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1. 08-01 Olympic badminton players disqualified London
08-02 Phelps beats Lochte to 20th medal London
D. 08-05 Police die in Egypt border attack Sinai
E. 08-05 Seven dead at Wisconsin temple Milwaukee, Wisconsin
F. 08-05 Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover lands USA
G. 08-06 Syria's prime minister leaves regime Syria
H. 08-09 Syria rebels lose key Aleppo area Aleppo, Northern Syria
8. 08-09 Bolt makes history with 200m gold Olympic Stadium, London
9. 08-12 Olympic flag handed over to Rio Olympic stadium, London

Summary.     Click for More > Police die in Egypt border attack   Unidentified gunmen have attacked a checkpoint on the Egyptian-Israeli border, killing at least 15 Egyptian policemen Seven dead at Wisconsin temple Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover lands
Olympic badminton players disqualified   Phelps beats Lochte to 20th medal
Aug.1   London
 Northern Syria  Video: Syrian rebels execute Assad loyalists
 Northern Syria  Fighting in Aleppo 'escalates'
Aug.2  UN  Annan resigns as UN Syria envoy
 Washington  Obama OK'd covert aid to Syrian rebels
  London
  Michael Phelps won his first individual gold at London 2012 - and his 20th Olympic medal - by beating Ryan Lochte in the men's 200m individual medley
Aug.3  Southern China  Back-to-back typhoons hit China
 Moscow  Russia condemns UN vote on Syria
Aug.4  Syria  Iran pilgrims abducted in Syria
 Northern Syria  Fighting intensifies in Aleppo
Aug.5   Sinai
  Wisconsin
 London  Bolt wins Olympic 100m gold medal
  USA
  Nasa lands its one-tonne Curiosity rover on the Red Planet to study the possibility that this world may once have hosted microbial life.    The vehicle is packed with scientific instruments, includ...
 Jamaica  Tropical Storm Ernesto breezes past Jamaica Aug.6   Syria Syria's prime minister leaves regime  Hong Kong  Standard Chartered shares tumble Aug.7  Syria  Iran, Syria huddle as fighting rages  Sinai  Egypt launches Sinai 'air strike' Aug.8  Southern China  Gu Kailai's murder trial begins  Libya  Libya's transitional council hands over power Aug.9   Northern Syria Syria rebels lose key Aleppo area  UN  Concern over sharp rise in food prices   London Bolt makes history with 200m gold Aug.10  Northern Syria  Aleppo clashes spark refugee rise  China  Gu Kailai admits to poisoning businessman Aug.11  Virginia  Romney names Ryan as running mate  Helmand  Double gun attacks in Afghanistan Aug.12  Iran  Rescue operations end after Iran quakes kill 250  London  'Dream Team' retains title  London  Mexico deny defenseless Brazil Olympic soccer gold   London Olympic flag handed over to Rio   Egypt Egypt president 'retires' military figures Aug.13  Northern Syria  Syria rebels 'shoot down plane' Aug.15  UN  UN blames Syria for Houla deaths Aug.16   Ecuador Ecuador grants asylum to WikiLeaks' Assange Aug.17   South Africa S African mining clash killed 34   Thirty-four people were killed after police opened fire on striking miners at a South African mine on Thursday, the police chief has said   Moscow Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism Aug.18   Japan Japanese land on disputed island Aug.19  Syria  U.N. observer mission in Syria ends  London  Julian Assange demands U.S. back off leakers   China Bo Xilai's wife convicted of murder
  A court suspended the death sentence of Gu Kailai, the wife of a disgraced party leader, after finding her guilty of murder in the death of a British businessman.    The sentence is likely be commuted to life imprisonment, if...
 Los Angeles  British director Tony Scott dead Aug.20  USA  US candidate's 'legitimate rape' gaffe  China  Disgraced China politician's wife jailed   Washington Obama warns Syria on chemical arms  Ethiopia  Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi dies Aug.22  Nevada  Prince Harry naked in Las Vegas  Syria  184 people killed, 100 of them in Damascus Aug.24   Norway   Breivik given 21-year prison term   Anders Behring Breivik, the man who killed 77 people in a bomb attack and gun rampage a year ago, was judged to be sane by a Norwegian court  Manhattan  Deadly shootout near Empire State   USA USADA strips Lance of Tour titles   San Francisco Bay Area Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn  South Korea  Samsung to fight court ruling for Apple Aug.25   Venezuela Blast halts Venezuela refinery  Haiti  Tropical Storm Isaac lashes Haiti  Syria  Syrian opposition: Deadliest month   Ohio US astronaut Neil Armstrong dies   He set foot on the Moon on 20 July 1969. A statement from his family says he died from complications from heart surgery he had earlier this ...  Syria  'Scores of bodies' found in Syria Aug.27  Syria  Syria helicopter down in Damascus  Colombia  Colombia holding talks with Farc Aug.28   Louisiana Isaac bears down on US Gulf Coast   Florida Ann Romney speaks at Republican Convention Aug.29   USA Bin Laden book 'differs on death'  Florida  Republican veep to vow 'turnaround'  Sichuan  Death toll rises in China coal mine blast Aug.30  Florida  Romney vow to revive US 'promise' Aug.31  Washington  Ex-SEAL warned over bin Laden book  Southern Philippines  Tsunami warning issued after quake hits



