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August 12

Law and crime

South Korean president Yoon Suk-yeol pardons Samsung former executive Lee Jae-yeong, who was on parole for bribery.
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August 11

Politics and elections

The Zaporizhzhia military-civilian administration begins preparations for a referendum on the region's accession to Russia, which will be held on September 11.
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Armed conflicts and attacks

Three soldiers are killed in an attack at a military base in Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Two of the attackers are killed in the ensuing shootout.
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Cleric Rahimullah Haqqani is killed by a suicide bomber at a seminary in Kabul, Afghanistan. IS-KP claims responsibility for the killing.
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Health and environment

The Marshall Islands confirms its first death from COVID-19 in a person from Majuro.
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International relations

The Latvian Parliament declares Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism.
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Law and crime

Sierra Leone declares a nationwide curfew amid anti-government protests that have killed two policemen and one civilian. The West African country is currently experiencing record inflation.
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A man takes several employees hostage at a bank in Beirut, Lebanon, demanding his bank savings and threatening to set himself on fire. Police officers, soldiers, and intelligence agents surround the building.
Source: The Guardian external link
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At least eight people are killed in police raids in Curitiba, Brazil.
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A gunman wearing body armor attempts to storm the offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Following a subsequent police pursuit, he is killed in a standoff with police.
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August 10

Law and crime

Anti-government protests occur in Sierra Leone, calling for the removal of President Julius Maada Bio. Both protestors and policemen are killed during clashes.
Source: The Washington Post external link
Uzbekistan's embassy in Russia warns its citizens not to join Russian forces invading Ukraine, saying that those who do so will be criminally liable for mercenaryism upon returning to Uzbekistan.
Source: EuroWeekly News external link

Business and economy

Domino's Pizza closes all of its stores in Italy after its franchise holder ePizza SpA files for bankruptcy. The American restaurant chain says that it was severely impacted by COVID-19 restrictions in the country.
Source: BBC News external link

Disasters and accidents

A house explodes in Evansville, Indiana, United States, killing at least three people, one injured and damaging at least 39 nearby houses.
Source: CNN external link

Politics and elections

James Marape is re-elected unopposed as Prime Minister by the Parliament after his party Pangu Pati won the general election in July.
Source: The Guardian external link

Armed conflicts and attacks

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A Russian missile strike in Nikopol Raion, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, kills at least 13 civilians and injures 11 others.
Source: The New York Times external link
Cartel gunmen in Mexico burn down dozens of stores and block streets with burning cars in the states of Jalisco and Guanajuato in response to arrests of cartel figures by the Federal Police.
Source: AP external link

August 9

Disasters and accidents

Nine people are killed by flooding caused by record-breaking rainfall in Seoul, South Korea.
Source: AP external link
Firefighters in Cuba bring a catastrophic fire at an oil terminal in Matanzas under control after it burned out of control for five consecutive days, destroying 40% of the country's main fuel storage facility and causing widespread blackouts.
Source: Reuters external link

Business and economy

Russia's Transneft says that Ukraine has suspended Russian oil flows through the Druzhba pipeline to the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia after it was unable to pay transit fees to Ukraine's pipeline operator UkrTransNafta. The Czech Republic's pipeline company says it expects supplies through the pipeline to restart within several days.
Source: Al Jazeera external link

Health and environment

The Marshall Islands confirm their first community transmission cases of COVID-19 in the capital Majuro. The government subsequently announces that the start of the school year will be delayed, and also suspends flights and boat travel to the country's outer islands.
Source: RNZ external link

Politics and elections

Source: Daily Nation external link

Sports

The Chess Olympiad in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, concludes, with Uzbek chess grandmaster Nodirbek Abdusattorov winning the open event.
Source: The Indian Express external link

Science and technology

Scientists say that they have discovered a planet orbiting the star AS 209, a newborn Jupiter-sized exoplanet via the Atacama Large Millimeter Array telescope in Chile.
Source: Space.com external link
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Armed conflicts and attacks

Multiple explosions are reported at a Russian military air base near Novofedorivka in western Crimea. At least one person is killed and six others are injured, according to Crimean authorities.
Source: Sky News external link
Ibrahim al-Nabulsi, local head of the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, and two other people are killed during a raid by Israeli soldiers in Nablus. At least 40 others are injured.
Source: BBC News external link
Source: Reuters external link
Fifteen troops are killed when their vehicle hits a roadside bomb in Bam Province, Burkina Faso.
Source: Reuters external link
Four civilians and a soldier are killed, and another civilian is wounded, during three separate attacks by Boko Haram gunmen in the Far North Region, Cameroon.
Source: Xinhua external link

International relations

Russia bans the import of agricultural products from Moldova from August 15 due to "repeated detection of dangerous quarantine objects in Moldovan products entering Russia".
Source: Reuters external link