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08-05 Opening ceremony celebrates Brazil to open Games
C. 08-08 Japan's Emperor Akihito hints at wish to abdicate Tokyo
3. 08-11 Thailand blasts: More explosions target tourist towns Hua Hin, Southern Thailand
E. 08-13 Michael Phelps bows out of Games with gold in men's relay
F. 08-14 Usain Bolt wins 100m gold, Justin Gatlin second
6. 08-18 Olympics: US swimmers not robbed - police chief Rio de Janeiro
H. 08-19 Usain Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold as Jamaica take 4x100m relay
8. 08-20 Turkey wedding blast: 30 dead and 90 hurt in Gaziantep Gaziantep, Turkey
J. 08-21 Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo

Summary.     Click for More > Japan's Emperor Akihito hints at wish to abdicate Thailand blasts: More explosions target tourist towns Michael Phelps bows out of Games with gold in men's relay   He won his 23rd Olympic gold in what looks like being his final Games. Phelps, 31, secured his fifth gold of Rio 2016 to set a new Games re... Usain Bolt wins 100m gold, Justin Gatlin second Olympics: US swimmers not robbed - police chief   Four US swimmers who said they had been robbed in Rio de Janeiro were not victims of crime, the head of the city's civil police has insisted Usain Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold as Jamaica take 4x100m relay   Usain Bolt ended his Olympic career by claiming an unprecedented 'triple triple' and his ninth gold as Jamaica won the 4x100m relay final in...   Turkey wedding blast: 30 dead and 90 hurt in Gaziantep   President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said so-called Islamic State was likely to have carried it out amid reports of a suicide bomber targeting the... Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo Earthquake leaves at least 250 dead in central Italy Map of Accumoli Italy
Opening ceremony celebrates Brazil to open Games Map of Maracana stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Aug.1  Northern Syria  Russian helicopter shot down in Syria, all 5 onboard dead
Aug.3  Belize  Hurricane Earl heads for landfall in Belize
 Dubai  Firefighter killed after jet crash-lands in Dubai with 300 people on board
Aug.5  France  13 dead, 6 injured as fire hits bar in French city
  Rio de Janeiro
  The 2016 Olympics have been formally opened with a colourful and pulsating ceremony at Rio's Maracana stadium
 Broadcast to an audience of 3 billion, it celebrated Brazil's history, culture and natural beauty, before former runner Vanderlei de Lima lit the cauldron. The build-up has been played out against a deep recession and political protests in Brazil
Aug.6  South Africa  South Africa local elections: ANC loses in capital Pretoria
 Belgium  Belgian police attacked with machete in Charleroi
 Rio de Janeiro  Thrasher wins first gold medal of Rio Olympics
 Aleppo  Syria rebels 'break government siege' of Aleppo
Aug.7  Rio de Janeiro  Paralympics 2016: Russian athletes banned after doping scandal
 Rio de Janeiro  Michael Phelps wins 19th Olympic gold
Aug.8   Tokyo
 USA  Delta: Power cut strands thousands of passengers
Aug.9  USA  Anger over Donald Trump gun rights remarks
 Rio de Janeiro  Michael Phelps extends his tally to 21 Olympic golds
Aug.10  Rio de Janeiro  Kohei Uchimura retains Olympic crown in all-around gymnastics final
 Canada  Canadian police 'kill suspect in anti-terror operation'
Aug.11   Southern Thailand
 Rio de Janeiro  Michael Phelps makes history to win 22nd Olympic gold
 Rio de Janeiro  Simone Biles wins all-around gold at Rio Games in US one-two
Aug.12  Northern Syria  Syria rebels 'cut off IS escape route' through Manbij
Aug.13   Rio de Janeiro
 Rio de Janeiro  Great Britain's Mo Farah repeats as Olympic 10,000-meter champion
Aug.14   Rio de Janeiro
 Rio de Janeiro  Andy Murray defeats Juan Martin del Potro for second Olympic gold
Aug.15  Washington  Guantanamo: US in largest detainee transfer under Obama
Aug.16  Iran  Russian bombers use Iran base for air strikes
Aug.18   Rio de Janeiro
 Southern California  California wildfires: Ferocious fires evict thousands
 Rio de Janeiro  Usain Bolt wins 200m gold, his eighth Olympic gold
Aug.19   Rio de Janeiro
Aug.20   Turkey
 Rio de Janeiro  Brazil beat Germany on penalties to win men's football gold
Aug.21   Rio de Janeiro
 Rio de Janeiro  Marathon man Eliud Kipchoge completes Kenya double
 Rio de Janeiro  USA beat Serbia in men's basketball to win last gold of Games
Aug.23   Italy
  A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least 250 people dead and others trapped under rubble, Italian officials said.    Its epicentre was close to Accumoli, with its hypocentre at a depth of 4.2 km,[2] approximately 75 km (47 mi) southeast of...
  Northern Syria Turkey begins anti-IS campaign in Syria  North Korea  North Korea submarine fires ballistic missile Aug.24   Cuba   Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement   The government and the Farc rebel group have signed a historic peace accord, putting an end to more than five decades of conflict  Italy  Italy earthquake: Search for survivors as death toll tops 240 Aug.25  Italy  Emergency declared as hopes for more survivors fade Aug.26  Italy  Italy earthquake: Day of national mourning for victims Aug.28  Colombia  Definitive ceasefire takes effect in Colombia after 52 years Aug.29  Libya  Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya Aug.30  Aleppo  Islamic State: Abu Muhammad al-Adnani 'killed in Aleppo' Aug.31  Mexico  Trump met Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto   Brazil   Brazil President Dilma Rousseff removed from office by Senate Map of Brasilia Brazil
  Senate has voted to remove Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget. It puts an end to the 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers' Party



