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08-01 Snowden leaves airport, can stay in Russia, lawyer says Moscow
2. 08-01 Berlusconi rages at prison ruling Rome
3. 08-02 U.S. issues global travel alert due to al Qaeda threat Washington
4. 08-03 President Mugabe re-elected amid fraud claims Zimbabwe
F. 08-05 Brothers strangled to death by python that escaped from Canadian pet store Campbellton, New Brunswick, Maritime Provinces
G. 08-06 Major fire closes Nairobi airport Nairobi, Kenya
H. 08-10 69 killed by wave of bombings in Iraq Baghdad
I. 08-11 Typhoon batters Philippines; 23 fishermen missing Aurora, Philippines
J. 08-13 Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners Beitunia, West Bank

Summary.     Click for More > Syrian rebels allege chemical attack Map of Damascus
  Snowden leaves airport, can stay in Russia, lawyer says  National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden's application for political asylum has been approved, and he has left a Moscow airport Berlusconi rages at prison ruling U.S. issues global travel alert due to al Qaeda threat President Mugabe re-elected amid fraud claims Brothers strangled to death by python that escaped from Canadian pet store Major fire closes Nairobi airport   The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) had been closed and passengers evacuated 69 killed by wave of bombings in Iraq Typhoon batters Philippines; 23 fishermen missing Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners Pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo cleared. 638 killed   Supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi say security forces have begun an operation to clear two protest camps in the capital Indian submarine hit by explosion  At least 18 sailors are feared to be trapped on board an Indian submarine that caught fire after an explosion in a Mumbai dockyard Israel-Palestinian peace talks begin   The first direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in three years have begun in Jerusalem, say Israeli officials Dozens dead in Egypt 'day of anger' Ferry sinks after collision off Philippines 36 killed as Muslim Brotherhood members try to escape prison truck Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leader held   Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in Wikileaks case Map of Fort Meade Maryland USA
Aug.1   Moscow
 Ohio  Ariel Castro is sentenced for Cleveland abductions
 Washington  US embassies to shut over threat
  Rome
Aug.2   Washington
Aug.3   Zimbabwe
Aug.4  Tehran  Rouhani takes over as Iran's president
Aug.5  Yemen  Chatter in Yemen led to U.S. warnings
  Maritime Provinces
 New York  Yankees' Alex Rodriguez in baseball doping ban
 Cairo  Talks gather pace as US senators arrive
Aug.6  Yemen  US flies embassy staff out of Yemen
  Kenya
Aug.7  Washington  Obama cancels Putin talks over Snowden
Aug.8  West Pakistan  Bomb kills 30 at Pakistani police official's funeral
 Damascus  Syria denies Assad 'convoy attack'
 Yemen  Slew of drone strikes in Yemen kill dozens
 Lahore  US withdraws diplomats from Lahore
Aug.9  Yemen  3 US drone strikes kill 12 militants in Yemen
Aug.10  Indonesia  6 people swept away by hot lava flow after volcano erupts
 Morocco  16 Moroccan royal guards die in bus crash
  Baghdad
Aug.11  Jerusalem  Israel approves prisoner release
  Philippines
Aug.12  Washington  US eyes criminal justice shake-up
 Northern Nigeria  Gunmen kill 44 at Nigeria mosque
Aug.13   West Bank
  Cairo
  Mumbai
Aug.14  Cairo  Egypt declares national emergency
 Alabama  Two pilots killed in UPS plane crash
  Jerusalem
 European Union  World condemns Egypt crackdown
Aug.15  Beirut  Car bomb rocks Hezbollah stronghold
 Cairo  Egypt poised for renewed protests
Aug.16  Cairo  Deaths as Cairo violence resumes
  Cairo
  Southern Philippines
Aug.17  Cairo  Security forces 'clear Cairo mosque'
Aug.18   Cairo
 Bihar  India express train kills people crossing track
Aug.19  Sinai  25 soldiers killed in a Sinai ambush
  Cairo
 Pakistan  Musharraf charged over Bhutto case
Aug.20  Northern Japan  Japan raising Fukushima leak alert
Aug.21   Baltimore
  The US soldier convicted of handing a trove of secret government documents to anti-secrecy website has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.    Pte First Class Manning, 25, was convicted in Ju...
 Cairo  Egypt court orders Mubarak freed
  Damascus
  Opposition groups claimed that hundreds were killed when the government used chemical agents in rebel strongholds in the Damascus countryside
 Footage shows people carrying limp bodies, some haphazardly covered in sheets, others splayed, nearly nude, on the floor. The allegations come as a U.N. group arrived in Syria to determine whether either side in the conflict is using chemical weapons
  China Bo Xilai: Disgraced politician goes on trial Aug.22  Northern Israel  Blasts heard in northern Israel   California Tourists flee wildfire near Yosemite   A huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park has forced scores of tourists to flee during peak season and is threatening several thousand hom...  Mumbai  Mumbai photojournalist gang-raped Aug.23   Northern Lebanon Twin bombings rock mosques in Tripoli, Lebanon  Washington  Obama: Syria chemicals grave concern  Texas  Fort Hood gunman Hasan convicted Aug.24  Damascus  MSF-backed hospitals treated Syria 'chemical victims' Aug.25  Mexico  Mexico migrant train derails; at least 5 dead Aug.26   Damascus Syria: U.N. team comes under sniper fire  California  US wildfire covers ash on reservoir Aug.27  Washington  US 'ready' to launch Syria strike  Mexico  Mexico mudslides and floods kill 14  Washington  Biden: 'No doubt' Syria used chemical arms Aug.28   Washington Obama 'sure Syria behind attack' Aug.29  London  David Cameron makes case for military action   London UK MPs vote against Syria action   British MPs have voted to reject possible military action against the Assad regime in Syria to deter the use of chemical weapons Aug.30  Paris  France backs US on Syria action  Washington  Syria attack killed 1,429 - Kerry  South Africa  Mandela returns home from hospital  Syria  UN team quits Syria as US weighs strike Aug.31  Moscow  Putin challenges US on Syria claims  Washington  Obama to seek Congress vote on Syria



