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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 2017.
The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on December 2017: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 2017?


Events

  • 01 Dec 2017 2017 Peshawar Agriculture Directorate attack: Four attackers storm the Directorate of Agricultural Training Institute in Pakistan and exchange fire with police and army personnel. The four attackers are killed in the attack, and at least 12 people are killed and 35+ are injured. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claims responsibility. (Arab News)
  • 02 Dec 2017 Israeli involvement in the Syrian Civil War: Israel launches surface-to-surface missiles at a military installation outside the Syrian capital Damascus overnight, Syrian state TV reports. (BBC)
  • 03 Dec 2017 Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen: Battle of Sana'a (2017): The Royal Saudi Air Force bombs Houthi positions in southern Sana'a in support of Ali Abdullah Saleh-headed General People's Congress. (Reuters)
  • 04 Dec 2017 Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen; Yemeni Civil War: Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is killed by Houthi forces in a roadside attack outside Sana'a after an earlier attack on his house. (BBC) (NPR)
  • 05 Dec 2017 The last King of Romania, Michael I, dies at the age of 96. (BBC), (Reuters)
  • 06 Dec 2017 Russian military intervention in the Syrian Civil War: President Vladimir Putin declares victory over the Islamic State terror group across both banks of the river Euphrates. (TASS)The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says that Russian air strikes kill 21 people in a village on the eastern side of the Euphrates river in Deir al-Zor province. (Reuters)
  • 07 Dec 2017 Positions on Jerusalem: The Czech Republic recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel's capital "in practice". (Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs)Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expresses interest in moving his country's embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. (Haaretz)
  • 08 Dec 2017 Syrian Civil War: Russian jets carry out airstrikes in a village in the northwestern Idlib Governorate, where a de-escalation zone exists, killing at least five civilians. (World Bulletin)
  • 09 Dec 2017 United States recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital: Hundreds of people protest on the West Bank and in Gaza for the third day in a row. (BBC)
  • 10 Dec 2017 Israeli–Palestinian conflict: A 24-year-old Palestinian stabs and seriously wounds an Israeli security guard at Jerusalem's Central Bus Station. The attacker is arrested. (Reuters) (The Washington Post) (The Independent)
  • 11 Dec 2017 2017 New York City attempted bombing: An attempted terrorist attack occurs when a homemade pipe bomb worn by a man exploded near New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal. Three people, as well as the attacker, are injured. The suspect, identified as Akayed Ullah, is in custody. (The New York Times) (CNN)
  • 12 Dec 2017 Unibail-Rodamco agrees to purchase shopping mall owner Westfield Corporation for $15.7 billion. (Business Insider)
  • 13 Dec 2017 Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen: At least 30 people are reported to have been killed in Saudi-led coalition air strikes on a rebel military police camp in Yemen's capital, Sanaa. (BBC)
  • 14 Dec 2017 Internal armed conflict in Colombia, Paramilitarism in Colombia, Illegal drug trade in Colombia: Colombia's biggest narcotics gang, Clan del Golfo (AGC), declares a cease-fire in effect since December 13. They say the gesture is meant "to contribute to a full, total and lasting peace." The Colombian government says that it welcomes the move but also that it will continue their pressure on the organization. (GMA Network)
  • 15 Dec 2017 Palestinians and the Israeli army scuffle in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and at the Qalandia border crossing over the status of Jerusalem. Clashes are also reported in Gaza, Ramallah, Hebron and Qalqilya. In conflicts where Israeli law enforcement used live ammunition and Palestinians threw rocks, two Palestinians died in Gaza while 150 were wounded and two more were killed in the West Bank while a further 10 were wounded. (Reuters)
  • 16 Dec 2017 China–United Kingdom relations, One Belt One Road Initiative: The BBC reports that former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron is to head a £750 million ($1 billion) U.K. private fund to improve air, road and railway links between China and its trading partners. (The Independent) (The Guardian)
  • 17 Dec 2017 2017 Quetta church attack: A suicide bomb and gun attack on a Methodist church in Pakistan kills nine people. (BBC) (Dawn)
  • 18 Dec 2017 Twitter suspends the accounts of well-known white nationalists per recently implemented new offensive content rules. (AP via Time)
