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Events 2010   Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Events in August 2010

Aug. 1 The Convention on Cluster Munitions, a landmark international treaty to ban cluster bombs takes effect. Full Story
Aug. 2 A Muttahida Qaurmi Movement legislator of the Sindh assembly Raza Haider, is gunned down in the Jama Masjid in Nazimabad, Karachi. Full Story
China holds ‘Vanguard-2010’, a major air defence exercise along the country’s coast bordering Yellow Sea. Full Story
Aug. 4 Kenyan voters overwhelmingly approve a new Constitution in a referendum.
Aug. 6 Pakistan says recent monsoon floods biggest-ever disaster in the nation’s history, with 1,32,000 affected in Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa (formerly) NWFP) and Punjab provinces alone. Full Story
Ten medical workers are killed in a remote area of northern Afghanistan by Taliban gunmen. Full Story
Aug. 7 India and Bangaladesh sign an agreement on a $ 1-billion line of credit extended to Dhaka by New Delhi. Full Story
At least 43 persons are killed and 185 wounded in Basra, Iraq following a roadside explosion and two car bombings. Full Story
Aug. 8 At least 127 people are killed and nearly 1,300 missing after mudslides sweep away homes in Gansu provine, Northwestern China. Full Story
Ennackal Chandy George Sudarshan, an Indian-American professor at the University of Texas, Austin shares the Dirac Medal with Italian physicist Nicola Cabibbo. Full Story
Aug. 9 Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame wins a second term gaining a landslide victory.
Aug. 11 British researchers announce the emergence of a new class of antibiotic-resistant superbug – NDM – 1 (New Delhi metallo-betalactamase-1) Full Story
Aug. 13 A Sri Lankan court finds former Army Chief General Sarath Fonseka guilty of dabbling in politics while in uniform. Full Story
The U.S. President Barack Obama signs into law the Southwest Border Security Bill in Washington. Full Story
Aug. 16 A Boeing 737 jetliner with 131 passengers aboard crashes on landing and breaks into three pieces on San Andres island in Columbia. Full Story
Aug. 17 At least 51 people are killed and more than 100 injured after suicide bombers attack hundreds queuing up outside a military recruitment centre in Baghdad. Full Story
Columbia’s Constitutional Court suspends defence pact with the U.S. Full Story
Aug. 18 Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan agree to step up joint fight against terrorism and narcotics – at a quadripartite summit in the Russian Black Sea Resort of Sochi. Full Story
Aug. 19 Last U.S. combat brigade leaves Iraq seven years after leading the invasion of the nation. Full Story
The floods in Pakistan a “slow motion tsunami”, says the U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at a special U.N. session. Nations pledge $254 million. Full Story
China pulls off a tricky and uncommon feat in space flight, manoeuvring one of its satellites to within about 300 metres of another.
Aug. 21 Australians cast ballots in snap national elections. Full Story
Dutch solo sailor Laura Dekker (14) begins her round-the-world record bid from the Portuguese port of Portimao. Full Story
Iran begins loading fuel into its first nuclear power plant in Bushehr. Full Story
Aug. 23 After a ten-hour hostage crisis, six passengers of a tourist bus are killed in the Philippines capital Manila by a sacked police officer who is later short dead by security forces. Full Story
Blasts leave 35 dead in Pakistan’s South Wazirstan tribal agency. Full Story
Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete is crowned Miss Universe 2010 at the 59th annual pageant held in Las Vegas. Full Story
Twentynine civilians are killed in clashes sparked by terrorist attacks on army barracks in Somalia. Full Story
A Federal Court in Washington blocks most government financing for embryonic stem cell research. Full Story
Aug. 24 Six MPs among 30 killed in rampage at a hotel in the Somalia capital Mogadishu. Full Story
Fortytwo persons are killed when a passenger jet overshoots a runway in northeast China. Full Story
Aug. 25 At least 46 persons are killed in a string of attacks in Iraq. Full Story
Aug. 26 The High Court of Bangladesh declares illegal the Seventh Amendment to the Constitution that legalised the autocratic rule of General Hussein Muhammad Ershad. Full Story
Aug. 27 Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki signs a new Constitution into law. Full Story
Aug. 28 China passes a first-of-its-kind law to set up “mediation committees” to handle conflicts at the grassroots level. Full Story
Aug. 29 Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin opens oil pipeline to China. Full Story
The Sinabung volcano on the Indonesian island of Sumatra erupts for the first time in 400 years. Full Story
“Modern Family”, “Mad Men” sweep the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards announced in Los Angeles. Full Story
Aug. 30 The Sri Lankan Cabinet approves changes to the 1978 Constitution and lifts ban on a third term in office for President Mahinda Rajapakse. Full Story
Aug. 31 Thirtyone persons are killed and over 200 injured as triple blasts targeting a Shia procession rock Lahore, Pakistan. Full Story
The U.S. President Barack Obama announces the end of the American combat mission in Iraq. Full Story

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