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1. 08-02 Obama signs bill to end default threat Washington
C. 08-03 Bomb squad helps teenager Sydney
08-06 U.S. government credit downgraded Washington
E. 08-06 Taliban 'kill 30 elite US forces' Wardak, Afghanistan
F. 08-08 Global stock declined after US downgrade New York
G. 08-08 Further riots spreads across England London
7. 08-13 Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll Ames, Iowa
8. 08-14 21 dead after naval forces shell city Latakia, Northern Syria
9. 08-16 India activist on fast in prison Delhi, New Delhi

Summary.     Click for More >   Taliban 'kill 30 elite US forces'   A US Chinook helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan has killed 31 US special forces and seven Afghan commandos in Wardak province Global stock declined after US downgrade Further riots spreads across England
Obama signs bill to end default threat Bomb squad helps teenager  Bomb-squad officers have freed an 18-year-old girl who was inside a house in Sydney with a bomb that was reportedly strapped to her body U.S. government credit downgraded
Aug.1  House of Representatives  US House passes debt-limit bill
Aug.2   Washington
Aug.3   Sydney
 Cairo  Mubarak pleads not guilty
 Syria  Tanks 'advancing' on Syrian city
 Somalia  Somalia's famine reaches into Mogadishu
Aug.4  Syria  Deaths pile up in Hama siege
Aug.5  Norway  Polar bear kills 1 Briton, injures 4
 Haiti  Rains, flooding threaten Haiti
Aug.6   Washington
  Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgraded its credit rating of the U.S. federal government from AAA to AA+.    This was the first time the government was given a rating below AAA. Glo...
  Afghanistan
 Somalia  Al-Shabab rebels leave Mogadishu
Aug.7  Northern Syria  Syrian tanks, bulldozers roll into Deir Ezzor
Aug.8   New York
 Saudi Arabia  Saudi king: Syrian crackdown unjustified
 South Korea  Asia hammered by stocks sell-off in the US
  London
  Rioting has spread across London on a third night of violence, with unrest flaring up in other English cities
Aug.9  Syria  Turkish envoy meets with al-Assad  London  After 4 nights of violence, tentative calm Aug.10  London  Cameron: 'Fightback is under way' Aug.11  London  PM: Police waited too long to act  Iowa  Republicans trade barbs at Iowa debate  New York  Dow rises 400 points on volatile day Aug.12  London  More than 1,900 arrested in Britain  Northern Syria  Syrian tanks move into another town Aug.13  London  Ex-NYC top cop to advise UK on gangs  South Carolina  Perry announces presidential aims   Iowa Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll  Myanmar  Aung San Suu Kyi leaves capital Aug.14   Northern Syria 21 dead after naval forces shell city  Norway  Breivik returns to crime island  Libya  Libya rebels fight for key towns Aug.15  Iraq  Dozens killed in attacks across Iraq  Cairo  Judge ends Mubarak trial broadcast  Northern Syria  Palestinians 'flee Syrian camp'  Kentucky  Man in US held over 'collar-bomb' Aug.16  London  Hacking 'discussed' at News of the World   New Delhi India activist on fast in prison   Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare has spent a night in Tihar jail in the capital, Delhi, despite the government decision to free him  Paris  Leaders demand 'euro governance' Aug.17  New Delhi  Indian PM blasts hunger striker Aug.18   Southern Israel 7 Israelis dead in string of attacks   In southern Israel attackers fired shots at a civilian bus, assaulted Israeli soldiers, and fired mortars and an anti-tank missile  Washington  Obama says al-Assad must go  Kabul  Double explosions near British compound Aug.19  Tribal Areas  Dozens killed in attack at mosque  Norway  Norwegian bereaved visit island  Egypt  Egypt withdraws envoy in Israel Aug.20   Iran U.S. hikers get eight years in prison  Libya  Rebels take Libyan coastal cities  Libya  Heavy gunfire erupts in Tripoli Aug.21  Libya  Libya rebels push towards Tripoli  Libya  Rebels: Gadhafi sons arrested in Tripoli   Libya Rebels move into central Tripoli Map of Tripoli Libya
  A convoy of rebels has rolled into central Tripoli past celebrating crowds after a day of heavy fighting in and around the capital.    Crowds cheered them, waving flags and firing salutes. Col Gaddafi i...
Aug.22  Libya  Libya rebels tighten Tripoli grip  Libya  Gaddafi forces resist rebel push  Libya  Saif al-Islam Gadhafi spotted in Tripoli Aug.23  Libya  Rebels launch siege on Gadhafi compound   New York Strauss-Kahn sex case dismissed  Libya  Rebels seized Gaddafi compound  Virginia  Earthquake strikes US east coast Aug.24  Siberia  Kim Jong-il in rare Russia talks  Libya  Rebels pushing to secure Tripoli  San Francisco Bay Area  Steve Jobs quits as Apple chief  Libya  Rebels appeal for Gaddafi capture  Bahamas  Irene batters Bahamas Aug.25  Libya  Rebels target Gaddafi's hometown  North Mexico  Deadly attack on Monterrey casino  Japan  Japan's Prime Minister Kan quits Aug.26   Nigeria Blast rocks UN building in Nigerian capital  Libya  UK jets target Gaddafi bastion Aug.27  North Carolina  Hurricane Irene lashes US coast  New York  Hurricane Irene lashes New York Aug.28   New York Huge storm tears across New York   Seawater surged into flood-prone areas as Tropical Storm Irene hit the city, downgraded from a hurricane but still bringing fierce winds and...  Libya  Lockerbie bomber near death, family says  Japan  Yoshihiko Noda wins leadership race Aug.29  Libya  Rebels give Gadhafi loyalists ultimatum  Algeria  Gaddafi family 'flee to Algeria'  New England  Death toll from Irene keeps rising Aug.30  Libya  Gaddafi's forces given ultimatum Aug.31  Washington  Obama declares floods disaster in NC & NY


