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08-01 More than 1,100 dead in flooding NW Pakistan
C. 08-02 UN announces Gaza flotilla probe UN
3. 08-02 Russian fires prompt state of emergency Moscow
E. 08-03 'Ground Zero mosque' moves closer Ground Zero, Manhattan
F. 08-03 Israeli, Lebanese soldiers exchange fire Southern Lebanon
6. 08-05 Spreading Pakistan floods hit 4m NW Pakistan
7. 08-06 Muscovites struggle to breathe Moscow
8. 08-06 33 workers trapped in mine Copiapo, Chile
J. 08-07 Taliban kills medics, including Americans Badakhshan, Northern Afghanistan

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More than 1,100 dead in flooding
Aug.1   NW Pakistan
  Another 30,000 people were stuck on their rooftops and in higher areas as they tried to escape rushing floodwaters
 About 30,000 troops have joined the relief effort, with large parts of the north-west submerged by the worst monsoon rains in memory
 NW Pakistan  Disease fear after Pakistan flood
Aug.2   UN
 NW Pakistan  'Millions' hit by Pakistan floods
  Moscow
  Authorities have imposed a state of emergency around about 500 towns and villages because of wildfires burning across the west of the country
 700 fires are burning, covering about 450 square miles. Most of the fires were started accidentally by people burning garbage, dropping cigarettes, or failing to extinguish campfires or barbecues properly
Aug.3   Manhattan 'Ground Zero mosque' moves closer   An attempt to stop a plan for a mosque near New York's Ground Zero has failed after the site was denied landmark status   Southern Lebanon Israeli, Lebanese soldiers exchange fire  Mexico  Drug war toll since 2006 exceeds 28,000  Louisiana  BP starts 'static kill' on well Aug.4  California  US judge rejects gay marriage ban  Louisiana  Majority of BP spill 'dealt with'  South Korea  S Korea in massive military drill Aug.5  UN Tribunal  Model tells court of 'dirty stones' gift  Japan  Hiroshima brings U.N. call for disarmament   NW Pakistan Spreading Pakistan floods hit 4m Aug.6   Moscow Muscovites struggle to breathe  NW Pakistan  Pakistan floods 'hit 14m people'   Chile 33 workers trapped in mine   130 people were working to rescue the miners after the main ramp into the mine was blocked Aug.7   Northern Afghanistan Taliban kills medics, including Americans  Pakistan  More rain threatens to worsen floods  Colombia  Santos sworn in as Colombian president Aug.8   Western China Landslides kill at least 127 in China   North Korea North Korea 'holds Southern boat'  Pakistan  Pakistan hit by deadly landslips Aug.9  UN Tribunal  Taylor 'gave diamonds to model' Aug.10   Colombia Colombia, Venezuela to restore ties  Global  H1N1 public health emergency over  Western China  China landslide death toll soars  Western China  Storms threaten landslide rescue effort Aug.11  Pakistan  Desperation as flood misery grows  Rwanda  Kagame re-elected in landslide Aug.13  Moscow  Russia set to fuel Iran reactor Aug.14   Pakistan Pakistan says 20m hit by floods  Tribal Areas  U.S. drone attacks kills 12 militants  Pakistan  U.S. helicopters arrive to assist relief  Russia  Russia ban on grain export begins Aug.15  Pakistan  U.N. chief urges faster aid to Pakistan  Japan  Japanese economy slows unexpectedly Aug.16   Colombia 737 breaks apart on island landing  North Mexico  Mayor of Santiago kidnapped and killed  Pakistan  World Bank to loan Pakistan $900m Aug.17  Baghdad  48 killed outside army recruitment center Aug.18  Southern Iraq  Last US combat brigade quits Iraq  France  France to begin Roma deportations Aug.19  Pakistan  Floods leave 4 million homeless  Australia  Poll: Dead heat in Australian election Aug.20   Washington Palestinians, Israel agree to resume talks  Haiti  Jean's presidential bid rejected Aug.21   Southern Iran Iran's first nuclear plant begins fueling   Iran began fueling its first nuclear energy plant. Western nations have questioned whether the fuel will be used solely for electricity   Australia Australia set for hung parliament  Sweden  Warrant dropped for WikiLeaks founder Aug.22   Pakistan Disease threat follows Pakistan floods   Chile 33 trapped miners alive after 17 days Map of Copiapo Chile
  Miners are alive and in a shelter, President Pinera said, raising hopes for the first time in the nearly 3 weeks since the mine collapsed.    Rescuers retrieved a note from the min...
Aug.23   Manila Bloody end to hostage siege  Chile  Supplies sent to trapped miners Aug.24  Colombia  3 teens on Facebook hit list killed Aug.25  Pakistan  US warns of Pakistan aid threat  Chile  Trapped miners building shrine   North Mexico Migrant link in Mexico killings. 72 died   72 people found murdered at a ranch in the north of the country say they were migrants from South and Central America trying to reach the U   China Kim Jong Il making China visit Aug.26  Chile  Trapped miners send video messages  Pakistan  Pakistan urges 500,000 new evacuations  North Korea  US citizen freed in North Korea by Carter Aug.27  Washington  US recovery 'slower than expected'  Chile  Five Chilean miners 'depressed'  Afghanistan  Taliban hit allied Afghan bases Aug.28  Chile  'Plan B' for quicker mine rescue   England Arrest over cricket 'bets scam'  Sumatra  Thousands flee Indonesia volcano Aug.29  Niger  Niger flooding displaces nearly 200,000  New Orleans  Obama hails spirit of New Orleans Aug.30  Netherlands  Dutch arrest two men after flight from US  Mexico  Mexico arrests trafficker Valdez Aug.31   Iraq U.S. combat mission in Iraq ends
  At 5 p.m. ET -- at a cost of more than 4,400 U.S. military personnel killed and 30,000 wounded -- thes combat mission officially drew to a close.    President Barack Obama announced the conclusion of the combat mission in a speech from the ...
  Chile Drilling to reach miners begins
 West Bank  4 Israelis shot dead in West Bank


