Where was a large container ship stuck for six days, blocking a busy shipping lane for cargo traffic?

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One of the largest container ships ever built, the Ever Given, was wedged across a section of the Suez Canal and disrupted global trade.

Which nation’s president was assassinated in his private residence in July 2021?

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A group of assassins shot and killed Haiti's President Jovenel Moïse, and wounded his wife, when they broke into the leader’s home.

In 2021, which country became the first to accept digital currency as legal tender?

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El Salvador President Nayib Bukele said in September that his government owned about $26 million in Bitcoin, and called it a new way for people abroad to send money home.

What name was given to a leak of nearly 12 million documents that showed the world’s richest people hiding wealth, dodging taxes and, in some cases, laundering money?

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The Pandora Papers included nearly three million images, more than a million emails and about a half-million spreadsheets.

Which country’s military launched a successful coup in February 2021?

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Myanmar’s military arrested civilian government leaders in the early morning hours of Feb. 1, taking over the country.

The U.S. military departed Afghanistan on Aug. 30, ending how many years of a sustained presence in the Asian country?

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America’s longest war officially concluded 20 years after the Pentagon sent troops there, ceding the country to the Islamist Taliban.

The World Health Organization in October endorsed the first vaccine to fight what disease?

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The groundbreaking Malaria vaccine was made specifically for use with children in countries that have high transmission rates of the parasitic disease.

Which country joined the U.S. and the UK in an historic security pact that includes the sale of nuclear submarines?

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The U.K, U.S and Australia pact is considered an effort to counter China’s influence.

Which African country spent all of 2021 embroiled in a bloody civil war?

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Some two million Ethiopians have been displaced since fighting began in November 2020 in the country’s northern Tigray region.

Which country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission reported that its government had sexually and otherwise abused 38,000 native children at state-run residential schools?

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The commission identified 4,100 deaths at the institutions, and located more than 1,000 unmarked graves.

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