It should come as no surprise that most of the world is glad to usher in a brand new year as in 2017 a multitude of negative events rocked the world. To discover 5 of the top news stories from 2017, simply continue reading.
5 of the top news stories from 2017:
Donald Trump’s inauguration divides a nation
On the 20th of January, Donald Trump was sworn in as 45th President of the United States, an event which divided a nation. While Republic fans flocked to DC to witness Trump’s inauguration thousands of disgruntled citizens took to the streets to protest Trump’s election win. Trumps presidential win also concerned the international community, with over 2 million individuals worldwide protesting Trump’s inauguration.
Terrorists target an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England
On the 22nd of May, terrorists bombed an Ariana Grande concert held at the Manchester Arena. In total, 23 individuals were killed and over 500 spectators were injured as a result of the terrorist’s explosions. Amongst the fatalities of the bomber Salman Ramadan Abedi’s violent act of terrorism, there were several children who lost their lives as a result of attending Grande’s concert.
White supremacist runs over and kills a protestor
On the 12th of August, a white supremacist plowed his Dodge Challenger into a group of citizens who were protesting a public white supremacist rally which was held in Charlottesville, Virgina. As a result of the man’s act of hate, one woman ultimately lost her life and several others will seriously injured.
Further blood was shed at the Unite the Right rally with multiple brawls taking place and the police declaring a state of emergency. To add further fuel to the fire, some Unite the Right members decided to turn up to their rally wearing military-style uniforms and carrying loaded guns.
North Korea threatens the USA
North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un spent the year testing a wide variety of illegal nuclear weapons, which he threatened could be used against the USA. Although the United Nations condemned North Korea, the United Nations failed to stop North Korea from continuing to test illegal nuclear weapons.
Later in the year Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump, waged a war of words on Twitter, a social media platform. With individuals around the world, left puzzled at the current political climate, where international leaders have taken to insulting and threatening each other on popular social media platforms.
The US gets hit by not 1 but 15 serious natural disasters
In 2017 alone the US was hit by 15 serious natural disasters which are estimated to have cost the federal government 180 billion dollars in damages. Examples of some of the natural disasters which shocked the US include Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria, and Hurricane Harvey.
As a result of the torrential storm which took place during Hurricane Harvey parts of Texas were flooded and 82 Texas citizens lost their lives.
Whatever 2018 may bring, global citizens hope for less destruction, death, division, and devastation as 2017’s top new’s headlines were flooded with tragic new stories.