Second Congo War
This was the deadliest war in contemporary African history. It directly involved nine African nations and about 20 armed groups. The war, which began in August 1998, killed 5.4 million people. Most of them died from disease and starvation, making the Second Congo War the deadliest conflict since World War II
2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami
This was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history.
An earthquake was triggered when the Indian Plate was sub ducted by the Burma Plate and the resulting tsunamis devastated most landmasses bordering the Indian Ocean, killing over 230,000 people in fourteen countries.
Spread of Superbugs
Superbugs are bacteria that are resistant to numerous types of antibiotics.
Every year, these drug-resistant bacteria infect more than two million people nationwide and kill at least 23,000, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Stubborn forms of tuberculosis, gonorrhea, and staph infections are just a few of the dangers we now face.
2011 Norway Attacks
This was the deadliest attack in Norway since World War II
The 2011 Norway attacks were two chronological single-handed wolf terrorist attacks against the government, the civilian population and a Workers' Youth League (AUF)-run summer camp in the Oslo region on 22 July 2011, claiming a total of 77 lives.
The first was a car bomb explosion in Oslo within Regjeringskvartalet, the executive government quarter of Norway. The bomb was made from a blend of fertilizer and fuel oil and placed in the back seat.
The second attack occurred less than two hours later at a summer camp on the island of Utøya in Tyrifjorden, Buskerud.
The camp was organized by the AUF, the youth division of the ruling Norwegian Labour Party (AP). A gunman dressed in a homemade police uniform gained access to the island by showing false identification and subsequently opened fire at the participants.
White Nose Syndrome
White-nose syndrome is a poorly understood disease associated with the deaths of at least 5.7 million to 6.7 million North American bats.
In 2013, the condition had been found in over 115 caves and mines. We are unlikely to see bat populations recover within our lifetime. That is a pity since the winged creatures perform many overlooked services such as pollination and pest control.