American researchers discover that some fruits and vegetables grown today have less nutritional value than those grown in the 1950s.
Sri Lanka receives its first shipment of 1.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from the United States.
The total number of children infected with COVID-19 in the United States since the pandemic began there in mid-March surpasses 500,000.
Russia is expected to send a plane with masks and medical supplies to the United States to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following a tip-off from the United States, Russia arrests two men planning a New Year's Eve attack in the city of Saint Petersburg.
Peace talks begin in Qatar between the United States and the Taliban.
Government forces and their allies announce plans to capture the remainder of Aleppo before American President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, at the upcoming Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C., will announce a three-way deal with the United States and Euratom, the European Union nuclear agency, to turn nuclear waste into medical isotopes to help fight cancer.
In the United States, the hacking group Anonymous starts releasing names and information about alleged members of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), a white-supremacist terrorist group originally founded after the Civil War by former Confederate soldiers. Prominent individuals listed deny the allegations. The group says they also infiltrated KKK-affiliated websites, and warned of more action culminating on November 24, the anniversary of the Ferguson, Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict.
Stocks rise sharply in the United States following positive jobs information with the Nasdaq Composite reaching its highest level since 2000 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average nearing levels last reached in 2008.
The United States Census Bureau releases the first data from the 2010 Census, revealing the United States to have a population of 308,745,538 on April 1, 2010.