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B. 08-05 Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb Hiroshima, Japan
2. 08-05 MH370: Reunion debris is from missing plane, says Najib Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
D. 08-06 Egypt launches Suez Canal expansion Ismailia, Egypt
E. 08-06 Donald Trump attacked in Republican debates
5. 08-07 Powerful Typhoon Soudelor slams into Taiwan Hualien, Taiwan
6. 08-08 Typhoon Soudelor lashes southeast China Putian, Fujian, Southern China
08-12 Casualties in Tianjin port city explosions port, Tianjin, China
I. 08-14 US flag raised over reopened Cuba embassy in Havana U.S. embassy, Havana, Cuba
9. 08-16 Indonesia passenger plane wreckage found in Papua Oksibil, Papua, Indonesia

Summary.     Click for More > US flag raised over reopened Cuba embassy in Havana Indonesia passenger plane wreckage found in Papua Bangkok bomb: Attack aimed to kill foreigners   Thailand's defence minister has said those who planted a bomb at a shrine deliberately targeted foreigners to harm tourism and the economy French National Front expels founder Jean-Marie Le Pen France train shooting: Americans overpower gunman   Three people have been hurt after a heavily armed man opened fire in northern France, before being overpowered by 2 U.S. passengers 11 died after single-seat jet crashes at airshow   Hawker Hunter fighter jet participating in the Shoreham Airshow near Brighton, came down on a highway where it hit several vehicles as it cr... Macedonia migrants break through at Greek border   Palmyra's Baalshamin temple blown up by IS Map of Baalshamin Palmyra Syria
Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb MH370: Reunion debris is from missing plane, says Najib Egypt launches Suez Canal expansion   Egypt has opened a major expansion of the Suez Canal, which deepens the main waterway and provides ships with a 35km (22 mile) channel parallel... Donald Trump attacked in Republican debates Powerful Typhoon Soudelor slams into Taiwan Typhoon Soudelor lashes southeast China Casualties in Tianjin port city explosions Map of port Tianjin China
Aug.1  Myanmar  Heavy rains in Myanmar cause more severe flooding
 Afghanistan  New Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour calls for unity
 Southern France  Suspected Flight 370 wing flap arrives at French facility
Aug.2  Southern Africa  MH370 search: New debris on Reunion investigated
 Malaysia  MH370: Malaysia urges debris vigilance after part found
Aug.3  Washington  Obama unveils Clean Power Plan
Aug.4  Central India  Indian trains in deadly derailment in Madhya Pradesh
 Berlin  German prosecutor sacked over Netzpolitik treason probe
Aug.5   Japan
  Malaysia
 Australia  MH370: Abbott says 'baffling mystery' closer to being solved
Aug.6   Egypt
  Ohio
Aug.7   Taiwan
Aug.8   Southern China
 Japan  Japan remembers Nagasaki atomic bomb, 70 years on
Aug.9  Southern China  Typhoon Soudelor: Trail of damage in south-east China
 Istanbul  Gunfire at US Istanbul consulate
 Missouri  Gunfire at Ferguson protest
Aug.10  Northern Japan  Japan restarts first nuclear power plant since Fukushima
 Beijing  China devalues yuan currency to three-year low
Aug.12  Egypt  Image shows Croatian beheaded by ISIS in Egypt
  China
  Massive explosions have hit a warehouse storing dangerous and chemical goods in the port area, leaving at least 17 dead and hundreds more injured
 Pictures and video showed flames lighting up the sky, and buildings are said to have collapsed
Aug.13  China  Chemical specialists sent to Tianjin
 China  Fires still burning after Tianjin blasts
Aug.14   Cuba
 South Korea  Japan and South Korea mark 70 years since end of WW2
Aug.15  China  Evacuations as sodium cyanide found
 Libya  More than 40 migrants died in overcrowded boat
 London  IAAF accused of suppressing athletes' doping study
Aug.16   Indonesia
 Damascus  Syria conflict: Marketplace air strikes 'kill 80'
 China  China Tianjin explosions: Premier Li Keqiang visits scene
 Cairo  Egyptian president imposes strict new anti-terror laws
Aug.17   Bangkok
Aug.20  South Korea  South Korea evacuation after shelling on western border
  Paris
 Athens  PM Alexis Tsipras quits and calls early polls
 North Korea  North Korea orders troops on war footing
Aug.21   France
 Manhattan  Dow plunges 530 points on Friday
Aug.22   England
  Macedonia
 Libya  Up to 3,000 migrants rescued near Libya coast
Aug.23  Tehran  British embassy in Tehran reopens
  Syria
  Islamic State militants have destroyed Palmyra's ancient temple of Baalshamin, Syrian officials and activists say
Aug.24  South Korea  South and North Korea agree deal to reduce tensions  Canada  6 dead in plane crash during sightseeing trip in Quebec  Manhattan  After historic 1,000-point plunge, Dow dives 588 points at close   Shanghai Chinese stocks continue to tumble Map of Shanghai
  Chinese stocks continued to tumble though elsewhere in Asia losses were less severe than analysts had feared after Monday's dramatic fall
Aug.26   Virginia Shooter Flanagan 'a human powder keg'   Vester Flanagan shot dead two WDBJ7 journalists on live TV in of Virginia sent a rambling fax to ABC News shortly after the attack Aug.27   Austria Austrian police work to recover bodies from lorry   Libya Libya boats capsize off Zuwara carrying hundreds Aug.28  Dominica  Dominica badly hit by Tropical Storm Erika Aug.29  New Orleans  New Orleans marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina  Cairo  3 al-Jazeera journalists convicted Aug.31  Syria  UN: Palmyra's Temple of Bel 'destroyed'  Kiev  Deadly anti-autonomy protest outside parliament



