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So we made it. The world didn’t implode, explode or get hit by a devastating meteorite – we survived. But despite the opinion of the incumbent USA president most educated people agree that the world is in trouble due to the way humanity is treating it. We are like a bully who doesn’t realise the damage he is doing to a sensitive subject. It may have taken a 15 year-old from Sweden to finally wake up the rest of us.
Throughout the decade there have been a huge amount of major news stories with 119 covered here. This website, although far from complete (it proved a bigger task than expected), has covered many of the minor, but in some ways, no less interesting stories.
But one question has not been answered – the name the decade will forever be known as. The rather dull “the 2010’s” seems to be the phrase chosen by the daily press, but that is, of course, the title of this website so maybe that was the right answer all along. We still prefer “the Onesies”
This website will continue to expand with new dates added, old stories discovered and hopefully will become a useful place of research.
Finally a mention to four of the finest sources of information available (for free) today. BBC News, Wikipedia, Encyclopaedia Britannica and the Internet Archive – Wayback Machine. We are lucky to have such amazing websites at our demand.
Twitter trends [from Trendinalia] – today from the World
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Armed conflicts and attacks
- American-led intervention in Iraq (2014–present)
- Angry supporters storm the United States embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, in response to the U.S. airstrike on Sunday against Kata’ib Hezbollah militants. Iraqi officials say the U.S. ambassador and staff have been evacuated, but the U.S. Army denies this. The U.S. ambassador is reportedly on holiday. U.S. President Donald Trump blames Iran for the attack. (The Independent) (The Guardian)
- According to an Iraqi official, demonstrators have prepared a sit-in protest in front of the embassy. (Xinhua)
- Protesters in Tahrir Square distance themselves from the events around the U.S. embassy. (Al Jazeera)
Business and economy
- Tencent, along with Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC Private Limited and the Qatar Investment Authority, purchase a 10% stake in the Universal Music Group. The former purchased it to build up its own music streaming service. (Reuters)
Disasters and accidents
- An 8 meters (26 ft) high fire ignites accidentally next to Adelaide Oval after the 9pm New Year’s Eve fireworks in Adelaide, South Australia. This comes following major controversy over the New Year‘s firework displays across Australia in response to ongoing bushfires. (News.com.au)
- 2018–19 Southern Africa drought
- Severe drought conditions continue in Zimbabwe where close to 7 million people are facing food shortages, according to a Catholic aid agency. Because of repeated droughts over the past five years, many of Zimbabwe’s small farmers are unable to feed their families. Catholic Relief Services is working with farmers teaching soil and water conservation methods. The agency offers drought-resistant crops to farmers and is cooperating on a notification system warning farmers about threats to their harvest. (Catholic News Agency) (Bloomberg News)
Law and crime
- A court in Abidjan sentences Charles Blé Goudé to 20 years in prison in absentia for his role in the Second Ivorian Civil War that followed the 2010 presidential election, his lawyers say. (Reuters)
- Former Bosnian Serb Army general Milomir Savčić is indicted for his role in planning the Srebrenica massacre. (Reuters)
- Aftermath of the 2019 Fresno shooting
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