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10 Milestones of 2015

2015 is one of the most eventful years. From Gay marriages being legalized to Paris attacks that killed many, here is a list of, a part of many many such milestone of 2015.

Gay marriage was legalized across the United States.

It means the 14 states with bans on same-sex marriage will no longer be able to enforce them. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that the plaintiffs asked "for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right."

'Stars Wars: The Force Awakens' makes $1 billion in a record 12 days

Disney (DIS) said Sunday that its blockbuster broke the $1 billion mark around the world faster than any other film in history. The sci-fi adventure movie reached the milestone 12 days after its global release. That is one day earlier than the previous record holder - Universal's "Jurassic World," which was released earlier this year.
The seventh film in the "Star Wars" saga has made $544.5 million in the U.S.
After only 10 days, it is the fifth biggest film in U.S. box office history.

Saudi Arabia elects women to government for first time

At least five Saudi women have won seats on local municipal councils a day after women voted and ran in elections for the first time in the country's history, according to initial results released Sunday.

Cuba and U.S. quietly restore full diplomatic ties after 5 decades

The Cold War between the United States and Cuba officially ended Monday after 54 years, six months and 17 days, as the two countries restored diplomatic relations and reopened embassies in each other's capitals.

Wow! SpaceX Lands Orbital Rocket Successfully in Historic First

The third attempt at a historic reusable-rocket milestone was the charm for SpaceX. The private spaceflight company brought the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket back to Earth for a soft touchdown tonight (Dec. 21), pulling off history's first-ever rocket landing during an orbital launch.

'Top Secret' emails found as Clinton probe expands to key aides

As pressure builds on Hillary Clinton to explain her official use of personal email while serving as secretary of state, she faced new complications Tuesday. It was disclosed her top aides are being drawn into a burgeoning federal inquiry and that two emails on her private account have been classified as "Top Secret."

Paris terror attack: Everything we know on Saturday afternoon

The explosions came as a large crowd were enjoying the first half of the international friendly between France and Germany. The attacks then moved to central Paris, where a separate team of gunmen arrived in a black Seat at the Right Bank area of the city.

U.N. Security Council Endorses Roadmap For Peace In Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - U.N. Security Council members approved a resolution Friday outlining a peace process forSyria involving talks by representatives of the Damascus government and the opposition, but the draft says nothing on the critical issue of what role President Bashar Assad will play.

Migrant crisis: Migration to Europe explained in graphics

More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015, sparking a crisis as countries struggle to cope with the influx, and creating division in the EU over how best to deal with resettling people. The symbolic milestone was passed on 21 December, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said, with the total for land and sea reaching more than 1,006,000.

Microsoft launches Windows 10 preview program

Microsoft today opened the door to its Windows Insider Program, letting adventurous customers download an early, unpolished preview of Windows 10. Windows 10, which Microsoft labeled as a Technical Preview, comes in the form of an .iso file that ranges in size from 2.9GB to 4GB, depending on the language chosen.