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B. 02-22 Ukraine MPs vote to oust president Kiev
2. 03-07 Malaysia Airlines loses contact with plane carrying 239 people Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
D. 03-16 Crimea referendum: Voters 'back Russia union' Crimea
4. 03-22 Ebola 'caused Guinea fever deaths'
F. 04-06 Pro-Russians storm government office in Donetsk Donetsk, Donbass
G. 04-15 'Mass abduction' at Nigeria school Chibok, Borno, Northern Nigeria
7. 04-15 South Korea ferry: Hundreds missing as ship sinks Gwanmae, South Korea
8. 05-02 Afghan landslide 'kills hundreds' Badakhshan, Northern Afghanistan
06-10 ISIS seizes city of Mosul Mosul

Summary.     Click for More > Pro-Russians storm government office in Donetsk 'Mass abduction' at Nigeria school   South Korea ferry: Hundreds missing as ship sinks   Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea Afghan landslide 'kills hundreds'   ISIS seizes city of Mosul
  Ukraine MPs vote to oust president  Ukrainian MPs have voted to oust President Yanukovych and hold early presidential elections on 25 May   Malaysia Airlines loses contact with plane carrying 239 people   Malaysia Airlines says it has lost contact with MH370 with 239 aboard travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing Crimea referendum: Voters 'back Russia union'   Ebola 'caused Guinea fever deaths' Map of southern Guinea Guinea
Jan.5  Toronto  'Polar vortex' grips North America
Jan.8  Venezuela  Venezuelan beauty queen slain
Jan.11  Tel Aviv  Israel's former PM Ariel Sharon dies
Jan.12  Bangkok  Protesters begin Bangkok 'shutdown'
Jan.18  Cairo  Egypt referendum 'wins 98% support'
Jan.19  Kiev  Clashes in Kiev after protest ban
Jan.22  Switzerland  Syria defiant at conference; Kerry rules out al-Assad
Jan.23  Canada  Deadly fire at Quebec elderly home
Jan.25  Cairo  Egypt anniversary clashes kill 29
Feb.7  Sochi  Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics opens with glittering ceremony
Feb.9  Switzerland  Swiss narrowly back migration curbs
 Denmark  Giraffe killed despite campaign
Feb.12  England  Storm with 106-mph gusts slams flooded Britain
 North Carolina  Storm bears down on US east coast
Feb.18  Kiev  Police storm main Kiev protest camp
Feb.21  Kiev  Deal signed to end Ukraine crisis
Feb.22   Kiev
 North Mexico  Mexico's 'Shorty' Joaquin Guzman arrested
Feb.27  Crimea  Russian troops seize govt buildings in Crimea
Mar.6  Crimea  Crimea lawmakers vote to join Russia
Mar.7  Crimea  Russia reportedly seizes a Ukrainian military base in Crimea
  Malaysia
Mar.8  Italy  Two aboard missing Malaysia Airlines jet traveling with stolen passports
Mar.13  Malaysia  Search for missing jet heads west
Mar.15  UN Security Council  Russia isolated in UN Crimea vote
Mar.16   Crimea
Mar.17  European Union  EU and US impose Crimea sanctions
 Moscow  Vladimir Putin recognises Crimea as nation
Mar.19  Western Australia  Australia sees possible plane debris
Mar.20  Turkey  Twitter 'blocked' in Turkey
Mar.22  Crimea  Forces storm Ukrainian military bases
  Guinea
  The virus has been identified as the cause of an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever now believed to have killed nearly 60 people in southern Guinea
Mar.23  Washington State  Many killed by a landslide in US state of Washington
Mar.24  Malaysia  Flight MH370 'crashed in south Indian Ocean' - Malaysia PM
Mar.27  UN Gen. Assembly  U.N. General Assembly: Crimean referendum invalid
Apr.2  Texas  Shooting at US Army’s Fort Hood base
Apr.5  Western Australia  Malaysia missing plane search China ship 'picks up signal'
Apr.6   Donbass
 Western Australia  Malaysia Airlines searchers say more pings consistent with black boxes
Apr.12  Western Australia  Long search for missing jet looms as pings go silent
Apr.13  Eastern Ukraine  Ukraine launches 'anti-terrorist operation'
Apr.15   Northern Nigeria
  South Korea
Apr.17  Nepal  12 dead in Everest avalanche
Apr.23  Gaza  Hamas-Fatah announce reconciliation
Apr.26  Donbass  Ukraine crisis: Observers held captive
Apr.27  Los Angeles  NBA probes racist remarks claim
Apr.30  Northern Ireland  Gerry Adams held over 1972 murder
May.2  Ukraine  Police: 38 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire
  Northern Afghanistan
May.11  Eastern Ukraine  Ukraine rebels hold self-rule vote
May.13  Turkey  Explosion at mine in western Turkey left 200 workers dead
May.17  Bosnia  Thousands flee, 25 die in record Balkan floods
May.19  Bangkok  Thailand army declares martial law
May.24  Brussels  Brussels fatal gun attack at Jewish museum
May.25  France  Eurosceptic 'earthquake' rocks EU
 Kiev  Petro Poroshenko claims Ukraine presidency
May.29  India  Arrests over hanged Indian girls
Jun.2  Madrid  King Juan Carlos of Spain abdicates
Jun.6  France  D-Day anniversary: Veterans mark historic invasion
Jun.10   Mosul
  Iraq's prime minister has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency after Islamist militants effectively took control of Mosul
Jun.17  Libya  U.S. captures key Benghazi suspect in raid Jun.20  Kiev  Ukraine's president orders 1-week unilateral cease-fire Jun.27  Brussels  Ukraine hails EU's 'historic pact' with ex-Soviet states Jun.29  Iraq  ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate Jun.30  West Bank  Abducted Israeli teens found dead Jul.1  Paris  Sarkozy held over influence claims Jul.5  Donbass  Donetsk rebels in mass withdrawal Jul.6  Gaza  Israeli strikes kill Gaza militants Jul.8  Kabul  Afghan poll crisis: Defiant Abdullah claims victory   Brazil Brazil humiliated by rampant Germany Jul.9  Sao Paulo  Argentina defeats Netherlands to reach final Jul.13   Rio de Janeiro Germany wins World Cup over Argentina Jul.17   Donbass   Malaysia airliner crashes in east Ukraine near Russia border   A Malaysian airliner reportedly with 295 people on board has crashed near the Russian border, on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur   Gaza Israel starts Gaza ground offensive Jul.23  Taiwan  Dozens feared dead in Taiwan plane crash  Netherlands  MH17 victims arrive in Netherlands Jul.24  Mali  Air Algerie says missing plane likely crashed in Mali Jul.25  Gaza  Humanitarian ceasefire between Israel, Hamas takes effect Aug.3  Southern China  Strong earthquake kills at least 367 in southern China Aug.6  Cambodia  Top Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of crimes against humanity Aug.11  Missouri  Riots over killing of US black teen  Baghdad  Iraqi President nominates new prime minister  Moscow  Putin taunts West with humanitarian convoy in eastern Ukraine Aug.13  Sao Paulo  Brazilian presidential candidate among those killed in plane crash Aug.19  Northern Iraq  Video shows ISIS beheading U.S. journalist James Foley Aug.22  Donbass  Russian convoy rolls into Ukraine Aug.26  Gaza  Israel, Hamas officials say extended cease-fire reached Aug.27  Iceland  Earthquakes rock Iceland volcano Aug.28   Donbass 1,000 Russian troops have entered Ukraine Sep.1  Somalia  U.S. military conducts operation in Somalia Sep.2  Northern Syria  Islamic State 'kills US hostage' Sep.5  Belarus  Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels sign ceasefire deal Sep.12  South Africa  Judge finds Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide Sep.15  Malta  500 feared dead after boat sunk off Malta coast Sep.18   Scotland Scots reject independence   Voters in Scotland turned out in unprecedented numbers and early results suggested they were not in favor of ending union with England Sep.20  Northern Syria  45,000 'flee Islamic State' into Turkey Sep.26  West Africa  W Africa Ebola deaths 'pass 3,000'  Hong Kong  HK students scuffle with police in chaotic protest Sep.27  Japan  Japan volcano: 30 hikers feared dead on Mt Ontake Sep.28  Hong Kong  Tear gas and clashes at HK protest Oct.1  Hong Kong  Protesters target office of Hong Kong's chief executive Oct.3  Northern Syria  ISIS video claims to show beheading of Alan Henning Oct.8  Mexico  Mexico missing students: Nationwide protests held Oct.10  Norway  Malala and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize Oct.12  Hong Kong  Hong Kong police remove barricades Oct.15  Nepal  17 trekkers die in heavy Himalayan snow Oct.21  South Africa  Oscar Pistorius sentenced to maximum of five years in prison Oct.22  Canada  Soldier killed in Canada shootings Oct.25  West Africa  Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000 Oct.26  Brazil  Dilma Rousseff re-elected Brazilian president Oct.29  Northern Syria  Syrian rebels enter Kobani from Turkey border crossing Oct.31  Burkina Faso  Burkina Faso president relinquishes 27-year rule after protests  Southern California  Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot Nov.7   Mexico Missing students apparently killed, burned, dumped into river Nov.9  Berlin  Berlin Wall: Thousands of balloons released Nov.10  Central India  Indian botched sterilisations kill eight women Nov.12  European Union  Space probe scores bull's-eye with comet landing Nov.14  Queensland  G20 summit: World leaders meet in Brisbane Nov.16  ISIS  ISIS video claims beheading of American hostage Peter Kassig  Japan  Japan's economy falls into recession Nov.17  Jerusalem  Multiple people killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack Nov.20  Washington  Obama offer to 5m illegal migrants Nov.24   Missouri No indictment over Ferguson killing Nov.27  Austria  Oil prices plunge after Opec meeting Dec.6  Philippines  Philippines typhoon makes landfall Dec.14  Istanbul  Turkey raids target media critics  Sydney  Gunman takes hostages in Lindt café Dec.16  Peshawar  Taliban attack at school killed 132 children and 9 staff Dec.17  Washington  US and Cuba seek to normalise ties  Los Angeles  Sony cancels The Interview release Dec.20  New York  Gunman kills two New York policemen Dec.27   Indonesia Singapore-bound AirAsia plane with 162 on board missing Dec.30  Indonesia  AirAsia QZ8501: Officials say debris is missing plane



