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The Biggest News Stories of 2018 January 1st :Iceland Ensures Equal Pay for Men and Women Iceland Become The First Nation to Make pa...

The Biggest News Stories of 2018

January 1st :Iceland Ensures Equal Pay for Men and Women

Iceland Become The First Nation to Make paying Men More than Women Illegal.Passed On
the Women's Day the Year earlier. The bill makes it mandatory for companies employing
25 or more workers to pay men and women equally and came into effect on this day

January 11: Ecuador grants Julian assange citizenship.

on this day Ecuador confirmed it had conferred citizenship on the WikiLeaks founder
assange who has spent or 5 years as a guest of the countries embassy in London England
was neutralized in an attempt to circumvent the threat of arrest by British authority should he
leave the embassy’s grounds.

January 24: first ever cloning of primates

using similar techniques to the one that cloned Dolly the sheep, Zhong Zhong and Hua-Hua
- long tailed macaques were born in research facility in China. the monkey is the first
primates to be cloned - created using the single cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) technique.

February 6: SpaceX launches world's most powerful rocket.

the falcon heavy, a reusable heavy-lift launch vehicle, was launched from cape canaveral,
Florida US. able to carry nearly twice the payload as its nearest competitor The Delta IV
heavy from United launch alliance, it is also costs less for its first payload, company founder
Elon musk center Tesla roadster car into space

February 14: Jacob Zuma resigns.

after nearly a decade of power and under pressure from within his own party the South
African president resigned from his position. his return in office was made by repeated
allegations of corruption, Zuma was succeeded by Cyril ramaphosa.

March 18 Vladimir Putin re-elected.

the Russian president one over three-quarter afterwards and secured a fourth term in office (
for 6 years period). His opposites Pavel Grudinin
and Vladimir Zhirinovsky.

April 10- 11: Facebook founder testifies in Cambridge analytica

Early in the year, whistleblowers had revealed that the personal information of over 85
million Facebook users was sold to now-defunct political consulting and data analysis firm
called Cambridge analytica.

April 18: Saudi Arabia ends theater ban.

the country mark a 35 year ban on movie theatre by screening The marvel blockbuster
“black panther” at cinemas in the capital city of Riyadh. initial shows for initiation-only and
public showings began soon after.

April 27: Kim Jong UN crosses into South Korea.

the North Korean leader became the first from his Nation to cross the Korean demilitarized
zone, since its creation in 1953, to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae In (L).due to
held extensive tasks that revolve around the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

May 8: Donald Trump backs out of Iran nuclear deal.

On this day, the US President announced the withdrawal of his country from the Iran nuclear
deal, which is also called the joint comprehensive plan of action. This book was criticized by
politicians and experts like, including his predecessor, Barack Obama, who called it a
“serious mistake”.

May 10: Mahathir Mohamad becomes world's oldest head of

Following a decisive of victory for his coalition- Pakatan Harapan- the 92 years old
Mohammad became the world's oldest sitting head of government on this day, after being
sworn-in by the countries constitutional monarch, Sultan Muhammad V.

May 19: Prince Harry marries Meghan markle.

On this day, Harry married American actress Meghan markle at saint George chapel in
Windsor, England. The ceremony, which was attended by members of the royal family and
celebrities like former soccer champion David Beckham and his fashion designer wife
Victoria Beckham, also saw the newly- wed couple bestowed with the title- Duke and
duchess of Sussex.

May 31: US levies tariffs on Canada, EU and Mexico.

On this day, the US announced taxes on steel and aluminium imports (25% and 10%
respectively) from Canada, Mexico and the European Union. Remove was wrongly criticized
by heads of state of all three regions. Canada prime minister Justin trudeau called the tariffs
in”affront”to the long standing relationship between the neighbouring countries.

June 3: Guatemala volcanic eruption.

On this day, volcan de feugo erupted, burrying nearby villages in volcanic Ash, but in rocks
during a 16 hour long volcanic event that left at least empty dead.

June 12: US- North Korea summit.

In a first for the two Nations, Trump meet with Kim in Singapore, during the summit,this
signed a statement promoting peaceful relations and offering security guarantees for North
Korea. The document also reaffirmed the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

June 24: Saudi Arabia allows women to drive.

The Saudi government granted women the right to drive for the
first time in the country's history. Interior Minister general Saeed
bin Abdullah Al qahtani, said,”we must treat women with
respect, appreciation,trust and prevent any wrong doing that
may occur from any person towards those who drive the car on
the 10th of next month.

