in Georgia  Pakistan  Musharraf calls for reconciliation Aug.14   Poland Poland, U.S. to sign missile shield deal  Georgia  Russian tanks 'on the move'  Beijing  Liukin wins all-around gold in gymnastics Aug.15  Washington  Bush warns Russia over Georgia 'bullying'  Nepal  Maoist leader becomes PM  Johannesburg  Summit to target Zimbabwe crisis Aug.16  Beijing  Bolt surges to gold in new record  Moscow  Russia signs cease-fire, tensions remain   Beijing   Phelps wins historic eighth gold  23-year-old Michael Phelps won his 8th Olympic gold medal of the Beijing Games to beat Spitz's 1972 record of 7, with victory in the 4x100m ...  Georgia  Russia digs in amid pullout calls Aug.17  Johannesburg  Summit ends in Zimbabwe stalemate  Moscow  Russia: Troop withdrawal to begin Monday Aug.18   Pakistan   Musharraf resigns
  Pakistani President announced his resignation Monday after weeks of pressure to relinquish power.    Pervez Musharraf told the nation in a TV address that he would step down. Sumroo, speaker of the Senate and a political ally of Musharraf, will lead the country...
 Georgia  Russia begins Georgia troop 'pull back' Aug.19  Kabul  10 French soldiers killed in fighting Aug.20  Beijing  Former Chinese leader Hua Guofeng dies  Poland  US and Poland seal missile deal   Madrid 153 dead in Madrid plane crash
Map of Madrid
  19 people survived when the passenger plane swerved off the runway at Barajas airport but some are in critical condition.    Later wing flaps blamed in crash. The left engine caught fire as the Spanair flight JK 5022 sflight took off for the...
Aug.21  Pakistan  Bombers hit arms factory  Madrid  Spain mourns air disaster victims Aug.22   Beijing Bolt grabs third gold and record  Georgia  Russians 'putting on peacekeeper hats'   Chicago Senator Joe Biden is Obama's choice  Beijing  Argentina - second straight soccer gold Aug.23  Georgia  Russia to keep forces at key port  Pakistan  Bhutto's widower to run for presidency  Somalia  City clears bodies after deadly clashes  Beijing  Bekele storms to Olympic double Aug.24   Beijing Spectacular finale climaxes Games  Beijing  U.S. beat Spain to win basketball gold  Kyrgyzstan  Plane crash kills 70 people  Jerusalem  200 Palestinian prisoners to be freed  Kashmir  India arrests separatist leaders Aug.25  Pakistan  Coalition in major split  Moscow  Russian MPs back Georgia's rebels  Colorado  Democrats gather to endorse Obama Aug.26   Moscow Russia recognizes Georgian rebel regions  Russian President Medvedev signed an order recognizing the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, two breakaway regions  Zimbabwe  Mugabe heckled at parliament opening  Libya  Sudanese plane hijacked in Darfur  Washington  West condemns Russia over Georgia Aug.27   Bihar Flooding kills dozens, ruins 225,000 homes  Georgia  U.S. ship arrives in Georgia Aug.28  Sochi  Putin: U.S. orchestrated Georgian war   Colorado Obama launches historic campaign Aug.29   Ohio   McCain picks woman running mate
  Republican presidential hopeful has picked Sarah Palin, the female governor of Alaska, as his surprise running mate.    Palin, 44, is younger than Barack Obama and is credited with reforms during her first term. She may have...
 UN Tribunal  Karadzic refuses to enter plea Aug.30  Thailand  Thai PM Samak refuses to resign  Cuba  Cuba, Gulf Coast braced for Gustav  Cuba  Hurricane Gustav reaches Category 4  Mexico  Masses march against violence in Mexico  New Orleans  New Orleaners told to flee Gustav Aug.31  Bihar  Floods cut off thousands  North Caucasus  Kremlin critic shot in Ingushetia  New Orleans  Hundreds of thousands flee coast