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Heavy rains in Myanmar cause more severe flooding   Rains have caused more flooding and left nine people dead, devastating several townships and forcing more than 18,000 people into temporary ... New Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour calls for unity Suspected Flight 370 wing flap arrives at French facility MH370 search: New debris on Reunion investigated MH370: Malaysia urges debris vigilance after part found Obama unveils Clean Power Plan Indian trains in deadly derailment in Madhya Pradesh German prosecutor sacked over Netzpolitik treason probe   Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb Map of Hiroshima Japan


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Aug.1   Myanmar  
  Afghanistan
 London  Leaked IAAF doping files reveal 'extraordinary extent of cheating'
  Southern France
 France  Calais migrant crisis: UK and France urge EU action


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Aug.2   Southern Africa
 Turkey  Turkish troops killed in 'Kurdish PKK suicide blast'
  Malaysia
 Northern Nigeria  Boko Haram crisis: Army rescues 178 people


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Aug.3   Washington
 Karachi  Pakistan executes Shafqat Hussain


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Aug.4   Central India
 California  California fires: Evacuation orders given to 13,000
  Berlin


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Aug.5   Japan  
  Residents in the Japanese city of Hiroshima are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb being dropped by a US aircraft
  Malaysia     MH370: Reunion debris is from missing plane, says Najib Map of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  Part of the aircraft wing found on Reunion Island is from the missing MH370 plane, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has confirmed.    Najib said experts examining the debris in France had 'conclusively confirmed' it was from MH37...
  Australia MH370: Abbott says 'baffling mystery' closer to being solved  Libya  Hopes fade for migrants after boat capsizes in Mediterranean

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Aug.6   Egypt   Egypt launches Suez Canal expansion
Map of Ismailia Egypt
  Egypt has opened a major expansion of the Suez Canal, which deepens the main waterway and provides ships with a 35km (22 mile) channel parallel to it
 Southern Africa  Plane window recovered from Reunion Island   Ohio     Donald Trump attacked in Republican debates Map of Cleveland Ohio Ohio
  The Republican candidates running for US president have attacked frontrunner Donald Trump in their first debate
 Southern Africa  France to launch air and sea searches around Reunion

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Aug.7  Greece  Migrant 'chaos' on Greek islands - UN  Kabul  Kabul blasts kill 35, test peace plan  Colorado  James Holmes spared death penalty for cinema killings   Taiwan     Powerful Typhoon Soudelor slams into Taiwan
Map of Hualien Taiwan
  Soudelor made landfall Saturday morning just north of the city of Hualien on the east coast of the island, bringing fierce winds and torrential rain


