- Ouch! July in U.S. was hottest ever in history books
- Egypt’s president fires intelligence chief
- Afghanistan: Suicide attack on NATO patrol kills 4
- Google to include people’s Gmail in search results
- More Syrians flee to Turkey as fighting spreads
Ouch! July in U.S. was hottest ever in history books
Federal scientists say July was the hottest month ever recorded in the Lower 48 states, breaking a record set during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. The U.S. this year also keeps setting records for weather extremes, including heavy rainfall, unusual temperatures, and storms.
Egypt’s president fires intelligence chief
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi fired his intelligence chief and the governor of Northern Sinai on August 8 following a weekend attack by suspected militants in Sinai who killed 16 soldiers.
Afghanistan: Suicide attack on NATO patrol kills 4
According to the international military force and Afghan officials, a suicide attack hit a NATO patrol in eastern Afghanistan on August 8, killing three coalition service members and one civilian.
Google to include people’s Gmail in search results
Google announced a new feature on Wednesday that Gmail users who are logged into their accounts will be shown a list of relevant e-mails on Google’s main search results page if the correspondence is contains a word entered in a search request.
More Syrians flee to Turkey as fighting spreads
More than 1,300 Syrians fled to Turkey overnight to escape the civil war as rebels tried to expand their hold inside Syria’s largest city despite two weeks of withering counterattacks by President Bashar Assad’s troops.