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'Polar vortex' grips North America   Parts of the US are braced for potentially record-breaking low temperatures as a 'polar vortex' brings more freezing weather. Venezuelan beauty queen slain   Israel's former PM Ariel Sharon dies   Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died aged 85 after spending eight years in a coma following a stroke Protesters begin Bangkok 'shutdown' Egypt referendum 'wins 98% support' Clashes in Kiev after protest ban Syria defiant at conference; Kerry rules out al-Assad Deadly fire at Quebec elderly home Egypt anniversary clashes kill 29 Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics opens with glittering ceremony   Athletes from 87 nations paraded before 40,000 people in the Fisht Stadium before president Vladimir Putin declared the Games open Swiss narrowly back migration curbs Giraffe killed despite campaign Storm with 106-mph gusts slams flooded Britain Storm bears down on US east coast   Police storm main Kiev protest camp   Police are storming the main protest camp in the capital, which has been occupied since November. Explosions are taking place Deal signed to end Ukraine crisis   Ukraine MPs vote to oust president


January 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2  Tel Aviv  Israel ex-PM Sharon 'critically ill'
 Antarctica  All 52 passengers rescued from ship trapped in Antarctic ice
Jan.3  Antarctica  Chinese vessel 'may now be stuck in ice'
Jan.4  Sunni Triangle  Iraq government 'loses Fallujah'
Jan.5   Toronto  
Jan.7  Northern Syria  First chemical weapons leave Syria
Jan.8   Venezuela
 North Korea  Rodman sings Happy Birthday to Kim
Jan.11   Tel Aviv  
Jan.12   Bangkok
Jan.18   Cairo
 Syria  Syria opposition to attend peace talks
Jan.19   Kiev
 UN  UN invites Iran to Syria peace talks
Jan.22   Switzerland
Jan.23   Canada
Jan.25   Cairo
 Kiev  Yanukovych offers jobs to opposition
 Paris  Hollande confirms Trierweiler split
Jan.28  Kiev  Ukraine government resigns
Jan.30  Northern Italy  Amanda Knox found guilty of murder again
Jan.31  Geneva  Syria talks end in recriminations


February 2014 ... more > Top ^
Feb.2  Bangkok  Protests disrupt Thailand election
Feb.7   Sochi  
Feb.8  Syria  Aid convoy fired on in besieged Homs
Feb.9   Switzerland
  Denmark
Feb.11  Algeria  Algeria plane crash 'kills scores'
Feb.12   England
  North Carolina
Feb.13  Brussels  Belgian children may be able to choose death
Feb.14  Indonesia  Java volcano sends thousands fleeing
Feb.17  UN  U.N.: Kim could be prosecuted for crimes against humanity
 Rome  Italian president asks Renzi to form government
Feb.18   Kiev  
Feb.19  North Korea  Two Koreas hold family reunions
Feb.21   Kiev
Feb.22  Eastern Ukraine  Ukraine ex-PM Tymoshenko freed
  Kiev  
  Ukrainian MPs have voted to oust President Yanukovych and hold early presidential elections on 25 May
 The vote came after police stopped guarding presidential buildings, allowing protesters in. Yanukovych said it was a 'coup' and vowed not to stand down. Yulia Tymoshenko was released from detention, hours after MPs authorised the move
  North Mexico Mexico's 'Shorty' Joaquin Guzman arrested
Feb.27   Crimea     Russian troops seize govt buildings in Crimea   Dozens of armed men seized the regional government administration building and parliament and raised the Russian flag

March 2014 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1  Moscow  Russia approves troops for Ukraine Mar.2  Kiev  Ukraine calls full army mobilisation Mar.5  East Africa  Israel intercepts ship with weapons headed to Gaza Mar.6   Crimea Crimea lawmakers vote to join Russia
 European Union  'Illegal' Crimean referendum condemned Mar.7   Crimea Russia reportedly seizes a Ukrainian military base in Crimea   Malaysia     Malaysia Airlines loses contact with plane carrying 239 people Map of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  Malaysia Airlines says it has lost contact with MH370 with 239 aboard travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing
 A Boeing 777-200ER had lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control outside Kuala Lumpur. The aircraft had last been heard from less than an hour after takeoff. The aircraft carried 12 Malaysian crew members and 227 passengers from 14 nations
Mar.8   Italy Two aboard missing Malaysia Airlines jet traveling with stolen passports  Vietnam  'Oil slick seen' in missing jet hunt Mar.11  Istanbul  Clashes as Turkish boy dies in coma Mar.13   Malaysia     Search for missing jet heads west  Malaysian authorities expanded their hunt for a vanished airliner to the Indian Ocean, where a U.S. destroyer was expected to arrive soon Mar.14  London  No Ukraine accord in US-Russia talks Mar.15  Malaysia  Malaysian jet probe sharpens focus on passengers, crew   UN Security Council Russia isolated in UN Crimea vote Mar.16   Crimea     Crimea referendum: Voters 'back Russia union' Map of Crimea
  Some 95.5% of voters in Crimea have supported joining Russia, officials say. after half the votes have been counted in a disputed referendum.    The EU and US condemned it as illegal. Russia's Vladimir Putin has said he will resp...
Mar.17   European Union EU and US impose Crimea sanctions   Moscow Vladimir Putin recognises Crimea as nation Mar.18  Crimea  Ukraine officer 'killed in attack on Crimea base' Mar.19   Western Australia Australia sees possible plane debris Mar.20   Turkey Twitter 'blocked' in Turkey Mar.21  Brussels  Ukraine signs EU trade pact Mar.22   Crimea     Forces storm Ukrainian military bases   Six Russian special forces' armored personnel carriers broke through the gates of Belbek Airbase, firing warning shots into the air  Malaysia  China has new images showing object in southern Indian Ocean   Guinea     Ebola 'caused Guinea fever deaths' Map of southern Guinea Guinea
  The virus has been identified as the cause of an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever now believed to have killed nearly 60 people in southern Guinea
Mar.23   Washington State Many killed by a landslide in US state of Washington  Turkey  Turkish PM says jets shoot down Syrian warplane Mar.24   Malaysia Flight MH370 'crashed in south Indian Ocean' - Malaysia PM Mar.25  Beijing  China families vent missing plane fury Mar.26  Cairo  Egypt army head runs for presidency Mar.27   UN Gen. Assembly     U.N. General Assembly: Crimean referendum invalid   A resolution is calling the referendum to secede from Ukraine invalid. The vote was 100-11, with 58 countries abstaining  Western Australia  Search for Malaysia plane shifted Mar.28  Washington  Obama: Russia should move troops Mar.30  Paris  US-Russia deadlock on Ukraine crisis  South Korea  North, South Korea exchange fire across disputed western sea border Mar.31  Tel Aviv  Israel's Olmert convicted of bribery

