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2014Ariana Grande's first single from her second debut album, "Problem" featuring Iggy Azalea, is released

201486th Academy Awards: "12 Years a Slave," Matthew McConaughey & Cate Blanchett win

2014"True Detective", a crime-drama starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, debuts on HBO

2014Cristiano Ronaldo wins the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or

2014Ian McKellen is awarded an honorary degree by Cambridge University, becoming a Doctor of Letters

2014Phil Jackson signs a five-year contract to be president of the New York Knicks

2014Emma Watson delivers an address to a standing ovation at UN Headquarters in New York City, helping launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate for gender equality

2014The Republicans win control of the US Senate in mid-term elections, increasing its power in the final two years of Obama's presidency

20142014 baseball HOF inductees: Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre

2014Jennifer Love Hewitt joins the CBS series "Criminal Minds"

2014Canadian freestyle skier and two-time Olympic gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau retires at 27

2014Mike Babcock wins his 414th career game as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, becoming the winningest coach in Red Wings history (passing Jack Adams)

201456th Grammy Awards: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde, and Daft Punk win

2014Christopher Columbus's flagship, the Santa Maria, is discovered north off the coast of Haiti

2014Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is criminally charged with corruption by French prosecutors

201420th Screen Actors Guild Awards: Mathew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett win

2014US President Barack Obama meets with the Dalai Lama

2014Seth MacFarlane's "A Million Ways to Die in the West" is released to theatres, MacFarlane's first live-action role on the big screen

201467th British Academy Film Awards: 12 Years a Slave, Chiwetel Ejiofor, & Cate Blanchett win

2014Claude Monet's Water Lilies is sold at auction for US$54 million

2014Craig Ferguson announces he will leave "The Late Late Show" at the end of 2014

20142014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, KISS, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, and Cat Stevens

2014Stanislas Wawrinka defeats Rafael Nadal to win the Australian Tennis Open

2014AirAsia Flight QZ8501, enroute from Surabaya to Singapore, crashes in the Java Sea killing all 162 people aboard.