World in August 2010 , Location by Topic
Location Disasters Politics Crime & Justice War & Army Flood
Pakistan
More than 1,100 dead in flooding
Disease fear after Pakistan flood
'Millions' hit by Pakistan floods
Spreading Pakistan floods hit 4m
Pakistan floods 'hit 14m people'
More rain threatens to worsen floods
Desperation as flood misery grows
Pakistan says 20m hit by floods
Floods leave 4 million homeless
Disease threat follows Pakistan floods
Pakistan says 20m hit by floods
U.N. chief urges faster aid to Pakistan
World Bank to loan Pakistan $900m
US warns of Pakistan aid threat
US warns of Pakistan aid threat
U.S. drone attacks kills 12 militants
U.S. helicopters arrive to assist relief
More than 1,100 dead in flooding
Disease fear after Pakistan flood
'Millions' hit by Pakistan floods
Spreading Pakistan floods hit 4m
Pakistan floods 'hit 14m people'
More rain threatens to worsen floods
Desperation as flood misery grows
Pakistan says 20m hit by floods
Floods leave 4 million homeless
Disease threat follows Pakistan floods
South America
33 workers trapped in mine
737 breaks apart on island landing
33 trapped miners alive after 17 days
Supplies sent to trapped miners
'Plan B' for quicker mine rescue
Drilling to reach miners begins
Santos sworn in as Colombian president
Colombia, Venezuela to restore ties
3 teens on Facebook hit list killed
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West Pakistan
More than 1,100 dead in flooding
Disease fear after Pakistan flood
'Millions' hit by Pakistan floods
Spreading Pakistan floods hit 4m
Pakistan floods 'hit 14m people'
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U.S. drone attacks kills 12 militants
More than 1,100 dead in flooding
Disease fear after Pakistan flood
'Millions' hit by Pakistan floods
Spreading Pakistan floods hit 4m
Pakistan floods 'hit 14m people'
Chile
33 workers trapped in mine
33 trapped miners alive after 17 days
Supplies sent to trapped miners
'Plan B' for quicker mine rescue
Drilling to reach miners begins
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Copiapo
33 workers trapped in mine
33 trapped miners alive after 17 days
Supplies sent to trapped miners
'Plan B' for quicker mine rescue
Drilling to reach miners begins
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USA
BP starts 'static kill' on well
Majority of BP spill 'dealt with'
'Ground Zero mosque' moves closer
US judge rejects gay marriage ban
Palestinians, Israel agree to resume talks
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Obama confirms pullout from Iraq
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48 killed outside army recruitment center
4 Israelis shot dead in West Bank
Israeli, Lebanese soldiers exchange fire
48 killed outside army recruitment center
Last US combat brigade quits Iraq
U.S. combat mission in Iraq ends
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Aug.1   NW Pakistan  
  Another 30,000 people were stuck on their rooftops and in higher areas as they tried to escape rushing floodwaters
 About 30,000 troops have joined the relief effort, with large parts of the north-west submerged by the worst monsoon rains in memory
 Jerusalem  Children of illegal migrants to be deported   NW Pakistan Disease fear after Pakistan flood
 Baghdad  Disagreement over Iraq death toll

August 2 ... more > Top ^

Aug.2   UN     UN announces Gaza flotilla probe
  The secretary general has announced an investigation into an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid convoy on 31 May which killed nine Turkish activists
 NW Pakistan  Pakistan battles flood aftermath   NW Pakistan 'Millions' hit by Pakistan floods  Washington  Obama confirms pullout from Iraq   Moscow     Russian fires prompt state of emergency
  Authorities have imposed a state of emergency around about 500 towns and villages because of wildfires burning across the west of the country
 700 fires are burning, covering about 450 square miles. Most of the fires were started accidentally by people burning garbage, dropping cigarettes, or failing to extinguish campfires or barbecues properly
 NW Pakistan  Pakistan renews flood rescue bid

August 3 ... more > Top ^

Aug.3   Manhattan   'Ground Zero mosque' moves closer
Map of Ground Zero USA
  An attempt to stop a plan for a mosque near New York's Ground Zero has failed after the site was denied landmark status
  Southern Lebanon   Israeli, Lebanese soldiers exchange fire
  Israeli patrol tried to install cameras. Clashes along their volatile shared border left at least one person dead
 Louisiana  BP ready to plug 'biggest leak'   Mexico   Drug war toll since 2006 exceeds 28,000  More than 28,000 people have died in drug violence in Mexico since President Calderon took office and stepped up the fight against organized...   Louisiana     BP starts 'static kill' on well  BP has started the 'static kill' of its leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well, a step towards permanently sealing it  Baghdad  Attacks, car bomb kill 25 in Iraq  Kenya  President appeals for peaceful voting

