The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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UK Labour in turmoil as MPs mutiny against leader Jeremy Corbyn after Brexit Man murders Sydney teenager after Facebook exchange New Zealand, Australian hostages kidnapped in Nigeria released, several injured Scotland could veto Brexit laws to 'protect its interests' - Nicola Sturgeon Rollercoaster carriage collapses onto kids' ride at M&D's theme park in Scotland Italy arrests second-most wanted mafia boss Ernesto Fazzalari Brexit: Racist incidents has UK worried what referendum has wrought Turkish police fire tear gas, rubber bullets at Gay Pride activists Firefighters begin to get deadly California blaze under control Nigerian army frees more than 5000 people held by Boko Haram

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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