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World This Week: 25 August-31 August 2014

Sep 1, 2014 11:32 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 25 August to 31 August 2014. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

25 August 2014
• China detected tunnels in Xinjiang province and North Korean borders
• US Army destroyed experimental test of its Advanced Hypersonic weapon for public safety
• Union government decided to fence over Bangladesh waters based on Singapore model
• Japan to offer anti-viral drug favipiravir to treat Ebola
• French President Francois Hollande dissolved French government over economic policy
• Boko Haram leaders declared Islamic Caliphate in Gwoza town of Nigeria
• Avia Indra-2014, the Indo-Russia maiden aerial exercise started

26 August 2014
• French President François Hollande named the new French government
• Seven countries joined United States in arming Iraqi Kurds against ISIS
• Israel and Hamas agreed to Egyptian proposal for a complete ceasefire
• US President authorised surveillance flights over Syria
• WHO called for tough regulations to restrict use of e-cigarettes
• Historic Maharishi Walmeck Sawami Jee Temple faces demolition in Pakistan

27 August 2014
• Samsung unveiled 12 Sports Ratnas for the Incheon Asian Games
• 43 UN Peacekeepers held hostage by armed group in Syrian Golan Heights
• Archaeologists found two ancient Mayan cities Lagunita and Tamchen in Mexico

28 August 2014

• Recep Tayyip Erdogan sworn in as 12th President of Turkey
• Ice Bucket Challenge started to raise awareness and fund for ALS Disease

29 August 2014
• Pak Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif appointed as mediator to defuse political crisis
• US actor Harry Belafonte to receive Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Oscar Award

30 August 2014

• Centuries old Omari Mosque in Jabaliya in Gaza destroyed in Israel-Gaza conflict
• Yohann Diniz broke 50km Walk World Record at the European Athletics Championship

31 August 2014
• Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland set world record in womens hammer throw
• USFDA granted QIDP status to Indian pharmaceutical firm Wockhardt

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