August 4 ... more > Top ^

Aug.4   California US judge rejects gay marriage ban
  Louisiana Majority of BP spill 'dealt with'  USA  US billionaires in charity pledge   South Korea   S Korea in massive military drill  South Korea has launched its biggest-ever anti-submarine exercises, despite warnings of retaliation from the North

August 5 ... more > Top ^

Aug.5   UN Tribunal     Model tells court of 'dirty stones' gift  Naomi Campbell has testified that she was given some 'dirty-looking stones' after a 1997 dinner attended by ex-Liberian president Charles Ta...   Japan Hiroshima brings U.N. call for disarmament
 Moscow  Russia to impose grain export ban   NW Pakistan     Spreading Pakistan floods hit 4m
  The worst flooding in Pakistan's history has now affected more than four million people and left at least 1,600 dead
 Haiti  Jean announces run for presidency  London  Cameron and Zardari holding talks

August 6 ... more > Top ^

Aug.6   Moscow   Muscovites struggle to breathe
  The acrid smoke, from thousands of square miles of wildfires, drove carbon monoxide levels in Moscow 5 times higher than what is considered safe
  NW Pakistan Pakistan floods 'hit 14m people'   Chile     33 workers trapped in mine
Map of Copiapo Chile
  130 people were working to rescue the miners after the main ramp into the mine was blocked
 Pakistan  Pakistan on flooding 'red alert'

August 7 ... more > Top ^

Aug.7   Northern Afghanistan   Taliban kills medics, including Americans
Map of Badakhshan Afghanistan
  Ten people -- including at least six Americans -- were killed by gunmen. The foreigners were believed to have been doctors
  Pakistan     More rain threatens to worsen floods  Heavy monsoonal downpours worsened massive flooding and weather forecasts provided little hope of drying out in the next few days  Cuba  Fidel Castro delivers rare speech   Colombia Santos sworn in as Colombian president

August 8 ... more > Top ^

Aug.8   Western China   Landslides kill at least 127 in China
Map of Bailong River China
  About 1,300 people are missing after the landslides, which were triggered by heavy rains. 1,300 missing. 45,000 people evacuated.    Ga...
  North Korea   North Korea 'holds Southern boat'
  Daeseung , a South Korean fishing boat missing in the Sea of Japan has been detained by the North
  Pakistan Pakistan hit by deadly landslips
 Colombia  Venezuela-Colombia talks agreed

August 9 ... more > Top ^

Aug.9   UN Tribunal Taylor 'gave diamonds to model'
 Washington  Gates seeks cuts in US military  Western China  Death toll hits 337 in China mudslides  Pakistan  UN to launch Pakistan flood appeal

August 10 ... more > Top ^

Aug.10   Colombia   Colombia, Venezuela to restore ties
  Venezuela and Colombia wiped the slate clean and will re-establish diplomatic relations after a meeting between the heads of the states
  Global H1N1 public health emergency over
  Western China China landslide death toll soars  Bolivia  Protesters cut off Andean city   Western China Storms threaten landslide rescue effort

August 11 ... more > Top ^

Aug.11   Pakistan     Desperation as flood misery grows   Floodwater triggered by heavy monsoon rains is surging south along the Indus River, forcing people from their homes   Rwanda Kagame re-elected in landslide
 Guantanamo  Jury: prison for bin Laden's driver

August 12 ... more > Top ^

Aug.12  Pakistan  Zardari tries to ease flood anger  Moscow  Moscow 'hiding heatstroke cases'

August 13 ... more > Top ^

Aug.13   Moscow Russia set to fuel Iran reactor
 Washington  Obama backs 'Ground Zero mosque'  Guam  7.2 quake hits south of Mariana Islands  Pakistan  UN ramps up Pakistan medical aid

August 14 ... more > Top ^

Aug.14   Pakistan   Pakistan says 20m hit by floods
  Pakistan marked its 63rd birthday in the solemnity befitting a nation one-fifth under water. 1,400 people have died.    PM Yusuf Raza Gilani says 20 million people have been affected by t...
  Tribal Areas   U.S. drone attacks kills 12 militants   A militant hideout was targeted by a missile in the village of Issori in North Waziristan   Pakistan U.S. helicopters arrive to assist relief   Russia Russia ban on grain export begins  China  China mourns Gansu landslide dead  Russia  Satellite images show scope of wildfires

August 15 ... more > Top ^

Aug.15   Pakistan U.N. chief urges faster aid to Pakistan
 Washington  Petraeus hedges over Afghan exit  Southern California  8 spectators killed at car race   Japan Japanese economy slows unexpectedly

