In the aftermath of another school shooting, this time in Florida, students in the US marched in support of tougher gun laws.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married in May and toured Australia in October.
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Russian dissident Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in Salisbury England in March by suspected Russian agents. Russian denied involvement even as Britain provided extensive proof.
An explosive eruption in April at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano sent ash thousands of metres into the sky and resulted in weeks of disruption to the Island's tourist industry.
Vikki Campion and Barnaby Joyce at a November 2016 function at Sydney's Cockatoo Island. Campion and Barnaby Joyce celebrated the birth of their son and then went on television to talk about it. Joyce had stepped down as Nationals leader after their relationship became public.
Tensions between the two leaders have escalated since the Singapore summit. Photo: Getty
Workers bring hoses into Tham Luang Nang Non cave on June 29, in a bid to rescue a boys soccer team trapped underground. The boys, with help from Australian divers, were eventually retrieved and all recovered from their ordeal.
Malcolm Turnbull leaves his final press conference in August after a leadership push by Peter Dutton resulted in Scott Morrison becoming PM as a compromise candidate.
Dozens of world leaders gathered in Paris in November for the commemoration of the centenary of the World War I armistice.
South African fans will have to stow their heckling for a later date.
George W Bush fought back tears during the moving service to his father George H W Bush in December.
France's Paul Pogba celebrates Les Bleus triumph in Russia at The World Cup.
A plane wheel is pulled from Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta by the crash of Lion Air JT 610 in November.
The discovery of needles in strawberries prompted supermarkets to withdraw the fruit from sale in September. A processing worker was later charged over the scare.
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The fallout between ABC chairman Justin Milne and managing director Michelle Guthrie led to both leaving.
In November, Renae Lawrence became the only Bali Nine drug smuggler to be freed from jail.
California was devastated by wildfires in November, with hundreds of homes lost and sparking renewed debate in the US about the adverse effects of climate change.
West Coast spearhead Josh Kennedy celebrates a goal in the 2018 AFL grand final. The Eagles defeated Collingwood in a thriller.
New South Wales' Jack De Belin is driven into the ground in 2018's game two of the State of Origin series against Queensland at ANZ Stadium. NSW won the series 2-1.
With his trade deals and personal connections to the Saudi royal family, Trump's wish that the Khashoggi slaying will fade from memory has been stillborn.
Mourners queued up at Pelligrini's Espresso Bar in Melbourne to pay respects for co-owner Sisto Malaspina who was stabbed in a random attack in Melbourne's CBD.
Stock markets gave up all the year's gains in November and December as the economic climate moved decidedly darker.