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August 1 ... more > Top ^

Aug.1   Moscow  
  National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden's application for political asylum has been approved, and he has left a Moscow airport
  Ohio   Ariel Castro is sentenced for Cleveland abductions   One of three women held in an Ohio home for about a decade has told their captor he will 'face hell for eternity', as he was jailed for life   Washington US embassies to shut over threat
 Washington  US fury at Snowden's Russian asylum  Chile  Anger in Chile over ruling on 2010 mine collapse   Rome     Berlusconi rages at prison ruling
  Ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi has broadcast an angry video message after his prison sentence for tax fraud was upheld by the country's highest court


August 2 ... more > Top ^

Aug.2  Washington  US employment up by 162,000 in July   Washington     U.S. issues global travel alert due to al Qaeda threat
  A global travel alert issued by the State Department warned al Qaeda may launch attacks in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond in coming weeks


August 3 ... more > Top ^

Aug.3   Zimbabwe     President Mugabe re-elected amid fraud claims
  Mugabe's Zanu-PF party has won a two-thirds majority in parliament after Wednesday's election, Zimbabwe's electoral commission announced.    Mugabe, 89, won 61% of the vote, agains...
 Nepal  2 arrested in case of missing American woman  Afghanistan  9 Afghans killed in suicide bombing on Indian consulate  Washington  US and UK concern over Zimbabwe vote

August 4 ... more > Top ^

Aug.4  China  China bans NZ dairy imports in scare  NW Pakistan  Pakistan and Afghanistan monsoon floods kill dozens   Tehran   Rouhani takes over as Iran's president   Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has urged the West to drop sanctions and treat Tehran with respect, during his inauguration speech to parli...

August 5 ... more > Top ^

Aug.5   Yemen Chatter in Yemen led to U.S. warnings  Washington  US extends embassy closures  Istanbul  Turkish general jailed over 'plot'   Maritime Provinces   Brothers strangled to death by python that escaped from Canadian pet store Map of Campbellton New Brunswick Canada
  The brothers, aged five and seven, were sleeping in a friend's apartment above the pet store when the snake strangled them
  New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez in baseball doping ban   Cairo Talks gather pace as US senators arrive  North Korea  UN sends food aid to 38,000 N. Korea flood victims

August 6 ... more > Top ^

Aug.6   Yemen     US flies embassy staff out of Yemen   A pair of suspected U.S. drone strikes killed 4 al Qaeda militants in Yemen as the United States maintained a heightened security alert in the...  USA  Childhood obesity rates fall in US   Kenya   Major fire closes Nairobi airport
Map of Nairobi Kenya
  The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) had been closed and passengers evacuated
 Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) has been closed, passengers evacuated and incoming flights diverted


August 7 ... more > Top ^

Aug.7   Washington     Obama cancels Putin talks over Snowden  US President Barack Obama has cancelled a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin after Russia's decision to grant asylum to intelligence...  China  First human-to-human transmission of H7N9 bird flu  Moscow  Russia 'disappointed' at Obama snub  European Union  US-EU call to end Egypt 'stalemate'

August 8 ... more > Top ^

Aug.8   West Pakistan Bomb kills 30 at Pakistani police official's funeral
  Damascus Syria denies Assad 'convoy attack'  Afghanistan  14 die when bomb explodes at cemetery gathering   Yemen   Slew of drone strikes in Yemen kill dozens   Drone strikes against militants are intensifying as the U.S. Embassy there and in other Middle Eastern and African countries remain closed  Maritime Provinces  2 face charges in case of Canadian girl who hanged self   Lahore US withdraws diplomats from Lahore

August 9 ... more > Top ^

Aug.9  West Pakistan  Nine killed in gun attack in Pakistani city of Quetta  Washington  Obama vows reforms of surveillance  Mexico  DEA agent's alleged killer ordered released in Mexico   Yemen 3 US drone strikes kill 12 militants in Yemen


August 10 ... more > Top ^

Aug.10   Indonesia   6 people swept away by hot lava flow after volcano erupts   Gushing hot lava from an erupting volcano killed six people sleeping in a beach village on an eastern Indonesian island   Morocco 16 Moroccan royal guards die in bus crash
 Barcelona  'Human trafficking ring' broken up   Baghdad   69 killed by wave of bombings in Iraq
  A wave of bomb attacks has hit Iraq as people celebrated the Eid al-Fitr festival marking the end of Ramadan, with more than 60 reported dead
 Mali  Mali to vote in presidential election run-off