August 16 ... more > Top ^

Aug.16   Colombia   737 breaks apart on island landing
Map of island of San Andres Colombia
  One passenger was killed after an airplane crashed in bad weather and broke apart while attempting to land on the island of San Andres.    124 people were injured, many of them scattered on the darkene...
  North Mexico Mayor of Santiago kidnapped and killed  Pakistan  Millions of children at risk of flood diseases   Pakistan World Bank to loan Pakistan $900m  USA  Astronauts on spacewalk  Louisiana  Gulf oil spreads east on sea floor

August 17 ... more > Top ^

Aug.17   Baghdad   48 killed outside army recruitment center  A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest in central Baghdad as men were queuing up outside an Iraqi army recruitment center  Pakistan  Looting, violence in flood-ravaged Pakist.  Pakistan  Pakistan aid 'will reach victims'

August 18 ... more > Top ^

Aug.18   Southern Iraq   Last US combat brigade quits Iraq   The 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division began crossing by land into Kuwait in the early hours of Thursday morning  South Africa  Mandela aide quits over diamonds   France   France to begin Roma deportations  France is to begin deporting Gypsies back to Romania, as part of a crackdown on illegal camps in the country

August 19 ... more > Top ^

Aug.19   Pakistan   Floods leave 4 million homeless  The estimate of the number of Pakistanis left homeless by massive flooding has doubled to 4 million  Romania  Fifth baby dies after hospital fire  Washington  US pledges Pakistan full support   Australia Poll: Dead heat in Australian election


August 20 ... more > Top ^

Aug.20   Washington     Palestinians, Israel agree to resume talks
  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: The talks, involving other regional and international players, are intended to resolve all 'final status' issues
 Southern Iran  Iran to start up first nuclear reactor   Haiti Jean's presidential bid rejected


August 21 ... more > Top ^

Aug.21   Southern Iran   Iran's first nuclear plant begins fueling
Map of Bushehr Iran
  Iran began fueling its first nuclear energy plant. Western nations have questioned whether the fuel will be used solely for electricity
 The transfer of nuclear fuel was being watched by the International Atomic Energy Agency and senior officials from Iran and Russia
  Australia     Australia set for hung parliament
  Neither of the two main rivals likely to win the 76 seats needed for an outright majority. PM Julia Gillard vowed that she would 'keep fighting'.    Predictions: 73 seats for the opposition coalition, 72 f...
  Sweden     Warrant dropped for WikiLeaks founder  Swedish authorities revoked an arrest warrant that had alleged rape against the founder and editor of the whistle-blowing website, Julian As...  Pakistan  Pakistanis race to flee approaching water  Australia  Independents to decide next government  Venezuela  Venezuela defends flights to Iran, Syria

August 22 ... more > Top ^

Aug.22   Pakistan   Disease threat follows Pakistan floods
  Cases of acute diarrhea have topped 204,000. The number of skin diseases -- such as scabies -- has topped 263,300
 Pakistan  Thousands flee South Pakistan floods   Chile     33 trapped miners alive after 17 days Map of Copiapo Chile
  Miners are alive and in a shelter, President Pinera said, raising hopes for the first time in the nearly 3 weeks since the mine collapsed
 Rescuers retrieved a note from the mine that said all of the miners are alive
 UN  World 'slow to give' to Pakistan  Manila  Tourists taken hostage in bus

August 23 ... more > Top ^

Aug.23   Manila   Bloody end to hostage siege
  Rolando Mendoza, a former police officer upset at having lost his job, took hostage a busload of tourists from Hong Kong and killed eight of them.    Hong Kong urged its residents to cut short...
  Chile Supplies sent to trapped miners
 Florida  Tiger Woods and his wife divorce  Pakistan  Pakistan seeks IMF help on floods

August 24 ... more > Top ^

Aug.24   Colombia 3 teens on Facebook hit list killed
 Chile  Mental ordeal awaits trapped miners  Washington  General warns on Afghan deadline

August 25 ... more > Top ^

Aug.25   Pakistan   US warns of Pakistan aid threat  The Pakistani Taliban are planning to attack foreigners helping with flood relief efforts in the country, a senior US official has warned   Chile Trapped miners building shrine
 Pakistan  Flood victims give USAID chief an earful   North Mexico   Migrant link in Mexico killings. 72 died Map of Tamaulipas Mexico
  72 people found murdered at a ranch in the north of the country say they were migrants from South and Central America trying to reach the U.S.
  China     Kim Jong Il making China visit
  North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is visiting China, the South Korean JoongAng Daily reported Thursday


August 26 ... more > Top ^

Aug.26   Chile Trapped miners send video messages
  Pakistan Pakistan urges 500,000 new evacuations  UN  UN review after Pakistan 'threat'  Chile  Miner family suing owners   North Korea   US citizen freed in North Korea by Carter  Former US President Jimmy Carter has secured the release of Aijalon Mahli Gomes, 31, detained in North Korea

August 27 ... more > Top ^

Aug.27  North Mexico  Lead investigator massacre is missing  Monaco  Atletico Madrid claim Super Cup  Chile  Plan to rescue miners quicker in works   Washington   US recovery 'slower than expected'  Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has laid out four 'unconventional' policy options to boost the US economy   Chile Five Chilean miners 'depressed'
  Afghanistan Taliban hit allied Afghan bases  Iraq  Iraq on high alert over bombing fears

