Basketball legend and youth icon Kobe Bryant who won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers was killed in a helicopter crash.
Nearly 500 people were infected and six died in China due to a pneumonia-like illness caused by a virus called Coronavirus.
Australia has been reeling under severe drought and unprecedented bushfires that created untold havoc this summer.
Iran witnessed massive protests after the Islamic Republic's leadership admitted that the military shot down a Ukranian flight by accident.
Iran released a statement in which the government admitted that it shot down a Ukranian airliner. It was also announced that the move was "unintentional" and the result of a "human error".
As clouds of tension gather over the Middle East after the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, Iran has placed a USD 80 million bounty on American President Donald Trump's head.
US President Donald Trump took to Twitter and said that if Iran attacks American personnel or assets, it will hit "very fast and very hard". He added that the US is targeting 52 sites in Iran.
The tensions between the United States and Iran have escalated since the killing of General Qassem Soleimani who was considered second in command after Iran’s supreme leader Ayatullah Khomeini.
Democratic Senator Kamala Harris criticised Indian external affairs minister S Jaishankar for not meeting Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal over Jammu and Kashmir resolution.
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg has been chosen by TIME magazine as the person of the year
Social Democrat party elected Sanna Marin, former transport minister, to the post of the prime minister of Finland.
United States Senator Kamala Harris has quit the 2020 US presidential race due to the lack of financial resources to fund her