The biggest news stories of 2016

The biggest news stories of 2016

  • Legendary singer-songwriter David Bowie passed away aged 69 after a long and private battle with cancer
  • Actor Alan Rickman dies of cancer within days of Bowies death
  • The World Health Organization announces an outbreak of the Zika virus in January
  • Kim Jong un launches a long-rage rocket into space and in the process violates multiple UN treaties .

  • In March, ISIS claimed the lives of at least 32 people and injured 250 more in Brussels after three coordinated bomb attacks.
  • German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung caused controversy in April after publishing detailed information on more than 214,000 offshore companies in the so-called ‘Panama Papers’.
  • World-renowned Pop artist, Prince, dies at the age of 57 after an apparent overdose of fentanyl

  • EgyptAir Flight 804 crashes into the Mediterranean sea on route to Cairo from Paris, killing 66 people on board.
  • MP Jo Cox is murdered in Birstall, where she had been due to hold a constituency surgery. Her murderer, Thomas Mair, who stabbed and shot Jo before fleeing the scene, was handed a life sentence in prison for his so-called ‘act of terror’.
  • Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies of septic shock at the age of 74 after battling with Parkinson’s

  • The UK votes to leave the European Union in the referendum.
  • David Cameron resigns as Prime minister and is swiftly replaced by former home secretary Theresa May.
  • ISIS attacks Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, killing 45 and injuring around 230 more

  • International investigators conclude that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down by a Buk missile that came from an area controlled by pro-Russian rebels.
  • Researchers release reports that claim Global CO2 levels have exceeded 400 ppm, believed to be the highest levels experiences in human history.

  • Controversial business tycoon Donald trump is named president elect after a tense and controversial campaign against Hilary Clinton.
  • Former Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, is assassinated in Ankara whilst giving a speech.
  • ISIS attack a Christmas market in  Bretscheidplatz, Berlin after hijacking a lorry and driving through a large crowd of people, killing around 12 people and injuring 56 more.
  • Singer songwriter George Michael dies aged 53 on Christmas day.

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