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Aug 10, Feast of St. Lawrence on the Catholic
calendar. Also the approximate date of the Perseid Me-teors. Thus
the meteors are called the Tears of St. Lawrence.
(CFA, '96,Vol 179, p.23)
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Aug 10, Fastrada (30), 3rd wife of French king Charlemagne, died.
843 Aug 10, Treaty of Verdun:
Brothers Lotharius I, Louis the German and Charles the Bare divided
955 Aug 10, Otto organized his
nobles and defeated the invading Magyars at the Battle of Lechfeld
1296 Aug 10, John the Blind,
King of Bohemia, Count of Luxembourg, was born.
1461 Aug 10, Alfonso ed Espina,
bishop of Osma, urged an Inquisition in Spain.
1497 Aug 10, John Cabot told
King Henry VII of his trip to "Asia."
1500 Aug 10, Diego Diaz
1539 Aug 10, King Francis of
France declared that all official documents were to be written in
French, not Latin.
1557 Aug 10, Spanish and
English troops in alliance defeated the French at the Battle of St.
Quentin (San Quintino). French troops were defeated by Emanuele
Filiberto's Spanish army at St. Quentin, France. In 1559 Filiberto
made Turin capital of his Savoy state.
1560 Aug 10, Hieronymus
Praetorius, German composer, was born.
1582 Aug 10, Russia ended its
25-year war with Poland. Russia and Poland concluded the Peace of
Jam-Zapolski under which Russia lost access to the Baltic and
surrendered Livonia and Estonia to Poland.
(TL-MB, 1988, p.23)(HN, 8/10/98)
1589 Aug 10, Pietro Antonio
Tamburini, Italian composer, was born.
1627 Aug 10, Cardinal Richelieu
began a siege of La Rochelle.
1628 Aug 10, The Swedish
228-foot warship Vasa capsized and sank in Stockholm harbor on her
maiden voyage because the ballast was insufficient to counterweight
the 64 guns and ballast. The wreckage was found in 1956. It opened
as part of the Vasa museum in 1990. Twenty-five men and women
drowned when the ship sank. Vasa was the most expensive and richly
ornamented warship of its time in Sweden. She was recovered in 1961
and the skeletal remains were exhumed in 1989.
(NG, 5/95, Geographica)(WSJ, 7/21/00, p.W12)(HN,
1675 Aug 10, King Charles II
laid the foundation stone of Royal Observatory, Greenwich. [see Jun
1680 Aug 10, Pueblo Indians
took possession of Santa Fe, N.M., after driving out the Spanish.
They destroyed almost all of the Spanish churches in Taos and Santa
Fe. The Pueblo Revolt, also known as Popé's Rebellion, was an
uprising of most of the indigenous Pueblo people against the Spanish
colonizers in the province of Santa Fe de Nuevo Mexico, present day
New Mexico. The Pueblo Revolt killed 400 Spaniards and drove the
remaining 2,000 settlers out of the province.
8/21/97)(SFEC, 6/21/98, Z1 p.8)
1730 Aug 10, Sebastien de
Brossard (74), French composer, died. He authored the "Dictionnaire
de musique" (Paris, 1703).
1753 Aug 10, Edmund Jennings
Randolph, governor of Virginia and first U.S. attorney general, was
1779 Aug 10, Louis XVI of
France freed the last remaining serfs on royal land.
1787 Aug 10, Mozart completed
his "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik."
1792 Aug 10, Some 10,000
Parisians attacked the Tuileries Palace of Louis XVI at the
instigation of Georges Jacques Danton (33), after Louis ordered his
Swiss guard to stop firing on the people. The mob massacred some 600
guardsmen. The king was later arrested, put on trial for treason,
and executed the following January.
(PC, 1992, p.345)(AP, 8/10/07)(ON, 2/09, p.8)
1806 Aug 10, Johann Michael
Haydn (68), composer, died.
1809 Aug 10, Ecuador struck its
first blow for independence from Spain.
1810 Aug 10, Camillo di Cavour,
helped bring about the unification of Italy under the House of
1813 Aug 10, A number of
British barges manned by marines shelled the town of St. Michaels,
Md., on the Chesapeake Bay. Residents had hoisted lanterns to
treetops and masts and caused the British canons to overshoot their
mark. One house was hit by a cannonball on the roof and the ball
rolled across the attic and down the staircase frightening Mrs.
Merchant as she carried her infant daughter downstairs.
1814 Aug 10, John Clifford
Pemberton (d.1881), Lt Gen (Confederate Army), was born.
1821 Aug 10, Missouri became
the 24th state.
1827 Aug 10, There were race
riots in Cincinnati and some 1,000 blacks left for Canada.
1829 Aug 16, The original
Siamese twins, Chang and Eng Bunker, arrived in Boston aboard the
ship Sachem to be exhibited to the Western world.
1831 Aug 10, William Driver of
Salem, Massachusetts, was the first to use the term "Old Glory" in
connection with the American flag, when he gave that name to a large
flag aboard his ship, the Charles Daggett.
1835 Aug 10, Mob of whites and
oxen pulled a black school to a swamp outside of Canaan, NH.
1846 Aug 10, President James
Polk signed a measure establishing the Smithsonian Institution. The
US Congress chartered the Smithsonian Institution, named after
English scientist James Smithson (1765-1836), whose bequest of
$500,000 made it possible. The Smithsonian Institute was born and
Joseph Henry became its first secretary.
(SFEC, 8/25/96, p.T6)(AP, 8/10/07)
1861 Aug 10, General Nathaniel
Lyon died at the Battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri. He was the 1st
Union general to die in the Civil War. The 2nd land battle of the
Civil War was fought along Wilson’s Creek in southwest Missouri. The
fight was considered a Confederate victory. This 1st major battle
west of the Mississippi was pivotal in determining the fate of the
most populous state west of the Mississippi River in the early
months of the Civil War."
6/5/02)(www.civilwarhome.com/wilsonscreek.htm)(AM, 11/04, p.28)
1861 Aug 10, Friedrich Julius
Stahl (b.1802), conservative German jurist and publicist, died in
Bruckenau. He developed the idea that Germans are a people based on
1864 Aug 10, Confederate
Commander John Bell Hood sent his cavalry north of Atlanta to cut
off Union General William Sherman's supply lines.
1865 Aug 10, Alexander K.
Glazunov, composer (Chopiniana), was born in St. Petersburg, Russia.
1868 Aug 10, American actress
Adah Isaacs Menken (b.1835) died in Paris. She was buried in the
Jewish section of the Pere Lachaise cemetery.
(SFC, 4/28/18, p.C2)
1869 Aug 10, O.B. Brown
patented a moving picture projector.
1874 Aug 10, Herbert Clark
Hoover (d.1964), the 31st president of the United States
(1929-1933), was born in West Branch, Iowa.
(AP, 8/10/97)(SFEC, 1/12/97, Z3 p.4)(HN,
8/10/98)(AH, 12/02, p.20)
1874 Aug 10, Antanas Smetona
(d.1944), the 1st president of Lithuania, was born.
1877 Aug 10, Col. John Gibbon
slaughtered Nez-Perce Indians at Big Hole River.
1885 Aug 10, Leo Daft opened
America's first commercially operated electric streetcar, in
1889 Aug 10, Dan Rylands
patented a screw cap.
1893 Aug 10, Chinese were
deported from SF under the 1892 Exclusion Act.
1895 Aug 10, The 1st Queen's
Hall Promenade Concert featured Wagner's "Rienzi."
1897 Aug 10, Felix Hoffmann, a
German worker for Bayer, rediscovered aspirin (acetyl salicyclic
acid), the active ingredient of the willow plant’s (salicin). In
1832 a French chemist named Charles Gergardt had experiments with
salicin and created salicylic acid. On March 6, 1899, Bayer
registered Aspirin as a trademark.
1904 Aug 10, Angelo G.
Roncalli, later Pope John XXIII, became a priest.
1904 Aug 10, Dutch newspaper
Volk fired gay journalist Jacob de Cock.
1909 Aug 10, George W.
Crockett, first African-American lawyer with the U.S. Department of
Labor, was born.
1909 Aug 10, Leo Fender,
inventor of the first mass-produced electric guitar, was born.
1912 Aug 10, Leonard Woolf
(1880-1969), English man of letters, married writer Virginia
Duckworth (b.1882). Virginia Woolf committed suicide in 1941.
1913 Aug 10, The Treaty of
Bucharest ended the Second Balkan War. It was concluded by the
delegates of Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, and Greece. The
entire "disputed zone" was taken by Serbia, Greece secured its
position in Thessaloniki and southeastern Macedonia, the Ottomans
regained all the territories lost in the First Balkan War to
Bulgaria with the exception of eastern (Pirin) Macedonia, and the
Romanians seized Southern Dobruja.
1913 Aug 10, The Great Powers
recognized an independent Albanian state. Demographics were ignored,
however, and half of the territories inhabited by Albanians (such as
Kosova and Chameria) were divided among Montenegro, Serbia and
1914 Aug 10, At Luik, German
12"/16.5" guns reached Belgian boundary.
1919 Aug 10, Ukrainian National
Army massacred 25 Jews in Podolia, Ukraine.
1920 Aug 10, The first blues
recording by a black singer was recorded by Mamie Smith and Her Jazz
Hounds. “Crazy Blues” was composed by Perry Bradford, a black
songwriter, bandleader, and promoter who had moved from Alabama to
1920 Aug 10, Allies recognized
Poland, Czechoslovakia and Romania.
1920 Aug 10, The Ottoman
sultanate at Constantinople signed the Treaty of Sevres with the
Allies and associated powers. It promised a homeland for the Kurds,
but the nationalist government in Ankara did not sign the treaty. It
set the borders of Turkey recognized Armenia as an independent
state. France and Britain backed the treaty and a Kurdish state, but
refused to allow Kurds in Iraq and Syria to join it.
p.A10)(www.lib.byu.edu/~rdh/wwi/versa/sevres1.html) (EWH, 4th ed,
p.1086)(Econ, 7/13/13, SR p.5)
1920 Aug 10, Turkish government
renounced its claim to Israel and recognized the British mandate.
1921 Aug 10, Franklin D.
Roosevelt (39) was stricken with polio at his summer home on the
Canadian island of Campobello, New Brunswick. Mrs. Roosevelt acted
as her partially paralyzed husband’s eyes and ears by traveling,
observing and reporting her observations to him. As First Lady, an
author and newspaper columnist and, later, a delegate to the United
Nations, Eleanor Roosevelt labored tirelessly for the poor and
disadvantaged. In the words of historian John Kenneth Galbraith, she
showed "more than any other person of her time, that an American
could truly be a world citizen."
(HNPD, 10//99)(SSFC, 8/1/04, p.D11)
1923 Aug 10, Joaquin Sorolla y
Bastida (b.1863), Spanish impressionist painter, died in Cercedilla.
His work included “A View of Malaga.”
(WSJ, 10/29/04, p.A15)(www.britannica.com)
1926 Aug 10, Marie-Claire
Alain, French organist, composer, was born.
1927 Aug 10, Pres. Calvin
Coolidge took part in the formal dedication of Mount Rushmore.
Gutzon Borglum began work and the Mount Rushmore project was
completed in 1941. When South Dakota officials invited Gutzon
Borglum (1867-1941) to design a sculpture on the face of the Black
Hills, he declared, "American history shall march along that
skyline." Borglum’s son Lincoln (d.1986) led the completion of the
project created by some 400 workers.
p.C4)(ON, 2/11, p.10)
1928 Aug 10, Eddie Fisher
(d.1010), American singer, was born. His hits included "I'm Walking
Behind You" and "Oh, My Pa-Pa."
(SFC, 9/24/10, p.C6)
1929 Aug 10, John Alldis,
composer, conductor, was born.
1932 Aug 10, Rin Tin Tin
(b.1918), US Hollywood-dog, died. In 2011 Susan Orlean authored “Rin
Tin Tin: The Life and Legend.” In 1922 Rin Tin Tin was spotted by
the maker of a motion picture camera and his career began. He went
on to create a total of 26 motion pictures for Warner Brothers and
received over 10,000 fan letters per week.
1941 Aug 10, Great Britain and
the Soviet Union promised aid to Turkey if it was attacked by the
1942 Aug 10, Gen. Bernard Law
Montgomery was named commandant of the British 8th Army campaigning
in N. Africa. He arrived Aug 13.
1943 Aug 10, Hitler watched the
lynching of allied pilots.
1944 Aug 10, Race riots took
place in Athens, Alabama.
1944 Aug 10, During World War
II, American forces overcame Japanese resistance on Guam.
Aug 10, Robert Goddard (b.1882), American rocket scientist, died. He
received 214 patents for rocket systems and components. In 2003
David Clary authored "Rocket Man," a biography of Goddard.
1945 Aug 10, Japan announced
its willingness to surrender to Allies provided that the status of
Emperor Hirohito remains unchanged. Yosuke Yamahata photographed the
aftermath of the bombing of Nagasaki. He was dispatched by the
Japanese military, but did not turn over the pictures to the
(HFA, ‘96, p.36)(WSJ, 8/1/95, p.A-8)(MC, 8/10/02)
1947 Aug 10, Ian Anderson,
rocker (Jethro Tull-Bungle in the Jungle), was born in Scotland.
1947 Aug 10, William Odom set a
solo record by completing a round-the-world flight in 73 hours and 5
minutes, landing at Chicago's Douglas Airport.
1948 Aug 10, Allen Funt's
"Candid Microphone," later titled "Candid Camera," made its
television debut on ABC-TV.
1949 Aug 10, The National
Military Establishment was renamed the Department of Defense. Pres.
Truman signed a bill that established a department of defense with
broader and more definite powers for the Sec. of defense. Gen’l.
Omar N. Bradley was appointed chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.