April 2014 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1  Brussels  NATO suspends Russia cooperation  Chile  Tsunami warning after 8.2 quake strikes off Chile Apr.2   Texas Shooting at US Army’s Fort Hood base
Apr.4  Afghanistan  Two AP journalists shot in Afghanistan, one fatally Apr.5   Western Australia Malaysia missing plane search China ship 'picks up signal' Apr.6   Donbass     Pro-Russians storm government office in Donetsk Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Pro-Russian protesters have stormed the regional administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk
  Western Australia Malaysia Airlines searchers say more pings consistent with black boxes  India  India kicks off world's largest election Apr.7  Western Australia  Plane MH370 search has 'best lead so far' Apr.9  Pittsburgh  Up to 20 people stabbed at Pennsylvania high school Apr.12   Western Australia Long search for missing jet looms as pings go silent Apr.13   Eastern Ukraine Ukraine launches 'anti-terrorist operation'  Western Australia  Flight MH370: Submersible to begin undersea search Apr.15  Donbass  Ukraine begins 'anti-terror' action   Northern Nigeria     'Mass abduction' at Nigeria school Map of Chibok Borno Nigeria
  Around 100 girls are thought to have been abducted in an attack on a school in north-east Nigeria, officials say
  South Korea     South Korea ferry: Hundreds missing as ship sinks
Map of Gwanmae South Korea
  Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea
 The ferry, carrying mainly school students, was travelling from the port of Incheon, to the southern resort island of Jeju. An armada of small boats motoring right up beside the ferry, which listed heavily on its side before sinking. Rescuers desperately grabbing teenagers out of the water before they are swept away by the currents and undertow
Apr.16  South Korea  S Korea ferry: Desperate search for survivors continues Apr.17  Mexico  Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies  Geneva  Deal struck to calm Ukraine crisis   Nepal 12 dead in Everest avalanche Apr.18  South Korea  Ferry disaster captain arrested Apr.19  Kiev  Ukraine calls Easter truce in east Apr.23   Gaza Hamas-Fatah announce reconciliation Apr.24  Donbass  5 die as government forces clash with pro-Russians Apr.26  Washington  G-7 leaders agree to impose new sanctions on Russia   Donbass Ukraine crisis: Observers held captive Apr.27   Los Angeles NBA probes racist remarks claim  Vatican  Vatican declares two popes saints Apr.28  Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  US sanctions target key Putin aides Apr.30   Northern Ireland Gerry Adams held over 1972 murder

May 2014 ... more > Top ^
May.1  Donbass  Pro-Russian group seizes Donetsk office  Donbass  Government forces 'move on Sloviansk' May.2  Donbass  'Many dead' in Ukraine offensive   Ukraine Police: 38 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire
  Northern Afghanistan   Afghan landslide 'kills hundreds' Map of Badakhshan Afghanistan
  a pair of mudslides occurred in Argo District, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan, killing up to 500 people and leaving hundreds missing.    Around 300 houses were buried and over 1,000 were affected. Rescuers responding to ...
May.5  Nigeria  'I will sell them,' Boko Haram leader says of kidnapped girls May.9  Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  Russia's Putin visits annexed Crimea  Ethiopia  South Sudan rivals agree peace deal May.11   Eastern Ukraine Ukraine rebels hold self-rule vote  Donbass  Ukraine rebels claim poll victory May.12  Northern Nigeria  Nigeria kidnapped girls 'shown in Boko Haram video' May.13   Turkey   Explosion at mine in western Turkey left 200 workers dead   The blast, followed by a fire, occurred at a coal mine. A huge rescue operation is under way to reach hundreds more trapped miners  South Vietnam  Protest in Vietnam over China rig May.16  Gujarat  Narendra Modi hails 'landmark' win May.17   Bosnia Thousands flee, 25 die in record Balkan floods May.19  Washington  US charges Chinese with hacking   Bangkok Thailand army declares martial law May.20  Nigeria  Nigeria bombings toll 'passes 100' May.21  Western China  Attack in China's Urumqi kills 31 May.24   Brussels   Brussels fatal gun attack at Jewish museum   A gunman has shot dead three people at the Jewish Museum in the Belgian capital, officials say. A fourth person was seriously wounded  Southern California  Gunman killed six people in drive-by shooting May.25   France   Eurosceptic 'earthquake' rocks EU  The National Front has come first in France's elections to the European Parliament in what PM Manuel Valls has declared a 'political earthqu...   Kiev Petro Poroshenko claims Ukraine presidency May.27  Donbass  Dozens die as Donetsk airport 'retaken'  Lahore  Pakistan woman stoned by family outside court May.28  Western Australia  Missing plane 'not in ping zone' May.29   India Arrests over hanged Indian girls May.31  Afghanistan  US soldier freed by Taliban captors

June 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2   Madrid King Juan Carlos of Spain abdicates
Jun.4  Maritime Provinces  Manhunt as police officers killed in Moncton Jun.6   France D-Day anniversary: Veterans mark historic invasion Jun.7  Kiev  Poroshenko sworn in and sets out peace plan  Canada  Canada inmates in helicopter escape Jun.8  Karachi  Gunmen attack Karachi's airport Jun.10   Mosul     ISIS seizes city of Mosul
  Iraq's prime minister has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency after Islamist militants effectively took control of Mosul
Jun.11  Sunni Triangle  Militants seize Tikrit after taking Mosul Jun.16  Baghdad  US deploys 275 'military personnel' Jun.17   Libya U.S. captures key Benghazi suspect in raid
 Baghdad  Baghdadis stockpile food in fear of ISIS advance Jun.19  Bavaria  German caver Johann Westhauser surfaces Jun.20  Iraq  More than a million Iraqis have fled their homes as ISIS continues siege   Kiev Ukraine's president orders 1-week unilateral cease-fire Jun.22  Western Iraq  Iraq 'loses western border control' Jun.23  Cairo  Al-Jazeera trio jailed in Egypt Jun.24  Northeastern Brazil  Luis Suarez embroiled in new 'biting' storm Jun.27   Brussels Ukraine hails EU's 'historic pact' with ex-Soviet states Jun.28  Sunni Triangle  Iraq army 'routs Isis rebels' in offensive on Tikrit Jun.29   Iraq ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate Jun.30   West Bank     Abducted Israeli teens found dead   Three Israeli teenagers who were abducted earlier this month in the West Bank have been found dead in a pit near the town of Halhul

July 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1   Paris Sarkozy held over influence claims
Jul.2  Jerusalem  Palestinians clash with Israeli police after body is found Jul.5   Donbass Donetsk rebels in mass withdrawal Jul.6  Jerusalem  6 Jewish suspects arrested in connection with killing of Palestinian teen   Gaza Israeli strikes kill Gaza militants Jul.8   Kabul Afghan poll crisis: Defiant Abdullah claims victory  Gaza  Hamas fires rockets at Israeli cities after Gaza offensive   Brazil     Brazil humiliated by rampant Germany Map of Belo Horizonte Brazil
  Brazil suffer one of the most humiliating World Cup defeats as Germany score five first-half goals in reaching the final, 1-7.    Germany were 5-0 up inside 29 remarkable minutes ...
Jul.9   Sao Paulo Argentina defeats Netherlands to reach final Jul.13   Rio de Janeiro     Germany wins World Cup over Argentina Map of Maracana Brazil
  Germany won the match 1-0 after extra time, with a goal from Mario Götze. The result marked Germany's fourth World Cup title and their first since reunification.    Germany's victory meant that three consecutive World Cups have been won by teams from the same continent, following Italy and Spain in 2006 and 2010 respectively, the first time this has happened in World Cup history. Italian Nicola Rizzoli was named as the referee of the final. Among these invited l...
Jul.15  Gaza  Cease-fire effort collapses as rockets, airstrikes continue Jul.16  Gaza  Israel, Hamas agree to 5-hour cease-fire to allow humanitarian aid Jul.17   Donbass     Malaysia airliner crashes in east Ukraine near Russia border
Map of Grabovo Donetsk Ukraine
  A Malaysian airliner reportedly with 295 people on board has crashed near the Russian border, on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur
 Malaysia Airlines lost contact with Flight MH17. All 295 passengers and crew are believed dead as a nairliner crashes in the east Ukraine conflict zone, amid claims of a missile attack An aviation source in Moscow said the plane had been found burning on the ground in east Ukraine Separatist rebels have been fighting government forces in the region
  Gaza     Israel starts Gaza ground offensive
  The Israeli military has begun a ground offensive against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, extending its 10-day-old Operation Protective Edge.    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the invasion after day...
Jul.18  Washington  MH17 hit by missile from rebel-held Ukraine - Obama Jul.23   Taiwan   Dozens feared dead in Taiwan plane crash   Forty-seven people were killed and 11 were injured in Wednesday's twin-engine turboprop plane crash on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands   Netherlands MH17 victims arrive in Netherlands
Jul.24   Mali   Air Algerie says missing plane likely crashed in Mali   An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people on board which dropped off the radar in the early hours of Thursday has apparently crashed in... Jul.25   Gaza Humanitarian ceasefire between Israel, Hamas takes effect Jul.29  Western China  Dozens killed, injured in China terror attack  Gaza  Hamas rejects Palestinian cease-fire call Jul.31  Gaza  New Gaza humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas

August 2014 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1  Gaza  No cease-fire: Israel pounds Gaza after Hamas kidnapped Israeli soldier  Shanghai  China factory blast kills at least 65 Aug.3  Gaza  Airstrike hits UN school in Gaza as Israeli troops start redeploying  France  French and German leaders mark WW1 anniversary   Southern China Strong earthquake kills at least 367 in southern China
Aug.4  Gaza  Israeli troops withdraw from Gaza Aug.5  Kabul  US general Harold Greene killed by Afghan soldier Aug.6  European Union  Rosetta goes into orbit around comet   Cambodia Top Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of crimes against humanity Aug.10  Tehran  Iran plane crash near Tehran kills 38  Turkey  President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hails new era for Turkey Aug.11   Missouri     Riots over killing of US black teen   Rioting over the killing of Michael Brown, 18, an unarmed black teenager, by a police officer has erupted in the US state of Missouri   Baghdad Iraqi President nominates new prime minister   Moscow Putin taunts West with humanitarian convoy in eastern Ukraine Aug.13   Sao Paulo Brazilian presidential candidate among those killed in plane crash  South Korea  Pope Francis makes first South Korean visit in 25 years Aug.18  Mosul  Iraq crisis: Mosul dam recaptured from militants Aug.19   Northern Iraq     Video shows ISIS beheading U.S. journalist James Foley  A video shows the beheading and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq  Japan  8 killed, 13 missing in landslides in Hiroshima Aug.22   Donbass Russian convoy rolls into Ukraine Aug.24  Donbass  Donetsk rebels parade captured soldiers Aug.26   Gaza Israel, Hamas officials say extended cease-fire reached Aug.27   Iceland Earthquakes rock Iceland volcano Aug.28   Donbass     1,000 Russian troops have entered Ukraine Map of Novoazovsk Donetsk Ukraine
  A top Ukrainian army officer said a 'full-scale invasion' of his country was under way, as a U.S. say up to 1,000 Russian troops had crossed the border.    President Obama accuses Russia of being responsible for the violenc...
Aug.30  Brussels  Ukraine crisis: EU 'must act on Russia aggression'

September 2014 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1  NATO  NATO to create 'high-readiness force,' secretary-general says   Somalia U.S. military conducts operation in Somalia
Sep.2   Northern Syria Islamic State 'kills US hostage' Sep.5   Belarus   Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels sign ceasefire deal   The two sides agreed to stop firing and the truce appeared to be holding. But the rebels had not changed their policy of splitting from Ukra...  Sierra Leone  Sierra Leone declares Ebola lockdown Sep.12   South Africa Judge finds Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide  Washington  Ukraine crisis: US strengthens sanctions on Russia Sep.13  London  Hostage 'death video' investigated Sep.15   Malta 500 feared dead after boat sunk off Malta coast Sep.18   Scotland   Scots reject independence Map of EDINBURGH United Kingdom
  Voters in Scotland turned out in unprecedented numbers and early results suggested they were not in favor of ending union with England
 The 'No' side has an unassailable lead of 1,877,252 votes to 1,512,688. Nationally, the margin of victory is about 55% to 45%. Glasgow voted in favour of independence. Edinburgh, the nation's capital, rejected independence
Sep.19  Belarus  Ukraine deal with pro-Russian rebels at Minsk talks Sep.20   Northern Syria 45,000 'flee Islamic State' into Turkey Sep.21  New York  Climate change summit: Thousands join global protests Sep.22  Northern Syria  U.S. airstrikes hit ISIS inside Syria for first time Sep.26   West Africa W Africa Ebola deaths 'pass 3,000'   Hong Kong   HK students scuffle with police in chaotic protest  Scores of young pro-democracy activist faced off with riot police after a night of scuffles and arrests over Beijing's refusal to allow refo... Sep.27   Japan Japan volcano: 30 hikers feared dead on Mt Ontake Sep.28   Hong Kong Tear gas and clashes at HK protest Sep.30  Dallas  First Ebola case diagnosed in the US

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Oct.1   Hong Kong Protesters target office of Hong Kong's chief executive
Oct.3   Northern Syria ISIS video claims to show beheading of Alan Henning Oct.6  Madrid  Nurse infected with Ebola in Spain  Colombia  Lightning strike kills 11 members of indigenous tribe Oct.7  Aleppo  Air strikes help Syria town curb IS Oct.8   Mexico Mexico missing students: Nationwide protests held Oct.9  North Korea  Kim Jong-un’s absence fuels speculation about health, coup Oct.10   Norway Malala and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize Oct.12   Hong Kong Hong Kong police remove barricades Oct.13  North Korea  North Korea says leader has reappeared Oct.15   Nepal 17 trekkers die in heavy Himalayan snow Oct.17  South Korea  At least 16 dead in vent grate collapse at concert in S. Korea Oct.18  Vatican  Pope's synod setback on gay policy Oct.20  Moscow  Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash Oct.21   South Africa     Oscar Pistorius sentenced to maximum of five years in prison   A judge sentenced former Olympic and Paralymic sprinter to a maximum of 5 years in prison for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend last F... Oct.22   Canada Soldier killed in Canada shootings Oct.24  Sinai  Egypt: Sinai bomb kills 26 troops Oct.25   West Africa Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000 Oct.26   Brazil Dilma Rousseff re-elected Brazilian president Oct.29   Northern Syria Syrian rebels enter Kobani from Turkey border crossing  Sri Lanka  Hundreds feared buried after Sri Lanka mudslide Oct.31   Burkina Faso Burkina Faso president relinquishes 27-year rule after protests   Southern California Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot

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Nov.1  Western Iraq  IS militants kill 50 from Iraq tribe Nov.2  Lahore  Pakistan blast 'kills 50' at Wagah border with India  Donbass  Ukrainian breakaway regions hold elections Nov.4  U.S. Senate  Republicans win control of US Senate Nov.7   Mexico     Missing students apparently killed, burned, dumped into river
Map of Cocula Mexico
  The 43 students disappeared in September were abducted by police on order of a local mayor.    Suspected Mexican gang members have confessed to killing more than 40 students. The studen...
Nov.8  North Korea  North Korea frees detained US men Miller and Bae Nov.9   Berlin   Berlin Wall: Thousands of balloons released   Some 8,000 helium balloons have been released into the night sky over Germany's capital to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Wall Nov.10   Central India Indian botched sterilisations kill eight women  South Korea  Ferry captain sentenced to 36 years in jail Nov.12   European Union   Space probe scores bull's-eye with comet landing  A mechanical space traveler called the Philae plunked down on its target, 67P comet - some 310 million miles from Earth Nov.14   Queensland G20 summit: World leaders meet in Brisbane Nov.15  Queensland  Ukraine crisis: Russia under pressure at G20 summit Nov.16   ISIS   ISIS video claims beheading of American hostage Peter Kassig   The terror group has claimed to have beheaded American hostage Peter Kassig, an aid worker and former Army Ranger, in a graphic new video   Japan Japan's economy falls into recession Nov.17   Jerusalem Multiple people killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack Nov.19  Honduras  Honduran beauty queen found dead Nov.20   Washington Obama offer to 5m illegal migrants Nov.22  Kenya  Kenya bus killings claimed by al-Shabab Nov.23  Austria  Iran talks: Diplomats ponder extending deadline Nov.24   Missouri     No indictment over Ferguson killing Map of Ferguson Missouri Missouri
  A grand jury has decided not to charge a Missouri policeman over the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.    State prosecutor Robert McCulloch said the jury exhaustively examin...
Nov.26  Sydney  Australia batsman Phil Hughes dies Nov.27   Austria     Oil prices plunge after Opec meeting   The price of oil slumped after the Opec oil producers' cartel decided not to cut output at its meeting in Vienna Nov.28  Northern Nigeria  'Dozens die' in Nigeria mosque attack Nov.29  Cairo  Mubarak cleared over protest killings Nov.30  Hong Kong  HK protesters clash with police at government HQ

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Dec.3  New York  Federal probe into NY chokehold case Dec.5  China  China arrests ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang Dec.6   Philippines Philippines typhoon makes landfall
Dec.7  Philippines  Typhoon sweeps across Philippines Dec.9  U.S. Senate  CIA lied over 'brutal' interrogations Dec.14   Istanbul Turkey raids target media critics  Peru  Deal reached at UN climate talks   Sydney Gunman takes hostages in Lindt café Dec.16   Peshawar     Taliban attack at school killed 132 children and 9 staff   The horrific attack in Peshawar, carried out by a relatively small number of militants from the Tehreek-e-Taliban group Dec.17   Washington   US and Cuba seek to normalise ties   US and Cuba are to start talks to normalise diplomatic ties in a historic shift in relations between the two countries, US officials say   Los Angeles   Sony cancels The Interview release  Sony Pictures cancels 25 December release of North Korea film The Interview after cinemas decide not to screen it Dec.18  Queensland  Eight children found in Australian home Dec.20   New York Gunman kills two New York policemen Dec.24  Northern Syria  IS captures Jordanian pilot after warplane crashes in Syria  USA  Sony comedy The Interview opens Dec.25  Aceh  Tsunami-hit nations mark anniversary Dec.27   Indonesia     Singapore-bound AirAsia plane with 162 on board missing Map of Java Sea Indonesia
  The single-aisle Airbus A320-200 asked air traffic controllers if it could divert from its flight path due to weather before disappearing over the Java Sea.    Flight QZ8501 lost contact at 07:24 (23...
Dec.30   Indonesia AirAsia QZ8501: Officials say debris is missing plane  Southern Italy  Italy takes over 'migrant ship' after distress scare


  Russian troops seize govt buildings in Crimea   Dozens of armed men seized the regional government administration building and parliament and raised the Russian flag Russia reportedly seizes a Ukrainian military base in Crimea   Forces storm Ukrainian military bases   Six Russian special forces' armored personnel carriers broke through the gates of Belbek Airbase, firing warning shots into the air Shooting at US Army’s Fort Hood base Ukraine launches 'anti-terrorist operation' Ukraine crisis: Observers held captive Thailand army declares martial law D-Day anniversary: Veterans mark historic invasion   ISIS seizes city of Mosul




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2014
Jan.4  Sunni Triangle  Iraq government 'loses Fallujah'
Jan.7  Northern Syria  First chemical weapons leave Syria
Jan.18  Syria  Syria opposition to attend peace talks
Jan.31  Geneva  Syria talks end in recriminations
Feb.8  Syria  Aid convoy fired on in besieged Homs
Feb.11  Algeria  Algeria plane crash 'kills scores'
Feb.27   Crimea
Mar.1  Moscow  Russia approves troops for Ukraine
Mar.2  Kiev  Ukraine calls full army mobilisation
Mar.5  East Africa  Israel intercepts ship with weapons headed to Gaza
Mar.7   Crimea
Mar.18  Crimea  Ukraine officer 'killed in attack on Crimea base'
Mar.22   Crimea
Mar.23  Turkey  Turkish PM says jets shoot down Syrian warplane
Mar.26  Cairo  Egypt army head runs for presidency
Mar.28  Washington  Obama: Russia should move troops
Mar.30  South Korea  North, South Korea exchange fire across disputed western sea border
Apr.1  Brussels  NATO suspends Russia cooperation
Apr.2   Texas
Apr.13   Eastern Ukraine
Apr.15  Donbass  Ukraine begins 'anti-terror' action
Apr.19  Kiev  Ukraine calls Easter truce in east
Apr.24  Donbass  5 die as government forces clash with pro-Russians
Apr.26   Donbass
May.1  Donbass  Pro-Russian group seizes Donetsk office
May.1  Donbass  Government forces 'move on Sloviansk'
May.2  Donbass  'Many dead' in Ukraine offensive
May.9  Ethiopia  South Sudan rivals agree peace deal
May.19  Washington  US charges Chinese with hacking
May.19   Bangkok
May.27  Donbass  Dozens die as Donetsk airport 'retaken'
May.31  Afghanistan  US soldier freed by Taliban captors
Jun.6   France
Jun.10   Mosul
  Iraq's prime minister has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency after Islamist militants effectively took control of Mosul
Jun.11  Sunni Triangle  Militants seize Tikrit after taking Mosul Jun.16  Baghdad  US deploys 275 'military personnel' Jun.17  Baghdad  Baghdadis stockpile food in fear of ISIS advance Jun.20  Iraq  More than a million Iraqis have fled their homes as ISIS continues siege Jun.20   Kiev Ukraine's president orders 1-week unilateral cease-fire
Jun.22  Western Iraq  Iraq 'loses western border control' Jun.28  Sunni Triangle  Iraq army 'routs Isis rebels' in offensive on Tikrit Jun.29   Iraq ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate Jul.5   Donbass Donetsk rebels in mass withdrawal Jul.6   Gaza Israeli strikes kill Gaza militants Jul.8  Gaza  Hamas fires rockets at Israeli cities after Gaza offensive Jul.15  Gaza  Cease-fire effort collapses as rockets, airstrikes continue Jul.16  Gaza  Israel, Hamas agree to 5-hour cease-fire to allow humanitarian aid Jul.17   Donbass   Malaysia airliner crashes in east Ukraine near Russia border
Map of Grabovo Donetsk Ukraine
  A Malaysian airliner reportedly with 295 people on board has crashed near the Russian border, on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur
 Malaysia Airlines lost contact with Flight MH17. All 295 passengers and crew are believed dead as a nairliner crashes in the east Ukraine conflict zone, amid claims of a missile attack An aviation source in Moscow said the plane had been found burning on the ground in east Ukraine Separatist rebels have been fighting government forces in the region
Jul.17   Gaza   Israel starts Gaza ground offensive
  The Israeli military has begun a ground offensive against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, extending its 10-day-old Operation Protective Edge.    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the invasion after day...
Jul.18  Washington  MH17 hit by missile from rebel-held Ukraine - Obama Jul.25   Gaza Humanitarian ceasefire between Israel, Hamas takes effect
Jul.29  Gaza  Hamas rejects Palestinian cease-fire call Jul.31  Gaza  New Gaza humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas Aug.1  Gaza  No cease-fire: Israel pounds Gaza after Hamas kidnapped Israeli soldier Aug.3  Gaza  Airstrike hits UN school in Gaza as Israeli troops start redeploying Aug.3  France  French and German leaders mark WW1 anniversary Aug.4  Gaza  Israeli troops withdraw from Gaza Aug.5  Kabul  US general Harold Greene killed by Afghan soldier Aug.6   Cambodia Top Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of crimes against humanity Aug.18  Mosul  Iraq crisis: Mosul dam recaptured from militants Aug.22   Donbass Russian convoy rolls into Ukraine Aug.24  Donbass  Donetsk rebels parade captured soldiers Aug.26   Gaza Israel, Hamas officials say extended cease-fire reached Aug.28   Donbass   1,000 Russian troops have entered Ukraine Map of Novoazovsk Donetsk Ukraine
  A top Ukrainian army officer said a 'full-scale invasion' of his country was under way, as a U.S. say up to 1,000 Russian troops had crossed the border.    President Obama accuses Russia of being responsible for the violenc...
Aug.30  Brussels  Ukraine crisis: EU 'must act on Russia aggression' Sep.1  NATO  NATO to create 'high-readiness force,' secretary-general says Sep.1   Somalia U.S. military conducts operation in Somalia Sep.5   Belarus Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels sign ceasefire deal   The two sides agreed to stop firing and the truce appeared to be holding. But the rebels had not changed their policy of splitting from Ukra... Sep.19  Belarus  Ukraine deal with pro-Russian rebels at Minsk talks Sep.20   Northern Syria 45,000 'flee Islamic State' into Turkey Sep.22  Northern Syria  U.S. airstrikes hit ISIS inside Syria for first time Oct.7  Aleppo  Air strikes help Syria town curb IS Oct.9  North Korea  Kim Jong-un’s absence fuels speculation about health, coup Oct.10   Norway Malala and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize Oct.24  Sinai  Egypt: Sinai bomb kills 26 troops Oct.29   Northern Syria Syrian rebels enter Kobani from Turkey border crossing Nov.2  Lahore  Pakistan blast 'kills 50' at Wagah border with India Dec.24  Northern Syria  IS captures Jordanian pilot after warplane crashes in Syria Dec.30  Southern Italy  Italy takes over 'migrant ship' after distress scare



