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Key events around the world in 2017

Paris - From the inauguration of US President Donald Trump to the exodus of Rohingyas from Myanmar, here are 12 events that marked 2017.

Passing on in 2017

Paris - From German political colossus Helmut Kohl to rock pioneer Chuck Berry, here are some of the personalities who passed away in 2017.

Hurricanes, heat waves, fires ravaged planet in 2017

Miami - Fierce hurricanes, heat waves, floods and wildfires ravaged the planet in 2017, as scientists said the role of climate change in causing or worsening certain natural disasters has grown increasingly clear.

Trump's year of shattered norms leaves world on edge

Washington - President Donald Trump erupted onto the global stage under the isolationist banner "America First" -- bent on tearing the multilateral world order down to its foundations.

Defeated militarily in 2017, IS remains a global threat

Paris - The year 2017 saw significant destruction to the Islamic State (IS), which lost almost all of its self-proclaimed "Caliphate" in Iraq and Syria, but experts warn the group is adapting and continues to be a threat.

Brexit, Catalonia test EU resolve against nationalism

London - From the hammer blow of Brexit to turbulence in Catalonia, new forms of nationalism are testing the relevance and unity of the European Union, analysts say.

The year the 'caliphate' collapsed

Beirut - 2017 will be remembered as the year the Islamic State group's ultra-violent statehood experiment was terminated, but Iraq and Syria are now left staring at ruined cities and daunting challenges.

Kremlin's new cyber weapons spark fears and fantasies

Moscow - From Donald Trump's election to Brexit and the Catalan crisis, accusations that the Kremlin is meddling in Western domestic affairs have heightened fears over Russian hackers, trolls and state-controlled media.
 

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