  • 19 Dec 2017 Houthis say that they launched a Volcano H-2 missile targeting at the Al-Yamamah Palace in the Saudi capital city of Riyadh. According to the Saudis, the missile was intercepted south of Riyadh and caused no casualties. (Reuters)
  • 20 Dec 2017 The European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules that Uber is officially a transport company and not a digital service, thus requiring it to accept stricter regulation and licensing within the European Union. The case arose after Uber was told to obey local taxi rules in Barcelona. (The Guardian)
  • 21 Dec 2017 December 2017 Melbourne car attack: Nineteen people are injured after a car crashes into pedestrians at the corner of Flinders Street and Elizabeth Street in Melbourne, Australia. The driver is arrested. Victoria Police believe that the incident was a "deliberate act" but not terrorism-related. (The Age) (The Observer)
  • 22 Dec 2017 Yemeni Civil War (2015–present): After 1,000 days of civil war in Yemen, eight million people are at risk of starvation. (BBC)
  • 23 Dec 2017 2017 Pacific typhoon season: Tropical Storm Tembin: More than 200 people are dead in the southern Philippines as a result of floods and mudslides caused by Severe Tropical Storm Vinta. (Reuters)
  • 24 Dec 2017 Typhoon Tembin: Officials raise the death total from this storm to 182, with at least 153 people missing and more than 70,000 displaced. (Malay Mail)
  • 25 Dec 2017 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): A suicide blast near the National Directorate of Security headquarters in Kabul kills 10. Amaq News Agency claims ISIL is responsible for the attack. (Reuters)
  • 26 Dec 2017 Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen: According to emergency services and the Houthi-owned Al Masirah, Saudi Arabian coalition air strikes kill 15 people and wound 60 at al-Shahra souq, a popular market in Taiz Governorate. (Al Jazeera) (Het Laatste Nieuws)
  • 27 Dec 2017 War in Donbass, Minsk II: Ukraine exchanges hundreds of prisoners with the Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic. (BBC)
  • 28 Dec 2017 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): December 2017 Kabul suicide bombing: A suicide bombing at a Shi‘ite cultural center and news agency in Kabul, Afghanistan, kills 41 people and injures 84 others. ISIL-affiliated Amaq News Agency says this group is responsible. (Reuters) (CNN)
  • 29 Dec 2017 Saint Menas church attack: Nine people are killed in two coordinated attacks targeting Coptic Christians in Egypt. Two of the victims are killed by a gunman in a Coptic-owned appliance store in the Helwan area of Cairo. The gunman then moves to a church where he kills a further six civilians and a policeman before being arrested. (BBC)
  • 30 Dec 2017 Insurgency in Egypt (2013–present): Three suspected militants are killed and ten others are arrested by Egyptian security forces in Giza. (Reuters)
  • 31 Dec 2017 A large number of fireworks accidentally go off in a barge at a New Year's Day show in Terrigal, NSW, Australia, causing thousands to be evacuated from the beach by police and the two people on the barge to suffer minor injuries. (BBC)
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Rockstar
  2. - Perfect
  3. - Havana
  4. - Gucci Gang
  5. - Thunder

Movies

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Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful

Directed by: Roberto Benigni

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Country: United States of America

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Country: United States of America

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

Directed by: Abrar Alvi

Starring: Meena Kumari, Guru Dutt, Rehman, Waheeda Rehman

Django Unchained

Django Unchained

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Country: United States of America

Books

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Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza

Obama: An Intimate Portrait

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Collection of photographs taken by White House photographer during President Obama's two terms

Fifty Shades Darker by E L James

Fifty Shades Darker

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MORE THAN 150 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDENOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREDaunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a …

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

The Rooster Bar

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Three law school students, drowning in debt, decide to expose the hedge-fund operator behind a chain of shady, third-tier law schools ? including their own

Origin by Dan Brown

Origin

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller (October 2017) from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Bilbao, Spain Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling …

The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson

The People vs. Alex Cross

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The People vs. Alex Cross