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Wikimedia Commons has media related to 2014. Latvia officially adopts the euro as its currency and becomes the 18th member of the Eurozone. A launch of the communication satellite GSAT-14 aboard the GSLV Mk. II D5 marks the first successful flight of an Indian cryogenic rocket engine. 2014 Bannu bombing: A Taliban vehicle bomb attack on a Pakistani military convoy in the city of Bannu kills at least 26 soldiers and injures 38 others. The Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa begins, infecting at least 28,616 people and killing at least 11,310 people, the most severe both in terms of numbers of infections and casualties. The XXII Olympic Winter Games are held in Sochi, Russia.
Slopestyle events are introduced for the first time. Belgium becomes the first country in the world to legalise euthanasia for terminally ill patients of any age. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 airliner en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, disappears over the Gulf of Thailand with 239 people on board. Crimean status referendum, 2014: A referendum on the status of the Crimean Peninsula is held. Russia formally annexes Crimea after President Vladimir Putin signs a bill finalizing the process. During an emergency meeting, the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy, Germany, France, Japan, and Canada temporarily suspend Russia from the G8.
The United Nations International Court of Justice rules that Japan’s Antarctic whaling program is not scientific but commercial and forbids grants of further permits. The Donetsk People’s Republic unilaterally declares its independence from Ukraine. An estimated 276 girls and women are abducted and held hostage from a school in Nigeria. Korean ferry MV Sewol capsizes and sinks after an unmanageable cargo shift, killing 304 people, mostly high school students.
The Catholic Church simultaneously canonizes Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. Boko Haram militants kill approximately 300 people in a night attack on Gamboru Ngala. The Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic declare the formation of Novorossiya, also referred to as the Union of People’s Republics. The 2014 FIFA World Cup is held in Brazil, and is won by Germany. The military intervention against ISIL begins.
Felipe VI becomes King of Spain upon the abdication of Juan Carlos I. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant declares itself a caliphate. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a Boeing 777, crashes in eastern Ukraine after being shot down by a missile. All 298 people on board are killed. The United Nations Security Council adopts Resolution 2166 in response to the shootdown of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Air Algérie Flight 5017 crashes in Mali, killing all 116 people on board.