Most popular Google searches revealed

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December 16, 2016
In this Wednesday, July 20 photo, Egyptian dentist Mark Shehata, 24, uses the Pokemon Go mobile phone application while driving in Cairo, Egypt.
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Pokemon Go, the iPhone7 and Donald Trump are among Google's top trending searches globally of 2016.

But, in the US, no subject ranked higher than Powerball.

The multistate lottery's record $1.6-billion prize in January and $429-million payout in June had ticket holders googling winning numbers and gave Powerball the number one spot on Google's top 10 list in the US this year.

Prince's death in April made him the second-highest trending overall topic in the US and top trending globally on the list of celebrities who died in 2016.

The wild popularity of Pokemon Go, the mobile app game that had millions glued to their smartphones this summer, was the top-searched trending topic around the world.

And people also wanted some hints on how to play it. Gamers frequently googled tips on how to catch Pokemon and how to battle them as well.

In other categories, Hillary Clinton again finished runner-up to Trump on the list of top-searched people globally and in the US.

The presidential election also prompted one of Google's trending 'how to' searches of the year in the US: 'How to move to Canada' was ranked number five.

Netflix's binge-worthy programming led the TV list in the US.

Stranger Things, Making a Murderer and Fuller House grabbed the top three spots.

In music, BeyoncE had a big year on stage and online. She was the top trending search in the US on Google's musicians list and her Formation was the top trending song.

Celine Dion took the top spot globally.

After Pokemon Go, the top 10 trending searches globally were iPhone7, Trump, Prince, Powerball, David Bowie, Deadpool, Olympics, Slither.io, and Suicide Squad.