New York state's banking regulator hit Standard Chartered Bank with a 300 USD million fine and restrictions on its dollar-clearing business on August 20, 2014, for not detecting possible money laundering – the allegedly high-risk transactions from Hong Kong and the UAE.
Tens of thousands of protesters marched on Pakistan's parliament early on August 20, 2014, in a bid to depose the prime minister, as the nation's powerful military called for talks to resolve the week-long political drama.
The 77 meters luxury yacht 'The Smeralda' and the 88 meters 'Dubawi'' luxury yacht attract attention at the Saint-Malo harbour, Britanny, western France. Both belong to His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.
Malala Yousafzai, an education and women's rights activist, met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon during a conference on the United Nation's (UN) Millennium Development Goals on August 18, 2014 in New York City.
A wedding party of Morel Malcha, a Jewish, and Mahmoud Mansour, an Arab-Israeli, held on August 17, 2014, in the Israeli coastal city of Rishon Letzion, increased tensions among Israelis who are both in support and against the marriage.