August 2014

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

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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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