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Aug.8  Israel  West Bank arson: Father dies of wounds   Southern China   Typhoon Soudelor lashes southeast China
Map of Putian Fujian China
  A typhoon was pounding southeast China late Saturday, leaving more than a million homes without power after lashing Taiwan
 Singapore  Singapore marks 50 years since independence   Japan Japan remembers Nagasaki atomic bomb, 70 years on  Missouri  Ferguson marks Michael Brown shooting anniversary

August 9 ... more > Top ^

Aug.9   Southern China   Typhoon Soudelor: Trail of damage in south-east China   At least 12 people have died in south-eastern China after a powerful typhoon caused floods and mudslides  West Bank  Israel carries out interrogations in West Bank settlement outposts   Istanbul   Gunfire at US Istanbul consulate   2 women opened fire at the heavily protected consulate, while assailants exploded a car bomb at a police station   Missouri Gunfire at Ferguson protest
 South Korea  South Korea blames North for DMZ mine blast  India  11 killed in stampede at temple in India

August 10 ... more > Top ^

Aug.10   Northern Japan     Japan restarts first nuclear power plant since Fukushima   Japan has restarted its first nuclear reactor under new safety rules after the 2011 Fukushima disaster   Beijing   China devalues yuan currency to three-year low  China's central bank has devalued the national currency, the yuan, to its lowest rate against the US dollar in almost three years

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Aug.11  Northern Syria  Syria conflict: Ceasefire agreed for three towns  Beijing  China's yuan currency devalued for a second day

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Aug.12   Egypt     Image shows Croatian beheaded by ISIS in Egypt  An online image circulated Wednesday purported to show Tomislav Salopek held by the Islamic State group's Egyptian affiliate beheaded  US Georgia  Jimmy Carter, former US president, reveals he has cancer   China   Casualties in Tianjin port city explosions
Map of port Tianjin China
  Massive explosions have hit a warehouse storing dangerous and chemical goods in the port area, leaving at least 17 dead and hundreds more injured
 Pictures and video showed flames lighting up the sky, and buildings are said to have collapsed


August 13 ... more > Top ^

Aug.13   China Chemical specialists sent to Tianjin
  China Fires still burning after Tianjin blasts

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Aug.14   Cuba     US flag raised over reopened Cuba embassy in Havana
Map of U.S. embassy Havana Cuba
  The US has reopened its embassy more than 54 years after it was closed, in a step signalling the warming of ties between both countries
  South Korea     Japan and South Korea mark 70 years since end of WW2  Japan and South Korea are marking 70 years since the end of WW2, when Japan's surrender to the allies freed Korea from a 35-year occupation  North Korea  North Korea celebrates new time zone, 'Pyongyang Time'  Syria  Islamic State leader Baghdadi 'raped' Kayla Mueller  China  Anger over missing firefighters as port death toll reaches 85

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Aug.15   China   Evacuations as sodium cyanide found   The Chinese authorities have ordered the evacuation of residents within a 3km radius of the Tianjin blast site over fears of chemical contam...   Libya More than 40 migrants died in overcrowded boat
 Sadr City  Iraqi capital sees fresh round of deadly bombings   London IAAF accused of suppressing athletes' doping study  Ecuador  Ecuador's president declares state of emergency as volcano belches ash

August 16 ... more > Top ^

Aug.16   Indonesia   Indonesia passenger plane wreckage found in Papua
Map of Oksibil Papua Indonesia
  The wreckage of the Trigana Air flight carrying 54 people has been found in the remote western Papua region, officials say.    The flight lost contact with ground control at 14:55 local time (05...
  Damascus Syria conflict: Marketplace air strikes 'kill 80'   China China Tianjin explosions: Premier Li Keqiang visits scene  China  Chinese chemical blasts: 112 dead, 95 still missing   Cairo Egyptian president imposes strict new anti-terror laws  Indonesia  Rescuers head for suspected Papua crash site

August 17 ... more > Top ^

Aug.17   Bangkok   Bangkok bomb: Attack aimed to kill foreigners
Map of Erawan Shrine Bangkok Thailand
  Thailand's defence minister has said those who planted a bomb at a shrine deliberately targeted foreigners to harm tourism and the economy
 Bangkok  PM: Bangkok bomb was worst ever attack on Thailand