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Post Soviet
Russian novelist Solzhenitsyn dead
Georgia agrees to cease-fire proposal
Russia signs cease-fire, tensions remain
Russia recognizes Georgian rebel regions
U.S. ship arrives in Georgia
Heavy fighting in South Ossetia
Georgia under attack by Russian tanks
Russian jets attack, killing 60 people
Georgian troops forced to withdraw
Russian military pushes into Georgia
Cease-fire, not peace reached in Georgia
Georgia agrees to cease-fire proposal
Russian advance flares Georgia tensions
Russia digs in amid pullout calls
Russia begins Georgia troop 'pull back'
U.S. ship arrives in Georgia
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Plane crash kills 70 people
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China
President pleas for politics-free Games
100,000 police on guard for Olympics
Former Chinese leader Hua Guofeng dies
Chinese border attack kills 16
President pleas for politics-free Games
Olympic relay in climax
China kicks off Olympics Ceremony
Phelps becomes greatest Olympian
Phelps wins historic eighth gold
Bolt surges to gold in new record
Bolt grabs third gold and record
Argentina - second straight soccer gold
Spectacular finale climaxes Games
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President pleas for politics-free Games
Olympic relay in climax
China kicks off Olympics Ceremony
Phelps becomes greatest Olympian
Phelps wins historic eighth gold
Bolt surges to gold in new record
Bolt grabs third gold and record
Argentina - second straight soccer gold
Spectacular finale climaxes Games
Georgia
Georgia agrees to cease-fire proposal
U.S. ship arrives in Georgia
Heavy fighting in South Ossetia
Georgia under attack by Russian tanks
Russian jets attack, killing 60 people
Georgian troops forced to withdraw
Georgia agrees to cease-fire proposal
Russian advance flares Georgia tensions
Russia digs in amid pullout calls
Russia begins Georgia troop 'pull back'
U.S. ship arrives in Georgia
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USA
Iraq's projected $80b surplus stirs anger
Bush warns Russia over Georgia 'bullying'
Senator Joe Biden is Obama's choice
Democrats gather to endorse Obama
Obama launches historic campaign
McCain picks woman running mate
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US anthrax 'suspect' found dead
US cracks 'biggest ID fraud case'
Mexican executed after appeal denied
Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty
Hundreds of thousands flee coast
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Pakistan
Musharraf faces impeachment fight
Musharraf calls for reconciliation
Musharraf resigns
Bhutto's widower to run for presidency
Bombers hit arms factory
Climber: 11 killed in avalanche on K2
Bombers hit arms factory
Climber: 11 killed in avalanche on K2
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Russia
Russian novelist Solzhenitsyn dead
Russia signs cease-fire, tensions remain
Russia recognizes Georgian rebel regions
Cease-fire, not peace reached in Georgia
Russia signs cease-fire, tensions remain
Russia: Troop withdrawal to begin Monday
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Fleeing Fatah supporters enter Israel
Rengade officers stage coup
U.S. troops may leave by 2011
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Sudanese plane hijacked in Darfur
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Aug.1   Washington  
  Bruce Ivins, 62, a top scientist suspected of anthrax attacks in 2001, has apparently killed himself just as he was about to be charged
 UN Tribunal  Karadzic denounces 'witch-hunt'   Beijing President pleas for politics-free Games  Amazon  Brazil launches rainforest fund  Oceania  U.S. sub leaked radioactive water  Beijing  IOC meets amid concerns

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Aug.2   Istanbul 13 arrested in bombings
 Beijing  IOC denies deal on internet curbs   Gaza     Fleeing Fatah supporters enter Israel Map of Gaza City Israel
  About 180 pro-Fatah Palestinians seeking refuge from a Hamas crackdown in Gaza City were allowed into Israel.    The Fatah supporters ran to a border crossing after a day of bloody fighting with their bitter rivals Hamas, who control...
 North Korea  N Korea steps up row with South

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Aug.3   Pakistan Climber: 11 killed in avalanche on K2
  India 145 dead in India temple stampede   Moscow Russian novelist Solzhenitsyn dead   Western China   Chinese border attack kills 16 Map of Xinjiang China
  At least 16 police officers were killed, and 16 more were wounded, after an attack on a police station in western China.    2 attackers drove up to the post in a rubbish truck and threw 2...


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Aug.4  South Africa  Supporters rally for ANC leader   South Africa Defiant Zuma fights corruption charges
 Beijing  Olympics will be safe, says China  USA  Obama urges opening oil reserves

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Aug.5  Western China  China on alert after deadly border attack  Sichuan  Deadly earthquake hits China  Global  Nearly 1/2 world's primates face extinction   U.S. Congress   Iraq's projected $80b surplus stirs anger
  U.S. auditors: Iraq is raking in more money from oil exports than it is spending, amassing a projected 4-year budget surplus of up to $80 billion
  USA US cracks 'biggest ID fraud case'
  Beijing Olympic relay in climax   Texas Mexican executed after appeal denied  South Korea  Bush praises South Korea, rebukes North

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Aug.6   Guantanamo     Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty
  A US military jury has convicted Salim Hamdan of supporting terrorism. The verdict is the first to be delivered in a full war crimes trial
  Mauritania Rengade officers stage coup  Washington  U.S. warns of 'punitive' action on Iran   Beijing 100,000 police on guard for Olympics   Thailand Bush chides China over human rights

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Aug.7   Pakistan Musharraf faces impeachment fight
  South Ossetia   Heavy fighting in South Ossetia Map of Tskhinvali Georgia
  Georgian forces and separatists have been exchanging heavy fire just hours after agreeing to a ceasefire and Russian-mediated talks
 The separatist stronghold of Tskhinvali appears to be under siege, with a series of huge explosions
  Baghdad   U.S. troops may leave by 2011  Iraqi officials: Iraq and the U.S. are close to reaching a deal under which U.S. combat troops would leave by December 2010 and the rest by ...  Beijing  World leaders gather for Olympics  Guantanamo  Bin Laden driver given 66 months

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Aug.8   Beijing   China kicks off Olympics Ceremony
  China opened the 29th Olympic Games with stunning fireworks as the Asian nation kicked off the biggest and most scrutinized Games in history
  South Ossetia     Georgia under attack by Russian tanks
Map of Tskhinvali Georgia
  Georgia's president said that his country is under attack by Russian tanks and warplanes, and he accused Russia of targeting civilians
 Saakashvili: All day today, they've been bombing Georgia from numerous warplanes and specifically targeting (the) civilian population. 150 Russian tanks and other vehicles had entered South Ossetia


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Aug.9  South Ossetia  Russia and Georgia continue to fight   Georgia Russian jets attack, killing 60 people


