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2011: What's hot and what's not in global news

GlobalPost's annual world news In/Out list.

In/Out List 2011
Photos show, from top to bottom and left to right: George Clooney, Kate Middleton, David Petraeus, Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un, Dilma Rousseff, Stanley McChrystal, Tony Hayward, Sebastian Pinera, Camilla Parker Bowles, Barack Obama, Bono (Illustration: GlobalPost; Photos: AFP and Getty Images)

Even world news has its trends. Haven't heard about blood diamonds lately? A day doesn't go by without reporters fawning over George Clooney or Dilma Rousseff? We hear you. See below for GlobalPost's breakdown of what's out and what's in for 2011. Don't like our list? Add your own ideas in the comments. And look back to see how we did at the end of 2009.

Out
 

In

Economic crisis

Economic stagnation

Tony Hayward

Sebastian Pinera

Iran

North Korea

Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi

Sudan

Sudans

US

Qatar?

Ash delays

Snow delays

Gen. Stanley McChrystal

Gen. David Petraeus

Bono

George Clooney

Barack Obama

Dilma Rousseff

Yulia Tymoshenko

Ukrainian nurses

Laurent Gbagbo (in theory)

Alassane Ouattara

Israeli settlements

Israeli settlements

Kim Jong Il

Kim Jong Un

Afghanistan War

War in Pakistan

Camilla

Kate

Blood diamonds

Conflict minerals

Benefits

Austerity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caption for homepage image: Photos show, from top to bottom and left to right: George Clooney, Kate Middleton, David Petraeus, Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un, Dilma Rousseff, Stanley McChrystal, Tony Hayward, Sebastian Pinera, Camilla Parker Bowles, Barack Obama, Bono (Illustration: GlobalPost; Photos: AFP and Getty Images)

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