Celebrities who died this decade: From David Bowie to Prince, Robin Williams and Hugh Hefner
Celebrities who died this decade: From David Bowie to Prince, Robin Williams and Hugh Hefner

Before entering 2020, MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) is taking a look back at the most notable stars we lost over the past decade, and how their influences will forever resonate in the annals of human history

The worst natural disasters of 2019: From Hurricane Maria to the Haiti Earthquake
The worst natural disasters of 2019: From Hurricane Maria to the Haiti Earthquake

From the tsunami that struck Japanese shores in 2011 to the cyclone that devastated Dominica, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico in 2017, this decade saw nature at its very worst.

Melania Trump's best looks of 2019:  From THAT caped dress to the stunning LGBT rainbow-patterned gown
Melania Trump's best looks of 2019: From THAT caped dress to the stunning LGBT rainbow-patterned gown

Melania has drawn praises from both the left as well as the right-wing press for her sense of fashion that has only matured and attained perfection in the years that she has lived in the White House.

JK Rowling stuns in brand new auburn locks and deep red lip gloss as she makes glamorous red carpet appearance
JK Rowling stuns in brand new auburn locks and deep red lip gloss as she makes glamorous red carpet appearance

In a marked departure from her muted make-up in the past, the Harry Potter author chose a deep red lip gloss with dramatic false lashes with a dash of bold copper-colored locks.

College student, 18, brutally stabbed to death during savage robbery at New York City park very close to campus
College student, 18, brutally stabbed to death during savage robbery at New York City park very close to campus

The Barnard College student was walking down a flight of steps into Morningside Park when the men mugged her and then stabbed her multiple times in the stomach

Ivanka Trump wows in peacock green dress with square neckline at a Hanukkah reception at the White House
Ivanka Trump wows in peacock green dress with square neckline at a Hanukkah reception at the White House

Featuring a square neckline and crystal embellishments at the shoulders, the White House senior adviser looked elegant in her green dress. She completed the look by drying her blonde hair poker straight and parting it down the center.

Outgoing Kentucky Gov Matt Bevin pardons man convicted of raping 9-year-old stepdaughter raising eyebrows
Outgoing Kentucky Gov Matt Bevin pardons man convicted of raping 9-year-old stepdaughter raising eyebrows

Bevin issued a total of 428 pardons and commutations from election day, when he lost, to the end of his term this past week.

Reese Witherspoon was told to 'dress sexy' to land her part in Legally Blonde after a studio head thought she was a 'shrew'
Reese Witherspoon was told to 'dress sexy' to land her part in Legally Blonde after a studio head thought she was a 'shrew'

The actress said that she could not put off the suggestion made to her because of the standards of the time and financial considerations

Charles Manson wanted to kill '2-3 billion people' as part of his bizarre plan to save the planet
Charles Manson wanted to kill '2-3 billion people' as part of his bizarre plan to save the planet

A new book called 'The Last Charles Manson Tapes: Evil Lives Beyond the Grave' by journalists Dylan Howard and Andy Tillett features some other outlandish schemes by the cult leader.

Sarah Ferguson says she understands Meghan Markle's 'pain', defends Prince Andrew over Epstein scandal: 'He is the best man I know'
Sarah Ferguson says she understands Meghan Markle's 'pain', defends Prince Andrew over Epstein scandal: 'He is the best man I know'

Andrew's former wife rubbished the "nonsense" that the media was spinning to tarnish his reputation. 

Mental health: Most disorders including bipolar and schizophrenia arise from a set of common genes
Mental health: Most disorders including bipolar and schizophrenia arise from a set of common genes

The analysis identified 109 gene variants that affect the risk for more than one psychiatric disorder. Researchers found evidence that genes associated with multiple disorders also show increased expression beginning in the second trimester of pregnancy

Jennifer Aniston breaks down on Ellen after daughter pleads with them to help her unemployed father after mother's death from cancer
Jennifer Aniston breaks down on Ellen after daughter pleads with them to help her unemployed father after mother's death from cancer

The Friends star became emotional as she watched a video of Elyse Kimball asking Ellen for help, after she and her sister Lexie had lost their mother to cancer and their father was unemployed.

