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August 22, 2013

?Thursday, Aug. 22:

ISLAMABAD — By-elections to be held throughout Pakistan.

BANGKOK — Verdict due on two Iranians who set off explosions in Bangkok in 2012.

WASHINGTON — Elder Bernice King, chief executive officer of The King Center and daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., headlines “Covering Civil Rights: On the Front Lines” at the Newseum.

SEOUL — A rally to denounce violence against protesters by the Egyptian military.

BERLIN — Members of a cross-party panel investigating the circumstances under which German security services failed to stop a series of murders allegedly carried out by a neo-Nazi group to approve, present their report. 1330 GMT.

NEW DELHI — Indian farmers expected to rally outside Parliament to appeal to policy makers for infusion of technology to increase productivity and sustenance of agriculture.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — An appeals court hearing in the dispute between Roman Catholic church officials and the Malaysian government over a ban on the use of “Allah” as translation for God by the country’s non-Muslim minority. Not expecting immediate verdict. Protests are possible.

PAJU — South Korean owners who run factories in the stalled South Korea and North Korea’s joint Kaesong Industrial Complex visit to check production facilities in Kaesong.

BOSTON — A former Salvadoran military officer accused of a role in the 1989 deaths of six Jesuit priests will appear in court in Boston where he has been formally indicted on charges he lied under oath and made false statements on U.S. immigration forms.

INCHEON, South Korea — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrives at Incheon Airport for a visit to his homeland.

LALITPUR, Nepal — Newar Community members celebrate the Matiya festival in memory of family members who died the preceding year.

SAO PAULO — Final day of inspection visit by FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke. Press conference will take place following board meeting of the local World Cup organizing committee.

BERLIN — German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle meets Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu. 0800 GMT.

EL ALTO, Bolivia — People fed up with crime hang effigies to lampposts in a warning to criminals that they could be lynched.

YANGON — Myanmar’s first international tuberculosis symposium is being held by Doctors Without Borders (MSF), together with The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Myanmar and the World Health Organization to explore means to hasten efforts toward the provision of universal access to DR-TB and HIV/TB treatment in Myanmar and to support the government’s ambitious plans to make effective care widely available across the country.

UNITED NATIONS — Security Council consults on tensions between Sudan and South Sudan, and later consults on sanctions on Sudan.

AMSTERDAM — Dutch brewer Heineken NV reports first half earnings.

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m. (1230 GMT); Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m. (1400 GMT); Conference Board releases leading indicators for July, 10 a.m. (1400 GMT).

NEW YORK — Gap Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market close.

NEW YORK — Sears Holdings Corp. reports quarterly financial results before the market open.

?Friday, Aug. 23:

WARSAW — Results announced in the vote on a leader of Poland’s ruling liberal Civic Platform party, which has been rapidly losing support after a string of unpopular decisions, half way through its second term. Party leader, Prime Minister Donald Tusk is facing strong competition from dissident leader, former justice minister, Jaroslaw Gowin. Gowin’s win might spell end to Tusk’s government leadership and the party’s precarious position in the 2015 elections.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — An appeals court delivers its judgment in the case of two former policemen convicted in 2009 of murdering a Mongolian woman in a politically charged scandal that the opposition has repeatedly sought to link to the prime minister.

SIBIU, Romania — Mourners attend funeral of the self-styled “King of all Gypsies” who gained international fame a decade ago when his 12-year-old daughter stormed out of her wedding and refused to get married, sparking debate about Roma underage marriages that saw the 58-year-old later oppose child marriages, persuade Roma to go to school and condemn what he said was discrimination in Europe against Romania’s more than 1 million Roma.

MUMBAI — India Fashion Week. Through Tuesday.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Copenhagen’s famed landmark, The Little Mermaid, turns 100.

TOKYO — Toyota opens a special luxury showroom modeled after “a gentlemen’s club.” Although Lexus is a stellar success in the U.S., it’s a perennial dud in Japan, where people seeking status in a car still prefer a Mercedes or BMW.

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases new home sales for July, 10 a.m.

?Saturday, Aug. 24:

WASHINGTON — Rally and march on the National Mall to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington to promote civil rights.

QUETTA, Pakistan — Motion in Baluchistan high court to shift a case in which Pervez Musharraf is accused of murder in the case of a Baluch nationalist to Islamabad.

?Sunday, Aug 25:

CAIRO — Court trial begins for MB Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie and his deputy Khairat el-Shater for complicity and incitement in the killing of eight demonstrators outside the group’s Cairo headquarters. Badie is at still large, while el-Shater is in custody.

AMMAN, Jordan — Egypt’s foreign minister arrives for a one-day visit to brief Jordanians on violence in his country, the crisis in Syria and the possibility of resumed Egyptian gas supplies to the kingdom at preferential prices. The minister will hold talks with his Jordanian counterpart, Nasser Judeh, and will also be received by Jordan’s King Abdullah II.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay expected to begin weeklong visit.

DHARAMSALA — Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama begins three-day teachings.

?Monday, Aug. 26:

ISLAMABAD — Afghan President Hamid Karzai expected to visit Islamabad.

JAKARTA — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrives to meet his Indonesian counterpart Purnomo Yusgiantoro.

NEW DELHI — Exile Tibetans to hold a mass rally to express their support for the cause of Tibet.

KOLKATA — Missionaries of Charity nuns celebrate the birth anniversary of Mother Teresa.

JERUSALEM — Briefing with Yair Lapid, Minister of Finance and leader of the Yesh Atid party

?Tuesday, Aug 27:

RAWALPINDI — Court case to present evidence in connection with the 2007 assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Former President and army chief, Pervez Musharraf, is charged with murder in the case.

DHARAMSALA — Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama concludes three-day teachings.

BERLIN — Germany’s Ifo institute releases its monthly index of business confidence, a closely watched indicator for Europe’s biggest economy.

HOFU, Japan — Mazda, the longtime also-ran of Japanese automakers, shows a new super-efficient plant that’s rolling off vehicles at a stunning rate of one every 54 seconds. The plant in southwestern Japan holds the secret of why Mazda Motor Corp. has managed to defy the skeptics by surviving just fine even after Ford Motor Co. ended its partnership.

?Wednesday, Aug. 28:

ISLAMABAD — Supreme Court hearing scheduled in potential contempt case for Imran Khan.

UNITED NATIONS — Security Council holds debate on its peacekeeping mission in Haiti, which has been accused of introducing a deadly cholera epidemic.

STOCKHOLM — Following an invite over Twitter, Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague comes to Stockholm to meet with Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt and speak at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. Through Thursday.

VENICE — Venice film festival. Runs 11 days.

TAIPEI — Taiwan international robotics expo.

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