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Events that shaped the world in 2017

A timeline of international events that grabbed our attention, shook our foundations and shaped the world in 2017:Jan 20 - Donald Trump is inaugurated as 45th US presidentFeb 12 - North Korea conducts its first known test of a new mid-range ballistic missile Pukguksong-2Feb 15 - Kim Jong-un's half brother Kim Jong-nam is assassinated at an airport in Kuala Lumpur when two women attack him with the VX nerve agentMarch 22 - Khalid Masood drives a car over Westminster Bridge in London and kills three pedestrians before stabbing a police officer to death and being shot dead by policeMarch 29...

Tasmanian girl critical after ocean rescue

A father of three who swam out to reach an unconscious teenage girl in choppy waters off Tasmania's northwest coast says he was scared for his own safety as he battled to keep her afloat.

Experts call for nanosafety body

Health experts are calling for a safety standards body to be set up to monitor the use of minuscule particles added to many foods, sunscreens and cosmetics, amid concern some may damage people's health.

Dastyari's demise over dealings with donor

SENATOR SAM DASTYARI AND HIS CHINESE LINKS* August 2013: Sam Dastyari elected to the Senate to replace Matt Thistlethwaite who quit to run for a lower house seat.

Explosion rocks New York commuter hub

A Bangladeshi man with a homemade bomb strapped to his body set off an explosion at a New York commuter hub during rush hour on Monday, wounding himself and three others in what New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called an attempted terrorist attack.

Apple snaps up music service Shazam

Apple has announced it is buying music-identifying service Shazam.The app, which creates "acoustic fingerprints" of music when prompted by the user and then returns song information and links to buy or listen, has been downloaded more than a billion times.

Major news in Australia in 2017, Jan-June

What made the headlines in Australia through 2016, January to JuneJANUARY3 - David Warner becomes the first cricketer to score a century before lunch in a Test in Australia.