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Aug.1   London  
  8 players have been disqualified from the women's doubles competition after being accused of 'not using one's best efforts to win'. Two pairs from S. Korea
 Syria  Fate of Syria at stake - Assad  England  Britain's 1st gold comes in women's pair rowing   Northern Syria     Video: Syrian rebels execute Assad loyalists   A video appears to show anti-Syrian government rebels capture Syrian militias, brutalize them and then shoot them  Washington  Chen seeks US pressure on China   Northern Syria Fighting in Aleppo 'escalates'
 London  Uchimura takes indvidual gold

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Aug.2   UN     Annan resigns as UN Syria envoy   The UN-Arab League joint special envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, is leaving his post, the UN has announced   Washington Obama OK'd covert aid to Syrian rebels
  London     Phelps beats Lochte to 20th medal
  Michael Phelps won his first individual gold at London 2012 - and his 20th Olympic medal - by beating Ryan Lochte in the men's 200m individual medley
 London  Douglas wins Olympic gold in all-around  UN Gen. Assembly  Syria resolution set for UN vote

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Aug.3   Southern China Back-to-back typhoons hit China  Washington  US economy adds 163,000 jobs in July   Moscow Russia condemns UN vote on Syria  London  Phelps heads U.S gold rush

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Aug.4   Syria Iran pilgrims abducted in Syria
 London  Serena crushes Sharapova to achieve Golden Slam  London  Phelps rounded off with 18th Olympic gold medal  London  Britain claimed 3 gold medals in track and field   Northern Syria Fighting intensifies in Aleppo

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Aug.5  Northern Syria  Troops 'mass for Aleppo assault'  London  Murray beats Federer to Olympic gold   Sinai   Police die in Egypt border attack
Map of Sinai
  Unidentified gunmen have attacked a checkpoint on the Egyptian-Israeli border, killing at least 15 Egyptian policemen
 The heavily armed attackers, in two vehicles, then tried to smash their way across the border
  Wisconsin   Seven dead at Wisconsin temple Map of Milwaukee Wisconsin
  At least seven people, including a gunman, have died in a shooting at a Sikh temple. The attacker ambushed a policeman at the scene.    President Barack Obama spoke ...
  London Bolt wins Olympic 100m gold medal  Jamaica  Jamaica under tropical storm warning   USA   Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover lands
  Nasa lands its one-tonne Curiosity rover on the Red Planet to study the possibility that this world may once have hosted microbial life
 The vehicle is packed with scientific instruments, including a laser that can zap rocks to determine their make-up
  Jamaica Tropical Storm Ernesto breezes past Jamaica


August 6 ... more > Top ^

Aug.6   Syria     Syria's prime minister leaves regime
  Opposition leaders said Riyad Hijab had defected, while Syrian state television said al-Assad dismissed Hijab from his post
 Wisconsin  US Sikh temple gunman identified  Kenya  Olympic gold medalist accused of trying to stab woman   Hong Kong   Standard Chartered shares tumble  Shares of Standard Chartered bank have tumbled despite the bank denying allegations that it illegally 'schemed' with Iran to launder money  London  Grenada's James wins gold in 400m  Manila  Philippine capital paralysed by floods

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Aug.7   Syria Iran, Syria huddle as fighting rages  London  Cameroon athletes go missing at Olympics  Northern Syria  Amnesty plea for Syrian civilians  London  Algeria's Makhloufi wins men's 1500m gold   Sinai   Egypt launches Sinai 'air strike'   Egyptian security officials say military helicopters have fired missiles on suspected Islamist militants near the town of al-Arish in the Sinai...