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Aug.10   South Ossetia   Georgian troops forced to withdraw   Georgian troops are forced to withdraw from the capital of South Ossetia by Russian army. Some units of Georgian army still stay  Toronto  Massive explosions at propane facility   Bolivia Morales won a decisive mandate


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Aug.11   South Ossetia Russian military pushes into Georgia
  Southern Afghanistan U.S. air strike kills 25 militants, 8 civilians  Beijing  Fingertip finish keeps Phelps' hopes alive   Beijing Phelps wins 3rd gold in 200 free  Abkhazia  New Georgia clashes mar UN moves  Mexico  Mexico launches anti-kidnap squad  Beijing  China cruises to gymnastics gold

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Aug.12   Moscow   Cease-fire, not peace reached in Georgia
  The Russian and French presidents announced a 6-point plan of principles for settling the immediate conflict
 Russian President Medvedev orders an end to military operations against Georgia after 5 days of fighting
  Georgia     Georgia agrees to cease-fire proposal   French President Sarkozy: The presidents of Georgia and Russia have agreed to a 6-point plan to calm the conflict over separatist territorie...   Beijing     Phelps becomes greatest Olympian  US swimmer Michael Phelps is winning his 10th gold medal with victory in the 200m butterfly. He claimed his fourth gold medal of the Beijing...

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Aug.13   Georgia   Russian advance flares Georgia tensions
Map of Gori Georgia
  An advancing Russian military convoy sparked concerns of a major return to hostilities a day after a cease-fire came into effect.    There are reports of looting in the town of Gori, wher...
  Eastern Afghanistan     4 aid workers killed   The Taliban gunmen opened fire on an aid group's vehicle in eastern Afghanistan, killing four International Rescue Committee workers  Northern Lebanon  Tripoli rocked by bus bomb   Georgia 15,000 Russian troops in Georgia   Pakistan Musharraf calls for reconciliation  Washington  US forces to deliver Georgia aid  Washington  Rice says Russia faces isolation

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Aug.14  South Ossetia  Russia hints at long stay in South Ossetia   Poland   Poland, U.S. to sign missile shield deal
  A preliminary deal to place part of a U.S. ballistic missile defense system in Poland has drawn sharp objections from Russia.    The US will install 10 interceptor missiles at a base on the Ba...
  Georgia Russian tanks 'on the move'
  Beijing Liukin wins all-around gold in gymnastics

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Aug.15   Washington     Bush warns Russia over Georgia 'bullying'   U.S. President Bush chided Russia for Cold War-style behavior in its territorial conflict with Georgia, accusing it of 'bullying and intimid...   Nepal Maoist leader becomes PM
 Georgia  Rice demands Russian troop pull-out   Johannesburg Summit to target Zimbabwe crisis  Abkhazia  U.N. escorts Georgians through battle  Beijing  Photo finish lifts Phelps to record 7th gold  Moscow  Russia 'will abide by ceasefire'

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Aug.16   Beijing   Bolt surges to gold in new record  Usain Bolt glided to 9.69, a new world record, as he produced a stunning run in the Olympic 100m final. He was well clear at 60m   Moscow Russia signs cease-fire, tensions remain
 Johannesburg  Protesters greet Mugabe at summit   Beijing     Phelps wins historic eighth gold
  23-year-old Michael Phelps won his 8th Olympic gold medal of the Beijing Games to beat Spitz's 1972 record of 7, with victory in the 4x100m medley
 He teamed up with Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hansen and Jason Lezak to claim the historic gold in a new world record time. Phelps swam 17 times over 9 days and set world records in 7 finals, had already won the 400m medley, 200m freestyle, 200m butterfly, 4x100m free relay, 4x200m free relay, 200m medley and the 100m butterfly
  Georgia   Russia digs in amid pullout calls  Russian forces have tightened their control of a key highway from the Black Sea to the capital , a day after signing a formal ceasefire  Cuba  Tropical Storm Fay approaches Cuba

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Aug.17   Johannesburg   Summit ends in Zimbabwe stalemate   Zimbabwe's ruling party and opposition have been unable to reach a power-sharing agreement at a summit of Southern African leaders   Moscow Russia: Troop withdrawal to begin Monday  Beijing  Nadal, Dementieva claim tennis golds  Baghdad  Suicide blast hits Awakening Council  Moscow  Lawmaker hints at long stay in Georgia  France  Russia pressed to honour pull-out

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Aug.18   Pakistan     Musharraf resigns
  Pakistani President announced his resignation Monday after weeks of pressure to relinquish power
 Pervez Musharraf told the nation in a TV address that he would step down. Sumroo, speaker of the Senate and a political ally of Musharraf, will lead the country until a new election is held by parliament. It is unclear whether Musharraf, who took power in a coup in 1999, will face prosecution now that he is out of power
  Georgia   Russia begins Georgia troop 'pull back'  Russia's military: withdrawal from Georgia has begun. There has been no indication that such a pull back is happening  Pakistan  Musharraf foes set to hold talks

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Aug.19   Kabul   10 French soldiers killed in fighting  100 insurgents attacked a patrol near the Afghan capital. 21 other soldiers were wounded in the fighting in the Sarobi area in Kabul provinc...  NATO  NATO: Russia not honoring cease-fire  Algeria  43 dead in suicide bombing  Moscow  Russia hits back at NATO warning  UN Security Council  Russia rejects UN Georgia draft  Kabul  Sarkozy arrives in Kabul

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Aug.20   Beijing Former Chinese leader Hua Guofeng dies   Poland US and Poland seal missile deal  Beijing  Bolt claims 200m gold with record   Madrid   153 dead in Madrid plane crash Map of Madrid
  19 people survived when the passenger plane swerved off the runway at Barajas airport but some are in critical condition
 Later wing flaps blamed in crash. The left engine caught fire as the Spanair flight JK 5022 sflight took off for the Canary Islands with 172 people on board. Investigators had ruled out foul play and considered the crash an accident
 India  Monsoons kill dozens in northern India  Madrid  Passengers saw flames before jet crashed

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Aug.21   Pakistan   Bombers hit arms factory   At least 63 people have been killed in twin suicide bombings outside a munitions factory in the town of Wah, 30km north of Islamabad   Madrid Spain mourns air disaster victims
 Hong Kong  Hong Kong braces for possible typhoon hit  UN Security Council  UN split on Ossetia resolutions  Beijing  Olympic probe over gymnasts' ages  Madrid  DNA tests for Madrid air victims

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Aug.22   Beijing   Bolt grabs third gold and record
  Usain Bolt made a 3rd world record after Jamaica claimed men's 4x100m relay gold by a huge margin to set a new benchmark of 37.10
  Georgia Russians 'putting on peacekeeper hats'
 Madrid  Plane burst into flames after runway skid  Georgia  Russia: We've completed pullback  Paris  Russia accused of abusing truce   Chicago     Senator Joe Biden is Obama's choice
  US Democratic presidential hopeful is set to reveal his vice-presidential running mate ahead of a rally.    Biden, 65, is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a respected voice on international affairs. He emerged as a stron...
  Beijing   Argentina - second straight soccer gold  Angel di Maria has fired Argentina to its second Olympic title in a row in a 1-0 victory over Nigeria

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Aug.23   Georgia Russia to keep forces at key port   Pakistan Bhutto's widower to run for presidency   Somalia City clears bodies after deadly clashes   Beijing Bekele storms to Olympic double  Beijing  Kenyan wins Olympic men's marathon

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Aug.24   Beijing   Spectacular finale climaxes Games
  Grand fireworks and spectacular choreography brought to a close the Games as one of the most remarkable Olympics in recent history.    Spectacular fireworks kicked off the proceedings, while a drumming and dancing display recalled the opening ceremony inside Beijing's Bird's Nest...
  Beijing U.S. beat Spain to win basketball gold   Kyrgyzstan   Plane crash kills 70 people   An Iran-bound Boeing 737 with 90 people on board crashed just outside the airport in Kyrgyzstan's capital, killing dozens of passengers   Jerusalem 200 Palestinian prisoners to be freed   Kashmir India arrests separatist leaders  Beijing  China deports US Tibet protesters

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Aug.25   Pakistan Coalition in major split
  Moscow Russian MPs back Georgia's rebels  West Bank  Israel frees Palestinian prisoners   Colorado     Democrats gather to endorse Obama   US Democrats have gathered, to nominate Barack Obama as the first African-American candidate for a presidential election  Colorado  Democrats praise 'new hope' Obama  Indonesia  Quake shakes Indonesia, tsunami alert

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Aug.26   Moscow   Russia recognizes Georgian rebel regions
  Russian President Medvedev signed an order recognizing the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, two breakaway regions
 Medvedev: 'This is not an easy choice to make, but it represents the only possibility to save human lives'. West condemns Russia over Georgia. President Saakashvili said it was 'clear around the world that Russia is acting as an aggressor state'
  Zimbabwe Mugabe heckled at parliament opening   Libya   Sudanese plane hijacked in Darfur   A plane that was hijacked shortly after taking off from Nyala in the Darfur region, presumably by rebels, has landed   Washington West condemns Russia over Georgia  Colorado  Clinton urges party to back Obama

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Aug.27   Bihar   Flooding kills dozens, ruins 225,000 homes
Map of Bihar India
  Massive flooding has killed at least 55 people since the Kosi River burst through an embankment more than a week ago
  Georgia   U.S. ship arrives in Georgia   A Coast Guard ship carrying humanitarian aid docked in the port, as Georgia's Western allies renewed their criticism of Russia  Colorado  Bill Clinton vows to back Obama  Georgia  U.S. aid arrives in tense Georgia

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Aug.28   Sochi Putin: U.S. orchestrated Georgian war
 Washington  US GDP rebounds with 3.3% growth   Colorado     Obama launches historic campaign Map of Denver Colorado
  Barack Obama has accepted the Democratic Party's nomination to run for president of the US in front of a crowd of some 75,000 people.    Obama is the first African-American to be nominated by a major US party. In an address at the party's nat...


