It’s hard to argue with Al Jazeera’s list of the top 10 news stories of 2010. You’ve Wikileaks, the Gaza flotilla, flooding in Pakistan, the BP oil spill, the World Cup, Chilean miner rescue, disasters in Haiti, the Icelandic volcano, and troubling trends in Europe.
On the whole, we at Al Jazeera think this list represents the ten news stories that had the most global significance this year due to the magnitude of their political, environmental, economic or social consequences.
We don’t claim this survey to be infallible, or irrefutable—objectivity and analysis are functions of perspective, not inherit truth. These are our picks from 2010; do with them what you will, send feedback, argue with your friends, complain, agree or make your own content.