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Top Global Stories From 2022: Quick Recap Of All The Major News Headlines From Around The World

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The year 2022 witnessed major highs and lows and a great number of events that shocked and even excited the world. From sports, to politics to entertainment, a lot happened on various fronts. Let us look at some of the major headlines of the year gone by. 

  • USA-Russia Prisoner Swap: Basketball Player Brittney Griner In Exchange For Arms Dealer Viktor Bout

Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury center and Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) All-Star was released from a Russian penal colony in exchange for arms dealer Viktor Bout. 

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Brittney Griner, US Basketball Star, Released From Russia In Exchange For Arms Dealer Viktor Bout

  • Queen Elizabeth II Dies; Prince Charles Becomes King Of England

The Queen is dead, the throne has passed immediately and without ceremony to the heir, Charles, the former Prince of Wales.

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Charles Becomes King Of England As The Face Of A Nation Changes

  • Germany Thwart Coup Attempt By Far-Right Group To “Overthrow State”

The German police arrested 25 members and supporters of a far-right group. According to the prosecutor’s office, they were preparing a fierce overthrow of the government

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Germany Thwart Coup Attempt By Far-Right Group To “Overthrow State”

  • Rishi Sunak Becomes The Youngest Prime Minister Of UK; Liz Truss Resigns After Boris Johnson

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Rishi Sunak – Akshata Murthy

British MP Rishi Sunak was elected Conservative leader and became the next prime minister of the United Kingdom.

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UK: Rishi Sunak Becomes Youngest Prime Minister To Sworn In Today

  • Russia Invades Ukraine: War Continues Still After 11 Months

Vladimir Putin announced, during the night, the beginning of a large-scale military operation on Ukrainian territory. Russia had planned the move very smoothly to annex territories of its southwestern neighbor. The war, currently in its 11th month.

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Russia’s Final Warning: “Ukraine Accepts Its Proposal Or Else Its Army Will Decide”

Ukraine-Russia: Putin Declares War As Russian Ground Troops Cross Border

 

  • COVID-19: China Records Million Infections And 5,000 Deaths A Day

China records more than a million new infections a day and daily deaths stand at 5,000 people

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COVID-19: New Study Finds China Records Million Infections And 5,000 Deaths A Day

  • Nepal: Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ Becomes New Prime Minister 

Pushpa Kamal Dahal, a former Maoist guerilla, was named prime minister for a third time.

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Nepal’s Ex-Rebel Chief ‘Prachanda’ Becomes New Prime Minister

  • Pakistan: Former PM Imran Khan Escapes Assassination Attempt

Imran Khan, Pakistan’s former prime minister, was out of danger after surviving a shooting at a political protest march in Pakistan.

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Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan Injured In A Firing During His Rally

  • Poland Allies With US To Build First Nuclear Power Plant

Poland has announced that it will build its first power plant with the help of the US government and Westinghouse. 

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Poland Allies With US To Build First Nuclear Power Plant

  • Giorgia Meloni Sworn In As Italy’s First Female Prime Minister

Under the gold of the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome, the new Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, leader of the post-fascist Fratelli d’Italia party, and her ministers were sworn in.

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Italy: New Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni And Her Government Sworn In

  • Uganda Faces Major Ebola Outbreak

Health authorities and World Health Organization (WHO) declare an outbreak of Ebola after confirming a case of the relatively rare Sudan strain in Mubende district in central Uganda.

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WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak In Uganda; Found Sudan Strain

  • Thailand Massacre: 24 Kids Among 36 Killed In Shooting At Nursery By Ex-Cop

A former Thai policeman killed at least 34 people in a mass shooting and also his wife and children before killing himself. 

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Thailand Mass Shooting: At Least 34 People killed By Ex-Policeman

  • North Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles Over Japan

North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile off its east coast and the nuclear-armed country fired a missile over Japan for the first time since 2017.

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North Korea Fires Its Longest-Range Ballistic Missile Over Japan

  • Burkina Faso Sees Second Coup 

Burkina Faso’s army captain, Ibrahim Traore, declared on Friday that the army had ousted military leader Paul Henri Damiba.

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Burkina Faso’s Military Ousts Leader Damiba

  • Emmanuel Macron Sworn In For Second Term As France’s President

Emmanuel Macron won the presidential election. Macron won 58.5 percent of the vote in the second round and was reelected.

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Macron’s Second Term In Office Will Be Marked By Novelty And Action

  • North Korea Declares Itself A Nuclear Weapons State

North Korean state news agency KCNA has said that the country has passed a law declaring itself to be a nuclear state.

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North Korea Declares Itself A Nuclear Weapons State

  • India Commissions First Indigenous Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant

India joined an elite club of nations on Friday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi commissioned the indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant.

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Indian PM Modi Commissions Nation’s First Indigenous Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant

  • Japan Pledges Around $30 Billion In African Aid At Tunisia Conference

Japan is set to promise some $30 billion in aid for African development at a conference to be held in Tunisia

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Japan To Pledge Around $30 Billion In African Aid At Conference

  • Somali Forces End 30 Hour Hotel Seize By Al-Shabaab Militants

Somali security forces ended a nearly one-day siege by al-Shabab militants after successfully charging into the Villa Rose Hotel in the capital, Mogadishu. 

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Somalia’s Villa Rose Attack: Troops Overtake Al-Shabab Fighters; End Seige

  • William Ruto Wins Kenya’s President Elections

The electoral commission of the country said that Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto has been elected as the country’s next President.