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Aug.29   Ohio     McCain picks woman running mate
  Republican presidential hopeful has picked Sarah Palin, the female governor of Alaska, as his surprise running mate
 Palin, 44, is younger than Barack Obama and is credited with reforms during her first term. She may have been chosen by McCain to win over Democratic women voters, disappointed by the defeat of Hillary Clinton
  UN Tribunal Karadzic refuses to enter plea
 Monaco  Zenit see off United to claim Super Cup  Spain  Spanair considered pulling crash jet  Puerto Rico  Jets avoid collision by a minute  Bihar  Bihar displaced die as boat sinks  Caribbean  Powerful Gustav heads to Caymans

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Aug.30   Thailand Thai PM Samak refuses to resign
  Cuba Cuba, Gulf Coast braced for Gustav  Baghdad  Iraq signs $3B oil deal with China   Cuba Hurricane Gustav reaches Category 4   Mexico Masses march against violence in Mexico   New Orleans New Orleaners told to flee Gustav  Sichuan  22 dead from Saturday quake

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Aug.31  Mumbai  Dalai Lama due to leave hospital  Thailand  Parliament discusses political crisis  New Orleans  City declares storm curfew  China  15 dead in fireworks blast   Bihar   Floods cut off thousands   0.5 million people in the state of Bihar remain stranded in villages which have been devastated by massive flooding   North Caucasus Kremlin critic shot in Ingushetia
  New Orleans   Hundreds of thousands flee coast  About 1.9 million of Louisiana's 2 million coastal residents had fled ahead of Hurricane Gustav in the largest evacuation in state history  Minnesota  Hurricane hits Republican plans


  Fleeing Fatah supporters enter Israel Map of Gaza City Israel




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Aug.1  Oceania  U.S. sub leaked radioactive water
Aug.2   Gaza
  About 180 pro-Fatah Palestinians seeking refuge from a Hamas crackdown in Gaza City were allowed into Israel.    The Fatah supporters ran to a border crossing after a day of bloody fighting with their bitter rivals Hamas, who control...
Aug.3   Western China Chinese border attack kills 16 Map of Xinjiang China
  At least 16 police officers were killed, and 16 more were wounded, after an attack on a police station in western China.    2 attackers drove up to the post in a rubbish truck and threw 2...
Aug.6   Mauritania Rengade officers stage coup Aug.7   South Ossetia Heavy fighting in South Ossetia Map of Tskhinvali Georgia
  Georgian forces and separatists have been exchanging heavy fire just hours after agreeing to a ceasefire and Russian-mediated talks
 The separatist stronghold of Tskhinvali appears to be under siege, with a series of huge explosions
Aug.7   Baghdad U.S. troops may leave by 2011  Iraqi officials: Iraq and the U.S. are close to reaching a deal under which U.S. combat troops would leave by December 2010 and the rest by ... Aug.8   South Ossetia   Georgia under attack by Russian tanks Map of Tskhinvali Georgia
  Georgia's president said that his country is under attack by Russian tanks and warplanes, and he accused Russia of targeting civilians
 Saakashvili: All day today, they've been bombing Georgia from numerous warplanes and specifically targeting (the) civilian population. 150 Russian tanks and other vehicles had entered South Ossetia
Aug.9  South Ossetia  Russia and Georgia continue to fight Aug.9   Georgia Russian jets attack, killing 60 people Aug.10   South Ossetia Georgian troops forced to withdraw   Georgian troops are forced to withdraw from the capital of South Ossetia by Russian army. Some units of Georgian army still stay Aug.11   South Ossetia Russian military pushes into Georgia Aug.11   Southern Afghanistan U.S. air strike kills 25 militants, 8 civilians Aug.11  Abkhazia  New Georgia clashes mar UN moves Aug.12   Moscow Cease-fire, not peace reached in Georgia
  The Russian and French presidents announced a 6-point plan of principles for settling the immediate conflict
 Russian President Medvedev orders an end to military operations against Georgia after 5 days of fighting
Aug.12   Georgia   Georgia agrees to cease-fire proposal   French President Sarkozy: The presidents of Georgia and Russia have agreed to a 6-point plan to calm the conflict over separatist territorie... Aug.13   Georgia Russian advance flares Georgia tensions Map of Gori Georgia
  An advancing Russian military convoy sparked concerns of a major return to hostilities a day after a cease-fire came into effect.    There are reports of looting in the town of Gori, wher...
Aug.13   Georgia 15,000 Russian troops in Georgia Aug.14  South Ossetia  Russia hints at long stay in South Ossetia Aug.14   Poland Poland, U.S. to sign missile shield deal
  A preliminary deal to place part of a U.S. ballistic missile defense system in Poland has drawn sharp objections from Russia.    The US will install 10 interceptor missiles at a base on the Ba...
Aug.14   Georgia Russian tanks 'on the move'
Aug.15  Georgia  Rice demands Russian troop pull-out Aug.15  Abkhazia  U.N. escorts Georgians through battle Aug.15  Moscow  Russia 'will abide by ceasefire' Aug.16   Moscow Russia signs cease-fire, tensions remain Aug.16   Georgia Russia digs in amid pullout calls  Russian forces have tightened their control of a key highway from the Black Sea to the capital , a day after signing a formal ceasefire Aug.17   Moscow Russia: Troop withdrawal to begin Monday Aug.17  Moscow  Lawmaker hints at long stay in Georgia Aug.17  France  Russia pressed to honour pull-out Aug.18   Georgia Russia begins Georgia troop 'pull back'  Russia's military: withdrawal from Georgia has begun. There has been no indication that such a pull back is happening Aug.19   Kabul 10 French soldiers killed in fighting  100 insurgents attacked a patrol near the Afghan capital. 21 other soldiers were wounded in the fighting in the Sarobi area in Kabul provinc... Aug.19  NATO  NATO: Russia not honoring cease-fire Aug.20   Poland US and Poland seal missile deal Aug.21   Pakistan Bombers hit arms factory   At least 63 people have been killed in twin suicide bombings outside a munitions factory in the town of Wah, 30km north of Islamabad Aug.22   Georgia Russians 'putting on peacekeeper hats' Aug.22  Georgia  Russia: We've completed pullback Aug.22  Paris  Russia accused of abusing truce Aug.23   Georgia Russia to keep forces at key port Aug.23   Somalia City clears bodies after deadly clashes Aug.24   Jerusalem 200 Palestinian prisoners to be freed Aug.25  West Bank  Israel frees Palestinian prisoners Aug.27   Georgia U.S. ship arrives in Georgia   A Coast Guard ship carrying humanitarian aid docked in the port, as Georgia's Western allies renewed their criticism of Russia Aug.28   Sochi Putin: U.S. orchestrated Georgian war