(AP, 8/10/97)(EWH, 1968, p.1207)
1950 Aug 10, President Harry S.
Truman called the National Guard to active duty to fight in the
1950 Aug 10, In South Korea
some 200-300 prisoners were killed by South Korean police near
(SFC, 4/21/00, p.A19)
1953 Aug 10, American mountain
climber Art Gilkey (b.1926) was swept away by an avalanche on
Pakistan’s K2. In 1993 his remains were brought down by mountaineer
Roger Payne (1956-2012).
1959 Aug 10, Rosanna Arquette
(actress: Pulp Fiction, Silverado, Desperately Seeking Susan, New
York Stories, The Executioner's Song, After Hours), was born.
1960 Aug 10, The first
successful US Corona spy satellite mission was launched after 12
previous failures [see 1957]. The flight photographed 1.6 million
square miles of the Soviet Union.
(WSJ, 7/6/98, p.A13)(SFC, 8/15/12, p.C8)
1960 Aug 10, Antonio Banderas,
actor (Phila, Evita, Mambo Kings, was born in Malaga, Spain.
1961 Aug 10, Denmark formally
applied for membership in the European Community.
1968 Aug 10, In West Virginia
35 people were killed in the crash of a Piedmont Airlines Fairchild
FH-227 at Kanawha County Airport.
1969 Aug 10, Leno and Rosemary
LaBianca were murdered in their Los Angeles home by members of
Charles Manson's cult, one day after actress Sharon Tate and four
other people were found slain.
1970 Aug 10, Dan Mitrione
(b.1920), a former Indiana police officer and FBI agent who had been
advising Latin American governments, including Uruguay's, on
techniques for interrogating suspects, was killed by Tupamaro
guerrillas. He had been kidnapped on July 31. In 2010 diplomatic
cables revealed that President Richard Nixon wanted the Uruguayan
government to threaten to kill leftist prisoners in an attempt to
save the life of Mitrione.
1972 Aug 10, An Earth-grazing
meteoroid grazed the atmosphere above Canada. It entered the Earth's
atmosphere in daylight over Utah.
1975 Aug 10, Television
personality David Frost announced he had purchased the exclusive
rights to interview former President Nixon.
1977 Aug 10, US and Panama
negotiations for a Panama Canal Zone treaty, begun on February 15,
were completed [see Sep 7].
1977 Aug 10, Postal employee
David Berkowitz was arrested in Yonkers, N.Y., accused of being the
"Son of Sam" gunman responsible for six slayings and seven
woundings. Berkowitz was sentenced to six consecutive
1979 Aug 10, Michael Jackson
(21) launched his solo career with “Off the Wall.”
1981 Aug 10, Coca-Cola Bottling
Co agreed to pump $34 million into black businesses.
1981 Aug 10, Richard Nixon
Museum in San Clemente closed (http://tinyurl.com/2n6pvf). On July
11, 2007, the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, Ca., officially opened
as a federal facility.
1986 Aug 10, "Me and My Girl"
opened at Marquis Theater in NYC for 1420 performances.
1987 Aug 10, President Reagan
said he would nominate C. William Verity Jr., a retired steel
company executive, to replace the late Malcolm Baldrige as commerce
1987 Aug 10, Iorwith Wilbur
Able (b.1908), CEO of the United Steel Workers of America (1965-77),
died. I.W. Able had also served as vice-president of the AFL-CIO.
1988 Aug 10, President Reagan
signed the Civil Liberties Act, a measure providing $20,000 payments
to Japanese-Americans interned by the U.S. government during World
(AP, 8/10/97)(SFEC, 8/9/98, p.A1)
1988 Aug 10, Adela Rogers St.
John (b.1894), journalist (Free Soul, Honeycomb), died.
1989 Aug 10, Poland's Roman
Catholic church suspended an agreement to move nuns from a convent
on the edge of Auschwitz, blaming Jewish groups for creating what it
called an "atmosphere of aggressive demands."
1990 Aug 10, Washington DC
Mayor Marion Barry was convicted of a single misdemeanor drug charge
and acquitted on another; the judge declared a mistrial on 12 other
1990 Aug 10, US's Magellan
spacecraft landed on Venus.
1990 Aug 10, Martha Dodd
(b.1908), US-born former spy, died in the Czech Rep. She and her
husband spied for the Soviet Union against her native United States
from before World War II until the height of the Cold War.
1991 Aug 10, The Revolutionary
Justice Organization, one of the groups holding hostages in Lebanon,
announced it would release an American within 72 hours. The next
day, Edward Tracy was freed.
1991 Aug 10, Nine Buddhists
were found slain at their temple outside Phoenix, Arizona. Two
teen-agers were later arrested; one pleaded guilty to murder, the
other was convicted of murder.
1991 Aug 10, Metallica staged a
concert in Copenhagen.
1992 Aug 10, President Bush met
at his Kennebunkport, Maine, vacation home with Israeli Prime
Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Afterward, Bush announced that Mideast peace
talks would resume in two weeks in Washington, D.C.
1993 Aug 10, President Clinton
signed a massive deficit-reduction bill into law.
1993 Aug 10, Ruth Bader
Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female justice on the U.S.
1994 Aug 10, President Clinton
claimed presidential immunity in asking a federal judge to dismiss,
at least for the time being, a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by
Paula Corbin Jones, a former Arkansas state employee.
1995 Aug 10, Norma McCorvey,
"Jane Roe" of the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion,
announced she had joined the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue.
1995 Aug 10, Timothy McVeigh
and Terry Nichols were charged with eleven counts in the Oklahoma
City bombing. McVeigh was later convicted of murder. He was executed
by lethal injection on June 11, 2001, at the US Federal Penitentiary
in Terre Haute, Indiana. McVeigh (33) stated that his only regret
was not completely leveling the federal building. Nichols was
convicted of conspiracy and involuntary manslaughter and sentenced
to life in prison.
1996 Aug 10, US Sen. Bob Dole
completed the Republican ticket by announcing former housing
secretary Jack Kemp as his running mate.
(WSJ, 8/12/96, p.A1)(AP, 8/10/97)
1996 Aug 10, Cascading power
outages hit parts of nine Western states. [3:40 p.m. PST]
(SFC, 8/13/96, p.A10)(AP, 8/10/97)
1996 Aug 10, In Tijuana,
Mexico, gunmen kidnapped a Japanese businessmen, Mamoru Konno of
Sanyo Video, and held him for $2 mil ransom. He was found released
on Aug 19 after payment of the ransom.
(SFC, 8/13/96, p.A10) (SFC,
1996 Aug 10, In the Philippines
Mount Canlaon erupted and killed 3 climbers. The mountain was one of
21 active volcanoes in the Philippines.
(SFC, 8/12/96, p.C1)
1997 Aug 10, U.S. envoy Dennis
Ross met separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in an attempt to restart the
Mideast peace process.
1997 Aug 10, In Nashville a
riot erupted when a police officer killed a black murder suspect.
(WSJ, 8/11/97, p.A1)
1997 Aug 10, It was reported
that the gasoline additive MTBE, methyl tert-butyl ether, was
leaking into ground water in California and elsewhere in the US.
Some 1,000 wells in California tested above the state’s action
level. The additive leaks from gasoline stations and dissolves in
water and seeps into aquifers. In 1995 the EPA reported that it
caused cancer in laboratory animals.
(SFEC, 8/10/97, p.A1,14)
1997 Aug 10, Peter Braestrup,
founder of the Wilson Quarterly, died in Maine at age 68.
(SFC, 8/12/97, p.A17)
1997 Aug 10, In Columbia police
arrested drug trafficker Waldo Simeon Vargas, alias “The Minister.”
He was a former associate of Pablo Escobar and created his own
organization after the Cali chiefs were arrested in 1995.
(SFC, 8/11/97, p.A8)
1997 Aug 10, In the 6th World
Championship in Athletics in Athens (Aug 1-Aug 10), the American
4x400m team beat the British quartet by just 0.18 seconds in the
final. Antonio Pettigrew ran the anchor leg for the US team that
won, but subsequently admitted to taking performance-enhancing
drugs. In 2010 the BBC, citing UK Athletics (UKA) and the
International Association of Athletics' Federations (IAAF), said the
British quartet of Roger Black, Jamie Baulch, Iwan Thomas and Mark
Richardson, would be promoted to gold.
1997 Aug 10, In Peru a
snowstorm trapped some 40 vehicles on the Andes highway between
Abancay and Puquio and left 6 people dead in their vehicles.
(SFC, 8/11/97, p.A8)
1997 Aug 10, In Uganda the
state-owned Sunday Vision reported that its Chinese-built arms
factory would stop producing land mines and grenades. The Ugandan
army would be supplied but the products would not be exported.
Dry-cells would be produced to replace the land mines and grenades.
(SFC, 8/11/97, p.A8)
1997 Aug 10, In Taiwan a
19-seat Formosa Airlines Dornier 228 crashed on the island of Matsu
and killed all 16 onboard.
(SFC, 8/11/97, p.A8)(WSJ, 8/11/97, p.A1)
1998 Aug 10, Secretary of State
Madeleine Albright announced a $2 million reward for information
leading to the conviction of terrorists who bombed U.S. embassies in
Kenya and Tanzania, killing 224 people, including 12 Americans.
1998 Aug 10, The 308,000
sq.-foot Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center opened in
(WSJ, 8/11/98, p.A16)
1998 Aug 10, In Afghanistan it
appeared that the Taliban were in control of Mazar-e-Sharif.
(WSJ, 8/11/98, p.A1)
1998 Aug 10, In Angola fighting
broke out between government troops and UNITA.
(WSJ, 8/11/98, p.A1)
1998 Aug 10, Congo claimed to
have recaptured the Atlantic ports near the mouth of the Congo River
that were taken by Tutsi rebels.
(WSJ, 8/11/98, p.A1)
1998 Aug 10, Fighting in
Kashmir resumed and 19 people were reported killed in battles
between Indian security forces and Pakistan-backed separatist
(WSJ, 8/11/98, p.A1)
1998 Aug 10, In Kosovo ethnic
Albanians reportedly killed 10 police officers. 3 KLA rebels were
also reported killed.
(SFC, 8/11/98, p.A10)
1998 Aug 10, Residents of Nevis
voted on whether to break away from St. Kitts. 62% voted in favor
but the resolution required 67%.
(SFC, 7/15/98, p.C12)(SFC, 8/10/98, p.A14)(SFC,
1999 Aug 10, In Granada Hills,
Los Angeles County, Buford Oneal Furrow (37) opened fire at a Jewish
day camp center and wounded 1 adult, a teenager and 3 children. He
also shot and killed postal worker Joseph Ileto. In 2001 Buford
agreed to plead guilty for a mandatory life sentence and is serving
two life sentences.
(SFC, 8/11/99, p.A1)(SFC, 8/12/99, p.A17)(SFC,
1/24/01, p.A4)(AP, 8/11/04)
1999 Aug 10, In Dagestan the
Interior Ministry said 44 militants were killed and 80 wounded in
fighting with Russian forces.
(SFC, 8/11/99, p.A12)
1999 Aug 10, An Indian jet shot
down a Pakistani naval reconnaissance plane over the disputed Sir
Creek area. and all 16 people in the plane were killed.
1999 Aug 10, In Indonesia
religious fighting killed 18 people in Ambon.
(WSJ, 8/11/99, p.A1)
1999 Aug 10, In Israel Akram
Alkam (22) was shot and killed by Israeli police after he twice
struck hitchhiking Israeli soldiers at Nachshon Junction with his
(SFC, 8/11/99, p.A10)
1999 Aug 10, In Serbia Gen'l.
Momcilo Perisic (55) declared his leadership in the Movement for
(WSJ, 8/12/99, p.A12)
1999 Aug 10, In Sierra Leone
rebels released the remaining hostages along with 200 civilians
taken prisoner earlier.
(SFC, 8/11/99, p.A10)
2000 Aug 10, The Reform Party’s
convention opened in Long Beach, Ca., amid a struggle for control
between delegates supporting Pat Buchanan and party leaders. $12.5
million in federal matching funds was at stake. Buchanan moved his
faction to the right and dissidents broke off to a separate
convention. The Federal Election Commission awarded the campaign
money to Buchanan in Sept.
(SFC, 8/10/00, p.A3)(SFC, 8/11/00, p.A1)(SFC,
2000 Aug 10, A US Navy
helicopter crashed in the Gulf of Mexico. 2 crew members were
rescued, 2 were killed and 2 were missing.
(SFC, 8/11/00, p.D3)
2000 Aug 10, In Congo rebels
fought government troops near Dongo. Jean-Pierre Bemba, head of the
Ugandan backed Congolese Liberation Movement, said his rebels had
killed some 800 government soldiers on riverboats using missiles.
(SFC, 8/12/00, p.A11)
2000 Aug 10, In Iraq Pres.
Chavez of Venezuela held talks with Pres. Saddam Hussein in support
of upcoming oil talks in Caracas. Chavez defied the United States by
being the first head of state to visit Iraq since the Gulf War.
(SFC, 8/11/00, p.A15)(AP, 8/10/01)
2000 Aug 10, In Kashmir 11
people were killed and 19 wounded from a car bomb set off by the
(SFC, 8/11/00, p.A14)
2001 Aug 10, Space shuttle
Discovery blasted off from Cape Canaveral with supplies and a fresh
crew for the Int’l. Space Station.
(SFC, 8/11/01, p.A4)
2001 Aug 10, A tourist
helicopter crashed near the Grand Canyon and 6 people were killed.
(SSFC, 8/12/01, p.A8)
2001 Aug 10, About 20 US and
British jets bombed air-defense installation south of Baghdad in
retaliation for increased anti-aircraft activity. Iraqis claimed 1
civilian was killed and 11 wounded.
(SFC, 8/11/01, p.A8)
2001 Aug 10, In Argentina
nearly 1 million people gathered to pray to St. Cayetano, patron of
work and bread, for an easing of the economic crises that has left 1
in 3 Argentines in poverty. The government struggled to keep from
defaulting on a $127 billion debt.
(SFC, 8/11/01, p.A8)
2001 Aug 10, Britain stepped in
to save Northern Ireland's power-sharing government by taking away
its powers for a day, a legal maneuver that removed a deadline to
elect a new leader of the Catholic-Protestant government.