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Russian helicopter shot down in Syria, all 5 onboard dead   A Russian transport Mi-8 was shot down in opposition rebel territory in northern Syria and all five crew and officers onboard were killed   Hurricane Earl heads for landfall in Belize   Earl is heading for landfall in the Caribbean nation of Belize, felling trees and power lines as it heads westwards, officials say Firefighter killed after jet crash-lands in Dubai with 300 people on board   An Emirates flight from India with 300 people on board crash landed, sending smoke into the air and halting all flights at the Middle East's...   13 dead, 6 injured as fire hits bar in French city   A fire swept through a Friday night party at a bar in the city of Rouen. More than 50 firefighters battled the blaze at the bar in the city ...   Opening ceremony celebrates Brazil to open Games Map of Maracana stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil


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Aug.1   Northern Syria  
 Venezuela  Venezuelan campaign passes first hurdle


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Aug.2  USA  Trump hits back at 'disastrous' Obama
 Southern India  Casualties feared as highway bridge collapses in west India


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Aug.3   Belize  
  Dubai  
 Florida  Donald Trump: Campaign is united despite missteps


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Aug.4  Washington  Obama says ISIS is weakening but still a threat
 Sinai  Egypt 'kills head of Islamic State's Sinai branch'


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Aug.5  South Africa  Local elections: ANC suffers major setback
  France  
  Rio de Janeiro  
  The 2016 Olympics have been formally opened with a colourful and pulsating ceremony at Rio's Maracana stadium
 Broadcast to an audience of 3 billion, it celebrated Brazil's history, culture and natural beauty, before former runner Vanderlei de Lima lit the cauldron. The build-up has been played out against a deep recession and political protests in Brazil


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Aug.6   South Africa   South Africa local elections: ANC loses in capital Pretoria   Governing African National Congress has been defeated by the opposition Democratic Alliance in local polls in the capital Pretoria   Belgium   Belgian police attacked with machete in Charleroi   Two officers have been injured by a machete-wielding assailant. The attacker is said to have shouted 'Allahu Akbar' and was shot and wounded   Rio de Janeiro Thrasher wins first gold medal of Rio Olympics
  Aleppo Syria rebels 'break government siege' of Aleppo  Bangkok  Thai referendum: Military-written constitution up for approval

