The ups, downs and ups of BBC News online

It's 15 years since the BBC News website launched. At the time, in 1997, there were fewer than eight million people online in the UK, a figure which has mushroomed to more than 50 million today.

This chart shows how global traffic to BBC News online has grown, alongside some key technological milestones. Click on the links to see front pages from major stories over the last decade and a half.

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