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William Ruto Declared Winner Of Kenyan Presidential Vote

  • French Army Ends Nine-Year Mission In Mali

Invited to Mali to fight terrorism, Parisian troops quickly fell out of favor with the African nation’s government. 

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France Ends Military Mission In Mali

  • Finnish PM Sanna Marin Takes Drugs Test After Party Video Scandal

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said on Friday she had taken a drugs test in the wake of video footage published earlier this week that showed her partying with friends, and vowed she had never used illegal drugs.

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Finnish PM Sanna Marin Takes Drugs Test After Party Video Scandal; New Clip Emerges Of Her Dancing Intimately With Mystery Man

  • Aung San Suu Kyi Jailed For Six More Years On Corruption Charges

A Myanmar junta court jailed Aung San Suu Kyi for six years for corruption

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Aung San Suu Kyi Jailed For Six More Years On Corruption Charges

  • Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Longest-Serving Prime Minister, Dies After Being Shot

Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, 67, has been assassinated while giving a campaign speech in southern Japan

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Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Longest-Serving Prime Minister, Died On Friday After Being Shot

  • South Africa: 21 Teens Die In A Pub Due To Accidental Poisoning

Mourners expressed anger and despair on Monday at the death of 21 teenagers in a tavern at the weekend

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Anger, Tears In South Africa After 21 Teens Likely Accidentally Poisoned In Pub

  • Anthony Albanese Is The New Prime Minister Of Australia

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has claimed victory in an extraordinary federal election that has swept the Coalition out of power while vaulting independent candidates into parliament to create a more powerful crossbench to negotiate with the new government.

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The Australian People Have Voted For Change: Anthony Albanese New Prime Minister

  • Google Acquires Cybersecurity Firm Mandiant In $5.4 Billion Deal

Alphabet Inc’s Google bought cybersecurity firm Mandiant Inc for $5.4 billion in a deal

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Preparing For Cyberattacks, Google Acquires Cybersecurity Firm Mandiant In $5.4 Billion Deal

  • Artemis I: NASA Successfully Launches Its Moon Mission

Artemis I
Artemis I is NASA’s Moon Mission with Orion capsule on board. It will orbit the moon.

NASA launched the Artemis I mission on Wednesday from Florida, with the American space agency’s mega Moon rocket commencing on a month-and-a-half-long journey.

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Artemis I Mission: NASA Successfully Launches Its Moon Mission With Manikins and Snoopy

  • Elon Musk Acquires Twitter for $44 Billion

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now become Twitter Chief after he finally took over one of the most popular social media platforms in one of the biggest deals in the sphere of technology. 

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Elon Musk Tweets, “Bird Is Free” After Taking Over Twitter; Fires Parag Agrawal

  • Central African Republic Becomes First African Nation To Adopt Bitcoin As Currency

Central African Republic has become the First African nation to adopt Bitcoin as currency which has become legal tender. 

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The Central African Republic Follows El Salvador In Making Crypto Legal Tender

  • Sri Lanka Imposes State Of Emergency As Economic Crisis Worsens

Sri Lanka imposes state of emergency amid protests

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has declared a public emergency amidst a spate of protests over the worst economic crisis in the country.

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Sri Lanka Imposes State Of Emergency As Economic Crisis Worsens

  • BTS Band Breaks To Pursue Solo Projects

The mega K-pop group BTS has announced that the group will be on “hiatus.” The reason given is that band members hope to launch solo careers.

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BTS Announce Break To Pursue Solo Projects

  • Takeoff, Of Atlanta Rap Trio Migos, Shot Dead At 28 In Houston

Rapper Takeoff, a 28-year-old member of the trio Migos, was shot dead on Tuesday at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas.

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Migos Rapper Takeoff, 28, Shot Dead In Houston

  • Ben Affleck And Jennifer Lopez Marry In Las Vegas

Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez has confirmed that she and Ben Affleck got married in Las Vegas

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Ben Affleck And Jennifer Lopez Marry In Las Vegas

  • Oscars 2022: Will Smith Publicly Apologizes For Slapping Chris Rock

The American actor Will Smith apologized publicly to comedian Chris Rock, whom he had slapped the day before on the stage of the Oscars after a joke about his wife. 

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Oscars 2022: Will Smith Publicly Apologizes For Slapping Chris Rock, The Latter Also Apologizes

  • Liverpool Defeats Chelsea To Win FA Cup

The Reds won the FA Cup at Wembley, a trophy they had not won since 2006. But it was not without difficulty. Jurgen Klopp’s men had to dig deep to defeat the valiant Blues.

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Liverpool Win Cup On Penalties Against Chelsea And Continue To Dream Of A Quadruple

  • Real Madrid Wins Champions League By Beating Liverpool 1-0

Real Madrid defeated Liverpool and won its 14th Champions League. 

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Real Madrid Won The Champions League By Beating Liverpool 1-0

  • Pele, Brazil Soccer Legend, Dies At 82 After Battle With Cancer

After a long battle with illness, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele, died at the age of 82.

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The Soccer World Mourns The “King” Pele, Who Died Yesterday

  • Argentina Beat France 4-2 On Penalties To Win Qatar World Cup

Argentina won the third World Cup in its history by winning the penalty shootout (3-3, 4-2 t.a.b.) in a legendary final against France Sunday in Lusail, Qatar.

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At The End Of A Completely Crazy Final, The Argentina Of Lionel Messi Wins The World Cup Against France

  • Serena Williams, Roger Federer Retire From Tennis

Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer called it quits as he posted a lengthy letter for his fans on social media.

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Roger Federer Retires From Tennis; Looking Back At Tennis Legend’s Grand Career

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