(SFC, 8/11/01, p.A8)(AP, 8/10/02)
2001 Aug 10, In Cambodia King
Sihanouk signed war-crimes legislation to try senior Khmer Rouge
(WSJ, 8/15/01, p.A1)
2001 Aug 10, Israeli forces
took over 9 buildings in East Jerusalem in retaliation for the
suicide bombing that killed 15 people.
(SFC, 8/11/01, p.A8)
2001 Aug 10, In Macedonia 2
mines hit military trucks near Skopje and 7 soldiers were killed.
The army retaliated with an assault on Ljuboten.
(SFC, 8/11/01, p.A8)
2001 Aug 10-12, In Macedonia
security forces killed 6 ethnic Albanian civilians and burned at
least 22 houses in the village of Ljuboten. Another 3 were killed
from indiscriminate shelling and another died when shot while
(SFC, 9/6/01, p.E4)
2002 Aug 10, Sammy Sosa hit
three 3-run homers in Chicago's 15-1 rout of Colorado. Barry Bonds
of the San Francisco Giants broke Willie McCovey's 1969 record for
intentional walks in a season with his 46th of the year.
2002 Aug 10, It was reported
that the Bush administration had begun warning foreign diplomats
that they could lose US military assistance if they join the Int'l.
Criminal Court without pledging to protect Americans from its reach.
Article 98 allowed nations to negotiate immunity on a bilateral
(SFC, 8/10/02, p.A12)
2002 Aug 10, Leaders of Roman
Catholic religious orders, meeting in Philadelphia, approved details
of their plan to keep sexually abusive clergy away from children,
while retaining them in the priesthood, creating review boards to
monitor how their communities handle offenders.
2002 Aug 10, In China rescue
crews pulled the bodies of 7 workers from a flooded mine in the
central Chinese province of Henan. One more was recovered the next
2002 Aug 10, China's Science
and Technology Daily reported approval of a home-grown AIDS drug for
the first time that will end the dependence of Chinese with the
disease on imported medicine. Jiduo Fuding was developed by the
Northeast General Pharmaceutical Factory.
2002 Aug 10, In rural Upper
Egypt 3 gunmen ambushed two vehicles, killing 22 members of a rival
2002 Aug 10, Indonesia's top
legislature approved direct presidential elections for the world's
most populous Muslim country, marking a major step in the nation's
messy transition to democracy.
2002 Aug 10, Israeli soldiers
shot dead a Palestinian electricity department worker as he sat in
his city-owned truck and the army expressed its sorrow and said it
had opened an investigation. Gunfire in a Jordan Valley settlement
killed a suspected Palestinian militant and an Israeli woman.
2002 Aug 10, In Mali a
Constitutional Court reversed the outcome of last month's
parliamentary elections, giving an opposition alliance a comfortable
2002 Aug 10, In northwestern
Mexico a bus crashed through a railing and into a shallow river near
Hermosillo, killing 16 passengers and injuring two dozen others.
2002 Aug 10, Kemal Dervis,
Turkey's economy minister and the architect of a $16 billion,
foreign-backed recovery program, to run for parliament and called on
bickering politicians to join forces for a strong government.
2002 Aug 10, A UNICEF report
said about 2,500 Haitian children are smuggled illegally into the
Dominican Republic each year to work as manual laborers or beggars.
2003 Aug 10, Atlanta Braves
shortstop Rafael Furcal turned the 12th unassisted triple play in
major league history against the St. Louis Cardinals. St. Louis beat
2003 Aug 10, Britain sweltered
through its hottest day on record and Alpine glaciers melted as the
heat wave that has baked much of Europe for days sizzled
relentlessly on. Britain topped 100 degrees for the first time in
(AP, 8/11/03)(AP, 8/10/08)
2003 Aug 10, Eight Russian
soldiers and police died in rebel attacks in a day of violence
2003 Aug 10, India's prime
minister called for an end to bloodshed between Pakistan and India
in a statement read before a peace conference in Islamabad.
2003 Aug 10, Israeli warplanes
bombed suspected Hezbollah positions in southern Lebanon, hours
after the militant group shelled northern Israel, killing a teenage
2003 Aug 10, Pirates in the
Strait of Malacca struck a small tanker near the Port Klang, Kuala
Lumpur. They looted the ship and took it into Indonesia waters and
sought $100,000 ransom for the top 3 officers.
(SFC, 8/15/03, p.A8)
2003 Aug 10, Liberian President
Charles Taylor delivered a farewell address to a nation bloodied by
14 years of war.
2003 Aug 10, In Pakistan gunmen
on motorcycles opened fire on a van in the southern port city of
Karachi, killing five people.
2003 Aug 10, In the southern
Philippines army troops searching for a suspected Islamic militant
clashed with unidentified men, killing three gunmen.
2003 Aug 10, Russian cosmonaut
Yuri Malenchenko, aboard the international space center, married his
earthbound bride, Ekaterina Dmitriev, who was at Johnson Space
Center in Houston, in the first wedding ever conducted from space.
2003 Aug 10, Saudi police
arrested 10 suspected Muslim militants following a gunfight after
police tried to stop their cars outside Riyadh.
(WSJ, 8/12/03, p.A1)
2004 Aug 10, Pres. Bush
nominated Porter J. Goss, Florida Republican congressman, to head
the CIA. Goss spent most of his career as a clandestine operative in
(AP, 8/11/04)(WSJ, 8/11/04, p.A1)
2004 Aug 10, The US Federal
Reserve Open Market Committee (FMOC) hiked the federal funds target
rate, to 1.50 percent from 1.25 percent.
2004 Aug 10, The 20-year-old
woman, who accused Kobe Bryant of rape, filed a federal lawsuit in
Denver against the NBA star. The lawsuit was later settled out of
court; terms were not disclosed.
2004 Aug 10, Barry Bonds became
the first player in major league history to hit 30 home runs in 13
consecutive seasons, connecting in San Francisco's 8-7 loss to
2004 Aug 10, In Austria a bus
carrying mostly British tourists veered off a road in the province
of Salzburg and rolled down an embankment, killing at least five
2004 Aug 10, In southwest China
a 5.6 earthquake killed four and injured nearly 600 in Yunnan
province. More than 125,000 people were left homeless and cracked
walls in reservoirs posed a threat to villages downstream.
2004 Aug 10, Thirty-three
missing Dominican migrants were found alive after nearly two weeks
at sea, but two died on the way to the hospital. 53 others died on
(AP, 8/10/04)(SFC, 8/12/04, p.A12)
2004 Aug 10, Libya agreed to
pay $35 million to the non-US victims of the 1986 Berlin disco
bombing. Libya's Kadhafi Foundation, which negotiated the terms of a
compensation deal for victims of the bombing, demanded compensation
from the United States for subsequent air strikes against the north
(AP, 8/10/04)(WSJ, 8/11/04, p.A1)
2005 Aug 10, Pres. Bush visited
a Caterpillar plant in Illinois where he signed a $286.4 billion
highway bill. It was the most expensive US public works program to
(WSJ, 8/11/05, p.A1)(Econ, 5/31/08, p.38)
2005 Aug 10, Industry group
figures showed that applications for US home mortgages fell last
week, its third consecutive drop, as refinancing activity waned and
interest rates reached four-month highs.
2005 Aug 10, David Myers (47),
former WorldCom controller, was sentenced to a year and a day in
prison for his high-ranking role in the largest accounting fraud in
U.S. history. Buford Yates, ex-director of general accounting,
received the same sentence.
(SFC, 8/11/05, p.C3)
2005 Aug 10, Tennessee prison
inmate George Hyatte and his wife, Jennifer, surrendered in
Columbus, Ohio, a day after she'd allegedly ambushed two prison
guards at a courthouse, killing one of them, to help her husband
escape. Jennifer Hyatte was later sentenced to life in prison by
agreeing to testify against her husband. George Hyatte, already
facing 41 years of incarceration, awaited trial in the murder of
Wayne Morgan and escaping jail.
2005 Aug 10, A fire destroyed
an egg facility in Michigan and killed some 250,000 chickens.
(WSJ, 8/11/05, p.A1)
2005 Aug 10, Oil reached record
highs as prices for September delivery touched $65 per barrel and
closed at $64.90.
(SFC, 8/11/05, p.C1)
2005 Aug 10, In Brazil
impeachment proceedings began against Rep. Jose Dirceu, a federal
legislator and a former top Cabinet official, in connection with a
bribery scandal that has rocked President Luiz Inacio da Silva's
2005 Aug 10, In Brazil
authorities said they had identified some of the Sao Paulo bank
heist thieves and were looking into the possibility the heist was
pulled off by the First Capital Command, one of Brazil's most
notorious organized crime groups.
2005 Aug 10, The castaway
television thriller "Lost" debuted as the most watched U.S. import
on British television since soap opera "Dallas" captivated fans more
than 20 years ago.
2005 Aug 10, Canada won a
ruling against the US under NAFTA ordering the US to drop punitive
duties on Canadian softwood and refund $4 billion already collected.
The US refused to comply and won support from the WTO.
2005 Aug 10, In Chile Gen.
Augusto Pinochet's wife and younger son were arrested and charged as
accomplices in a tax evasion case linked to an investigation into
the former dictator's multimillion dollar fortune overseas.
2005 Aug 10, Congolese Vice
President Azeria Ruberwa met with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni
in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. Ruberwa talked of his government's
concerns about 14 Congolese men, suspected of plotting a coup, who
were in Uganda. Rugunda said 8 men left before the expulsion order.
The other six were given 48 hours to leave.
2005 Aug 10, The Sikorsky 76
helicopter on a scheduled flight from Tallinn to Helsinki, Finland,
went down with 2 pilots and 12 passengers about 3 miles off the
coast of Estonia.
2005 Aug 10, In Haiti police
stormed a volatile slum in Port-au-Prince in an attack on well-armed
gangs that witnesses said left at least five people dead.
2005 Aug 10, Iran removed the
final seals from equipment at a uranium conversion plant as U.N.
inspectors watched, paving the way for Tehran to fully open the
facility despite European and U.S. calls for it to maintain the
suspension of its nuclear program.
2005 Aug 10, Gunmen kidnapped
Brig. Gen. Khudayer Abbas, a senior Iraqi Interior Ministry
official, as he drove his car in central Baghdad. A suicide bomber
killed six people and wounded 14 when he drove a car at a police
patrol in the Ghazaliya district of western Baghdad.
(AP, 8/10/05)(Reuters, 8/10/05)
2005 Aug 10, A UN agency
reported the 1st avian flu appearance in Mongolia and said 80
migratory birds have died near the Siberian border.
(WSJ, 8/11/05, p.A1)
2005 Aug 10, Thomas Devlin (15)
was attacked and stabbed to death as he walked home with friends in
2005 Aug 10, In the southern
Philippines a series of powerful explosions described as terrorist
attacks ripped through Zamboanga city and injured at least 14
2005 Aug 10, An assailant beat
a Polish envoy near Poland's Moscow embassy, drawing diplomatic
protests over the second such attack in four days.
2005 Aug 10, Russia’s Defense
Ministry said more than 3,450 Russian troops have been killed in
Chechnya since federal forces re-entered the southern Russian region
six years ago.
2005 Aug 10, South Korea
ordered an end to a 25-day strike by unionized pilots at Asiana
(WSJ, 8/11/05, p.A11)
2005 Aug 10, In Venezuela
lawmakers approved a transfer of $14 million (30.6 billion bolivars)
as seed money for a new Treasury Bank to handle government banking
(WSJ, 8/11/05, p.A11)
2006 Aug 10, In NYC organizers
said Germany's Madhupran Wolfgang Schwerk (51) won the 3,100-mile
Self-Transcendence event, capturing the world's longest foot race in
41 days, eight hours, 16 minutes and 29 seconds. Suprabha Beckjord
(50) was 14th overall and the only woman to finish, doing so after
60 days, four hours, 35 minutes and 24 seconds.
2006 Aug 10, Wal-Mart Stores
said it will work with Chinese government officials to establish
labor unions in all its outlets in China.
(SFC, 8/11/06, p.D2)
2006 Aug 10, NASA satellite
data showed that the ice sheet in Greenland is melting faster than
(WSJ, 8/11/06, p.A1)
2006 Aug 10, In Afghanistan a
roadside bomb killed two Afghan civilians in Jalalabad.
2006 Aug 10, A Brazilian
congressional committee approved a report recommending the expulsion
of 72 federal lawmakers from Congress on charges of participating in
a nation-wide plan to divert funds from the country’s health-care
(WSJ, 8/11/06, p.A5)
2006 Aug 10, British
authorities said they had thwarted a terrorist plot to
simultaneously blow up several aircraft heading to the US using
explosives smuggled in carry-on luggage. US Homeland Security
Secretary Michael Chertoff said the terrorists planned to use liquid
explosives disguised as beverages and other common products and
detonators disguised as electronic devices.
2006 Aug 10, In Chile a drug
trafficking network working on behalf of the Revolutionary Armed
Forces of Colombia (FARC) was dismantled. Police seized almost a
half-ton of cocaine and arrested 12 people.
2006 Aug 10, Saomai, the most
powerful typhoon to hit China in five decades, slammed into its
southeastern coast, destroying hundreds of homes and battering the
region with rain and wind after more than 1.3 million people were
evacuated. It ultimately killed at least 483 people.
2006 Aug 10, Hector Orlando
Martinez Quinto (38) was captured in Costa Rica. He was accused of
participating in a 2002 rebel (FARQ) attack that killed 119
civilians in Boyaya, in one of the worst tragedies in Colombia's
four-decade-old guerrilla war.
2006 Aug 10, Rights activists
said at least nine inmates have died in Georgian prisons in the past
10 days as the Caucasus Mountains nation suffers through high
temperatures not seen in two decades.
2006 Aug 10, In India 2 more
states banned the sale of Coca-Cola and PepsiCo soft drinks at
government-run schools and colleges over allegations they contain
high levels of pesticides.