July 9: Eritrea in Ethiopia declared of conflict.

Signalling an end to a 20 year war,the two African countries had a bilateral summit in the
Eritrean capital of asmara. Where to pia prime Minister abiy Ahmed (L) and his eritrean
counterpart, president Isaias Afwerky signed a declaration that not only ended the world but
also promoted goals for cooperation in political, economic, social, cultural and security

July 13: Pakistan suicide bombing kills 149.

Early days before the countriy's general election, a suicide bomber detonated in explosive in
mastung, district during a rally for Balochistan awami party leader Siraj Raisani. The
explosion killed 149, including Raisani, and injured 186 others. The slamic state of Iraq and
levant claim responsibility for the event.

July 17: world's largest bilateral free trade deal is signed.

At summit held in Tokyo Japan, the host Nation and the European Union signed a free trade
deal aimed at creating the world's largest open economic zone. The deal was to help several
manufacturing sectors for both parties including the former's automobile industry and the
latter’s food sector.

July 25: water discovered on Mars.

On this day, researchers confirm the possibility of a body of liquid water on the planet. The
discovery was made by Marsis, a radar instrument are the European space agency's MARS
Express orbiter. According to findings, the 12.4 Mile wide(20 km) lake was under a mile (1.5
km) below in upper ice cover.

August 2: Apple is first trillion dollar company in US.

On this day, shares in the iPhone manufacturer diet in all time high of $ 207.39 at close of
trade,making it the first American company to be worth over 1 trillion dollars. Base in
Cupertino, California the company beats rivals Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft to the
record. Amazon crossed the mark shortly thereafter when its shares tight $2050.50 on the
morning of September 4.

August 8: floods in India kill over 480.

heavy rains cause extreme flooding in the South Indian state of Kerala, leaving over 480
people dead. This is considered the state’s worst such disaster in over a century.

August 12: NASA launches solar probe.

the Parker solar probe is an attempt to collect data from the outer Corona of the sun, without
you better understand the Dynamics of magnetic field at the sources of solar wind- a stream
of charged particles from the sun's upper layers.

August 14: Italy bridge collapse kills 39.

the partial collapse of the ponte morandi bridge in Genoa, after a violent Storm, killed 39
people. There were 35 cars and 3 drugs crossing at the time.

September 6: India decriminalizes homlsexuality.

after over two decades of companies by attributes and organisations, the supreme Court of
India decriminalised homosexual sex,which was earlier banned by a 160 year old law that
claimed the act was “against the order of nature”.

September 23: Indian launches world's largest state funded
health scheme.

Under the leadership of prime Minister Narendra modi, the government launched the
Pradhan mantri jaan arogya is designed to provide free secondary and tertiary
healthcare of UPTo $6827 today early 50 crore citizens across the nation.

September 28: Indonesia tsunami kills over 2100.

On this day,a magnitude of 7.4 earthquake hit the Indonesian island of sulawesi, way to get
a massive tsunami that left 2100 casualities, injured over 4600, David over 68,450 houses
and left around 680 people missing.

October 16: Canada legalises marijuana.

the nation joint a small list of few countries to legalize possession of Cannabis for
recreational purposes. Remove was part of a compaign promise made by prime Minister
Justin trudeau,who argued it would help to keep drugs away from minors and eat into the
profits of drug smuggling rings.

October 20: Saudi Arabia admits Jamal khashoggi death.

Ajana list in the former editor in chief of Al Arab news channel, khushboo ki flood his home
nation in September 2017 and went into exile, from where he wrote articles criticizing the
Saudi government and the ruling family.

October 23: world's longest sea bridge is opened.

Stretching over 30 4.2 miles (55 km), the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macaubridge connects the
three major cities on the pearl river delta. Inaugurated by Chinese President XI jinping,
average cost nearly 20 billion dollar to build.

November 8-25: wildfire Devastates California.

widely regarded as one of the most destructive wild files in American history, campfire
started in butty county in the northern part of the state. Killed 88 peoples, destroyed nearly
20,000 buildings and cars upto 10 billion dollar in damages. 74 inches into helicopters to
bring the blaze under control.

November 26: InSight leads on Mars.

The NASA robotic lander, Launched on May 5, blended in Elysium planitia region of the red
planet. Its mission is to conduct radio science experimentsin order to understand the internal
structure and rotation of the planet.



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