From Iran to #Sussexit: 2020’s biggest stories explained

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Experts fear that the Australian forest fires could lead to half a million animals died

Less than two weeks into the new year, you’ll be forgiven for already falling behind on the news. Start by 2020 has seen a series of major events around the world.

From the fatal crash of the aircraft to the UK Royal family-here is a catch up of some of the biggest news stories so far this year.

Us and Iran to go near the war

What happened?

Tensions between the US and Iran to reach its most tight point in decades.

The relationship gradually deteriorated under the ACE of the government, but reached a new low of the recent events in Iraq.

At the end of December, Washington blamed an Iranian-backed militia killed an American contractor and bombing, to blow up the base group associated with the response.

The deadly attack sparked strong opposition and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad was attacked by the protesters.

Then in 3 months Qasim Soleimani-one of Iran’s highest-level military people were killed in a US drone strike.

Why does this have what relation?

Soleimani is widely considered the second most powerful person in Iran. Millions came out to mourn him and the leaders of the vows”harsh revenge”for his death.

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Soleimani’s death drew crowds to Iran’s streets

His assassination provoked the fear of upgrade or even the impending war between the two countries.

What comes next?

After a period of mourning, the Iranian missile base in Iraq housing U.S. military in 8 months, but no one was killed in the attack.

It is unclear if the retaliatory action will continue between the two, but President Donald Trump said that Iran”seems to be standing under.”

Hours later, news of another major event.

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Iran plane crash

What happened?

Soon after, Iran launched a strike on our goal, in Iraq, it emerged that a passenger plane crashed in Tehran.

It soon became clear that all 176 people on Board Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 have been killed.

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Media captionVideo shows missile attack on the Ukrainian plane in Iran

Iranian officials quickly blamed a technical problem, but the time raised suspicions.

A day later, appeared to Western intelligence sources, there is evidence that the plane may have been shot down.

The morning of Saturday, Iran’s military says the plane has been shot down due to human error, says it has flown in the vicinity of a sensitive site belonging to the National Revolutionary Guards.

Why does this have what relation?

There are dozens of Iranians on the plane are also citizens of six other countries-including 57 people in Canada and 11 in Ukraine, as well as people from Sweden, United Kingdom, Afghanistan and Germany.

If a commercial flight down, even”accidental”as the Iranian military is now saying that it is a very serious problem.

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Media captionHow do we know about the crash Ukraine flight PS752?

Read more:

  • We know about the Iran plane crash
  • Who is the victim of the crash?

Harry and Megan step back’

What happened?

8 months has been very much a thing.

But later in the day, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, announced their decision to”step back”as senior members of the Royal family.

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This announcement is for the Post spent six weeks Christmas holiday in Canada

Prince Harry and Megan said they intend to become financially independent and split their time between the UK and North America.

Why does this have what relation?

The news sent shockwaves through the international media headlines”Megxit”splashed across newspaper front pages.

Buckingham Palace is said to be”disappointed”and”hurt”by the announcement.

This action is almost unprecedented in modern Royal history, there are many compare the move to Edward VIII decided to give up the throne in 1936.

What comes next?

A lot about the actual of their planning remain unclear, but the couple have maintained they will continue to”honour”their responsibility.

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Media captionRoyal correspondent Jonny Dymond:”it is very clear the Palace is very upset about what happened”

People joked, potential career choice, and Mei already has an”open invitation”to join the US reality show.

A Palace spokesman said the discussion of the plan is at an”early stage”and said there are”complex issues will need time to work.”

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Forest fire crisis

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Media caption“You’re an idiot, man.”: Australia to Scott Morrison heckled forest fire victims

What happened?

Australia is continuing to struggle with the massive and destructive forest fires.

Millions of hectares of land have been burned, thousands of homes were destroyed and at least 27 people have died, including a volunteer fireman.

The situation has been exacerbated by record-breaking temperatures and several months of severe drought.

Why does this have what relation?

In addition to the risk of the property and the public is extremely concerned about the ecological effects of fire.

People worry especially about the national animal of the estimates say that millions may have died and many habitats were destroyed.

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Media captionAustralia fires: the animals struggling in the crisis

Social media has been filled with activities to save the animals and fires and even take a center stage lecture at the Golden Globes the 6 months.

The crisis has piled pressure on the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, he has been left out of the victims of the fire and forced an apology during a crisis.

What comes next?

The scale of the fires caused a sharp criticism of the government’s climate policy from the parts of the Australian public and Mr. Morrison’s handling of the crisis.

Tens of thousands demonstrated in major cities on Friday, calling for the National transition from fossil fuel.

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The UK’s most prolific rapist revealed

What happened?

Reynhard Sinaga, from Indonesia, publicly identified for the first time in 6 months.

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Media captionWho is Reynhard Sinaga? The BBC’s Judith Moritz reports

He was found guilty of 159 sex crimes 48 people he lured to his Manchester flat under Drugs and rape.

36-year-old has been jailed for life with a minimum 30-year prison sentence.

Why does this have what relation?

Sinaga has been described as”the most prolific rapists in British legal history”.

The shocking case has caused discussion in the media about male rape, including humiliation, as well as around the dangers of drink spiking.

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Media captionSam retold his ordeal of being raped by two men-no Sinaga-in one night in Manchester

What comes next?

Sinaga recorded his crime on his cell phone and suspected of raping dozens of people, police have been unable to identify.

After that, his offence is disclosed, police say they have a”significant number”of calls on new potential victims.

Read more:

  • How the West Naga found his victims
  • Do men know enough about the buckle?

The other major story

These are just a few recent events. In other news:

  • To be in the next stage of Donald Trump’s impeachment to continue in the Rumble

  • Jury selection starts in New York trial of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, and he in the 6 month got to fight the new charges in Los Angeles
  • MPs gave their final support to a bill, in order to achieve the UK Government of a British exit from the state due to leaving the European Union on 31 December

  • There is intense speculation about how the businessman Carlos Lago managed to leave Japan, while waiting for the trial

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Media captionCarlos Ghosn: you did the day before production of the car owner really to escape Japan in a box?
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