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2014 ( ) is a MMXIV common year starting on Wednesday in the Gregorian calendar, and is the current year. It is the 2014th year in the Common Era and Anno Domini designations, and the 14th year in the 3rd millennium and 21st century.
March 5 - Nicolás Maduro, the President of Venezuela, severs diplomatic and political ties with Panama, accusing Panama of being involved in a conspiracy against the Venezuelan government.
March 8 - Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 airliner en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, disappears over the Gulf of Thailand with 239 people onboard. 
March 9 - Mohammed Fahim, Vice President of Afghanistan serving since 2009, dies from a heart attack in Kabul. The Afghan government calls for a three day mourning period.
March 11 - Michelle Bachelet becomes the new President of Chile.
March 11 - The Republic of Crimea declares its independence from Ukraine and Russia.
March 16 - A referendum on the status of Crimea is held. 
March 18 - Chechnyan Islamic terrorist Dokka Umarov is declared dead by the Russian government.
March 21 - Russia formally annexes Crimea after President Vladimir Putin signed a bill finalizing the annexation process. 
March 22 - A large mudslide east of Oso, Washington, kills 41 people, 4 were seriously injured, and 2 are missing.
March 23 - Adolfo Suárez, former Prime Minister of Spain, dies from a respiratory infection after a nine year battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81 years old.
March 24 - The Malaysian government and airline officials announce that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 crashed somewhere in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Australia. All 239 passengers are presumed dead.
March 24 - The Madrid–Barajas Airport, Madrid's largest airport, is renamed to the Adolfo Suárez, Madrid–Barajas Airport to honor the late Prime Minister of Spain Adolfo Suárez.
March 27 - The United Nations General Assembly passes Resolution 68/262, recognizing Crimea within Ukraine’s international borders and underscoring the invalidity of the 2014 Crimean referendum.
March 29 - Andrej Kiska was elected to become the new President of Slovakia.
March 31 - Manuel Valls becomes the new Prime Minister of France. He succeeds Jean-Marc Ayrault.
March 31 - Adolfo Suárez's state funeral was held in Madrid.
March 31 - North Korea and South Korea exchange fire across the disputed western sea border after North Korea held live fire drills in seven parts of the area.
March 31 - 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.
April 3 - Nobel Prize laureate, Gabriel García Márquez, is hospitalized in Mexico for a respiratory and urinary tract infection.
April 5 - Presidential elections are held in Afghanistan.
April 6 - Mickey Rooney, legendary silent movie actor, dies at 93.
April 8 - Windows XP reaches its end-of-life and is no longer supported by Microsoft.
April 10 - In response to the 2014 Crimean crisis the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) passes a resolution, with 145 votes in favor, to temporarily strip Russia of its voting rights, the rights to be represented in the Bureau of the Assembly, the PACE Presidential Committee, the PACE Standing Committee and the right to participate in election-observation missions. 
April 16 - A South Korean ferry capsizes and sinks of the coast of Jindo County. 25 people are killed and about 300 are missing.
April 17 - Gabriel García Márquez dies of pneumonia in Mexico City. He was 87 years old.
April 18 - A massive avalanche hits Mount Everest killing 16 people and injuring 9.
April 27 - The Catholic Church canonizes Popes John XXIII and John Paul II on Divine Mercy Sunday. 
April 29 - Golden Globe Award-winning actor, Bob Hoskins, dies of pneumonia at the age of 71.
June - Hundreds of people are killed in a flooding disaster in Afghanistan.
June 2 - Juan Carlos I of Spain announces that he is abdicating the throne as King of Spain in favor of his son Felipe, Prince of Asturias.
June 2 - Telangana becomes India's 29th state.
June 4 - 3 RCMP officers are shot and killed in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.
June 5 onwards - A Sunni extremist group, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant attempts to take control of Baghdad in order to overthrow the Shiite government of Nouri al-Maliki.
June 6 - Commemorations are held to mark 70 years since the D-Day landings.
