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18 Top Trending Stories Of 2015, According To Google
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Published: Dec 31, 2015

Google compiled a list of the top trending stories of 2015. Here’s what people searched for the most in 2015:

1. Paris Attack

On 13 November 2015, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks occurred in Paris, France leaving hundreds of people either dead or injured. The day saw the highest search internet for Paris in the history of Google.

Source: Google
Source: Google

2. Oscars 2015

Hollywood’s biggest event of the year continues to bring millions of searches to Google about winners, nominees and attendees.

Source: Google
Source: Google

3. Cricket World Cup

Jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, the event became one of the most searched on the internet.

Source: Google
Source: Google

4. Rugby World Cup

Starting in September, 20 of the world’s best Rugby Union teams competed for the cup in the tournament, in one of the biggest sporting events in the world.

Source: Google
Source: Google

5. Star Wars

The seventh installment in the main Star Wars film series, The Force Awakens, announced its release scheduled in December 2015 to a mass of fans raving for its premier.

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Source: Google

6. Farewell to the brightest stars

From Leonard Nimoy, Oliver Sacks to Bess Myerson, Google paid its tributes to some of the brightest stars who passed away in 2015.

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Source: Google

7. Women’s World Cup

Incredible skill and perseverance, drama, athletes at the peak of performance: the seventh Women’s World Cup had it all.

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Source: Google

8. Queen Elizabeth’s Reign

On September 9, 2015, Queen Elizabeth Windsor became the longest-reigning British monarch and longest-serving Queen in history.

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Source: Google

9. Nepal Earthquake

The Nepal earthquake is second only to the Japan earthquake in 2011 as the top searched earthquake of all time. An 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, destroying thousands of homes, triggering a massive landslide on Mount Everest and killing approximately 9,000 people.

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Source: Google

10. The black and blue dress

The curious case of black and blue dress made is to the top trending stories of Google with more than 73M searches.

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Source: Google

11. FIFA Scandal

In May, officials at football’s world governing body were indicted over corruption allegations, throwing the world of international football and world cup bidding into the limelight.

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Source: Google

12. Greece’s Economic Crisis

The Greek GDP suffered its worst decline in 2011 when it clocked growth of −6.9%, becoming the first developed nation to fail to make an IMF loan repayment.

 

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Source: Google

13. Cecil, the lion

A recreational hunter shot and killed Cecil on July 1, 2015, drawing international media attention.

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Source: Google

14. Migrant Crisis

Europe’s refugee crisis arose through the rising number of refugees and migrants coming to the European Union from war-torn Syria.

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Source: Google

15. Iran’s Nuclear Deal

The US, UK, Russia, France, China, Germany and Iran held negotiations in Switzerland for a framework deal about Iran’s nuclear program, which has now been agreed to be revised.

 

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16. Volkswagen’s Emission Testing Scandal

The US Environmental Protection Agency accused Volkswagen of deliberately programming its popular diesel engines to only activate emissions controls during laboratory testing.

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Source: Google

17. China crisis

China’s stock markets crashed, creating widespread panic and impeding investments toward the market. Search interest in the Shanghai Stock Exchange was higher this year than ever before.

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Source: Google

18. Water on Mars

As NASA confirmed the discovery of water on Mars, mainly in the form of ice caps and small amounts of vapour, it sparked off speculation on potential consequences of this discovery.

Source: Google
Source: Google