August 28 ... more > Top ^

Aug.28  Washington  Anger as US conservatives rally   Chile     'Plan B' for quicker mine rescue   Mining engineers have come up with a that could halve the time it will take to rescue the 33 miners trapped inside a mine since August 5   England   Arrest over cricket 'bets scam'
  A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged cricket betting scam centred on the current Test between Pakistan and England at Lord's
  Sumatra Thousands flee Indonesia volcano  London  Britain demands Israeli soldier's release

August 29 ... more > Top ^

Aug.29  England  UK police quiz Pakistan players   Niger     Niger flooding displaces nearly 200,000  The United Nations is calling on donors and aid agencies to send shelter material, blankets. The flooding has displaced at least 198,740 peo...   New Orleans Obama hails spirit of New Orleans
 England  Cricket 'betting scam' man bailed  Rome  Gadhafi arrives in Italy to observe ties  Chile  Chile miners speak to loved ones

August 30 ... more > Top ^

Aug.30   Netherlands     Dutch arrest two men after flight from US   The men may have been trying to test U.S. airport security by putting bottles with electronic devices attached in checked baggage   Mexico Mexico arrests trafficker Valdez
 Lesser Antilles  Earl becomes category four storm  Chile  Trapped miners to get hot food

August 31 ... more > Top ^

Aug.31   Iraq   U.S. combat mission in Iraq ends
  At 5 p.m. ET -- at a cost of more than 4,400 U.S. military personnel killed and 30,000 wounded -- thes combat mission officially drew to a close
 President Barack Obama announced the conclusion of the combat mission in a speech from the Oval Office. He said Americans who served in Iraq 'completed every mission they were given'
  Chile     Drilling to reach miners begins Map of Copiapo Chile
  Drilling has begun as part of an effort to reach the 33 miners who have been trapped underground in Chile for more than three weeks
  West Bank 4 Israelis shot dead in West Bank  Washington  Obama 'awed' by US Iraq sacrifice


Israeli, Lebanese soldiers exchange fire




World, August 2010 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2010
Aug.1  Baghdad  Disagreement over Iraq death toll
Aug.2  Washington  Obama confirms pullout from Iraq
Aug.3   Southern Lebanon
  Israeli patrol tried to install cameras. Clashes along their volatile shared border left at least one person dead
Aug.4   South Korea S Korea in massive military drill  South Korea has launched its biggest-ever anti-submarine exercises, despite warnings of retaliation from the North Aug.7   Northern Afghanistan Taliban kills medics, including Americans
Map of Badakhshan Afghanistan
  Ten people -- including at least six Americans -- were killed by gunmen. The foreigners were believed to have been doctors
Aug.8   North Korea North Korea 'holds Southern boat'
  Daeseung , a South Korean fishing boat missing in the Sea of Japan has been detained by the North
Aug.9   UN Tribunal Taylor 'gave diamonds to model'
Aug.9  Washington  Gates seeks cuts in US military Aug.14   Tribal Areas U.S. drone attacks kills 12 militants   A militant hideout was targeted by a missile in the village of Issori in North Waziristan Aug.14   Pakistan U.S. helicopters arrive to assist relief Aug.15  Washington  Petraeus hedges over Afghan exit Aug.17   Baghdad 48 killed outside army recruitment center  A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest in central Baghdad as men were queuing up outside an Iraqi army recruitment center Aug.18   Southern Iraq Last US combat brigade quits Iraq   The 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division began crossing by land into Kuwait in the early hours of Thursday morning Aug.20   Washington   Palestinians, Israel agree to resume talks
  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: The talks, involving other regional and international players, are intended to resolve all 'final status' issues
Aug.24  Washington  General warns on Afghan deadline Aug.27   Afghanistan Taliban hit allied Afghan bases
Aug.28  London  Britain demands Israeli soldier's release Aug.31   Iraq U.S. combat mission in Iraq ends
  At 5 p.m. ET -- at a cost of more than 4,400 U.S. military personnel killed and 30,000 wounded -- thes combat mission officially drew to a close
 President Barack Obama announced the conclusion of the combat mission in a speech from the Oval Office. He said Americans who served in Iraq 'completed every mission they were given'
Aug.31  Washington  Obama 'awed' by US Iraq sacrifice