2014 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Michael van Gerwen defeats Peter Wright to win the 2014 PDC World Darts Championship 
Jan 2
30 people are killed after a bus plunges off a cliff and falls 400 ft in Malshej Ghat, India 
Jan 4
14 people are killed after a three-story building construction site collapses in Goa, India 
Jan 6
Zach Johnson wins the 2014 PGA Tournament of Champions 
Jan 8
40th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Movie Star) and Josh Charles & Stana Katić win (Dramatic TV) 
Jan 9
5 people are killed in a Mitsubishi Materials chemical plant, Yokkaichi, Japan 
Jan 9
Yaya Toure wins African Footballer of the Year 
Jan 12
71st Golden Globe Awards: 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle win 
Jan 12
Stephen Bunting and Lisa Ashton win the 2014 BDO World Darts Championship 
Jan 12
"True Detective", a crime-drama starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, debuts on HBO 
Jan 13
14 people are killed and 7 are injured after an explosion in an illegal gambling hall in Kaili City, China 
Jan 13
Cristiano Ronaldo wins the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or 
Jan 14
American journalist David Satter is expelled from Russia 
Jan 17
21 people are killed in a suicide bombing in a restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan 
Jan 18
20th Screen Actors Guild Awards: Mathew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett win 
Jan 19
Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks win their playoff matches to reach Super Bowl XLVIII 
Jan 20
Credit cards of at least 20 million South Koreans are hacked 
Jan 22
Water vapour is detected on the dwarf planet Ceres 
Jan 25
Li Na defeats Dominika Cibulková to win the Australian tennis open 
Jan 26
56th Grammy Awards: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde, and Daft Punk win 
Jan 26
21 people are killed after a tourist boat capsizes off the Andaman and Nicobar Islands 
Jan 26
Stanislas Wawrinka defeats Rafael Nadal to win the Australian Tennis Open 
Jan 28
Peter Cosgrove is named the next Governor-General of Australia 
Jan 28
DNA analysis confirms that the 6th C Plague of Justinian was caused by a variant of Yersinia pestis (the same bacteria for the Black Death) 
Jan 29
Archaeologists discover the oldest Roman Temple (6th C BC) at Sant'Omobono 
Jan 29
Scientists discover how to convert normal cells into stem cells in mice 
Jan 29
Bohuslav Sobotka becomes Prime Minister of the Czech Republic 
Jan 30
24 hostages are killed after 6 suicide bombers temporarily take over the Iraqi Ministry of Transportation in Baghdad 
Feb 1
14 people are killed after Mount Sinabung erupts in Indonesia 
Feb 1
Ray Guy becomes the first pure NFL punter to be inducted in the hall of fame 
Feb 2
Seattle Seahawks defeat Denver Broncos 42-8 to win Super Bowl XLVII 
Feb 2
Super Bowl XLVIII becomes the the most viewed television event in the United States with over 111 million viewers 
Feb 3
2 students are shot & killed in a school shooting in Moscow 
Feb 4
10 people are killed & 35 injured after a bus falls into a ravine in Pune, India 
Feb 4
Same-sex marriage is legalized in Scotland 
Feb 5
Archaeologists decrypt the 13th C Viking jötunvillur runic code 
Feb 6
Jay Leno ends his time on The Tonight Show 
Feb 8
15 people are killed & 130 injured in a hotel fire in Medina, Saudi Arabia 
Feb 8
17 people are killed after a truck & bus collide in Mendoza, Argentina 
Feb 8
Ole Einar Bjørndalen equals the Winter Olympics medal record with 12 
Feb 9
Australian National University scientists discover the oldest known star at 13.6 billion years old 
Feb 11
11 people are killed after a grenade was tossed into a movie theatre in Peshawar, Pakistan 
Feb 11
77 people are killed after a military transport plan crashes in Algeria 
Feb 12
Tatyana Volosozhar and Maksim Trankov win the Olympic gold in pairs figure skating 
Feb 14
Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta resigns after less than a year in office 
Feb 15
Tammam Salam is elected Prime Minister of Lebanon after a 10 month gridlock 
Feb 16
67th British Academy Film Awards: 12 Years a Slave, Chiwetel Ejiofor, & Cate Blanchett win 
Feb 17
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon premieres on NBC 
Feb 18
2014 Ukrainian Revolution begins 
Feb 19
2014 BRIT Awards: David Bowie, Ellie Goulding, & Arctic Monkeys win 
Feb 21
11 people are killed after a Libyan Air Force plan crashes in Tunisia 
Feb 21
US President Barack Obama meets with the Dalai Lama 
Feb 21
10 words from the 15th C Voynich manuscript have been decoded 
Feb 22