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Aug.7   Rio de Janeiro     Paralympics 2016: Russian athletes banned after doping scandal  Russian athletes are banned from competing at the Rio Paralympics following the country's doping scandal. The Russians will appeal  Northern England  Pogba near to joining United for world-record fee  Istanbul  Turkey death penalty: Erdogan backs return at rally   Rio de Janeiro Michael Phelps wins 19th Olympic gold


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Aug.8   Tokyo   Japan's Emperor Akihito hints at wish to abdicate
Map of Tokyo
  82-year-old Emperor Akihito has strongly indicated he wants to step down, saying he fears his age will make it difficult to fulfil his duties
  USA   Delta: Power cut strands thousands of passengers  Thousands of air passengers around the world have been left stranded after a power cut forced the US airline Delta to suspend flights  Washington  Republican security experts rail against Trump

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Aug.9   USA     Anger over Donald Trump gun rights remarks   Republican Donald Trump has sparked anger by appearing to suggest his supporters could stop his rival Hillary Clinton by exercising their gun...   Rio de Janeiro Michael Phelps extends his tally to 21 Olympic golds


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Aug.10   Rio de Janeiro Kohei Uchimura retains Olympic crown in all-around gymnastics final
  Canada Canadian police 'kill suspect in anti-terror operation'  Aleppo  Aleppo medics appeal to Obama for help

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Aug.11   Southern Thailand   Thailand blasts: More explosions target tourist towns
Map of Hua Hin Thailand
  A series of blasts across Thailand has targeted tourist towns leaving four dead and many injured, with reports of more explosions coming in
  Rio de Janeiro     Michael Phelps makes history to win 22nd Olympic gold   The US star claimed the 22nd Olympic gold of his Olympic career after powering past the opposition in the final of the 200-meter individual ...   Rio de Janeiro Simone Biles wins all-around gold at Rio Games in US one-two

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Aug.12   Northern Syria     Syria rebels 'cut off IS escape route' through Manbij   Kurdish and Arab fighters say they have liberated the north Syrian town of Manbij from so-called Islamic State, cutting off its route to Eur...  Rio de Janeiro  Joseph Schooling beats Michael Phelps in 100m butterfly

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Aug.13   Rio de Janeiro     Michael Phelps bows out of Games with gold in men's relay
Map of Olympic Aquatics Stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  He won his 23rd Olympic gold in what looks like being his final Games. Phelps, 31, secured his fifth gold of Rio 2016 to set a new Games record
 Britain finished 2.71 seconds adrift, with Australia in third. USA also successfully defended their title in the women's 4x100m medley
  Rio de Janeiro Great Britain's Mo Farah repeats as Olympic 10,000-meter champion  Rio de Janeiro  Puig wins women's tennis final, the first Olympic gold for Puerto Rico  Rio de Janeiro  Elaine Thompson wins 100m gold, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce third

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Aug.14  Nigeria  Chibok girls: Boko Haram video shows captives  Switzerland  Swiss train attacker and one victim dead   Rio de Janeiro     Usain Bolt wins 100m gold, Justin Gatlin second
Map of Olympic Stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  Jamaica's Usain Bolt became the first athlete to win three Olympic 100m titles by beating American Justin Gatlin
  Rio de Janeiro Andy Murray defeats Juan Martin del Potro for second Olympic gold  Rio de Janeiro  Justin Rose Wins Olympic Golf Event

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Aug.15   Washington Guantanamo: US in largest detainee transfer under Obama
 Rio de Janeiro  Thiago Braz da Silva wins Brazil's second gold medal of Games  Rio de Janeiro  Kenya's David Rudisha remains the king of 800 meters

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Aug.16   Iran     Russian bombers use Iran base for air strikes   Russia's defence ministry says it has used a base in western Iran to carry out air strikes in Syria using Tupolev-22M3 and Sukhoi-34  USA  Donald Trump defends Milwaukee police shooting

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Aug.18   Rio de Janeiro   Olympics: US swimmers not robbed - police chief
  Four US swimmers who said they had been robbed in Rio de Janeiro were not victims of crime, the head of the city's civil police has insisted
  Southern California   California wildfires: Ferocious fires evict thousands   Firefighters are continuing to tackle a huge blaze, with several of them describing it as the most ferocious they have ever seen  Rio de Janeiro  US swimmers stopped at Rio airport   Rio de Janeiro   Usain Bolt wins 200m gold, his eighth Olympic gold   Bolt won the men's 200m to claim his second Rio 2016 gold, his eighth at an Olympics, and keep alive his hopes of an unprecedented 'treble t...

