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Only hours af­ter the fire­works faded, those look­ing up to the night skies are treated to a su­per moon, or ‘wolf moon’, ris­ing be­hind Glas­ton­bury Tor in Som­er­set – a ma­jes­tic start to the year.

2 Jan

Tourists brave the weather to pho­to­graph the ice-cov­ered Horse­shoe Falls, Ni­a­gara, Canada.

3 Jan

Waves crash into the har­bour wall at Porth­cawl as Storm Eleanor bat­ters Wales.

4 Jan

A man res­cues igua­nas stunned by the un­sea­son­ally cold weather in Lake Worth, Florida.

5 Jan

Michael Wolff’s ex­plo­sive ac­count of the in­ner work­ings of the Trump White House is pub­lished, sell­ing 1.7 mil­lion copies within the first three weeks.

6 Jan

A model on the cat­walk for Liam Hodge’s au­tumn/ win­ter 2018 show at Lon­don Fash­ion Week Men’s.

7 Jan

Oprah Win­frey re­ceives the Ce­cil B Demille Award at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Los An­ge­les.

8 Jan

Aus­tralia cap­tain Steve Smith lifts the Ashes tro­phy in Syd­ney, hav­ing led his side to a 4-0 vic­tory in the se­ries.

9 Jan

A woman is res­cued from a house dev­as­tated by a mud­slide in Mon­tecito, Cal­i­for­nia.

10 Jan

Snow lies on the dunes of the Sa­hara desert fol­low­ing a rare win­ter storm in Al­ge­ria.

11 Jan

Protests fol­low Pres­i­dent Trump’s de­scrip­tion of El Sal­vador, Haiti and cer­tain African na­tions as ‘s—hole coun­tries’ .

12 Jan

Po­lice mug shot of Thomas Markle, Jr, half-brother of Meghan, ar­rested for threat­en­ing his girl­friend with a gun.

13 Jan

Screen­shot of a mes­sage sent to all Hawai­ian cit­i­zens, alert­ing them to a bal­lis­tic mis­sile at­tack – it was a false alarm.

14 Jan

Re­cov­ery op­er­a­tions com­mence the day af­ter Pe­ga­sus Air­lines Flight 8622 ran off the run­way at Trab­zon Air­port, Tur­key (no one was in­jured).

15 Jan

News emerges from Cal­i­for­nia of 13 chil­dren al­legedly held against their will ‘in dark and foul-smelling sur­round­ings’ by par­ents David and Louise Turpin, seen here re­new­ing their wed­dings vows with their chil­dren in 2015.

16 Jan

The Duke and Duchess of Cam­bridge meet cho­ris­ters af­ter the Coven­try Litany of Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion.

17 Jan

Lava pours down the slopes of Mount Mayon, in the Philip­pines.

18 Jan

French big-wave surfer Roland Pier in ac­tion at Praia do Norte, Por­tu­gal.

19 Jan

Vladimir Putin takes to the icy wa­ters of Lake Seliger, north of Moscow, dur­ing a cel­e­bra­tion of the Epiphany.

20 Jan

The dance of the devils at the Nit del Foc (‘night of fire’), Vila-seca, Spain.

21 Jan

A young girl at the Time’s Up rally in cen­tral Lon­don, mark­ing the first an­niver­sary of the Women’s March.

22 Jan

Vida Mo­va­hed is iden­ti­fied as the head­scarf-wav­ing pro­tester in Tehran.

23 Jan

Bri­tish ten­nis player Kyle Ed­mund reaches the semi­fi­nals of the Aus­tralian Open, de­feat­ing third-seeded Grigor Dim­itrov of Bul­garia.

24 Jan

Cit­i­zens of Ca­ma­lig in the Philip­pines take eva­sive ac­tion as a col­umn of ash de­scends from Mount Mayon – the vol­cano fully erupts days later.

25 Jan

Theresa May and Don­ald Trump meet at the World Eco­nomic Fo­rum in Davos. ‘We love your coun­try,’ he tells her.

26 Jan

Wa­ters rise around the Zouave statue un­der the Pont l’alma bridge in Paris as the Seine bursts its banks.

27 Jan

A Ro­hingya woman col­lects fire­wood at a refugee camp at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

28 Jan

Lady Gaga per­forms with Mark Ron­son at the 60th Grammy Awards.

29 Jan

A ‘heat map’ show­ing mil­i­tary per­son­nel’s use of fit­ness-track­ing apps, such as Strava, re­veals the lo­ca­tion of a se­cret US army base in Hel­mand Province, Afghanistan.

