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2017 Highlights : A Year in Retrospect

Published on 31 December 2017|
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Within a few hours, we’ll be closing the year to welcome the new. It’s been an eventful year for all of us, and some of the unique stories that unfolded in the past 12 months is definitely unforgettable. So, let’s walk down memory lane and see some of the highlights of this year.

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Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

A gunman opened fire on a massive crowed, which injured over 515 members of the public and killed another 58. The worst mass shooting in modern day happened on October 1 at Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival, Las Vegas. Stephen Paddock, the identified shooter, fired using an automatic weapon from his Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino’s 32nd floor room. Paddock was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside his suite.

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Donald Trump Inauguration

Who could forget the US’s 45th President Inauguration on January 20?  While Sean Spicer, former Press Secretary, claimed the inauguration had the biggest audience nationwide and worldwide, but it was far from the truth.

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London terrorists’ attacks

Earlier this year, London was left devastated following two terrorist attacks in less than three month apart.

The first was when Khalid Masood killed four and injured 50 people as he plowed his car into several pedestrians on Westminster Bridge on March 22, 2017.

After a few months, on June 3, another shocking attack happened when assailants aboard a van plowed into pedestrians on London Bridge before leaping out and stabbing people in Borough Market. Eight people were killed while 48 other were injured. Later, the attackers were identified as Rachid Redouane, Khuram Shazad Butt and Youssef Zaghba.

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Hollywood’s sexual assault and scandal controversy

More than 40 high profile men, such as chefs, actors, media personalities and business moguls shocked Hollywood and the world following allegations of sexual harassment. One of them was the accusation of fifteen men versus Kevin Spacey; five claimed they were abused when they were teenagers.

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2017 has been a whirlwind for all of us, and this list hasn’t even scratch the surface of it. The past 12 months has definitely filled us with both joy and grief, so congratulations for getting through 2017. Here’s wishing for a better year ahead!


Which other big story this year would you like to share with the community? Tell us in the comment section below.

Want to know what we think about one of the biggest movie this year? Read up on our review about Star Wars – The Last Jedi!

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