Tuesday 14 August 2012
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen.
Sparkle, directed by Salim Akil, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while Fifty Shades Freed by E L James was one of the best selling books.
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- Paraguay - Flag Day
- St. Maximilian Kolbe
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of several saints: St. Eusebius of Rome
- United States - National Code talkers Day
- Pakistan - Independence Day
- RC saints - Maximilian Kolbe (Polish Franciscan priest martyred by Nazis in 1941)
- Morocco - Allegiance of Oued Eddahab or Rfo de Oro
- United States - National Creamsicles Day
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- Syrian civil war:
- One journalist, three lieutenant colonels and one auditor defect to and participate in the Free Syrian Army (FSA). (Anadolu Agency via ''The Journal of Turkish Weekly'')
- Mexican Drug War:
- Alleged members of the Gulf Cartel storm a bar in Monterrey and kill 10 people. (Fox News)
- A series of suicide bombings across Afghanistan kill at least 46 people and injure up to 80 others. (CBS)
- Turkish lawmaker Hüseyin Aygün, who was kidnapped by Kurdish rebels on 12 August 2012, is released. (AP via ''The Washington Post'')
- Kariem McFarlin, 35, of Alameda, California, is arrested and charged with residential burglary and selling stolen property from the Northern California home of the late Steve Jobs. (MSN)
- Eleven bodies of individuals stabbed to death are found in the mountainous Ile Alatau national park, near Kazakh capital Almaty. (BBC)
- Mohamed Salem, an Egyptian lawyer, files a lawsuit over President Morsi's removal of Hussein Tantawi and Sami Anan. (Reuters)
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