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2016 Perseid meteor shower
The 2016 Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight.
Zambian constitutional referendum, 2016
Voters go to the polls to elect a president and the unicameral national assembly, and on proposed amendments to the bill of rights and Article 79. Incumbent President Edgar Lungu again faces off against President of the opposition United Party for National Development Hakainde Hichilema, and seven other candidates.
Arianna Huffington leaves "The Huffington Post".
At least 21 people are killed and five are injured following an explosion at a power plant in the city of Dangyang, Hubei province in central China. The blast occurred around 3:20 p.m. local time, when a high-pressure steam pipe exploded, according to China's official Xinhua News Agency.
Silver Spring, Maryland
An apartment building explosion in Silver Spring, Maryland, kills at least two and injures 34, with five to seven people missing. The blast has displaced more than 90 residents. Fire and rescue responded to "a smell of gas" on July 25. The cause of the explosion is being investigated.
Syrian civil war
Suspected Russian airstrike in Aleppo city kills Khaled Omar Harrah while carrying out a rescue mission. Omar is a Syrian rescue worker who became famous around the world after saving a baby buried for 16 hours under rubble.
Thirteen people are injured when a roadside bomb hits a Pakistani security vehicle in the southwestern city of Quetta, the same town where at least 74 were killed in a suicide bombing at a hospital on Monday. The police were escorting a judge, who was not injured.
August 2016 Thailand bombings
Two bombs hidden in plant pots explode killing at least one person and injuring 10 others, including foreign tourists, in Hua Hin District, Thailand.
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