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Arab Countries
Mubarak pleads not guilty
Deaths pile up in Hama siege
Syrian tanks, bulldozers roll into Deir Ezzor
Saudi king: Syrian crackdown unjustified
Turkish envoy meets with al-Assad
21 dead after naval forces shell city
Palestinians 'flee Syrian camp'
Egypt withdraws envoy in Israel
Rebels give Gadhafi loyalists ultimatum
Gaddafi family 'flee to Algeria'
Mubarak pleads not guilty
Dozens killed in attacks across Iraq
Judge ends Mubarak trial broadcast
Rebels: Gadhafi sons arrested in Tripoli
Lockerbie bomber near death, family says
Al-Shabab rebels leave Mogadishu
Syrian tanks, bulldozers roll into Deir Ezzor
Syrian tanks move into another town
21 dead after naval forces shell city
Libya rebels fight for key towns
Palestinians 'flee Syrian camp'
Egypt withdraws envoy in Israel
Rebels take Libyan coastal cities
Heavy gunfire erupts in Tripoli
Rebels move into central Tripoli
Libya rebels push towards Tripoli
Libya rebels tighten Tripoli grip
Gaddafi forces resist rebel push
Rebels seized Gaddafi compound
Somalia's famine reaches into Mogadishu
Al-Shabab rebels leave Mogadishu
Libya rebels fight for key towns
Rebels take Libyan coastal cities
Heavy gunfire erupts in Tripoli
Rebels move into central Tripoli
Libya rebels push towards Tripoli
Libya rebels tighten Tripoli grip
Gaddafi forces resist rebel push
Rebels seized Gaddafi compound
Rebels launch siege on Gadhafi compound
North Africa
Mubarak pleads not guilty
Egypt withdraws envoy in Israel
Saif al-Islam Gadhafi spotted in Tripoli
Rebels appeal for Gaddafi capture
Rebels give Gadhafi loyalists ultimatum
Gaddafi family 'flee to Algeria'
Mubarak pleads not guilty
Judge ends Mubarak trial broadcast
Rebels: Gadhafi sons arrested in Tripoli
Lockerbie bomber near death, family says
Libya rebels fight for key towns
Egypt withdraws envoy in Israel
Rebels take Libyan coastal cities
Heavy gunfire erupts in Tripoli
Rebels move into central Tripoli
Libya rebels push towards Tripoli
Libya rebels tighten Tripoli grip
Gaddafi forces resist rebel push
Rebels seized Gaddafi compound
Rebels launch siege on Gadhafi compound
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Libya rebels fight for key towns
Rebels take Libyan coastal cities
Heavy gunfire erupts in Tripoli
Rebels move into central Tripoli
Libya rebels push towards Tripoli
Libya rebels tighten Tripoli grip
Gaddafi forces resist rebel push
Rebels seized Gaddafi compound
USA
US House passes debt-limit bill
Obama signs bill to end default threat
U.S. government credit downgraded
Republicans trade barbs at Iowa debate
Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll
Perry announces presidential aims
Obama says al-Assad must go
Man in US held over 'collar-bomb'
Strauss-Kahn sex case dismissed
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Earthquake strikes US east coast
Hurricane Irene lashes US coast
Hurricane Irene lashes New York
Huge storm tears across New York
Death toll from Irene keeps rising
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Libya
Saif al-Islam Gadhafi spotted in Tripoli
Rebels appeal for Gaddafi capture
Rebels give Gadhafi loyalists ultimatum
Rebels: Gadhafi sons arrested in Tripoli
Lockerbie bomber near death, family says
Libya rebels fight for key towns
Rebels take Libyan coastal cities
Heavy gunfire erupts in Tripoli
Rebels move into central Tripoli
Libya rebels push towards Tripoli
Libya rebels tighten Tripoli grip
Gaddafi forces resist rebel push
Rebels seized Gaddafi compound
Rebels launch siege on Gadhafi compound
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Libya rebels fight for key towns
Rebels take Libyan coastal cities
Heavy gunfire erupts in Tripoli
Rebels move into central Tripoli
Libya rebels push towards Tripoli
Libya rebels tighten Tripoli grip
Gaddafi forces resist rebel push
Rebels seized Gaddafi compound
Tripoli
Saif al-Islam Gadhafi spotted in Tripoli
Rebels: Gadhafi sons arrested in Tripoli
Lockerbie bomber near death, family says
Heavy gunfire erupts in Tripoli
Rebels move into central Tripoli
Libya rebels tighten Tripoli grip
Gaddafi forces resist rebel push
Rebels seized Gaddafi compound
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Heavy gunfire erupts in Tripoli
Rebels move into central Tripoli
Libya rebels tighten Tripoli grip
Gaddafi forces resist rebel push
Rebels seized Gaddafi compound
Syria
Deaths pile up in Hama siege
Syrian tanks, bulldozers roll into Deir Ezzor
21 dead after naval forces shell city
Palestinians 'flee Syrian camp'
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Syrian tanks, bulldozers roll into Deir Ezzor
Syrian tanks move into another town
21 dead after naval forces shell city
Palestinians 'flee Syrian camp'
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United Kingdom
Cameron: 'Fightback is under way'
PM: Police waited too long to act
Ex-NYC top cop to advise UK on gangs
Further riots spreads across England
After 4 nights of violence, tentative calm
Cameron: 'Fightback is under way'
More than 1,900 arrested in Britain
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Washington
US House passes debt-limit bill
Obama signs bill to end default threat
U.S. government credit downgraded
Obama says al-Assad must go
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Obama declares floods disaster in NC & NY
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Strauss-Kahn sex case dismissed
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Hurricane Irene lashes New York
Huge storm tears across New York
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Aug.1  Syria  Syrian tanks renew attack on Hama
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Aug.2  UN  World ire mounts toward Syria
 U.S. Senate  US debt-limit bill heads to Senate
  Washington  
  President Barack Obama has signed legislation to increase the US debt ceiling and avert a financial default after Congress voted
 Syria  Video shows bodies tossed like trash

