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What happend on August 25th 2010

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Rocking on

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 0:24
related countries: China China

Cui Jian still wows Chinese fans after 25 years on top
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Colombia investigates web hitlist

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 0:39
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombian police investigate the killings of three youths whose names had appeared on hitlists published on a social networking site.
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Canada to open new Arctic station

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 1:07
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Cambridge Bay

Canada will set up a research station at Cambridge Bay in the Arctic, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says.
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Criminal baboons terrorise South Africa

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 1:32
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Already grappling with one of the highest crime rates in the world, South Africa has a new set of intruders to deal with: baboons.
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General questions US withdrawal plan

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 3:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The American general in charge of US marines has said President Obama's plan to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan next July is encouraging Taliban insurgents.
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McCain bests Tea Party challenger

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 4:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida, Alaska

Former US presidential candidate John McCain is projected to win the Republican senate nomination in Arizona after a closely-watched primary race.
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China plane crash recorder found

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 4:25
related countries: China China

The flight recorder of the plane that crashed in the north-eastern Chinese province of Heilongjiang, killing 42 people, is found.
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Cricketers give to flood relief

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 4:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's national cricketers donate $54,000 of bonuses to help the floods relief effort in the devastated country.
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Thais delay arms dealer handover

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 5:37
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States

The planned extradition to the United States of a suspected arms dealer, Viktor Bout, has been hit by delays, Thai officials say.
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NBA star's emotional trip 'home'

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 6:40
related countries: Sudan Sudan

NBA star Luol Deng made his return to his home country of Sudan, and found it a humbling and emotional experience.
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Fanning the flames?

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 6:59
related countries: United States United States

Is 'Ground Zero mosque' debate stirring US intolerance?
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China survivors felt 'jolts' before crash

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 7:18
related countries: China China
related places: Xinhua

The flight recorder from a plane that crashed in northwest China has been found, the state news agency Xinhua has said.
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UK has 480,000 new sex infections

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 7:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

There were almost half a million new cases of sexually transmitted infections in 2009, with young people most likely to be affected, figures show
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France drains lake under glacier

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 7:33
related countries: France France

French engineers are set to drain a lake that has formed under a glacier on Mont Blanc, and which threatens to flood a valley below.
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Robinho rejects Fenerbahce switch

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 7:54
related countries: Italy Italy, Spain Spain

Manchester City forward Robinho turns down a move to Fenerbahce because he would prefer to join a club in Italy or Spain.
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Robinho rejects Fenerbahce switch

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 7:54
related countries: Italy Italy, Spain Spain

Manchester City forward Robinho turns down a move to Fenerbahce because he would prefer to join a club in Italy or Spain.
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Breaking down barriers

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 8:05
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Basketball millionaire retraces refugee roots in Kenya camps
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Rain causes chaos in north India

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 8:15
related countries: India India

Continuing heavy monsoon rains are causing major flooding across northern India.
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Ireland suffers ratings downgrade

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 8:30
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Irish Republic has its credit rating cut, reflecting fears that the rising cost of propping up banks will further weaken its finances.
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Heineken profits up as sales fall

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 8:33
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch brewing company Heineken has reported a rise in profits for the last six months, despite falling beer sales.
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Dozens of bodies found in Mexico

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 8:41
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican troops discover 72 bodies on a northern ranch following a shoot-out with suspected drug cartel gunmen.
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Floods compound Niger's food crisis

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 8:50
related countries: Niger Niger

Recent floods have brought a fresh round of problems for Niger, a country already struggling to grown crops because of severe drought.
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Douglas in Wall Street court case

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 8:54
related countries: Isle of Man Isle of Man

Lawyers for Michael Douglas and his ex-wife clash in court over her demand for half of his earnings from the new Wall Street film.
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Disease fears in flood-hit Pakistan

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 9:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's government is "seriously concerned" about potential epidemics of water-borne diseases like cholera and diarrhoea.
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Wyclef Jean poll ruling 'final'

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 9:15
related countries: Haiti Haiti

A ruling by Haiti's electoral council barring hip-hop star Wyclef Jean from standing in presidential elections cannot be appealed, council lawyer says.
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Carter in North Korea release bid

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 9:41
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

Former US President Jimmy Carter has arrived in North Korea in an apparent bid to negotiate the release of a US man jailed there.
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Cavendish named for Tour of Spain

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 9:45
related countries: Spain Spain

Manxman Mark Cavendish is chosen as one of HTC-Columbia's nine riders for the Vuleta a Espana.
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Cavendish named for Tour of Spain

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 9:45
related countries: Spain Spain

Manxman Mark Cavendish is chosen as one of HTC-Columbia's nine riders for the Vuleta a Espana.
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Wounded platoon

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 9:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US soldiers struggling to stop killing after Iraq
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Children killed in S Africa crash

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 10:00
related countries: South Africa South Africa

At least eight children are killed and four injured in a collision between a school bus and a train in South Africa, local reports say.
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Swiss death penalty drive ended

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 10:03
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss campaigners who won clearance to seek a referendum on reintroducing the death penalty withdraw their application only a day later.
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Chile president vows mine rescue

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 10:06
related countries: Chile Chile

Chile's President Sebastian Pinera tells the 33 miners trapped hundreds of metres underground that every effort is being made to free them.
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German business confidence rises

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 10:27
related countries: Germany Germany

German business confidence shows an unexpected rise in August to its highest level since June 2007.
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Rare 'fire tornado' filmed in Brazil

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 12:44
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Botswana Botswana
related places: Aracatuba

A 'fire tornado' has been caught on camera in the Brazilian municipality of Aracatuba, caused by strong, dry winds that fanned wildfires.
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Three Spaniards killed by Afghan

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 13:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Spain Spain

An Afghan police recruit shoots dead two Spanish police officers and their interpreter in north-western Afghanistan, officials say.
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Wave of deadly bombings in Iraq

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 14:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Dozens of people are killed in a series of bomb attacks across Iraq, as a deadline approaches for the formal end of US combat operations.
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India passes landmark nuclear law

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 16:50
related countries: India India

India's lower house of parliament approves a controversial law that opens its nuclear power market to private investment.
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Wikileaks posts CIA terror memo

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 19:40
related countries: United States United States

Whistle-blowing website Wikileaks publishes a CIA memo examining the implications of the US being perceived as an "exporter of terrorism".
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Carter in North Korea release bid

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 21:41
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

Former US President Jimmy Carter is visiting North Korea in an effort to negotiate the release of a US man jailed there, Aijalon Mahli Gomes.
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Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 21:48
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

Mexican officials investigating the death of 72 people found murdered in the north of the country say they were migrants trying to reach the US.
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Chile miners told of rescue delay

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 22:59
related countries: Chile Chile

The 33 Chilean miners trapped deep underground have been told their rescue could take several months, officials say.
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UN 'did not know' of Congo rapes

Wednesday 25th of August 2010, 23:08
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A senior UN official says peacekeepers could not have stopped a mass rape in DR Congo because they were not told it was happening.
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