World, August 2008 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2008 Aug.1   Washington   US anthrax 'suspect' found dead
Map of Frederick Maryland USA
  Bruce Ivins, 62, a top scientist suspected of anthrax attacks in 2001, has apparently killed himself just as he was about to be charged
Aug.1  Oceania  U.S. sub leaked radioactive water Aug.3   Pakistan Climber: 11 killed in avalanche on K2 Aug.3   India 145 dead in India temple stampede Aug.5  Sichuan  Deadly earthquake hits China Aug.5  Global  Nearly 1/2 world's primates face extinction Aug.10  Toronto  Massive explosions at propane facility Aug.16  Cuba  Tropical Storm Fay approaches Cuba Aug.20   Madrid 153 dead in Madrid plane crash Map of Madrid
  19 people survived when the passenger plane swerved off the runway at Barajas airport but some are in critical condition
 Later wing flaps blamed in crash. The left engine caught fire as the Spanair flight JK 5022 sflight took off for the Canary Islands with 172 people on board. Investigators had ruled out foul play and considered the crash an accident
Aug.20  India  Monsoons kill dozens in northern India Aug.20  Madrid  Passengers saw flames before jet crashed Aug.21   Madrid Spain mourns air disaster victims Aug.21  Hong Kong  Hong Kong braces for possible typhoon hit Aug.21  Madrid  DNA tests for Madrid air victims Aug.22  Madrid  Plane burst into flames after runway skid Aug.24   Kyrgyzstan Plane crash kills 70 people   An Iran-bound Boeing 737 with 90 people on board crashed just outside the airport in Kyrgyzstan's capital, killing dozens of passengers Aug.25  Indonesia  Quake shakes Indonesia, tsunami alert Aug.27   Bihar Flooding kills dozens, ruins 225,000 homes Map of Bihar India
  Massive flooding has killed at least 55 people since the Kosi River burst through an embankment more than a week ago
Aug.29  Spain  Spanair considered pulling crash jet Aug.29  Puerto Rico  Jets avoid collision by a minute Aug.29  Bihar  Bihar displaced die as boat sinks Aug.29  Caribbean  Powerful Gustav heads to Caymans Aug.30   Cuba Cuba, Gulf Coast braced for Gustav Aug.30   Cuba Hurricane Gustav reaches Category 4 Aug.30   New Orleans New Orleaners told to flee Gustav Aug.30  Sichuan  22 dead from Saturday quake Aug.31  New Orleans  City declares storm curfew Aug.31  China  15 dead in fireworks blast Aug.31   Bihar Floods cut off thousands   0.5 million people in the state of Bihar remain stranded in villages which have been devastated by massive flooding Aug.31   New Orleans Hundreds of thousands flee coast  About 1.9 million of Louisiana's 2 million coastal residents had fled ahead of Hurricane Gustav in the largest evacuation in state history



World, August 2008 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2008 Aug.4  USA  Obama urges opening oil reserves Aug.5   U.S. Congress Iraq's projected $80b surplus stirs anger
  U.S. auditors: Iraq is raking in more money from oil exports than it is spending, amassing a projected 4-year budget surplus of up to $80 billion
Aug.24   Beijing Spectacular finale climaxes Games
  Grand fireworks and spectacular choreography brought to a close the Games as one of the most remarkable Olympics in recent history.    Spectacular fireworks kicked off the proceedings, while a drumming and dancing display recalled the opening ceremony inside Beijing's Bird's Nest...
Aug.28  Washington  US GDP rebounds with 3.3% growth Aug.30  Baghdad  Iraq signs $3B oil deal with China