World, August 2010 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2010 Aug.1   NW Pakistan   More than 1,100 dead in flooding
  Another 30,000 people were stuck on their rooftops and in higher areas as they tried to escape rushing floodwaters
 About 30,000 troops have joined the relief effort, with large parts of the north-west submerged by the worst monsoon rains in memory
Aug.1   NW Pakistan Disease fear after Pakistan flood Aug.2  NW Pakistan  Pakistan battles flood aftermath Aug.2   NW Pakistan 'Millions' hit by Pakistan floods Aug.2   Moscow   Russian fires prompt state of emergency
  Authorities have imposed a state of emergency around about 500 towns and villages because of wildfires burning across the west of the country
 700 fires are burning, covering about 450 square miles. Most of the fires were started accidentally by people burning garbage, dropping cigarettes, or failing to extinguish campfires or barbecues properly
Aug.2  NW Pakistan  Pakistan renews flood rescue bid Aug.3  Louisiana  BP ready to plug 'biggest leak' Aug.3   Louisiana   BP starts 'static kill' on well  BP has started the 'static kill' of its leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well, a step towards permanently sealing it Aug.4   Louisiana Majority of BP spill 'dealt with' Aug.5   NW Pakistan   Spreading Pakistan floods hit 4m
  The worst flooding in Pakistan's history has now affected more than four million people and left at least 1,600 dead
Aug.6   Moscow Muscovites struggle to breathe
  The acrid smoke, from thousands of square miles of wildfires, drove carbon monoxide levels in Moscow 5 times higher than what is considered safe
Aug.6   NW Pakistan Pakistan floods 'hit 14m people' Aug.6   Chile   33 workers trapped in mine
Map of Copiapo Chile
  130 people were working to rescue the miners after the main ramp into the mine was blocked
Aug.6  Pakistan  Pakistan on flooding 'red alert' Aug.7   Pakistan   More rain threatens to worsen floods  Heavy monsoonal downpours worsened massive flooding and weather forecasts provided little hope of drying out in the next few days Aug.8   Western China Landslides kill at least 127 in China Map of Bailong River China
  About 1,300 people are missing after the landslides, which were triggered by heavy rains. 1,300 missing. 45,000 people evacuated.    Ga...
Aug.8   Pakistan Pakistan hit by deadly landslips Aug.9  Western China  Death toll hits 337 in China mudslides Aug.9  Pakistan  UN to launch Pakistan flood appeal Aug.10   Global H1N1 public health emergency over Aug.10   Western China China landslide death toll soars Aug.10   Western China Storms threaten landslide rescue effort Aug.11   Pakistan   Desperation as flood misery grows   Floodwater triggered by heavy monsoon rains is surging south along the Indus River, forcing people from their homes Aug.12  Pakistan  Zardari tries to ease flood anger Aug.12  Moscow  Moscow 'hiding heatstroke cases' Aug.13  Guam  7.2 quake hits south of Mariana Islands Aug.13  Pakistan  UN ramps up Pakistan medical aid Aug.14   Pakistan Pakistan says 20m hit by floods
  Pakistan marked its 63rd birthday in the solemnity befitting a nation one-fifth under water. 1,400 people have died.    PM Yusuf Raza Gilani says 20 million people have been affected by t...
Aug.14   Pakistan U.S. helicopters arrive to assist relief
Aug.14   Russia Russia ban on grain export begins Aug.14  China  China mourns Gansu landslide dead Aug.14  Russia  Satellite images show scope of wildfires Aug.15   Pakistan U.N. chief urges faster aid to Pakistan Aug.15  Southern California  8 spectators killed at car race Aug.16   Colombia 737 breaks apart on island landing Map of island of San Andres Colombia
  One passenger was killed after an airplane crashed in bad weather and broke apart while attempting to land on the island of San Andres.    124 people were injured, many of them scattered on the darkene...
Aug.16  Pakistan  Millions of children at risk of flood diseases Aug.16  Louisiana  Gulf oil spreads east on sea floor Aug.17  Pakistan  Looting, violence in flood-ravaged Pakist. Aug.17  Pakistan  Pakistan aid 'will reach victims' Aug.19   Pakistan Floods leave 4 million homeless  The estimate of the number of Pakistanis left homeless by massive flooding has doubled to 4 million Aug.19  Romania  Fifth baby dies after hospital fire Aug.19  Washington  US pledges Pakistan full support Aug.21  Pakistan  Pakistanis race to flee approaching water Aug.22   Pakistan Disease threat follows Pakistan floods
  Cases of acute diarrhea have topped 204,000. The number of skin diseases -- such as scabies -- has topped 263,300
Aug.22  Pakistan  Thousands flee South Pakistan floods Aug.22   Chile   33 trapped miners alive after 17 days
Map of Copiapo Chile
  Miners are alive and in a shelter, President Pinera said, raising hopes for the first time in the nearly 3 weeks since the mine collapsed
 Rescuers retrieved a note from the mine that said all of the miners are alive
Aug.22  UN  World 'slow to give' to Pakistan Aug.23   Chile Supplies sent to trapped miners Aug.23  Pakistan  Pakistan seeks IMF help on floods Aug.24  Chile  Mental ordeal awaits trapped miners Aug.25   Chile Trapped miners building shrine Aug.25  Pakistan  Flood victims give USAID chief an earful Aug.26   Chile Trapped miners send video messages Aug.26   Pakistan Pakistan urges 500,000 new evacuations Aug.26  Chile  Miner family suing owners Aug.27  Chile  Plan to rescue miners quicker in works Aug.27   Chile Five Chilean miners 'depressed' Aug.28   Chile   'Plan B' for quicker mine rescue   Mining engineers have come up with a that could halve the time it will take to rescue the 33 miners trapped inside a mine since August 5 Aug.28   Sumatra Thousands flee Indonesia volcano Aug.29   Niger   Niger flooding displaces nearly 200,000  The United Nations is calling on donors and aid agencies to send shelter material, blankets. The flooding has displaced at least 198,740 peo... Aug.29   New Orleans Obama hails spirit of New Orleans Aug.29  Chile  Chile miners speak to loved ones Aug.30  Lesser Antilles  Earl becomes category four storm Aug.30  Chile  Trapped miners to get hot food Aug.31   Chile   Drilling to reach miners begins Map of Copiapo Chile
  Drilling has begun as part of an effort to reach the 33 miners who have been trapped underground in Chile for more than three weeks




