Big Stories of 2016

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Published on January 1, 2017

Author: LJLombos



2. 4 JANUARY 2016 | “This is an escalation that will create havoc in the region,” | Saudi cuts off diplomatic ties with Iran

3. 6 January 2016 North Korea claims successful hydrogen bomb test in ‘self-defence against US’ | …the country had successfully tested a “miniaturised hydrogen bomb” underground… |

4. 01/08/2016 Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Has Been Caught, Says Mexican President | “Mission accomplished: We’ve got him. I want to inform Mexicans that Joaquin Guzmán Loera has been arrested,” |

5. 13 February 2016 Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill: Catholic and Orthodox Church leaders meet for first time in 1,000 years | It was the first meeting…since the East-West Schism of 1054 |

6. 17 January 2016 | …she vowed to preserve the status quo…adding Beijing must respect Taiwan’s democracy… | Tsai Ing-wen elected Taiwan’s first female president

7. FEBRUARY 9, 2016 Scores injured in Hong Kong’s worst violence since 2014 | Police fired warning shots…after an effort…to clear illegal food stalls morphed into a riot |

8. FEB. 11, 2016 Gravitational Waves Detected, Confirming Einstein’s Theory | …the sound of two black holes colliding…fulfilled the last prediction of Einstein’s general theory of relativity |

9. January 11, 2016 David Bowie Dead at 69 | “He will always be with us. For now, it is appropriate to cry.” |

10. March 22, 2016 ISIS Claims Responsibility for Brussels; More Than 30 Dead | The terror attacks were the most deadly in Belgian history |

11. Apr 21, 2016 Crowds celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday walkabout | …world’s oldest monarch intent to keep doing the job she has performed for more than six decades |

12. 19 May 2016 Airbus confirms EgyptAir flight 804 ‘lost” over Mediterranean | …among those on board were 30 Egyptians, 15 French citizens, two Iraqis and one person each from Britain, Canada, Belgium, Sudan, Chad, Portugal, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Algeria |

13. MAY 29, 2016 Gorilla Shot Dead at Cincinnati Zoo After Child Climbs in Enclosure | …”the threat from the gorilla was neutralized by a Cincinnati Zoo employee with one shot from a long rifle,”… |

14. June 4, 2016 Muhammad Ali, ‘The Greatest,’ dies at 74 | “After a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74” |

15. 6 June 2016 | …CRISPR might be used…at recognising and killing cancer | Gene editing technique could transform future

16. June 13, 2016 Orlando shooting: 49 killed, shooter pledged ISIS allegiance | “We know enough to say this was an act of terror and act of hate,” President Obama said in an address to the nation from the White House |

17. 24 June 2016 UK votes to leave EU after dramatic night divides nation | The decision…represents the biggest shock to the political establishment…across Europe for decades |

18. 30 JUNE 2016 Rodrigo Duterte, 'the punisher', sworn in as Philippines’ president | Mr Duterte…fought the election promising to crack down on government corruption…including a pledge to reintroduce the death penalty |

19. July 10, 2016 Black Lives Matter protestors return to the streets | Protestors marched again…in cities nationwide to decry police brutality after the killing of two African-American men by police…|

20. July 15, 2016 Truck Attack Kills Dozen in Nice, France | At least 84 people were killed and 18 critically wounded |

21. JUL. 18, 2016 Russia May Face Olympic Ban as Doping Scheme Is Confirmed | …the World Anti-Doping Agency…presented proof that a state-run doping program was executed during the Sochi Olympics… |

22. July 18, 2016 Venezuela food shortage: Family liquidates savings to stockpile food | …they feel hunger drawing close |

23. 21 JULY 2016 | Under a state of emergency in Turkey, the president can largely rule by decree | Turkey declares ‘state of emergency’ after failed coup

24. Jul. 29, 2016 ‘Zika is now here’: Mosquitoes now spreading virus in US | “This is not just a Florida issue. It’s a national issue — we just happen to be at the forefront,” |

