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The world in 2016

Paris, France | AFP |  The shock election of Donald Trump to the White House, Britain crashing out of the European Union, attacks in Europe and the deaths of Mohammed Ali and David Bowie: 2016 has been a momentous news year. Here are some of the main events that marked …

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93 journalists killed in 2016

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Ninety-three journalists and media staff were killed around the world in the course of their work in 2016, with Iraq and Afghanistan the deadliest countries, the International Federation of Journalists said Friday. The IFJ said the figure, 19 less than in 2015, was for journalists …

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Plane hijackings in past decade

Paris, France | AFP | Hijackings like the one on Friday of a Libyan plane have become relatively rare since the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the United States led to increased security. The hijackers who diverted the plane on Friday to Malta released everyone onboard and surrendered. A …

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YEAR 2016: Notable deaths of the year

Paris, France | AFP | From legendary British singer David Bowie to Cuban leader Fidel Castro and American boxer Muhammad Ali, here are some of the notable figures who died in 2016. – January – – 5: PIERRE BOULEZ, 90, French conductor-composer. – 7: ANDRE COURREGES, 92 French fashion designer …

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