2014 was a groundbreaking year in space exploration marked by the first successful landing of a probe on a comet, the maiden launch of NASA's Orion spacecraft, and new stunning images captured by the Hubble telescope.
Officer Rafael Ramos along with officer Wenjian Liu were shot dead one week ago as they sat in their marked patrol car at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Tompkins Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
New York remembers the two policers who were shot dead while on duty the night of December 20, 2014. The two officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, were shot dead as they sat in their marked patrol car at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Tompkins Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The suspect, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, ran into a nearby subway station where he shot himself in the head. UPI/John Angelillo
While demonstrators marched in the U.S. protesting police violence, pro-democracy activists occupied Hong Kong, and rioters took to the street of Kiev. Immigration, Independence, Climate Change, and Human Rights were all major themes in 2014, the year of the protester.
Hundreds of Christian pilgrims visit where tradition believes Jesus Christ was born, in Bethlehem, West Bank during the month of December. Palestinian officials say the number of tourists has significantly dropped since the Israeli-Gaza war in the summer.
President Barack Obama discussed various subjects including the Cuba, Sony, North Korea and the economy at a year-end press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on December 19, 2014.
Protesters in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., St. Louis and major cities across the country marched this weekend bringing attention to the recent incidents of police brutality against African Americans and to protest the recent Mike Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions.
The film, starring US actors Seth Rogen and James Franco, is a comedy about a CIA plot to assassinate its leader Kim Jong-Un, played by Randall Park. North Korea has vowed 'merciless retaliation' against what it calls a 'wanton act of terror' -- although it has denied involvement in a massive cyber attack on Sony Pictures, the studio behind the film.
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