Matteo Renzi becomes Prime Minister of Italy 
Feb 22
Marit Bjørgen of Norway becomes the most successful female Winter Olympian with 10 medals 
Feb 22
Ukrainian parliament votes to remove President Viktor Yanukovych from his position 
Feb 24
Pope Francis creates a second Secretariat with the power to audit any Vatican agency at any time 
Feb 24
7 people are killed & 37 are injured after a bridge collapses in Vietnam 
Feb 24
A 4.4 billion-year-old Crystal is discovered to be the oldest known fragment from the earth's crust 
Feb 25
50 students are killed in a Boko Harem attack on a college in Buni, Nigeria 
Feb 27
Republic of Crimea announces a referendum & ousts its regional government 
Feb 27
Arseniy Yatsenyuk appointed Prime Minister of the Ukraine 
Feb 27
Chaos erupts after the Swedish Public Employment Service mistakenly invites 61,000 people to a job interview in Stockholm 
Feb 28
Russia moves troops into the Crimea to protect its interests against Ukraine 
Mar 1
34th Golden Raspberry Awards: Movie 43 wins 
Mar 1
29 people are killed & 130 are injured by a group of knife-wielding terrorists at Kunming Railway Station, China 
Mar 2
86th Academy Awards: "12 Years a Slave," Matthew McConaughey & Cate Blanchett win 
Mar 8
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with 239 people loses contact and disappears, prompting the most expensive search effort in history 
Mar 12
8 people are killed, 70 are injured, & 2 buildings are leveled by a gas explosion in East Harlem, New York 
Mar 16
Voters in Crimea vote overwhelmingly to leave Ukraine and rejoin Russia amid international condemnation of its design 
Mar 17
The Republic of Crimea is declared 
Mar 18
Phil Jackson signs a five-year contract to be president of the New York Knicks 
Mar 18
Transnistria formally requests to join the Russian Federation 
Mar 18
Russia and Crimea sign an accession treaty 
Mar 18
US closes the Syrian embassy in Washington & expels all Syrian diplomats 
Mar 19
Russia captures the Ukrainian naval base in Sevastopol 
Mar 21
Russia formally annexes Crimea amid international condemenation 
Mar 22
251 people are killed after a boat capsizes in Lake Albert, Uganda 
Mar 22
30 people are killed by a mudslide in Oso, Washington 
Mar 24
Ukraine withdraws its forces from the Crimea 
Mar 26
Taavi Rõivas becomes Prime Minister of Estonia 
Mar 27
UN General Assembly condemns Russia's annexation of Crimea 
Mar 28
Russia increases the price of gas to the Ukraine by 80% 
Mar 29
Andrej Kiska is elected President of Slovakia 
Apr 1
NATO suspends all practical civilian and military cooperation with Russia 
Apr 3
Marie Louise Coleiro Preca is elected President of Malta 
Apr 6
Viktor Orbán's Fidesz is re-elected Prime Minister of Hungary 
Apr 8
Mike Babcock wins his 414th career game as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, becoming the winningest coach in Red Wings history (passing Jack Adams) 
Apr 9
Stuart Parkin is awarded the Millennium Technology Prize for his work on magnetic storage 
Apr 10
88 civilians are killed by barrel bombs from Syrian war planes in Aleppo, Syria 
Apr 10
The Council of Europe suspends Russia's right to vote 
Apr 11
2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, KISS, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, and Cat Stevens 
Apr 12
The new drug, ABT-450, with a 90-95% success rate for treating Hepatitis C, is announced 
Apr 13
Kenyan Wilson Kipsang wins the London Marathon 
Apr 13
Bubba Watson wins the US Golf Masters 
Apr 13
Manny Pacquiao defeats Timothy Bradley to regain his WBO welterweight boxing title 
Apr 16
Real Madrid defeat Barcelona to win its 19th Copa del Rey trophy 
Apr 17
Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins a fourth term as President of Algeria 
Apr 18
12 Nepalese climbers are killed by an avalanche on Mt Everest 
Apr 21
Meb Keflezighi wins the 2014 Boston Marathon 
Apr 22
David Moyes is sacked as manager of Manchester United 
Apr 23
60 people are killed & 80 are injured after a train crashes in The Democratic Republic of the Congo 
Apr 27
Ariana Grande's first single from her second debut album, "Problem" featuring Iggy Azalea, is released 
Apr 28
Craig Ferguson announces he will leave "The Late Late Show" at the end of 2014 
May 3
California Chrome ridden by Victor Espinoza wins the 2014 Kentucky Derby 
May 4
Juan Carlos Varela is elected President of Panama 
May 10
The African National Congress wins the 2014 South African General Election 
May 10
Conchita Wurst wins the Eurovision Song Contest with Rise like a Phoenix 
May 13
Christopher Columbus's flagship, the Santa Maria, is discovered north off the coast of Haiti 
May 13
238 miners are killed by an underground explosion and mine fire in Soma Mine, Turkey 
May 16
Paris Saint-Germain F.C. & Manchester City F.C. are each fined €60 million for breaching Fair Play Regulations 
May 17
Atlético Madrid win the 2013—14 La Liga 
May 17
Arsenal defeats Hull City to win the 2014 FA Cup Final 
May 17
Bayern Munich defeats Borussia Dortmund to win the 2013—14 DFB-Pokal 
May 17
California Chrome wins the 2014 Preakness Stakes 
May 18
Adam Scott overtakes Tiger Woods as the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world 
May 21
José Mário Vaz is elected President of Guinea-Bissau 
May 22
Royal Thai Armed Forces launch a coup d'état against the caretaker government of Thailand 
May 23
Russia and China veto the U.N. Security Council resolution to establish an International Criminal Court for war crimes in Syria 
May 24
Real Madrid defeat Atlético Madrid to win the 2014 UEFA Champions League 
May 25
Petro Poroshenk is elected President of the Ukraine 
May 25
Dalia Grybauskaitė is re-elected President of Lithuania 
May 26
Narendra Modi becomes President of India 
May 28
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is elected President of Egypt 
May 30
Seth MacFarlane's "A Million Ways to Die in the West" is released to theatres, MacFarlane's first live-action role on the big screen 
May 31
Psy's "Gangnam Style" becomes the first video to reach 2 billion views on YouTube 
Jun 1
Kolkata Knight Riders win the Indian Premier League cricket championship 
Jun 3
Hashim Amla becomes the first non-white captain of the South African national cricket team 
Jun 7
Maria Sharapova wins the French Open women's tennis singles 
Jun 8
Peng Shuai of China and Hsieh Su-wei win the women's tennis doubles at the French Open 
Jun 8
Rafael Nadal wins his ninth French Open title 
Jun 13
Los Angeles Kings defeat the New York Rangers to win the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals in 5 games 
Jun 14
49 people are killed after a Ukrainian Ilyushin Il-76 airlifter is shot down 
Jun 14
Alexander Stubb becomes Prime Minister of Finland 
Jun 15
Juan Manuel Santos is reelected President of Columbia 
Jun 15
Martin Kaymer wins the 2014 US Golf Open 
Jun 15
San Antonio Spurs defeat the Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals 
Jun 18
Ian McKellen is awarded an honorary degree by Cambridge University, becoming a Doctor of Letters 
Jun 23
Claude Monet's Water Lilies is sold at auction for US$54 million 
Jun 23
Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is re-elected President of Mauritania 
Jun 24
Sidney Crosby wins the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award for the 2014 NHL season 
Jun 25
Luis Suárez is charged with biting at the 2014 FIFA World Cup 
Jun 26
Luis Suárez is expelled from the 2014 FIFA World Cup following his biting incident 
Jun 26
Canadian Andrew Wiggins is selected as the No.1 draft pick in the NBA by the Cleveland Cavaliers 
Jun 30
Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is convicted of indecent assault in London, England 
Jul 1
Jennifer Love Hewitt joins the CBS series "Criminal Minds" 
Jul 1
Martin Schulz is re-elected President of the European Parliament 
Jul 2
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is criminally charged with corruption by French prosecutors 
Jul 4
Rolf Harris is sentenced to 5 years and 9 months for indecently assaulting female minors 
Jul 8
Germany defeat Brazil by a record 7-1 to make it to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final 
Jul 8
Miroslav Klose breaks the World Cup goal scoring record with 16 goals 
Jul 9
Joko Widodo is elected president of Indonesia 
Jul 9
Typhoon Rammasun begins and kills 151 people 
Jul 13
Germany defeats Argentina 1-0 in extra time to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final 
Jul 13
2014 FIFA World Cup: Lionel Messi (golden ball), James Rodriguez (golden boot); Manuel Neuer (Golden gloves) win 
Jul 14
The Church of England votes in favor of allowing women to become bishops 
Jul 14
The death toll from the West African Ebola outbreak passes 500 
Jul 15
20 people are killed & 100 are injured after a train derails in Moscow 
Jul 16
Bashar Assad is sworn in for a third term as President of Syria 
Jul 17
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashes (presumed shot down by either pro-Russian separatists or the Ukrainian militia), killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board 
Jul 20
Rory McIlroy wins the 2014 Open Championship (British Open) 
Jul 23
2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow holds its opening ceremony 
