President George Dubya vetoes the Iraq withdrawal bill claiming that setting such a deadline would be like "setting a date for failure" in Iraq (BBC News),
at least 79 people are killed in massive mudslides that hit Chittagong, Bangladesh (BBC News),
Hamas proclaim victory over Gaza as they seize key Fatah infrastructure such as the Preventative Security building and the intelligence service headquarters (BBC News),
and to much criticism and dismay of AIDS activists, G8 leaders pledge $60 billion to fight AIDS, malaria, and TB in Africa (North County Times).
While yet another young and skinny celebrity gets sentenced to do some soft time for a DUI offense,
and David Beckham makes his very high-profile debut with the LA Galaxy
over 100 people are killed and 250 more are injured in a Northern Iraq car bombing in which 2 tons of explosives are detonated at an outdoor market (BBC News),
Red Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan, is the scene of a deadly confrontation between Pakistani security forces and a fundamentalist students group in which 100 people are killed following a raid led by the Musharref's security fighters (New York Times),
and 200 people die as TAM Airlines Airbus 320 attempts to land in heavy rain and skids into a deadly crash at Sao Paolo's Congonghas Airport.
While tabloid journalists clamour to get the latest photo-op of a very troubled Owen Wilson,
and this trainwreck couple finally check their butts into rehab in the U-S-of-A,
and India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal are hit with the worst floods to hit these regions in living memory as 20 million people are displaced, while hundreds of thousands more have lost their homes, possessions, and livelihoods in the aftermath of a devastating monsoon season (BBC News).
By the end of this month, the death count reaches approximately 720,000 people succumbing to AIDS in Africa in 2007.