Antonio Brown accuses NFL of 'targeted hate' against black players, blasts former teammate Ben Roethlisberger
Antonio Brown accuses NFL of 'targeted hate' against black players, blasts former teammate Ben Roethlisberger

The ex-Steeler slammed his former teammate after a Twitter user suggested that Roethlisberger was responsible for his success

Former HGTV pilot host who molested daughter's 10-year-old best friend during sleepover sentenced to 3 years in prison
Former HGTV pilot host who molested daughter's 10-year-old best friend during sleepover sentenced to 3 years in prison

A judge sentenced Christopher Dionne to seven years in prison, suspended after three years served, and also ordered him to register as a sex offender

Melania asked to defend Greta Thunberg just like she did for her own son after Trump mocks teen activist
Melania asked to defend Greta Thunberg just like she did for her own son after Trump mocks teen activist

After Time magazine announced Thunberg as Person of The Year for 2019, POTUS tweeted, "So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!"

Trump blasts 'short' Macron as 'a pain in the ass', hits out at Trudeau during closed-door White House meeting with UN ambassadors
Trump blasts 'short' Macron as 'a pain in the ass', hits out at Trudeau during closed-door White House meeting with UN ambassadors

Trump is believed to have made the remarks days after the NATO summit in the UK to over a dozen United Nations ambassadors, who were 'visibly uncomfortable'

Mother of 6-year-old Zymere Perkins tortured and hanged by boyfriend took her time putting on wig and makeup before calling for help
Mother of 6-year-old Zymere Perkins tortured and hanged by boyfriend took her time putting on wig and makeup before calling for help

The Manhattan Supreme Court heard the gruesome details in the beating death of six-year-old Zymere Perkins.

Abortion rights: Access under threat as a third of independent clinics have shut down in the last five years
Abortion rights: Access under threat as a third of independent clinics have shut down in the last five years

As of 2012, the US had 510 independent abortion clinics open. Fast forward to November 2019, the numbers have plummeted to 344

Devil lips: Doctors warn against bizarre new trend as women inject lip fillers to create 'unnatural' pouts
Devil lips: Doctors warn against bizarre new trend as women inject lip fillers to create 'unnatural' pouts

Thought to have originated in Russia, the viral trend has now arrived in the west, and skin experts and doctors are warning people to not fall for the gimmick

Emily Ratajkowski flashes 'f**k harvey' message shortly after Weinstein announced $25 m settlement with accusers
Emily Ratajkowski flashes 'f**k harvey' message shortly after Weinstein announced $25 m settlement with accusers

The 28-year-old actress arrived at the 'Uncut Gems' premiere with the clear-cut message written on her arm just hours after news broke of Harvey Weinstein reaching a $25 million civil settlement with more than 30 accusers of sexual harassment.

Joy Behar jokes that while Clinton was sleeping with Monica Lewinsky, Trump is sleeping with Putin: 'It’s a little different'
Joy Behar jokes that while Clinton was sleeping with Monica Lewinsky, Trump is sleeping with Putin: 'It’s a little different'

'The View' co-host was comparing the ongoing impeachment with that of the former president with former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Trump mocks Greta Thunberg, asks her to work on 'anger management' after TIME's Person of the Year honor: 'Chill Greta, Chill!' 
Trump mocks Greta Thunberg, asks her to work on 'anger management' after TIME's Person of the Year honor: 'Chill Greta, Chill!' 

Trump, who took to his favorite social media platform to attack the teenage eco-warrior's recent accolade, has been critical of her for a while now. 

Epstein was 'bullied by black guys' throughout his youth, was scared he'd be attacked in prison, reveals confidante
Epstein was 'bullied by black guys' throughout his youth, was scared he'd be attacked in prison, reveals confidante

Overcome by fear, the billionaire reportedly considered hiring an African American inmate for his protection

Model Brooks Nader shuts down troll who called her 'slut' for wearing see-through dress: 'It made me feel empowered'
Model Brooks Nader shuts down troll who called her 'slut' for wearing see-through dress: 'It made me feel empowered'

The 22-year-old donned a one-shoulder dress, by Bronx and Banco to the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Awards on December 9 which honored soccer star Megan Rapinoe, that left little to the imagination

Donald Trump Jr slams Time magazine for naming Greta Thunberg 2019 Person of the Year: 'How dare you?'
Donald Trump Jr slams Time magazine for naming Greta Thunberg 2019 Person of the Year: 'How dare you?'

The Republican said that the 16-year-old climate crusader was being used as a 'marketing gimmick' and slammed the outlet for failing to honor "the Hong Kong Protesters fighting for their lives and freedoms."

