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World Events 2014 Michael Schumacher ski accident, 29-Dec-13 Nigerian School Girls Abduction, 14- 15-Apr-14 Taliban Militants Stormed an Army-run School in Peshawar, Pakistan, 16-Dec-14 Panama Canal Centenary Celebration,15-Aug-14 Thai General Election, 2-Feb-14 Matteo Renzi: youngest Prime Minister of Italy, 22-Feb-14 General Elections in India, May-14 Scottish Independence Referendum, Sep-14 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, 9-Nov-14 ISIS Seized Iraq and Syria Regions 2014 Hong Kong Protests, 26-Sept to 15-Dec-14 Israel Conflicts with Hamas in Gaza, Jul-14 Sochi Winter Olympics 2014, 7 to 23-Feb-14 Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, 12-Jun to 13-Jul-14 Scotland 2014 Common-wealth Games, 23-Jul to Aug-14 South Korea 2014 Asian Games, 19-Sep to 4-Oct-14 Australian Cricketer Phil Hughes Death, 27-Nov-14 Facebook buys WhatApp for $19 Billion,19-Feb-14 Alibaba Breaks Sales Record $9 Billion Singles Day in China, 11-Nov-14 India's Mars Satellite 'Mangalyaan' Enters Orbit, 24-Spet-14 Missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, 8-Mar-14 South Korea Ferry Disaster 21-May-14 The Ukraine and Crimean Crisis, 2014 European Spacecraft Rosetta Landed on Comet, 12-Nov-14 Turkey Mine Accident, 13-May-14 Kashmir Floods, 2 to 26-Sept-14 West Africa Ebola outbreak, Feb-14 US Protests at Ferguson, 19-Aug-14 - Ongoing The Freezing Experience: Polar Vortex, 3-Jan-14
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The year 2014 saw many important events. While some received a warm welcome, some were not quite pleasant. Here is a compilation of the 2014 events that created a stir and dominated the world's attention in 2014.

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Top Five Events

4-Apr

It has been a downhill ride for Michael Schumacher ever since he met with a ski accident on December 29, 2013. After a severe brain injury put him off the track and he slipped into coma, another misfortune befell him recently when his sponsors decided to turn back on him.Read more...

21 Oct

Mistaking his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp for a possible intruder, Oscar Pistorius shot four bullets through the cubicle of the toilet and eventually killed her. Read more...

Aug 19

A day after Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American was shot by Darren Wilson, a 28-year-old white police officer, a series of angry protests and civil disorder ensued in and around Ferguson.Read more...

15 Apr

On the fateful night of 14-15 April 2014, Islamist militants abducted around 276 female students from a government school in the town of Chibok, Nigeria. Boko Haram, an Islamic Jihadist and terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the mass kidnapping of school girls. Read more...

16 Dec

What started as a normal day for school kids ended with a massacre on 16 December 2014. The Army Public School in the city of Peshawar became the target of the Taliban militants. Read more...

15 Aug

On August 15, 2014 Panama celebrated 100th anniversary of opening of its canal. It was on August 15, 1914 when Panama Canal—a global trade route—was opened, which was at the time marked as a magnificent event in the U.S. More than 1 million ships have crossed the canal ever since. Read more...

2-Feb

The Thai General Election held on 2 February 2014 was declared null and void owing to the fact that the election was not completed on the same day throughout the nation.Read more...

Matteo Renzi

22-Feb

Tagged as the youngest Prime Minister of Italy and ranked the third most influential under 40 person in the world, by Fortune magazine, Matteo Renzi's charismatic personality and promises raised much hope and expectations in his people..Read more...

2014 General Elections in India

7-April

In 2014, India, the world's largest democratic nation, went to the polls for electing its new government. The Bharatiya Janata Party turned the tables in its favor and India saw the return of the NDA regime. It was believed that the anti-incumbency mood had gone against the Congress that witnessed perhaps the most humiliating defeat. Media reports were rife with the suggestion that people voted against corruption, misgovernance and dynastic rule.

Free of coalition politics, the NDA regime started off on a decisive note launching development campaigns and focusing on stabilizing country's wobbly economy.

25-May

A striking event of the year 2014, which drew our attention for months, is the violent protests in Ukraine and Crimea following the Ukrainian president's decision to abandon a deal with Europe. Read more...

Scottish Independence

18 Sep

“Should Scotland be an independent country?” A question which raised major concerns in Scotland, a question which was to change the face of the country and a question which made many wait with bated breath for the past few months - the question of the Scottish Independence Referendum. Read more...