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Aug.3   Sydney   Bomb squad helps teenager
  Bomb-squad officers have freed an 18-year-old girl who was inside a house in Sydney with a bomb that was reportedly strapped to her body
  Cairo     Mubarak pleads not guilty   An ailing Hosni Mubarak was wheeled into a courtroom cage in a hospital bed to face trial for allegedly ordering the killing of protesters   Syria Tanks 'advancing' on Syrian city
  Somalia     Somalia's famine reaches into Mogadishu   Three more regions of Somalia have now been struck by famine, including the capital, Mogadishu, the United Nations announced  UN Security Council  UN condemns Syria army crackdown  Japan  Japan intervenes in market to weaken yen  Sydney  No suspect in bomb 'hoax device' case

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Aug.4  Paris  IMF head faces tycoon deal probe  European Union  Barroso: Euro crisis is spreading  Syria  Al-Assad calls for multi-party system  Haiti  Emily unleashed heavy rains across Haiti   Syria Deaths pile up in Hama siege
 Japan  Asian stocks slump on US sell-off

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Aug.5   Norway   Polar bear kills 1 Briton, injures 4   A 17-year-old British boy is dead and four others are severely injured after a bear attacked their tents as they took part in a school trip   Haiti Rains, flooding threaten Haiti
 Washington  US unemployment rate down in July

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Aug.6   Washington   U.S. government credit downgraded
  Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgraded its credit rating of the U.S. federal government from AAA to AA+
 This was the first time the government was given a rating below AAA. Global stock markets declined on August 8, 2011, following the announcement
  Afghanistan     Taliban 'kill 30 elite US forces' Map of Wardak Afghanistan
  A US Chinook helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan has killed 31 US special forces and seven Afghan commandos in Wardak province
 The copter was returning from an operation against the Taliban in which eight insurgents are believed to have been killed
  Somalia Al-Shabab rebels leave Mogadishu  Syria  Syrian protesters: 'God is with us'  Tel Aviv  Israelis stage massive protests

August 7 ... more > Top ^

Aug.7   Northern Syria     Syrian tanks, bulldozers roll into Deir Ezzor   Syrian troops rolled into the northeastern city of Deir Ezzor with tanks and bulldozers and stormed the western town of Hula

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Aug.8   New York   Global stock declined after US downgrade
  All three major U.S. stock indexes declined between 5-7% in one day
  Saudi Arabia Saudi king: Syrian crackdown unjustified
 New York  Hotel housekeeper suing Strauss-Kahn  London  Violence hits new parts of London   South Korea Asia hammered by stocks sell-off in the US   London   Further riots spreads across England
  Rioting has spread across London on a third night of violence, with unrest flaring up in other English cities


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Aug.9   Syria Turkish envoy meets with al-Assad  Somalia  Amnesty offered to Somalia insurgents  London  British parliament recalled over riots  London  'No evidence' man fired on police  London  UK police swell ranks to stem riots   London After 4 nights of violence, tentative calm

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Aug.10   London     Cameron: 'Fightback is under way'   In Britain a massive police presence backed by strong words from the prime minister  Washington  US hits Syria with new sanctions  Japan  Asia stocks dip as crisis fears spread

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Aug.11   London PM: Police waited too long to act
 Northern Syria  Toll escalates as forces seize Saraqib   Iowa   Republicans trade barbs at Iowa debate   Eight Republican presidential candidates are offering a mix of tax cut proposals and attacks on President Barack Obama at a debate in Iowa   New York Dow rises 400 points on volatile day

