the Context

The Fifteenth Pan American Games begin in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Conrad Black is found guilty on three charges of fraud and one charge of obstruction of justice in Chicago.

The world's third largest optical telescope, the 10.4m Gran Telescopio Canarias on the island of La Palma, starts its commissioning observations.

Indonesia and the Philippines agree to expand intelligence sharing with hopes that it will help track down two suspects in the 2002 Bali bombings.

The Philippines Government says a deal to expand intelligence sharing with Indonesia will help it track down two key suspects wanted over the 2002 Bali bombings.

Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency reach agreement on resolving the disputes over the Iranian nuclear program.

The death toll in the sinking of the MV "Blue Water Princess" of the coast of Luzon in the Philippines rises to 15.

North Korea's military seeks talks with the United States to discuss "peace and security on the Korean peninsula."