Here is a brief rundown of important events around the world Monday morning, August 29, 2011.

Hunting Down the Colonel: The head of Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) Mustafa Abdul Jalil said NATO and must continue to help rebels against Moammar Gadhafi, who is still believed to be on the run, perhaps in his hometown of Sirte.

New Boss in Tokyo: Japan's ruling Democratic Party has selected Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda as its leader, paving the way for him up to become the country's sixth prime minister in only five years.

Horror in Shanghai: A female employee at a migrant worker child-care centre in Shanghai, China slashed eight children with a knife, hurting all of them.

Tel Aviv Attack: A Palestinian man rammed a car into a police checkpoint near a Tel Aviv nightclub, wounding a total of seven people.

Tragedy in the Pearl of Africa: Torrential rains triggered landslides in eastern Uganda that have killed at least 24 people – perhaps as many as 35.