2006 Aug 10, In Iraq a suicide
bomber detonated a belt of explosives near a highly revered Shiite
shrine in Najaf, killing at least 35 people and injuring 122.
(AP, 8/10/06)(SFC, 8/11/06, p.A8)
2006 Aug 10, Israel said will
hold back on its new ground offensive in Lebanon until the weekend
to give cease-fire efforts another chance. In Jerusalem a tourist
(25) was stabbed to death by an Arab youth near one of the gates to
the walled Old City in what was believed to be a political attack.
2006 Aug 10-2006 Aug 11,
Italian police raided Internet cafes, money-transfer offices and
long-distance phone call centers catering to Muslims and arrested 40
people in a crackdown linked to Britain's announcement it had
thwarted an alleged terror plot.
2006 Aug 10, Yasuo Takei,
Japan’s richest man, died. Forbes listed his assets at $5.4 billion.
In 1966 he founded Fuji Shoji, a consumer loan company. In 1974 it
was renamed Takefuji and grew to become a leader in Japan’s loan
industry. In 2004 he was convicted for ordering an illegal
wiretapping of a reported who criticized his company.
(SFC, 8/14/06, p.B8)
2006 Aug 10, Malawi's President
Bingu wa Mutharika demanded the resignation of Ishmael Wadi, a top
prosecutor, for withdrawing corruption charges against the nation's
previous leader. Wadi dropped the charges after Mutharika suspended
the head of the anti-corruption bureau, Gustave Kaliwo. Wadi said
the suspension left the bureau with no powers to prosecute.
2006 Aug 10, In Mexico leftist
activists blockaded bank headquarters and called for a march on the
offices of federal prosecutors, as officials recounted some of the
ballots from the disputed presidential election. A protester was
shot dead when assailants fired on a march of about 8,000 people
calling for the governor's resignation in Oaxaca.
(AP, 8/10/06)(AP, 8/11/06)
2006 Aug 10, In southern
Nigeria gunmen in military fatigues seized two foreign oil workers.
A Belgian and a Moroccan were abducted as they traveled through the
city of Port Harcourt taking to at least 10 the number kidnapped in
the past week.
2006 Aug 10, In Serbia a panel
of international judges convicted and sentenced Selim Krasniqi and
two other former rebel fighters to 7 years in prison for detaining
and beating fellow ethnic Albanians who allegedly collaborated with
Serb authorities during the 1998 Kosovo war.
2006 Aug 10, The Sri Lankan
military attacked Tamil Tiger rebels from land and air, and the
rebels retaliated in heavy fighting that killed at least 13
combatants. A Nordic cease-fire monitor warned that the situation
2007 Aug 10, The United States
launched an expedition toward the Arctic to map the sea floor off
2007 Aug 10, Federal regulators
said that they are pulling $200 million in funding from the Martin
Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital a troubled hospital that serves one
of LA’s poorest neighborhoods, forcing it to all but shut down. The
hospital was built after the 1965 Watts riots to bring health care
to poor, minority communities in south Los Angeles.
2007 Aug 10, In southern
Indiana 3 men were killed in a coal mine when a nylon sling used to
transport supplies up and down a shaft got caught, causing the
bucket the men were riding in to tip and send them plummeting more
than 500 feet to their deaths.
(WSJ, 8/11/07, p.A1)(AP, 8/10/08)
2007 Aug 10, PM Gordon Brown
said that foot-and-mouth disease had been contained within a small
area of England, despite tests for a suspected new outbreak in a
herd several miles from the initial cluster of cases.
2007 Aug 10, Canada's prime
minister announced plans for an army training center and a deepwater
port on the third day of an Arctic trip meant to assert sovereignty
over a region.
2007 Aug 10, Congo's ruling
coalition in Brazzaville was declared the winner of legislative
elections, despite opposition charges of electoral fraud.
2007 Aug 10, Denmark was
reported to be planning a monthlong expedition, to begin Aug 12, to
seek evidence that the Lomonosov Ridge, a 1,240-mile underwater
mountain range, is attached to the Danish territory of Greenland,
making it a geological extension of the Arctic island.
2007 Aug 10, In East Timor
dozens of attackers raided the Salesian Don Bosco convent and raped
several female students, including one around 8 years old.
2007 Aug 10, The European
Central Bank injected another $83.8 billion into the banking system
amid signs that bad US mortgages were digging deeper into the world
economy. Europe's main stock markets slumped further, with London
and Paris shedding more than 3.0 percent, amid turmoil ignited by
concerns about a weak US housing sector.
2007 Aug 10, In India a
government report said 77% of Indians, about 836 million people,
live on less than half a dollar a day in one of the world's hottest
economies. Suspected separatist rebels gunned down a group of
migrant workers as they slept and bombed two markets in the
insurgency-wracked northeast, bringing the total number of people
killed in a week of violence to 23. Police have blamed the violence
on the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom and the Karbi Longri
National Liberation Front.
(Reuters, 8/10/07)(AP, 8/11/07)
2007 Aug 10, A car bomb struck
a market in a Kurdish area in the northern city of Kirkuk, killing
at least eight people and wounding dozens. Scattered violence struck
Iraqis nationwide, with at least 15 people killed or found dead.
South of Baghdad, the US military said a helicopter was forced down,
leaving two soldiers injured.
2007 Aug 10, Japan and the US
signed an agreement aimed at protecting classified military
information to be shared by the two countries promoting closer
2007 Aug 10, Malawi said it
will deploy 800 troops to Darfur in Sudan to serve in the future
United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force.
2007 Aug 10, A Dutch cruise
ship rescued 14 African migrants after their boat capsized in rough
Mediterranean waters as they tried to reach Europe, while
authorities searched for 11 other passengers who were feared
2007 Aug 10, In Nigeria gunmen
kidnapped an American manager from oil services firm Hydrodive as he
traveled to work in Port Harcourt, where gunfire rang out across the
region’s main city for a fifth day.
2007 Aug 10, In Puerto Rico a
police officer shot and killed Miguel Caceres Cruz during a struggle
at a traffic jam. Javier Pagan Cruz, the officer who fired the
shots, was convicted of murder and a weapons charge and sentenced to
109 years in prison. Prosecutors later said two associate police
could have prevented the slaying. In 2011 a jury acquitted the two
police officers of being accessories to murder.
2007 Aug 10, The Sudanese Media
Centre said security forces have handed 33 suspects accused of
trying to overthrow the government to the justice ministry for
2007 Aug 10, A Security Council
resolution authorized the UN, at the request of the Iraqi
government, to promote political talks among Iraqis and a regional
dialogue on issues including border security, energy and refugees as
well as help tackling the country's worsening humanitarian crisis.
2008 Aug 10, Shelley Malil
(43), comic film and TV actor, stabbed his girlfriend more than 20
times in San Diego County. On Aug 13 he was charged with attempted
2008 Aug 10, Isaac Hayes
(b.1942), singer, died in Memphis. The baldheaded, baritone-voiced
soul crooner laid the groundwork for disco. His 1971 "Theme From
Shaft" won both Academy and Grammy awards.
2008 Aug 10, In Afghanistan
five civilians died when their vehicle struck a freshly planted mine
close to an Afghan military base in Zhari district in southern
Kandahar province. Australia's Defense Department said that its
troops had captured Mullah Bari Ghul, the Taliban's senior leader in
the central province of Uruzgan during a targeted operation last
week. 8 civilians held hostage by Taliban militants were killed in
an air strike by US-led troops during a battle that also left 25
rebel fighters dead in southern Uruzgan province.
(AP, 8/10/08)(AFP, 8/11/08)
2008 Aug 10, In southern
Australia some 5,000 people rallied to protest the dwindling water
levels of the Murray River, claiming the loss was causing an
2008 Aug 10, Voters in Bolivia
vigorously endorsed President Evo Morales in a recall referendum he
devised to try to break a political stalemate and revive his leftist
crusade, partial unofficial results showed. More than 62 percent of
voters ratified the mandate.
2008 Aug 10, In Canada
explosions at a propane facility in Toronto forced thousands to
evacuate. One firefighter died at the scene. A riot broke out and an
officer was shot in the leg in a north Montreal neighborhood where a
Honduran teenager (18) was shot and killed by police a day earlier.
(SFC, 8/11/08, p.A3)(AP, 8/11/08)(SFC, 8/12/08,
2008 Aug 10, In northwest China
bombings and fierce clashes took place between police and attackers,
the second outbreak of deadly violence there in under a week. Two
women were among a squad of assailants accused of killing 12 people
when they hurled homemade bombs at government buildings and police.
(AFP, 8/10/08)(AP, 8/11/08)
2008 Aug 10, Welshwoman Nicole
Cooke handed Britain their first gold of the Beijing Olympic Games
when she won the women's cycling road race.
2008 Aug 10, Japan's Masato
Uchishiba has won his second straight Olympic gold medal, pinning
France's Benjamin Darbelet just seconds into their final match in
the men's 66-kilogram division and bringing Japan its first judo
gold of the Beijing Games.
2008 Aug 10, Georgian troops
retreated from the breakaway province of South Ossetia and their
government pressed for a truce, overwhelmed by Russian firepower as
the conflict threatened to set off a wider war. Georgia said it has
shot down 10 Russian planes, including four brought down Aug 9. It
also claimed to have captured two Russian pilots, who were shown on
Georgian television. Ukraine warned Russia it could bar Russian navy
ships from returning to their base in the Crimea because of their
deployment to Georgia's coast.
2008 Aug 10, In southern India
40 villagers riding on a truck were swept away by a flooded river
and feared dead. Monsoon rains have claimed at least 59 lives in the
past three days.
2008 Aug 10, Iraqi Foreign
Minister Hoshiyar Zebari said the US must provide a "very clear
timeline" to withdraw its troops from Iraq as part of an agreement
allowing them to stay beyond this year. A series of bombs struck
Iraqi security forces and commuters in the Baghdad area, killing at
least seven people and wounding 25 others. A female suicide bomber
killed a US soldier and at least four Iraqis in a complex attack in
Tarmiyah. An Iraqi police official said 17 Iraqis were killed in the
Tarmiyah attack, including 3 members of the Awakening Council.
(Reuters, 8/10/08)(AP, 8/10/08)(AP, 8/11/08)(SFC,
2008 Aug 10, Pakistani forces
bombed dozens of houses in Bajur, a tribal region near the Afghan
border, amid reports that days of clashes have killed at least 100
insurgents and nine paramilitary troops. Pakistani forces pulled out
of Bajur after 3 days of fighting. A Taliban spokesman said as many
as 100 Pakistani paramilitary troops were killed. Officials
acknowledged that 55 were missing.
(AP, 8/10/08)(SSFC, 8/11/08, p.A11)
2008 Aug 10, In the Philippines
nearly 3,000 troops and police launched an attack after guerrillas
defied an ultimatum to withdraw from five towns in North Cotabato
2008 Aug 10, South African
President Thabo Mbeki spent more than eight hours in talks with
Zimbabwe's president and opposition leaders to try to resolve a
deadly political dispute.
2008 Aug 10, Sri Lankan
soldiers launched a pre-dawn attack on Tamil separatists in the
embattled north, killing 15 rebels, while other battles in the
region left 24 rebels and one soldier dead, said the military.
2009 Aug 10, In Oakland, Ca.,
Hassani Campbell (5) was reported missing by his foster parents
Louis Ross (38) and Jennifer Campbell (33). The couple were arrested
on Aug 28 on suspicion of killing the boy, who suffered from
(SFC, 8/29/09, p.A1)
2009 Aug 10, At least three
Afghan police and two civilians were killed in a brazen attack by
Taliban gunmen and suicide bombers on government buildings near
Kabul. A US soldier was killed in the south in a hostile fire
incident. 22 Taliban insurgents and two Afghan soldiers also died in
(Reuters, 8/10/09)(AP, 8/11/09)
2009 Aug 10, Australia said it
has pledged 7.8 million US dollars this year to help save more than
100 indigenous languages which are in grave danger of dying out.
2009 Aug 10, Canada’s Nortel
Networks said its chief executive would step down immediately and
its board would shrink from nine directors to just three as the
bankrupt telecom equipment maker sheds its major assets.
2009 Aug 10, China said that it
has released more than 1,200 detainees held over the unrest in Tibet
last year while more than 700 people are still being held over last
month's riots in Xinjiang. China's police said they have installed
2.75 million surveillance cameras since 2003 and are expanding the
system into the largely neglected countryside.
2009 Aug 10, US Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton arrived in the strife-torn Democratic Republic
of Congo on the fourth leg of her seven-nation African tour. Clinton
said she would press Democratic Republic of Congo's government to
address the root causes of the conflict in the east and stop the use
of women as "weapons of war."
2009 Aug 10, In Cuba 14 people
were killed and at least 33 hospitalized after two trucks loaded
with passengers collided in the central Cuban province of Ciego de
2009 Aug 10, Leaders of the
Union of South American Nations (UNASUL), a 12-member group inspired
by Brazil, met in Quito, Ecuador, in an attempt to further
integration. Colombia’s Pres. Uribe did not attend, in part because
Ecuador broke of ties with Colombia last year.
(Econ, 8/15/09, p.31)
2009 Aug 10, In Iraq a double
truck bombing tore through the village of a small Shiite ethnic
minority near the northern city of Mosul killing at least 35 people
in Khazna. 9 blasts wracked Baghdad in a wave of violence that
killed 22 people. All told more than 250 were left wounded.
(AP, 8/10/09)(SFC, 8/11/09, p.A4)
2009 Aug 10, Israeli warplanes
bombed a smuggling tunnel along the Gaza-Egypt border in response to
Palestinian rocket and mortar fire, in a brief flare-up of violence
at a time of relative quiet in the volatile Palestinian territory.
2009 Aug 10, Typhoon Etau
slammed into the west coast of Japan. 13 people were killed in
raging floodwaters and landslides, and 10 others were missing.
2009 Aug 10, In Mexico Pres.
Obama huddled with the leaders of Mexico and Canada for a swift
North American summit, where the swine flu epidemic and knotty
disputes over cross-border trade dominated a lengthy agenda.