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Aug.8  Northern Syria  Assad forces claim Aleppo advance   Southern China   Gu Kailai's murder trial begins   The wife of former high-flying Chinese politician Bo Xilai has gone on trial charged with murdering British businessman Neil Heywood   Libya Libya's transitional council hands over power


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Aug.9   Northern Syria     Syria rebels lose key Aleppo area
Map of Aleppo Syria
  Syrian rebel commanders say they have lost control of the strategic Salah al-Din district in the northern city of Aleppo after a government offensive
  UN Concern over sharp rise in food prices  China  Scandalous China murder trial ends   London     Bolt makes history with 200m gold Map of Olympic Stadium United Kingdom
  Usain Bolt became the first man to retain both Olympic sprint titles as he led home a gold and green Jamaica clean sweep in the 200m.    Bolt matched Johnson's then world-record t...
 Southern China  Police on trial for Gu 'cover-up'  South Korea  Lee 'to visit disputed islands'

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Aug.10   Northern Syria Aleppo clashes spark refugee rise
 Helmand  Man in Afghan security uniform kills 3 U.S. troops   China Gu Kailai admits to poisoning businessman  London  USA win relay with world record  London  Bahamas win historic gold

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Aug.11   Virginia     Romney names Ryan as running mate   US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has named fiscal conservative Paul Ryan as his running mate in November's election   Helmand Double gun attacks in Afghanistan


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Aug.12   Iran   Rescue operations end after Iran quakes kill 250   Another 1,800 people were injured in the 2 strong earthquakes that shook East Azarbaijan province in northwest Iran   London 'Dream Team' retains title
  London Mexico deny defenseless Brazil Olympic soccer gold  London  Kiprotich ends Uganda's long wait for Olympic gold  London  Mo Farah ensures an Olympic double gold  USA  Olympic officials strip American cyclist of gold medal   London     Olympic flag handed over to Rio Map of Olympic stadium United Kingdom
  The ceremonial handover of the Olympic Games flag from London to Rio has been completed, as part of a spectacular closing ceremony.    104 medals for the United States, 46 of them gold. China won 87 medals, 38 of them gold, down. Bri...
  Egypt     Egypt president 'retires' military figures
  Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is replacing top generals and reasserting power the military claimed for itself before he took office.    Morsi says his move to order the retirement of the army head,...


August 13 ... more > Top ^

Aug.13   Northern Syria     Syria rebels 'shoot down plane'   A fighter jet has crashed in eastern Syria owing to 'technical problems', according to state media. The FSA say they shot a military aircraft...  Beijing  China hosts aide to Syria's Assad

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Aug.14  Jordan  Syria regime collapsing - ex-PM  Western Afghanistan  'Dozens killed' in Nimroz province  Australia  Nazi suspect wins Australia case  Syria  Iran trains Syrian militia, says US

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Aug.15   UN UN blames Syria for Houla deaths
 London  UK in 'threat' to arrest Assange

August 16 ... more > Top ^

Aug.16   Ecuador     Ecuador grants asylum to WikiLeaks' Assange
  Ecuador granted Julian Assange asylum over fears of political persecution. Britain vowed to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to Sweden
 Kandahar  7 Americans killed in Afghan helicopter crash  South Africa  Police fire on S Africa miners  London  Assange asylum ruling criticised

August 17 ... more > Top ^

Aug.17   South Africa   S African mining clash killed 34
Map of Marikana South Africa
  Thirty-four people were killed after police opened fire on striking miners at a South African mine on Thursday, the police chief has said
 At least 78 people were injured in the confrontation. Police had been forced to shoot after armed protesters charged them, 'firing shots', at the Marikana mine in the north-east.
  Moscow   Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism
  3 members of female punk rock band were sentenced to 2 years in prison after they performed a song critical of President Putin in a church
 Western Afghanistan  Afghan policeman kills US troops

August 18 ... more > Top ^

Aug.18  South Africa  Anger over S Africa miners' fate   Japan   Japanese land on disputed island
Map of Senkaku islands Japan
  Boats carrying dozens of Japanese nationalists activists have moored off a group of disputed islands, amid a bitter sovereignty row with China