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Aug.19   Rio de Janeiro   Usain Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold as Jamaica take 4x100m relay
Map of Olympic Stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  Usain Bolt ended his Olympic career by claiming an unprecedented 'triple triple' and his ninth gold as Jamaica won the 4x100m relay final in Rio
 Usain Bolt, 29, had won the 100m and 200m in Rio and is the only man to win all 3 sprint events at 3 Games


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Aug.20   Turkey     Turkey wedding blast: 30 dead and 90 hurt in Gaziantep
Map of Gaziantep Turkey
  President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said so-called Islamic State was likely to have carried it out amid reports of a suicide bomber targeting the party
  Rio de Janeiro   Brazil beat Germany on penalties to win men's football gold   Neymar scored the winning penalty as hosts Brazil beat Germany 5-4 on penalties in Rio to win their first men's Olympic football gold medal  Rio de Janeiro  Great Britain's Mo Farah wins 5,000m & 10,000m 'double double'

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Aug.21   Rio de Janeiro   Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo
Map of Maracana Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  The Rio Olympics ended with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, and the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo
  Rio de Janeiro Marathon man Eliud Kipchoge completes Kenya double   Rio de Janeiro USA beat Serbia in men's basketball to win last gold of Games

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Aug.22  Northern Syria  Turkey strikes IS and Kurdish positions in Syria

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Aug.23   Italy   Earthquake leaves at least 250 dead in central Italy
Map of Accumoli Italy
  A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least 250 people dead and others trapped under rubble, Italian officials said
 Its epicentre was close to Accumoli, with its hypocentre at a depth of 4.2 km,[2] approximately 75 km (47 mi) southeast of Perugia and 45 km (28 mi) north of L'Aquila, in an area near the borders of the Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo and Marche regions
  Northern Syria     Turkey begins anti-IS campaign in Syria Map of Jarablus Syria
  The Turkish military has launched an operation to clear the Syrian border town of Jarablus of so-called Islamic State (IS) militants, officials say
  North Korea   North Korea submarine fires ballistic missile   The KN-11 missile was launched from waters near Sinpo and flew about 500km (300 miles) before falling into the Sea of Japan

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Aug.24   Cuba     Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement
Map of Havana Cuba
  The government and the Farc rebel group have signed a historic peace accord, putting an end to more than five decades of conflict
  Italy   Italy earthquake: Search for survivors as death toll tops 240   Thousands of rescuers have searched through the night for survivors following Wednesday's earthquake in a mountainous area of central Italy

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Aug.25   Italy Emergency declared as hopes for more survivors fade


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Aug.26   Italy Italy earthquake: Day of national mourning for victims


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Aug.27  Italy  Museums to donate Sunday revenue to quake relief

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Aug.28   Colombia     Definitive ceasefire takes effect in Colombia after 52 years   A ceasefire has come into effect between the main leftist rebel group and the government, ending one of the world's longest insurgencies

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Aug.29   Libya     Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya   About 6,500 migrants have been rescued off Libya, the Italian coastguard says, in one of the biggest operations of its kind to date

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Aug.30  European Union  Apple should pay up to 13bn in back taxes   Aleppo Islamic State: Abu Muhammad al-Adnani 'killed in Aleppo'


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Aug.31   Mexico     Trump met Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto   He met Pena Nieto but said they had not discussed financing the wall. The president later insisted he had told Mr Trump Mexico would not pay   Brazil     Brazil President Dilma Rousseff removed from office by Senate
Map of Brasilia Brazil
  Senate has voted to remove Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget. It puts an end to the 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers' Party
 Arizona  Donald Trump: Mexico will pay for wall, '100%'  Alaska  Five killed in Alaska mid-air collision