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Aug.18  Bangkok  Bangkok bomb-hit Erawan shrine reopens

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Aug.19  Cairo  Egyptian security building in Cairo rocked by bomb blasts  China  China CO2: 'Coal error' caused wrong calculations  Bangkok  Bangkok bomb: No foreign role in attack

August 20 ... more > Top ^

Aug.20   South Korea     South Korea evacuation after shelling on western border   South Korea has ordered the evacuation of residents from an area of its western border after an exchange of fire with North Korea, reports s...  Bangkok  Bangkok bomb: Two suspects cleared   Paris   French National Front expels founder Jean-Marie Le Pen
  Jean-Marie Le Pen has been expelled from the far-right National Front (FN) following a feud with daughter and party leader Marine
  Athens   PM Alexis Tsipras quits and calls early polls   Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced he is resigning and has called an early election. He will lead his leftist Syriza party...   North Korea North Korea orders troops on war footing


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Aug.21   France   France train shooting: Americans overpower gunman
Map of Arras France
  Three people have been hurt after a heavily armed man opened fire in northern France, before being overpowered by 2 U.S. passengers
 The incident happened on the high-speed Thalys service
  Manhattan Dow plunges 530 points on Friday

August 22 ... more > Top ^

Aug.22   England   11 died after single-seat jet crashes at airshow
Map of Brighton United Kingdom
  Hawker Hunter fighter jet participating in the Shoreham Airshow near Brighton, came down on a highway where it hit several vehicles as it crashed
 Pilot 'fighting for life'. It was possible more bodies could be found as searches continue
  Macedonia     Macedonia migrants break through at Greek border
  Thousands of migrants have broken through police lines into Macedonia at the country's border with Greece
 France  France train shooting: Gunman known to police   Libya     Up to 3,000 migrants rescued near Libya coast   Italy's coastguard says a major operation is under way to rescue up to 3,000 migrants off the coast of Libya

August 23 ... more > Top ^

Aug.23   Tehran British embassy in Tehran reopens
 Paris  France train shooting: Police question suspect  Beijing  Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin to win world 100m title   Syria     Palmyra's Baalshamin temple blown up by IS Map of Baalshamin Palmyra Syria
  Islamic State militants have destroyed Palmyra's ancient temple of Baalshamin, Syrian officials and activists say
 France  Train shooting: 'Instinct' led US passengers to react

August 24 ... more > Top ^

Aug.24   South Korea     South and North Korea agree deal to reduce tensions   South has agreed to halt cross-border propaganda broadcasts as part of a deal with North Korea to defuse tension after recent confrontations   Canada 6 dead in plane crash during sightseeing trip in Quebec
  Manhattan     After historic 1,000-point plunge, Dow dives 588 points at close   It was an extremely turbulent day for U.S. stocks driven by deep fears about China's economic slowdown   Shanghai   Chinese stocks continue to tumble Map of Shanghai
  Chinese stocks continued to tumble though elsewhere in Asia losses were less severe than analysts had feared after Monday's dramatic fall


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Aug.25  Shanghai  China shares fail to lift on central bank's rate cut  France  France train shooting: Attack 'was well prepared'

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Aug.26   Virginia   Shooter Flanagan 'a human powder keg'
Map of Bridgewater Plaza Moneta Virginia Virginia
  Vester Flanagan shot dead two WDBJ7 journalists on live TV in of Virginia sent a rambling fax to ABC News shortly after the attack
 The two people killed were WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward
 Libya  Migrant crisis: Scores of bodies found on Libya boat  China  Tianjin blast: 11 officials suspected of negligence

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Aug.27   Austria     Austrian police work to recover bodies from lorry
Map of Parndorf Austria
  Forensic teams are working through the night to establish how many people died inside a lorry found abandoned on a motorway near the Hungarian border.    Police say 71 migrants suffocated to d...
  Libya     Libya boats capsize off Zuwara carrying hundreds Map of Zuwara Libya
  Hundreds of people are feared dead after two boats carrying up to 500 migrants capsized at Mediterranean Sea, residents and officials say


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Aug.28  Hungary  Four arrests over Austria lorry deaths   Dominica Dominica badly hit by Tropical Storm Erika
 UN  Migrant deaths: UN warns of 'crisis of solidarity'  Paris  Train attack: Talks in Paris to debate security