August 19 ... more > Top ^

Aug.19   Syria U.N. observer mission in Syria ends
  London Julian Assange demands U.S. back off leakers  Pakistan  Pakistan girl 'desecrated Koran'   China   Bo Xilai's wife convicted of murder
  A court suspended the death sentence of Gu Kailai, the wife of a disgraced party leader, after finding her guilty of murder in the death of a British businessman
 The sentence is likely be commuted to life imprisonment, if she doesn't commit any crimes during the two-year reprieve
  Los Angeles British director Tony Scott dead


August 20 ... more > Top ^

Aug.20   USA   US candidate's 'legitimate rape' gaffe  A row has erupted after congressman Todd Akin said women's bodies were naturally able to prevent pregnancy in the case of 'legitimate rape   China Disgraced China politician's wife jailed
  Washington     Obama warns Syria on chemical arms
  President Barack Obama has said the use of chemical weapons by Syria would be a 'red line' that would change his thinking on intervention in the crisis
  Ethiopia   Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi dies  Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has died at the age of 57 in a hospital abroad, state media say, after weeks of illness

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Aug.21  USA  Congressman Todd Akin seeks 'forgiveness' for gaffe  Romney  Romney calls for Akin to drop out  Syria  Assad exit 'up for discussion'

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Aug.22   Nevada   Prince Harry naked in Las Vegas   Pictures showing Prince Harry and a young woman naked in a Las Vegas hotel room have been published on a US website  Beijing  Chemical weapons 'excuse for US'  Greece  Greece stalls on making tough cuts   Syria   184 people killed, 100 of them in Damascus  The humanitarian situation in Syria has gotten worse, U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said Wednesday  London  UK joins US in warning to Syria  South Africa  SA memorials for Lonmin mine dead

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Aug.23  South Africa  Zuma reveals mine probe details  Norway  Norway court to deliver Breivik verdict  USA  Lance Armstrong ends drug charge fight  Haiti  Isaac threatens to bring more destruction to Haiti

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Aug.24   Norway     Breivik given 21-year prison term
Map of Oslo Norway
  Anders Behring Breivik, the man who killed 77 people in a bomb attack and gun rampage a year ago, was judged to be sane by a Norwegian court
 Breivik was charged with voluntary homicide and committing acts of terror in the attacks in Oslo and on Utoya Island
  Manhattan Deadly shootout near Empire State   USA   USADA strips Lance of Tour titles
   The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency wiped out 14 years of Armstrong's career and barred him for life from the sport after concluding he used banned substances
  San Francisco Bay Area   Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn
Map of San Jose USA
  A US jury has ruled that Samsung should pay Apple $1.05bn in damages in an intellectual property lawsuit.    It said several of Samsung's devices had in...
  South Korea Samsung to fight court ruling for Apple

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Aug.25   Venezuela     Blast halts Venezuela refinery
Map of Falcon Venezuela
  A huge explosion at the Amuay plant, Venezuela's biggest oil refinery, has killed at least 24 people and halted production for two days
  Haiti     Tropical Storm Isaac lashes Haiti   Haitian camps where hundreds of thousands of people live in tents were badly hit by Tropical Storm Isaac, but there were no casualties repor...   Syria Syrian opposition: Deadliest month  Tribal Areas  Drone raid 'kills Haqqani leader'   Ohio   US astronaut Neil Armstrong dies
Map of Cincinnati Ohio
  He set foot on the Moon on 20 July 1969. A statement from his family says he died from complications from heart surgery he had earlier this month
 Neil Armstrong is famously describing the event as 'one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind'. Barack Obama said Amstrong was 'among the greatest of American heroes - not just of his time, but of all time'
  Syria 'Scores of bodies' found in Syria

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Aug.26  Miami  Tropical Storm Isaac enters Gulf

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Aug.27   Syria     Syria helicopter down in Damascus   The Free Syrian Army say they have shot down a military helicopter over the capital, Damascus in neighbouring Qabun  Louisiana  Isaac storm warning for Louisiana  Washington  Obama declares storm emergency   Colombia Colombia holding talks with Farc


August 28 ... more > Top ^

Aug.28   Louisiana   Isaac bears down on US Gulf Coast
  Residents of the US Gulf Coast are boarding up homes and buying in extra supplies as Tropical Storm Isaac bears down on the region
  Florida     Ann Romney speaks at Republican Convention
Map of Tampa Florida
  Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, has painted a personal portrait of her husband in a prime-time speech, on the day he became the presidential nominee
 Paris  French prosecutors launch murder inquiry in Arafat's death  Louisiana  Hurricane Isaac lashes Louisiana

