Portal:Current events/February 2014

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February 2014 was the second month of that common year. The month, which began on a Saturday, ended on a Friday after 28 days.

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This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from February 2014.

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  • At least 10 people are dead and 35 injured when a bus falls into a ditch while travelling between the Indian cities of Pune and Satara. (NDTV)

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  • Archaeologists decrypt the jötunvillur runic code found on 13th century tablets. (Sciencenordic)

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  • Sony says it will sell its PC unit and split its TV division into a separate subsidiary as part of its restructuring programme. (BBC News)

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  • Russia's Foreign Ministry calls new US sanctions against Iran a "direct violation of the Geneva deal" and "unacceptable". (RIA Novosti)

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  • A presidential panel in Yemen agrees to transform the country into a federation of six regions. (Al Jazeera)
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  • Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip announces that he will be leaving office before scheduled parliamentary elections in 2015. (Deutsche Welle)
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  • CNN cancels Piers Morgan Live, starring British presenter Piers Morgan, due to low ratings. (The Guardian)
  • Pope Francis, in the most significant reform of the Roman Curia in 25 years, creates a second Secretariat, for Economic Affairs, headed by a Cardinal (which will work with the Vatican Secretariat of State, the reformed Vatican bank, or IOR, and the other economic departments of the Roman Curia), which will have an office with the power to audit any Vatican agency at any time. (AP via MSN News)
  • Mt Gox, an exchange of central importance in the history of the crypto currency bitcoin, closes down for an indefinite period under pressure from hackers. (Wired)

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  • Over 1,400 gold coins from the mid-19th century that were buried in eight cans are discovered by an anonymous couple while walking their dog in Gold Country, California. The find dubbed the Saddle Ridge Hoard is expected to be worth over $10 million dollars (USD) and is the largest known hoard of gold coins ever found in the United States. (USA Today)

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