2009 Aug 10, Mexican soldiers
arrested Juan Daniel Carranco Salazar, the alleged leader of the
Gulf cartel's operations in the Caribbean resort of Cancun. State
prosecutors in Baja California announced their arrest of state
detective Sergio Alvarado Chong in the border city of Mexicali with
8 kilograms (17.64 pounds) of cocaine.
2009 Aug 10, New Zealand
announced that it will cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 10 to 20
percent below 1990 levels by 2020.
2009 Aug 10, In Pakistan attack
helicopters and artillery pounded militant hideouts following
clashes between rebels and security forces in North Waziristan. 3
militants were reported killed.
2009 Aug 10, In central
Slovakia 19 workers were trapped underground after a fire and
explosion hit the Handlova coal mine. The trapped workers were nine
miners who were initially sent to battle a blaze and 11 sent as
reinforcements as the fire grew. All were believed killed.
(AP, 8/10/09)(AP, 8/11/09)
2010 Aug 10, President Barack
Obama signed a $26 billion bill would protect some 300,000 teachers,
police and others from election-year layoffs.
2010 Aug 10, A San Francisco
judge ordered Wells Fargo to pay its customers $203 million for
manipulating debit transactions to maximize overdraft fees.
(SFC, 8/12/10, p.A1)
2010 Aug 10, In Ohio Roderick
Davie (38) was executed by lethal injection for the murder of 2
co-workers at a pet supply company in 1991.
(SFC, 8/11/10, p.A4)
2010 Aug 10, In Afghanistan 2
gunmen with explosives strapped to them tried to storm the office of
an international security company in Kabul. When guards fought back,
the men detonated their explosives, killing two Afghan drivers. This
followed a UN report that the number of civilians killed in the
Afghan war jumped 25 percent in the first half of 2010 compared with
the same period last year, with insurgents responsible for the
2010 Aug 10, Brazil signed on
to UN sanctions against Iran despite misgivings over the measures
following its efforts to negotiate a nuclear-swap deal with the
2010 Aug 10, The death toll
from landslides in northwestern China more than doubled to 702, as
crews in three countries across Asia struggled to reach survivors
from flooding that has afflicted millions of people.
2010 Aug 10, China Kanghui
Holdings, a maker of orthopedic implants, and its stockholders
priced 6.7 million American depositary shares, representing 40.1
million ordinary shares, at $10.25 apiece. The stock listed on the
New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "KH."
2010 Aug 10, The leaders of
Colombia and Venezuela re-established diplomatic relations, saying
they are starting to repair confidence undermined by years of
recriminations between the two countries. The announcement came
after a four-hour meeting between Venezuelan Pres. Hugo Chavez and
Colombia's new leader, Juan Manuel Santos.
2010 Aug 10, In the Dominican
Rep. over 30,000 truck drivers began a one-day strike to protest a
government proposal to increase the fuel tax.
(SFC, 8/11/10, p.A2)
2010 Aug 10, Indonesia and the
US launched a biodiversity research centre on the holiday island of
Bali to further studies of the archipelago's rich and diverse
2010 Aug 10, In Iraq the leader
of an anti-Qaeda militia was gunned down outside his home, while
bombs killed three civilians in a series of attacks south of
2010 Aug 10, Japan apologized
to South Korea for its colonial rule over the country, seeking to
strengthen ties between the two countries ahead of the 100th
anniversary of the Japanese annexation of the Korean peninsula.
2010 Aug 10, Lebanon criticized
a US Congressman's decision to suspend $100 million of military aid
over concerns that Iranian-backed Hezbollah may have influence over
the Arab country's army and American-supplied weapons could be used
to threaten neighboring Israel.
2010 Aug 10, Mexico's Supreme
Court ruled that all 31 states must recognize same-sex marriages
performed in the capital, though its decision does not force those
states to begin marrying gay couples in their territory.
2010 Aug 10, Pakistan’s
President Asif Ali Zardari returned to his flood-ravaged country,
where he faced a storm of criticism for visiting Europe as his
country was gripped by what his government called the nation's worst
natural disaster. The UN said the Pakistan’ government's estimate of
13.8 million people affected by the country's worst-ever floods
exceeded the combined total of three recent megadisasters, the 2004
Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti
2010 Aug 10, Rescuers in
mountainous Indian-controlled Kashmir raced to save dozens of
stranded foreign trekkers and find 500 people still missing in flash
floods that have killed 140.
2010 Aug 10, In Poland several
thousand protestors rallied before Warsaw's presidential palace to
seek the removal of a cross erected there after the April air crash
death of president Lech Kaczynski.
2010 Aug 10, In Puerto Rico
Coraly Campos feuded with her partner and told him he would never
see the two children again. She then beat them, stabbed them with a
kitchen knife and set the house afire. Her 3-year-old daughter and
1-year-old son died in the attack in the city of Trujillo Alto.
Campos also tried to kill herself. On March 11, 2011, Campos (21)
was convicted of first-degree murder, child abuse, arson, domestic
abuse and violation of weapons laws.
2010 Aug 10, Saudi Arabia's
telecommunications regulator said it would allow BlackBerry
messaging services to continue in the kingdom, citing "positive
developments" with the device's Canadian manufacturer.
2010 Aug 10, Northern and
southern Sudanese leaders resumed negotiations on the ramifications
of possible southern independence early next year, such as the
distribution of oil wealth.
2010 Aug 10, In Turkey
suspected Kurdish rebels blew up part of an Iraqi-Kurdish pipeline
killing 2 people and cutting the flow of oil in Sirnak province.
(SFC, 8/11/10, p.A2)
2011 Aug 10, The Dow Jones
industrial average fell 519 points to close at 10,719.94. it has
lost over 2,000 points in less than three weeks.
(SFC, 8/11/11, p.D1)
2011 Aug 10, In Colorado 3
fugitive siblings wanted in connection with crimes in Florida and
Georgia last week were taken into custody after shots were fired and
a high-speed chase ended in a crash. Authorities had been searching
since August 2 for Ryan Edward Dougherty (21), Dylan Dougherty
Stanley (26), and Lee Grace E. Dougherty (29), who were accused of
shooting at a Florida police officer and robbing a bank in Georgia
on the same day. On April 30, 2012, Ryan was sentenced to 18 years
in prison, Lee Grace to 24 years, and Dylan to 32 years. On Dec 17 a
federal judge sentenced the 3 siblings to over 35 years in prison.
(Reuters, 8/10/11)(SFC, 5/1/12, p.A6)(SFC,
2011 Aug 10, Tennessee school
principal Suzette York (49) was shot and killed by a 17-year-old
student at a private school in Memphis.
(SFC, 8/11/11, p.A6)
2011 Aug 10, Scientists at the
University of Pennsylvania reported the first clear success with a
new approach for treating leukemia, turning the patients' own blood
cells into assassins that hunt and destroy their cancer cells.
2011 Aug 10, NASA said its Mars
rover Opportunity reached the rim of a 14-mile-wide crater where it
will examine rocks older than any it has seen in its 7 years on the
surface of the planet.
(SFC, 8/11/11, p.A6)
2011 Aug 10, Afghanistan's
Pres. Karzai issued a decree stating that the country's courts do
not have the power to alter election results, appearing to bow to
pressure to resolve an impasse over the parliament's legitimacy that
threatened to create a constitutional crisis. Karzai handed
authority for resolving a lingering dispute over last year's
fraud-hit Afghan parliamentary elections to the Independent Election
(AP, 8/10/11)(AFP, 8/10/11)
2011 Aug 10, Australian
Clifford John Gerathy (60), accused of funneling Aus$17.2 million
($17.8 million) in bribes to a Vietnamese official and falsifying
Malaysian accounts, was charged over a banknotes scandal. He was
charged with conspiracy to bribe a foreign public official and false
2011 Aug 10, Australian
aviation authorities lifted a 6-week flying ban on the local unit of
Tiger Airways after the budget carrier agreed to new conditions
including extra training for pilots.
2011 Aug 10, London police
arrested former News of the World news editor Greg Miskiw (61) on
suspicion of hacking phones, the 12th person detained over the
(AFP, 8/10/11)(AFP, 8/11/11)
2011 Aug 10, Britons took to
social networking sites to expose the rioters who went on the
rampage for four nights, posting photos of masked gangs looting and
hurling missiles. Three Asian men died after being hit by a car
during riots in the Winson Green area of Birmingham. Witnesses said
they died while trying to protect their community from looters. On
Aug 13 a man and teenager were charged with the murder of three men.
On July 19, 2012, eight men were cleared of murdering the three
friends who died after being hit by a car.
(AP, 8/14/11)(AFP, 7/19/12)
2011 Aug 10, China suspended
all new railway construction projects. Controversy and safety
concerns swirled over the nation's high-speed network following the
July 23 fatal crash, which left 40 people dead.
2011 Aug 10, China launched its
first aircraft carrier, a refitted former Soviet craft, for a maiden
run. Last month China confirmed that it was refitting an old,
unfinished Soviet carrier hull (the Varyag) bought from Ukraine's
government in 1998. Sources said China was also building two of its
(Reuters, 8/10/11)(Econ, 8/13/11, p.38)
2011 Aug 10, A Colombian court
ordered a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church to pay $220,000 in
restitution to two youths who were sexually abused by one of its
priests in 2007. The Rev. Luis Enrique Duque was already serving an
18-year prison sentence for the crime.
2011 Aug 10, In India a protest
over long-running plans to acquire agricultural land for a water
pipeline happened between the popular hill station resort of
Lonavala and the city of Pune, some 100 km (60 miles) from Mumbai.
Police shot and killed 3 farmers during the protest.
2011 Aug 10, In Italy
undercover police donned togas, capes and sandals to stop a turf
battle among Italians who impersonate gladiators outside the
Colosseum and other landmarks in Rome and make money by posing for
camera carrying tourists.
2011 Aug 10, An Ivory Coast
official said 12 people, including the son of Laurent Gbagbo, the
country's former strongman, have been detained and charged over
their actions during six months of postelection violence that left
2011 Aug 10, Libyan state
television broadcast images of a man it said was Moammar Gadhafi's
youngest son, Khamis Gadhafi. The national council chief Mustafa
Abdel-Jalil ordered all fighters to be incorporated into the
national liberation army individually. 5 rebels were reported killed
when regime forces attacked the rebel-held town of Bir Ghanam. The
European Union said it was adding two more Libyan businesses to its
list of companies and individuals targeted by sanctions. Fresh
fighting meanwhile erupted at the strategic oil town of Brega.
(AP, 8/10/11)(AP, 8/11/11)(AFP, 8/11/11)
2011 Aug 10, In Mexico
Ruvalcaba Plascencia, former head of police for the city of
Chihuahua and the border city of Ciudad Juarez, was shot to death at
a restaurant in the Chihuahua state capital.
2011 Aug 10, In Pakistan two
American-fired missiles hit a house in North Waziristan killing 20
Islamist militants. 14 of the dead belonged to the Haqqani network,
a Taliban-linked faction.
(SFC, 8/11/11, p.A2)
2011 Aug 10, In the Philippines
6 suspected car thieves and a police officer were killed in two gun
battles in Manila.
2011 Aug 10, Syrian troops
launched operations in three suburbs of the capital Damascus as well
as the northwestern village of Sarmin, near the Turkish border,
where a woman was killed and three people wounded. Security forces
also killed an activist in the northwestern town of Taftanaz, where
the army is conducting a military operation. Hama appeared to be
under full government control. Security forces shot dead at least 15
people in Homs. The Obama administration announced new sanctions.
(AP, 8/10/11)(AP, 8/11/11)
2011 Aug 10, Tanzania pledged
300 tons of maize for Somalia's drought-hit people during a visit by
Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed.
2011 Aug 10, Ugandan opposition
leaders vowed to restart protests over rising living costs, as
security forces fired tear gas following a memorial to a child
killed in an earlier demonstration. Police fired rubber bullets and
teargas at protesters who followed Kizza Besigye, a top opposition
leader, in a march in Masaka.
(AFP, 8/10/11)(AP, 8/11/11)
2011 Aug 10, Some Venezuelan
police chiefs said the lockups in their stations are either at
capacity or nearly full as a result of the order for prisons to stop
accepting new inmates for a month. The order came last week from the
newly appointed prisons minister, Iris Varela.
2011 Aug 10, In Vietnam Pham
Minh Hoang (56), a French-Vietnamese math professor, was sentenced
to three years in prison for belonging to a banned pro-democracy
group and publishing an anti-Communist blog.
2012 Aug 10, The Obama
administration set new, largely symbolic, sanctions on Syria's
state-run oil company and the Hezbollah militant group, moves
designed to underscore Iran's key role in propping up the Syrian
regime over the span of its civil war.
2012 Aug 10, Columnist and TV
host Fareed Zakaria apologized for lifting several paragraphs by
another writer for use in his column in Time magazine. His column
has been suspended for a month.
2012 Aug 10, A federal jury in
San Diego found 2 former Border Patrol agents guilty of smuggling
for money hundreds of people into the US.
(SFC, 8/11/12, p.A4)
2012 Aug 10, US Army Pfc. Naser
Jason Abdo, a Muslim, was sentenced to life in federal prison for
collecting bomb-making material to carry out an attack on a Texas
restaurant full of Fort Hood troops.
(SFC, 8/11/12, p.A4)
2012 Aug 10, In southern
Afghanistan two Afghans, including a policeman, shot and killed six
US service members in separate attacks in Helmand province.
Elsewhere in Helmand province six Afghan civilians were killed when
their car hit a roadside bomb.
(AP, 8/10/12)(AP, 8/11/12)
2012 Aug 10, Argentina’s
national statistics agency, INDEC, declared that a family of four
should be considered above the poverty level if its monthly food
bill exceeded 688 pesos, or about 6 pesos per person per day. A
study by the Univ. of Buenos Aires had put the minimum daily budget
for a healthy diet at 24 pesos per person.
