The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

Relevant offers

World

Kiwi teenager kicked in head outside Australian McDonald's opens eyes Man behind 1984 Melbourne murder of Kylie Maybury trapped by new-age science and old-fashioned policing Welcome back to your swamp, Mr. President Militants allied with Islamic State execute Filipinos who could not recite prayers Indian man killed over public urination row in New Delhi British man jailed for nearly 10 years after toilet cigarette sparks fire FBI warnings over Manchester bomber Salman Abedi will be investigated by MI5 Man pleads guilty to murder of six-year-old Kylie Maybury in Melbourne 32 years ago Navy Seal parachutist dies during demonstration over New York's Hudson River Settling into life as a hermit on Austrian mountain

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.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content