August 12 ... more > Top ^

Aug.12   London   More than 1,900 arrested in Britain  Britain's accused rioters are facing the courts in growing numbers, as the streets remain quiet and the police continue their efforts   Northern Syria     Syrian tanks move into another town   Syrian forces moved into the town of Khan Sheikhoun on Friday, extending their crackdown in a province  Washington  US urges nations to cut Syria ties

August 13 ... more > Top ^

Aug.13   London Ex-NYC top cop to advise UK on gangs
 Iowa  Republican candidates face key Iowa poll  Lahore  American kidnapped in Pakistan   South Carolina Perry announces presidential aims   Iowa   Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll Map of Ames Iowa
  US Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, an Iowa-born social conservative, has won a key pre-election campaign poll in the state
  Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi leaves capital

August 14 ... more > Top ^

Aug.14   Northern Syria     21 dead after naval forces shell city
Map of Latakia Syria
  Tens of people were injured when naval forces shelled Latakia and security forces opened fire in residential neighborhoods
  Norway Breivik returns to crime island  England  2 face murder charges in British riots   Libya Libya rebels fight for key towns  Sydney  World Bank warns of 'new danger zone'  Argentina  Fernandez on track to win primary  US Georgia  Bradley wins PGA Championship

August 15 ... more > Top ^

Aug.15   Iraq Dozens killed in attacks across Iraq
  Cairo Judge ends Mubarak trial broadcast   Northern Syria     Palestinians 'flee Syrian camp'   Thousands of Palestinian refugees have been forced to flee a camp in the port of Latakia amid shelling by government troops  Gaza  Airstrikes wound three in Gaza   Kentucky Man in US held over 'collar-bomb'  Australia  Qantas expands fleet to reverse losses

August 16 ... more > Top ^

Aug.16   London Hacking 'discussed' at News of the World
 Paris  Merkel, Sarkozy huddle as euro struggles  Washington  Tobacco firms sue over new labels   New Delhi   India activist on fast in prison Map of Delhi India
  Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare has spent a night in Tihar jail in the capital, Delhi, despite the government decision to free him
  Paris     Leaders demand 'euro governance'  The French and German leaders have called for 'true economic governance' for the eurozone in response to the euro debt crisis

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Aug.17   New Delhi Indian PM blasts hunger striker
 Libya  Battle for key Libya oil refinery  Syria  Syria violence prompts U.N. withdrawals  New Delhi  India activist makes release deal

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Aug.18   Southern Israel   7 Israelis dead in string of attacks
Map of Eilat Israel
  In southern Israel attackers fired shots at a civilian bus, assaulted Israeli soldiers, and fired mortars and an anti-tank missile
  Washington     Obama says al-Assad must go   Top U.S. and European leaders called on Syrian President to step down -- ratcheting up international pressure against a regime   Kabul   Double explosions near British compound   Two explosions have hit the Afghan capital, Kabul, near a compound run by the British government; sporadic gunfire was also heard  UN  UN to send Syria assessment team  South Korea  Asia stocks drop on economy worry

August 19 ... more > Top ^

Aug.19   Tribal Areas Dozens killed in attack at mosque
 European Union  Markets recover from worst losses   Norway     Norwegian bereaved visit island   Family members and friends of Norwegians killed by a gunman last month have been visiting Utoeya island, the scene of the massacre  Libya  Libya rebels fight for key cities   Egypt Egypt withdraws envoy in Israel  Russian Far East  Kim Jong-il begins Russian trip  Spain  Spanish footballers strike over wages

August 20 ... more > Top ^

Aug.20   Iran     U.S. hikers get eight years in prison
  The two U.S. hikers detained for two grueling years in Iran on spying charges have been sentenced to eight years in prison.    Josh Fattal a...
  Libya   Rebels take Libyan coastal cities   Libyan rebels fighting to overthrow Col Muammar Gaddafi have taken control of Zlitan and Zawiya  Jerusalem  Israel 'regrets' deaths in Egypt   Libya   Heavy gunfire erupts in Tripoli   Explosions and sustained gunfire have been heard in parts of Tripoli, as rebels close in on the capital. Residents spoke of clashes in the ...

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Aug.21   Libya   Libya rebels push towards Tripoli   Rebels fighting their way towards the Libyan capital have captured an important military base just 22km (16 miles) west of Tripoli  Iran  Hikers' lawyer hopes for leniency   Libya Rebels: Gadhafi sons arrested in Tripoli
  Libya   Rebels move into central Tripoli Map of Tripoli Libya
  A convoy of rebels has rolled into central Tripoli past celebrating crowds after a day of heavy fighting in and around the capital
 Crowds cheered them, waving flags and firing salutes. Col Gaddafi is believed to still have thousands of armed followers in the capital


August 22 ... more > Top ^

Aug.22   Libya Libya rebels tighten Tripoli grip
 Puerto Rico  Hurricane hits Puerto Rico   Libya Gaddafi forces resist rebel push   Libya Saif al-Islam Gadhafi spotted in Tripoli