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Aug.29   USA     Bin Laden book 'differs on death'
  No Easy Day, by a former Seal says Bin Laden was shot dead as soon as he looked out of his bedroom as Seals rushed up the stairs
 New Orleans  Isaac pummels sodden New Orleans   Florida Republican veep to vow 'turnaround'
 Southern Afghanistan  Afghan in army uniform 'kills 3 Nato soldiers'  London  Paralympics 'return home' to UK   Sichuan Death toll rises in China coal mine blast

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Aug.30  USA  U.S. trains Syrians for new democracy   Florida Romney vow to revive US 'promise'


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Aug.31   Washington Ex-SEAL warned over bin Laden book
  Southern Philippines Tsunami warning issued after quake hits  London  Russian oligarchs end $4.75bn UK court battle  Germany  Thalidomide maker issues apology  Monaco  Atletico thrash Chelsea in Super Cup  Venezuela  Fire-hit Venezuela plant reopens


  Video: Syrian rebels execute Assad loyalists   A video appears to show anti-Syrian government rebels capture Syrian militias, brutalize them and then shoot them Fighting in Aleppo 'escalates' Obama OK'd covert aid to Syrian rebels Fighting intensifies in Aleppo Police die in Egypt border attack Map of Sinai




World, August 2012 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2012
Aug.1  Syria  Fate of Syria at stake - Assad
Aug.1   Northern Syria
Aug.1   Northern Syria
Aug.2   Washington
Aug.4   Northern Syria
Aug.5  Northern Syria  Troops 'mass for Aleppo assault'
Aug.5   Sinai
  Unidentified gunmen have attacked a checkpoint on the Egyptian-Israeli border, killing at least 15 Egyptian policemen
 The heavily armed attackers, in two vehicles, then tried to smash their way across the border
Aug.7   Syria Iran, Syria huddle as fighting rages Aug.7  Northern Syria  Amnesty plea for Syrian civilians Aug.7   Sinai Egypt launches Sinai 'air strike'   Egyptian security officials say military helicopters have fired missiles on suspected Islamist militants near the town of al-Arish in the Sinai... Aug.8  Northern Syria  Assad forces claim Aleppo advance Aug.9   Northern Syria   Syria rebels lose key Aleppo area Map of Aleppo Syria
  Syrian rebel commanders say they have lost control of the strategic Salah al-Din district in the northern city of Aleppo after a government offensive
Aug.10   Northern Syria Aleppo clashes spark refugee rise Aug.10  Helmand  Man in Afghan security uniform kills 3 U.S. troops Aug.11   Helmand Double gun attacks in Afghanistan Aug.12   Egypt   Egypt president 'retires' military figures
  Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is replacing top generals and reasserting power the military claimed for itself before he took office.    Morsi says his move to order the retirement of the army head,...
Aug.13   Northern Syria   Syria rebels 'shoot down plane'   A fighter jet has crashed in eastern Syria owing to 'technical problems', according to state media. The FSA say they shot a military aircraft... Aug.14  Australia  Nazi suspect wins Australia case Aug.14  Syria  Iran trains Syrian militia, says US Aug.15   UN UN blames Syria for Houla deaths
Aug.17  Western Afghanistan  Afghan policeman kills US troops Aug.20   Washington   Obama warns Syria on chemical arms
  President Barack Obama has said the use of chemical weapons by Syria would be a 'red line' that would change his thinking on intervention in the crisis
Aug.22   Syria 184 people killed, 100 of them in Damascus  The humanitarian situation in Syria has gotten worse, U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said Wednesday Aug.25   Syria Syrian opposition: Deadliest month
Aug.25  Tribal Areas  Drone raid 'kills Haqqani leader' Aug.25   Syria 'Scores of bodies' found in Syria Aug.27   Syria   Syria helicopter down in Damascus   The Free Syrian Army say they have shot down a military helicopter over the capital, Damascus in neighbouring Qabun Aug.27   Colombia Colombia holding talks with Farc Aug.29  Southern Afghanistan  Afghan in army uniform 'kills 3 Nato soldiers' Aug.31   Washington Ex-SEAL warned over bin Laden book