June 7 - Petro Poroshenko is sworn in as President of Ukraine.
June 8 - Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is sworn in as President of Egypt.
June 10 - Reuven Rivlin is chosen as the next President of Israel.
June 12 - The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil begins.
June 15 - Andrej Kiska becomes President of Slovakia.
June 15 - Legendary American disc jockey and voice of Shaggy Rogers, Casey Kasem, dies at 82.
June 18 - The Spain national football team, defending champion, is knocked out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the group stage by the Chile national football team.
June 19 - King Felipe VI of Spain is officially sworn in, succeeding his father, King Juan Carlos I of Spain.
June 24 - Former President of Venezuela, Ramón José Velásquez, dies at 97.
June 24 - Veteran character actor, Elie Wallach, dies at 98.
June 26 - Former United States Senator of Tennessee and White House Chief of Staff, Howard Baker, dies at 86.
July 1 - Italy assumes the six-month Presidency of the European Union.
July 7 - Alfredo Di Stéfano, legendary FIFA soccer player, dies at 88.
July 7 - Former President of Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze, dies at 86.
July 8 - Operation Protective Edge, an offensive launched on the Palestinian Gaza Strip by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), begins, starting with numerous missile strikes, following growing tensions between Israel and Hamas following the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June.
July 11 - Legendary drummer Tommy Ramone, last living member of The Ramones, dies of cancer at 65 years old.
July 11 - American journalist and ally of John F. Kennedy, John Seigenthaler, dies at 86.
July 13 - The final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup was held in Rio de Janeiro. Germany defeats Argentina.
July 13 - Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize-literate and anti- apartheid writer, dies at 90.
July 16 - Legendary American guitarist, Johnny Winter, dies at 70.
July 17 - After a five-hour humanitarian ceasefire, Israel confirms the beginning of a ground offensive in Gaza. 
July 17 - Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 ( Boeing 777) crashes in Ukraine, after being shot down by a missile. 298 people die, including 15 crew members. 
July 17 - Elaine Stritch, legendary Broadway actress, dies at 89.
July 19 - Veteran American actor, James Garner, dies of a heart attack at 86.
July 21 - The United Nations Security Council adopts Resolution 2166 in response to the shootdown of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. 
July 23 - The 2014 Commonwealth Games begins in Glasgow, Scotland.
July 24 - Air Algérie Flight 5017 crashes in Mali, killing all 116 people on board. 
July 24 - Reuven Rivlin became President of Israel.
July 30 - Julio Grondona, President of the Argentine Football Association, dies at 82.
August 1 - Footballer and Belarusian football coach, Valyantsin Byalkevich, dies of a blood clot at 41.
August 3 - The 2014 Commonwealth Games ends in Glasgow, Scotland.
August 4 - James Brady, former White House Press Secretary under the Ronald Reagan administration and gun activist, survived the Attempted assassination on President Reagan, dies at 73.
August 5 - American general, Harold J. Greene, is killed by an Afghan soldier while traveling to a facility. He becomes the first high ranking general to be killed since the September 11 attacks.
August 8 - The United States Military begins a series of air strikes in northern Iraq to stem the flow of ISIS militants.
August 11 - Comedian and Academy Award-winning actor, Robin Williams, commits suicide at his home in Tiburon, California. He was 63 years old.
August 12 - Legendary Hollywood actress, Lauren Bacall, dies from a massive stroke in New York City. She was 89 years old.
August 19 - American photojournalist, James Foley, is beheaded by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant as revenge for the U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.
August 20 - Yoga guru, B. K. S. Iyengar, dies at 95.
August 24 - British Academy Award-winning director, Richard Attenborough, dies at the age of 90 in London.
episode "The End", the angel Zachariah sends Dean Winchester to this year to convince him to be a host for Michael. In this future, the Croatoan virus has spread across the world, Supernatural Sarah Palin is president, and Sam Winchester is the host for Lucifer. In
, Desperate Housewives Edie Britt dies and her ashes scattered across Wisteria Lane.
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