(Economist, 9/8/12, p.36)
2012 Aug 10, In northeast
Bangladesh at least 13 Muslim worshippers were killed and 15 hurt
when lightning struck a mosque in a remote village as they held
special Ramadan prayers.
2012 Aug 10, Britain's
government, meanwhile, said it was offering 5 million pounds (US$7.8
million) to Syria's rebel forces to pay for communications equipment
and medical supplies in an effort to bolster ties with the Syrian
opposition. World powers were set to name veteran Algerian diplomat
Lakhdar Brahimi (78) as their new envoy to seek a peaceful and
politically workable end to a 17-month uprising that has cost more
than 21,000 lives.
(AP, 8/10/12)(AFP, 8/10/12)
2012 Aug 10, Manchester United
PLC raised some $233 million as its shares sold for $14 on the NYSE.
The IPO represented 10% of the Glazer family’s ownership.
(SFC, 8/11/12, p.D2)
2012 Aug 10, Four Chinese
police officers admitted in court to covering up the killing of a
British businessman to protect Gu Kailai, the wife of a senior
politician charged with his murder. The officers covered up her
involvement in Neil Heywood's death by "forging interview scripts
and hiding evidence," agreeing to say he died of excessive alcohol
2012 Aug 10, Egyptian troops
stormed a house in Sheik Zweid, close to Rafah border crossing with
Gaza Strip, and caught 9 Islamic militants while they were asleep.
Gunmen attacked a checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula overnight,
causing no casualties, as the army massed troops to quell
increasingly deadly Islamist militants.
(AP, 8/10/12)(AFP, 8/10/12)
2012 Aug 10, In Iraq a bombing
against a police patrol in Diyala province killed 3 policemen. In
Anbar province city councilman Nabil Shaaker was killed and two of
his brothers wounded when gunmen fired on their car.
2012 Aug 10, The Italian
government announced a shake-up of the judiciary aimed at reducing
(Econ, 8/18/12, p.50)
2012 Aug 10, In Libya gunmen
shot dead army general and high-ranking defense ministry official
Mohamed Hadia in the eastern city of Benghazi. He was one of the
first officers to defect and join the opposition during last year's
revolution that ousted Moamer Kadhafi.
2012 Aug 10, Mexican police
found eight decomposing bodies inside a car abandoned by a waterpark
in Fresnillo, Zacatecas state. 5 gunmen were killed during a clash
with federal police in the western state of Michoacan.
2012 Aug 10, Moroccan
government sources said an unspecified number of security officials
accused of corruption on its northern coast have been arrested as
part of a judicial inquiry ordered by the king.
2012 Aug 10, Pakistan's central
bank cut its benchmark interest rate from 12 percent to 10.5
percent, effective Aug 13, as it looked to encourage private sector
2012 Aug 10, South African
protesters calling for better government services shut down a
national highway leading into top tourist city Cape Town where they
hurled a petrol bomb at police officers, blocked roads and set tires
2012 Aug 10, South Korea’s
Pres. Lee Myung-bak visited islets, locally called Dokdo, also
claimed by Japan, where they are called Takeshima.
(SFC, 8/11/12, p.A3)
2012 Aug 10, Syrian government
forces fought rebels outside Damascus and in Aleppo as more
civilians streamed across the border into neighboring Turkey. Rebels
operating in the town abducted a pro-government TV crew in al-Tal
suburb just north of Damascus. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
said at least six people were killed in heavy shelling on al-Tal. At
least 103 people were reported killed nationwide, including 55
(AP, 8/10/12)(AP, 8/11/12)(AFP, 8/11/12)
2012 Aug 10, Zanzibar's Vice
President Seif Ali Iddi told the island's parliament the authorities
had investigated and confirmed "that 36 crude oil tankers and
container ships flying the Tanzania flag are indeed from Iran."
2012 Aug 10, The UN said that
25,000 people have been displaced in Sudan's Darfur region after
unrest that began 10 days ago with the killing of a government
2012 Aug 10, In Vietnam a Hanoi
court convicted blogger Le Thanh Tung (44) of "propaganda against
the state" by over Internet articles for the banned Vietnam Freedom
and Democracy Movement.
2012 Aug 10, In Yemen a member
of Al-Qaeda was killed when he tried to escape from a jail
controlled by the Popular Resistance Committees in Zinjibar.
Militiamen searching a house in Jaar discovered a bomb-making
factory and seized a number of explosives belts. Two soldiers were
killed and three others hurt when gunmen ambushed their vehicle in a
desert region of the eastern province of Hadramawt.
2013 Aug 10, US FBI agents
killed James Lee DiMaggio (40) in the Idaho wilderness. He was
suspected of killing a California woman Christina Anderson (44) and
her young son a week earlier before fleeing with her daughter,
Hannah Anderson (16).
(SSFC, 8/11/13, p.A10)
2013 Aug 10, Eydie Gorme
(b.1928), pop singer, died at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas. Her
hits included “Blame It on the Bossa Nova” (1963) and “Amor” (1964).
She also sang in a duet act with her husband Steve Lawrence and they
appeared together on TV in “The Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme Show”
(SSFC, 8/11/13, p.A15)
2013 Aug 10, In Afghanistan 3
bombs in the Charcheno district of southern Uruzgan province killed
four people and wounded three.
2013 Aug 10, Afghan parliament
member Fariba Ahmadi Kakar was kidnapped while driving from Kabul to
the southern province of Kandahar. The Taliban later released her
three children and a driver but held Kakar to exchange her for four
2013 Aug 10, Bahrain said it
has has deported a US nursery school teacher who wrote articles on
social media sites linked to radical groups and for violating the
terms of her work permit.
2013 Aug 10, Egyptian
helicopters fired on a meeting of suspected militants in the
country's Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 12 people.
2013 Aug 10, In Greece dozens
of illegal immigrants being held in a detention center hurled stones
at police guards and set mattresses on fire in protest over the
extension of their detention. More than 50 out of 1,620 migrants
held at the detention center of Amygdaleza, near Athens, were
arrested over the clashes.
2013 Aug 10, In Hungary Laszlo
Csatary (98), a former police officer indicted in June by Hungarian
authorities for abusing Jews and contributing to their deportation
to Nazi death camps during World War II, died.
2013 Aug 10, India’s PM
Manmohan Singh announced that the reactor of the country’s first
indigenously designed and built nuclear submarine, the Arihant, had
been activated and that sea trials would soon begin.
(Econ, 8/17/13, p.36)
2013 Aug 10, In eastern
Indonesia gushing hot lava from the erupting Mount Rokatenda volcano
killed 6 people sleeping in a beach village on Palue island. Ash and
smoke shot up to 2 km into the air.
2013 Aug 10, In Iraq a bomb
near a park in Zubeidiyah killed 4 people, including 2 children, who
were celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Deadly bombings across the
country left 69 dead.
(AP, 8/10/13)(AP, 8/11/13)
2013 Aug 10, The president of
Iraqi Kurdistan vowed to defend the large Kurdish population across
the border in neighboring Syria from al-Qaida-linked fighters.
2013 Aug 10, Israeli troops
killed a Palestinian who crossed in from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip,
fearing he was a security threat though he proved to be unarmed.
2013 Aug 10, Six migrants
drowned off the Italian island of Sicily after attempting a
dangerous passage from Africa in a fishing boat that carried some
102 people. Rescuers saved 250 people who had tried to cross in
flimsy boats from northern Africa to southern Europe.
(Reuters, 8/10/13)(SSFC, 8/11/13, p.A6)
2013 Aug 10, Spain’s Interior
Ministry said that 75 people have been arrested in a joint operation
by Spanish and French police. They included 51 in Spain and 24 in
France. Two Barcelona-based suspected heads of the gang, that
allegedly smuggled Chinese citizens into Europe and the United
States, were among those arrested.
2013 Aug 10, In Sri Lanka a
Buddhist mob attacked a mosque in Colombo and at least 12 people
were injured, the latest in a series of attacks on the minority
Muslim community by members of the Buddhist majority.
2013 Aug 10, In Sudan two days
of clashes over land resulted in the deaths of 41 from the Rezeigat
tribe of Darfur. 70 people on the Maaliya side were also killed.
2013 Aug 10, In southern Yemen
a suspected US drone strike killed 2 alleged al-Qaida militants in
Lahj province, making it the 9th such strike in just two weeks. Two
other militants were wounded in the strike.
2014 Aug 10, Missouri police
arrested 32 people after rioting and looting erupted in Ferguson
late today and spread to neighboring towns in protests that turned
violent over the killing of a black teenager by a police officer.
2014 Aug 10, In New Jersey a
pickup truck drove through a barricade and into a farmer’s market in
Hawthorne killing one woman who was dragged for three blocks. A man
was taken into custody.
(SFC, 8/11/14, p.A4)
2014 Aug 10, In Afghanistan a
suicide car bomber attacked a NATO convoy moving through Kabul,
killing at least 4 civilians and wounding more than 35 in an assault
claimed by the Taliban.
2014 Aug 10, The Central
African Republic named its first Muslim prime minister as part of an
effort to create a more inclusive government and end more than a
year of sectarian violence. Mahamat Kamoun, a former special advisor
to interim president Catherine Samba-Panza, will lead a transitional
government that is seeking to implement a precarious ceasefire
signed late last month.
2014 Aug 10, Under Egyptian
auspices a fresh 72-hour ceasefire, effective as of midnight, was
announced between Israel and Hamas.
2014 Aug 10, In Haiti 15 gunmen
in two SUVs opened fire on guards at the Croix-des-Bouquets prison
and facilitated the escape of 329 prisoners. On Aug 12 police
recaptured Clifford Brandt, believed to be responsible for the mass
breakout, along with two others. After a month only some 75
prisoners were recaptured.
(SFC, 8/12/14, p.A2)(SFC, 8/13/14, p.A2)(SFC,
2014 Aug 10, In Iran 39 people
were killed and nine wounded when a regional passenger plane crashed
while taking off from Tehran.
(Yahoo News, 8/10/14)
2014 Aug 10, Iraq's human
rights minister said Islamic State militants have killed at least
500 members of the Yazidi ethnic minority during their offensive in
the north. At least 20,000 had managed to flee the siege, with the
help of Kurdish troops, and cross into northern Iraq's Kurdistan
region via Syria, but thousands reportedly remained on Mount Sinjar.
(Reuters, 8/10/14)(AFP, 8/10/14)
2014 Aug 10, Kurdish forces,
reinvigorated by American airstrikes, retook Gwer and Makhmur from
Sunni militants, achieving one of their first victories after weeks
(AP, 8/10/14)(Econ, 8/16/14, p.19)
2014 Aug 10, Israel said it
would not return to Egyptian-mediated ceasefire talks as long as
Palestinian militants in Gaza kept up cross-border rocket and mortar
fire. Israeli air strikes and shelling killed 3 Palestinians in
Gaza, including a boy of 14 and a woman.
2014 Aug 10, In Libya heavy
shelling resumed in Tripoli after three days of relative calm
following more than a month of street fighting between rival armed
factions battling for control of the city's airport.
2014 Aug 10, In Nigeria Boko
Haram abducted some 100 young men and several women in Doron Baga in
the Kukawa area near the border with Chad. 28 older men were
reported killed. The terrorists were stopped as they crossed the
Chad border by Chadian soldiers who killed most of them and set free
65 men and 22 women. More than 30 were still suspected to be held by
(AP, 8/15/14)(Reuters, 8/15/14)(AFP, 8/16/14)
2014 Aug 10, King Abdullah of
Saudi Arabia discussed developments in Syria, Iraq, Gaza and Libya
with Egypt’s Pres. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, during Sisi's first visit
to his regime's powerful ally since winning May elections.
2014 Aug 10, Warring rivals in
South Sudan missed a 60-day deadline to forge a unity government,
despite warnings of famine and the threat of sanctions if fighting
2014 Aug 10, In eastern Syria
Islamic militants crushed a tribal uprising against their rule after
three days of clashes in three eastern villages near the border with
2014 Aug 10, Turkey held
presidential elections. PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan became Turkey’s
first elected president and extended his domination despite warnings
by opponents that the country is moving towards a one-man autocracy.
Erdogan received 52% of the vote marking his 9th electoral victory
during 12 years of power.
(AFP, 8/10/14)(AFP, 8/11/14)(Econ, 8/16/14,
p.42)(Econ, 9/13/14, p.61)
2014 Aug 10, In southeastern
Ukraine artillery pounded the rebel bastion of Donetsk as the West
warned Russia that any attempt to send "humanitarian" troops into
the conflict-torn region would be unacceptable. Rockets late today
slammed into a high-security prison in Donetsk, igniting a riot that
allowed more than 100 prisoners to flee.
(AFP, 8/10/14)(AP, 8/11/14)
2014 Aug 10, Interfax news
reported that five Ukrainian soldiers, who were detained after
crossing the border into Russia, have been released back to their
unit. The five were among 18 against whom Russia had opened criminal
investigations. Twenty-eight Ukrainian border guard officers were
also being held in Russia.
2015 Aug 10, Warren Buffet’s
Berkshire Hathaway announced a $37 billion (including debt) takeover
of Precision Castparts, a supplier to the aerospace and oil
industries. This was the biggest deal in the conglomerate’s 50-year
(Econ, 8/15/15, p.56)
2015 Aug 10, The Afghan Pres.
Ashraf Ghani called on Pakistan to crack down on the Taliban after a
suicide car bombing earlier in the day killed 5 people near Kabul's
2015 Aug 10, In China a
military court gave a suspended death sentence to General Gu
Junshan, the highest-ranking military officer to be tried since
China's president began cracking down on corruption in the country's
vast army. Junshan, the People's Liberation Army's former head of
logistics, was found guilty of abuse of power, embezzlement,
accepting bribes and misusing state funds and received a death
sentence with a two-year reprieve.
