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What happend on August 1st 2019

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US sanctions Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Thursday 1st of August 2019, 0:01
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Mr Zarif mocks the US move, saying the sanctions will have no effect on him or his family.
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North Korean soldier defects after crossing DMZ, says South

Thursday 1st of August 2019, 3:27
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The man was spotted overnight crossing the heavily guarded border zone and is in military custody.
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US accuses Chinese billionaire of evading $1.8bn in tariffs

Thursday 1st of August 2019, 3:50
related countries: China China, United States United States

Liu Zhongtian is alleged to have been part of a complex scheme to smuggle aluminium into the US.
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Trump's former top adviser: Tariffs backfiring on US

Thursday 1st of August 2019, 7:07
related countries: United States United States, China China

Trump's former top economic adviser Gary Cohn said the trade war has affected the US more than China.
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Hamza Bin Laden 'killed in air strike'

Thursday 1st of August 2019, 8:40
related countries: United States United States

Details of when or where the emerging al-Qaeda leader reportedly died are unclear.
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Ex-boxing champion Carlos Baldomir jailed over sexual abuse

Thursday 1st of August 2019, 9:54
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The Argentine former welterweight world boxing champion was convicted of sexually abusing a child.
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Ekaterina Karaglanova: Man 'confessed' to Moscow Instagram influencer murder

Thursday 1st of August 2019, 10:42
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russian prosecutors release video showing a man confessing to stabbing Ekaterina Karaglanova.
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Russian actor Smolev jailed for drunk policeman comic video

Thursday 1st of August 2019, 10:44
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

A top Moscow actor is jailed over an amateur video in which he poses as a drunken traffic policeman.
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Hong Kong protests: Chinese army releases anti-riot video seen as warning

Thursday 1st of August 2019, 10:51
related countries: China China

The video comes amid fears the Chinese military could intervene to stop the pro-democracy protests.
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Packed lunches not a right in Italian schools, court rules

Thursday 1st of August 2019, 11:36
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's top court rules the right to eat packed lunches on school grounds is not "unconditional".
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Japan lawmakers with severe disabilities take seats in parliament

Thursday 1st of August 2019, 13:12
related countries: Japan Japan

The lawmakers won seats in Japan’s upper house, in a sign of changing attitudes to disabled people.
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ASAP Rocky tells the court: 'It got a little scary for us'

Thursday 1st of August 2019, 15:36
related countries: Sweden Sweden

ASAP Rocky has been answering questions in court in Sweden on day two of his trial.
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In pictures: Russia's massive wildfires rage on

Thursday 1st of August 2019, 15:38
related countries: Russia Russia

Images from Russia, where the army is helping to tackle wildfires in Siberia and other eastern regions.
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Corine Bastide: Belgian woman tells of 6-day crash ordeal

Thursday 1st of August 2019, 16:11
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Corine Bastide spent six days trapped in her car, which crashed in the woods during the recent heatwave.
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Ebola crisis: Rwanda reopens border with DR Congo amid outbreak

Thursday 1st of August 2019, 16:29
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda Rwanda
related places: Goma

The brief closure happened after a third death from Ebola was identified in the border city of Goma.
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Pipeline explosion in Kentucky kills one worker

Thursday 1st of August 2019, 16:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kentucky

A pipeline explosion in the US has killed at least one worker and more are missing.
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Abdirahman Omar Osman, Mogadishu mayor, dies after suicide bombing

Thursday 1st of August 2019, 17:36
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The mayor had returned from the UK to help rebuild his country after years of war.
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Trump imposes more tariffs on Chinese goods

Thursday 1st of August 2019, 18:12
related countries: United States United States, China China

The US president announces fresh tariffs of 10% on another $300bn of Chinese products from 1 September.
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US Congress reaches deal to avert budget showdown

Thursday 1st of August 2019, 19:04
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate follows the House of Representatives in approving big rises in federal spending.
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Bionic arm for eight-year-old Mady Gardner

Thursday 1st of August 2019, 19:20
related countries: United States United States

Eight-year-old Mady, the youngest recipient of a bionic arm in the US, requested it be bright pink.
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Hong Kong protests: Chinese army video seen as warning

Thursday 1st of August 2019, 19:39
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

It appears to include footage filmed in Hong Kong, showing troops carrying out "anti-riot" exercises.
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North Korea launches third 'projectile' in eight days

Thursday 1st of August 2019, 20:26
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The launches are seen as a reaction to planned military exercises between South Korea and the US.
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Alexandra Macesanu: Romanian girl’s 'calls for help released by family'

Thursday 1st of August 2019, 21:37
related countries: Romania Romania

The family of a kidnapped Romanian girl claim police were slow to respond to her emergency calls.
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Plane lands on road and gets 'pulled over'

Thursday 1st of August 2019, 21:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

This light aircraft landed on a street in the US state of Washington - and then had the police to answer to.
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Would you take time out to watch someone eat on YouTube?

Thursday 1st of August 2019, 22:55
related countries: United States United States

American 'Meokbang' YouTuber Blove became a millionaire by having people watch her eat.
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‘I’m being mistaken for a Bollywood sex symbol’

Thursday 1st of August 2019, 23:11
related countries: India India

An Indian man gets 100 calls a day after actress Sunny Leone read out his number in a popular film.
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The women seeking abortions turned away by doctors in Chile

Thursday 1st of August 2019, 23:25
related countries: Chile Chile

Doctors who refuse to perform abortions are becoming a barrier to women's rights to have terminations.
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