Tuesday 7 August 2007
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Beautiful Girls by Sean Kingston.
In UK The Way I Are by Timbaland featuring Doe & Keri Hilson was in the top 5 hits.
Stardust, directed by Matthew Vaughn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007
while A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini was one of the best selling books.
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- Hal Fishman: Los Angeles based local news anchor.
- At AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, San Francisco Giants' player Barry Bonds surpasses Hank Aaron as the all-time home run leader with his 756th home run. During the 10-minute celebration following the historic homer, a video message is played on the scoreboard in which Aaron congratulates the left fielder for breaking the 33-year old record.
- Six new species of animal are discovered in a forest west of Lake Tanganyika in the Democratic Republic of the Congo including a horseshoe bat, a rodent, two shrews and two species of insects. (China Daily)
- Two men are arrested in Paris for stealing Pablo Picasso paintings from the apartment of his granddaughter. (AFP via ABC News Australia)
- Argentina signs an ampquotenergy security treatyampquot with Venezuela in Buenos Aires. (BBC)
- Seismic activity frustrates rescue efforts for six coal miners trapped underground near Huntington, Utah. (AP via Houston Chronicle)
- Astronomers of the Trans-Atlantic Exoplanet Survey announce the discovery of TrES-4, the largest known planet in the universe, circling the star GSC 02620-00648 in the Hercules Constellation. (BBC)
- The Taliban attacks Firebase Anaconda in Uruzgan province but is repulsed by a joint force of Afghan fighters and United States Army forces with 20 militants killed. (AP via CNN)
- Jordan opens its government schools to Iraqi refugees. (BBC)
- Juan Carlos Ramirez-Abadia, Colombian cocaine trafficker boss of the Norte del Valle Cartel is apprehended in Brazil and faces extradition to the United States. The US Government had offered a reward of US$5 million dollars. (Reuters)
- Malaysia bans hiring of foreign security guards following rape and murder of a student by a Pakistani security guard recently.
- Tests confirm a second outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Surrey, England. Inspectors think that there is a ampquotstrong probabilityampquot that the disease came from a research site at Pirbright shared by Merial, a vaccine company and the Institute for Animal Health. (BBC)
- The United Kingdom asks United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to release five residents of the UK from the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. (AP via FOX)
- Youths in East Timor attack Australian Army forces and United Nations personnel following the announcement that Xanana Gusmão would be the next Prime Minister. (News Limited)
- ''Fortune'' magazine lists Mexican businessman Carlos Slim as the richest man in the world ahead of Microsoft founder Bill Gates. (BBC)
- The Pakistan Army launches a strike on a militant base in the Degan area near Miranshah in North Waziristan. (BBC)
- A storm kills at least 17 people in Vietnam with another 12 missing. (AP via Washington Post)
- Bangladesh security officials arrest 24 suspected militants at Zia International Airport en route to Kabul, Afghanistan. (Times of India)
- Chinese police arrest six protesters calling for a free Tibet by unfurling banners on the Great Wall of China. (AP via the Guardian)
- Paul Calvert announces his resignation as President of the Australian Senate and as a Senator for Tasmania effective from next week. (AAP via Melbourne Herald Sun)
- An earthquake of 6.4 preliminary magnitude occurs off the coast of Okinawa in Japan. (Reuters)
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