August 11 ... more > Top ^

Aug.11  West Bank  New Israel homes anger Palestinians   Jerusalem Israel approves prisoner release
 Moscow  Athletics: Bolt reclaims sprint world title   Philippines     Typhoon batters Philippines; 23 fishermen missing Map of Aurora Philippines
  A powerful typhoon Utor made landfall in the northern Philippines, toppling power lines and dumping heavy rains across mountains, cities
 Cairo  Morsi camps brace for crackdown

August 12 ... more > Top ^

Aug.12  Jerusalem  Israel names prisoners for release   Washington US eyes criminal justice shake-up
  Northern Nigeria Gunmen kill 44 at Nigeria mosque  Washington  Kerry hopeful on Middle East talks

August 13 ... more > Top ^

Aug.13  Israel  Palestinian prisoners 'moved' before Israel release   West Bank   Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners
Map of Beitunia Israel
  Israel has released 26 Palestinian prisoners as part of a deal that will see peace talks resume on Wednesday
 Panama  U.N. inspectors set to look over North Korean shipment   Cairo   Pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo cleared. 638 killed
Map of Cairo
  Supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi say security forces have begun an operation to clear two protest camps in the capital
 At least 3,994 injured. Violent retaliation followed in several cities across the country. The interim government declared a month-long state of emergency in response and curfews were instituted in many areas
  Mumbai   Indian submarine hit by explosion
  At least 18 sailors are feared to be trapped on board an Indian submarine that caught fire after an explosion in a Mumbai dockyard


August 14 ... more > Top ^

Aug.14   Cairo Egypt declares national emergency
  Alabama Two pilots killed in UPS plane crash   Jerusalem   Israel-Palestinian peace talks begin
  The first direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in three years have begun in Jerusalem, say Israeli officials
 Cairo  Egypt PM defends deadly crackdown   European Union World condemns Egypt crackdown


August 15 ... more > Top ^

Aug.15  Washington  Obama condemns Egypt bloodshed  Egypt  Anxiety simmers in Egypt   Beirut     Car bomb rocks Hezbollah stronghold   A car bomb rocked a southern suburb of Lebanon's capital -- an area known as a stronghold of the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah  UN Security Council  UN calls for 'restraint' in Egypt   Cairo Egypt poised for renewed protests
 New Zealand  Quakes rock central New Zealand  Mumbai  Three bodies found in sunken India submarine

August 16 ... more > Top ^

Aug.16   Cairo   Deaths as Cairo violence resumes   At least 12 people have died in central Cairo, as supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi clash again with security forces   Cairo   Dozens dead in Egypt 'day of anger'
Map of Cairo
  More than 80 people have been killed in, as protesters loyal to the ousted President Mohammed Morsi clashed with security forces.    Most of the reported deaths were in Cairo, about 25 were elsewhere. Muslim Brotherhood said on Friday that there would be a week of ...
  Southern Philippines   Ferry sinks after collision off Philippines Map of Mactan Channel Philippines
  Rescue crews have found 24 bodies, and are looking for 217 other people, after the ferry they were on collided Friday with a cargo ship
 Cairo  Egypt protesters besieged in mosque

August 17 ... more > Top ^

Aug.17   Cairo   Security forces 'clear Cairo mosque'   Egypt's security forces have cleared a Cairo mosque after a long stand-off with Muslim Brotherhood supporters barricaded inside  Southern Philippines  Many missing as Philippines ferry sinks  Cairo  Cabinet to discuss next steps after protest  North Mexico  Mexico arrests Gulf Cartel leader

August 18 ... more > Top ^

Aug.18  Northern Iraq  Syria refugees flood Iraqi Kurdistan  Moscow  Bolt completes golden hat-trick  North Korea  North Korea agrees to family reunions   Cairo   36 killed as Muslim Brotherhood members try to escape prison truck
Map of Cairo
  At least 36 people detained on suspicion of taking part in Egypt's street clashes died Sunday when they tried to escape from a prison truck convoy
 Cairo  Army chief al-Sisi: Room for all in Egypt   Bihar   India express train kills people crossing track   At least 12 people have died in the northern Indian state of Bihar after they were run over by a train at a station, reports say  Southern Philippines  Philippine ferry disaster death toll rises to 52

August 19 ... more > Top ^

Aug.19   Sinai 25 soldiers killed in a Sinai ambush
 South Africa  Pistorius charged with premeditated murder   Cairo   Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leader held Map of Nasr City Egypt
  The spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, General Guide Mohammed Badie, has been arrested in Cairo, Egyptian officials say
  Pakistan Musharraf charged over Bhutto case

August 20 ... more > Top ^

Aug.20  Cairo  Egypt court to consider Mubarak release   Northern Japan     Japan raising Fukushima leak alert   Japan's nuclear agency wants to raise the severity level of a radioactive water leak at the plant from one to three on an international scal...  Indonesia  18 killed in Indonesia church bus crash  Manila  More rain adds to misery in flooded Philippine capital