West Virginia girl, 8, died after she was beaten, starved and banned from drinking water by dad, girlfriend and her sister
West Virginia girl, 8, died after she was beaten, starved and banned from drinking water by dad, girlfriend and her sister

Following a year-long investigation into the death of eight-year-old Raylee JoLynn Browning on Boxing Day last year, police arrested her father, 34-year-old Marty Browning, his 36-year-old girlfriend Julie Dawn Titchenell and her 35-year-old sister Sherie Titchenell

Jessica Biel will 'never break up her family over' husband Justin Timberlake holding hands with another woman
Jessica Biel will 'never break up her family over' husband Justin Timberlake holding hands with another woman

A source close to the actress shared that she is "standing by" her husband as they work through the controversy generated by him holding hands with a co-star from his upcoming movie

Texas inmate blows kisses, yells 'woof woof' before getting executed for murdering prison supervisor
Texas inmate blows kisses, yells 'woof woof' before getting executed for murdering prison supervisor

46-year-old Travis Runnels was six years into a 70-year jail sentence over a 1997 conviction for armed robbery when he slashed the throat of his prison supervisor Stanley Wiley at the prison shoe factory

Aaron Carter slammed for using exaggerated Chinese accent to order from restaurant in 'racist' video
Aaron Carter slammed for using exaggerated Chinese accent to order from restaurant in 'racist' video

Carter posted an Instagram video of him calling up a Chinese restaurant and ordering an array of dishes off the menu in a seemingly exaggerated Chinese accent because he claimed that it was easier for the person noting down the order to follow. 

Heartstopping moment a Texas man saves dog in the nick of time after its leash gets stuck in elevator door
Heartstopping moment a Texas man saves dog in the nick of time after its leash gets stuck in elevator door

Video footage captured in an apartment complex shows the dog with a long lease getting left outside an elevator after its owner goes in

Royal family in 2019: The most controversial moments that rocked the monarchy
Royal family in 2019: The most controversial moments that rocked the monarchy

From Prince Harry's decision to attack the media for their treatment of Meghan Markle to Prince Andrew's link and association to late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, the royal family was in the news for all the wrong reasons

Lizzo claps back at people who fat-shamed her for twerking in thong at Lakers game: 'Your criticism has no effect on me'
Lizzo claps back at people who fat-shamed her for twerking in thong at Lakers game: 'Your criticism has no effect on me'

“Never ever let somebody stop you or shame you from being yourself,” she said in a livestream.

Texas man, 22, accused of killing grandmother and great-grandmother arrested: 'He was tired of the 2 women'
Texas man, 22, accused of killing grandmother and great-grandmother arrested: 'He was tired of the 2 women'

Jaryd Ramos, 22, was arrested Tuesday evening after telling detectives he killed his grandmother, 59-year-old Barbara Gromley. and his great-grandmother, 90-year-old Regina Gromley, on November 5 at the home in Spring.

Brains of scientists on a 14-month Antarctica expedition have shrunk, says study
Brains of scientists on a 14-month Antarctica expedition have shrunk, says study

According to the lead author of the study, social isolation and sensory deprivation, including the lack of navigation in large-scale space, could be the possible reasons, which contributed to the brain shrinking. 

Thousands of strange circular holes discovered in seabed off California coast leave scientists baffled
Thousands of strange circular holes discovered in seabed off California coast leave scientists baffled

The holes measure 11 meters wide and one meter deep, on average, according to scientists who mapped the seabed. The survey was done to evaluate the feasibility of building a wind energy farm on the site

LOL Surprise male dolls with detailed 'graphic' genitals enrage parents, company calls it a 'gender-inclusive' move
LOL Surprise male dolls with detailed 'graphic' genitals enrage parents, company calls it a 'gender-inclusive' move

"We believe this trend is here to stay and we will continue to lead the charge in toys becoming more gender-inclusive. We think boys will be excited to have a doll that looks like them," said the company in a statement

Nick Jonas bailed on Rashida Jones as he was nervous to join Obamas for a dance at White House
Nick Jonas bailed on Rashida Jones as he was nervous to join Obamas for a dance at White House

When Jonas dissed Rashida for leaving him all by himself at the party staged by the Obamas from earlier, the actress revealed the true story.

