Google has released its Top Trending News Stories for 2016, and based on the top 10 searches, one could say that this year was a little more on the depressing side.

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Here are the top Google searches by Canadians this year:

  1. Donald Trump
  2. US Election
  3. Zika Virus
  4. Rio Olympics
  5. Fort McMurray
  6. Brexit
  7. Orlando Shooting
  8. Panama Papers
  9. Black Lives Matter
  10. Nice Attack

Of course, the #1 spot was taken by Donald Trump, who dominated headlines this year. Other notable people searches globally include Brad Pitt  (the most searched actor), Meghan Markle (the most searched actress), and Beyonce (the most searched artist).


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