Monday, 27 December 2010

Top News Stories of 2010;

 A reminder of the most significant stories of this year ranked from most to least.

  WikiLeaks: Transforming journalism
  WikiLeaks and Assange captured everyone's attention this year. Revealing secrets and creating scandal, this  is No. 1

  Flotilla: Gaza back in spotlight
  Israel's attack on an aid fleet stirred international outrage and put Gaza's plight back in focus.

   Haiti: A series of catastrophesA year of chaos as poverty, natural disaster, a cholera epidemic and mass political unrest place Haiti at  No.   3
Gulf Oil Spill: Man-made disaster
April saw one of the worst environmental disasters in US history, placing the BP debacle at No. 4

Pakistan: A flood of misery
Disaster leaves millions displaced, crippling a country already under economic and security stress.

Chile: A miracle rescue
The world was captivated by the dramatic rescue of 33 miners trapped underground for 70 days.

World Cup: The games come to Africa
This year the world's greatest sporting event graced African shores; the World Cup's triumphs and tears make No. 7

Europe: Rising to the right
Europe has moved considerably right this year. From islamophobia to tax-cuts, the trend is consistent.

Iceland: Eyjafjallajokull erupts
Eyjafjallajokull erupted into 2010.

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