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Aug.23   Libya Rebels launch siege on Gadhafi compound
 Lesser Antilles  Fire destroys private home of Branson   New York     Strauss-Kahn sex case dismissed
  A New York judge has dismissed the sexual assault case against former IMF director Dominique Strauss-Kahn
  Libya     Rebels seized Gaddafi compound   Col Muammar Gaddafi has vowed death or victory in the fight against 'aggression', reports say, after Libyan rebels seized his Tripoli compou...   Virginia Earthquake strikes US east coast
 Libya  Defiant Gaddafi 'vows to fight'

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Aug.24   Siberia     Kim Jong-il in rare Russia talks   North Korea is ready to return to nuclear talks without preconditions after a meeting between Medvedev and Kim Jong Il   Libya Rebels pushing to secure Tripoli
 Bahamas  U.S. braces for 'huge' Hurricane Irene   San Francisco Bay Area     Steve Jobs quits as Apple chief   Apple founder Steve Jobs has resigned as chief executive of the technology giant and will be replaced by its chief operating officer Tim Coo...   Libya Rebels appeal for Gaddafi capture  Siberia  Cargo rocket crashes in Siberia   Bahamas Irene batters Bahamas  Libya  Libya's hospitals flooded with victims

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Aug.25   Libya Rebels target Gaddafi's hometown
  North Mexico   Deadly attack on Monterrey casino   More than 50 people have been killed and more injured in an attack on a casino in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey  UN  UN calls for restraint in Libya   Japan Japan's Prime Minister Kan quits

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Aug.26   Nigeria     Blast rocks UN building in Nigerian capital
Map of Abuja Nigeria
  At least 18 people were killed. 8 people had been injured. Extra security had been ordered in the area around the capital
  Libya UK jets target Gaddafi bastion  UN  UN urges return to order in Libya  Monaco  Barca claim Super Cup win

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Aug.27   North Carolina   Hurricane Irene lashes US coast   Hurricane Irene has made landfall on the US east coast, bringing winds of more than 85 mph, as it hit North Carolina  Pakistan  Al Qaeda's No. 2 has been killed   New York Hurricane Irene lashes New York


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Aug.28   New York   Huge storm tears across New York
  Seawater surged into flood-prone areas as Tropical Storm Irene hit the city, downgraded from a hurricane but still bringing fierce winds and rain
 370,000 people were ordered to evacuate and streets are quiet
 Libya  Libya rebels open vital supply route  South Korea  Bolt is disqualified in final   Libya Lockerbie bomber near death, family says
 Nigeria  Nigeria floods kill 20 in Ibadan  Washington  Irene still a threat, Obama warns   Japan   Yoshihiko Noda wins leadership race  Governing Democratic Party (DPJ) has chosen Finance Minister as its leader, lining him up to become the country's sixth prime minister in five...

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Aug.29   Libya   Rebels give Gadhafi loyalists ultimatum   Rebel fighters gave loyalists in Moammar Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte deadline to disarm or face 'liberation'  New York  US begins 'long' storm recovery   Algeria     Gaddafi family 'flee to Algeria'   The wife and three children of fugitive Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are in Algeria, Algerian officials say   New England   Death toll from Irene keeps rising   Tropical Storm Irene has killed 38 people, and authorities warn that flooding could continue for up to three days in northern US states  UN  U.N. warns on mutant strain of bird flu

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Aug.30   Libya Gaddafi's forces given ultimatum
 Libya  Libyan rebels: Sirte won't fall quickly  New England  Vermont and New York await Fema help  Libya  Libya rejects UN military forces

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Aug.31   Washington Obama declares floods disaster in NC & NY
 Libya  Defiant Gaddafi son vows to fight


Tanks 'advancing' on Syrian city   Taliban 'kill 30 elite US forces' Map of Wardak Afghanistan