Syria rebels 'break government siege' of Aleppo   Syria rebels 'cut off IS escape route' through Manbij   Kurdish and Arab fighters say they have liberated the north Syrian town of Manbij from so-called Islamic State, cutting off its route to Eur...   Russian bombers use Iran base for air strikes   Russia's defence ministry says it has used a base in western Iran to carry out air strikes in Syria using Tupolev-22M3 and Sukhoi-34   Turkey begins anti-IS campaign in Syria Map of Jarablus Syria




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Aug.6   Aleppo
Aug.10  Aleppo  Aleppo medics appeal to Obama for help
Aug.12   Northern Syria
Aug.16   Iran
Aug.22  Northern Syria  Turkey strikes IS and Kurdish positions in Syria
Aug.23   Northern Syria
  The Turkish military has launched an operation to clear the Syrian border town of Jarablus of so-called Islamic State (IS) militants, officials say
Aug.23   North Korea North Korea submarine fires ballistic missile   The KN-11 missile was launched from waters near Sinpo and flew about 500km (300 miles) before falling into the Sea of Japan Aug.24   Cuba   Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement
Map of Havana Cuba
  The government and the Farc rebel group have signed a historic peace accord, putting an end to more than five decades of conflict
Aug.28   Colombia   Definitive ceasefire takes effect in Colombia after 52 years   A ceasefire has come into effect between the main leftist rebel group and the government, ending one of the world's longest insurgencies



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2016 Aug.1   Northern Syria Russian helicopter shot down in Syria, all 5 onboard dead   A Russian transport Mi-8 was shot down in opposition rebel territory in northern Syria and all five crew and officers onboard were killed Aug.2  Southern India  Casualties feared as highway bridge collapses in west India Aug.3   Belize   Hurricane Earl heads for landfall in Belize   Earl is heading for landfall in the Caribbean nation of Belize, felling trees and power lines as it heads westwards, officials say Aug.3   Dubai Firefighter killed after jet crash-lands in Dubai with 300 people on board   An Emirates flight from India with 300 people on board crash landed, sending smoke into the air and halting all flights at the Middle East's... Aug.5   France   13 dead, 6 injured as fire hits bar in French city   A fire swept through a Friday night party at a bar in the city of Rouen. More than 50 firefighters battled the blaze at the bar in the city ... Aug.8   USA Delta: Power cut strands thousands of passengers  Thousands of air passengers around the world have been left stranded after a power cut forced the US airline Delta to suspend flights Aug.18   Southern California California wildfires: Ferocious fires evict thousands   Firefighters are continuing to tackle a huge blaze, with several of them describing it as the most ferocious they have ever seen Aug.23   Italy Earthquake leaves at least 250 dead in central Italy
Map of Accumoli Italy
  A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least 250 people dead and others trapped under rubble, Italian officials said
 Its epicentre was close to Accumoli, with its hypocentre at a depth of 4.2 km,[2] approximately 75 km (47 mi) southeast of Perugia and 45 km (28 mi) north of L'Aquila, in an area near the borders of the Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo and Marche regions
Aug.24   Italy Italy earthquake: Search for survivors as death toll tops 240   Thousands of rescuers have searched through the night for survivors following Wednesday's earthquake in a mountainous area of central Italy Aug.25   Italy Emergency declared as hopes for more survivors fade Aug.26   Italy Italy earthquake: Day of national mourning for victims Aug.27  Italy  Museums to donate Sunday revenue to quake relief Aug.29   Libya   Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya   About 6,500 migrants have been rescued off Libya, the Italian coastguard says, in one of the biggest operations of its kind to date Aug.31  Alaska  Five killed in Alaska mid-air collision



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2016 Aug.30  European Union  Apple should pay up to 13bn in back taxes