World, August 2010 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2010 Aug.15  Southern California  8 spectators killed at car race Aug.23  Florida  Tiger Woods and his wife divorce Aug.27  Monaco  Atletico Madrid claim Super Cup Aug.28   England Arrest over cricket 'bets scam'
  A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged cricket betting scam centred on the current Test between Pakistan and England at Lord's
Aug.29  England  UK police quiz Pakistan players Aug.29  England  Cricket 'betting scam' man bailed



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2010 Aug.3  Louisiana  BP ready to plug 'biggest leak' Aug.3   Louisiana   BP starts 'static kill' on well  BP has started the 'static kill' of its leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well, a step towards permanently sealing it Aug.4   Louisiana Majority of BP spill 'dealt with'
Aug.4  USA  US billionaires in charity pledge Aug.5   UN Tribunal   Model tells court of 'dirty stones' gift  Naomi Campbell has testified that she was given some 'dirty-looking stones' after a 1997 dinner attended by ex-Liberian president Charles Ta... Aug.5  Moscow  Russia to impose grain export ban Aug.5  Haiti  Jean announces run for presidency Aug.9  Washington  Gates seeks cuts in US military Aug.13   Moscow Russia set to fuel Iran reactor Aug.14   Russia Russia ban on grain export begins Aug.15   Japan Japanese economy slows unexpectedly Aug.16   Pakistan World Bank to loan Pakistan $900m Aug.20  Southern Iran  Iran to start up first nuclear reactor Aug.20   Haiti Jean's presidential bid rejected Aug.21   Southern Iran Iran's first nuclear plant begins fueling
Map of Bushehr Iran
  Iran began fueling its first nuclear energy plant. Western nations have questioned whether the fuel will be used solely for electricity
 The transfer of nuclear fuel was being watched by the International Atomic Energy Agency and senior officials from Iran and Russia
Aug.21  Venezuela  Venezuela defends flights to Iran, Syria Aug.22  Manila  Tourists taken hostage in bus Aug.26  Chile  Miner family suing owners Aug.27   Washington US recovery 'slower than expected'  Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has laid out four 'unconventional' policy options to boost the US economy



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2010 Aug.3   Mexico Drug war toll since 2006 exceeds 28,000  More than 28,000 people have died in drug violence in Mexico since President Calderon took office and stepped up the fight against organized... Aug.3  Baghdad  Attacks, car bomb kill 25 in Iraq Aug.5   UN Tribunal   Model tells court of 'dirty stones' gift  Naomi Campbell has testified that she was given some 'dirty-looking stones' after a 1997 dinner attended by ex-Liberian president Charles Ta... Aug.7   Northern Afghanistan Taliban kills medics, including Americans
Map of Badakhshan Afghanistan
  Ten people -- including at least six Americans -- were killed by gunmen. The foreigners were believed to have been doctors
Aug.9   UN Tribunal Taylor 'gave diamonds to model' Aug.11  Guantanamo  Jury: prison for bin Laden's driver Aug.16   North Mexico Mayor of Santiago kidnapped and killed Aug.17   Baghdad 48 killed outside army recruitment center  A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest in central Baghdad as men were queuing up outside an Iraqi army recruitment center Aug.17  Pakistan  Looting, violence in flood-ravaged Pakist. Aug.21   Sweden   Warrant dropped for WikiLeaks founder  Swedish authorities revoked an arrest warrant that had alleged rape against the founder and editor of the whistle-blowing website, Julian As... Aug.22  Manila  Tourists taken hostage in bus Aug.23   Manila Bloody end to hostage siege
  Rolando Mendoza, a former police officer upset at having lost his job, took hostage a busload of tourists from Hong Kong and killed eight of them.    Hong Kong urged its residents to cut short...
Aug.24   Colombia 3 teens on Facebook hit list killed
Aug.25   Pakistan US warns of Pakistan aid threat  The Pakistani Taliban are planning to attack foreigners helping with flood relief efforts in the country, a senior US official has warned Aug.25   North Mexico Migrant link in Mexico killings. 72 died Map of Tamaulipas Mexico
  72 people found murdered at a ranch in the north of the country say they were migrants from South and Central America trying to reach the U.S.
Aug.26   North Korea US citizen freed in North Korea by Carter  Former US President Jimmy Carter has secured the release of Aijalon Mahli Gomes, 31, detained in North Korea Aug.27  North Mexico  Lead investigator massacre is missing Aug.27  Iraq  Iraq on high alert over bombing fears Aug.28   England Arrest over cricket 'bets scam'
  A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged cricket betting scam centred on the current Test between Pakistan and England at Lord's
Aug.29  England  UK police quiz Pakistan players Aug.29  England  Cricket 'betting scam' man bailed Aug.30   Netherlands   Dutch arrest two men after flight from US   The men may have been trying to test U.S. airport security by putting bottles with electronic devices attached in checked baggage Aug.30   Mexico Mexico arrests trafficker Valdez
Aug.31   West Bank 4 Israelis shot dead in West Bank



