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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 2014.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 2014: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 2014?


Events

  • 01 Aug 2014 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: At least eight Azeri soldiers are killed following clashes with Armenian troops on the border and near the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. Azerbaijan said Armenia had also suffered losses, although it did not provide any details. (Yahoo News)
  • 02 Aug 2014 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine: War in Donbass:: Ukrainian forces retake control of the towns of Krasnohorivka and Staromykhailivka, outside the pro-Russian rebels' stronghold of Donetsk. (Reuters via New York Times)
  • 03 Aug 2014 The pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk, who are now in great danger of being encircled by the Ukraine government forces, renew their calls for Russia to send troops and arms to their aid. (AP via Guardian)
  • 04 Aug 2014 Ukrainian government forces recapture control of Yasynuvata from pro-Russian insurgents; government troops have now all but encircled the rebels' second-largest stronghold of Luhansk, and rebels declared a "state of siege" in Donetsk. (Reuters)
  • 05 Aug 2014 War in Afghanistan: A U.S. major general Harold J. Greene is killed, and a German brigadier general and several American troops are among the 15 wounded, in a attack by an Afghan soldier gunman - who was killed by Afghan soldiers - at Kabul's Marshal Fahim National Defense University. (MSN)(CNN), (AP)
  • 06 Aug 2014 Syrian Civil War: Saudi Arabia grants Lebanon US$1 billion to help the country in its conflict with self-declared jihadist fighters on the border with Syria. (Al Jazeera)
  • 07 Aug 2014 The Islamic State captures a range of cities inhabited primarily by Assyrian/Chaldean Christians in Northern Iraq, notably Bakhdida, Bartella, Qaraqosh, Tel Keppe, Karamlish and Tel Isqof; thousands flee, while many Yazidis are caught in the newly-captured city of Sinjar. (BBC) (Al-Jazeera)
  • 08 Aug 2014 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict:: Hamas rejects the continuation of a 72-hour ceasefire and has shot over 60 rockets since 8:00 into southern Israel. Israel launches air strikes in response. (AP) (CNN)
  • 09 Aug 2014 War in Donbass:: Rebel commander Igor Girkin confirms that Ukrainian government forces have recaptured control of the strategic town of Krasnyi Luch from pro-Russian insurgents, effectively closing in the Donetsk People's Republic rebellion. (BBC)Alexander Zakharchenko, self-proclaimed prime minister of the Donetsk People's Republic rebellion, calls for a truce on humanitarian grounds after admitting Ukrainian government forces had surrounded the main insurgent stronghold of Donetsk. (Rappler)
  • 10 Aug 2014 2014 Israel-Gaza Conflict: Israel and Palestinian factions agree to a fresh 72-hour ceasefire, brokered by Egypt, which is due to begin at 21:00 GMT. (BBC) (Reuters)
  • 11 Aug 2014 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict: A 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas begins, and talks aimed at finding a long-term solution to the conflict commence in Cairo. (Haaretz) (BBC)
  • 12 Aug 2014 War in Donbass:: Ukrainian government forces recapture control of the city of Vuhlehirsk, Donetsk Oblast, from pro-Russian insurgents. (Kyiv Post)
  • 13 Aug 2014 Associated Press journalist Simone Camilli, a freelance translator and four Gaza police officers are killed when police tried to defuse unexploded ordnance. (AP)
  • 14 Aug 2014 War in Donbass:: Igor Girkin, a Russian citizen from Moscow and military commander of the Donetsk People's Republic rebellion, resigns, making it the third change at top of the rebel leadership of the past week. (Reuters)
  • 15 Aug 2014 Islamist insurgency in Nigeria:: Suspected Islamist Boko Haram fighters have abducted dozens of boys and men in Doron Baga, a remote, sandy fishing village in the northeast, in Borno State, near Lake Chad. (MSN)
  • 16 Aug 2014 War in Donbass:: Ukrainian government forces recapture control of the city of Zhdanivka from pro-Russian insurgents. (Kyiv Post)
  • 17 Aug 2014 Islamist insurgency in Nigeria:: Chadian troops rescue 85 hostages from Boko Haram who had been kidnapped in Nigeria and taken over the border into Chad. (CNN)
  • 18 Aug 2014 War in Donbass:: Ukrainian forces say they recapture control of Mala Ivanivka and Andrianivka from pro-Russian insurgents, effectively isolating the rebel controlled city of Horlivka. (Reuters)
  • 19 Aug 2014 War in Donbass:: An American volunteer in the Donbas Battalion, identified only under his nom de guerre of "Franko", becomes the first officially acknowledged foreign casualty on the Ukrainian side of the military conflict against pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine. (Kyiv Post)Ukrainian government forces enter the center of Stanytsia-Luhanska after having recaptured full control of a strategically important section of the M-04 highway near Luhansk from pro-Russian insurgents. (Interfax)
  • 20 Aug 2014 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict: In response to rocket fire six hours before the end of a cease-fire, Israeli airstrikes kill 11 Palestinians including the wife and infant son of Hamas military leader Mohammed Deif - the first deaths in a week - while Hamas launches over 130 missiles at Israel during the day. This is the 11th cease-fire broken by rocket fire from Hamas. (BBC), (AP via Fox News) (Reuters)
