Paris attacks — and Lamar Odom — top 2015 Google searches

Parisians and visitors gather around a makeshift memorial in the rue de Charonne on November 20, 2015, a week after attackers killed 130 and injured more than 350 in a massacre that was the year's most-Googled news eventTerror attacks in Paris topped the global ranking of Google searches in 2015 — alongside the public debut of transgender celebrity Caitlyn Jenner and the downfall of ex-NBA star Lamar Odom. The single most popular overall search for an individual targeted Odom, the former basketballer and estranged husband of reality TV star Khloe Kardashian found unconscious in a Nevada brothel in October. “Charlie Hebdo,” the French satirical magazine attacked by Islamic extremists in what triggered a global outpouring of solidarity, was the second most frequent global search overall, while “Paris” came fifth.

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