August 21 ... more > Top ^

Aug.21   Baltimore     Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in Wikileaks case
Map of Fort Meade Maryland USA
  The US soldier convicted of handing a trove of secret government documents to anti-secrecy website has been sentenced to 35 years in prison
 Pte First Class Manning, 25, was convicted in July of 20 charges against him, including espionage
  Cairo     Egypt court orders Mubarak freed   An Egyptian court has ordered the release on bail of former President Hosni Mubarak in a corruption case   Damascus     Syrian rebels allege chemical attack Map of Damascus
  Opposition groups claimed that hundreds were killed when the government used chemical agents in rebel strongholds in the Damascus countryside
 Footage shows people carrying limp bodies, some haphazardly covered in sheets, others splayed, nearly nude, on the floor. The allegations come as a U.N. group arrived in Syria to determine whether either side in the conflict is using chemical weapons
  China   Bo Xilai: Disgraced politician goes on trial Map of Jinan Shandong China
  The trial of Bo Xilai, the disgraced Chinese politician once tipped for the highest levels of power, has begun
 Cairo  Egypt's Mubarak faces house arrest

August 22 ... more > Top ^

Aug.22   Northern Israel   Blasts heard in northern Israel   Explosions have been heard in northern Israel, near the border with Lebanon. Ar raid sirens were heard, but no casualties were reported  China  Bo Xilai contests bribery charges at his trial  Cairo  Egypt's Mubarak released from jail  UN  UN chief calls for swift Syria probe   California   Tourists flee wildfire near Yosemite
Map of Yosemite National Park California
  A huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park has forced scores of tourists to flee during peak season and is threatening several thousand homes
  Mumbai Mumbai photojournalist gang-raped  Lebanon  Israeli jets bomb Lebanon target  China  Bo back in court after fiery denials

August 23 ... more > Top ^

Aug.23   Northern Lebanon   Twin bombings rock mosques in Tripoli, Lebanon
Map of Tripoli Lebanon
  Two powerful explosions ripped through neighborhoods near mosques. At least 29 people died and more than 500 were wounded
  Washington Obama: Syria chemicals grave concern   Texas     Fort Hood gunman Hasan convicted   Maj Nidal Hasan, the US Army psychiatrist who shot dead 13 comrades at a Texas Army base in 2009, has been convicted of all charges  Washington  US weighs Syria military options

August 24 ... more > Top ^

Aug.24   Damascus MSF-backed hospitals treated Syria 'chemical victims'
 Washington  Cameron and Obama warning over Syria  China  Police chief lying, says Bo Xilai

August 25 ... more > Top ^

Aug.25   Mexico Mexico migrant train derails; at least 5 dead
 Damascus  Syria to let UN inspect attack site  Baghdad  Iraq suffers wave of bomb attacks  China  'No leniency' call at Bo Xilai trial

August 26 ... more > Top ^

Aug.26   Damascus     Syria: U.N. team comes under sniper fire
Map of Moadamiyet al-Sham Syria
  U.N. inspectors appear to have reached one of the areas of an alleged chemical weapons attack outside the Syrian capital
 Mexico  Tropical Storm Fernand hits Mexico   California US wildfire covers ash on reservoir  Washington  Syria chemical attack 'undeniable'

August 27 ... more > Top ^

Aug.27   Washington     US 'ready' to launch Syria strike   American forces are 'ready' to launch strikes on Syria if President Obama chooses to order an attack, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says   Mexico Mexico mudslides and floods kill 14
  Washington Biden: 'No doubt' Syria used chemical arms  Washington  US envoy in N Korea prisoner mission  Northern Japan  Japanese agency labels radioactive leak 'serious'  Gujarat  '7 killed' in India collapse

August 28 ... more > Top ^

Aug.28  China  Police say female suspect gouged out boy's eyes  UN Security Council  Syria crisis: UK to put forward UN resolution  Washington  US marks Martin Luther King 'I have a dream' speech   Washington     Obama 'sure Syria behind attack'
  US President Barack Obama says the US has concluded that the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attacks near Damascus


August 29 ... more > Top ^

Aug.29   London David Cameron makes case for military action
 Egypt  Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood leader Beltagi   London     UK MPs vote against Syria action
  British MPs have voted to reject possible military action against the Assad regime in Syria to deter the use of chemical weapons
 Pakistan  New trial ordered for doctor linked to CIA's bin Laden search  Philadelphia  NFL in '$765m concussion settlement'  Washington  US to act in its 'best interests' over Syria crisis

August 30 ... more > Top ^

Aug.30   Paris     France backs US on Syria action   France is still ready to take action in Syria alongside the US, despite UK MPs blocking British involvement, President Francois Hollande has...   Washington     Syria attack killed 1,429 - Kerry   US Secretary of State John Kerry has accused Syrian government forces of killing 1,429 people in a chemical weapons attack in Damascus last ...  Washington  Obama: No boots on ground in Syria  Czech Republic  Bayern Munich claim UEFA Super Cup   South Africa     Mandela returns home from hospital   Former South African President Nelson Mandela has returned unannounced to his home in Johannesburg after a long stay in hospital   Syria UN team quits Syria as US weighs strike