  • 21 Aug 2014 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict: Israeli airstrikes kill three senior military commanders of Hamas. (AP)A senior Hamas official speaking in Turkey praises the Al-Qassam Brigades for the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers. In response an Israeli NGO calls on the United States Attorney General to force Turkey to extradite the official as one of the teenagers was an American citizen. (Israel National News)
  • 22 Aug 2014 Syrian Civil War: The United Nations estimates that the death toll in Syria has doubled to at least 191,000 in the past year. (Bloomberg via Business Week)
  • 23 Aug 2014 Four additional Palestinians charged with collaborating with Israel are publicly executed outside of the Jabalia refugee camp by Hamas; the killings are denounced by the secretary-general of the PA, Tayeb Abdel Rahim, who compared them to ISIS. (Times of Israel)
  • 24 Aug 2014 After more than 18 months of requests, Turkey comes under heavy international pressure to secure its borders to the influx of foreign fighters, oil, and weapons crossing into Syria to fight for ISIS. ISIS fighters have been moving towards the Turkey-Syria border using armored cars looted from Iraqi military bases. (The Guardian)
  • 25 Aug 2014 War in Donbass:: Ukrainian forces say they managed to stop a larger part of a convoy of around 50 armoured vehicles, which entered Ukraine from the border with Russia near Novoazovsk. ('Reuters)
  • 26 Aug 2014 War in Donbass:: Russia says that the 10 armed Russian paratroopers captured during the night in the village of Dzerkalne, Donetsk Oblast, roughly 20 kilometers from the Russian border, only entered Ukraine by "mistake". (RIA Novosty via Kyiv Post)
  • 27 Aug 2014 War in Donbass:: Russian journalists say they have been attacked at a cemetery in Pskov while investigating reports that Russian soldiers were secretly buried after being killed in Ukraine. (BBC)Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine push their way into the port of Novoazovsk, threatening to open up a new front in the war. (Miami Herald) (BBC)
  • 28 Aug 2014 A Syrian tribe in Deir Ezzor province faces genocide from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and appeals for the world to help. (The Times)
  • 29 Aug 2014 Syrian Civil War:: The United Nations estimates that three million Syrians live as refugees overseas while another 6.5 million are displaced within Syria. (Reuters)Syrian rebels attack the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force in the Golan Heights and capture 42 Fijian peacekeepers while surrounding a base manned by 75 Filipino soldiers. (The Guardian)
  • 30 Aug 2014 Prime Minister Tom Thabane of Lesotho flees to South Africa as the army allegedly stages a coup. (BBC)
  • 31 Aug 2014 Syrian Civil War:: Thirty-two United Nations peacekeepers from the Philippines were evacuated under fire from the Golan Heights border checkpoint between Syria and Israel, while others remain under fire from groups including the Al-Nusra Front. (Sky News)

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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Rude
  2. - Fancy
  3. - Stay With Me
  4. - All About That Bass
  5. - Problem

Movies

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The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

Directed by: Frank Darabont

Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Country: United States of America

Fight Club

Fight Club

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier

Country: United States of America

American Beauty

American Beauty

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

Country: United States of America

Amadeus

Amadeus

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Country: United States of America

Downfall

Downfall

Directed by: Oliver Hirschbiegel

Starring: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

Country: United States of America

Books

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Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

Mr. Mercedes

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Now an AT&T Audience Original Series WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL #1 New York Times bestseller! In a high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a …

The Invisible Bridge by Rick Perlstein

The Invisible Bridge

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The New York Times bestselling dazzling portrait of America on the verge of a nervous breakdown in the tumultuous political and economic times of the 1970s.In

Shots Fired by C. J. Box

Shots Fired

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From C. J. Box, the New York Times-bestselling author of the Joe Pickett novels, comes a thrilling book of suspense stories about the Wyoming he knows so well—and the dark deeds

Elephant Company by Vicki Constantine Croke

Elephant Company

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J. H. "Billy" Williams always had an affinity for animals. So, when he responded to a job offer with the East India Company to work with logging elephants his family wasn't

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars

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Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support …