August 29 ... more > Top ^

Aug.29  Austria  Austria migrant lorry found with critically ill children  Swaziland  38 girls, young women killed in Swaziland crash   New Orleans   New Orleans marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina   At a memorial service, Mayor Mitch Landrieu recalled how residents had turned to each other for support. Former President Bill Clinton is at...   Cairo 3 al-Jazeera journalists convicted


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Aug.30  Austria  Migrant children disappear from Austrian hospital  European Union  Migrant crisis: EU calls emergency talks

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Aug.31   Syria     UN: Palmyra's Temple of Bel 'destroyed'   A satellite image confirms that a temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra has been destroyed, the United Nations says   Kiev Deadly anti-autonomy protest outside parliament
 Austria  Migrant crisis: Hundreds arrive at Austria station  Cape Verde  Hurricane Fred hits Cape Verde archipelago with flooding, downed trees


New Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour calls for unity   Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb Map of Hiroshima Japan




World, August 2015 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2015
Aug.1   Afghanistan
Aug.2  Turkey  Turkish troops killed in 'Kurdish PKK suicide blast'
Aug.2  Northern Nigeria  Boko Haram crisis: Army rescues 178 people
Aug.5   Japan
  Residents in the Japanese city of Hiroshima are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb being dropped by a US aircraft
Aug.8   Japan Japan remembers Nagasaki atomic bomb, 70 years on Aug.9  South Korea  South Korea blames North for DMZ mine blast Aug.11  Northern Syria  Syria conflict: Ceasefire agreed for three towns Aug.14   South Korea   Japan and South Korea mark 70 years since end of WW2  Japan and South Korea are marking 70 years since the end of WW2, when Japan's surrender to the allies freed Korea from a 35-year occupation Aug.16   Damascus Syria conflict: Marketplace air strikes 'kill 80' Aug.20   South Korea   South Korea evacuation after shelling on western border   South Korea has ordered the evacuation of residents from an area of its western border after an exchange of fire with North Korea, reports s... Aug.20   North Korea North Korea orders troops on war footing Aug.22   England 11 died after single-seat jet crashes at airshow
Map of Brighton United Kingdom
  Hawker Hunter fighter jet participating in the Shoreham Airshow near Brighton, came down on a highway where it hit several vehicles as it crashed
 Pilot 'fighting for life'. It was possible more bodies could be found as searches continue
Aug.23  France  Train shooting: 'Instinct' led US passengers to react Aug.24   South Korea   South and North Korea agree deal to reduce tensions   South has agreed to halt cross-border propaganda broadcasts as part of a deal with North Korea to defuse tension after recent confrontations



