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August 18, 2016

Holidays

Asanha Bucha Day (First full moon of eighth lunar month)

Baths of Caracalla (First week in July to second week in August)

Fox Hill Festival (Second week in August)

Gabon Independence Day (August 16-18)

Old Fiddler's Convention (Second week in August)
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ANKARA, Dhu-AlQa'dah 15, 1437, Aug 18, 2016, SPA -- A car bomb exploded near a police station in Turkey's eastern province of Van near the Iranian border on Wednesday, private broadcaster Dogan news agency reported.
BERLIN, Dhu-AlQa'dah 15, 1437, Aug 18, 2016, SPA -- The face veil is not compatible with German society but it would probably be difficult to ban the garment at the national level, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said on Thursday, Reuters reported.
Riyadh, Dhu-AlQa'dah 15, 1437, Aug 18, 2016, SPA -- Minister of Labor and Social Development, Dr.
Cairo, Dhu-AlQa'dah 15, 1437, Aug 18, 2016, SPA -- UN envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura prematurely adjourns a humanitarian task force meeting, citing continued violence and a lack of progress on bringing aid into desperate parts of the country, dpa reported.
CHICAGO, Dhu-AlQa'dah 15, 1437, Aug 18, 2016, SPA -- The Latest on Chicago police recommending that seven police officer be fired in the Laquan McDonald case (all times local): 11:45 a.m., AP reported.
Jeddah, Dhu-AlQa'dah 15, 1437, Aug 18, 2016, SPA -- The Minister of Culture and Information Dr.
Rio de Janeiro, Dhu-AlQa'dah 15, 1437, Aug 18, 2016, SPA -- American Kerron Clement adds Olympic gold to his two world titles in the 400-metre hurdles at the Rio Games.
Doha, Dhu-AlQa'dah 15, 1437, Aug 18, 2016, SPA -- The State of Qatar expressed its condemnation and denunciation of the vicious attack, which targeted Najran region in Saudi Arabia by a missile fired from Yemeni territory, killing seven civilians and wounding many others.
Madrid, Dhu-AlQa'dah 15, 1437, Aug 18, 2016, SPA -- Spanish police say an Irishman has been shot and killed on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca.
Washington, Dhu-AlQa'dah 15, 1437, Aug 18, 2016, SPA -- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped more than expected last week, the government said Thursday, reinforcing views of labor market strength that could encourage the Federal Reserve (Fed) to soon raise interest rates.