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Sunday, August 10, 2003

A 6.4 Richter scaleearthquake occurs near the Greek Ionian island of Lefkada 24 are injured.
The highest temperature ever recorded in the UK – 38.5 °C (101.3 °F) at Brogdale near Faversham in Kent //www.metoffice.com/climate/uk/2003/. It is the first time the UK has recorded a temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir John Stevens gives British police in London shoot-on-sight orders to deal with possible suicide bombers as expectations rise of an Al-Qaeda attack on the British capital. //www.itv.com/news/1193545.html
The highest temperature ever recorded in the UK: 38.5 °C (101.3 °F) at Brogdale near Faversham in Kent.//www.metoffice.com/climate/uk/2003/ Met Office: 2003 Monthly weather summary!
Jemaah Islamiah leader Riduan Isamuddin, is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand.
Liberian President and convicted war criminal Charles Taylor, who is to step down tomorrow, has appealed to rebels to submit to the democratic process'. He also accuses the United States of funding the rebels who have besieged the capital, Monrovia, for a week. //www.rte.ie/news/2003/0810/liberia.html
A widespread power outage affects the northeastern United States and South-Central Canada.
A heat wave in Paris causes temperatures up to 44 °C (112 °F).
While retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his successor, Archbishop Njongonkulu Winston Ndungane, fail to see what all the fuss is over the ordination of a gay bishop, other African Anglicans suggest that their churches may sever relations with the American dioceses that supported the election of a gay priest as bishop if what they called the path of deviation is not changed. //www.itv.com/news/2012709.html//www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0810gay-episcopal10.html
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