2015 Aug 10, Alibaba said it is
taking a 20 percent stake in Chinese electronics store chain Suning
in a move that helps the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse expand in the
2015 Aug 10, In Egypt a small
bomb exploded near a traffic post in Cairo wounding four policemen,
two of them seriously, in an attack claimed by a Cairo-based
2015 Aug 10, In Egypt 19 people
died when temperatures reached around 40 degrees Celsius (100
degrees Fahrenheit) in the country's north. A day earlier the
heatwave killed 21 people. The heatwave killed at least 61 people
across Egypt from Aug 9 to Aug 11 and caused nearly 600 people to be
admitted to hospital
(AP, 8/11/15)(Reuters, 8/12/15)
2015 Aug 10, The European
Commission approved 2.4 billion euros ($2.6 billion) of aid over six
years for countries including Greece and Italy that have struggled
to cope with a surge in numbers of immigrants.
2015 Aug 10, In eastern India a
stampede at a temple during a Hindu religious festival left 10
pilgrims dead and dozens injured n Deoghar, Jharkhand state.
2015 Aug 10, In Iraq two bombs
hit neighborhoods in Diyala province killing at least 35
people in Baquba and 7 in the village of Kanaan.
(SFC, 8/11/15, p.A2)
2015 Aug 10, Italian customs
police said they have seized 49 kg (108 pounds) of pure cocaine
hidden in a container transporting frozen totani, a kind of squid,
on a cargo ship from Argentina.
2015 Aug 10, Authorities in the
Maldives intercepted a boat carrying seven foreign tourists and a
local crew that was apparently heading to the Indian Ocean island of
Diego Garcia, where the United States maintains a military base.
2015 Aug 10, In central Mali an
army vehicle hit a roadside bomb, killing 3 soldiers and injuring
four others near the town of Diabozo.
2015 Aug 10, Moldovan
authorities seized more than 130 kg (290 pounds) of heroin in a
truck transporting tiles overnight from Ukraine to Bulgaria.
2015 Aug 10, Nepali police shot
dead at least 2 demonstrators and injured about a dozen others after
they attacked buildings during a protest against proposals for
2015 Aug 10, Pakistani police
in Punjab province arrested five more people over a major child sex
abuse scandal after a lawyer for the victims accused them of
protecting culprits, while activists said the case was just the tip
of the iceberg. At least 280 children were filmed being sexually
abused by a gang of 25 men who used the hundreds of videos they
produced to blackmail the youngsters' parents. Videos dated back to
2015 Aug 10, South Korea
restarted propaganda broadcasts across the border with rival North
Korea for the first time in 11 years in retaliation for the North
allegedly planting land mines last week that maimed two South Korean
2015 Aug 10, In Sweden 2 people
were killed and one seriously injured in a knife attack at an IKEA
store in the city of Vasteras, about an hour west of Stockholm.
Swedish police the next day said two suspects arrested after the
knife attack were born in Eritrea and lived in a nearby asylum
center. Abraham Ukbagabir (36) soon confessed to the deadly
stabbing. The other (23) was released for lack of evidence. On Dec
22 Ukbagabir was sentenced to life in prison.
(Reuters, 8/10/15)(AP, 8/11/15)(AP, 8/13/15)(AP,
2015 Aug 10, In Turkey two
women shot at the US consulate in Istanbul. The Revolutionary
People's Liberation Army-Front (DHKP-C), considered a terrorist
organization by the US and Turkey, said one of its members was
involved in the attack. The bombing of an Istanbul police station
left 4 people dead, 3 of them PKK attackers. At least 8 people were
killed in a wave of separate attacks on security forces.
(Reuters, 8/10/15)(Reuters, 8/11/15)
2015 Aug 10, Ukraine’s military
said 400 rebel fighters supported by tanks had attacked government
forces around the village of Starohnativka, 50 km (30 miles) north
of the Kiev-held port city of Mariupol. One servicemen was reported
killed, one missing in action and 16 wounded in the past 24 hours.
2015 Aug 10, Pope Francis
designated Sept. 1 as a day for Catholics to pray for the care of
2015 Aug 10, In Yemen fighters
opposed to the dominant Houthi movement seized four districts in the
central province of Ibb, bringing the armed resistance closer to the
group's stronghold in the capital Sanaa.
2016 Aug 10, Lt. Gen. Sean
MacFarland, the top US commander for the fight against IS, said
military campaigns in Iraq and Syria have taken 45,000 enemy
combatants off the battlefield and reduced the total number of
Islamic State fighters to as few as 15,000.
2016 Aug 10, General John
Nicholson, the top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan said Afghan
forces, backed by the United States, have killed an estimated 300
Islamic State fighters in an operation in Nangarhar province mounted
two weeks ago.
2016 Aug 10, Addressing
supporters in Fort Lauderdale Republican candidate Donald Trump
roiled the US presidential campaign once again, with the
jaw-dropping assertion that Hillary Clinton and President Barack
Obama "founded" the IS group.
2016 Aug 10, The US Dept. of
Justice found that Baltimore’s police department had engaged in
unconstitutional practices, including disproportionate rates of
stops, frisks and arrest of black citizens, and use excessive force
against minors and the mentally ill.
(Econ, 9/3/16, p.25)
2016 Aug 10, Delta fliers faced
delays, cancellations and more headaches as the Atlanta-based
airline struggled with its computer systems for the third straight
2016 Aug 10, Belize’s chief
justice ruled that Section 53 of the criminal code, which threatened
people who engage in “carnal intercourse against the order of
nature,” is unconstitutional.
(Econ, 8/20/16, p.25)
2016 Aug 10, Brazil's Senate
voted to put suspended President Dilma Rousseff on trial for
allegedly breaking fiscal rules in managing the federal budget.
2016 Aug 10, Canadian police
shot dead an alleged Islamic State sympathizer armed with an
explosive device. Canadian broadcaster CBC soon identified him as
Aaron Driver, saying he was shot dead during a police raid in
Strathroy, southern Ontario.
2016 Aug 10, German police
raided the homes and workplaces of three people suspected of trying
to recruit supporters for Islamic State. No arrests were made.
2016 Aug 10, Former Guatemalan
soldier Santos Lopez Alonzo (64) arrived in Guatemala City after he
was deported from the United States. He maintained his innocence in
the face of accusations that he helped massacre more than 200 people
in the small village of Las Dos Erres in 1982 during his country's
grueling civil war.
2016 Aug 10, In India a stream
of cars, motorcycles and pedestrians passed by an injured man struck
by a delivery truck on a New Delhi street, leaving him to die.
2016 Aug 10, In Iraq a fire
ripped through a maternity ward at a Baghdad hospital overnight,
killing 12 newborn babies. The deadly blaze was likely caused by
faulty electrical wiring.
2016 Aug 10, In Nigeria a
previously unknown group called Delta Greenland Justice Mandate said
it had attacked a crude pipeline belonging to state oil firm NNPC
and local firm Shoreline Natural Resources in Urhobo in Delta state.
2016 Aug 10, In Portugal a
wildfire swept overnight into Funchal, the capital of the Madeira
Islands, killing three elderly people and injuring hundreds as it
burned homes and forced people to flee in panic.
2016 Aug 10, Russia's Federal
Security Service said it had thwarted two armed Ukrainian attempts
over the weekend to get saboteurs into Crimea and dismantled a
Ukrainian spy network inside the annexed peninsula. Ukraine denied
2016 Aug 10, In Turkey Kurdish
rebels attacked soldiers near the border with Iraq, killing four of
them in Sirnak province. Evening bomb blasts in two cities in the
southeast killed 9 civilians and wounded dozens.
(AP, 8/10/16)(Reuters, 8/11/16)
2016 Aug 10, It was reported
that Vietnam has discreetly fortified several of its islands in the
disputed South China Sea with new mobile rocket launchers capable of
striking China's runways and military installations across the vital
2016 Aug 10, In Yemen Saudi-led
coalition warplanes launched fresh air strikes on Shiite rebels
across the country after the alliance said it had intercepted two
ballistic missiles fired at southern Saudi Arabia.
2017 Aug 10, An analysis by the
Kaiser Family Foundation found that mixed signals from Pres. Donald
Trump have created uncertainty and led insurers to seek higher
premium increases for 2018 than would otherwise have been the case.
(SFC, 8/11/17, p.A5)
2017 Aug 10, The annual State
of the Climate report was published by the US National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration. It confirmed that 2016 set a new mark
for heat and broke records for sea-level rise and the level of
heat-trapping pollutants in the air.
(SFC, 8/11/17, p.A1)
2017 Aug 10, In Los Angeles
Yohanes Marliem died in West Hollywood after a standoff with police
involving several hostages. He was a witness in a graft
investigation implicating dozens of politicians in Indonesia.
2017 Aug 10, In New Jersey
retired police Officer Jon Campbell (48) pleaded guilty to
embezzling more than $100,000 from the police union to buy time
shares in Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean and to make other
(http://tinyurl.com/y7nlbok5)(SFC, 8/14/17, p.A4)
2017 Aug 10, In eastern
Afghanistan 16 civilians were killed when vehicles they were
traveling in were hit by US air strikes believed to be targeting
Islamic State militants in Nangarhar province.
(SFC, 8/12/17, p.A4)
2017 Aug 10, In Afghanistan
several senior members of Islamic State's central Asian affiliate
were killed in a US air strike Kunar province. They included Abdul
Rahman, identified by the US military as the Kunar provincial emir
for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan, and three other senior
2017 Aug 10, In northwestern
China at least 36 people were killed and 13 others injured in a
crash on an expressway in Shanxi province.
(SFC, 8/11/17, p.A2)
2017 Aug 10, Croatia revoked a
decision to drastically raise import fees for fruit and vegetables,
avoiding a looming trade war with its Balkan neighbors.
2017 Aug 10, The Danish
environmental protection agency (DEPA) said it had reported Maersk
Oil, the oil unit of A.P. Moller-Maersk, to the police for
discharging chemicals into the North Sea in connection with oil
2017 Aug 10, In Egypt a
supervising engineer on a hotel building site died after becoming
involved in a brawl when he warned Italian tourist Ivan Pascal Moro
not to enter a restricted area at the Red Sea resort of Marsa Alam.
2017 Aug 10, The European Union
said it has added nine people and four entities to its North Korea
sanctions list, as part of new United Nations measures in the wake
of Pyongyang's latest missile tests.
2017 Aug 10, Scientists in
Germany said they have identified a new type of pox virus that's
sickening young red squirrels in Berlin.
2017 Aug 10, Iran executed
Alireza Tajiki. He had been arrested six years earlier at age 15 for
murder and sodomy.
2017 Aug 10, The Israeli
military said it has identified two residential buildings in the
northern Gaza Strip as potential military targets after discovering
Hamas militant tunnels underneath them.
2017 Aug 10, Sources said
Japan's army will give thousands of helicopter parts to keep
Philippine military choppers airborne, helping Tokyo gain clout with
Manila in a contest with China to secure influence over the
strategic South China Sea nation.
2017 Aug 10, A Kenyan official
said violence has broken out in the county of Garissa, where
opposition supporters are demonstrating against the announcement of
a ruling party candidate as the winner of a gubernatorial race. An
opposition official claimed that election commission data shows
opposition leader Raila Odinga won the August 8 election and that he
should be declared president. Provisional results released by the
election commission on its website showed Kenyatta leading by a big
margin with almost all polling stations counted.
2017 Aug 10, Kuwait said it
will continue to grant visas to North Korean laborers whose wages
allegedly aid Pyongyang in evading international sanctions.
2017 Aug 10, Dutch
investigators detained two men suspected of being involved in the
illegal use of pesticide at poultry farms that sparked a food safety
scare in several European countries.
2017 Aug 10, North Korea
dismissed warnings by US President Donald Trump that it would face
"fire and fury" if it threatened the United States and outlined
detailed plans on for a missile strike near the US Pacific territory
2017 Aug 10, In Pakistan Ruth
Pfau (87), a German physician and nun who devoted her life to the
eradication of leprosy in Pakistan, died in Karachi.
2017 Aug 10, Peru’s government
launched its “policy for native languages.” This would require
government agencies to offer services in native languages in area
where they are dominant.
(Econ, 8/26/17, p.28)
2017 Aug 10, Russian opposition
politician Sergei Udaltsov (40), freed this week after completing a
four-and-a-half-year prison term, urged a boycott of next year's
presidential elections, calling them "dishonest".
2017 Aug 10, A Moscow court
jailed Russian journalist Alexander Sokolov (29) after finding him
guilty of organizing an extremist group and attempting to overthrow
the authorities in a trial denounced by human rights groups as
2017 Aug 10, Temperatures in
Serbia, Romania, Hungary and Croatia were expected to reach 39
degrees Celsius (102 Fahrenheit) again today following a few days of
less oppressive heat. Evidence continued to up that this year's hoy
summer in central and southeastern Europe has decimated crops,
drained rivers and hurt the animal world.
2017 Aug 10, Sri Lanka's
foreign minister Ravi Karunanayake resigned over corruption charges
in an investigation of alleged irregularities in government bond
sales, maintaining that he was not guilty of wrongdoing.
2017 Aug 10, The Syrian army
and its allies seized control of at least 30 km (19 miles) of
Syria's border with Jordan from rebels in an attack.
2017 Aug 10, Turkish police
said authorities have detained Renad Bakiev, a Russian national, and
suspected Islamic State group militant for allegedly planning a
drone attack on US aircraft at Turkey's Incirlik air base.
2017 Aug 10, The UN migration
agency said five migrants are dead and more than 50 are missing
after smugglers forced them from a boat off the coast of Yemen in
the second such drowning in two days.
2018 Aug 10, US President
Donald Trump said he had authorized higher tariffs on imports from
Turkey, imposing a 20 percent duty on aluminum and 50 percent one on
steel. The Turkish currency quickly plunged further against the
(Reuters, 8/10/18)(AP, 8/10/18)
2018 Aug 10, A California jury
ordered the US agrochemicals giant, which was taken over by
Germany's Bayer in June, to pay $289 million in compensation to
groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson (46), who was diagnosed with cancer
after he repeatedly used Monsanto's weed killer, Roundup. In October
Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos cut the award to $78.5 million.
