The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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Malaysia Airlines MH17 shot down from pro-Russian rebel controlled territory, investigation finds Power outage grips entire state of South Australia Russia claims rebel rocket did not down Malaysia Airlines MH17 How the internet reacted to South Australia's major power cut Businessman rescues skunk with its head stuck in a Coke can Former Israeli president Shimon Peres dies at 93 Dog found dumped in suitcase at Australian apartment building Indonesia evacuates tourists after sudden Mount Barujari eruption Typhoon Megi kills 5 in Taiwan and China Baby born using 'three-parent' genetic engineering

As 2012 draws to a close, we take a look at the biggest world news of the year, condensed into 60 seconds. 

This video, compiled by global news agency Reuters, features glimpses of the year's leading news stories, including the re-election of US President Barack Obama, the sinking of the Costa Concordia and the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. 

Other major events shown include the war in Syria, the Benghazi attack, anti-austerity protests, the Newtown tragedy, the South African miner tragedy, and Felix Baumgartner's space jump.

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- Reuters

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