Events

August
3—
China’s Yunnan province is devastated by the worst earthquake in 100 years. More than 600 people are killed in the quake-prone mountainous region.
7—US President Barack Obama orders US warplanes back into the skies over Iraq to drop food to refugees and, if necessary, launch air strikes to halt what he said was a potential “genocide”.
8—WHO declares Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa as a public health emergency of international concern and puts out detailed advisories for countries to prevent their citizens from risk.

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