“ Truth Lies Beyond Mainstream ”
The world's first solar-diesel power station opens in Marble Bar, Western Australia.
Australians vote tomorrow in what is being called the closest election in 50 years, with some polls predicting a 50-50 draw.
Pan Am Flight 103
Britain warns Libya not to celebrate the one year anniversary of the release of Pan Am Flight 103 bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, released on compassionate grounds suffering terminal cancer and expected to live just three months.
India approves a draft law intended to open its civilian nuclear power industry to private investment.
More than half of politicians in Benin call for impeachment proceedings against President Boni Yayi over his involvement in a Ponzi scheme.
The Pentagon vows to prevent "internal threats" in the United States.
India is to more than triple salaries of MPs.
Thousands of people rally in support of the mayor of Osh after rumours of his firing by Kyrgyzstan's interim government circulate.
Musician Wyclef Jean is reportedly omitted from the list of candidates for the Haitian presidential election.
2010 general election
Incumbent Derek Sikua will not be renominated as Prime Minister.
The two major political coalitions name their candidates for Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands following the general election: Steve Abana, the leader of the Democratic Party, and Danny Philip, the former Foreign Minister.
A man sues game-maker NCsoft, stating he would not have begun to play one of their games, Lineage II, if he had known it was addictive and claims it has left him unable to function.
The last remaining free inmate to have escaped from a prison in the U.S. state of Arizona is captured alongside his accomplice.
A quadriplegic man leaves hospital in Hong Kong for his own home after 19 years, having written to the country's leader 6 years ago to ask that he be allowed to die.
A judge rules that former President of Guatemala Alfonso Portillo must stand trial.
Shining Path leaders Abimael Guzmán and Elena Iparraguirre marry at a maximum-security prison near Lima; they fought for their right to marry by going on hunger strike earlier this year.
2010 Thai political protests
An Irish-born Australian man who admitted after initially pleading innocence to breaching the state of emergency during the anti-government protests in Thailand is deported to Australia; he says he was beaten, was treated harshly and was not shown an arrest warrant.
A Thai appeals court rules to extradite alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to the United States; Russia expresses its disagreement with the ruling.
Remains of a 104-year-old woman's body are discovered in her son's backpack during a nationwide search in Japan for missing centenarians. It is thought they may have been there for a decade.
South African health minister Aaron Motsoaledi accuses of murder public sector workers who disrupt important treatment of patients while striking for better pay.
6 police officers in Mexico are arrested and accused of participating in the kidnap and murder of Mayor Edelmiro Cavazos.
Hillary Clinton, the United States Secretary of State, states that the United States "categorically disagrees" with the decision of the Scottish Government to release on compassionate grounds Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the man convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103.
President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejects calls from the United Nations Security Council to stop all uranium enrichment but promises to stop high level enrichment if the country is assured of uranium for a research reactor.
Canada Post advises customers that it cannot accept mail to Gaza until further notice. Israel Post continues to inform postal services around the world that mail service to Gaza is unavailable.
Israel and Palestinians agree to resume peace talks on September 2.
France continues deporting Romani as the Vatican condemns this act.
The United Nations calls for more helicopters.
After initial hesitation, Pakistan ultimately accepts $5 million in aid from India; it subsequently calls it a "very welcome initiative".
The recent wildfires
For failure to deal with the recent wildfires the head of Russia's forestry agency is fired by Vladimir Putin and replaced with his deputy.
Hundreds of flights over Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands are delayed by an air traffic control problem.
58 pilot whales die after becoming stranded on New Zealand's Karikari Peninsula.
Bolivia declares a state of emergency after approximately 25,000 forest fires spread across the country.
Carworkers in South Africa end their eight-day strike with a 10% pay deal.
Mr Benn is reprinted for the first time in 30 years.
J. D. Salinger
J. D. Salinger's toilet is put on sale on eBay for $1 million.
A. S. Byatt
A. S. Byatt criticises the Orange Prize as "sexist" and says women who write intellectual books are viewed as "unnatural".
Novelist A. S. Byatt and critic John Carey win the James Tait Black Memorial Prizes, Britain's oldest literary awards.
The Swell Season
A spectator commits suicide during a concert by The Swell Season in the U.S. state of California.
Norwegian stand-up comedian Hans Morten Hansen completes a 38 hours and 14 minute long stand-up marathon, setting a new world record for longest stand-up performance.
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