27 Aug

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Syria military helicopter crashes in Damascus

Rebels claim rare victory over government aircraft, saying they shot it down amid renewed fighting in capital.
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2012 18:31 GMT

Middle East

Tensions as S Africa miners continue strikes

Mine reports 13 per cent worker attendance, while President Zuma faces pressure over violence that left 44 people dead.
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2012 19:09 GMT


Forest fires continue to rage across Balkans

Firefighters battle to contain flames as region experiences 15-day heat wave and worst drought in 50 years.


Last Modified: 27 Aug 2012 18:48 GMT

Israeli court to rule on Rachel Corrie case

Family of US activist slain in Israel prepare for ruling in their high-profile civil lawsuit against the military.

‘Cloud catchers’ aid parched Peruvians

Mariana Sanchez27 Aug 2012 12:09 GMT
Fabric nets condense fog, providing water for towns on Peru’s arid Pacific coast.

Arctic ice cap shrinks to smallest area ever

The ice cap covering the top of the world is smaller than it has ever been since scientists started to measure it precisely from space.

Satellite data released tonight show that the sea ice floating on the Arctic Ocean has reached a record low, retreating further than it has ever done since detailed records began more than 30 years ago.

Tropical storm Isaac hits Key West, Florida

Hurricane warning issued for Isaac

Storm that left at least 18 dead in Haiti prepares to make landfall near New Orleans as hurricane

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