The X-Men and Fantastic Four can now work together with The Avengers thanks to Disney acquiring 21st Century Foxs entertainment assets in a $52.4 Billion deal. This means characters owned by Fox from Wolverine to Deadpool will be owned by Disney and Marvel.
On 14 December 2012, a gunman claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults when he opened fire at Sand Hook Elementary School. Five years later, mass shootings are still dominating the headlines. Parents of the Sandy Hook victims have banded together, to form a network of organizations aiming to take down gun violence across the nation.
Cheers erupted in parliament as it was announced that same-sex marriage is legal. Same-sex couples can marry from January 2018. Members of the public gallery sang I am, you are, we are Australian following the announcement.
The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of President Trumps third iteration of his immigration ban on 4 December. It will apply to travelers from six Muslim-majority countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.
Researchers have been developing new spring tires by remaking tires models which were used during the Lunar expedition of the Cold War period. The newly developing wheel would have improved traction, durability and would carry more loads.
The Plastic Bank are on a mission to increase the value of plastic and reduce poverty. The company have come up with a market-driven solution whereby local people can collect plastic waste and exchange it for money or essential items. They have set up collection points in countries all over the world including Haiti and the Philippines.
Prince Harry and his new fiancé Meghan Markle have appeared in public for the first time since the announcement of their engagement on 27 November. Its the first time we got a look at the ring, which features a Botswana diamond, accompanied by diamonds from Princess Dianas collection.
Drinking moderate amounts of coffee, about three or four cups a day, is more likely to benefit our health than harm it. A study has shown the benefits included lower risk of death from any causes, or getting heart disease. The same study also found a long list of benefits that coffee was associated with, like getting some types of cancer, Parkinsons disease, depression and Alzheimers disease. But liver diseases stood out as having the greatest benefit compared with other conditions.
Ex-Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic has been sentenced to life imprisonment for genocide. Mladic was found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanities including persecution, murder and extermination committed in the 1990s Bosnian war. Mladic was removed from the court moments before the verdict was announced for shouting at the judges.