World, August 2015 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2015 Aug.1   Myanmar Heavy rains in Myanmar cause more severe flooding   Rains have caused more flooding and left nine people dead, devastating several townships and forcing more than 18,000 people into temporary ... Aug.1   Southern France Suspected Flight 370 wing flap arrives at French facility
Aug.2   Southern Africa MH370 search: New debris on Reunion investigated Aug.2   Malaysia MH370: Malaysia urges debris vigilance after part found Aug.4   Central India Indian trains in deadly derailment in Madhya Pradesh Aug.4  California  California fires: Evacuation orders given to 13,000 Aug.5   Malaysia   MH370: Reunion debris is from missing plane, says Najib Map of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  Part of the aircraft wing found on Reunion Island is from the missing MH370 plane, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has confirmed.    Najib said experts examining the debris in France had 'conclusively confirmed' it was from MH37...
Aug.5   Australia MH370: Abbott says 'baffling mystery' closer to being solved Aug.5  Libya  Hopes fade for migrants after boat capsizes in Mediterranean Aug.6  Southern Africa  Plane window recovered from Reunion Island Aug.6  Southern Africa  France to launch air and sea searches around Reunion Aug.7   Taiwan   Powerful Typhoon Soudelor slams into Taiwan Map of Hualien Taiwan
  Soudelor made landfall Saturday morning just north of the city of Hualien on the east coast of the island, bringing fierce winds and torrential rain
Aug.8   Southern China Typhoon Soudelor lashes southeast China Map of Putian Fujian China
  A typhoon was pounding southeast China late Saturday, leaving more than a million homes without power after lashing Taiwan
Aug.9   Southern China Typhoon Soudelor: Trail of damage in south-east China   At least 12 people have died in south-eastern China after a powerful typhoon caused floods and mudslides Aug.9  India  11 killed in stampede at temple in India Aug.10   Northern Japan   Japan restarts first nuclear power plant since Fukushima   Japan has restarted its first nuclear reactor under new safety rules after the 2011 Fukushima disaster Aug.12   China Casualties in Tianjin port city explosions Map of port Tianjin China
  Massive explosions have hit a warehouse storing dangerous and chemical goods in the port area, leaving at least 17 dead and hundreds more injured
 Pictures and video showed flames lighting up the sky, and buildings are said to have collapsed
Aug.13   China Chemical specialists sent to Tianjin Aug.13   China Fires still burning after Tianjin blasts Aug.14  China  Anger over missing firefighters as port death toll reaches 85 Aug.15   China Evacuations as sodium cyanide found   The Chinese authorities have ordered the evacuation of residents within a 3km radius of the Tianjin blast site over fears of chemical contam... Aug.15   Libya More than 40 migrants died in overcrowded boat Aug.15  Ecuador  Ecuador's president declares state of emergency as volcano belches ash Aug.16   Indonesia Indonesia passenger plane wreckage found in Papua Map of Oksibil Papua Indonesia
  The wreckage of the Trigana Air flight carrying 54 people has been found in the remote western Papua region, officials say.    The flight lost contact with ground control at 14:55 local time (05...
Aug.16   China China Tianjin explosions: Premier Li Keqiang visits scene Aug.16  China  Chinese chemical blasts: 112 dead, 95 still missing Aug.16  Indonesia  Rescuers head for suspected Papua crash site Aug.22   England 11 died after single-seat jet crashes at airshow
Map of Brighton United Kingdom
  Hawker Hunter fighter jet participating in the Shoreham Airshow near Brighton, came down on a highway where it hit several vehicles as it crashed
 Pilot 'fighting for life'. It was possible more bodies could be found as searches continue
Aug.22   Libya   Up to 3,000 migrants rescued near Libya coast   Italy's coastguard says a major operation is under way to rescue up to 3,000 migrants off the coast of Libya Aug.24   Canada 6 dead in plane crash during sightseeing trip in Quebec Aug.26  Libya  Migrant crisis: Scores of bodies found on Libya boat Aug.26  China  Tianjin blast: 11 officials suspected of negligence Aug.27   Austria   Austrian police work to recover bodies from lorry Map of Parndorf Austria
  Forensic teams are working through the night to establish how many people died inside a lorry found abandoned on a motorway near the Hungarian border.    Police say 71 migrants suffocated to d...
Aug.27   Libya   Libya boats capsize off Zuwara carrying hundreds Map of Zuwara Libya
  Hundreds of people are feared dead after two boats carrying up to 500 migrants capsized at Mediterranean Sea, residents and officials say
Aug.28   Dominica Dominica badly hit by Tropical Storm Erika Aug.28  UN  Migrant deaths: UN warns of 'crisis of solidarity' Aug.29  Austria  Austria migrant lorry found with critically ill children Aug.29  Swaziland  38 girls, young women killed in Swaziland crash Aug.29   New Orleans New Orleans marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina   At a memorial service, Mayor Mitch Landrieu recalled how residents had turned to each other for support. Former President Bill Clinton is at... Aug.31  Cape Verde  Hurricane Fred hits Cape Verde archipelago with flooding, downed trees



World, August 2015 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2015 Aug.3   Washington Obama unveils Clean Power Plan
Aug.6   Egypt Egypt launches Suez Canal expansion Map of Ismailia Egypt
  Egypt has opened a major expansion of the Suez Canal, which deepens the main waterway and provides ships with a 35km (22 mile) channel parallel to it
Aug.10   Northern Japan   Japan restarts first nuclear power plant since Fukushima   Japan has restarted its first nuclear reactor under new safety rules after the 2011 Fukushima disaster Aug.10   Beijing China devalues yuan currency to three-year low  China's central bank has devalued the national currency, the yuan, to its lowest rate against the US dollar in almost three years Aug.11  Beijing  China's yuan currency devalued for a second day Aug.21   Manhattan Dow plunges 530 points on Friday Aug.24   Manhattan   After historic 1,000-point plunge, Dow dives 588 points at close   It was an extremely turbulent day for U.S. stocks driven by deep fears about China's economic slowdown Aug.24   Shanghai Chinese stocks continue to tumble Map of Shanghai
  Chinese stocks continued to tumble though elsewhere in Asia losses were less severe than analysts had feared after Monday's dramatic fall
Aug.25  Shanghai  China shares fail to lift on central bank's rate cut