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2016 Aug.5   Rio de Janeiro   Opening ceremony celebrates Brazil to open Games
Map of Maracana stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  The 2016 Olympics have been formally opened with a colourful and pulsating ceremony at Rio's Maracana stadium
 Broadcast to an audience of 3 billion, it celebrated Brazil's history, culture and natural beauty, before former runner Vanderlei de Lima lit the cauldron. The build-up has been played out against a deep recession and political protests in Brazil
Aug.6   Rio de Janeiro Thrasher wins first gold medal of Rio Olympics Aug.7   Rio de Janeiro   Paralympics 2016: Russian athletes banned after doping scandal  Russian athletes are banned from competing at the Rio Paralympics following the country's doping scandal. The Russians will appeal Aug.7  Northern England  Pogba near to joining United for world-record fee Aug.7   Rio de Janeiro Michael Phelps wins 19th Olympic gold Aug.9   Rio de Janeiro Michael Phelps extends his tally to 21 Olympic golds Aug.10   Rio de Janeiro Kohei Uchimura retains Olympic crown in all-around gymnastics final Aug.11   Rio de Janeiro   Michael Phelps makes history to win 22nd Olympic gold   The US star claimed the 22nd Olympic gold of his Olympic career after powering past the opposition in the final of the 200-meter individual ... Aug.11   Rio de Janeiro Simone Biles wins all-around gold at Rio Games in US one-two Aug.12  Rio de Janeiro  Joseph Schooling beats Michael Phelps in 100m butterfly Aug.13   Rio de Janeiro   Michael Phelps bows out of Games with gold in men's relay
Map of Olympic Aquatics Stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  He won his 23rd Olympic gold in what looks like being his final Games. Phelps, 31, secured his fifth gold of Rio 2016 to set a new Games record
 Britain finished 2.71 seconds adrift, with Australia in third. USA also successfully defended their title in the women's 4x100m medley
Aug.13   Rio de Janeiro Great Britain's Mo Farah repeats as Olympic 10,000-meter champion Aug.13  Rio de Janeiro  Puig wins women's tennis final, the first Olympic gold for Puerto Rico Aug.13  Rio de Janeiro  Elaine Thompson wins 100m gold, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce third Aug.14   Rio de Janeiro   Usain Bolt wins 100m gold, Justin Gatlin second Map of Olympic Stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  Jamaica's Usain Bolt became the first athlete to win three Olympic 100m titles by beating American Justin Gatlin
Aug.14   Rio de Janeiro Andy Murray defeats Juan Martin del Potro for second Olympic gold Aug.14  Rio de Janeiro  Justin Rose Wins Olympic Golf Event Aug.15  Rio de Janeiro  Thiago Braz da Silva wins Brazil's second gold medal of Games Aug.15  Rio de Janeiro  Kenya's David Rudisha remains the king of 800 meters Aug.18   Rio de Janeiro Olympics: US swimmers not robbed - police chief
  Four US swimmers who said they had been robbed in Rio de Janeiro were not victims of crime, the head of the city's civil police has insisted
Aug.18  Rio de Janeiro  US swimmers stopped at Rio airport Aug.18   Rio de Janeiro Usain Bolt wins 200m gold, his eighth Olympic gold   Bolt won the men's 200m to claim his second Rio 2016 gold, his eighth at an Olympics, and keep alive his hopes of an unprecedented 'treble t... Aug.19   Rio de Janeiro Usain Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold as Jamaica take 4x100m relay
Map of Olympic Stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  Usain Bolt ended his Olympic career by claiming an unprecedented 'triple triple' and his ninth gold as Jamaica won the 4x100m relay final in Rio
 Usain Bolt, 29, had won the 100m and 200m in Rio and is the only man to win all 3 sprint events at 3 Games
Aug.20   Rio de Janeiro Brazil beat Germany on penalties to win men's football gold   Neymar scored the winning penalty as hosts Brazil beat Germany 5-4 on penalties in Rio to win their first men's Olympic football gold medal Aug.20  Rio de Janeiro  Great Britain's Mo Farah wins 5,000m & 10,000m 'double double' Aug.21   Rio de Janeiro Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo Map of Maracana Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  The Rio Olympics ended with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, and the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo
Aug.21   Rio de Janeiro Marathon man Eliud Kipchoge completes Kenya double Aug.21   Rio de Janeiro USA beat Serbia in men's basketball to win last gold of Games