August 31 ... more > Top ^

Aug.31   Moscow Putin challenges US on Syria claims
  Washington     Obama to seek Congress vote on Syria   President Barack Obama says the US should take military action against Syria and he will seek congressional authorisation for intervention  Northern Nigeria  Suspected sect members in Nigeria kill at least 24  Peru  Snow emergency extended in Peru


Syria denies Assad 'convoy attack' Slew of drone strikes in Yemen kill dozens   Drone strikes against militants are intensifying as the U.S. Embassy there and in other Middle Eastern and African countries remain closed 3 US drone strikes kill 12 militants in Yemen 16 Moroccan royal guards die in bus crash Indian submarine hit by explosion




World, August 2013 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Aug.5  Istanbul  Turkish general jailed over 'plot'
Aug.8   Damascus
Aug.8   Yemen
Aug.9   Yemen
Aug.10   Morocco
Aug.13  Panama  U.N. inspectors set to look over North Korean shipment
Aug.13   Mumbai
  At least 18 sailors are feared to be trapped on board an Indian submarine that caught fire after an explosion in a Mumbai dockyard
Aug.14   Jerusalem Israel-Palestinian peace talks begin
  The first direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in three years have begun in Jerusalem, say Israeli officials
Aug.15  Mumbai  Three bodies found in sunken India submarine Aug.18  Northern Iraq  Syria refugees flood Iraqi Kurdistan Aug.18  Cairo  Army chief al-Sisi: Room for all in Egypt Aug.19   Sinai 25 soldiers killed in a Sinai ambush Aug.21   Baltimore   Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in Wikileaks case Map of Fort Meade Maryland USA
  The US soldier convicted of handing a trove of secret government documents to anti-secrecy website has been sentenced to 35 years in prison
 Pte First Class Manning, 25, was convicted in July of 20 charges against him, including espionage
Aug.21   Damascus   Syrian rebels allege chemical attack Map of Damascus
  Opposition groups claimed that hundreds were killed when the government used chemical agents in rebel strongholds in the Damascus countryside
 Footage shows people carrying limp bodies, some haphazardly covered in sheets, others splayed, nearly nude, on the floor. The allegations come as a U.N. group arrived in Syria to determine whether either side in the conflict is using chemical weapons
Aug.22   Northern Israel Blasts heard in northern Israel   Explosions have been heard in northern Israel, near the border with Lebanon. Ar raid sirens were heard, but no casualties were reported Aug.22  UN  UN chief calls for swift Syria probe Aug.22  Lebanon  Israeli jets bomb Lebanon target Aug.23   Washington Obama: Syria chemicals grave concern Aug.23   Texas   Fort Hood gunman Hasan convicted   Maj Nidal Hasan, the US Army psychiatrist who shot dead 13 comrades at a Texas Army base in 2009, has been convicted of all charges Aug.23  Washington  US weighs Syria military options Aug.24   Damascus MSF-backed hospitals treated Syria 'chemical victims' Aug.25  Damascus  Syria to let UN inspect attack site Aug.26   Damascus   Syria: U.N. team comes under sniper fire Map of Moadamiyet al-Sham Syria
  U.N. inspectors appear to have reached one of the areas of an alleged chemical weapons attack outside the Syrian capital
Aug.27   Washington   US 'ready' to launch Syria strike   American forces are 'ready' to launch strikes on Syria if President Obama chooses to order an attack, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says Aug.28   Washington   Obama 'sure Syria behind attack'
  US President Barack Obama says the US has concluded that the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attacks near Damascus
Aug.29   London David Cameron makes case for military action
Aug.29   London   UK MPs vote against Syria action
  British MPs have voted to reject possible military action against the Assad regime in Syria to deter the use of chemical weapons
Aug.29  Washington  US to act in its 'best interests' over Syria crisis Aug.30   Paris   France backs US on Syria action   France is still ready to take action in Syria alongside the US, despite UK MPs blocking British involvement, President Francois Hollande has... Aug.30   Washington   Syria attack killed 1,429 - Kerry   US Secretary of State John Kerry has accused Syrian government forces of killing 1,429 people in a chemical weapons attack in Damascus last ... Aug.30  Washington  Obama: No boots on ground in Syria Aug.30   Syria UN team quits Syria as US weighs strike
Aug.31   Washington   Obama to seek Congress vote on Syria   President Barack Obama says the US should take military action against Syria and he will seek congressional authorisation for intervention