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2014 Jan.2  Antarctica  All 52 passengers rescued from ship trapped in Antarctic ice Jan.3  Antarctica  Chinese vessel 'may now be stuck in ice' Jan.5   Toronto 'Polar vortex' grips North America   Parts of the US are braced for potentially record-breaking low temperatures as a 'polar vortex' brings more freezing weather. Jan.23   Canada Deadly fire at Quebec elderly home
Feb.9   Denmark Giraffe killed despite campaign Feb.11  Algeria  Algeria plane crash 'kills scores' Feb.12   England Storm with 106-mph gusts slams flooded Britain Feb.12   North Carolina Storm bears down on US east coast Feb.13  Brussels  Belgian children may be able to choose death Feb.14  Indonesia  Java volcano sends thousands fleeing Mar.7   Malaysia   Malaysia Airlines loses contact with plane carrying 239 people
Map of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  Malaysia Airlines says it has lost contact with MH370 with 239 aboard travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing
 A Boeing 777-200ER had lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control outside Kuala Lumpur. The aircraft had last been heard from less than an hour after takeoff. The aircraft carried 12 Malaysian crew members and 227 passengers from 14 nations
Mar.8   Italy Two aboard missing Malaysia Airlines jet traveling with stolen passports Mar.8  Vietnam  'Oil slick seen' in missing jet hunt Mar.13   Malaysia   Search for missing jet heads west  Malaysian authorities expanded their hunt for a vanished airliner to the Indian Ocean, where a U.S. destroyer was expected to arrive soon Mar.15  Malaysia  Malaysian jet probe sharpens focus on passengers, crew Mar.19   Western Australia Australia sees possible plane debris Mar.22  Malaysia  China has new images showing object in southern Indian Ocean Mar.22   Guinea   Ebola 'caused Guinea fever deaths' Map of southern Guinea Guinea
  The virus has been identified as the cause of an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever now believed to have killed nearly 60 people in southern Guinea
Mar.23   Washington State Many killed by a landslide in US state of Washington Mar.24   Malaysia Flight MH370 'crashed in south Indian Ocean' - Malaysia PM Mar.25  Beijing  China families vent missing plane fury Mar.27  Western Australia  Search for Malaysia plane shifted Apr.1  Chile  Tsunami warning after 8.2 quake strikes off Chile Apr.5   Western Australia Malaysia missing plane search China ship 'picks up signal' Apr.6   Western Australia Malaysia Airlines searchers say more pings consistent with black boxes Apr.7  Western Australia  Plane MH370 search has 'best lead so far' Apr.12   Western Australia Long search for missing jet looms as pings go silent Apr.13  Western Australia  Flight MH370: Submersible to begin undersea search Apr.15   South Korea   South Korea ferry: Hundreds missing as ship sinks Map of Gwanmae South Korea
  Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea
 The ferry, carrying mainly school students, was travelling from the port of Incheon, to the southern resort island of Jeju. An armada of small boats motoring right up beside the ferry, which listed heavily on its side before sinking. Rescuers desperately grabbing teenagers out of the water before they are swept away by the currents and undertow
Apr.16  South Korea  S Korea ferry: Desperate search for survivors continues Apr.17   Nepal 12 dead in Everest avalanche Apr.18  South Korea  Ferry disaster captain arrested May.2   Ukraine Police: 38 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire May.2   Northern Afghanistan Afghan landslide 'kills hundreds' Map of Badakhshan Afghanistan
  a pair of mudslides occurred in Argo District, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan, killing up to 500 people and leaving hundreds missing.    Around 300 houses were buried and over 1,000 were affected. Rescuers responding to ...
May.13   Turkey Explosion at mine in western Turkey left 200 workers dead   The blast, followed by a fire, occurred at a coal mine. A huge rescue operation is under way to reach hundreds more trapped miners May.17   Bosnia Thousands flee, 25 die in record Balkan floods May.28  Western Australia  Missing plane 'not in ping zone' Jun.19  Bavaria  German caver Johann Westhauser surfaces Jul.17   Donbass   Malaysia airliner crashes in east Ukraine near Russia border Map of Grabovo Donetsk Ukraine
  A Malaysian airliner reportedly with 295 people on board has crashed near the Russian border, on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur
 Malaysia Airlines lost contact with Flight MH17. All 295 passengers and crew are believed dead as a nairliner crashes in the east Ukraine conflict zone, amid claims of a missile attack An aviation source in Moscow said the plane had been found burning on the ground in east Ukraine Separatist rebels have been fighting government forces in the region
Jul.23   Taiwan Dozens feared dead in Taiwan plane crash   Forty-seven people were killed and 11 were injured in Wednesday's twin-engine turboprop plane crash on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands Jul.23   Netherlands MH17 victims arrive in Netherlands Jul.24   Mali Air Algerie says missing plane likely crashed in Mali   An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people on board which dropped off the radar in the early hours of Thursday has apparently crashed in... Aug.1  Shanghai  China factory blast kills at least 65 Aug.3   Southern China Strong earthquake kills at least 367 in southern China Aug.10  Tehran  Iran plane crash near Tehran kills 38 Aug.13   Sao Paulo Brazilian presidential candidate among those killed in plane crash Aug.19  Japan  8 killed, 13 missing in landslides in Hiroshima Aug.27   Iceland Earthquakes rock Iceland volcano Sep.5  Sierra Leone  Sierra Leone declares Ebola lockdown Sep.15   Malta 500 feared dead after boat sunk off Malta coast Sep.26   West Africa W Africa Ebola deaths 'pass 3,000' Sep.27   Japan Japan volcano: 30 hikers feared dead on Mt Ontake Sep.30  Dallas  First Ebola case diagnosed in the US Oct.6  Madrid  Nurse infected with Ebola in Spain Oct.6  Colombia  Lightning strike kills 11 members of indigenous tribe Oct.15   Nepal 17 trekkers die in heavy Himalayan snow Oct.17  South Korea  At least 16 dead in vent grate collapse at concert in S. Korea Oct.20  Moscow  Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash Oct.25   West Africa Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000 Oct.29  Sri Lanka  Hundreds feared buried after Sri Lanka mudslide Oct.31   Southern California Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot Nov.10   Central India Indian botched sterilisations kill eight women Nov.10  South Korea  Ferry captain sentenced to 36 years in jail Dec.6   Philippines Philippines typhoon makes landfall Dec.7  Philippines  Typhoon sweeps across Philippines Dec.25  Aceh  Tsunami-hit nations mark anniversary Dec.27   Indonesia   Singapore-bound AirAsia plane with 162 on board missing Map of Java Sea Indonesia
  The single-aisle Airbus A320-200 asked air traffic controllers if it could divert from its flight path due to weather before disappearing over the Java Sea.    Flight QZ8501 lost contact at 07:24 (23...
Dec.30   Indonesia AirAsia QZ8501: Officials say debris is missing plane Dec.30  Southern Italy  Italy takes over 'migrant ship' after distress scare



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2014 Mar.20   Turkey Twitter 'blocked' in Turkey
Mar.21  Brussels  Ukraine signs EU trade pact Apr.17  Mexico  Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies May.25   Kiev Petro Poroshenko claims Ukraine presidency Sep.12  Washington  Ukraine crisis: US strengthens sanctions on Russia Oct.20  Moscow  Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash Nov.16   Japan Japan's economy falls into recession Nov.27   Austria   Oil prices plunge after Opec meeting   The price of oil slumped after the Opec oil producers' cartel decided not to cut output at its meeting in Vienna Dec.17   Los Angeles Sony cancels The Interview release  Sony Pictures cancels 25 December release of North Korea film The Interview after cinemas decide not to screen it Dec.24  USA  Sony comedy The Interview opens



