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World Events 2015 FIFA Women s World Cup held in Canada - June 6-July 5, 2015 FCC votes to regulate Internet service - February 26, 2015 US removes Cuba from state-sponsored terrorism list - May 29, 2015 Pan American Games held in Toronto - July 10-26, 2015 Five people killed in Boston shootings - August 12, 2015 UN summit discusses ways to combat ISIS - September 29, 2015 Shootout at park in New Orleans injures 16 - November 22, 2015 COP 21 is held in Paris - Nov 30-Dec 11, 2015 What is COP 21 all about? (Nov 30 - Dec 11) Charlie Hebdo shooting (Jan 7) Terrorist attack in Paris (Oct 13) 2015 French Open (May 24- June 7) 2015 Rugby World Cup (Sep 18 - Oct 31) Ireland Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage (May 22) German Jetliner Carrying 150 Passengers Crashes (Mar 24) Gunman Kills Dozens at Beach Resort in Tunisia (June 26) Migrant boat capsizes in Mediterranean, hundreds drown - April 19, 2015 President Morsi sentenced to 20 years in jail - April 21, 2015 Hundreds killed in Hajj stampede - September 24, 2015 Mecca Crane Crash 27 killed in Mali attack (Nov 20) Boko Haram attacks Baga town in Nigeria (Jan 8) Fighting in Yemen escalates after airport clashes - March 19, 2015 More than 2,000 killed in Indian heat wave - June 2, 2015 Netanyahu s Likud Party wins Israeli elections - March 18, 2015 Britain carries out first airstrikes in Syria - December 3, 2015 Alexis Tsipras voted back to power in Greece - September 21, 2015 Alexis Tsipras Back in Power After Greece Election - Sep 18, 2015 Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov killed - February 27, 2015 Two killed in Copenhagen terror attacks - February 14-15, 2015 David Cameron wins second term as PM - May 8, 2015 Princess Kate and Prince William celebrated the birth of a baby girl - May 2, 2015 China Ends One-Child Policy after Decades (Oct 29) Cruise Ship Capsizes on River in China (June 1) Earthquake Kills Thousands in Nepal (Apr 25) Landmark elections held in Myanmar - November 8, 2015 More than 2,000 killed in Indian heat wave - June 2, 2015 Turnbull Replaces Abbott as Australia's PM - September 14, 2015 Cricket World Cup 2015 (Feb 14  - Mar 29) Category Five Cyclone Hits Vanuatu (Mar 14) Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, found dead - Jan 18 2015 Mauricio Macri becomes new president of Argentina - November 22, 2015
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The year 2015 saw many important events. While some received a warm welcome, some were not quite pleasant. Here is a compilation of the 2015 events that created a stir and dominated the world's attention in 2015.

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07 Jan

  Two brothers and suspected Jihadis stormed the office of Charlie Hebdo near Bastill..
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08 Jan

Militant Islamist group Boko Haram unleashed a violent attack in the north-eastern Nigerian town of ..
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26 Jan

  In what is being referred to as one of the worst terror attacks in the country, a g..
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14 Feb

  A film director and a Jewish man were killed in twin shootings on February 14 and 1..
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21 Apr

  On April 21, an Egyptian court sentenced Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison for o..
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02 May

  Princess Kate and Prince William celebrated the birth of a baby girl on May 2. The ..
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22 May

  Though Ireland de-criminalised homose..
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12 Aug

  Five people were killed in four separate shooting incidents in ..
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18 Sep

24 Sep

  Hundreds of people taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage were killed in a stampede nea..
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13 Oct

The French capital witnessed bloodbath and mayhem on 13 November 2015 as terrorists allegedly arm..
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29 Oct

  In a landmark decision, the Communist Party of China..
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20 Nov

  Gunmen on November 20 attacked a hotel in ..
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22 Nov

Sixteen people were injured in a gun battle between two groups in a park in New Orleans, US, wher..
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30 Nov

  The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, ..
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03 Dec

Britain launched its first airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria, hours after lawmakers voted to ..
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14 Feb

  The 11th Edition of the Cricket W..
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24 May

  The 114th edition of the 2015 ..
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05 Jul

  The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup was held in Canada from June 6 to July 5. The..
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18 Sep

  The 8th Edition of the 2015 Rugby W..
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26 Oct

  The 2015 Pan American Games, also called the ..
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26 Feb

  The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on February 26 to regulate bro..
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27 Feb

  Boris Nemtsov, a leading Russian opposition figure and a fierce Putin critic, was s..
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18 Mar

  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party scored a s..
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19 Mar

  Yemen’s civil conflict escalated in March after rival factions in the souther..
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08 May

  Prime Minister David Cameron led his Conservative party to a decisive victory in th..
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29 May

The US officially removed Cuba from its list of countries that sponsor terrorism, preparing the b..
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14 Sep

21 Sep

  Alexis Tsipras, the leftwing leader of Greece..
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08 Nov

  Millions of Burmese cast their ballots on November 8 in the first free ..
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14 Mar

Tropical cyclone Pam wreaked havoc in the in the capital city of Vanuatu, rendering several peopl..
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24 Mar

A Germany-bound jetliner dashed into the mountainside in the French Alps, killing 150 passengers...
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19 Apr

  The vessel capsized in Hundreds of people drowned after a boat overloaded with ..
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25 Apr

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter Scale rocked Nepal, killing at least 1900 peopl..
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01 Jun

A passenger ship by the name of Eastern Star sank during a storm, killing 434 people. The ship ca..
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02 Jun

  The death toll from the heat wave in peak summer in ..
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30 Jun

  On 30 June, a C-130 Hercules aircraft of the Indonesian Air Force ..
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11 Sep

The Hajj pilgrimage to the Holy city of Mecca witnessed a major tragedy as 118 people were killed..
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24 Sep

  The Hajj stampede that took place near the holy city of Me..
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