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What happend on August 6th 2011

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Paris and London

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 0:40
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Orwell, London

On the trail of Orwell's outcasts
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Chavez to resume Cuba treatment

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 2:32
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Cuba Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is to resume cancer treatment in Cuba, where he had a tumour removed in June.
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VIDEO: UN urged to stop Sudan violence

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 3:08
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Human rights activists are lobbying the United Nations to stop ethnic related violence in the Sudanese state of South Kordofan.
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VIDEO: US AAA credit rating downgraded

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 4:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

Leading credit rating agency Standard & Poor's downgrades America's top-notch AAA rating for the first time ever, amid concerns over US debt.
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VIDEO: Chile marks mine rescue one year on

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 4:49
related countries: Chile Chile

Chile is marking the first anniversary of the mine collapse that trapped thirty-three men underground for two months.
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Western leaders in new Assad call

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 6:36
related countries: Syria Syria, France France, Germany Germany, United States United States

The US, French and German leaders condemn Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for "indiscriminate violence" as anti-government protests continue across the country.
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'Future library' plans outlined

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 7:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Libraries in England could share premises with health centres and police surgeries in future if new proposals are taken on.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees flee to the UAE

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 8:06
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, Syria Syria

A growing number of Syrians are fleeing violence and making plans to live and work in the United Arab Emirates
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Japan's Kan in Hiroshima pledge

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 8:30
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Hiroshima

Japanese PM Naoto Kan repeats a pledge to reduce the country's reliance on nuclear power, as it marks the 66th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing.
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US loses top-notch credit rating

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 8:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

Leading credit rating agency Standard & Poor's downgrades America's top-notch AAA rating for the first time ever, amid concerns over US debt.
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Bopara replaces Trott for England

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 9:52
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edgbaston

Ravi Bopara replaces injured Jonathan Trott for England's third Test against India at Edgbaston. Steven Finn is included in 13-man squad.
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UK 'vindicated' by credit verdict

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 10:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Standard, Poor

Britain's austerity measures have been "vindicated" by the decision by Standard and Poor to reduce the US's AAA rating, says Downing Street.
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VIDEO: Collar bomb hoax girl speaks after ordeal

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 10:39
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian teenager who had what turned out to be a fake bomb put around her neck by an apparent intruder, has spoken in public for the first time since the incident.
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Letting America down

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 10:54
related countries: United States United States

Mardell: Politicians share blame for US credit rating downgrade
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Chinese coast evacuated for storm

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 11:30
related countries: China China

Chinese authorities evacuate more than 200,000 people from its east coast as the region braces for its most powerful typhoon for years.
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Man City deny Sneijder transfer

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 11:42
related countries: Italy Italy

Manchester City deny they have agreed to pay £31.4m bid for Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder after reports surfaced in an Italian newspaper.
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Live - Rugby World Cup warm-ups

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 12:37
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Twickenham

Scotland and Ireland meet at Murrayfield, while England welcome Wales to Twickenham as the home nations step up their preparations for September's World Cup.
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Somali rebels pull out of capital

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 13:34
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Somalia's al-Shabab Islamist rebels leave their positions in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu, calling it a change of military tactics.
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China scolds US on debt downgrade

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 14:37
related countries: United States United States, China China

China criticises the US for its "addiction to debt" after a rating agency downgraded its top-notch AAA status, adding to economic uncertainty.
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Bear attack wounded 'recovering'

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 15:17
related countries: Norway Norway, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Four survivors of an Arctic polar bear attack recover in a Norwegian hospital as the family of a teen who died pay tribute to him.
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Scotland 10-6 Ireland

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 15:21
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A late try from Joe Ansbro gives Scotland a win in a scrappy World Cup warm-up game with Ireland at Murrayfield.
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England hold off Wales fightback

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 15:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Twickenham

A debut try from Manu Tuilagi and 13 points from the boot of Jonny Wilkinson help England to victory over Wales in a World Cup warm-up game at Twickenham.
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In pictures

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 15:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Designers' showcase at London's first Africa Fashion Week
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Saturday's SPL as it happened

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 16:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Dunfermline, Tannadice, Inverness

Dundee United draw with St Mirren at Tannadice and Inverness claim a point at newly-promoted Dunfermline.
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US 'must do better' on economy

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 17:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House says the US "must do better" tackling economic problems, hours after a damaging credit rating downgrade.
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Torrential rain sparks flooding

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 18:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Emergency services across north-east England receive hundreds of calls after heavy rain caused localised flooding.
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'Taliban' kill elite US forces

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 20:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Thirty US troops, said to be mostly special forces, are killed, reportedly when a Taliban rocket downed their helicopter - the largest single US loss of life in the Afghan conflict.
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Police cars attacked in Tottenham

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 21:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tottenham, London

Two patrol cars have been attacked in Tottenham, north London, following a protest over the shooting dead of a local man by police on Thursday.
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Israeli protests over living cost

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 21:41
related countries: Israel Israel

At least 230,000 Israelis stage protests across the country, demanding government action over the rising cost of living expenses.
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Abu Ghraib abuse ringleader freed

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 21:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Charles Graner, ringleader of the US military guards who photographed their abuse of inmates at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib jail, is released from prison.
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Libya rebels in western offensive

Saturday 6th of August 2011, 22:32
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Rebels fighting troops loyal to Libyan Col Muammar Gaddafi claim to have captured the town of Bir al-Ghanam, south of Tripoli.
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