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Top 10 crackdowns 2009 in China

Internet porn, drunk driving, human trafficking, someone wandering around the neighborhoods in pajamas...The Chinese government has good reason to keep itself busy all year long. Here are the year´s top ten crackdowns, some are timely, some are belated and some are disputable, but all have had an impact on our daily lives.

Websites that died in 2009

While some websites have flourished in 2009, most notably Facebook and Twitter, others have fallen by the wayside.

Top 10 celebrity deaths of 2009

The year of 2009 witnessed the sad passing of a number of stars of the stage and screen who touched many lives around the world.

2009´s top entertainment stories

Here are 2009´s top entertainment stories based on those on the websites and other media outlets

Top 10 Chinese web celebrities 2009

Editor´s note: They say everybody will have 15 minutes of fame at some stage in their life, but with the increasing use of the Internet, for some, the glare of the media spotlight often shines too brightly and suddenly.

Top 10 world sports news in 2009

USA Swimming suspended Michael Phelps, the winner of eight Olympic gold medals in 2008, for three months for smoking marijuana.

Time names 2009 Person of the Year

The Time magazine on Wednesday named U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke as its 2009 Person of the Year, and the Chinese worker and Governor of China´s central bank Zhou Xiaochuan were also on the list, according to media reports Thursday.

The 15 weirdest science stories of 2009

The end of 2009 brought a high note for the Large Hadron Collider, when physicists resumed particle smashing after 14 months of repairs and claimed the world record for highest energy, exceeding 1 trillion electron volts.

Top 10 Yahoo! Internet Searches of 2009

Michael Jackson´s death thrust the singer to the top of Internet searches in 2009

Top 10 odd news of 2009 by Time

Time Magazine has published the top 10 oddball news this year and the list was as follows: