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2002 Aug 12
In Colombia Pres. Alvaro Uribe, declared a limited state of emergency to fight what the government described as a "regime of terror" following an upsurge of violence that has left 100 people dead since he took office.
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2002 Aug 12
Arjan Erkel, a Dutch aid worker for Doctors Without Borders, was kidnapped and beaten in Dagestan. He was released Easter Sunday in 2005 following a $1 million ransom.
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2002 Aug 12
The INS reported that a child-smuggling ring, in operation since 1994, had been broken up. Children from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras were smuggled to the US to be united with parents residing illegally.
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2002 Aug 12
US Catholic bishops and rabbis issued a statement that declared that the Biblical covenant between Jews and God is valid, and therefore Jews do not need to be saved through faith in Jesus.
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2002 Aug 12
It was reported that a 2-mile thick cloud of pollution covered South Asia and that it was suspected for causing drought, flooding and the premature deaths of a half-million people in India each year.
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2002 Aug 12
In northeastern Iran torrential rains began and at least 35 people were drowned in flash floods that washed away roads and swamped farm land.
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2002 Aug 12
Iraq's information minister, Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf told the Arabic satellite television station Al-Jazeera that there was no need for U.N. weapons inspectors to return to Baghdad and branded as a "lie" allegations that Saddam Hussein still had weapons of mass destruction.
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2002 Aug 12
In Japan protesters ripped up and threw away documents printed with new ID numbers. A new database that stores personal data, names, addresses, dates of birth, gender and the new ID numbers, for each of Japan's 126 million citizens, was implemented days earlier.
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2002 Aug 12
Palestinian factions met to create a "national unity leadership" to include all major groups, including militant ones such as Hamas. They endorsed a continuation of their uprising and rejected language to end attacks on civilians inside Israel.
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2002 Aug 12
In Peru Pres. Alejandro Toledo defended his wife, Eliane Karp, in a nationally televised address, trying to head off a political storm sparked by the revelation that Peru's first lady earns $10,000 a month as a banking consultant.
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2003 Aug 12
At least 20 combatants died in a gunbattle between suspected Taliban fighters and Afghan government soldiers.
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2003 Aug 12
Legislators in Argentina's lower house voted to throw out amnesty laws that effectively ended trials over abuses during the country's military dictatorship.
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2003 Aug 12
El Salvador sent 360 peacekeepers to Iraq.
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2003 Aug 12
The FBI arrested Hemant Lakhani, an Indian-born British arms dealer, in a sting operation in New Jersey and foiled a contrived plot aimed at smuggling a shoulder-fired missile for some $80,000 to US-based terrorists. It involved cooperation between the intelligence services of the US and Russia.
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2003 Aug 12
John Poindexter submitted a 5-page letter of resignation from his position as director of DARPA, the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Poindexter, a former Navy admiral and national security advisor to Pres. Reagan, had proposed the Pentagon-funded Total Awareness Program, a plan for government computers to gather digital and personal information on everybody in the pursuit of terrorists. His plan, which included built-in privacy protections, failed but was succeeded by a National Security Agency program that left out his privacy protections.
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2003 Aug 12
Some 8,000 US doctors called for a government-financed national health insurance as a single-payer system similar to an expanded version of Medicare.
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2003 Aug 12
An Internet worm targeting Microsoft Corp Windows users was spreading rapidly around the world, triggering computer crashes and slowing Web connections. Dubbed Blaster but also known as LoveSan or MSBlaster, carried a message for the Microsoft chairman: "Billy Gates why do you make this possible? Stop making money and fix your software!!"
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2003 Aug 12
A balsa-mylar model airplane set a long distance flight record of 1,888.3 miles as it landed in Ireland from Newfoundland.
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2003 Aug 12
Two teenage Palestinian suicide bombings less than an hour apart killed at least 2 Israelis at a shopping plaza in Israel and a bus stop in the West Bank.
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2003 Aug 12
Liberia's leading rebel movement agreed to lift its siege of the capital and vital port within two days, allowing food to flow to hundreds of thousands of hungry people.
