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Several more Confederate monuments are taken down overnight in the city of Baltimore, Maryland, including the Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee Monument, Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Confederate Women's Monument and the Roger B. Taney sculpture. The Baltimore City Council unanimously voted to remove and destroy the monuments on August 14.

Journalists in Maryland city post images of monuments being removed after death of civil rights activist at Charlottesville protest

A mass burial of victims of the landslide is held in Freetown to free up space in mortuaries. Nearly 400 people are confirmed dead with at least 600 missing.

Nearly 400 are dead and 600 are still unaccounted for as rescue efforts continue in Freetown.

A United States Army Combat Aviation Brigade UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashes off the coast of Hawaii, with five people on board. A United States Coast Guard-led search for the missing is now underway.

A debris field was spotted in the ocean after the Army Black Hawk went down near the island of Oahu.

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Three suicide bombers kill 27 people and wound 83 near Maiduguri, Nigeria.

A woman suicide bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, two local officials said, in an attack bearing the hallmark of Boko Haram militants.

Air Berlin, Germany's second largest airline, files for bankruptcy protection after its main shareholder, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, chose not to make more financing available.

Disasters in A tree falls over at a religious ceremony in Funchal, Madeira, killing at least 12 people and injuring over 50 others.

Fifty-two others are injured when the tree falls at a religious festival on the Portuguese island.

The International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant against Mahmoud al-Werfalli for the war crime of murder following the circulation of several videos in which he appears to oversee the execution of over 30 prisoners.

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for a Libyan National Army (LNA)commander accused over the alleged execution of dozens of prisoners.

Aftermath of the During a press conference at Trump Tower in New York City, which was intended to announce an executive order on infrastructure policy, President Donald Trump defended his August 12 remarks about the Charlottesville rally, placing "blame on both sides" for the incidents at the rally and criticizing what he referred to as the "alt-left," equating them with white supremacists and neo-Nazis on the right.

President Trump told reporters the counter-protesters demonstrating against white nationalists are also to blame for violence in Charlottesville Saturday.


London's Big Ben, atop Elizabeth Tower, will fall silent for four years beginning 21 August while essential repair works are performed.

The famous chimes will sound for the final time on Monday before maintenance work takes place.

''Deadpool 2''American stuntwoman Joi 'SJ' Harris is killed in a motorcycle crash in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, while filming for ''Deadpool 2''.

The late SJ Harris was noted for being the first African-American female professional road racer.

During a protest in Durham, North Carolina, to show solidarity with the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, a Confederate monument was pulled down; a woman has been arrested and charged in connection with the event.

A mudslide triggered by heavy rain near Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, kills at least 350 people with the death toll expected to rise as high as 500.

There are fears for many who may have been asleep when the mudslide hit near Freetown, Sierra Leone.

The National Archives of Korea has received a donation of around 6,000 records showing the forced mobilization of Koreans during Korea's colonial occupation by the Empire of Japan, some of them involving details about the controversial Hashima Island. The government agency plans to publish the records online after classification.

The National Archives announced it will release some six-thousand written and photographic records showing the forced mobilization of Koreans during J

The International Institute for Strategic Studies releases a report arguing that North Korea has acquired a high-performance liquid-propellant engine for its missile program, probably from illicit networks in Russia and Ukraine, likely produced by Yuzhmash facilities. Ukraine denies the allegations.

Ukraine denied on Monday that it had ever supplied defense technology to North Korea, responding to an article in the New York Times that said North Korea may have purchased rocket engines from Ukrainian factory Yuzhmash.

Aftermath of the Several internet companies, such as domain registrar GoDaddy and video game chat application Discord, shut down services for neo-Nazi, white supremacist, alt-right website ''The Daily Stormer'' for violation of terms of service, and in response to this weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The internet has long been a gathering place for white supremacists. But in the wake of the Virginia attack, some are reconsidering their willingness to host hate

A 13-year-old girl is killed when a car is deliberately driven into a pizza restaurant's sidewalk cafe in Sept-Sorts, France. At least 12 other people are injured, four critically. The driver is arrested. Police do not believe the incident was terrorism-related.

8-year-old girl killed and at least eight injured when vehicle slams into sidewalk cafe east of Paris on Monday

India announces that it is to deport an estimated 40,000 Rohingya refugees including 14,000 of those registered with the U.N. refugee agency. In the months leading up to the announcement, a string of anti-Rohingya protests had been held in the country.

All of an estimated 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living in India are illegal immigrants, even those registered with the U.N. refugee agency, and the government aims to deport them, a senior government official told Reuters.

The Deputy Prime Minister of Australia Barnaby Joyce is revealed to have unknowingly held dual citizenship with New Zealand since his election, which may have rendered him ineligible for candidacy under section 44 of the Constitution of Australia.

New Zealand's Prime Minister confirms that unwittingly or not, Barnaby Joyce is a citizen of the nation.

The Garden Bridge project is officially abandoned after Mayor of London Sadiq Khan withdraws support.

California and San Francisco sue the United States Federal government over its opposition towards sanctuary cities.

California is joining two localities already suing over the policy change the Trump administration announced last month: Chicago and San Francisco.