Florida man, 74, shoots labrador and its owner after he feared the rescue dog 'was killing' his pet
Florida man, 74, shoots labrador and its owner after he feared the rescue dog 'was killing' his pet

74-year-old Manuel Alen had been walking his dog, Little Paco, who is a Jack Russel mix on the same path that they had walked for the last decade when a labrador named Claire is said to have attacked his dog. 

NFL closes chapter on Colin Kaepernick as league commissioner says former player 'chose not to take' opportunity during workout session
NFL closes chapter on Colin Kaepernick as league commissioner says former player 'chose not to take' opportunity during workout session

The workout was much awaited and was set to be in front of many NFL teams at the Atlanta Falcons. However, in a last-minute switch, it was shifted hundreds of miles away to a high school in Riverdale, south of Atlanta. The former quarterback hosted his own workout session.

8-year-old girl's room security camera gets hacked as creepy voice taunts her, asks her to be his 'best friend'
8-year-old girl's room security camera gets hacked as creepy voice taunts her, asks her to be his 'best friend'

Strange music started coming out of the camera and a man urged the girl to be destructive and claimed to be her 'best friend'.

Queen Elizabeth having a 'difficult time' amid royal chaos, will find it tough to write her Christmas speech: Insider
Queen Elizabeth having a 'difficult time' amid royal chaos, will find it tough to write her Christmas speech: Insider

This year saw a lot of controversies, including Prince Andrew's ouster and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's feud with the royal family.

Drunken brawl over CBS comedy 'How I Met Your Mother' sees two Wisconsin men end up battered
Drunken brawl over CBS comedy 'How I Met Your Mother' sees two Wisconsin men end up battered

Although it is unclear as to what aspect of the show that made them so mad, a criminal complaint said that the two had been drinking at a bar after watching a Green Bay Packers game on Sunday before ending up in a fight.

Busters’ Chaeyeon reveals 'no one hit her' on EBS show, Choi Young Soo says it was a misunderstanding
Busters’ Chaeyeon reveals 'no one hit her' on EBS show, Choi Young Soo says it was a misunderstanding

'I didn’t hit Chaeyeon. She is like a niece and younger sister to me. Why would I assault her? It doesn’t make sense. It’s driving me nuts'

Actor Gary Sinise gifts over 1,000 children of fallen military heroes a five-day break at Orlando's Walt Disney World
Actor Gary Sinise gifts over 1,000 children of fallen military heroes a five-day break at Orlando's Walt Disney World

The Gary Sinise Foundation partners with American Airlines in order to provide free vacations to families from across the US every December. 

Olivia Newton-John's 'No. 1 fan' buys her iconic 'Grease' jacket for $243,200, only to gift it to her
Olivia Newton-John's 'No. 1 fan' buys her iconic 'Grease' jacket for $243,200, only to gift it to her

An anonymous man, who calls himself Olivia Newton John's No. 1 fan, requested her to put the leather jacket on display in her cancer center. 

Harvey Weinstein arrives at NY court using a walker after reaching $25 million tentative settlement with accusers
Harvey Weinstein arrives at NY court using a walker after reaching $25 million tentative settlement with accusers

“The most troubling aspect of this settlement is a punitive provision designed to force victims to settle"

AOC claims dogs are treated better than new mothers in attack on paid family leave, says they get more time with their puppies
AOC claims dogs are treated better than new mothers in attack on paid family leave, says they get more time with their puppies

She said dogs spend 8 weeks with their newborns but parental leave in the US is only for 6 weeks, while it should ideally be for 6-12 months

Kim Kardashian sues Alabama 'Orgasm Doctor' for unauthorized use of her name to promote his 'Vampire Facial' center
Kim Kardashian sues Alabama 'Orgasm Doctor' for unauthorized use of her name to promote his 'Vampire Facial' center

Kim had tried the controversial facial in 2013 but it seems as if the doctor and the medical center were using her name to promote the procedure without her permission

Sulli and Goo Hara's deaths beg the question as to whether K-pop's growing global influence is behind the fall of its idols
Sulli and Goo Hara's deaths beg the question as to whether K-pop's growing global influence is behind the fall of its idols

The year 2019 has been especially great for K-pop and Korean drama as BTS and 'Memories of Alhambra' on Netflix put the South Korean entertainment industry in the spotlight. However, the recent deaths of K-pop idols Sulli and Goo Hara make us wonder if global attention puts them under pressure