- Likely US drone attack kills at least 30 and injures 28 in Nangarhar Province,, Afghanistan
- North America has lost 3 billion birds (29%) since 1970 according to analysis published in "Science"
- Taliban suicide truck bombing kills 22 and injures 90 at a hospital in Zabul Province, southern Afghanistan
- Tropical Depression Imelda hits southeast Texas and Louisiana prompting widespread evacuations
- Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, 2nd President of Tunisia (1987-2011). dies in exile at 83