Germany Reunification

9 Nov

The Berlin wall was constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR) with an intention to completely separate West Berlin from the neighboring East Germany and East Berlin.Read more...

ISIS, an abbreviation for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, is a Sunni, extremist, jihadist group based in Iraq and Syria. Read more...

Dec 15

After being under the control of the British for decades, Hong Kong was handed over to China in 1997 as a part of the1984 agreement between China and Britain. Read more...

Jul

The exchange of fire between Israel & Palestine is not a new phenomenon.. The conflict dates back to the year 2004 when a series of battles was fought between the Israel Defense Forces and Palestinian militants. Read more...

2014 Summer Olympic Games

23-Feb

The intended gap of four years ended in 2014, which graced the most awaited event: The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The event commenced on February 7 and terminated on 23 February 2014. Read more...

2014 World Cup Football

12-June

The 20th Football World Cup took place in Brazil, the host country. This biggest football event commenced on 12 June 2014 and concluded on 13 July 2014.Read more...

2014 Commonwealth Games

23-July

Scotland hosted the 2014 XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The nation hosted it for the third time. It was the largest multi-sport event ever held in Scotland with close to 4,950 athletes from 71 countries exhibited their prowess by competing in 18 different sports, The event was held over 11 days from 23 July to 3 August, 2014.

Sports persons competed in various disciplines including athletics, shooting, lawn bowls, swimming, and tennis. The Queen's Baton Relay that started off in October 2013 passed through several Commonwealth nations and concluded on the day of the Opening Ceremony of the Glasgow Games.

The previous Commonwealth Games was held at Delhi in 2010.

19-Sep

The 17th Asian Games or XVIIth Asiad was held in Incheon, South Korea from 19 September to 4 October, 2014. The Asian Games is the largest sporting event held in Asia. 'Diversity Shines Here' was the official slogan of the 2014 Asian Games.

It was the third time that South Korea hosted this event. In all, 28 of the official Olympic sports including golf, swimming, and shooting, were played across 103 venues. Apart from this, the Asian Games also featured eight non-Olympic sports popular in Asian countries, such as wushu, cricket, kabaddi, and karate.

27-Nov

In the world of cricket, one name that will be forever etched in the minds of the cricketers and the fans is Phil Hughes. He was an Australian cricketer who played both in Tests and One-Day International cricket along with domestic cricket for South Australia and Worcestershire. Hughes’ full name is Phillip Joel Hughes and he was born on 30 November 1988 in Macksville, New South Wales, Australia. This left handed batsman made his test debut at a young age of 20.Read more...

Business

Facebook

19 Feb

In what is termed as the biggest acquisition for a social media company, Facebook acquired WhatsApp, the mobile messaging service for $19 billion ($4 billion in cash, $3 billion in restricted shares, and around $12 billion in Facebook stock). Read more...

Alibaba Recorded $9 Billion Sales on Singles’ Day

11 Nov

In the biggest online sale ever in a single day, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. reported more than $9 billion in sales on November 11, 2014. Read more...

Technology

Manglyaan and Maven

24 Sep

Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) or what has also been coined Mangalyaan is a spacecraft placed in the Martian orbit by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).Read more...

Manglyaan and Maven

12 Nov

After a decade-long journey , the European Spacecraft Rosetta finally made history by becoming the first ever space vehicle to orbit and land on a comet.Read more...

2014 Summer Olympic Games

3-Jan

2014 saw most of the parts of Eastern United States and Canada grappling with the power-packed polar vortexes. Marked as an extreme and unusual weather event, where winter was turned upside down Read more...

2014 Summer Olympic Games

8-Mar

Flight MH370 vanished in less than one hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur on the morning of 8 March, 2014. It neither reached its destination - Beijing, nor did it leave behind any trace of its whereabouts. Read more...

Kashmir Floods

13 May

13 May 2014 saw what can be termed as the deadliest mine disaster in the history of Turkey. The tragedy at a coal mine in Soma, Manisa, which took away 301 lives and left above 80 injured clearly brought Read more...

21-May

2014 brought yet another heartbreaking tragedy, as the South Korean ferry carrying 476 people, predominantly high school students, capsized, and sank en-route to Jeju island. Read more...

Kashmir Floods

2 Oct

Heavy and incessant rain that started from 2 September 2014, triggered floods and landslides in Jammu and Kashmir region of India and in Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Kashmir, and Punjab regions of Pakistan.Read more...

EBOLA: 'THE' Complex and Deadly Epidemic

5 Oct

With more than 18,000 cases and 6,598 deaths, (as of 10 December 2014) Ebola can be termed as one of the largest, deadliest, and complex epidemics the world has ever witnessed. Read more...