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World This Week: 29 August-4 September 2011

Sep 7, 2011 17:18 IST

You can read compilation of all the important topics and events of the week. Update your Current Affairs Weekly with our World This Week.

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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