World, August 2012 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2012 Aug.3   Southern China Back-to-back typhoons hit China
Aug.5  Jamaica  Jamaica under tropical storm warning Aug.5   Jamaica Tropical Storm Ernesto breezes past Jamaica Aug.6  Manila  Philippine capital paralysed by floods Aug.7  London  Cameroon athletes go missing at Olympics Aug.12   Iran Rescue operations end after Iran quakes kill 250   Another 1,800 people were injured in the 2 strong earthquakes that shook East Azarbaijan province in northwest Iran Aug.16  Kandahar  7 Americans killed in Afghan helicopter crash Aug.19   Los Angeles British director Tony Scott dead Aug.23  Haiti  Isaac threatens to bring more destruction to Haiti Aug.25   Venezuela   Blast halts Venezuela refinery Map of Falcon Venezuela
  A huge explosion at the Amuay plant, Venezuela's biggest oil refinery, has killed at least 24 people and halted production for two days
Aug.25   Haiti   Tropical Storm Isaac lashes Haiti   Haitian camps where hundreds of thousands of people live in tents were badly hit by Tropical Storm Isaac, but there were no casualties repor... Aug.26  Miami  Tropical Storm Isaac enters Gulf Aug.27  Louisiana  Isaac storm warning for Louisiana Aug.27  Washington  Obama declares storm emergency Aug.28   Louisiana Isaac bears down on US Gulf Coast
  Residents of the US Gulf Coast are boarding up homes and buying in extra supplies as Tropical Storm Isaac bears down on the region
Aug.28  Louisiana  Hurricane Isaac lashes Louisiana Aug.29  New Orleans  Isaac pummels sodden New Orleans Aug.29   Sichuan Death toll rises in China coal mine blast
Aug.31   Southern Philippines Tsunami warning issued after quake hits Aug.31  Venezuela  Fire-hit Venezuela plant reopens



World, August 2012 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2012 Aug.3  Washington  US economy adds 163,000 jobs in July Aug.6   Hong Kong Standard Chartered shares tumble  Shares of Standard Chartered bank have tumbled despite the bank denying allegations that it illegally 'schemed' with Iran to launder money Aug.9   UN Concern over sharp rise in food prices
Aug.16  South Africa  Police fire on S Africa miners Aug.17   South Africa S African mining clash killed 34
Map of Marikana South Africa
  Thirty-four people were killed after police opened fire on striking miners at a South African mine on Thursday, the police chief has said
 At least 78 people were injured in the confrontation. Police had been forced to shoot after armed protesters charged them, 'firing shots', at the Marikana mine in the north-east.
Aug.19   Los Angeles British director Tony Scott dead Aug.24   San Francisco Bay Area Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn Map of San Jose USA
  A US jury has ruled that Samsung should pay Apple $1.05bn in damages in an intellectual property lawsuit.    It said several of Samsung's devices had in...
Aug.24   South Korea Samsung to fight court ruling for Apple Aug.25   Venezuela   Blast halts Venezuela refinery Map of Falcon Venezuela
  A huge explosion at the Amuay plant, Venezuela's biggest oil refinery, has killed at least 24 people and halted production for two days
Aug.31  London  Russian oligarchs end $4.75bn UK court battle Aug.31  Germany  Thalidomide maker issues apology Aug.31  Venezuela  Fire-hit Venezuela plant reopens



