A series of U.S. airstrikes kills at least 30 Afghan civilians, including 16 children, in Garmsir District, Helmand Province. Additional civilians were left wounded or buried in the rubble. The target of the strikes was a suspected Taliban compound. The United States' strategy aims to push the Taliban into talks.
Voters in Crimea vote overwhelmingly to leave Ukraine and rejoin Russia. Ukraine, the European Union, and the United States condemn the referendum, which did not give voters the option of the status quo.
The Jamaican Government orders civilians to keep off the streets for two days in several slums in Kingston because authorities are still hunting for Christopher Coke, alleged by the United States to be a drug lord.
China surpassed the United States last year as the country with the most clean energy investment. China's clean energy investments were $34.6 billion, compared with U.S.A.'s $18.6 billion last year. The US still leads the world in installed renewable energy, with 52.2 gigawatts of wind energy, small hydroelectric, biomass and waste generating capacity, per a report by the nonprofit Pew Charitable Trusts, but has dropped below ten other countries, including Canada and Mexico in investments as a share of the national economy.
Colombian authorities release seized videos of 16 hostages being held by the FARC rebel group; these include former senator and presidential candidate Íngrid Betancourt, last heard from in 2002, and three U.S. defence contractors abducted in 2003.
Jeanvie Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A British haredi Jew, Shmuel Matt, is stabbed to death, and his American friend, Sammy Weissbard, is wounded when a Palestinian man attacked the pair in Jerusalem. [https:--web.archive.org-web-20050910234322-http:--www.itn.co.uk-news-832461.html (ITN)] [https:--www.telegraph.co.uk-news-main.jhtml?xml=-news-2005-08-25-ujerusalem.xml&sSheet=-portal-2005-08-25-ixportaltop.html (Telegraph)] The Israeli government issues orders to seize Palestinian land close to the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim on the West Bank for continued construction of the Israeli West Bank barrier. [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-2-hi-middle_east-4180050.stm (BBC)] Five Palestinians, including Islamic Jihad leader Ribhi Amara, are killed in a gun-battle following an Israeli raid on the Palestinian refugee camp of Tulkarm in the West Bank. Israel maintains that all five were militants, while eye witnesses say that three were unarmed teenagers. [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-2-hi-middle_east-4182410.stm (BBC)] [https:--web.archive.org-web-20050910234545-http:--today.reuters.com-news-newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2005-08-24T215656Z_01_HO477961_RTRIDST_0_INTERNATIONAL-MIDEAST-KILLINGS-DC.XML (Reuters)] [http:--www.ynetnews.com-articles-0,7340,L-3132894,00.html (YNETnews)] [https:--web.archive.org-web-20051106082357-http:--www.mercurynews.com-mld-mercurynews-news-world-12482114.htm (New York Times)] [http:--www.chicagotribune.com-news-nationworld-chi-0508260235aug26,1,7557286.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed (Chicago Tribune)]date=August 2019 Jeanvie Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: