August 2014

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August 2014 was the eighth month of the current common year. It began on a Friday and ended after 31 days on a Sunday.

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  • 2014 Kunshan explosion
    • At least 68 people were killed and more than 180 injured in an early morning explosion at a factory near Shanghai that makes automobile parts for General Motors. The factory produces aluminum alloy tire rims. (LA Times)
  • Landslides in Sun Kosi river of Nepal
    • At least 8 killed, hundreds missing in massive landslides fueling flash flood fears downstream, as entire Itani and Kagu settlements in Ramche VDC-5 are swept away and about 1 km Araniko Highway is destroyed. (Ekantipur)
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  • Russia bans all United States agricultural products, European Union fruit and vegetable imports in response to Western sanctions imposed on Russia over the Ukrainian crisis. (RT) (BBC)
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  • Officials in Karamay in Xinjiang, western China, places a temporary ban on Islamic headscarves, clothing and those with beards from using public transport, following violence in the region. (BBC)
  • Two medical students Neil Dalton, 23 and Aidan Brunger completing their exchange from Newcastle University to a hospital in Malaysian Borneo were murdered after 4 men followed them after an argument over singing in a bar and stabbed them from behind. (Telegraph)
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  • A bus crashes into a ravine in Tibet, killing at least 44 people. (Fox News)
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  • A tourist boat sinks near the Indonesian island of Sumbawa, with at least 10 foreign tourists and 5 Indonesian crew members missing. (BBC)
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  • At least 160 people are reported dead in floods and landslides following days of heavy rain in northern India and Nepal. (BBC)
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  • IAEA reports that Iran is continuing to meet its commitments under the interim accord that it reached with the P5+1. (Reuters)
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  • Iceland issues a red alert warning for the Bárðarbunga volcano meaning significant emissions are likely. (BBC)
  • A oil tanker carrying 5,000 liters of oil explodes while docking at the Lach Bang port, Thanh Hoa, Viet Nam killing two people and injuring four others. The fire is ignited either in the oil compartments or from the cooking gas cylinder. (Thanh Nien News)
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  • Sound supervisor Bryce Dion is accidentally shot and killed by police after being caught in the crossfire while working to film an episode for the reality series Cops. (New York Times)
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