World, August 2012 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2012 Aug.1   London   Olympic badminton players disqualified
  8 players have been disqualified from the women's doubles competition after being accused of 'not using one's best efforts to win'. Two pairs from S. Korea
Aug.1  England  Britain's 1st gold comes in women's pair rowing Aug.1  London  Uchimura takes indvidual gold Aug.2   London   Phelps beats Lochte to 20th medal
  Michael Phelps won his first individual gold at London 2012 - and his 20th Olympic medal - by beating Ryan Lochte in the men's 200m individual medley
Aug.2  London  Douglas wins Olympic gold in all-around Aug.3  London  Phelps heads U.S gold rush Aug.4  London  Serena crushes Sharapova to achieve Golden Slam Aug.4  London  Phelps rounded off with 18th Olympic gold medal Aug.4  London  Britain claimed 3 gold medals in track and field Aug.5  London  Murray beats Federer to Olympic gold Aug.5   London Bolt wins Olympic 100m gold medal
Aug.6  Kenya  Olympic gold medalist accused of trying to stab woman Aug.6  London  Grenada's James wins gold in 400m Aug.7  London  Cameroon athletes go missing at Olympics Aug.7  London  Algeria's Makhloufi wins men's 1500m gold Aug.9   London   Bolt makes history with 200m gold Map of Olympic Stadium United Kingdom
  Usain Bolt became the first man to retain both Olympic sprint titles as he led home a gold and green Jamaica clean sweep in the 200m.    Bolt matched Johnson's then world-record t...
Aug.10  London  USA win relay with world record Aug.10  London  Bahamas win historic gold Aug.12   London 'Dream Team' retains title Aug.12   London Mexico deny defenseless Brazil Olympic soccer gold Aug.12  London  Kiprotich ends Uganda's long wait for Olympic gold Aug.12  London  Mo Farah ensures an Olympic double gold Aug.12  USA  Olympic officials strip American cyclist of gold medal Aug.12   London   Olympic flag handed over to Rio Map of Olympic stadium United Kingdom
  The ceremonial handover of the Olympic Games flag from London to Rio has been completed, as part of a spectacular closing ceremony.    104 medals for the United States, 46 of them gold. China won 87 medals, 38 of them gold, down. Bri...
Aug.23  USA  Lance Armstrong ends drug charge fight Aug.24   USA USADA strips Lance of Tour titles
   The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency wiped out 14 years of Armstrong's career and barred him for life from the sport after concluding he used banned substances
Aug.29  London  Paralympics 'return home' to UK Aug.31  Monaco  Atletico thrash Chelsea in Super Cup



World, August 2012 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2012 Aug.4   Syria Iran pilgrims abducted in Syria
Aug.5   Wisconsin Seven dead at Wisconsin temple Map of Milwaukee Wisconsin
  At least seven people, including a gunman, have died in a shooting at a Sikh temple. The attacker ambushed a policeman at the scene.    President Barack Obama spoke ...
Aug.6  Wisconsin  US Sikh temple gunman identified Aug.6  Kenya  Olympic gold medalist accused of trying to stab woman Aug.8   Southern China Gu Kailai's murder trial begins   The wife of former high-flying Chinese politician Bo Xilai has gone on trial charged with murdering British businessman Neil Heywood Aug.9  China  Scandalous China murder trial ends Aug.9  Southern China  Police on trial for Gu 'cover-up' Aug.10   China Gu Kailai admits to poisoning businessman Aug.14  Western Afghanistan  'Dozens killed' in Nimroz province Aug.14  Australia  Nazi suspect wins Australia case Aug.16  South Africa  Police fire on S Africa miners Aug.17   South Africa S African mining clash killed 34
Map of Marikana South Africa
  Thirty-four people were killed after police opened fire on striking miners at a South African mine on Thursday, the police chief has said
 At least 78 people were injured in the confrontation. Police had been forced to shoot after armed protesters charged them, 'firing shots', at the Marikana mine in the north-east.
Aug.17   Moscow Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism
  3 members of female punk rock band were sentenced to 2 years in prison after they performed a song critical of President Putin in a church
Aug.19   China Bo Xilai's wife convicted of murder
  A court suspended the death sentence of Gu Kailai, the wife of a disgraced party leader, after finding her guilty of murder in the death of a British businessman
 The sentence is likely be commuted to life imprisonment, if she doesn't commit any crimes during the two-year reprieve
Aug.20   China Disgraced China politician's wife jailed
Aug.23  Norway  Norway court to deliver Breivik verdict Aug.24   Norway   Breivik given 21-year prison term Map of Oslo Norway
  Anders Behring Breivik, the man who killed 77 people in a bomb attack and gun rampage a year ago, was judged to be sane by a Norwegian court
 Breivik was charged with voluntary homicide and committing acts of terror in the attacks in Oslo and on Utoya Island
Aug.24   Manhattan Deadly shootout near Empire State Aug.28  Paris  French prosecutors launch murder inquiry in Arafat's death Aug.29   USA   Bin Laden book 'differs on death'
  No Easy Day, by a former Seal says Bin Laden was shot dead as soon as he looked out of his bedroom as Seals rushed up the stairs




