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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 2018.
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 February 2018: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 2018?


Events

  • 01 Feb 2018 Persecution of Muslims in Myanmar: The existence of five mass graves in northern Rakhine State is confirmed by the Associated Press through multiple eyewitness testimonies and video evidence. Many of the bodies in the graves were Rohingya victims of the Gu Dar Pyin massacre. (The Associated Press)
  • 02 Feb 2018 China–United Kingdom relations: Amid a perceived erosion of freedoms in Hong Kong, British Prime Minister Theresa May concludes a three-day visit to China, said to have generated £9 billion in trade deals. (Hong Kong Free Press)
  • 03 Feb 2018 The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that unidentified rebel factions have shot down a Russian Sukhoi Su-25 jet over the Idlib Governorate, near Maarrat al-Nu'man, also killing its pilot. The pilot had escaped with his parachute but was killed on the ground while he fought with a pistol to evade capture. No groups claim responsibility. Russia's Ministry of Defence corroborates this version of events. (Deutsche Welle)
  • 04 Feb 2018 The Cabinet of Israel decides to legalize a previously unauthorized outpost "deep inside the [occupied] West Bank", Havat Gilad, allegedly in reaction to the recent killing of an Israeli rabbi there. (Voice of America)
  • 05 Feb 2018 Israeli–Palestinian conflict: 2018 Ariel stabbing: An Israeli rabbi is stabbed to death by an Israeli Arab outside the Israeli-occupied West Bank settlement of Ariel. (Reuters)
  • 06 Feb 2018 2018 Hualien earthquake: Multiple earthquakes, including a magnitude 6.4 earthquake, strike near Hualien City, Taiwan. At least 9 people are killed and over 250 are injured, with extensive damage to many structures in the city. (The Independent)
  • 07 Feb 2018 Israeli involvement in the Syrian Civil War: Syrian state media say that Israeli warplanes attacked a military position in Jamraya, Rif Dimashq Governorate, from Lebanese airspace, with the Syrian Air Defense Force intercepting most of the missiles. The target is rumored to be a weapon research facility. (Xinhua)
  • 08 Feb 2018 American-led intervention in the Syrian Civil War: Syria and the Russian Federation once again state that the United States' military presence in Syria is "illegal". United States and US-backed forces now have control of about a quarter of Syrian territory. (The Washington Post)
  • 09 Feb 2018 Trinity Mirror agrees to buy British publishing group Northern & Shell from Richard Desmond for £126.7 million. The deal gives Trinity Mirror ownership of the Daily Express and Daily Star newspapers. (The Guardian)
  • 10 Feb 2018 The Israeli Army says that it shot down a Syrian UAV manufactured in Iran and, in response, it bombed the Tiyas Military Airbase in Homs Governorate, Syria, where it was launched from. (Reuters)
  • 11 Feb 2018 Saratov Airlines Flight 703: An Antonov An-148 of Saratov Airlines with 71 people on board crashes shortly after take-off from Domodedovo Airport, Moscow, Russia. The TASS agency cites an emergency source stating that none of the 65 passengers and 6 crew members has survived. (BBC) (Reuters via The Daily Star)
  • 12 Feb 2018 Drone strikes in Pakistan: Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) confirms its deputy leader Khalid Mehsud has been killed in a U.S. drone strike in North Waziristan, near the border with Afghanistan. (BBC)
  • 13 Feb 2018 United Airlines Flight 1175 traveling to Honolulu from San Francisco lands safely at Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii, after the pilots call for an emergency landing because of a loss of the engine cowling. (CBS12)
  • 14 Feb 2018 Syrian Civil War: Russian aircraft carry out airstrikes in Ma'arrat Hurma village in Idlib, Syria, killing seven civilians and injuring 10 others. (TRT World)
  • 15 Feb 2018 War in Afghanistan: The United Nations report that in 2017, more than 10,000 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in the war. (Deutsche Welle)
  • 16 Feb 2018 Boko Haram insurgency: Three suicide bombers kill at least 20 people at a fish market in Konduga, Borno, Nigeria. (The Guardian)
  • 17 Feb 2018 Earthquakes in 2018: 2018 Oaxaca earthquake: A military helicopter surveying the damage, carrying the Governor of Oaxaca Alejandro Murat Hinojosa and Mexico's Secretary of the Interior Alfonso Navarrete Prida, crashes over Jamiltepec, killing 13 people on the ground. These deaths are the only known ones related to the earthquake reported so far. (CNN)Earthquakes in the British Isles: A magnitude 4.4 earthquake, the strongest in the United Kingdom for ten years, occurs at Swansea. (BBC)
  • 18 Feb 2018 2018 Kizlyar church shooting: A gunman kills five people and wounds several others at a church in Kizlyar, Dagestan, Russia. Police later shoot and kill him. (BBC)
  • 19 Feb 2018 Syrian Civil War: Rif Dimashq offensive: Ahead of an expected ground offensive, Syrian Air Force strikes on rebel-held eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, kill at least 44 people, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (France 24)
  • 20 Feb 2018 Syrian Civil War: Turkish military operation in Afrin: Pro-Syrian government forces are sent to help the Kurdish YPG fight against Turkey and the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army in the Afrin Region. This action opens up a new front in the war. (The Independent)
  • 21 Feb 2018 Operation Barkhane: Two French soldiers are killed after their armoured vehicle hits a roadside bomb in Mali. (France 24)
  • 22 Feb 2018 Montenegrin police identify the perpetrator of a grenade attack on the U.S. embassy in Podgorica which occurred yesterday. According to authorities, he was a veteran of the Armed Forces of Yugoslavia. (BBC)
  • 23 Feb 2018 Syrian Civil War: Rif Dimashq offensive: Syrian government warplanes carry out a sixth day of airstrikes in the rebel-held Ghouta suburbs east of Damascus, killing 32 people as the death toll from a week of bombardment reaches over 400. (US News)
  • 24 Feb 2018 Somali Civil War (2009–present): February 2018 Mogadishu attack: Two car bombings near the presidential palace in Mogadishu, Somalia, kill at least 38 people. Al-Shabaab claim responsibility for the attacks. (BBC)
  • 25 Feb 2018 Syrian Civil War: Siege of eastern Ghouta: Government forces launch a ground and air offensive in eastern Ghouta despite the adoption of Resolution 2401 by the United Nations Security Council demanding a ceasefire in part of the area. (Al Jazeera)
  • 26 Feb 2018 Women's rights in Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia opens applications for women to join its armed forces for the first time. (BBC)
  • 27 Feb 2018 Foreign relations of North Korea: Five unnamed Western European security sources say that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his father Kim Jong-il used fraudulently obtained Brazilian passports in order to apply for visas to visit Western countries in the 1990s. (Reuters)
  • 28 Feb 2018 Kivu conflict: The death toll from clashes between militias in the Rutshuru Territory of the North Kivu province, DR Congo, rises to 23 people. The renewed violence has been ongoing since February 25. (New Vision)
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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - God's Plan
  2. - Perfect
  3. - Havana
  4. - Finesse
  5. - Rockstar