World, August 2015 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2015 Aug.1  London  Leaked IAAF doping files reveal 'extraordinary extent of cheating' Aug.15   London IAAF accused of suppressing athletes' doping study
Aug.23  Beijing  Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin to win world 100m title



World, August 2015 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2015 Aug.2  Turkey  Turkish troops killed in 'Kurdish PKK suicide blast' Aug.2  Northern Nigeria  Boko Haram crisis: Army rescues 178 people Aug.3  Karachi  Pakistan executes Shafqat Hussain Aug.7  Kabul  Kabul blasts kill 35, test peace plan Aug.7  Colorado  James Holmes spared death penalty for cinema killings Aug.8  Israel  West Bank arson: Father dies of wounds Aug.8  Missouri  Ferguson marks Michael Brown shooting anniversary Aug.9  West Bank  Israel carries out interrogations in West Bank settlement outposts Aug.9   Istanbul Gunfire at US Istanbul consulate   2 women opened fire at the heavily protected consulate, while assailants exploded a car bomb at a police station Aug.9   Missouri Gunfire at Ferguson protest
Aug.12   Egypt   Image shows Croatian beheaded by ISIS in Egypt  An online image circulated Wednesday purported to show Tomislav Salopek held by the Islamic State group's Egyptian affiliate beheaded Aug.14  Syria  Islamic State leader Baghdadi 'raped' Kayla Mueller Aug.15  Sadr City  Iraqi capital sees fresh round of deadly bombings Aug.16   Cairo Egyptian president imposes strict new anti-terror laws Aug.17   Bangkok Bangkok bomb: Attack aimed to kill foreigners Map of Erawan Shrine Bangkok Thailand
  Thailand's defence minister has said those who planted a bomb at a shrine deliberately targeted foreigners to harm tourism and the economy
Aug.17  Bangkok  PM: Bangkok bomb was worst ever attack on Thailand Aug.18  Bangkok  Bangkok bomb-hit Erawan shrine reopens Aug.19  Cairo  Egyptian security building in Cairo rocked by bomb blasts Aug.19  Bangkok  Bangkok bomb: No foreign role in attack Aug.20  Bangkok  Bangkok bomb: Two suspects cleared Aug.21   France France train shooting: Americans overpower gunman Map of Arras France
  Three people have been hurt after a heavily armed man opened fire in northern France, before being overpowered by 2 U.S. passengers
 The incident happened on the high-speed Thalys service
Aug.22  France  France train shooting: Gunman known to police Aug.23  Paris  France train shooting: Police question suspect Aug.23   Syria   Palmyra's Baalshamin temple blown up by IS Map of Baalshamin Palmyra Syria
  Islamic State militants have destroyed Palmyra's ancient temple of Baalshamin, Syrian officials and activists say
Aug.23  France  Train shooting: 'Instinct' led US passengers to react Aug.25  France  France train shooting: Attack 'was well prepared' Aug.26   Virginia Shooter Flanagan 'a human powder keg' Map of Bridgewater Plaza Moneta Virginia Virginia
  Vester Flanagan shot dead two WDBJ7 journalists on live TV in of Virginia sent a rambling fax to ABC News shortly after the attack
 The two people killed were WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward
Aug.28  Hungary  Four arrests over Austria lorry deaths Aug.28  Paris  Train attack: Talks in Paris to debate security Aug.29   Cairo 3 al-Jazeera journalists convicted Aug.31   Syria   UN: Palmyra's Temple of Bel 'destroyed'   A satellite image confirms that a temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra has been destroyed, the United Nations says