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2012 Aug.1  Syria  Fate of Syria at stake - Assad Aug.1  Washington  Chen seeks US pressure on China Aug.2   UN   Annan resigns as UN Syria envoy   The UN-Arab League joint special envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, is leaving his post, the UN has announced Aug.2   Washington Obama OK'd covert aid to Syrian rebels
Aug.2  UN Gen. Assembly  Syria resolution set for UN vote Aug.3   Moscow Russia condemns UN vote on Syria Aug.5   USA Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover lands
  Nasa lands its one-tonne Curiosity rover on the Red Planet to study the possibility that this world may once have hosted microbial life
 The vehicle is packed with scientific instruments, including a laser that can zap rocks to determine their make-up
Aug.6   Syria   Syria's prime minister leaves regime
  Opposition leaders said Riyad Hijab had defected, while Syrian state television said al-Assad dismissed Hijab from his post
Aug.7   Syria Iran, Syria huddle as fighting rages Aug.8   Libya Libya's transitional council hands over power Aug.9  South Korea  Lee 'to visit disputed islands' Aug.11   Virginia   Romney names Ryan as running mate   US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has named fiscal conservative Paul Ryan as his running mate in November's election Aug.12   Egypt   Egypt president 'retires' military figures
  Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is replacing top generals and reasserting power the military claimed for itself before he took office.    Morsi says his move to order the retirement of the army head,...
Aug.13  Beijing  China hosts aide to Syria's Assad Aug.14  Jordan  Syria regime collapsing - ex-PM Aug.14  Australia  Nazi suspect wins Australia case Aug.15   UN UN blames Syria for Houla deaths Aug.15  London  UK in 'threat' to arrest Assange Aug.16   Ecuador   Ecuador grants asylum to WikiLeaks' Assange
  Ecuador granted Julian Assange asylum over fears of political persecution. Britain vowed to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to Sweden
Aug.16  London  Assange asylum ruling criticised Aug.17   Moscow Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism
  3 members of female punk rock band were sentenced to 2 years in prison after they performed a song critical of President Putin in a church
Aug.18  South Africa  Anger over S Africa miners' fate Aug.18   Japan Japanese land on disputed island Map of Senkaku islands Japan
  Boats carrying dozens of Japanese nationalists activists have moored off a group of disputed islands, amid a bitter sovereignty row with China
Aug.19   Syria U.N. observer mission in Syria ends Aug.19   London Julian Assange demands U.S. back off leakers Aug.19  Pakistan  Pakistan girl 'desecrated Koran' Aug.20   USA US candidate's 'legitimate rape' gaffe  A row has erupted after congressman Todd Akin said women's bodies were naturally able to prevent pregnancy in the case of 'legitimate rape Aug.20   Washington   Obama warns Syria on chemical arms
  President Barack Obama has said the use of chemical weapons by Syria would be a 'red line' that would change his thinking on intervention in the crisis
Aug.20   Ethiopia Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi dies  Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has died at the age of 57 in a hospital abroad, state media say, after weeks of illness Aug.21  USA  Congressman Todd Akin seeks 'forgiveness' for gaffe Aug.21  Romney  Romney calls for Akin to drop out Aug.21  Syria  Assad exit 'up for discussion' Aug.22   Nevada Prince Harry naked in Las Vegas   Pictures showing Prince Harry and a young woman naked in a Las Vegas hotel room have been published on a US website Aug.22  Beijing  Chemical weapons 'excuse for US' Aug.22  Greece  Greece stalls on making tough cuts Aug.22  London  UK joins US in warning to Syria Aug.22  South Africa  SA memorials for Lonmin mine dead Aug.23  South Africa  Zuma reveals mine probe details Aug.25   Ohio US astronaut Neil Armstrong dies
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  He set foot on the Moon on 20 July 1969. A statement from his family says he died from complications from heart surgery he had earlier this month
 Neil Armstrong is famously describing the event as 'one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind'. Barack Obama said Amstrong was 'among the greatest of American heroes - not just of his time, but of all time'
Aug.27  Washington  Obama declares storm emergency Aug.27   Colombia Colombia holding talks with Farc Aug.28   Florida   Ann Romney speaks at Republican Convention Map of Tampa Florida
  Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, has painted a personal portrait of her husband in a prime-time speech, on the day he became the presidential nominee
Aug.28  Paris  French prosecutors launch murder inquiry in Arafat's death Aug.29   Florida Republican veep to vow 'turnaround' Aug.30  USA  U.S. trains Syrians for new democracy Aug.30   Florida Romney vow to revive US 'promise' Aug.31   Washington Ex-SEAL warned over bin Laden book