- Lee Hsien Loong has public disagreement with siblings over Lee Kwan Yew's Oxley Road house
- SMRT delays on 17 Aug evening and 18 Aug morning
- US protests by nazis? racist somethings? counter protests? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unite_the_Right_rally and removal of Civil War statues
- Total solar eclipse over a large region of the US
- Hurricane Harvey, biggest hurricane in the US in 12 years, mainly in Texas
- North Korea launches missiles over Japan on 29 August and 15 September
US Ship Collisions
- Hurricane Irma hits Caribbean and US
- Bombing on London tube
- Earthquake in Mexico
- Earthquakes in NZ, Japan, Vanuatu, and Indonesia http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4905276/Series-frightening-earthquakes-linked.html
- Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico
- Violent clashes in Myanmar
- Gunman kills 60 and injures 500 in Las Vegas
- Flooding in SMRT tunnel between Bishan and Braddell. Lapses in maintenance found.
- Hollywood stars accused of sexual abuse. Particularly Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey
- SMRT trains collide at Joo Koon
- Saeed Noori drives car into pedestrians in Flinders Street, Melbourne, Australia http://time.com/5075208/melbourne-car-attack-flinders-street-terrorism-australia/
- Mugabe is replaced as president of Zimbabwe. From everything I've heard of him, I can't believe this went peacefully.
- Freelance taxi companies/apps like Uber take off around the world
- Bike sharing companies (that let you pick up their bikes from the street and leave them anywhere afterwards) explode in popularity in Singapore and Australia despite not having proven their business model. Leading to bikes stolen, vandalised, abandoned, put up in trees, and thrown in rivers.