August 2010

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August 2010 was the eighth month of that common year. It began on a Sunday and ended after 31 days on a Tuesday.

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  • United Kingdom - Sarah's Law, a scheme which allows parents to check if someone with access to their children is a sex offender, will be extended to cover the whole of England and Wales by Spring 2011 after proving successful in four pilot areas. (BBC)

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  • Peru's health ministry is deployed into the Amazon to battle the vampire bats blamed for the deaths of four children from rabies. (BBC)
  • India's health ministry completely rejects as "unscientific" and a "conspiracy" claims by researchers that medical tourists are spreading a new "superbug" that is alleged to have originated in the country. India states that its hospitals are safe. (Aljazeera)
  • Scientists find evidence that 250 rare Caquetá Titi monkeys survive in Colombia. (CBS) {ScienceNews)
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  • Protesters in Potosí and the Bolivian government resolve a three-week disagreement. (BBC)
  • Former Israeli soldier Eden Aberjil is criticized for her Facebook images of herself smiling with blindfolded and bound Palestinian prisoners. (BBC)
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  • United States authorities give the green light to human trials of an Ebola drug said to have worked during tests on monkeys. (BBC)
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  • Cuba eases property laws, allowing foreign investors to lease government land for up to 99 years. (AP) (Al Jazeera)
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