Top 5 World News Stories of 2018

2018 was a year to remember, from moments of triumph to moments of sorrow. [Image Credit] Pixabay
2018 was a year to remember, from moments of triumph to moments of sorrow. [Image Credit] Pixabay

2018 brought us a number of stories that changed us emotionally and physically.

2018 was a year of sorrow but also fun. The world celebrated the rescue of a children's soccer team, including their coach, and also mourned the loss of former President George H.W. Bush. Now we look ahead to 2019 with wonder at what lies ahead for the world.

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Twelve boys and their soccer coach rescued after being trapped in a cave in Thailand

This past summer, a soccer team and their coach made a visit to the Tham Luang cave in Thailand. After entering, heavy rains flooded the cave and trapped them all inside. An international crew of rescuers made up of more than 100 divers managed to rescue the boys in the cave. However, there was one fatality: a former Thai Navy SEAL died while providing oxygen to the boys in the cave.

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Facebook's Cambridge Analytica admits personal information was compromised

Cambridge Analytica accessed data from Facebook users during the 2016 election cycle, without permission from users. However, people did not find out until March 2018. The data breach gathered information about users identities, networks and likes, in hopes of identifying their voting patterns. CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress in April 2018 and said, "It was my mistake, and I'm sorry."

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