2014 is a normal year starting on a Wednesday.
January 1 - Latvia introduces the euro.
January 2 - A magnitude 5.1 earthquake occurred off the eastern coast of Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
January 3 - Protests demand the resignation of the Hun Sen regime in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Five people were killed and 20 others were injured in the shooting by the police.
January 5 - A general election was held in Bangladesh amid a boycott of the opposition, and the opposition won the victory. On that day, anti-government protests broke out, killing about 100 people.
In some parts of North America, including Chicago, Illinois, the sensible temperature dropped to -46 degrees Celsius (-50.8 degrees Celsius in Fahrenheit used in the United States). This was recorded as the worst cold wave. In addition, South America suffered a heat wave, with the temperature in Argentina reaching 50 degrees Celsius.
The U.S. Senate has approved the approval of Janet Yellen, a candidate for Federal Reserve Chairman.
A large-scale protest broke out at the Korea Export and Processing Corporation in Bangladesh, killing one worker during the police suppression process.
The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Korea freezes the base rate at 2.50%.
January 11 – Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon dies after eight years in a vegetative state.
As the civil war in South Sudan continued, South Sudan residents took boats to escape the civil war and evacuated along the White Nile River.
The US government returns three statues, including a sandstone statue, to the Indian side.
January 15 - The two-day referendum on Egypt's new constitution was passed with 38.6% turnout and 98.1% in favor.
President Park Geun-hye held a summit with India and agreed to expand the CEPA and strengthen cooperation in the security field.
Massive floods in Sulawesiutara province, Indonesia, have killed at least 13 people and displaced more than 40,000.
A highly pathogenic avian influenza occurred in Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do. Twenty thousand ducks were slaughtered for this.
Typhoon Agathon in the Visayas and Southern Mindanails in the Philippines killed 34 people and damaged 460,000 residents.
US President Barack Obama has officially signed the Unified Appropriation Bill, which urges the Japanese government to comply with the comfort women resolution.
January 19 - A high-speed train developed and tested in-house at the Qingdao Vehicle Production Base in the People's Republic of China achieved a world record speed of 605 km/h.
It was revealed that more than 10 million customer information was leaked from KB Kookmin Card, NH Nonghyup Card, and Lotte Card.
An explosion at a feed plant in Omaha, Nebraska killed two people and injured 10 others.
In Libya, KOTRA Trade Director Han Seok-woo was kidnapped by four armed men.
Avian influenza spreads in Gochang-gun and Buan-gun, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea.
At least one person has died due to heavy snowfall in the northeastern part of the United States, including New York.
The World Economic Forum will be held for four days in Davos, Switzerland.
A state of emergency has been declared in Thailand for 60 days due to anti-government protests.
Anti-government protests broke out in Kyiv, Ukraine. Five protesters were killed by police firing.
The European Space Agency (ESA) uses the Herschel Infrared Space Telescope to capture evidence that the dwarf planet Ceres emits water vapor.
At least 30 people have died in a fire at a nursing home in Lil Berte, Quebec, Canada.
Catherine Samba Panja becomes interim president of the Central African Republic.
January 24 - Myanmar �