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29 August 2011
• The Japanese parliament's lower house voted in Yoshihiko Noda as the nation's sixth prime minister in five years.
• Former Brazilian football star Zico was appointed as the new coach of Iraq's national football team by the Iraq Football Federation.
30 August 2011
• In Nepal, the Term of the Constituent Assembly was Extended by Three Months.
31 August 2011
• Scientists achieved a major breakthrough in the fight against Type 1 diabetes by developing a treatment which would save the sufferers from a lifetime of insulin injections.
• Top 200 Asia-Pacific corporations in Forbes Asia's 'Best Under a Billion' list for 2011 released
1 September 2011
• In Libya, rebels closed in on Muammar Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte from both east and west.
• Rare haul of picks, flakes and hand axes from ancient sediments recovered in Kenya.
2 September 2011
• The German city of Bonn introduced sex tax metres for street prostitutes with the objective of taxing the world’s oldest profession.
3 September 2011
• A group of Russian and US scientists launched an expedition to study unprecedented emission of methane gas in the eastern Arctic.
4 September 2011
• Planetary scientists have discovered the closest young star to Earth, named AP Columbae.
• Jamaica's Usain Bolt won the Men's 4x100 Relay final and set a world record at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea.
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