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2014 – The Russian Annexation of Crimea

18 March 2014 – Crimea This sort of thing wasn’t supposed to happen any more. Europe had found other ways to settle its disputes. Armies just don’t walk into their

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2013 – The Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

28 February 2013 – Vatican City Pope’s aren’t supposed to retire. It’s meant to be a job for life. Albeit, quite a short life, since most Bishops of Rome aren’t

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2012 – The London Paralympics

29 August 2012 – London The London Paralympics went mainstream. At least in Britain. Continued enthusiasm following the successful Summer Olympics, combined with a concerted effort by Channel 4 to

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2011 – The Arab Spring

25 January 2011 – Cairo From 2010 to 2012 a series of revolutions spread across the Arab world. Anger at the ruling classes was fuelled by social media and the

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2010 – Wikileaks

25 July 2010 – The Internet… Sensitive documents have always been leaked. Sometimes these come from “whistle blowers”, unhappy at the way institutions or government departments have acted. Sometimes these

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2009 – H1N1

25 April 2009 – Geneva Overall … I consider [the British government’s] response to have been proportionate and effective. There is much good practice on which to build. I heard

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2008 – The Great Recession

29 September 2008 – New York The economic climate of the early twenty-first century will be explained with reference to the stock market crash in 2008. Because exactly the same

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2007 – The iPhone

29 June 2007 I find it quite hard to believe that the smart phone is less than a decade old. I remember not having a mobile phone, even when many

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2006 – Pluto

24 August 2006 – Prague Two and two is four. Apples fall when you drop them. The Battle of Hastings was in 1066. And there are nine planets. Facts all.

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2005 – Hurricane Katrina

29 August 2005 – New Orleans It’s been ten years since Katrina tore through the South East of the United States, causing thousands to lose their lives and billions of

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