Johnson soon agreed to the reduction in an effort to achieve a final
(AFP, 8/11/18)(SFC, 10/23/18, p.A9)(SFC, 11/1/18,
2018 Aug 10, In California Sean
Matthew Walker (36) struck and killed a CHP officer and another man
at a traffic stop on I-80 in Fairfield. Walker was on his cell phone
and distracted at the time of the accident and was arrested on
(http://tinyurl.com/y74686pj)(SFC, 8/16/18, p.A5)
2018 Aug 10, In Washington
state a young mechanic (29), described as suicidal, stole an empty
twin-engine turboprop Q400 belonging to Horizon Air from
Seattle-Tacoma Airport, took it on an hour-long flight that included
a hair-raising loop as F-15 fighter jets gave chase, then crashed on
Ketron Island, killing himself.
2018 Aug 10, It was reported
that Minnesota-based Calyxt Inc, an eight-year-old firm co-founded
by a genetics professor, has altered the genes of a soybean plant to
produce healthier oil using the cutting-edge editing technique
rather than conventional genetic modification. Relatively unknown
firms including Calyxt, Cibus, and Benson Hill Biosystems are
already advancing their own gene-edited projects in a race against
Big Ag for dominance of the potentially transformational technology.
2018 Aug 10, The Taliban
launched a multi-pronged attack in attempts to overrun a provincial
capital, hiding inside people's homes before slipping into city
streets overnight. At least 14 Afghan policemen were killed and 20
wounded in the assault on Ghazni. Afghan forces launched a clearing
operation, searching for Taliban fighters following a major assault
on, after US air strikes targeted insurgents trying to overrun the
(AP, 8/10/18)(AFP, 8/10/18)
2018 Aug 10, Ryanair pilots in
several European countries staged a strike over work conditions that
prompted the budget carrier to cancel 400 flights. Walkouts called
by German and Belgian unions accounted for many of the cancelations,
with strikes also called in Sweden and Ireland.
2018 Aug 10, Brazil's security
minister Raul Jungmann said politicians and public servants have
been linked to the murder of high-profile Brazilian lawmaker and
black rights activist Marielle Franco.
2018 Aug 10, In Britain an
explosion at the Chemring Countermeasures factory, a military
hardware factory near Salisbury, Wiltshire, left one person dead and
another seriously injured.
2018 Aug 10, In London Muslim
convert Lewis Ludlow (26) pleaded guilty to plotting an Islamic
State group-inspired van attack on crowds in London's busy Oxford
Street shopping district. Lewis was arrested on April 18 and has
admitted to preparing terrorist acts and funding terrorism.
2018 Aug 10, In Canada four
people, including two police officers, were killed in a shooting in
the eastern city of Fredericton, New Brunswick. One person was taken
into custody. Police the next day charged Matthew Vincent Raymond
(48) with four counts of first degree murder.
(Reuters, 8/10/18)(Reuters, 8/11/18)
2018 Aug 10, In in northwestern
China thousands of Muslims gathered at a mosque in the town of
Weizhou to protest its planned demolition in a rare, public pushback
to the government's efforts to rewrite how religions are practiced
in the country.
2018 Aug 10, Colombia's
state-run oil company Ecopetrol SA halted pumping on its Cano
Limon-Covenas pipeline because of a bomb attack late today. The
pipeline has been attacked nearly 60 times this year by the National
Liberation Army (ELN), the country's remaining active guerrilla
2018 Aug 10, In northeastern
CongoDRC suspected rebels killed seven civilians in a late night
attack in the Beni territory. The attack attributed to Ugandan
Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels.
(AP, 8/11/18)(AFP, 8/11/18)
2018 Aug 10, Reporters Without
Borders said it had restored its website in Egypt, exactly one year
after it was blocked by the authorities. RWB said it was unblocking
its site through a website "mirroring" technique, which involves
copying content and switching servers.
2018 Aug 10, German police
detained former cyclist and Tour de France champion (1997) Jan
Ullrich (44) for attacking and injuring a prostitute in a Frankfurt
2018 Aug 9, In India torrential
monsoon rains killed at least 26 people in flooding, landslides and
house collapses in the southern state of Kerala in the last 48 hours
with more than 15,500 people taking shelter in state-run relief
2018 Aug 10, Indonesian
officials said the death toll from the huge 6.9 magnitude earthquake
on Lombok island on August 5 has climbed to more than 320, even as
relief efforts picked up pace.
2018 Aug 10, Iran's elite
Revolutionary Guard reportedly killed 10 militants late today in a
Kurdish region near the border with Iraq.
2018 Aug 10, Iraq's electoral
commission said nationalist Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr's alliance
won the May parliamentary election according to a manual recount,
paving the way for a government to be formed nearly three months
after the vote. Sadr's joint list with communists will retain all 54
seats it won to become the biggest bloc in Iraq's 329-seat
2018 Aug 10, Japan launched an
unprecedented probe into gender discrimination at all the nation's
medical universities after a Tokyo medical school admitted to
altering the entrance test results of female applicants to exclude
2018 Aug 10, In Japan a search
and rescue helicopter crashed into the central mountains of Gunma
prefecture. All nine people aboard were killed.
2018 Aug 10, In Jordan a bomb
went off late today in an area where a police vehicle usually stops
during an ongoing music festival in the town of Fuheis. One
policeman was killed.
2018 Aug 10, Malian authorities
arrested three jihadists who said they were preparing to carry out
an attack during the vote in Bamako.
2018 Aug 10, Two Palestinians
were killed and 307 wounded during protests on the Gaza border. The
wounded included two journalists and five medics.
2018 Aug 10, The International
Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said a
heat wave in North Korea has led to rice, maize and other crops
withering in the fields, "with potentially catastrophic effects".
2018 Aug 10, In northern
Pakistan gunmen killed three police in late night attack. One of the
gunmen was killed in the ensuing shootout.
2018 Aug 10, Romanians who live
abroad flocked to an anti-government protest in Bucharest. More than
450 people were hurt and around 30 arrested during the huge
anti-corruption protest that urged the left-wing government to
resign and called for an early election. On August 20 a man (62),
who sustained injuries during the protest, died in a hospital where
he was being treated for internal bleeding.
(AP, 8/10/18)(AFP, 8/11/18)(AP, 8/20/18)
2018 Aug 10, Russia's PM Dmitry
Medvedev sternly warned the United States against ramping up
sanctions, saying that Moscow will retaliate with economic,
political and unspecified "other" means.
2018 Aug 10, The Saudi-led
coalition announced a probe into an air strike on a bus that killed
at least 29 children a day earlier in northern Yemen. The armed
Houthi group said at least 40 children were killed in the strike.
(AFP, 8/10/18)(Reuters, 8/10/18)
2018 Aug 10, South Korea said a
total of 35,000 tons of North Korean coal and pig iron worth $5.8
million illegally entered its ports last year, in possible
violations of UN sanctions.
2018 Aug 10, Turkey's President
Tayyip Erdogan told his citizens to exchange gold and dollars into
lira. The currency dove more than 18 percent on the day and more
than 40 percent this year to a new record low after Trump took steps
to punish Turkey in a wide-ranging dispute.
2018 Aug 10, The UN gave
unanimous approval for former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as
the next UN human rights chief.
2018 Aug 10, A UN
anti-discrimination committee raised concerns over China's treatment
of the Uighur Muslim minority, citing reports of mass detentions as
it considered Beijing's record over recent years.
2018 Aug 10, Zimbabwe's main
opposition party filed a legal challenge to the July 30 results of
the country's first election without Robert Mugabe on the ballot.
2019 Aug 10, US President
Donald Trump said that Kim Jong Un told him North Korea was ready to
resume talks on its nuclear and missile program as soon as US-South
Korea military exercises ended.
2019 Aug 10, Lyft driver Tonye
Kolokolo was arrested in San Bruno, California, on allegations he
raped a 25-year-old woman who had requested a ride home the previous
evening from a bar in San Mateo. She said the driver took her to his
residence in the City of Tracy without her request or permission.
(Business Insider, 8/12/19)
2019 Aug 10, In NYC Jeffrey
Epstein (66), a convicted pedophile and disgraced billionaire, was
found dead in his prison cell. The New York Times reported that
Epstein had hanged himself in his cell at the Manhattan Correctional
Center. Court papers in the US Virgin Islands later valued his
estate at more than $577 million, including more than $56 million in
(AP, 8/10/19)(AP, 8/19/19)
2019 Aug 10, In Texas more than
100 people marched in El Paso denouncing racism and demanding
stronger gun laws a week after 22 people were killed in the city in
a mass shooting.
(SSFC, 8/11/19, p.A8)
2019 Aug 10, A Brazilian
appeals court judge ordered the release of Eike Batista, the mining
and oil magnate who was once Brazil's richest man, revoking a
temporary prison order that would expire on August 12. Police had
arrested the eccentric former billionaire in Rio de Janeiro on a
temporary basis on August 8 on suspicion of money laundering and
2019 Aug 10, In southern Brazil
an armed group broke into a club in the city of Mostardas before
dawn and shot at employees and customers, killing five people and
leaving four others severely injured.
2019 Aug 10, Brazilian
newspaper Folha de S.Paulo reported that Germany will partially
suspend funds sent to Brazil to finance projects aimed at preserving
the Amazon forest due to increasing deforestation.
2019 Aug 10, In eastern China
at least 28 people were killed in a landslide triggered by Typhoon
Lekima on the outskirts of Wenzhou. The typhoon made landfall early
today in the eastern province of Zhejiang and caused widespread
transport disruptions and the evacuation of more than one million
people. Another 20 people were missing in Zhejiang province.
(Reuters, 8/10/19)(SSFC, 8/11/19, p.A4)
2019 Aug 10, Honduras said it
will analyze any US plan to have the Central American country act as
a so-called safe third country to help contain migration north, but
it has yet to receive any official proposal.
2019 Aug 10, Hong Kong police
fired volleys of tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters,
sending tourists fleeing weeping in Kowloon, only for demonstrators
to regroup and gather elsewhere during another tense, hot and
2019 Aug 10, India's main
opposition leader Rahul Gandhi demanded a statement from PM Narendra
Modi on the situation in Kashmir, saying there are reports of
violence and people dying.
2019 Aug 10, Officials Indian
figures said the death toll from floods in the states of Karnataka,
Kerala and Maharashtra rose to 95, as heavy rain and landslides
forced hundreds of thousands to evacuate their homes.
2019 Aug 10, Iran unveiled what
authorities said was a locally upgraded radar system with a range of
400 km (250 miles) that could help defend against cruise and
ballistic missiles and drones.
2019 Aug 10, In Iraq a US
service member died in northern Nineveh province during a combat
mission with Iraqi security forces.
2019 Aug 10, Israeli troops
killed four Palestinian militants who attempted to cross through the
perimeter fence from the Gaza Strip this morning, stoking fears of
escalation after months of uneasy calm.
2019 Aug 10, The Israeli army
said in a statement that members of the cell that killed Dvir Sorek
(18) outside a settlement near Hebron have been arrested and the car
they used in the attack was seized.
2019 Aug 10, In Libya a
bomb-laden vehicle exploded outside a shopping mall in the eastern
city of Benghazi, killing at least three UN staff members.
2019 Aug 10, East Libya
military commander Khalifa Haftar accepted a truce for the first
time since launching an offensive in April to capture the capital
Tripoli, which has spiraled into an increasingly deadly proxy war
between regional powers and killed more than 1,000 people. The truce
marking Eid Holiday would last to August 12.
2019 Aug 10, North Korea
extended a recent streak of weapons displays by firing what appeared
to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea.
2019 Aug 10, In Norway a
suspected shooter at the al-Noor Islamic Center near Oslo was
arrested. No one was hurt at the site. The young, white male
carrying several guns was also suspected of killing one of his own
family members, a young woman, who was found dead at his home.
Philip Manshaus (21) was overpowered by a 65-year-old member of the
mosque, who managed to wrestle away his weapons in a fight after
Manshaus entered. Manshaus killed his 17-year-old stepsister,
Johanne Zhangjia Ihle-Hansen, by shooting her four times, three in
the head and one in the chest, with a hunting rifle at their home in
the Oslo suburb of Baerum. Ihle-Hansen was adopted from China as a
(Reuters, 8/11/19)(Reuters, 8/12/19)(AP, 5/7/20)
2019 Aug 10, Pakistan said it
had cancelled a bus linking Lahore with India's capital New Delhi,
the last remaining public transport link between the neighbors
divided by a dispute over the Kashmir region.
2019 Aug 10, In Romania tens of
thousands of protesters rallied peacefully against the ruling Social
Democrat government in Bucharest on the one-year anniversary of a
violent protest where riot police disproportionately used force.
2019 Aug 10, In Russia nearly
50,000 opposition supporters rallied and dozens were arrested in
Moscow in one of the largest authorized protests since President
Vladimir Putin's return to the Kremlin in 2012. This was the 4th
consecutive weekend protest over the exclusion of opposition and
independent candidates from Moscow's council ballot.
(AFP, 8/10/19)(SSFC, 8/11/19, p.A4)
2019 Aug 10, In Saudi Arabia
more than 2 million Muslims gathered at the sacred hill of Mount
Arafat for an intense day of worship and reflection on what's
considered the climax of the Islamic hajj pilgrimage.
2019 Aug 10, Syrian activists
and family members of a pro-government journalist said Wissam
al-Teer has been released after being detained and held
incommunicado for eight months.
2019 Aug 10, In eastern
Tanzania a damaged tanker truck exploded as people were trying to
siphon fuel out of it, killing at least 62 in one of the worst
incidents of its kind in the country.
2019 Aug 10, The Vatican
released new papal approved statutes for the Vatican Bank, making an
external audit obligatory and introducing other changes to bolster
reforms that have turned around the once scandal-ridden institution.
2019 Aug 10, In Yemen southern
separatists took control of a military camp from forces loyal to the
internationally backed government in the port city of Aden. At least
45 people, both combatants and civilians, died in clashes overnight
at the Fourth Brigade camp. Another five civilians were killed in
the surrounding Dar Saad neighborhood.
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