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2018 ( is the current year, and is a MMXVIII) common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2018th year of the Common Era (CE) and (AD) designations, the 18th year of the Anno Domini 3rd millennium, the 18th year of the 21st century, and the 9th year of the 2010s decade.
2018 is designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the
International Coral Reef Initiative. 
January [ edit ]
January 1 – The 2017–18 North American cold wave takes place, with record low temperatures gripping the Central and Eastern United States. 
January 1– 3 – Violent protests continue across Iran against the government and supreme leader Ali Khamenei, resulting in 22 deaths and over 550 arrests. Head of the IRGC Mohammad Ali Jafari announces an end of "the sedition" on January 3, with several pro-government protests held in different cities, condemning the violence.
January 3 – Computer analysts report two major security vulnerabilities, named " Meltdown" and " Spectre," affecting the microprocessors of almost all computers in the world.  
January 4 – A passenger train operated by Shosholoza Meyl collides with a truck on a level crossing at Geneva Station between Hennenman and Kroonstad, Free State, South Africa. Twenty people are killed and 260 injured.
January 15 – A mezzanine floor has collapsed at the Jakarta Stock Exchange building, 77 people injured and are being treated different hospitals in Jakarta, Indonesia, but there have been no fatalities. 
January 16 – A meteor reported near Michigan; according to USGS it caused a magnitude 2.0 earthquake. 
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