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2014 Jan.8  North Korea  Rodman sings Happy Birthday to Kim Feb.7   Sochi Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics opens with glittering ceremony   Athletes from 87 nations paraded before 40,000 people in the Fisht Stadium before president Vladimir Putin declared the Games open Apr.17   Nepal 12 dead in Everest avalanche
Apr.27   Los Angeles NBA probes racist remarks claim Jun.24  Northeastern Brazil  Luis Suarez embroiled in new 'biting' storm Jul.8   Brazil   Brazil humiliated by rampant Germany Map of Belo Horizonte Brazil
  Brazil suffer one of the most humiliating World Cup defeats as Germany score five first-half goals in reaching the final, 1-7.    Germany were 5-0 up inside 29 remarkable minutes ...
Jul.9   Sao Paulo Argentina defeats Netherlands to reach final Jul.13   Rio de Janeiro   Germany wins World Cup over Argentina Map of Maracana Brazil
  Germany won the match 1-0 after extra time, with a goal from Mario Götze. The result marked Germany's fourth World Cup title and their first since reunification.    Germany's victory meant that three consecutive World Cups have been won by teams from the same continent, following Italy and Spain in 2006 and 2010 respectively, the first time this has happened in World Cup history. Italian Nicola Rizzoli was named as the referee of the final. Among these invited l...
Nov.26  Sydney  Australia batsman Phil Hughes dies



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2014 Jan.8   Venezuela Venezuelan beauty queen slain
Jan.30  Northern Italy  Amanda Knox found guilty of murder again Feb.8  Syria  Aid convoy fired on in besieged Homs Feb.22  Eastern Ukraine  Ukraine ex-PM Tymoshenko freed Feb.22   North Mexico Mexico's 'Shorty' Joaquin Guzman arrested Mar.8   Italy Two aboard missing Malaysia Airlines jet traveling with stolen passports Mar.15  Malaysia  Malaysian jet probe sharpens focus on passengers, crew Mar.31  Tel Aviv  Israel's Olmert convicted of bribery Apr.2   Texas Shooting at US Army’s Fort Hood base Apr.4  Afghanistan  Two AP journalists shot in Afghanistan, one fatally Apr.9  Pittsburgh  Up to 20 people stabbed at Pennsylvania high school Apr.15   Northern Nigeria   'Mass abduction' at Nigeria school Map of Chibok Borno Nigeria
  Around 100 girls are thought to have been abducted in an attack on a school in north-east Nigeria, officials say
Apr.18  South Korea  Ferry disaster captain arrested Apr.26   Donbass Ukraine crisis: Observers held captive Apr.30   Northern Ireland Gerry Adams held over 1972 murder May.2   Ukraine Police: 38 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire May.5  Nigeria  'I will sell them,' Boko Haram leader says of kidnapped girls May.12  Northern Nigeria  Nigeria kidnapped girls 'shown in Boko Haram video' May.19  Washington  US charges Chinese with hacking May.20  Nigeria  Nigeria bombings toll 'passes 100' May.21  Western China  Attack in China's Urumqi kills 31 May.24   Brussels Brussels fatal gun attack at Jewish museum   A gunman has shot dead three people at the Jewish Museum in the Belgian capital, officials say. A fourth person was seriously wounded May.24  Southern California  Gunman killed six people in drive-by shooting May.27  Lahore  Pakistan woman stoned by family outside court May.29   India Arrests over hanged Indian girls May.31  Afghanistan  US soldier freed by Taliban captors Jun.4  Maritime Provinces  Manhunt as police officers killed in Moncton Jun.7  Canada  Canada inmates in helicopter escape Jun.8  Karachi  Gunmen attack Karachi's airport Jun.17   Libya U.S. captures key Benghazi suspect in raid Jun.23  Cairo  Al-Jazeera trio jailed in Egypt Jun.30   West Bank   Abducted Israeli teens found dead   Three Israeli teenagers who were abducted earlier this month in the West Bank have been found dead in a pit near the town of Halhul Jul.1   Paris Sarkozy held over influence claims Jul.6  Jerusalem  6 Jewish suspects arrested in connection with killing of Palestinian teen Jul.29  Western China  Dozens killed, injured in China terror attack Aug.5  Kabul  US general Harold Greene killed by Afghan soldier Aug.6   Cambodia Top Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of crimes against humanity Aug.11   Missouri   Riots over killing of US black teen   Rioting over the killing of Michael Brown, 18, an unarmed black teenager, by a police officer has erupted in the US state of Missouri Aug.19   Northern Iraq   Video shows ISIS beheading U.S. journalist James Foley  A video shows the beheading and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq Sep.2   Northern Syria Islamic State 'kills US hostage' Sep.12   South Africa Judge finds Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide Sep.13  London  Hostage 'death video' investigated Oct.3   Northern Syria ISIS video claims to show beheading of Alan Henning Oct.8   Mexico Mexico missing students: Nationwide protests held Oct.21   South Africa   Oscar Pistorius sentenced to maximum of five years in prison   A judge sentenced former Olympic and Paralymic sprinter to a maximum of 5 years in prison for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend last F... Oct.22   Canada Soldier killed in Canada shootings Oct.24  Sinai  Egypt: Sinai bomb kills 26 troops Nov.1  Western Iraq  IS militants kill 50 from Iraq tribe Nov.2  Lahore  Pakistan blast 'kills 50' at Wagah border with India Nov.7   Mexico   Missing students apparently killed, burned, dumped into river Map of Cocula Mexico
  The 43 students disappeared in September were abducted by police on order of a local mayor.    Suspected Mexican gang members have confessed to killing more than 40 students. The studen...
Nov.8  North Korea  North Korea frees detained US men Miller and Bae Nov.10   Central India Indian botched sterilisations kill eight women Nov.10  South Korea  Ferry captain sentenced to 36 years in jail Nov.16   ISIS ISIS video claims beheading of American hostage Peter Kassig   The terror group has claimed to have beheaded American hostage Peter Kassig, an aid worker and former Army Ranger, in a graphic new video Nov.17   Jerusalem Multiple people killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack Nov.19  Honduras  Honduran beauty queen found dead Nov.22  Kenya  Kenya bus killings claimed by al-Shabab Nov.24   Missouri   No indictment over Ferguson killing Map of Ferguson Missouri Missouri
  A grand jury has decided not to charge a Missouri policeman over the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.    State prosecutor Robert McCulloch said the jury exhaustively examin...
Nov.28  Northern Nigeria  'Dozens die' in Nigeria mosque attack Nov.29  Cairo  Mubarak cleared over protest killings Dec.3  New York  Federal probe into NY chokehold case Dec.5  China  China arrests ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang Dec.14   Sydney Gunman takes hostages in Lindt café Dec.16   Peshawar   Taliban attack at school killed 132 children and 9 staff   The horrific attack in Peshawar, carried out by a relatively small number of militants from the Tehreek-e-Taliban group Dec.18  Queensland  Eight children found in Australian home Dec.20   New York Gunman kills two New York policemen