World, August 2016 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2016 Aug.4  Washington  Obama says ISIS is weakening but still a threat Aug.4  Sinai  Egypt 'kills head of Islamic State's Sinai branch' Aug.6   Belgium Belgian police attacked with machete in Charleroi   Two officers have been injured by a machete-wielding assailant. The attacker is said to have shouted 'Allahu Akbar' and was shot and wounded Aug.7  Istanbul  Turkey death penalty: Erdogan backs return at rally Aug.10   Canada Canadian police 'kill suspect in anti-terror operation'
Aug.11   Southern Thailand Thailand blasts: More explosions target tourist towns Map of Hua Hin Thailand
  A series of blasts across Thailand has targeted tourist towns leaving four dead and many injured, with reports of more explosions coming in
Aug.14  Nigeria  Chibok girls: Boko Haram video shows captives Aug.14  Switzerland  Swiss train attacker and one victim dead Aug.15   Washington Guantanamo: US in largest detainee transfer under Obama Aug.16  USA  Donald Trump defends Milwaukee police shooting Aug.18   Rio de Janeiro Olympics: US swimmers not robbed - police chief
  Four US swimmers who said they had been robbed in Rio de Janeiro were not victims of crime, the head of the city's civil police has insisted
Aug.18  Rio de Janeiro  US swimmers stopped at Rio airport Aug.20   Turkey   Turkey wedding blast: 30 dead and 90 hurt in Gaziantep
Map of Gaziantep Turkey
  President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said so-called Islamic State was likely to have carried it out amid reports of a suicide bomber targeting the party
Aug.30   Aleppo Islamic State: Abu Muhammad al-Adnani 'killed in Aleppo'



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2016 Aug.1  Venezuela  Venezuelan campaign passes first hurdle Aug.2  USA  Trump hits back at 'disastrous' Obama Aug.3  Florida  Donald Trump: Campaign is united despite missteps Aug.5  South Africa  Local elections: ANC suffers major setback Aug.6   South Africa South Africa local elections: ANC loses in capital Pretoria   Governing African National Congress has been defeated by the opposition Democratic Alliance in local polls in the capital Pretoria Aug.6  Bangkok  Thai referendum: Military-written constitution up for approval Aug.7  Istanbul  Turkey death penalty: Erdogan backs return at rally Aug.8   Tokyo Japan's Emperor Akihito hints at wish to abdicate
Map of Tokyo
  82-year-old Emperor Akihito has strongly indicated he wants to step down, saying he fears his age will make it difficult to fulfil his duties
Aug.8  Washington  Republican security experts rail against Trump Aug.9   USA   Anger over Donald Trump gun rights remarks   Republican Donald Trump has sparked anger by appearing to suggest his supporters could stop his rival Hillary Clinton by exercising their gun... Aug.10  Aleppo  Aleppo medics appeal to Obama for help Aug.16  USA  Donald Trump defends Milwaukee police shooting Aug.24   Cuba   Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement Map of Havana Cuba
  The government and the Farc rebel group have signed a historic peace accord, putting an end to more than five decades of conflict
Aug.25   Italy Emergency declared as hopes for more survivors fade Aug.26   Italy Italy earthquake: Day of national mourning for victims Aug.27  Italy  Museums to donate Sunday revenue to quake relief Aug.31   Mexico   Trump met Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto   He met Pena Nieto but said they had not discussed financing the wall. The president later insisted he had told Mr Trump Mexico would not pay Aug.31   Brazil   Brazil President Dilma Rousseff removed from office by Senate Map of Brasilia Brazil
  Senate has voted to remove Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget. It puts an end to the 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers' Party
Aug.31  Arizona  Donald Trump: Mexico will pay for wall, '100%'