2018 wasn't ALL bad. Here are all the good things that happened in the world.

Updated 10:17 AM ET, Thu December 20, 2018

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(CNN)Well 2018, it's been real. We had our good times and our bad times -- and our strange times in between. We can't say you were our favorite, but we'd be ungrateful if we didn't give props to the good things you brought.

THE WORLD

North and South Korea vowed to formally end the Korean WarCuba announced a new president, ending the 59-year Castro leadershipIraq had its first parliamentary elections since the defeat of ISIS in the country Canada became the second nation in the world, after Uruguay, to legalize marijuana Mexico is selling its $218.7 million presidential plane to use funds for poor communitiesSouth Korea closed its largest dog meat slaughterhouseMeghan Markle became the first woman of color to join the British royal family

THE US

The unemployment rate is the lowest since 1969 • The first Muslim and Native American women were elected into Congress • Texas elected the first openly LGBTQ African-American woman judge • Colorado elected the first openly gay governor in the US • Congress passed a long-awaited criminal justice overhaul bill • The Trump administration officially banned bump stocks for guns Nevada became the first state with a majority female legislature • For the first time in Marine Corps history, a woman was in charge of an infantry platoonNew York and Virginia became the first two states to require mental health education in schools • A city in Georgia became the first to have its criminal justice system led entirely by black women

HUMAN RIGHTS

In Saudi Arabia, women are finally able to driveIreland voted and repealed its abortion banIndia's Supreme Court decriminalized consensual gay sexScotland became the first country to back teaching LGBTI issues in schools • The "Year of the Woman" went globalAfrica saw a huge and significant decline in female genital mutilation • For the first time in Iran, women were allowed to attend men's sporting events

HEALTH AND SCIENCE

A woman gave birth to a baby after she received a uterus transplant from a dead person • The UK has exceeded UN targets for HIV diagnosis and treatment, proving efforts to control the epidemic can workResearchers developed a 10-minute cancer test • A new Ebola treatment trial began • A new peanut allergy drug has provided fresh hope • A study found dogs can be a powerful tool in diagnosing malaria • Researchers found a way to lower your cancer risk • We learned new tips to help us live a decade longer

ENVIRONMENT

We discovered 157 new species in Sout