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World This Week: 11 August-17 August 2014

Aug 18, 2014 15:47 IST

World this week provided by Jagranjosh.com is prepared with an intention help the aspirants and students of various competitive exams. This segment provides almost all important events that have happened in World in the week 11 August to 17 August 2014. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

11 August 2014
• Goalkeeping great Vladimir Beara of Croatia died at 85
• Oscar Winning Actor Robin Williams died
• Miroslav Klose of Germany announced retirement from International Football
• 72-hour ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas came into effect in Gaza
• Haider al-Abadi named as New Iraqi Prime Minister

12 August 2014
• UNHRC appointed members of Commission of Inquiry to probe human rights violations in Gaza
• WHO approved the use of experimental drug ZMapp to fight Ebola Virus
• World Elephant Day observed across the world on 12 August
• Sony Six bagged telecast rights for Champions Tennis League
• Jo Pavey of Great Britain became oldest-ever woman to win Gold in European Championships

13 August 2014

• Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died
• Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman to bag Fields Medal
• Fields Medal for the year 2014 awarded
• Real Madrid won UEFA Super Cup in Cardiff

14 August 2014
• Insect with smallest genome found in Antarctica

15 August 2014

• South Africa to evacuate up to 500 rhino from Kruger

16 August 2014
• China unveiled next generation ICBM Dongfeng -41

17 August 2014

• England won the Pataudi Trophy test-series 3-1 against India
• Roger Federer and Serena Williams won Cincinnati Tennis Open

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