World, August 2008 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2008 Aug.1   Beijing President pleas for politics-free Games
Aug.1  Beijing  IOC meets amid concerns Aug.2  Beijing  IOC denies deal on internet curbs Aug.3   Pakistan Climber: 11 killed in avalanche on K2 Aug.4  Beijing  Olympics will be safe, says China Aug.5   Beijing Olympic relay in climax Aug.6   Beijing 100,000 police on guard for Olympics Aug.7  Beijing  World leaders gather for Olympics Aug.8   Beijing China kicks off Olympics Ceremony
  China opened the 29th Olympic Games with stunning fireworks as the Asian nation kicked off the biggest and most scrutinized Games in history
Aug.11  Beijing  Fingertip finish keeps Phelps' hopes alive Aug.11   Beijing Phelps wins 3rd gold in 200 free
Aug.11  Beijing  China cruises to gymnastics gold Aug.12   Beijing   Phelps becomes greatest Olympian  US swimmer Michael Phelps is winning his 10th gold medal with victory in the 200m butterfly. He claimed his fourth gold medal of the Beijing... Aug.14   Beijing Liukin wins all-around gold in gymnastics Aug.15  Beijing  Photo finish lifts Phelps to record 7th gold Aug.16   Beijing Bolt surges to gold in new record  Usain Bolt glided to 9.69, a new world record, as he produced a stunning run in the Olympic 100m final. He was well clear at 60m Aug.16   Beijing   Phelps wins historic eighth gold
  23-year-old Michael Phelps won his 8th Olympic gold medal of the Beijing Games to beat Spitz's 1972 record of 7, with victory in the 4x100m medley
 He teamed up with Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hansen and Jason Lezak to claim the historic gold in a new world record time. Phelps swam 17 times over 9 days and set world records in 7 finals, had already won the 400m medley, 200m freestyle, 200m butterfly, 4x100m free relay, 4x200m free relay, 200m medley and the 100m butterfly
Aug.17  Beijing  Nadal, Dementieva claim tennis golds Aug.20  Beijing  Bolt claims 200m gold with record Aug.21  Beijing  Olympic probe over gymnasts' ages Aug.22   Beijing Bolt grabs third gold and record
  Usain Bolt made a 3rd world record after Jamaica claimed men's 4x100m relay gold by a huge margin to set a new benchmark of 37.10
Aug.22   Beijing Argentina - second straight soccer gold  Angel di Maria has fired Argentina to its second Olympic title in a row in a 1-0 victory over Nigeria Aug.23   Beijing Bekele storms to Olympic double Aug.23  Beijing  Kenyan wins Olympic men's marathon Aug.24   Beijing Spectacular finale climaxes Games
  Grand fireworks and spectacular choreography brought to a close the Games as one of the most remarkable Olympics in recent history.    Spectacular fireworks kicked off the proceedings, while a drumming and dancing display recalled the opening ceremony inside Beijing's Bird's Nest...
Aug.24   Beijing U.S. beat Spain to win basketball gold Aug.29  Monaco  Zenit see off United to claim Super Cup



World, August 2008 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Aug.1   Washington   US anthrax 'suspect' found dead
Map of Frederick Maryland USA
  Bruce Ivins, 62, a top scientist suspected of anthrax attacks in 2001, has apparently killed himself just as he was about to be charged
Aug.1  UN Tribunal  Karadzic denounces 'witch-hunt' Aug.2   Istanbul 13 arrested in bombings Aug.4   South Africa Defiant Zuma fights corruption charges Aug.5   USA US cracks 'biggest ID fraud case' Aug.5   Texas Mexican executed after appeal denied Aug.6   Guantanamo   Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty
  A US military jury has convicted Salim Hamdan of supporting terrorism. The verdict is the first to be delivered in a full war crimes trial
Aug.7  Guantanamo  Bin Laden driver given 66 months Aug.11  Mexico  Mexico launches anti-kidnap squad Aug.13   Eastern Afghanistan   4 aid workers killed   The Taliban gunmen opened fire on an aid group's vehicle in eastern Afghanistan, killing four International Rescue Committee workers Aug.13  Northern Lebanon  Tripoli rocked by bus bomb Aug.17  Baghdad  Suicide blast hits Awakening Council Aug.19  Algeria  43 dead in suicide bombing Aug.21   Pakistan Bombers hit arms factory   At least 63 people have been killed in twin suicide bombings outside a munitions factory in the town of Wah, 30km north of Islamabad Aug.26   Libya Sudanese plane hijacked in Darfur   A plane that was hijacked shortly after taking off from Nyala in the Darfur region, presumably by rebels, has landed Aug.29   UN Tribunal Karadzic refuses to enter plea
Aug.30   Mexico Masses march against violence in Mexico Aug.31   North Caucasus Kremlin critic shot in Ingushetia



