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Microsoft reveals the top Bing searches for 2015

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Microsoft has revealed Australia’s most popular searches terms through its Bing search engine with the results a clear indicator of the events and people that held Australians interest all year.

The comprehensive report takes a look at the most popular worldwide searches along with the top Australian searches and sport stars and celebrities that we were fascinated with.

The top news and current affairs search was subscription video on demand service Netflix closely followed by Star Wars ahead of the launch of the highly-anticipated Episode VII The Force Awakens in less than two weeks.

In sport, the Cricket World Cup, NRL star turned NFL rookie Jarryd Hayne and the rugby league State of Origin attracted the most searches.

In the royalty and celebrity world Princess Charlotte, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber were the stars.

The events that held our interest according to the volume of Bing searches included the Nepal earthquake and the Paris terrorist attacks.

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Here are the top searches on Bing:

TOP AUSTRALIA SEARCH TRENDS 2015

1           Rugby World Cup

2          The arrival of Netflix

3          Cricket World Cup Final

4          Princess Charlotte was born

5          Taylor Swift

6          Jarryd Hayne joins the NFL

7          State of Origin

8          Paris Terror attacks

9          Justin Bieber

10        Kim Kardashian

SPORT STARS

1           Jarryd Hayne

2          Julian Wilson

3          Mick Fanning

4          Jonathan Thurston

5          Adam Goodes

6          Nick Kyrios

7          Lleyton Hewitt

8          Tim Cahill

9          Buddy Franklin

10         Usain Bolt

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CELEBRITIES

1           Taylor Swift

2          Jarryd Hayne

3          Kim Kardashian

4          Katy Perry

5          Justin Bieber

6          Miley Cyrus

7          Kylie Jenner

8           Bindi Irwin

9          Guy Sebastian

10         Nick Kyrgios

TOP CELEBRITY NEWS SEARCHES

1           Princess Charlotte arrival

2          Justin Bieber photos

3          One Direction announced their split

4          Guy Sebastian at Eurovision

5          Sam Frost and Sasha on the Bachelorette

6          Iggy Azalea surgery

7          Jarryd Hayne joined the NFL

8          Miley Cyrus photos

9          Kanye West running for President

10         Gwen Stefani Divorce

CELEBRITIES ON THE RISE

1           Jarryd Hayne

2          Bindi Irwin

3          Macklemore

4          Ruby Rose

5          Amy Schumer

6          Chet Faker

7          Vance Joy

8          Steve Smith

9          Courtney Barnett

10         Odessa Young

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NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS SEARCHES

1           Netflix

2          Star Wars

3          Paris Terror attacks

4          Malcolm Turnbull

5          Bronwyn Bishop

6          Mick Fanning

7          Nepal Earthquake

8          Super Bowl 2015

9          Rosie Batty

10         Same Sex Marriage

PEOPLE WE LOST 

1           Andrew Chan

2          Phil Walsh

3          Myuran Sukumaran

4          Richie Benaud

5          Malcom Fraser

6          Mike Gibson

7          Sam de Brito

8          Leonard Nimoy

9          Christopher Lee

10         Bart Cummings