World, August 2013 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2013 Aug.1  Chile  Anger in Chile over ruling on 2010 mine collapse Aug.4  NW Pakistan  Pakistan and Afghanistan monsoon floods kill dozens Aug.5   Maritime Provinces Brothers strangled to death by python that escaped from Canadian pet store
Map of Campbellton New Brunswick Canada
  The brothers, aged five and seven, were sleeping in a friend's apartment above the pet store when the snake strangled them
Aug.5  North Korea  UN sends food aid to 38,000 N. Korea flood victims Aug.6  USA  Childhood obesity rates fall in US Aug.6   Kenya Major fire closes Nairobi airport Map of Nairobi Kenya
  The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) had been closed and passengers evacuated
 Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) has been closed, passengers evacuated and incoming flights diverted
Aug.7  China  First human-to-human transmission of H7N9 bird flu Aug.8  Maritime Provinces  2 face charges in case of Canadian girl who hanged self Aug.10   Indonesia 6 people swept away by hot lava flow after volcano erupts   Gushing hot lava from an erupting volcano killed six people sleeping in a beach village on an eastern Indonesian island Aug.10   Morocco 16 Moroccan royal guards die in bus crash Aug.11   Philippines   Typhoon batters Philippines; 23 fishermen missing Map of Aurora Philippines
  A powerful typhoon Utor made landfall in the northern Philippines, toppling power lines and dumping heavy rains across mountains, cities
Aug.13   Mumbai Indian submarine hit by explosion
  At least 18 sailors are feared to be trapped on board an Indian submarine that caught fire after an explosion in a Mumbai dockyard
Aug.14   Alabama Two pilots killed in UPS plane crash
Aug.15  New Zealand  Quakes rock central New Zealand Aug.15  Mumbai  Three bodies found in sunken India submarine Aug.16   Southern Philippines Ferry sinks after collision off Philippines Map of Mactan Channel Philippines
  Rescue crews have found 24 bodies, and are looking for 217 other people, after the ferry they were on collided Friday with a cargo ship
Aug.17  Southern Philippines  Many missing as Philippines ferry sinks Aug.18   Bihar India express train kills people crossing track   At least 12 people have died in the northern Indian state of Bihar after they were run over by a train at a station, reports say Aug.18  Southern Philippines  Philippine ferry disaster death toll rises to 52 Aug.20   Northern Japan   Japan raising Fukushima leak alert   Japan's nuclear agency wants to raise the severity level of a radioactive water leak at the plant from one to three on an international scal... Aug.20  Indonesia  18 killed in Indonesia church bus crash Aug.20  Manila  More rain adds to misery in flooded Philippine capital Aug.22   California Tourists flee wildfire near Yosemite Map of Yosemite National Park California
  A huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park has forced scores of tourists to flee during peak season and is threatening several thousand homes
Aug.24   Damascus MSF-backed hospitals treated Syria 'chemical victims' Aug.25   Mexico Mexico migrant train derails; at least 5 dead Aug.26  Mexico  Tropical Storm Fernand hits Mexico Aug.26   California US wildfire covers ash on reservoir Aug.27   Mexico Mexico mudslides and floods kill 14 Aug.27  Northern Japan  Japanese agency labels radioactive leak 'serious' Aug.27  Gujarat  '7 killed' in India collapse Aug.31  Peru  Snow emergency extended in Peru



World, August 2013 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2013 Aug.5   New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez in baseball doping ban
Aug.11  Moscow  Athletics: Bolt reclaims sprint world title Aug.18  Moscow  Bolt completes golden hat-trick Aug.19  South Africa  Pistorius charged with premeditated murder Aug.29  Philadelphia  NFL in '$765m concussion settlement' Aug.30  Czech Republic  Bayern Munich claim UEFA Super Cup



World, August 2013 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2013 Aug.2  Washington  US employment up by 162,000 in July Aug.2   Washington   U.S. issues global travel alert due to al Qaeda threat
  A global travel alert issued by the State Department warned al Qaeda may launch attacks in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond in coming weeks
Aug.4  China  China bans NZ dairy imports in scare Aug.22   California Tourists flee wildfire near Yosemite
Map of Yosemite National Park California
  A huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park has forced scores of tourists to flee during peak season and is threatening several thousand homes
Aug.29  Philadelphia  NFL in '$765m concussion settlement'



