Portal:Current events/2012 August 8

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Armed conflict and attacks
Business and economy
  • China announces plan to close one-third of the nation's 23 rare earth mines and about half of 99 smelting companies. (CNN)
Arts and culture
  • Anthropologists find the skeleton of a young woman inside a burial in Templo Mayor, surrounded by piles of 1,789 human bones. This finding is "unprecedented for the Aztec culture." (The Huffington Post)
Law and crime