Jul 23
44 people are killed after TransAsia Airways Flight 222 crashed into buildings in Taiwan 
Jul 24
116 people are killed after Air Algérie Flight 5017 crashed in Mali 
Jul 24
Fuad Masum is elected as the President of Iraq 
Jul 24
Reuven Rivlin is sworn in as the President of Israel 
Jul 26
Taghrooda wins the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes 
Jul 27
Vincenzo Nibali of Italy wins the Tour de France 
Aug 8
The West African Ebola outbreak is categorized as an international concern by the WHO 
Sep 4
Monsoon rains beging and cause flooding over a sustained period that kills over 400 people in India & Pakistan 
Sep 4
Aracheological remains of a Viking fortress from the 900s CE, the Vallø Borgring, is discovered in Denmark 
Sep 7
Asteroid 2014 RC makes a close approach to Earth (39,900 km; 24,800 mi) 
Sep 7
Serena Williams wins her third straight US Open women's tennis singles 
Sep 7
Bob and Mike Bryan win their fifth US Open men's tennis doubles 
Sep 8
Marin Čilić wins the US Open men's tennis singles 
Sep 11
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is found not guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp (and is later found guilty of culpable homicide) 
Sep 13
At least 8 people are killed after the ferry MV Maharlika II sinks off the Philippines coast 
Sep 13
40 people are killed after T. B. Joshua's The Synagogue Church of All Nations collapses in Nigeria 
Sep 14
The United States defeats Serbia 129-92 to win the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup 
Sep 15
Ewa Kopacz becomes Prime Minister of Poland 
Sep 17
Voreqe Bainimarama's Fiji First Party wins the first Fijian elections since his coup in 2006 
Sep 18
Scotland votes 'NO' in a referendum deciding whether or not to stay with the United Kingdom 
Sep 18
Emma Watson delivers an address to a standing ovation at UN Headquarters in New York City, helping launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate for gender equality 
Sep 18
8 people (including 2 children) are shot dead in Bell, Florida 
Sep 20
New Zealand's National Government wins a 3rd term in the elections despite allegations of corruption and revelations about state surveillance 
Sep 22
NASA's MAVEN space probe successfully arrives in orbit over Mars 
Sep 23
Grammy Award winning rapper Eve (35) weds entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper at Cala Jondal Beach in Ibiza, Spain 
Sep 27
57 people are killed after Mount Ontake erupts in Japan 
Sep 27
The West African death toll from the Ebola virus reaches 3,000 lives 
Sep 27
Hawthorn Football Club defeats the Sydney Swans in the 2014 AFL Grand Final 137-74 
Sep 28
The European Team wins the Ryder Cup for the third straight time 
Sep 29
Ashraf Ghani becomes President of Afghanistan 
Sep 30
A case of Ebola Virus reaches Dallas, Texas 
Oct 1
Canadian freestyle skier and two-time Olympic gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau retires at 27 
Oct 1
41 children are killed by a suicide bombing on the Akrameh al-Makhzumi school in Homs, Syria 
Oct 2
15 people are killed after a gun powder plant explodes in Gorni Lom, Bulgaria 
Oct 3
83 million accounts are compromised after a cyber attack on JP Morgan Chase & 9 other financial institutions 
Oct 4
New Zealand win the 2014 Rugby Championship 
Oct 5
South Sydney Rabbitohs win the 2014 NRL Grand Final 
Oct 6
John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser win the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 
Oct 7
Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura win the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing blue light emitting diodes 
Oct 8
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is awarded the $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize 
Oct 8
Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy 
Oct 9
Patrick Modiano wins the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature 
Oct 10
Malala Yousafzai & Kailash Satyarthi win the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize 
Oct 12
Evo Morales is re-elected President of Bolivia 
Oct 14
Richard Flanagan's novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North wins the 2014 Man Booker Prize 
Oct 15
Kansas City Royals win the MLB 2014 American League Championship Series 
Oct 16
New Zealand, Malaysia, Angola, Spain and Venezuela are elected to the United Nations Security Council 
Oct 19
A working human intestine is generated in a laboratory from stem cells in the United States 
Oct 20
Joko Widodo becomes President of Indonesia 
Oct 21
Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp 