30 Jan

Pres­i­dent Trump gives his first State of the Union ad­dress to the Joint Ses­sion of Congress, boast­ing of the ‘ex­tra­or­di­nary suc­cess’ of his first year and promis­ing a ‘new Amer­i­can mo­ment’.

31 Jan

Pales­tini­ans run from a tear-gas as­sault by Is­raeli forces north­east of Ra­mal­lah in the oc­cu­pied West Bank.

Feb­ru­ary 1Feb

A young boy picks his way through rub­ble in rebel-held eastern Ghouta, Syria, fol­low­ing gov­ern­ment airstrikes.


Dar­ren Os­borne re­ceives a 43-year jail sen­tence for driv­ing into a crowd of peo­ple out­side a mosque in north Lon­don in June 2017, killing one man and in­jur­ing nine oth­ers.


Ina New York Times ar­ti­cle, ac­tor Uma Thur­man claims that pro­ducer Har­vey We­in­stein ‘pushed me down… He tried to shove him­self on me.’

4 Feb

The Queen at­tends a church ser­vice at West New­ton, Nor­folk.


The Euro­pean Com­mis­sion’s chief ne­go­tia­tor Michel Barnier ar­rives at No 10 Down­ing Street to meet Theresa May and Brexit Sec­re­tary David Davis. Davis de­scribes the talks as ‘very con­struc­tive’.

6 Feb

The Star­man man­nequin at the wheel of Elon Musk’s Tesla car af­ter his Spacex Fal­con Heavy rocket shot the ve­hi­cle into or­bit, where it re­mains.

7 Feb

The genome of Bri­tain’s old­est skele­ton, the 10,000-year-old Ched­dar Man, re­veals he had ‘dark to black skin’.

8 Feb

It’s re­ported that the UK’S ur­ban fox pop­u­la­tion has quadru­pled in 20 years, and is now an es­ti­mated 150,000.

9 Feb

News breaks of sex­ual mis­con­duct by Ox­fam work­ers in Haiti fol­low­ing the 2010 earth­quake. Roland Van Hauw­er­meiren, di­rec­tor of op­er­a­tions, later leaves his job.

10 Feb

North Korean cheer­lead­ers at a women’s ice hockey match at the Pyeongchang Win­ter Olympics in South Ko­rea.

11 Feb

In Pyeongchang, US fig­ure skater Mi­rai Na­gasu be­comes the third woman ever to land a triple axel jump at a Win­ter Olympics.

12 Feb

Theresa May speaks at Stor­mont fol­low­ing un­suc­cess­ful at­tempts to re­store North­ern Ire­land’s de­volved gov­ern­ment .

13 Feb

Prince Harry and his fi­ancée Meghan Markle make their first of­fi­cial visit to Scot­land.

14 Feb

Niko­las Cruz, 19, is al­leged to have shot dead three staff mem­bers and 14 pupils, and wounded 17 oth­ers, at his for­mer school – Stone­man Dou­glas High School in Park­land, Florida.

15 Feb

Vic­tims of for­mer youth foot­ball coach Barry Ben­nell give their re­ac­tion to his con­vic­tion on 43 counts of his­toric sex­ual abuse out­side Liver­pool Crown Court. He is sen­tenced to 30 years.

16 Feb

Team GB’S Dom Par­sons re­ceiv­ing his Olympic bronze medal af­ter the men’s skele­ton event – his hi-tech race suit was crit­i­cised by ri­vals.

17 Feb

Lizzy Yarnold cel­e­brates win­ning the skele­ton event, Team GB’S only gold at the Win­ter Olympics.

18 Feb

Bri­tish-born Amer­i­can freestyle skier Gus Ken­wor­thy (left) kisses his boyfriend at the Win­ter Olympics, cre­at­ing a me­dia sen­sa­tion in the US.

19 Feb

A ‘die-in’ protest out­side the White House against con­tin­u­ing gun vi­o­lence.

20 Feb

Queen El­iz­a­beth II sits be­tween chief ex­ec­u­tive of the Bri­tish Fash­ion Coun­cil Caro­line Rush (left) and ed­i­tor of US Vogue Dame Anna Win­tour at Lon­don Fash­ion Week.

21 Feb

Stor­mzy pe­form­ing at the Brit Awards – where he wins for Bri­tish Al­bum and Bri­tish Male Solo Artist.

22 Feb

Staff at Univer­sity Col­lege Lon­don form a picket line to join protests from 60 uni­ver­si­ties ob­ject­ing to changes to their pen­sions.

23 Feb

US model Gigi Ha­did walks the run­way with a French bull­dog at the Tod’s show dur­ing Mi­lan Fash­ion Week.