World, August 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Aug.1   Beijing President pleas for politics-free Games
Aug.1  Amazon  Brazil launches rainforest fund Aug.2  Beijing  IOC denies deal on internet curbs Aug.2  North Korea  N Korea steps up row with South Aug.3   Moscow Russian novelist Solzhenitsyn dead Aug.4  South Africa  Supporters rally for ANC leader Aug.4  USA  Obama urges opening oil reserves Aug.5  Western China  China on alert after deadly border attack Aug.5   U.S. Congress Iraq's projected $80b surplus stirs anger
  U.S. auditors: Iraq is raking in more money from oil exports than it is spending, amassing a projected 4-year budget surplus of up to $80 billion
Aug.5   Texas Mexican executed after appeal denied Aug.5  South Korea  Bush praises South Korea, rebukes North Aug.6  Washington  U.S. warns of 'punitive' action on Iran Aug.6   Beijing 100,000 police on guard for Olympics Aug.6   Thailand Bush chides China over human rights Aug.7   Pakistan Musharraf faces impeachment fight Aug.7  Beijing  World leaders gather for Olympics Aug.10   Bolivia Morales won a decisive mandate Aug.12   Georgia   Georgia agrees to cease-fire proposal   French President Sarkozy: The presidents of Georgia and Russia have agreed to a 6-point plan to calm the conflict over separatist territorie... Aug.13   Eastern Afghanistan   4 aid workers killed   The Taliban gunmen opened fire on an aid group's vehicle in eastern Afghanistan, killing four International Rescue Committee workers Aug.13   Pakistan Musharraf calls for reconciliation Aug.13  Washington  US forces to deliver Georgia aid Aug.13  Washington  Rice says Russia faces isolation Aug.14  South Ossetia  Russia hints at long stay in South Ossetia Aug.14   Poland Poland, U.S. to sign missile shield deal
  A preliminary deal to place part of a U.S. ballistic missile defense system in Poland has drawn sharp objections from Russia.    The US will install 10 interceptor missiles at a base on the Ba...
Aug.15   Washington   Bush warns Russia over Georgia 'bullying'   U.S. President Bush chided Russia for Cold War-style behavior in its territorial conflict with Georgia, accusing it of 'bullying and intimid... Aug.15   Nepal Maoist leader becomes PM Aug.15  Georgia  Rice demands Russian troop pull-out Aug.15   Johannesburg Summit to target Zimbabwe crisis Aug.15  Moscow  Russia 'will abide by ceasefire' Aug.16   Moscow Russia signs cease-fire, tensions remain Aug.16  Johannesburg  Protesters greet Mugabe at summit Aug.17   Johannesburg Summit ends in Zimbabwe stalemate   Zimbabwe's ruling party and opposition have been unable to reach a power-sharing agreement at a summit of Southern African leaders Aug.17  Moscow  Lawmaker hints at long stay in Georgia Aug.17  France  Russia pressed to honour pull-out Aug.18   Pakistan   Musharraf resigns
  Pakistani President announced his resignation Monday after weeks of pressure to relinquish power
 Pervez Musharraf told the nation in a TV address that he would step down. Sumroo, speaker of the Senate and a political ally of Musharraf, will lead the country until a new election is held by parliament. It is unclear whether Musharraf, who took power in a coup in 1999, will face prosecution now that he is out of power
Aug.18  Pakistan  Musharraf foes set to hold talks Aug.19  NATO  NATO: Russia not honoring cease-fire Aug.19  Moscow  Russia hits back at NATO warning Aug.19  UN Security Council  Russia rejects UN Georgia draft Aug.19  Kabul  Sarkozy arrives in Kabul Aug.20   Beijing Former Chinese leader Hua Guofeng dies Aug.20   Poland US and Poland seal missile deal Aug.21   Madrid Spain mourns air disaster victims Aug.21  UN Security Council  UN split on Ossetia resolutions Aug.22   Chicago   Senator Joe Biden is Obama's choice
  US Democratic presidential hopeful is set to reveal his vice-presidential running mate ahead of a rally.    Biden, 65, is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a respected voice on international affairs. He emerged as a stron...
Aug.23   Pakistan Bhutto's widower to run for presidency Aug.24   Kashmir India arrests separatist leaders Aug.24  Beijing  China deports US Tibet protesters Aug.25   Pakistan Coalition in major split Aug.25   Moscow Russian MPs back Georgia's rebels Aug.25  West Bank  Israel frees Palestinian prisoners Aug.25   Colorado   Democrats gather to endorse Obama   US Democrats have gathered, to nominate Barack Obama as the first African-American candidate for a presidential election Aug.25  Colorado  Democrats praise 'new hope' Obama Aug.26   Moscow Russia recognizes Georgian rebel regions
  Russian President Medvedev signed an order recognizing the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, two breakaway regions
 Medvedev: 'This is not an easy choice to make, but it represents the only possibility to save human lives'. West condemns Russia over Georgia. President Saakashvili said it was 'clear around the world that Russia is acting as an aggressor state'
Aug.26   Zimbabwe Mugabe heckled at parliament opening Aug.26   Washington West condemns Russia over Georgia Aug.26  Colorado  Clinton urges party to back Obama Aug.27   Georgia U.S. ship arrives in Georgia   A Coast Guard ship carrying humanitarian aid docked in the port, as Georgia's Western allies renewed their criticism of Russia Aug.27  Colorado  Bill Clinton vows to back Obama Aug.27  Georgia  U.S. aid arrives in tense Georgia Aug.28   Sochi Putin: U.S. orchestrated Georgian war Aug.28   Colorado   Obama launches historic campaign Map of Denver Colorado
  Barack Obama has accepted the Democratic Party's nomination to run for president of the US in front of a crowd of some 75,000 people.    Obama is the first African-American to be nominated by a major US party. In an address at the party's nat...
Aug.29   Ohio   McCain picks woman running mate
  Republican presidential hopeful has picked Sarah Palin, the female governor of Alaska, as his surprise running mate
 Palin, 44, is younger than Barack Obama and is credited with reforms during her first term. She may have been chosen by McCain to win over Democratic women voters, disappointed by the defeat of Hillary Clinton
Aug.30   Thailand Thai PM Samak refuses to resign
Aug.30  Baghdad  Iraq signs $3B oil deal with China Aug.30   Mexico Masses march against violence in Mexico Aug.31  Mumbai  Dalai Lama due to leave hospital Aug.31  Thailand  Parliament discusses political crisis Aug.31  New Orleans  City declares storm curfew Aug.31   North Caucasus Kremlin critic shot in Ingushetia Aug.31  Minnesota  Hurricane hits Republican plans