Oct 21
San Francisco Giants win game one of the 2014 World Series 
Oct 26
Dilma Rousseff is re-elected President of Brazil 
Oct 28
Kansas City Royals defeat the San Francisco Giants 10—0 in the 6th game to tie the 2014 World Series 3-3 
Oct 29
San Francisco Giants win the 2014 World Series 
Oct 29
Madison Bumgarner is named MLB 2014 World Series MVP 
Oct 30
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks win the 2014 Japan Series 
Oct 31
2014 baseball HOF inductees: Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre 
Nov 3
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for world leaders to act on climate change following stark warning from scientists on its severe and irreversible effects 
Nov 4
Americans vote in mid-term elections which decide whether Democrats or Republicans control the Senate and pave the way for the 2016 White House race 
Nov 4
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko orderes army reinforcements to key southern and eastern cities in case of a new rebel offensive in the regions 
Nov 4
The body of the last missing victim of Italy's 2012 cruise ship disaster is found on board the wrecked Costa Concordia, which is being dismantled in Genoa 
Nov 4
More than 13 years after the original towers were destroyed in the 9/11 attacks, New York's 104-storey World Trade Center re-opens for business in Manhattan 
Nov 5
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key rules out sending troops to fight against Islamic State, but claims there are 40 NZers on 'terror watchlist' 
Nov 6
The Republicans win control of the US Senate in mid-term elections, increasing its power in the final two years of Obama's presidency 
Nov 8
Protests across New Zealand against the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations 
Nov 8
Mikhail Gorbachev warns that tensions between America and Russia over Ukraine have put the world on the brink of a new Cold War 
Nov 8
US President Obama authorises deployment of 1500 additional troops to help train and advise Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants 
Nov 9
United States lead air strikes in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul against Islamic State (IS) 
Nov 9
Celebrations held in Germany to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall; white balloons marking a stretch of the wall symbolize its disappearance 
Nov 9
Top African business leaders establish an emergency fund to help countries hit by the Ebola outbreak 
Nov 9
Asia-Pacific countries, including China and the United States, announce plans to co-operate more closely in the fight against corruption 
Nov 11
The captain of the South Korean ferry which sank in April is found guilty of gross negligence and sentenced to 36 years in prison 
Nov 11
An Italian appeals court overturns a manslaughter conviction against 6 scientists for failing to give adequate warning of a deadly earthquake 
Nov 11
The leaders of China and Japan meet for formal talks after more than two years of severe tension over a territorial dispute 
Nov 11
The people of Catalonia in north-eastern Spain vote in a disputed and non-binding poll on independence 
Nov 15
Vladimir Putin's press secretary says media reports that the Russian president plans to leave the G20 Summit in Brisbane early are nonsense 
Nov 15
World leaders gather in Brisbane for G20 Summit, which will focus on economic growth 
Nov 15
The parents of 43 Mexican students who disappeared start a nationwide bus tour in protest at the government's handling of the case 
Nov 15
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes under the Molucca Sea in eastern Indonesia, triggering a tsunami warning 
Nov 20
Nearly 5 million illegal migrants in the US will have the threat of deportation deferred, after President Barack Obama announces sweeping immigration changes 
Nov 23
A suicide bomber kills 40 people at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan 
Nov 23
An adviser to the Kenyan president says the slaughter of 28 people on a bus by the Somali militant Islamist group al-Shabab is intended to create a religious war in the country 
Nov 23
A magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes central Japan 
Nov 23
Republicans condemn US President Obama's use of executive powers to force through immigration reform 
Nov 23
Mass protests in Mexico by relatives of 43 missing Mexican students, who the authorities say were murdered by a drugs gang 
Dec 28
AirAsia Flight QZ8501, enroute from Surabaya to Singapore, crashes in the Java Sea killing all 162 people aboard. 
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