24 Feb

Pres­i­dent Re­cep Tayyip Er­do­gan stirs con­tro­versy by telling a dis­traught six-yearold girl at a rally that Tur­key would hon­our her should she be­come a mar­tyr.

25 Feb

Pupils of Stone­man Dou­glas High School in Florida hold a memo­rial fol­low­ing the mass shoot­ing there on 14 Feb­ru­ary.

26 Feb

On the day that Labour leader Jeremy Cor­byn de­clares he would seek tar­iff-free ac­cess to EU mar­kets, anti-brexit pro­tes­tors gather out­side Par­lia­ment.

27 Feb

Wid­ows in coloured pow­der sit out the dance dur­ing Holi, the fes­ti­val of colours, in the north­ern In­dian town of Vrin­da­van.

28 Feb

A woman holds an AR-15 ri­fle at a bless­ing cer­e­mony for cou­ples and their guns at the Sanc­tu­ary Church in Penn­syl­va­nia.


1 March

The month of March cer­tainly comes in like a lion with the ar­rival of the Beast from the East – a large swirl of Arc­tic air di­rect from Siberia. To make mat­ters worse, the Beast teams up with Storm Emma, caus­ing dev­as­ta­tion on the roads and 16 deaths. Here, work­ers ne­go­ti­ate the bliz­zard-hit Mil­len­nium Bridgein­lon­don.

2 March

Rev­erend Billy Gra­ham, the ‘pas­tor of pres­i­dents’, is laid to rest in Char­lotte, North Carolina. He died on 21 Feb­ru­ary, aged 99.

3 March

Mod­els pose af­ter the Al­tuzarra show dur­ing Paris Fash­ion Week.

4 March

For­mer Rus­sian spy Sergei Skri­pal and his daugh­ter Yu­lia are poi­soned with Novi­chok at his home in Sal­is­bury. The bench on which they col­lapsed is cor­doned off for foren­sic in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

5 March

An orca whale off Port El­iz­a­beth, South Africa, tracks the an­nual sar­dine run, the big­gest mi­gra­tion of ma­rine wildlife on the planet.

6 March

A man trans­ports water as Cape Town con­tin­ues to bat­tle its worst drought in a cen­tury.

7 March

A woman casts her vote in Free­town dur­ing the Sierra Leone gen­eral elec­tion.

8 March

On In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day, a suf­fragette sash is draped across a statue of the 5th Duke of Bed­ford in Lon­don – to high­light the lack of women on pub­lic mon­u­ments.

9 March

Strip­per Stormy Daniels, who al­leges she had a li­ai­son with Don­ald Trump, per­forms at a club in Florida days af­ter su­ing him, claim­ing a ‘hush agree­ment’ be­tween them was void be­cause he did not sign it.

10 March

French fash­ion de­signer Hu­bert de Givenchy, known for dress­ing style icons in­clud­ing Au­drey Hep­burn, dies aged 91.

11 March

China’s par­lia­ment votes to abol­ish pres­i­den­tial term lim­its, paving the way for Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping to rule in­def­i­nitely.

12 March

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at­tend the Com­mon­wealth Day ser­vice at West­min­ster Abbey.

13 March

Trump sacks Sec­re­tary of State Rex Tiller­son via Twit­ter, re­plac­ing him with CIA di­rec­tor Mike Pom­peo.

14 March

Pro­fes­sor Stephen Hawk­ing dies at home in Cam­bridge, aged 76.

15 March

A 950-ton pedes­trian bridge un­der con­struc­tion col­lapses on to a mo­tor­way in Mi­ami, crush­ing cars. Six peo­ple are killed.

16 March

‘Fake-hat-gate’ goes vi­ral on Twit­ter. The BBC de­nies ma­nip­u­lat­ing a pic­ture of Jeremy Cor­byn in a hat – to make it look more Rus­sian – on the pre­vi­ous evening’s News­night.

17 March

Po­lit­i­cal con­sult­ing firm Cam­bridge An­a­lyt­ica is ac­cused of us­ing per­sonal in­for­ma­tion har­vested from 50 mil­lion Face­book pro­files to build a sys­tem that could in­flu­ence US elec­tion vot­ing.

18 March

Vladimir Putin se­cures a record win in the Rus­sian pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, with 76.7 per cent of the vote. This is his fourth term in the of­fice.

19 March

Su­dan, the last sur­viv­ing male north­ern white rhino, dies in Kenya af­ter months of poor health.

