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This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from August 2009.

  • Hamas police claim to have killed Abdel-Latif Moussa, head of the Islamic group Jund Ansar Allah in a shootout. (The New York Times) (Petra)
  • Hong Kong posts 3.3% growth over its previous quarter, far exceeding predictions, signaling an end to its recession. (The Straits Times)
  • Colombia claims to have completed talks with the United States to allow US troops to use seven of Colombia's military bases. (BBC)
  • Japan expresses remorse for its actions in World War II on the anniversary of its 1945 defeat, but former Prime Ministers Junichiro Koizumi and Shinzo Abe visit the Yasukuni Shrine, a controversial war shrine seen as a symbol of its past militarism. (The Straits Times) (Mainichi Daily News)
  • Former President of Zambia, Frederick Chiluba, awaits the verdict in his trial into his criminal case for being accused of plundering the national economy during his decade-long rule. (The Sydney Morning Herald)
  • MV Arctic Sea
    • A ransom demand is made for the missing ship. (Al Jazeera) (Bangkok Post) (The Times)
    • The tracking device onboard the Arctic Sea was briefly reactivated according to Russian media, showing the vessel to be off the coast of France. (RIA Novosti) (Associated Press)
  • A suicide bomb attack occurs outside the NATO headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing at least seven and injuring 100. (The Times) (Xinhua) (RTHK)
  • A prison riot in the Mexican state of Durango leaves at least 19 people dead and 20 injured. (BBC) (Reuters) (Press TV)
  • Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi speaks at a news conference to say his country will crack down on organised crime over the next four years. (The Straits Times)
  • Burma is to free detained American John Yettaw, who appeared uninvited at Aung San Suu Kyi's home, after a meeting with US Senator Jim Webb. (BBC) (The Straits Times) (The Telegraph)
  • A blaze in a tent in Kuwait, where a wedding party is held, kills 43 women and children. The ex-wife of the groom confesses to starting the fire. (Al Jazeera)
  • Chandrayaan-1 loses contact with ground control. (Indian Express)
  • Noel Gallagher leaves the British rock band Oasis. (The Times) (Channel News Asia) (Reuters India) (The New York Times)
  • Several people are reported killed after fresh clashes erupt in the Kokang region of Shan State, northeastern Burma, near the border with China. A bomb is also thrown across the border. (Global Times) (Al Jazeera) (Times of India) (AFP)
  • North Korea frees four South Korean fishermen seized last month when the boat strayed across the Northern Limit Line sea boundary. (BBC) (JoongAng Daily)
  • Two civilian members of the UNAMID peacekeeping force are kidnapped by armed men in Darfur, Sudan. (BBC)
  • Seven people are found dead in the US state of Georgia and two are seriously wounded in one of the worst slayings in the state in 25 years.CBS News
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