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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in November 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 November 2014: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 2014?


Events

  • 01 Nov 2014 al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen: Clashes between al-Qaeda and security forces leave 20 soldiers and 3 militants dead in Hodeidah province of western Yemen. (Reuters)
  • 02 Nov 2014 Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant:: Over 300 members of the Sunni Albu Nimr tribe are executed by ISIS militants in Anbar Province, western Iraq. (Reuters via Al Arabiya)
  • 03 Nov 2014 Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant:: Islamic State militants claim to have captured the Jahar gas fields in the Syrian province of Homs, the second gas field they have captured in a week. (Reuters)
  • 04 Nov 2014 The United States circulates a draft resolution proposing a sanctions regime for conflict-torn South Sudan. (Reuters)
  • 05 Nov 2014 Libyan Civil War: Battles between loyalist forces and militias have killed nearly 400 in three weeks, including at least 250 deaths in Benghazi and 140 near the capital Tripoli. (Associated Press via Washington Post)
  • 06 Nov 2014 A bus bombing in the Philippines injures four people. (Retiredanalyst), (Philstar)
  • 07 Nov 2014 2014 military intervention against ISIS: United States President Barack Obama orders 1500 more troops into Iraq. (The New York Times)
  • 08 Nov 2014 Military intervention against ISIS: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is critically wounded during a US airstrike at al-Qaim. (DailyMail)
  • 09 Nov 2014 Tens of thousands of people gather in Berlin at the Brandenburg Gate to mark the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. (BBC News)
  • 10 Nov 2014 Islamist insurgency in Nigeria:: A suicide bomber kills at least 47 students at a school assembly in the Nigerian town of Potiskum in Yobe state. (BBC)
  • 11 Nov 2014 War in North-West Pakistan: A gunfight and two bombings leave at least 15 militants and 5 soldiers dead. (AFP via Gulf News)
  • 12 Nov 2014 2014 Russian military intervention in Ukraine: NATO claims that Russian Army troops and military equipment have entered Ukraine. (BBC)
  • 13 Nov 2014 Islamist insurgency in Nigeria:: The Nigerian-based militant group seizes control of the northeastern town of Chibok, Borno State. (BBC)
  • 14 Nov 2014 Islamic State of Iraq and Syria: Iraqi forces expel ISIS from the refinery town of Baiji in northern Iraq. (Al Arabiya)
  • 15 Nov 2014 A chemical leak at a DuPont plant in LaPorte, Texas leaves four workers dead. (NBC News)
  • 16 Nov 2014 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant: ISIL claims to have executed American hostage Abdul-Rahman Kassig. (BBC)
  • 17 Nov 2014 After months fending off a takeover bid from Canada's Valeant, the board of U.S. biopharm firm Allergan accepts a $66 billion offer from an Irish white knight, Actavis. (Reuters)
  • 18 Nov 2014 War in Afghanistan:: A suicide bombing attack in Kabul kills at least two people. (Reuters), (AP)
  • 19 Nov 2014 Islamist insurgency in Nigeria:: Boko Haram kill at least 45 in a reprisal attack on a village in northeastern Nigeria. (Reuters)
  • 20 Nov 2014 ADF insurgency: The Ugandan rebel group kills up to 80 people near Beni in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Reuters)
  • 21 Nov 2014 A military helicopter crashes in Sibiu County, Romania, with at least eight people killed and two injured. (Xinhua) (ABC News)
  • 22 Nov 2014 Somali Civil War (2009–present): Al-Shabaab militants hijack a bus travelling between the town of Mandera and the Kenyan capital Nairobi and execute 28 non-Muslim passengers. (Agencies via Deutsche Welle)
  • 23 Nov 2014 War in Afghanistan:: A suicide bomber kills 45 people and injures 50 more at a volleyball game in Paktika province. (Reuters)
  • 24 Nov 2014 Boko Haram captures the northeastern Nigerian town of Damasak, killing 50 and forcing more than 3,000 to flee across the border into Niger. (UNHCR)
  • 25 Nov 2014 al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen: A joint operation by U.S. and Yemeni special operations forces on an al-Qaeda hideout in eastern Yemen rescues 8 hostages and leaves 7 militants dead. (New York Times)
  • 26 Nov 2014 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine: At least three people die in a new round of fighting between the Armed Forces of Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists. (Xinhua)
  • 27 Nov 2014 War in Afghanistan:: A suicide bomber kills 5 in a targeted attack on a British embassy vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan. (BBC)
  • 28 Nov 2014 Islamist insurgency in Nigeria:: Gunmen set off three bombs and fire at worshippers at the central mosque in the northern city of Kano after the Emir, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, had issued a call to arms against Boko Haram. At least 120 people are killed. (CNN)
  • 29 Nov 2014 Xinjiang conflict: Chinese police apprehend and execute eleven Uyghur terrorists following an attack with 15 killed and 14 injured in Yarkant County, China. (AFP via Yahoo! News)
  • 30 Nov 2014 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant: Coalition forces launch over 30 airstrikes on Raqqa, the de facto capital of ISIL. (The Guardian)
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Movies

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Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Starring: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

American Sniper

American Sniper

Release year: 2014

Written by:

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Cole Konis

Country: United States of America

Kilo Two Bravo

Kilo Two Bravo

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Paul Katis

Starring: David Elliot, Mark Stanley, Scott Kyle, Benjamin O'Mahony

The Water Diviner

The Water Diviner

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Russell Crowe

Starring: Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney, Isabel Lucas

Big Eyes

Big Eyes

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in November 2014?
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The Secret History Of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

The Secret History Of Wonder Woman

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A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminismWonder

So, Anyway... by John Cleese

So, Anyway...

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John Cleese’s huge comedic influence has stretched across generations; his sharp irreverent eye and the unique brand of physical comedy he perfected with Monty Python, on Fawlty Towers, and beyond now

Rebel Yell by S. C. Gwynne

Rebel Yell

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Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the epic New York Times bestselling account of how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson became a great and tragic national hero.Stonewall

Blue Labyrinth by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Blue Labyrinth

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Special Agent Pendergast-one of the most original, compelling characters in all of contemporary fiction-returns in Preston and Child's new exhilarating novel BLUE LABYRINTHA long-buried family secret has come back to haunt

Desert God by Wilbur Smith

Desert God

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#1 International Bestseller!Game of Thrones meets ancient Egypt in this magnificent epic from one of the world's biggest-selling authors. Conjuring the magic, mystery, and bloody intrigue of a fascinating lost world,