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2011
Aug.1  Syria  Syrian tanks renew attack on Hama
Aug.3   Syria
Aug.6   Afghanistan
  A US Chinook helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan has killed 31 US special forces and seven Afghan commandos in Wardak province
 The copter was returning from an operation against the Taliban in which eight insurgents are believed to have been killed
Aug.6   Somalia Al-Shabab rebels leave Mogadishu Aug.7   Northern Syria   Syrian tanks, bulldozers roll into Deir Ezzor   Syrian troops rolled into the northeastern city of Deir Ezzor with tanks and bulldozers and stormed the western town of Hula Aug.9  Somalia  Amnesty offered to Somalia insurgents Aug.11  Northern Syria  Toll escalates as forces seize Saraqib Aug.12   Northern Syria   Syrian tanks move into another town   Syrian forces moved into the town of Khan Sheikhoun on Friday, extending their crackdown in a province Aug.14   Northern Syria   21 dead after naval forces shell city Map of Latakia Syria
  Tens of people were injured when naval forces shelled Latakia and security forces opened fire in residential neighborhoods
Aug.14   Libya Libya rebels fight for key towns Aug.15   Northern Syria   Palestinians 'flee Syrian camp'   Thousands of Palestinian refugees have been forced to flee a camp in the port of Latakia amid shelling by government troops Aug.15  Gaza  Airstrikes wound three in Gaza Aug.17  Libya  Battle for key Libya oil refinery Aug.17  Syria  Syria violence prompts U.N. withdrawals Aug.18   Southern Israel 7 Israelis dead in string of attacks
Map of Eilat Israel
  In southern Israel attackers fired shots at a civilian bus, assaulted Israeli soldiers, and fired mortars and an anti-tank missile
Aug.19  Libya  Libya rebels fight for key cities Aug.19   Egypt Egypt withdraws envoy in Israel Aug.20   Libya Rebels take Libyan coastal cities   Libyan rebels fighting to overthrow Col Muammar Gaddafi have taken control of Zlitan and Zawiya Aug.20  Jerusalem  Israel 'regrets' deaths in Egypt Aug.20   Libya Heavy gunfire erupts in Tripoli   Explosions and sustained gunfire have been heard in parts of Tripoli, as rebels close in on the capital. Residents spoke of clashes in the ... Aug.21   Libya Libya rebels push towards Tripoli   Rebels fighting their way towards the Libyan capital have captured an important military base just 22km (16 miles) west of Tripoli Aug.21   Libya Rebels move into central Tripoli Map of Tripoli Libya
  A convoy of rebels has rolled into central Tripoli past celebrating crowds after a day of heavy fighting in and around the capital
 Crowds cheered them, waving flags and firing salutes. Col Gaddafi is believed to still have thousands of armed followers in the capital
Aug.22   Libya Libya rebels tighten Tripoli grip Aug.22   Libya Gaddafi forces resist rebel push Aug.23   Libya Rebels launch siege on Gadhafi compound Aug.23   Libya   Rebels seized Gaddafi compound   Col Muammar Gaddafi has vowed death or victory in the fight against 'aggression', reports say, after Libyan rebels seized his Tripoli compou... Aug.24   Libya Rebels pushing to secure Tripoli Aug.24  Libya  Libya's hospitals flooded with victims Aug.25   Libya Rebels target Gaddafi's hometown Aug.26   Libya UK jets target Gaddafi bastion Aug.28  Libya  Libya rebels open vital supply route Aug.30   Libya Gaddafi's forces given ultimatum Aug.30  Libya  Libyan rebels: Sirte won't fall quickly Aug.30  Libya  Libya rejects UN military forces Aug.31  Libya  Defiant Gaddafi son vows to fight



World, August 2011 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2011 Aug.3   Somalia   Somalia's famine reaches into Mogadishu   Three more regions of Somalia have now been struck by famine, including the capital, Mogadishu, the United Nations announced Aug.4  Haiti  Emily unleashed heavy rains across Haiti Aug.5   Norway Polar bear kills 1 Briton, injures 4   A 17-year-old British boy is dead and four others are severely injured after a bear attacked their tents as they took part in a school trip Aug.5   Haiti Rains, flooding threaten Haiti
Aug.22  Puerto Rico  Hurricane hits Puerto Rico Aug.23  Lesser Antilles  Fire destroys private home of Branson Aug.23   Virginia Earthquake strikes US east coast Aug.24  Bahamas  U.S. braces for 'huge' Hurricane Irene Aug.24  Siberia  Cargo rocket crashes in Siberia Aug.24   Bahamas Irene batters Bahamas Aug.24  Libya  Libya's hospitals flooded with victims Aug.27   North Carolina Hurricane Irene lashes US coast   Hurricane Irene has made landfall on the US east coast, bringing winds of more than 85 mph, as it hit North Carolina Aug.27   New York Hurricane Irene lashes New York Aug.28   New York Huge storm tears across New York
  Seawater surged into flood-prone areas as Tropical Storm Irene hit the city, downgraded from a hurricane but still bringing fierce winds and rain
 370,000 people were ordered to evacuate and streets are quiet
Aug.28  Nigeria  Nigeria floods kill 20 in Ibadan Aug.28  Washington  Irene still a threat, Obama warns Aug.29  New York  US begins 'long' storm recovery Aug.29   New England Death toll from Irene keeps rising   Tropical Storm Irene has killed 38 people, and authorities warn that flooding could continue for up to three days in northern US states Aug.29  UN  U.N. warns on mutant strain of bird flu Aug.30  New England  Vermont and New York await Fema help Aug.31   Washington Obama declares floods disaster in NC & NY




World, August 2011 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2011 Aug.14  US Georgia  Bradley wins PGA Championship Aug.19  Spain  Spanish footballers strike over wages Aug.26  Monaco  Barca claim Super Cup win Aug.28  South Korea  Bolt is disqualified in final