20 March

A huge chasm ap­pears sud­denly in Kenya’s

Rift Val­ley, prompt­ing spec­u­la­tion that the African con­ti­nent could split into two.

21 March

Ji­hadist move­ment Boko Haram re­leases many of the 110 school­girls it kid­napped in Feb­ru­ary. They are pic­tured with Nige­rian pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari, who called the ab­duc­tion a ‘na­tional dis­as­ter’.

22 March

A cer­e­mony is held to mark the first an­niver­sary of the West­min­ster ter­ror at­tack and re­mem­ber its five vic­tims, in­clud­ing PC Keith Palmer.

23 March

Prince Harry and his fi­ancée Meghan Markle make a sur­prise visit to North­ern Ire­land, part of a string of en­gage­ments ahead of their wed­ding.

24 March

Stu­dent Emma Gonzàlez, who sur­vived the Florida school shoot­ing that killed 17, makes an im­pas­sioned speech, then stands silent on stage for six min­utes and 20 sec­onds – the amount of time the at­tack lasted.

25 March

Jeremy Cor­byn says sorry for the pain caused by ‘pock­ets of anti-semitism’ in the Labour Party. He was crit­i­cised for sup­port­ing the cre­ator of an al­legedly an­ti­semitic mu­ral in 2012.

26 March

March hare: a field hare speeds across a field in Sach­sendorf, Ger­many.

27 March

Spring clean­ing of the his­toric Ro­man Baths in Bath. The Great Bath is drained of 250,000 litres of water, and al­gae and sludge are scrubbed off the floor.

28 March

The fu­neral of co­me­dian Sir Ken Dodd is held at Liver­pool Cathe­dral. He died aged 90, two days af­ter mar­ry­ing his long­time part­ner Anne Jones.

29 March

Aus­tralian crick­eter Steve Smith breaks down cry­ing as he apologises for a ball­tam­per­ing in­ci­dent dur­ing the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

30 March

Micheal Brown, 17, from the de­prived Third Ward of Hous­ton, Texas, learns he has been ac­cepted by 20 of the best col­leges in the US, with full fund­ing of­fered by each.

31 March

No­bel Peace Prize win­ner Malala Yousafzai an­nounces that she re­cently re­turned to her home­town in Pak­istan for the first time since she was shot there by the Tal­iban.

April 1 April

The Queen (pic­tured with the Dean of Wind­sor) at­tends the Easter ser­vice at Wind­sor Cas­tle with­out Prince Philip. The Duke and Duchess of Cam­bridge also at­tend.

2 April

Vet­eran anti-apartheid cam­paigner Win­nie Man­dela (pic­tured here in 1990) dies aged 81. Arch­bishop Des­mond Tutu leads tributes.

3 April

A teenage girl shot dead in Tot­ten­ham, Lon­don, on 2 April is named as Tane­sha Mel­bourne-blake. She is thought to have been caught in the cross­fire of a drive-by gang shoot­ing.

4 April

Jeremy Cor­byn vis­its a nurs­ery in Wat­ford to dis­cuss the ris­ing costs of child­care.

5 April

Eng­land wins six golds on day one of the Com­mon­wealth Games in Aus­tralia. Here, cy­clist So­phie Thorn­hill and pi­lot He­len Scott take gold in the blind and vis­ually im­paired sprint.

6 April

Pales­tinian women with Guy Fawkes masks and kef­fiyehs at­tend a demon­stra­tion at the Is­raeli bor­der in Gaza, part of the six-week Great March of Re­turn cam­paign.

7 April

Bri­tish swim­mer Adam Peaty wins gold in the men’s 100m breast­stroke fi­nal at the Com­mon­wealth Games.

8 April

Chelsea fans at Stam­ford Bridge pay trib­ute to Ray Wilkins, the for­mer Chelsea mid­fielder and Eng­land cap­tain, who died on 4 April aged 61.

9 April

Prince Charles re­ceives a tra­di­tional indige­nous wel­come dur­ing a visit to Mount Nhu­lun in Aus­tralia’s North­ern Ter­ri­tory, part of an of­fi­cial tour of the coun­try.

10 April

Face­book CEO Mark Zucker­berg ar­rives at Congress to tes­tify about his com­pany’s use and pro­tec­tion of data, af­ter rev­e­la­tions that Cam­bridge An­a­lyt­ica used Face­book in­for­ma­tion to try to in­flu­ence US vot­ers dur­ing the 2016 elec­tion.

11 April

Theresa May helps with food prepa­ra­tion dur­ing her visit to the Guru Nanak Sikh Gur­d­wara tem­ple in Wal­sall, to mark Vaisakhi – the Sikh New Year.

