- Jan 1 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says recent unrest "is nothing" after 30 people killed in 5 days of anti government demonstrations
- Jan 1 California becomes largest US state to legalise cannabis for recreational use
- Jan 1 Initiative of 300 Hollywood women called "Time's Up" announced to fight sexual harassment
- Jan 1 Japanese actress and former porn star Sora Aoi announces her engagement
- Jan 1 World Darts Championship: Retiring 16-time title holder Phil Taylor loses 7-2 to Rob Cross in the Final in London.
- Jan 2 Bus crash in Pasamayo, Peru, kills 51 on notorious "Devil's Curve" road
- Jan 2 WHO reveals it will classify gaming addiction as mental health condition in its next Classification of Diseases
- Jan 2 Storm Eleanor forms near Ireland then sweeps across the UK and Western Europe in next few days
- Jan 3 Security expert reveal two security flaws, Meltdown and Spectre which affect most microprocessors
- Jan 3 Lawyers of US President Trump try to stop the publication of book on Trump's administration "Fire and Fury" by Michael Wolff
New research show plants "talk" to each other through their roots and the soil in study on corn published in journal "Plos One"
On May 2, 2018
- Apr 23 Prince Louis of Cambridge, English son of Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge, born in London