World, August 2013 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2013 Aug.1   Ohio Ariel Castro is sentenced for Cleveland abductions   One of three women held in an Ohio home for about a decade has told their captor he will 'face hell for eternity', as he was jailed for life Aug.1   Washington US embassies to shut over threat
Aug.1  Chile  Anger in Chile over ruling on 2010 mine collapse Aug.1   Rome   Berlusconi rages at prison ruling
  Ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi has broadcast an angry video message after his prison sentence for tax fraud was upheld by the country's highest court
Aug.3  Nepal  2 arrested in case of missing American woman Aug.3  Afghanistan  9 Afghans killed in suicide bombing on Indian consulate Aug.5   Yemen Chatter in Yemen led to U.S. warnings
Aug.5  Istanbul  Turkish general jailed over 'plot' Aug.6   Yemen   US flies embassy staff out of Yemen   A pair of suspected U.S. drone strikes killed 4 al Qaeda militants in Yemen as the United States maintained a heightened security alert in the... Aug.8   West Pakistan Bomb kills 30 at Pakistani police official's funeral Aug.8  Afghanistan  14 die when bomb explodes at cemetery gathering Aug.8  Maritime Provinces  2 face charges in case of Canadian girl who hanged self Aug.9  West Pakistan  Nine killed in gun attack in Pakistani city of Quetta Aug.9  Mexico  DEA agent's alleged killer ordered released in Mexico Aug.10  Barcelona  'Human trafficking ring' broken up Aug.10   Baghdad 69 killed by wave of bombings in Iraq
  A wave of bomb attacks has hit Iraq as people celebrated the Eid al-Fitr festival marking the end of Ramadan, with more than 60 reported dead
Aug.11   Jerusalem Israel approves prisoner release
Aug.12  Jerusalem  Israel names prisoners for release Aug.12   Washington US eyes criminal justice shake-up Aug.12   Northern Nigeria Gunmen kill 44 at Nigeria mosque Aug.13  Israel  Palestinian prisoners 'moved' before Israel release Aug.13   West Bank Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners Map of Beitunia Israel
  Israel has released 26 Palestinian prisoners as part of a deal that will see peace talks resume on Wednesday
Aug.15   Beirut   Car bomb rocks Hezbollah stronghold   A car bomb rocked a southern suburb of Lebanon's capital -- an area known as a stronghold of the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah Aug.17  North Mexico  Mexico arrests Gulf Cartel leader Aug.18   Cairo 36 killed as Muslim Brotherhood members try to escape prison truck Map of Cairo
  At least 36 people detained on suspicion of taking part in Egypt's street clashes died Sunday when they tried to escape from a prison truck convoy
Aug.19  South Africa  Pistorius charged with premeditated murder Aug.19   Cairo Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leader held Map of Nasr City Egypt
  The spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, General Guide Mohammed Badie, has been arrested in Cairo, Egyptian officials say
Aug.19   Pakistan Musharraf charged over Bhutto case Aug.20  Cairo  Egypt court to consider Mubarak release Aug.21   Baltimore   Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in Wikileaks case Map of Fort Meade Maryland USA
  The US soldier convicted of handing a trove of secret government documents to anti-secrecy website has been sentenced to 35 years in prison
 Pte First Class Manning, 25, was convicted in July of 20 charges against him, including espionage
Aug.21   Cairo   Egypt court orders Mubarak freed   An Egyptian court has ordered the release on bail of former President Hosni Mubarak in a corruption case Aug.21   China Bo Xilai: Disgraced politician goes on trial Map of Jinan Shandong China
  The trial of Bo Xilai, the disgraced Chinese politician once tipped for the highest levels of power, has begun
Aug.21  Cairo  Egypt's Mubarak faces house arrest Aug.22  China  Bo Xilai contests bribery charges at his trial Aug.22  Cairo  Egypt's Mubarak released from jail Aug.22   Mumbai Mumbai photojournalist gang-raped Aug.22  China  Bo back in court after fiery denials Aug.23   Northern Lebanon Twin bombings rock mosques in Tripoli, Lebanon Map of Tripoli Lebanon
  Two powerful explosions ripped through neighborhoods near mosques. At least 29 people died and more than 500 were wounded
Aug.23   Texas   Fort Hood gunman Hasan convicted   Maj Nidal Hasan, the US Army psychiatrist who shot dead 13 comrades at a Texas Army base in 2009, has been convicted of all charges Aug.24  China  Police chief lying, says Bo Xilai Aug.25  Baghdad  Iraq suffers wave of bomb attacks Aug.25  China  'No leniency' call at Bo Xilai trial Aug.28  China  Police say female suspect gouged out boy's eyes Aug.29  Egypt  Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood leader Beltagi Aug.29  Pakistan  New trial ordered for doctor linked to CIA's bin Laden search Aug.31  Northern Nigeria  Suspected sect members in Nigeria kill at least 24