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2003 Aug 12
The Serbian government said it wants to retake control of Kosovo but pledged to give it "substantial autonomy." Serbia claimed UN officials have failed to establish democracy there.
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2004 Aug 12
It was reported that a huge ant colony measuring 100 kilometers (62 miles) across had been found under the southern Australian city of Melbourne. The ants were a mutant variety of Argentine ants.
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2004 Aug 12
New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey, a one-time rising Democratic star and twice-married father, announced his resignation with the startling disclosure that he is gay and had an extramarital affair with a man who threatened to undermine his "ability to govern."
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2004 Aug 12
California’s Supreme Court struck down San Francisco’s attempt to legalize same-sex marriages, saying Mayor Newsome had illegally defied state law. 3955 marriages recorded between Feb 12 and Mar 11 were voided.
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2004 Aug 12
Dust storms on I-10 in Arizona caused vehicle pile-ups that left 4 dead.
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2004 Aug 12
Laboratory monkeys that started out as careless procrastinators became super-efficient workers after injections into their brains that suppressed a gene linked to their ability to anticipate a reward.
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2004 Aug 12
Greece’s $930 million, 3km Rion-Antirion bridge across the western end of the Gulf of Corinth was set to open.
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2004 Aug 12
In Najaf thousands of U.S. and Iraqi soldiers launched a major assault on militiamen loyal to a radical Shiite cleric al-Sadr. Fighting in Kut left 72 dead.
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2004 Aug 12
The Iraqi soccer team defeated Portugal in a preliminary match outside Athens.
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2004 Aug 12
The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution extending the U.N. mission in Iraq for a year.
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2004 Aug 12
Japan’s Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial Group (MTFG) announced that it had beaten the Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group for the acquisition of UFJ. [see Aug 30]
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2004 Aug 12
A Nepali court sentenced notorious criminal Charles Sobhraj, also known as the "Serpent" and the "Bikini Killer", to life imprisonment in connection with the killing of an American backpacker in 1975.
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2004 Aug 12
In northeastern Nigeria flash floods have submerged houses and farms, drowning at least 23 people as they slept and forcing more than 1,000 to flee their villages.
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2004 Aug 12
Pakistan authorities said they had arrested five more suspected members of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network in the past 48 hours.
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2004 Aug 12
In Peru a double-decker tourist bus missed a bridge and plunged into a dry riverbed along a highway, killing at least six people and injuring 37.
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2004 Aug 12
Lee Hsien Loong, the son of Singapore's founding father (Lee Kuan Yew), took over as prime minister of the city-state. Lee Kuan Yew continued service as cabinet mentor.
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2004 Aug 12
South Korea’s central bank cut interest rates from 3.75% to 3.5%.
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2004 Aug 12
Terrance Kelly (18), a De La Salle High School football star, was shot and killed in Richmond, Ca., 2 days before flying to the Univ. of Oregon on a football scholarship. Police arrested Larry Pratcher (18) Aug 14 on suspicion of murder and searched for other suspects. Larry was released on Aug 18 after his younger brother turned himself in. On Aug 19 Darren Pratcher (15) was charged with murder. On Oct 11, 2006, Darren Pratcher was convicted of murder. In 2007 Pratcher was sentenced 50 years to life in prison.
Links: USA, Murder, SF Bay Area, Teens Amuck     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2005 Aug 12
In Brazil Celio Marcelo da Silva (32), a prison escapee believed to have masterminded last year's abduction of the mother of a Brazilian soccer star, was arrested. In 2003 da Silva tunneled his way out of a Sao Paulo prison where he was serving a 38-year sentence for murder and robbery.
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2005 Aug 12
In Iraq a US soldier was found dead of a gunshot wound.
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2005 Aug 12
The US Agriculture Dept. said it expected corn yields to be lower this year in 29 of 33 corn-producing states due to drought in the midwest. This year’s drought was more localized and farmers in Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri had a good year.
