August 2011

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August 2011 was the eighth month of that common year. It began on a Monday and ended after 31 days on a Wednesday.

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  • The HSBC bank announces plans to cut 5,000 jobs now and 25,000 by 2013. (Reuters)
  • Foxconn Technology, a computer assembler headquartered in Taiwan, plans to add one million robots to its plants over the next three years, according to a Reuters report. (Reuters)
  • BBC journalists stage another 24-hour strike in protest at planned redundancies. (Mail Online) (The Guardian)
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  • A judge rules that Donald Rumsfeld can be sued personally for damages by a U.S. Army veteran in his 50s who says he was imprisoned unjustly and tortured by the U.S. military in Iraq. (Huffington Post)
  • Heather Mills claims that a Mirror Group journalist admitted hacking into her phone and listening to a message from then-boyfriend Paul McCartney - Piers Morgan has admitted to hearing it although he was not the journalist involved. (BBC)
  • The Virginia Tech campus, site of an April 2007 mass shooting, goes on lockdown as a precaution after reports of a man, possibly armed with a gun, on or near the campus were made by teenagers attending a camp there. [1]
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  • One person is killed and six are missing after a landslide in eastern Malaysia. (Xinhua)
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  • Striking Verizon Communications workers will return to work from a strike on the night of Monday, August 22, 2011, even without a formal contract. (Journal Star of Peoria)
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  • Dozens of dead bodies are found at the Abu Salim Hospital in Tripoli which had been abandoned by medical staff earlier in the week when it came under heavy gunfire. (NPR)
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