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2013 Aug.1   Moscow   Snowden leaves airport, can stay in Russia, lawyer says
  National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden's application for political asylum has been approved, and he has left a Moscow airport
Aug.1   Washington US embassies to shut over threat
Aug.1  Washington  US fury at Snowden's Russian asylum Aug.1   Rome   Berlusconi rages at prison ruling
  Ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi has broadcast an angry video message after his prison sentence for tax fraud was upheld by the country's highest court
Aug.2   Washington   U.S. issues global travel alert due to al Qaeda threat
  A global travel alert issued by the State Department warned al Qaeda may launch attacks in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond in coming weeks
Aug.3   Zimbabwe   President Mugabe re-elected amid fraud claims
  Mugabe's Zanu-PF party has won a two-thirds majority in parliament after Wednesday's election, Zimbabwe's electoral commission announced.    Mugabe, 89, won 61% of the vote, agains...
Aug.3  Afghanistan  9 Afghans killed in suicide bombing on Indian consulate Aug.3  Washington  US and UK concern over Zimbabwe vote Aug.4   Tehran Rouhani takes over as Iran's president   Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has urged the West to drop sanctions and treat Tehran with respect, during his inauguration speech to parli... Aug.5  Washington  US extends embassy closures Aug.5   Cairo Talks gather pace as US senators arrive
Aug.5  North Korea  UN sends food aid to 38,000 N. Korea flood victims Aug.6   Yemen   US flies embassy staff out of Yemen   A pair of suspected U.S. drone strikes killed 4 al Qaeda militants in Yemen as the United States maintained a heightened security alert in the... Aug.7   Washington   Obama cancels Putin talks over Snowden  US President Barack Obama has cancelled a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin after Russia's decision to grant asylum to intelligence... Aug.7  Moscow  Russia 'disappointed' at Obama snub Aug.7  European Union  US-EU call to end Egypt 'stalemate' Aug.8   Lahore US withdraws diplomats from Lahore Aug.9  Washington  Obama vows reforms of surveillance Aug.10  Barcelona  'Human trafficking ring' broken up Aug.10  Mali  Mali to vote in presidential election run-off Aug.11  West Bank  New Israel homes anger Palestinians Aug.11   Jerusalem Israel approves prisoner release Aug.11  Cairo  Morsi camps brace for crackdown Aug.12  Jerusalem  Israel names prisoners for release Aug.12   Washington US eyes criminal justice shake-up Aug.12  Washington  Kerry hopeful on Middle East talks Aug.13   Cairo Pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo cleared. 638 killed Map of Cairo
  Supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi say security forces have begun an operation to clear two protest camps in the capital
 At least 3,994 injured. Violent retaliation followed in several cities across the country. The interim government declared a month-long state of emergency in response and curfews were instituted in many areas
Aug.14   Cairo Egypt declares national emergency Aug.14   Jerusalem Israel-Palestinian peace talks begin
  The first direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in three years have begun in Jerusalem, say Israeli officials
Aug.14  Cairo  Egypt PM defends deadly crackdown Aug.14   European Union World condemns Egypt crackdown
Aug.15  Washington  Obama condemns Egypt bloodshed Aug.15  Egypt  Anxiety simmers in Egypt Aug.15  UN Security Council  UN calls for 'restraint' in Egypt Aug.15   Cairo Egypt poised for renewed protests Aug.16   Cairo Deaths as Cairo violence resumes   At least 12 people have died in central Cairo, as supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi clash again with security forces Aug.16   Cairo Dozens dead in Egypt 'day of anger' Map of Cairo
  More than 80 people have been killed in, as protesters loyal to the ousted President Mohammed Morsi clashed with security forces.    Most of the reported deaths were in Cairo, about 25 were elsewhere. Muslim Brotherhood said on Friday that there would be a week of ...
Aug.16  Cairo  Egypt protesters besieged in mosque Aug.17   Cairo Security forces 'clear Cairo mosque'   Egypt's security forces have cleared a Cairo mosque after a long stand-off with Muslim Brotherhood supporters barricaded inside Aug.17  Cairo  Cabinet to discuss next steps after protest Aug.18  North Korea  North Korea agrees to family reunions Aug.18   Cairo 36 killed as Muslim Brotherhood members try to escape prison truck Map of Cairo
  At least 36 people detained on suspicion of taking part in Egypt's street clashes died Sunday when they tried to escape from a prison truck convoy
Aug.18  Cairo  Army chief al-Sisi: Room for all in Egypt Aug.19   Cairo Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leader held Map of Nasr City Egypt
  The spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, General Guide Mohammed Badie, has been arrested in Cairo, Egyptian officials say
Aug.19   Pakistan Musharraf charged over Bhutto case Aug.20  Cairo  Egypt court to consider Mubarak release Aug.21   Cairo   Egypt court orders Mubarak freed   An Egyptian court has ordered the release on bail of former President Hosni Mubarak in a corruption case Aug.21   China Bo Xilai: Disgraced politician goes on trial Map of Jinan Shandong China
  The trial of Bo Xilai, the disgraced Chinese politician once tipped for the highest levels of power, has begun
Aug.21  Cairo  Egypt's Mubarak faces house arrest Aug.22  China  Bo Xilai contests bribery charges at his trial Aug.22  Cairo  Egypt's Mubarak released from jail Aug.22  UN  UN chief calls for swift Syria probe Aug.22   Mumbai Mumbai photojournalist gang-raped Aug.22  China  Bo back in court after fiery denials Aug.23   Washington Obama: Syria chemicals grave concern Aug.24  Washington  Cameron and Obama warning over Syria Aug.24  China  Police chief lying, says Bo Xilai Aug.25   Mexico Mexico migrant train derails; at least 5 dead Aug.25  China  'No leniency' call at Bo Xilai trial Aug.26  Washington  Syria chemical attack 'undeniable' Aug.27   Washington Biden: 'No doubt' Syria used chemical arms Aug.27  Washington  US envoy in N Korea prisoner mission Aug.28  UN Security Council  Syria crisis: UK to put forward UN resolution Aug.28  Washington  US marks Martin Luther King 'I have a dream' speech Aug.28   Washington   Obama 'sure Syria behind attack'
  US President Barack Obama says the US has concluded that the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attacks near Damascus
Aug.29   London David Cameron makes case for military action
Aug.29  Egypt  Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood leader Beltagi Aug.29   London   UK MPs vote against Syria action
  British MPs have voted to reject possible military action against the Assad regime in Syria to deter the use of chemical weapons
Aug.30   Washington   Syria attack killed 1,429 - Kerry   US Secretary of State John Kerry has accused Syrian government forces of killing 1,429 people in a chemical weapons attack in Damascus last ... Aug.30   South Africa   Mandela returns home from hospital   Former South African President Nelson Mandela has returned unannounced to his home in Johannesburg after a long stay in hospital Aug.31   Moscow Putin challenges US on Syria claims
Aug.31   Washington   Obama to seek Congress vote on Syria   President Barack Obama says the US should take military action against Syria and he will seek congressional authorisation for intervention