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2005 Aug 12
Patrick Sheehan filed for divorce in Solano County, Ca., as his wife, Cindy Sheehan (48), entered her 2nd week camping outside Pres. Bush’s retreat in Crawford, Texas. Their son Casey (24) was killed in Iraq in 2004.
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2005 Aug 12
A small boat overloaded with 113 illegal immigrants capsized and sank in rough waters off Colombia's Pacific coast. An Ecuadoran fishing boat found 9 survivors 2 days later. In Nov. Ecuadoran police arrested a married couple for being part of a gang of 11 human traffickers who charged as much as $12,000 per person for passage to the US.

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2005 Aug 12
Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged to give more rights to the Kurdish minority in a speech in Diyarbakir.
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2005 Aug 12
New regulations in Tijuana, Mexico, called for the city to issue electronic cards to replace pink, pocket-size health history books given to Tijuana's 4,700 registered prostitutes. The new standards were modeled after those in the Mexican cities of Monterrey and Acapulco.
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2005 Aug 12
In Afghanistan suspected Taliban guerrillas ambushed a vehicle carrying police in southern Zabul province's Arghandab district, sparking a gunbattle that killed 3 militants.
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2005 Aug 12
At least 70,000 travelers were left stranded as British Airways canceled all flights to and from Heathrow Airport after catering staff, baggage handlers and other ground crew walked off the job in wildcat strikes at the height of the summer tourism season.
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2005 Aug 12
Liu Jinbao, a former president of state-owned Bank of China's Hong Kong branch fired in May, 2003, received a suspended death sentence for embezzlement in an apparent effort by Beijing to help restore faith in its scandal-plagued banks as they prepare to sell shares abroad. Mr. Liu was convicted of embezzling $1.8 million with others plus and additional amount for himself.
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2005 Aug 12
Victims of India's 1984 anti-Sikh riots rejected apologies from Premier Manmohan Singh and vowed to intensify demands for the prosecution of politicians blamed for the massacre that claimed 4,000 lives.
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2005 Aug 12
In Iraq Sunni Arab leaders rejected calls for a Shiite federal region to be enshrined in the constitution.
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2005 Aug 12
Smoke from forest fires in Indonesia spread to more cities in Malaysia, as millions prayed in mosques and temples for rain to wash away the hazardous haze.
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2005 Aug 12
Lebanon freed the radical Muslim cleric Omar Bakri, hours after Britain declared he would not be allowed to return to its shores.
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2005 Aug 12
The Nepali army said faulty Indian assault rifles were partly responsible for its heavy death toll in a gun battle with Maoist rebels as troops hunted for 75 soldiers still missing after the fighting.
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2005 Aug 12
It was reported that Dr. Jan T. Vilcek donated an estimated $125 million to the NYU School of Medicine through a percentage of future royalties from sales of Remicade, which treats symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease.
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2005 Aug 12
Residents of Wright, Wyoming, had just 5 minutes warning before a tornado tore into a mobile home park, killing two people and destroying dozens of homes.
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2005 Aug 12
Police detained four men in connection with one of the world's biggest heists and recovered more than $2 million of the $70 million stolen from Brazil's Central Bank. The recovered cash was found hidden in 3 pickup trucks that were on a vehicle transporter truck located several hundred miles from the Central Bank vault in Fortaleza. In 2008 police arrested Jossivam Alves dos Santos, the suspected leader of the gang which carried out the heist. Less than $10 million of the money has been recovered.
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2005 Aug 12
Leaders of Georgia and Ukraine called for an alliance that would champion democracy in the former Soviet lands.
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2005 Aug 12
A German court convicted Holger Pfahls, former deputy defense minister, of accepting illegal payments and evading taxes while serving in the government of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl.
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2005 Aug 12
Suspected Islamic militants raided a remote mountain village in India's Jammu-Kashmir state and attacked 2 Hindu families as they dined together, killing 5 people.
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2005 Aug 12
A Mexican judge issued an arrest warrant for Gen. Francisco Quiros, accused of ordering the disappearance of leftist folk singer Rosendo Radilla on Aug 25, 1974. Quiros was already in prison serving a drug sentence.
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