Preview This year has been a whirlwind of major events, from the bombing of Brussels airport by Islamic extremists, to catastrophic air disasters, war in the Middle East, and the deaths of much-loved personalities.
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This year has been a whirlwind of major events, from the bombing of Brussels airport by Islamic extremists, to catastrophic air disasters, war in the Middle East, and the deaths of much-loved personalities.

2016 also saw activists and water defenders triumph at Standing Rock, successfully blocking the Dakota Access Pipeline project, as well as major upsets in both the Brexit vote in the UK and the presidential election in the US.

Here are the top RT tweets that brought this year’s key events straight to you.

February

Saudi court sentences man to 10 years and 2,000 lashes for atheist tweets

URGENT: Leonardo #Dicaprio finally wins Oscar for role in The Revenant

March

‘Allah ordered me’ to kill child: Beheading nanny appears smiling in court

UPDATE: 55 passengers,7 intl crew members killed as #Boeing-737 crashes in Southern Russia

BREAKING: 11 dead, 20 injured at #Brussels airport explosion – reports 

FIRST PHOTO: Inside #brusselsairport terminal after two large explosions

May

June

URGENT: CCTV of police shooting an #Istanbul airport attacker before he detonated himself

BREAKING: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at age 74

BREAKING: 1,000,000 sign petition calling for 2nd #Brexit referendum

August

Soros hacked, thousands of Open Society Foundations files released online

September

Anonymous hacker who helped expose gang rape faces 16 years in prison, rapists walk free

Photo Bombing: Syrian rebel accidentally triggers explosion while taking selfie

November

RT and WikiLeaks ‘collusion’ explained

#BREAKING: ‘Russia is ready to restore relations with US’ – Putin on #Trump victory

Fidel Castro, Cuba’s longtime leader dies at 90

Plane carrying Brazilian football team missing in #Colombia – reports

December

BREAKING: #DAPL protesters proclaim #victory as pipeline forced to change route

PHOTO: Shooter standing behind Russian Ambassador moments before opening fire

UPDATE: Police detained ‘wrong man’ #BerlinAttack suspect still at large – German media

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