- Mar 11 China's National People's Congress approves removal of term limits for a leader, will allow Xi Jinping presidency for life
- Mar 22 US President Donald Trump imposes $60 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports
- May 9 Historic win in Malaysian general election by opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan led by 92 year old former Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, defeating Prime Minister Najib Razak and ending 61 years of rule by the Barisan Nasional coalition
- Jun 12 Singapore Summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump
- Aug 2 Apple becomes the first American public listed company to reach $1 trillion in value
- Sep 23 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches "Modicare", free heathcare for 500 million, world's biggest healthcare program
- Nov 23 US Federal Climate report finds climate change will reduce economy by 10% by 2100 with $141 billion cost from heat-related deaths, $118 billion from sea level rise
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- Apr 18 “Black Panther” is the first film shown at a commercial cinema in 35 years in Saudi Arabia as cinemas are reopened
- May 5 Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover releases the music video to new single "This is America" to wide acclaim
- Jun 17 "The Incredibles 2" sets a box office record for an animated release, earning $180 million its opening weekend
- Apr 24 Streaming music services overtake worldwide sales of CDs and vinyl for the first time according to IFPI
- May 27 South Korean boy band BTS are the first K-pop group to top the US Billboard 200 with their album "Love Yourself: Tear"
- Jul 3 Cardi B becomes first female rapper to get two number one US Billboard hits, with "I Like It" with Bad Bunny and J Balvin
- Jul 10 Drake surpasses The Beatles record of most singles in Billboard Hot One 100 with seven against their five from his album "Scorpion"
- Jan 23 LeBron James becomes the 7th and youngest (33 years 24 days) to reach the 30,000 NBA point milestone during 114-102 loss to San Antonio Spurs
- Jan 24 Former US Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar found guilty of molesting over 150 girls, sentenced up to 175 years in prison
- Feb 6 Brazilian jockey Jorge Ricardo equals world record number of victories for a jockey - 12,844 in Rio de Janeiro
- Feb 25 Winter Olympics: Marit Bjoergen (Norway) becomes the most successful winter athlete of all time (15 medals) with gold in the 30k cross country
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- Apr 23 Prince Louis of Cambridge, English son of Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge, born in London
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