25. 6 August 2016 | The build-up to 2016 has been played out against a deep recession and political protests in Brazil | Rio Olympics 2016: Opening ceremony celebrates Brazil to open Games

26. AUG 14, 2016 Michael Phelps Relishes His Golden Exit from the Olympic Stage | After his 23rd time atop the podium…the legend was gone |

27. Aug. 23, 2016 The Pokémon Go phenomenon has peaked, and is in decline | …weekly active user count in the US on July 4 at around 40 million… |

28. Aug. 28, 2016 Europe’s refugee crisis simmers despite efforts to solve it | …European nations tightened border controls, set up naval patrols…limit the numbers crossing, shut the Balkan route…and tried to speed up deportations… |

29. SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 Dilma Rousseff impeached by Brazil’s Senate in historic vote | …a historic decision that ends nearly 14 years of rule by her leftwing Worker’s party in Latin America’s largest country |

30. 3 SEPTEMBER 2016 'The moment we finally decided to save our planet': US and China ratify Paris climate deal | “This is a very important step for China and the US – the two big countries and also two big emitters – to join the agreement,” |

31. SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 Stumpf resigns from Fed panel as Wells scandal deepens | Wells Fargo said it was his “personal decision…His top priority is leading Wells Fargo.” |

32. SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 Earth posts 16th straight month of unsurpassed heat | Such a lengthy period of record-setting warmth is unprecedented in 137 years of temperature observation… |

33. October 3, 2016 Colombians Reject Peace Referendum With FARC Rebels | The government says it doesn’t have a plan B |

34. 14 October 2016 | …ending the civil war in Syria would be his biggest challenge | Portugal’s Antonio Guterres elected UN secretary-general

35. October 30, 2016 Italy earthquake: 6.6-magnitude tremor rocks nation’s center | The earthquake…comes on the heels of a devastating quake in August, which killed nearly 300|

36. NOV. 3, 2016 Rain Delay Speech Helps End Drought as Chicago CubsWin Historic World Series | This Fall Classic would not nearly be large enough to contain the 108 years the Chicago Cubs had gone since their last title and the 68 years for the Cleveland Indians. |

37. NOV. 9, 2016 Donald Trump Is Elected President in Stunning Repudiation of the Establishment | …a stunning culmination of an explosive, populist, and polarizing campaign that…aim at the…long-held ideals of American democracy |

38. November 26, 2016 Former Cuban Leader Fidel Castro Dies at 90 | On Twitter, President-elect Donald Trump said only, “Fidel Castro is dead!” |

39. Dec 9, 2016 South Korean parliament votes overwhelmingly to impeach President Park | …become the country’s first elected leader to be expelled from office in disgrace |

40. DEC 13, 2016 Trade and security: The demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership could make the world more dangerous | …the TPP would be the main building block of FTAAP, but China has clearly beaten us to the punch… |

41. December 16 FBI in agreement with CIA that Russia aimed to help Trump win the White House | …President Obama issued a warning to Moscow that it could face retaliation… |

42. 20 DECEMBER 2016 | …the angry gunman screamed: “Don’t forget Aleppo” | Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov shot dead in Ankara

43. 12/22/2016 Syrian Army Has Taken Back All Of Aleppo | Assad said retaking Aleppo was a victory shared with his Russian and Iranian allies |

44. DECEMBER 23, 2016 United Nations Demands End to Israel Settlement Building; U.S. Abstains | …the United States broke with tradition and abstained from voting on the controversial measure |

45. DECEMBER 24, 2016 A bailout of Monte dei Paschi is not enough | Given the persistent sluggishness of Italy’s economy, banks will continue to require periodic state bailouts if they cannot be run profitably. |

46. December 31, 2016 Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds to Be Buried Together | “She didn’t die of a broken heart. She just left to be with Carrie.” |

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