2015 has been a year of very low lows and very high highs. On the one hand we have seen the movement of hundreds of thousands across Europe as they escape the civil unrest in Iraq and Syria while on the other hand we discovered water on a distant planet, Mars. Over the course of 2015 my journalists and correspondents here are at entrehub.org have been reporting from nearly every corner of the planet with breaking stories, special investigations and the daily schedule of reporting on business. Here are the images of the stories that we feel best sum up 2015:
February 12th: Ceasefire in Ukraine after agreement reached between Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France. Within the first day it was broken 139 times.
March 6th: NASA’s Dawn probe reaches orbit around Ceres becoming the first spacecraft to reach the dwarf planetImage: NASA
March 24th: An airbus operated by Germanwings is purposefully driven into the French Alps by the co-pilot killing all 150 on board Image: French Interior Ministry
April 2nd: 148 people killed, mostly students, in a mass shooting at Garissa University Kenya Image: CNN
April 25th: A 7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal killing more than 8,800 people with deaths recorded in China, India and Bangladesh Image: CNN
May 23rd: Ireland votes to legalise same sex marriage Image: PBS
June 2nd: FIFA President forced to step down after large scale corruption is uncovered Image: Getty
July 1st: The Greek debt crisis continues to dominate economic news as the Government in Athens becomes the first country to default on loan repayments to the International Monetary Fund Image: BBC
July 14th: NASA’s New Horizons does a flyby of Pluto – the first spacecraft in history to visit the most distant planet in our system Image: NASA
July 20th: Cuba and the United States announce the re-establishment of diplomatic relations ending more than 50 years of isolation Image: Atalam
August 5th: Debris found on Reunion Island thought to be from the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 370 Image: smh.com.au
September 10th: Scientists announce the discovery of a new species of early human – Homo Naledi in South Africa Image: National Geographic
September 18th: Volkswagen is accused of using software that alters a car’s carbon emissions. It will dog the company for the rest of 2015 as millions of cars across the world are affected Image: supplied
September 28th: NASA announces that it has found liquid water on Mars Image:Nasa
October 31st: A Russian airliner on its way to St Petersburg from Sharm el-sheikh in Egypt crashes killing 224 people. Russia would later claim a bomb was on board, an ISIS affiliated group would claim responsibility but in December of 2015 Egyptian authorities would rule a bomb out. Image: Egypt News
November 13th: 130 people would be killed in co-ordinated terrorist attacks in the French capital of Paris. On November 16th several suicide bombings occur in Beirut taking 43 lives.
December 12th: A global agreement I reached in Paris by world leaders and more than 150 countries to address the challenges of climate change
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