Movies

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I Remember Mama

I Remember Mama

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oskar Homolka, Philip Dorn

Country: United States of America

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Country: United States of America

The Patsy

The Patsy

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Marion Davies, Orville Caldwell, Marie Dressler, Lawrence Gray

Country: United States of America

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban

Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 2018?
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All-American Murder by James Patterson, Alex Abramovich

All-American Murder

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The instant #1 New York Times bestseller "Ripped from the headlines . . . Combining in-depth, investigative reporting and fresh interviews, the authors effectively tabloid-proof this shocking, celebrity-driven story by lining up the facts and labeling rumors."

Still Me by Jojo Moyes

Still Me

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes, a new book featuring her iconic heroine of Me Before You and After You, Louisa ClarkLouisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she …

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen

The Wife Between Us

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The instant New York Times Bestseller! "A fiendishly smart cat-and-mouse thriller" ―New York Times Book Review"Buckle up, because you won't be able to put this one down."

Night Moves by Jonathan Kellerman

Night Moves

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The master of the psychological thriller makes all the right moves in this new novel of spellbinding suspense. Even with all his years of experience, LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis knows there are crimes his …

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L?Engle

A Wrinkle in Time

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Youth: Otherworldly visitor informs family of a ?tesseract,? a wrinkle in time; classic