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2014 Jan.2  Tel Aviv  Israel ex-PM Sharon 'critically ill' Jan.8  North Korea  Rodman sings Happy Birthday to Kim Jan.11   Tel Aviv   Israel's former PM Ariel Sharon dies   Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died aged 85 after spending eight years in a coma following a stroke Jan.12   Bangkok Protesters begin Bangkok 'shutdown'
Jan.18   Cairo Egypt referendum 'wins 98% support' Jan.18  Syria  Syria opposition to attend peace talks Jan.19   Kiev Clashes in Kiev after protest ban Jan.19  UN  UN invites Iran to Syria peace talks Jan.22   Switzerland Syria defiant at conference; Kerry rules out al-Assad Jan.25   Cairo Egypt anniversary clashes kill 29 Jan.25  Kiev  Yanukovych offers jobs to opposition Jan.25  Paris  Hollande confirms Trierweiler split Jan.28  Kiev  Ukraine government resigns Jan.31  Geneva  Syria talks end in recriminations Feb.2  Bangkok  Protests disrupt Thailand election Feb.8  Syria  Aid convoy fired on in besieged Homs Feb.9   Switzerland Swiss narrowly back migration curbs Feb.13  Brussels  Belgian children may be able to choose death Feb.17  UN  U.N.: Kim could be prosecuted for crimes against humanity Feb.17  Rome  Italian president asks Renzi to form government Feb.18   Kiev   Police storm main Kiev protest camp   Police are storming the main protest camp in the capital, which has been occupied since November. Explosions are taking place Feb.19  North Korea  Two Koreas hold family reunions Feb.21   Kiev Deal signed to end Ukraine crisis Feb.22  Eastern Ukraine  Ukraine ex-PM Tymoshenko freed Feb.22   Kiev   Ukraine MPs vote to oust president
  Ukrainian MPs have voted to oust President Yanukovych and hold early presidential elections on 25 May
 The vote came after police stopped guarding presidential buildings, allowing protesters in. Yanukovych said it was a 'coup' and vowed not to stand down. Yulia Tymoshenko was released from detention, hours after MPs authorised the move
Mar.1  Moscow  Russia approves troops for Ukraine Mar.6   Crimea Crimea lawmakers vote to join Russia
Mar.6  European Union  'Illegal' Crimean referendum condemned Mar.11  Istanbul  Clashes as Turkish boy dies in coma Mar.14  London  No Ukraine accord in US-Russia talks Mar.15   UN Security Council Russia isolated in UN Crimea vote Mar.16   Crimea   Crimea referendum: Voters 'back Russia union' Map of Crimea
  Some 95.5% of voters in Crimea have supported joining Russia, officials say. after half the votes have been counted in a disputed referendum.    The EU and US condemned it as illegal. Russia's Vladimir Putin has said he will resp...
Mar.17   European Union EU and US impose Crimea sanctions Mar.17   Moscow Vladimir Putin recognises Crimea as nation Mar.20   Turkey Twitter 'blocked' in Turkey Mar.21  Brussels  Ukraine signs EU trade pact Mar.25  Beijing  China families vent missing plane fury Mar.26  Cairo  Egypt army head runs for presidency Mar.27   UN Gen. Assembly   U.N. General Assembly: Crimean referendum invalid   A resolution is calling the referendum to secede from Ukraine invalid. The vote was 100-11, with 58 countries abstaining Mar.28  Washington  Obama: Russia should move troops Mar.30  Paris  US-Russia deadlock on Ukraine crisis Mar.31  Tel Aviv  Israel's Olmert convicted of bribery Apr.4  Afghanistan  Two AP journalists shot in Afghanistan, one fatally Apr.6   Donbass   Pro-Russians storm government office in Donetsk Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  Pro-Russian protesters have stormed the regional administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk
Apr.6  India  India kicks off world's largest election Apr.17  Mexico  Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies Apr.17  Geneva  Deal struck to calm Ukraine crisis Apr.19  Kiev  Ukraine calls Easter truce in east Apr.23   Gaza Hamas-Fatah announce reconciliation Apr.26  Washington  G-7 leaders agree to impose new sanctions on Russia Apr.27   Los Angeles NBA probes racist remarks claim Apr.27  Vatican  Vatican declares two popes saints Apr.28  Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  US sanctions target key Putin aides Apr.30   Northern Ireland Gerry Adams held over 1972 murder May.1  Donbass  Pro-Russian group seizes Donetsk office May.2   Ukraine Police: 38 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire May.9  Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  Russia's Putin visits annexed Crimea May.9  Ethiopia  South Sudan rivals agree peace deal May.11   Eastern Ukraine Ukraine rebels hold self-rule vote May.11  Donbass  Ukraine rebels claim poll victory May.13  South Vietnam  Protest in Vietnam over China rig May.16  Gujarat  Narendra Modi hails 'landmark' win May.19   Bangkok Thailand army declares martial law May.25   France Eurosceptic 'earthquake' rocks EU  The National Front has come first in France's elections to the European Parliament in what PM Manuel Valls has declared a 'political earthqu... May.25   Kiev Petro Poroshenko claims Ukraine presidency May.27  Lahore  Pakistan woman stoned by family outside court Jun.2   Madrid King Juan Carlos of Spain abdicates Jun.6   France D-Day anniversary: Veterans mark historic invasion Jun.7  Kiev  Poroshenko sworn in and sets out peace plan Jun.23  Cairo  Al-Jazeera trio jailed in Egypt Jun.27   Brussels Ukraine hails EU's 'historic pact' with ex-Soviet states Jun.29   Iraq ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate Jul.1   Paris Sarkozy held over influence claims Jul.2  Jerusalem  Palestinians clash with Israeli police after body is found Jul.8   Kabul Afghan poll crisis: Defiant Abdullah claims victory Jul.16  Gaza  Israel, Hamas agree to 5-hour cease-fire to allow humanitarian aid Jul.23   Netherlands MH17 victims arrive in Netherlands Jul.31  Gaza  New Gaza humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas Aug.3  France  French and German leaders mark WW1 anniversary Aug.6  European Union  Rosetta goes into orbit around comet Aug.10  Turkey  President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hails new era for Turkey Aug.11   Missouri   Riots over killing of US black teen   Rioting over the killing of Michael Brown, 18, an unarmed black teenager, by a police officer has erupted in the US state of Missouri Aug.11   Baghdad Iraqi President nominates new prime minister Aug.11   Moscow Putin taunts West with humanitarian convoy in eastern Ukraine Aug.13   Sao Paulo Brazilian presidential candidate among those killed in plane crash Aug.13  South Korea  Pope Francis makes first South Korean visit in 25 years Aug.19   Northern Iraq   Video shows ISIS beheading U.S. journalist James Foley  A video shows the beheading and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq Aug.30  Brussels  Ukraine crisis: EU 'must act on Russia aggression' Sep.5   Belarus Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels sign ceasefire deal   The two sides agreed to stop firing and the truce appeared to be holding. But the rebels had not changed their policy of splitting from Ukra... Sep.12  Washington  Ukraine crisis: US strengthens sanctions on Russia Sep.18   Scotland Scots reject independence Map of EDINBURGH United Kingdom
  Voters in Scotland turned out in unprecedented numbers and early results suggested they were not in favor of ending union with England
 The 'No' side has an unassailable lead of 1,877,252 votes to 1,512,688. Nationally, the margin of victory is about 55% to 45%. Glasgow voted in favour of independence. Edinburgh, the nation's capital, rejected independence
Sep.19  Belarus  Ukraine deal with pro-Russian rebels at Minsk talks Sep.21  New York  Climate change summit: Thousands join global protests Sep.26   Hong Kong HK students scuffle with police in chaotic protest  Scores of young pro-democracy activist faced off with riot police after a night of scuffles and arrests over Beijing's refusal to allow refo... Sep.28   Hong Kong Tear gas and clashes at HK protest Oct.1   Hong Kong Protesters target office of Hong Kong's chief executive Oct.8   Mexico Mexico missing students: Nationwide protests held Oct.9  North Korea  Kim Jong-un’s absence fuels speculation about health, coup Oct.10   Norway Malala and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize Oct.12   Hong Kong Hong Kong police remove barricades Oct.13  North Korea  North Korea says leader has reappeared Oct.18  Vatican  Pope's synod setback on gay policy Oct.26   Brazil Dilma Rousseff re-elected Brazilian president Oct.31   Burkina Faso Burkina Faso president relinquishes 27-year rule after protests Nov.2  Donbass  Ukrainian breakaway regions hold elections Nov.4  U.S. Senate  Republicans win control of US Senate Nov.8  North Korea  North Korea frees detained US men Miller and Bae Nov.9   Berlin Berlin Wall: Thousands of balloons released   Some 8,000 helium balloons have been released into the night sky over Germany's capital to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Wall Nov.12   European Union Space probe scores bull's-eye with comet landing  A mechanical space traveler called the Philae plunked down on its target, 67P comet - some 310 million miles from Earth Nov.14   Queensland G20 summit: World leaders meet in Brisbane Nov.15  Queensland  Ukraine crisis: Russia under pressure at G20 summit Nov.20   Washington Obama offer to 5m illegal migrants Nov.23  Austria  Iran talks: Diplomats ponder extending deadline Nov.29  Cairo  Mubarak cleared over protest killings Nov.30  Hong Kong  HK protesters clash with police at government HQ Dec.3  New York  Federal probe into NY chokehold case Dec.5  China  China arrests ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang Dec.9  U.S. Senate  CIA lied over 'brutal' interrogations Dec.14   Istanbul Turkey raids target media critics Dec.14  Peru  Deal reached at UN climate talks Dec.17   Washington US and Cuba seek to normalise ties   US and Cuba are to start talks to normalise diplomatic ties in a historic shift in relations between the two countries, US officials say Dec.25  Aceh  Tsunami-hit nations mark anniversary