The Week’s big New Year’s Day quiz 2024

Have you been paying attention to The Week's news this year?

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A week is a long time in politics, as Harold Wilson may have once said – but a week of news is far longer. 

After 52 weeks of endlessly enormous news, this year has felt like an epoch. Global temperatures reached record highs, causing more extreme weather events and posing the gravest threat to humanity. Deadly war has broken out in the Middle East, with allies drawn in but divided and rogue states threatening to take advantage. The meteoric growth of artificial intelligence has already led to scientific and technological breakthroughs, but raises fears of a dangerously uncertain future.

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