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  • China
    Thursday Feb 1, 2018

    Bitcoin

    Complete ban

    China
    Thursday Feb 1, 2018

    China banned trading in bitcoin, with the first steps taken in September 2017, and a complete ban that started on 1 February 2018.




  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand
    Friday Feb 2, 2018

    Jacinda Ardern

    Waitangi Day

    Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand
    Friday Feb 2, 2018

    On 2 February 2018, Ardern travelled to Waitangi for the annual Waitangi Day commemoration; she stayed in Waitangi for five days, an unprecedented length.Ardern became the first female prime minister to speak from the top marae. Her visit was largely well-received by Māori leaders, with commentators noting a sharp contrast with the acrimonious responses received by several of her predecessors.




  • Parkland, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 14, 2018

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

    Parkland, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 14, 2018

    On February 14, 2018, a gunman opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people and injuring 17 others. Witnesses identified Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old former student at the school, as the assailant. Cruz fled the scene on foot by blending with other students. He was arrested without incident about an hour later in nearby Coral Springs.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Feb 15, 2018

    Murder of Gabriel Fernandez

    Pearl Fernandez plead guilty

    U.S.
    Thursday Feb 15, 2018

    Pearl Fernandez plead guilty on February 15, 2018 to her charge as part of a plea deal to avoid the death penalty, and was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.




  • Philippines
    Monday Feb 19, 2018

    Xiaomi

    First Mi store in Philippines

    Philippines
    Monday Feb 19, 2018

    On 20 February, Xiaomi opened its first Mi Store in the Philippines.




  • Paris, France
    Wednesday Feb 21, 2018

    George Weah

    Weah's first Official Visit Outside Africa

    Paris, France
    Wednesday Feb 21, 2018

    On 21 February 2018, Weah made his first official visit outside Africa, to France, meeting French President Emmanuel Macron. The meeting focused on improving the relationship between France and Liberia and also sought French help for a sports development project in Africa.The meeting was also attended by Didier Drogba, Kylian Mbappé and FIFA president Gianni Infantino.




  • Rome, Italy
    Thursday Feb 22, 2018

    Ciro Immobile

    First European hat-rick

    Rome, Italy
    Thursday Feb 22, 2018

    On 22 February 2018, Immobile scored a hat-trick in the Europa League round of 32 second leg home to Steaua București in a 5–1 win, which allowed Lazio to qualify, 5–2 on aggregate, to the round of 16.


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