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United Kingdom

The UK announces that 8 British soldiers are killed in Afghanistan, the country's worst death toll in a 24-hour period.

Latest fatalities in Helmand push British death toll in the country past that in Iraq.

United States

United States President Barack Obama addresses the Ghanaian parliament.

US president says Ghana has set an example for good governance in the region.


A mass funeral takes place in Srebrenica, Bosnia, to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the massacre that took place in the town.

Ceremony held to mark anniversary of worst massacre in Europe since World War II.

Ethnic riots

The death toll from the recent riots in Ürümqi rises to 184.

Peruvian President

The President of Peru Alan García names Javier Velásquez as the Prime Minister of Peru.