A funeral is held for five Palestinians killed in an Israeli airstrike. Israeli fighter jets bombed Gaza in retaliation to a series of coordinated attacks on August 18 near the southern Israeli sea resort of Eilat that left eight dead.
The new Kim Kardashian in wedding dress wax figure is unveiled at Madame Tussaud's in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on August 18, 2011. Kardashian is allegedly to be married this weekend in a private ceremony. UPI/Phil McCarten
Funeral for Staff Sergeant Moshe Naftali in the Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, August 19, 2011. Naftali was killed in southern Israel in a terrorist attack yesterday. Eight Israelis were killed in three terrorists attacks by Palestinians from Gaza who crossed into Israel through Egypt. UPI/Debbie Hill
China has 271 billionaires, including Sany Group construction giant's Liang Wengen, the richest with $11 billion, the 2011 Hurun Rich List reported.
China's most affluent group expanded rapidly again this year, spurred by the country's construction boom and growing retail market, the Hurun Research Institute, which prepared the list, said Wednesday, China Daily reported.
With the NFL preseason finally heating up in the first week of competition (if you want to call preseason games that), don't forget the other gridiron league, with teams that are a bit more revealing than your average Belichick team.
The Dow Jones closed up over 400 points on August 11, 2011 in New York City at the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks were up following news that the number of people filing for unemployment benefits fell for the first time in four months.
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