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Drone Attack on Venezuelan President 634,314
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro survived an alleged attack by several drones loaded with bombs on August 4 as he was addressing a military ceremony. The drones were shot down, and Maduro was uninjured. Preliminary investigations accuse far rightwing groups in Venezuela and Colombia of being behind the attack.
Sea Cucumbers’ Heat Death in Dalian 491,883
A huge number of sea cucumbers in the Chinese coastal city of Dalian, Liaoning Province, recently died from consecutive days of high temperatures, causing an estimated direct economic loss of 6.9 billion yuan (US$1.1B).
American Airlines Kicks off Chinese Cellist 289,060
American Airlines caused discontent among the Chinese public by forcing cellist Hu Jingjing, a Chinese woman studying in the US, off the plane on the return leg of her journey because they claimed her cello was too big, even though she had bought an additional ticket for the valuable instrument.
Chinese Mainland Supplies Water to Taiwan-controlled Kinmen 248,321
Since August 5, the Chinese mainland has supplied water to the Taiwan-controlled Kinmen Island, off the coast of Fujian Province, which is suffering from severe water shortages and had over-exploited its groundwater.
American Aircraft Warned by Chinese Navy over South China Sea 103,505
The Chinese navy gave six consecutive warnings to an American antisubmarine patrol aircraft which flew over four China-controlled islands in the South China Sea on August 10.