World, August 2010 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2010 Aug.1  Jerusalem  Children of illegal migrants to be deported Aug.2   UN   UN announces Gaza flotilla probe
  The secretary general has announced an investigation into an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid convoy on 31 May which killed nine Turkish activists
Aug.2   Moscow   Russian fires prompt state of emergency
  Authorities have imposed a state of emergency around about 500 towns and villages because of wildfires burning across the west of the country
 700 fires are burning, covering about 450 square miles. Most of the fires were started accidentally by people burning garbage, dropping cigarettes, or failing to extinguish campfires or barbecues properly
Aug.3   Manhattan 'Ground Zero mosque' moves closer
Map of Ground Zero USA
  An attempt to stop a plan for a mosque near New York's Ground Zero has failed after the site was denied landmark status
Aug.3  Kenya  President appeals for peaceful voting Aug.4   California US judge rejects gay marriage ban Aug.4  USA  US billionaires in charity pledge Aug.5   Japan Hiroshima brings U.N. call for disarmament Aug.5  Haiti  Jean announces run for presidency Aug.5  London  Cameron and Zardari holding talks Aug.7  Cuba  Fidel Castro delivers rare speech Aug.7   Colombia Santos sworn in as Colombian president Aug.8  Colombia  Venezuela-Colombia talks agreed Aug.9  Washington  Gates seeks cuts in US military Aug.10   Colombia Colombia, Venezuela to restore ties
  Venezuela and Colombia wiped the slate clean and will re-establish diplomatic relations after a meeting between the heads of the states
Aug.10  Bolivia  Protesters cut off Andean city Aug.11   Rwanda Kagame re-elected in landslide
Aug.12  Pakistan  Zardari tries to ease flood anger Aug.13   Moscow Russia set to fuel Iran reactor Aug.13  Washington  Obama backs 'Ground Zero mosque' Aug.13  Pakistan  UN ramps up Pakistan medical aid Aug.14   Pakistan Pakistan says 20m hit by floods
  Pakistan marked its 63rd birthday in the solemnity befitting a nation one-fifth under water. 1,400 people have died.    PM Yusuf Raza Gilani says 20 million people have been affected by t...
Aug.14  China  China mourns Gansu landslide dead Aug.15   Pakistan U.N. chief urges faster aid to Pakistan Aug.16   North Mexico Mayor of Santiago kidnapped and killed Aug.16   Pakistan World Bank to loan Pakistan $900m Aug.16  USA  Astronauts on spacewalk Aug.17  Pakistan  Pakistan aid 'will reach victims' Aug.18  South Africa  Mandela aide quits over diamonds Aug.18   France France to begin Roma deportations  France is to begin deporting Gypsies back to Romania, as part of a crackdown on illegal camps in the country Aug.19  Washington  US pledges Pakistan full support Aug.19   Australia Poll: Dead heat in Australian election Aug.20   Washington   Palestinians, Israel agree to resume talks
  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: The talks, involving other regional and international players, are intended to resolve all 'final status' issues
Aug.20  Southern Iran  Iran to start up first nuclear reactor Aug.20   Haiti Jean's presidential bid rejected Aug.21   Southern Iran Iran's first nuclear plant begins fueling Map of Bushehr Iran
  Iran began fueling its first nuclear energy plant. Western nations have questioned whether the fuel will be used solely for electricity
 The transfer of nuclear fuel was being watched by the International Atomic Energy Agency and senior officials from Iran and Russia
Aug.21   Australia   Australia set for hung parliament
  Neither of the two main rivals likely to win the 76 seats needed for an outright majority. PM Julia Gillard vowed that she would 'keep fighting'.    Predictions: 73 seats for the opposition coalition, 72 f...
Aug.21  Australia  Independents to decide next government Aug.21  Venezuela  Venezuela defends flights to Iran, Syria Aug.22  UN  World 'slow to give' to Pakistan Aug.23  Pakistan  Pakistan seeks IMF help on floods Aug.24  Washington  General warns on Afghan deadline Aug.25   Pakistan US warns of Pakistan aid threat  The Pakistani Taliban are planning to attack foreigners helping with flood relief efforts in the country, a senior US official has warned Aug.25   Chile Trapped miners building shrine
Aug.25  Pakistan  Flood victims give USAID chief an earful Aug.25   North Mexico Migrant link in Mexico killings. 72 died Map of Tamaulipas Mexico
  72 people found murdered at a ranch in the north of the country say they were migrants from South and Central America trying to reach the U.S.
Aug.25   China   Kim Jong Il making China visit
  North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is visiting China, the South Korean JoongAng Daily reported Thursday
Aug.26  UN  UN review after Pakistan 'threat' Aug.26   North Korea US citizen freed in North Korea by Carter  Former US President Jimmy Carter has secured the release of Aijalon Mahli Gomes, 31, detained in North Korea Aug.28  Washington  Anger as US conservatives rally Aug.28  London  Britain demands Israeli soldier's release Aug.29   New Orleans Obama hails spirit of New Orleans
Aug.29  Rome  Gadhafi arrives in Italy to observe ties