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  • Bangladesh
    Monday Aug 1, 2016

    Xiaomi

    Xiaomi entered Bangladesh

    Bangladesh
    Monday Aug 1, 2016

    In August 2016 Xiaomi entered Bangladesh via Solar Electro Bangladesh Limited.




  • China
    Monday Aug 1, 2016

    Uber

    Didi Chuxing (formerly Didi Kuaidi), the dominant player in China's ridesharing market, agrees to buy Uber China

    China
    Monday Aug 1, 2016

    Didi Chuxing (formerly Didi Kuaidi), the dominant player in China's ridesharing market, agrees to buy Uber China, Uber's business in China. The Uber brand will be retained, but Didi would “integrate the managerial and technological experience and expertise of the two teams.” Uber reportedly lost $2 billion trying to make inroads in China.




  • U.S.
    Monday Aug 1, 2016

    Warren Buffett

    Buffett Challenged Trump

    U.S.
    Monday Aug 1, 2016

    On August 1, 2016, Buffett challenged Donald Trump to release his tax returns.




  • Seoul, South Korea
    Tuesday Aug 2, 2016

    Samsung

    Unveiling The Galaxy Note7

    Seoul, South Korea
    Tuesday Aug 2, 2016

    On 2 August 2016, Samsung Electronics unveiled the Galaxy Note7 smartphone, which went on sale on 19 August 2016.




  • Dongguan, Guangdong, China
    Tuesday Aug 2, 2016

    Oppo

    The Oppo F1

    Dongguan, Guangdong, China
    Tuesday Aug 2, 2016

    On 3 August 2016, Oppo launched the F1s in India. The Oppo F1s is a selfie-centric phone which succeeds in the Oppo F1. The F1s sports a 13 MP primary camera at the back and has a 16 MP secondary camera on the front. There is a fingerprint scanner housed on the home button which can not only be used to unlock the phone but, open apps as well. The Oppo F1s is powered by MediaTek's MT6750 octa-core processor which is coupled with 3 GB RAM and Mali-T860 MP2 GPU. It runs on ColorOS 3.0 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop and features a 5.5-inch HD IPS display which is backed by 3075 mAh battery.




  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Friday Aug 5, 2016

    Michael Phelps

    RIO 2016

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Friday Aug 5, 2016

    Phelps was chosen to be the American flag bearer at the opening ceremony, which was the first Olympic opening ceremony that he would attend.




  • Hong Kong, China
    Friday Aug 5, 2016

    Hong Kong independence

    Hong Kong pro-independence activists launched a rally

    Hong Kong, China
    Friday Aug 5, 2016

    On 5 August, the Hong Kong pro-independence activists launched a rally which was dubbed "first pro-independence rally in Hong Kong" and drew about 2,500 people.


  • Turkey
    Sunday Aug 7, 2016

    Zara

    Child labor

    Turkey
    Sunday Aug 7, 2016

    In 2016, BBC News stated they found evidence of child labor and exploitation in factories in Turkey. Zara replied that there were some issues in June 2016 in one single factory and - instead of solving these 'issues' immediately, they have given a period of six months to solve them.


  • Argentina
    Friday Aug 12, 2016

    Lionel Messi

    Return from the international retirement

    Argentina
    Friday Aug 12, 2016

    Just a week after Messi announced his international retirement, Argentine newspaper La Nación reported that he was reconsidering playing for Argentina at the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in September. On 12 August, it was confirmed that Messi had reversed his decision to retire from international football, and he was included in the squad for the national team's upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifiers.


  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Saturday Aug 13, 2016

    Michael Phelps

    Career ended

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Saturday Aug 13, 2016

    On August 13, in the 4 × 100-meter medley relay, Phelps ended his career with another gold medal, his 23rd at the Olympics and his 28th medal overall.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Aug 18, 2016

    Uber

    The cars are modified version of the Volvo sports utility vehicle equipped with Uber's technology for self-driving

    U.S.
    Thursday Aug 18, 2016

    Uber announces plans to launch service with self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where its robotics research facility, built with employees poached from Carnegie Mellon University in 2015, is located. The cars are modified version of the Volvo sports utility vehicle equipped with Uber's technology for self-driving. Cars will have drivers at the wheel, monitoring the vehicle, as required by law. The move is seen by commentators as the first step in Uber's ambitious goal of replacing its entire fleet with autonomous vehicles.


  • Rome, Italy
    Sunday Aug 21, 2016

    Ciro Immobile

    Lazio debut

    Rome, Italy
    Sunday Aug 21, 2016

    On 21 August, Immobile scored on his debut in Lazio's opening match of a 4–3 away win over Atalanta. Immobile finished the season with 23 league goals in 36 appearances plus 3 goals in the Coppa Italia, surpassing his total when he won the Capocannoniere with Torino in the 2013–14 season, though this time he did not win the Capocannoniere, losing it to Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko of cross-town rivals Roma, who scored 29 league goals.


  • U.S. and Worldwide
    Tuesday Aug 23, 2016

    Bitcoin

    Bitcoin Core 0.13.0 which was released

    U.S. and Worldwide
    Tuesday Aug 23, 2016

    Around 100 contributors worked on Bitcoin Core 0.13.0 which was released on 23 August 2016.


  • Colombia
    Wednesday Aug 24, 2016

    Colombian conflict

    The Definitive Accord

    Colombia
    Wednesday Aug 24, 2016

    A "final, full and definitive accord" was agreed to on August 24, 2016. This accord does not include ELN.


  • France
    Tuesday Aug 30, 2016

    Emmanuel Macron

    Resignation from the government

    France
    Tuesday Aug 30, 2016

    On 30 August 2016, Macron resigned from the government ahead of the 2017 presidential election, to devote himself to his En marche movement.


  • Myanmar
    Tuesday Aug 30, 2016

    Conflict in Myanmar

    The Union Peace Conference

    Myanmar
    Tuesday Aug 30, 2016

    The Union Peace Conference - 21st Century Panglong was held from 31 August to 4 September 2016 with several different organisations as representatives, in an attempt to mediate between the government and different insurgent groups.


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