World, August 2011 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2011 Aug.2   Washington   Obama signs bill to end default threat
  President Barack Obama has signed legislation to increase the US debt ceiling and avert a financial default after Congress voted
Aug.3  Japan  Japan intervenes in market to weaken yen Aug.4  European Union  Barroso: Euro crisis is spreading Aug.4  Japan  Asian stocks slump on US sell-off Aug.5  Washington  US unemployment rate down in July Aug.6   Washington U.S. government credit downgraded
  Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgraded its credit rating of the U.S. federal government from AAA to AA+
 This was the first time the government was given a rating below AAA. Global stock markets declined on August 8, 2011, following the announcement
Aug.8   New York Global stock declined after US downgrade
  All three major U.S. stock indexes declined between 5-7% in one day
Aug.8  New York  Hotel housekeeper suing Strauss-Kahn Aug.8   South Korea Asia hammered by stocks sell-off in the US Aug.10  Japan  Asia stocks dip as crisis fears spread Aug.11   New York Dow rises 400 points on volatile day Aug.14  Sydney  World Bank warns of 'new danger zone' Aug.15  Australia  Qantas expands fleet to reverse losses Aug.16  Paris  Merkel, Sarkozy huddle as euro struggles Aug.16  Washington  Tobacco firms sue over new labels Aug.16   Paris   Leaders demand 'euro governance'  The French and German leaders have called for 'true economic governance' for the eurozone in response to the euro debt crisis Aug.17  Libya  Battle for key Libya oil refinery Aug.18  South Korea  Asia stocks drop on economy worry Aug.19  European Union  Markets recover from worst losses Aug.19  Spain  Spanish footballers strike over wages Aug.24   San Francisco Bay Area   Steve Jobs quits as Apple chief   Apple founder Steve Jobs has resigned as chief executive of the technology giant and will be replaced by its chief operating officer Tim Coo...



World, August 2011 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2011 Aug.3   Sydney Bomb squad helps teenager
  Bomb-squad officers have freed an 18-year-old girl who was inside a house in Sydney with a bomb that was reportedly strapped to her body
Aug.3   Cairo   Mubarak pleads not guilty   An ailing Hosni Mubarak was wheeled into a courtroom cage in a hospital bed to face trial for allegedly ordering the killing of protesters Aug.3  Sydney  No suspect in bomb 'hoax device' case Aug.8  London  Violence hits new parts of London Aug.8   London Further riots spreads across England
  Rioting has spread across London on a third night of violence, with unrest flaring up in other English cities
Aug.9  London  British parliament recalled over riots Aug.9  London  'No evidence' man fired on police Aug.9  London  UK police swell ranks to stem riots Aug.9   London After 4 nights of violence, tentative calm Aug.10   London   Cameron: 'Fightback is under way'   In Britain a massive police presence backed by strong words from the prime minister Aug.12   London More than 1,900 arrested in Britain  Britain's accused rioters are facing the courts in growing numbers, as the streets remain quiet and the police continue their efforts Aug.13   London Ex-NYC top cop to advise UK on gangs Aug.13  Lahore  American kidnapped in Pakistan Aug.14   Norway Breivik returns to crime island Aug.14  England  2 face murder charges in British riots Aug.15   Iraq Dozens killed in attacks across Iraq Aug.15   Cairo Judge ends Mubarak trial broadcast Aug.15   Kentucky Man in US held over 'collar-bomb' Aug.16   New Delhi India activist on fast in prison Map of Delhi India
  Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare has spent a night in Tihar jail in the capital, Delhi, despite the government decision to free him
Aug.18   Southern Israel 7 Israelis dead in string of attacks Map of Eilat Israel
  In southern Israel attackers fired shots at a civilian bus, assaulted Israeli soldiers, and fired mortars and an anti-tank missile
Aug.18   Kabul Double explosions near British compound   Two explosions have hit the Afghan capital, Kabul, near a compound run by the British government; sporadic gunfire was also heard Aug.19   Tribal Areas Dozens killed in attack at mosque Aug.20   Iran   U.S. hikers get eight years in prison
  The two U.S. hikers detained for two grueling years in Iran on spying charges have been sentenced to eight years in prison.    Josh Fattal a...
Aug.21  Iran  Hikers' lawyer hopes for leniency Aug.21   Libya Rebels: Gadhafi sons arrested in Tripoli
Aug.23   New York   Strauss-Kahn sex case dismissed
  A New York judge has dismissed the sexual assault case against former IMF director Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Aug.25   North Mexico Deadly attack on Monterrey casino   More than 50 people have been killed and more injured in an attack on a casino in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey Aug.26   Nigeria   Blast rocks UN building in Nigerian capital
Map of Abuja Nigeria
  At least 18 people were killed. 8 people had been injured. Extra security had been ordered in the area around the capital
Aug.27  Pakistan  Al Qaeda's No. 2 has been killed Aug.28   Libya Lockerbie bomber near death, family says



