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Portal:Current events/2014 August 27
Current events of
August 27, 2014
Armed conflicts and attacks
War in Donbass
journalists say they have been attacked at a cemetery in
while investigating reports that Russian soldiers were secretly buried after being killed in
Pro-Russian separatists in
push their way into the port of
, threatening to open up a new front in the war.
Syrian Civil War
UN Human Rights Council
issues a report accusing both
forces of committing war crimes in Syria.
(UN Human Rights Council)
The US government confirms that an American man believed to have been fighting alongside Islamist militants in Syria has been killed; the total number of Americans killed while taking part in the civil war rises to three.
rebels take over the border
after heavy fighting. Mortar rounds and rockets were launched into Israel. One
soldier is wounded by a bullet just days after rocket attacks from
Times of Israel
Disasters and accidents
Massachusetts Air National Guard
UN Refugee Agency
announces that over 2000 migrants from Africa and the Middle East have drowned this year while trying to reach Europe by boat, a record number.
Law and crime
, the Chief of the
International Monetary Fund
, is placed under investigation in
for alleged negligence dating back to her time as
Minister of Finance
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