Top 10 News Of 2019

Hong Kong Protest

The founding cause of the 2019 Hong Kong Protests was the proposed legislation of the 2019 Hong Kong extradition bill. However, other causes have been pointed out, such as demands for democratic reform, the Causeway Bay Books disappearances, or the fear of losing a "high degree of autonomy" in general.

Subsequent actions by the police, such as mass arrests and police violence, as well as what was perceived to be an illegitimate legislative process of the bill, sparked additional protests throughout the city.

The Daily Herald

Satellite photos appear to show Chinese APCs near Hong Kong


Herald Sun

Violence erupts at Hong Kong protest


ABC News

Court prepares to sentence Hong Kong protest organizers


Ethiopian Airlines Crash

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 was a scheduled international passenger flight from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport in Ethiopia to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya. On 10 March 2019, the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft which operated the flight crashed near the town of Bishoftu six minutes after takeoff, killing all 157 people aboard. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

As a result of the accident and the Lion Air Flight 610 crash, which occurred five months prior to the Ethiopian crash, most airlines and countries around the world began grounding the Boeing 737 MAX 8 (as well as the other MAX variants) due to safety concerns.

The Seattle Times

Timeline of the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash



Canada Not Grounding Boeing 737 MAX Unless Investigation Gives Reasons


ABC News

Trump announces FAA grounding Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 planes in US


Channel 4

UK bans Boeing 737 Max planes after Ethiopian Airlines crash


Notre-Dame Fire

Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral in Paris. It is considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture.

On 15 April 2019, just before 18:20 CEST, a structure fire broke out beneath the roof of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral in Paris. By the time it was extinguished, the building's spire and most of its roof had been destroyed and its upper walls severely damaged


Americans, Frequent Visitors To Notre-Dame, Begin Fundraising Efforts


The New York Times

Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris Catches Fire


Mail Online

Public figures and celebrities around the world react with shock and horror as Notre Dame burns


Serial Bombing In Sri Lanka

On 21 April 2019, Easter Sunday, three churches in Sri Lanka and three luxury hotels in the commercial capital Colombo were targeted in a series of coordinated terrorist suicide bombings. Later that day, there were smaller explosions at a housing complex in Dematagoda and a guest house in Dehiwala.

Several people were killed,including at least 45 foreign nationals.

Business Today

Sri Lanka attacks: ISIS claims responsibility for serial bombing that killed over 310 people


Evening Standard

ASOS billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen's three children among Sri Lanka bombing victims while Brit mum and son are feared dead


SBS Australia

Sri Lanka bombing leader killed in attacks as police release images of remaining suspects


Christchurch mosque shootings

The Christchurch mosque shootings were two consecutive terrorist shooting attacks at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, during Friday Prayer on 15 March 2019.

The attacks began at the Al Noor Mosque in the suburb of Riccarton at 1:40 p.m. and continued at the Linwood Islamic Centre at about 1:55 p.m. The gunman live-streamed the first attack on Facebook.

DD News

Christchurch shootings: 49 killed in one of New Zealand's darkest days


CBS News

Death toll rises to 50 in New Zealand mosque shootings


Greta Thunberg speech at U.N

On 23 September 2019, Thunberg addressed the assembled world leaders at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit held in New York City. Accusing world leaders of stealing her dreams and her childhood by their inaction on climate change, she opened her speech to the General Assembly with an impassioned introduction, which was widely covered by the media.

Philosopher Peter Singer wrote that Thunberg's speech was "the most powerful four-minute speech I have ever heard.


Greta Thunberg, 15 Others File UN Complaint Against 5 Countries


CBS News

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg at U.N.: How dare you!


New Zealand Volcano

The volcanic island Whakaari/White Island in New Zealand's northeastern Bay of Plenty region explosively erupted on 9 December 2019 at 14:11 NZDT

There were reportedly at least 47 people on the island at the time. As of 15 December, sixteen people have died from the incident and a further twenty-nine people suffered injuries; many had severe burns. The bodies of two victims have yet to be recovered.[2] The ongoing seismic and volcanic activity in the area and subsequently heavy rainfall, low visibility and toxic gases hampered recovery efforts.


Tremors at New Zealand volcano island hinder recovery of bodies


The Daily Mail(Australia)

Passengers aboard Ovation of the Seas caught up in New Zealand's volcano tragedy describe horror


Essex lorry deaths

On 23 October 2019, the bodies of 39 Vietnamese nationals were found in the trailer of an articulated refrigerator lorry in Grays, Essex, United Kingdom. They are thought to have been smuggled either as migrants or in human trafficking.


British police charge truck driver with 39 counts of manslaughter


The Australian

39 bodies discovered inside truck in Essex, UK


Attack On Saudi Arabia Oil Field

On 23 October 2019, the bodies of 39 Vietnamese nationals were found in the trailer of an articulated refrigerator lorry in Grays, Essex, United Kingdom. They are thought to have been smuggled either as migrants or in human trafficking.


Oil prices surge 15% after attack on Saudi facilities hits global supply


News Oneindia

Saudi Arabia shuts down half its oil production after drones attack


Venezuelan presidential crisis

A crisis concerning who is the legitimate President of Venezuela has been underway since 10 January 2019, with the nation and the world divided in support for Nicolás Maduro or Juan Guaidó.

Arizona Daily Star

Venezuela's Guaido declares himself president amid protests



Venezuela's Juan Guaido Declares Himself Interim President