World, August 2011 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2011 Aug.1  Syria  Syrian tanks renew attack on Hama Aug.1   House of Representatives US House passes debt-limit bill
Aug.2  UN  World ire mounts toward Syria Aug.2  U.S. Senate  US debt-limit bill heads to Senate Aug.2   Washington   Obama signs bill to end default threat
  President Barack Obama has signed legislation to increase the US debt ceiling and avert a financial default after Congress voted
Aug.2  Syria  Video shows bodies tossed like trash Aug.3   Cairo   Mubarak pleads not guilty   An ailing Hosni Mubarak was wheeled into a courtroom cage in a hospital bed to face trial for allegedly ordering the killing of protesters Aug.3   Syria Tanks 'advancing' on Syrian city
Aug.3  UN Security Council  UN condemns Syria army crackdown Aug.3  Japan  Japan intervenes in market to weaken yen Aug.4  Paris  IMF head faces tycoon deal probe Aug.4  Syria  Al-Assad calls for multi-party system Aug.4   Syria Deaths pile up in Hama siege Aug.6   Washington U.S. government credit downgraded
  Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgraded its credit rating of the U.S. federal government from AAA to AA+
 This was the first time the government was given a rating below AAA. Global stock markets declined on August 8, 2011, following the announcement
Aug.6  Syria  Syrian protesters: 'God is with us' Aug.6  Tel Aviv  Israelis stage massive protests Aug.7   Northern Syria   Syrian tanks, bulldozers roll into Deir Ezzor   Syrian troops rolled into the northeastern city of Deir Ezzor with tanks and bulldozers and stormed the western town of Hula Aug.8   Saudi Arabia Saudi king: Syrian crackdown unjustified Aug.9   Syria Turkish envoy meets with al-Assad Aug.9  Somalia  Amnesty offered to Somalia insurgents Aug.9  London  British parliament recalled over riots Aug.9  London  UK police swell ranks to stem riots Aug.10   London   Cameron: 'Fightback is under way'   In Britain a massive police presence backed by strong words from the prime minister Aug.10  Washington  US hits Syria with new sanctions Aug.11   London PM: Police waited too long to act Aug.11   Iowa Republicans trade barbs at Iowa debate   Eight Republican presidential candidates are offering a mix of tax cut proposals and attacks on President Barack Obama at a debate in Iowa Aug.12  Washington  US urges nations to cut Syria ties Aug.13   London Ex-NYC top cop to advise UK on gangs Aug.13  Iowa  Republican candidates face key Iowa poll Aug.13   South Carolina Perry announces presidential aims Aug.13   Iowa Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll Map of Ames Iowa
  US Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, an Iowa-born social conservative, has won a key pre-election campaign poll in the state
Aug.13   Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi leaves capital Aug.14   Northern Syria   21 dead after naval forces shell city Map of Latakia Syria
  Tens of people were injured when naval forces shelled Latakia and security forces opened fire in residential neighborhoods
Aug.14  Argentina  Fernandez on track to win primary Aug.15   Northern Syria   Palestinians 'flee Syrian camp'   Thousands of Palestinian refugees have been forced to flee a camp in the port of Latakia amid shelling by government troops Aug.16   London Hacking 'discussed' at News of the World Aug.16  Paris  Merkel, Sarkozy huddle as euro struggles Aug.16   New Delhi India activist on fast in prison Map of Delhi India
  Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare has spent a night in Tihar jail in the capital, Delhi, despite the government decision to free him
Aug.16   Paris   Leaders demand 'euro governance'  The French and German leaders have called for 'true economic governance' for the eurozone in response to the euro debt crisis Aug.17   New Delhi Indian PM blasts hunger striker Aug.17  New Delhi  India activist makes release deal Aug.18   Washington   Obama says al-Assad must go   Top U.S. and European leaders called on Syrian President to step down -- ratcheting up international pressure against a regime Aug.18  UN  UN to send Syria assessment team Aug.19   Norway   Norwegian bereaved visit island   Family members and friends of Norwegians killed by a gunman last month have been visiting Utoeya island, the scene of the massacre Aug.19   Egypt Egypt withdraws envoy in Israel Aug.19  Russian Far East  Kim Jong-il begins Russian trip Aug.20   Iran   U.S. hikers get eight years in prison
  The two U.S. hikers detained for two grueling years in Iran on spying charges have been sentenced to eight years in prison.    Josh Fattal a...
Aug.20  Jerusalem  Israel 'regrets' deaths in Egypt Aug.21  Iran  Hikers' lawyer hopes for leniency Aug.22   Libya Saif al-Islam Gadhafi spotted in Tripoli
Aug.23  Libya  Defiant Gaddafi 'vows to fight' Aug.24   Siberia   Kim Jong-il in rare Russia talks   North Korea is ready to return to nuclear talks without preconditions after a meeting between Medvedev and Kim Jong Il Aug.24   Libya Rebels appeal for Gaddafi capture Aug.25  UN  UN calls for restraint in Libya Aug.25   Japan Japan's Prime Minister Kan quits Aug.26  UN  UN urges return to order in Libya Aug.28  Washington  Irene still a threat, Obama warns Aug.28   Japan Yoshihiko Noda wins leadership race  Governing Democratic Party (DPJ) has chosen Finance Minister as its leader, lining him up to become the country's sixth prime minister in five... Aug.29   Libya Rebels give Gadhafi loyalists ultimatum   Rebel fighters gave loyalists in Moammar Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte deadline to disarm or face 'liberation' Aug.29   Algeria   Gaddafi family 'flee to Algeria'   The wife and three children of fugitive Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are in Algeria, Algerian officials say Aug.30  Libya  Libya rejects UN military forces Aug.31   Washington Obama declares floods disaster in NC & NY Aug.31  Libya  Defiant Gaddafi son vows to fight