12 April

Yona Knight-wis­dom of Ja­maica warms up be­fore com­pet­ing in the men’s 3m spring­board div­ing fi­nal in the Com­mon­wealth Games in Aus­tralia.

13 April

Sumti Devi, 25, mother of 10-month-old Gopi Ku­mari, holds her ahead of cleft-lip surgery aboard the Life­line Ex­press in Ra­jasthan, In­dia. It of­fers free treat­ment to the coun­try’s ru­ral poor.

14 April

The skies above the Syr­ian cap­i­tal Dam­as­cus erupt with sur­face-to-air mis­siles as the US launches an at­tack in re­tal­i­a­tion for the coun­try’s al­leged use of chem­i­cal weapons.

15 April

Eng­land net­baller He­len Housby (look­ing to cam­era) scores in the fi­nal sec­ond to beat Aus­tralia at the Com­mon­wealth Games.

16 April

Sev­enty years af­ter the

MV Em­pire brought the first Caribbean im­mi­grants to work in Bri­tain, Home Sec­re­tary Am­ber Rudd apologises for how some were wrongly de­ported in the Win­drush scan­dal.

17 April

Cen­tral Amer­i­can mi­grants, mov­ing in a car­a­van through Mex­ico, cross a rail­way line to board a freight train in Ira­pu­ato, in the state of Gua­na­ju­ato.

18 April

A worker uses the light on his mo­bile phone as he un­loads hay in a vil­lage in Al­war, Ra­jasthan. The gov­ern­ment has promised all of In­dia’s 180 mil­lion ru­ral house­holds will have elec­tric­ity by 2019.

19 April

Pi­lot Andy Hill leaves court, where he faces 11 counts of man­slaugh­ter by gross neg­li­gence, af­ter his plane crashed on to a dual car­riage­way dur­ing the Shore­ham air­show in Au­gust 2015.

20 April

Car­pen­ter Aaron Faw­den re­ceives his cheque for £1 mil­lion af­ter win­ning the Na­tional Lot­tery.

21 April

Sup­port­ers of the white­supremacist Na­tional So­cial­ist Move­ment give Nazi salutes in Geor­gia, USA.

22 April

Elec­tri­cal tech­ni­cian James Shaw Jr (cen­tre), 29, who dis­armed a gun­man af­ter he opened fire at the Waf­fle House restau­rant in Nashville, at­tends a press con­fer­ence with the FBI.

23 April

gthe Duchess of Cam­bridge cel­e­brates the birth of her third child, Louis Arthur Charles (weigh­ing 8lb 7oz), who is fifth in line to the throne.

24 April

Em­manuel and Brigitte Macron with the Trumps on the bal­cony of the White House, dur­ing the French pres­i­dent’s state visit to Amer­ica.

25 April

The Dan­ish in­ven­tor Pe­ter Mad­sen is sen­tenced to life im­pris­on­ment for the mur­der of the Swedish jour­nal­ist Kim Wall on his homemade sub­ma­rine, UC3 Nau­tilus.

26 April

Steam lo­co­mo­tive the Fly­ing Scots­man leaves the Na­tional Rail­way Mu­seum in York to em­bark on a jour­ney around the UK.

27 April

South Ko­rea’s Pres­i­dent Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shake hands over the bor­der be­tween their coun­tries be­fore an his­toric sum­mit.

28 April

Bal­loons are re­leased in Liver­pool, in mem­ory of 23-month-old Al­fie Evans, whose life sup­port was with­drawn af­ter his par­ents lost a le­gal bat­tle to take him to Italy for treat­ment.

29 April

An April 'pink moon' rises be­hind a sculp­ture of an Arc­tic tern in North Ber­wick, Scot­land.

30 April

Sa­jid Javid adopts his ‘power stance’ out­side the Home Of­fice af­ter be­ing named Home Sec­re­tary, re­plac­ing Am­ber Rudd, who re­signed the day be­fore.

‘The Fake Book of a men­tally de­ranged au­thor’: Don­ald Trump on Fire and Fury

$1 bil­lion: the cost of the new US em­bassy in Lon­don, which opens in Jan­uary

40 per cent of Amer­i­cans live in a house­hold with a gun

When threat­ened by whales, sar­dines form a ‘bait­ball’ (or mass) of up to 100 me­tres in di­am­e­ter to evade cap­ture

Adam Peaty’s win­ning time is 58.84 sec­onds. ‘It’s a gold... but I wanted a 57 in there,’ he says

It’s es­ti­mated that North Ko­rea has be­tween 20 and 60 nu­clear war­heads

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