World, August 2015 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2015 Aug.1   Afghanistan New Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour calls for unity
Aug.1  France  Calais migrant crisis: UK and France urge EU action Aug.3   Washington Obama unveils Clean Power Plan Aug.3  Karachi  Pakistan executes Shafqat Hussain Aug.4   Berlin German prosecutor sacked over Netzpolitik treason probe Aug.5   Japan   Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb Map of Hiroshima Japan
  Residents in the Japanese city of Hiroshima are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb being dropped by a US aircraft
Aug.6   Ohio   Donald Trump attacked in Republican debates Map of Cleveland Ohio Ohio
  The Republican candidates running for US president have attacked frontrunner Donald Trump in their first debate
Aug.7  Greece  Migrant 'chaos' on Greek islands - UN Aug.8  Singapore  Singapore marks 50 years since independence Aug.8   Japan Japan remembers Nagasaki atomic bomb, 70 years on Aug.8  Missouri  Ferguson marks Michael Brown shooting anniversary Aug.9   Istanbul Gunfire at US Istanbul consulate   2 women opened fire at the heavily protected consulate, while assailants exploded a car bomb at a police station Aug.12  US Georgia  Jimmy Carter, former US president, reveals he has cancer Aug.14   Cuba   US flag raised over reopened Cuba embassy in Havana Map of U.S. embassy Havana Cuba
  The US has reopened its embassy more than 54 years after it was closed, in a step signalling the warming of ties between both countries
Aug.14   South Korea   Japan and South Korea mark 70 years since end of WW2  Japan and South Korea are marking 70 years since the end of WW2, when Japan's surrender to the allies freed Korea from a 35-year occupation Aug.14  North Korea  North Korea celebrates new time zone, 'Pyongyang Time' Aug.15  Ecuador  Ecuador's president declares state of emergency as volcano belches ash Aug.16   China China Tianjin explosions: Premier Li Keqiang visits scene Aug.16   Cairo Egyptian president imposes strict new anti-terror laws Aug.18  Bangkok  Bangkok bomb-hit Erawan shrine reopens Aug.19  China  China CO2: 'Coal error' caused wrong calculations Aug.20   Paris French National Front expels founder Jean-Marie Le Pen
  Jean-Marie Le Pen has been expelled from the far-right National Front (FN) following a feud with daughter and party leader Marine
Aug.20   Athens PM Alexis Tsipras quits and calls early polls   Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced he is resigning and has called an early election. He will lead his leftist Syriza party... Aug.22   Macedonia   Macedonia migrants break through at Greek border
  Thousands of migrants have broken through police lines into Macedonia at the country's border with Greece
Aug.23   Tehran British embassy in Tehran reopens
Aug.24   South Korea   South and North Korea agree deal to reduce tensions   South has agreed to halt cross-border propaganda broadcasts as part of a deal with North Korea to defuse tension after recent confrontations Aug.26   Virginia Shooter Flanagan 'a human powder keg' Map of Bridgewater Plaza Moneta Virginia Virginia
  Vester Flanagan shot dead two WDBJ7 journalists on live TV in of Virginia sent a rambling fax to ABC News shortly after the attack
 The two people killed were WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward
Aug.26  China  Tianjin blast: 11 officials suspected of negligence Aug.27   Austria   Austrian police work to recover bodies from lorry Map of Parndorf Austria
  Forensic teams are working through the night to establish how many people died inside a lorry found abandoned on a motorway near the Hungarian border.    Police say 71 migrants suffocated to d...
Aug.28  Hungary  Four arrests over Austria lorry deaths Aug.28  UN  Migrant deaths: UN warns of 'crisis of solidarity' Aug.28  Paris  Train attack: Talks in Paris to debate security Aug.29  Austria  Austria migrant lorry found with critically ill children Aug.29   New Orleans New Orleans marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina   At a memorial service, Mayor Mitch Landrieu recalled how residents had turned to each other for support. Former President Bill Clinton is at... Aug.29   Cairo 3 al-Jazeera journalists convicted Aug.30  Austria  Migrant children disappear from Austrian hospital Aug.30  European Union  Migrant crisis: EU calls emergency talks Aug.31   Kiev Deadly anti-autonomy protest outside parliament Aug.31  Austria  Migrant crisis: Hundreds arrive at Austria station