Top global stories of 2014

Ranging from the outbreak of Ebola to the disappearance of the Malaysian airplane. As with every other year, there are some events happening in 2014 that are more significant than many others. In the foundation of merely my own compilation, the following is a listing of a number of occasions which have shaken the world this year, the are events which will get us remember 2014 for quite a long time. I am unsure if I have covered them all but at least these have been the ones that I will recall the most. Thus, feel free to add any other major happenings that you believe I may have left out they matched with the threshold to be in my list, via remarking below.

Ebola virus outbreak is the first event this year which can be noted and initial reports of the virus emerged in West Africa. The Ebola virus quickly became an outbreak that spread like termites across Africa. When the World Health Organization asserted the report released signifying five to six thousand fatalities was a gross underestimation. Fewer unconfirmed cases were reported in Germany, Spain and USA triggering enormous fears and concerns of a worldwide outbreak. Fortunately, the dreaded uncontrollable prevalent of the virus didn’t materialize and 2014 will end without any more mortalities.

In 2014, one of Nigeria’s major insurgent group found an attack to kidnap a total of 276 female students. Boko Haram, a known terrorism group claim responsibility of the kidnappings and cited detest as the motive for their activities for westernization. I can envision that in case you reside in Nigeria and you’ve got a daughter, you will never be able to live in peace. This event reminded me of how fortunate I am to be living far from such terror and it demonstrated me how to be more grateful for what I have.

Following the passing of Osama bin Laden, the world believed the origin of extremism was de-escalated. The unexpected rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) caught us by surprise. Most individuals were captured without guard with the US military confessing to underestimating strong extremism movements have become. ISIL used social media systems to spread propaganda by uploading videos of kidnapped foreign citizens being brutally beheaded. USA nevertheless rallied the world and launched a huge offensive attack in an attempt to ruin ISIL in 2014.

Not every will recall when the global monetary crisis occurred in 2008, what petroleum price was. Back then, petroleum price was in the range of $60 per barrel. Afterward in the following years, it crept up with the doubling of several household owners’ utility gas statement, much to the chagrin of they to the greatest amounts at $130 per barrel. Finally in 2014, the petroleum crisis happened and it drop back to the pre-2008 degree. All along I considered that lower oil cost would be great for typical man like me when I read that such low cost is really bad for the international marketplace, but I was perplexed. By the end of 2014, several US cities had their gas prices. 2014 looked like the year that American vehicle owners will recall the most.

This list is definitely not an exhaustive list and also you may remember the year 2014 for events other than what are listed here. But the world will likely be quite so dull if all of us see things the same way. You might have your own interests and that will, to a big extent, determines which events are somewhat more critical to you personally.

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