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2013The Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn is renamed after Beastie Boys' rapper Adam Yauch

2013Ariana Grande's first single, "The Way", is released

2013Bobby Orr's autobiography "Orr: My Story" debuts at the #8 position on The New York Times best seller list for nonfiction

201321st ESPY Awards: LeBron James, Serena Williams win

2013Patrick Roy is named head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, his former team where he won two Stanley Cups

2013Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation from February 28, the first pope to resign since 1415

2013Whitey Bulger is found guilty on 31 of 32 counts, and is found to have been involved in 11 murders

2013"The Wolf of Wall Street", starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, is released

2013Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus five years for his crimes

2013Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories

2013Pope Benedict XVI presents his farewell address to Vatican City

2013Rafael Nadal defeats Novak Djokovic to win the 2013 US Tennis Open

201340th American Music Award: Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake win

2013The Papal Conclave begins to select the successor of Pope Benedict XVI

2013U2 singer Bono is made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

201330th MTV Awards: Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift & Bruno Mars wins

2013Aung San Suu Kyi is re-elected leader of the Burmese National League for Democracy

2013Robert Mugabe continues to maintain power after winning 142 out of 210 seats in the Zimbabwean election

2013Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates, Kiss, Linda Ronstadt, and Nirvana are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

2013Due to a street tirade captured on video, Alec Baldwin's show "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" is cancelled after only five episodes

201339th People's Choice Awards: Robert Downey, Jr & Jennifer Lawrence win (Movie Star) and Nathan Fillion & Ellen Pompeo win (TV Drama)

2013Lionel Messi scores his 14th consecutive goal in La Liga and his 300th goal in 365 appearances for Barcelona

2013Serena Williams wins her fifth Women's Singles US Open title

2013Harper Lee files a lawsuit against a literary agent over the copyright of To Kill a Mockingbird

2013NFL head coach Mike Shanahan is fired by the Washington Redskins

2013Angelina Jolie undergoes a preventive double mastectomy after learning she had an 87% risk of developing breast cancer due to a defective BRCA1 gene

2013Ray Lewis announces he will retire at the end of the playoffs

2013Joe Sakic is hired by his former team, the Colorado Avalanche, as Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations

2013Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield departs the International Space Station to return to Earth

201347th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

2013142nd British Golf Open: Phil Mickelson shoots a 281 at Muirfield Golf Links

2013At a ceremony in Philadelphia, the NFL pays tribute to the life of the late Steve Sabol and his many contributions to the league

2013Bill Gates becomes the world's richest man with $72.7 billion again after losing the position in 2008

201366 British Academy Awards: Argo, Ben Affleck, Daniel Day-Lewis and Emmanuelle Riva win

2013Lionel Messi wins the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the third consecutive year

2013Mike Babcock is named head coach of Team Canada for the second team, this time for the 2014 Winter Olympics (they would repeat as gold medalists)

2013Serena Williams defeats Maria Sharapova to win the French Open in tennis

2013Steve Nash records his 10,000th career assist against Houston

2013Justin Trudeau, son of long-serving Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, is elected leader of the Liberal Party of Canada

2013Mike Ditka's #89 jersey is retired by the Chicago Bears

2013Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole's final "Sportscentre" broadcast on TSN

2013Golfer Tiger Woods returns to his world number one ranking

201321st Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Red win

2013A 1% flash crash hits the US stock market after a news agency was hacked and claimed injury to President Obama

2013Tiger Woods is named PGA Tour's player of the year for the 11th time

201385th Academy Awards: "Argo," Daniel Day-Lewis & Jennifer Lawrence win

2013 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
13 FARC members are killed by an airstrike by the Colombian military 
Jan 1
13 Boko Harem members are killed by Nigeria's military in Maiduguri 
Jan 1
60 people are killed and 200 are injured after a stampede following New Year celebrations 
Jan 1
18 people are killed and 16 wounded after a bus and mini-bus collision in Thiès, Senegal 
Jan 1
10 people are killed and 120 are injured in a stampede in Luanda, Angola 
Jan 1
US bi-partisan deal temporarily avoids the fiscal cliff 
Jan 1
Magnus Carlsen breaks Garry Kasparov's chess FIDE rating, reaching 2,861 
Jan 2
Ray Lewis announces he will retire at the end of the playoffs 
Jan 3
27 Shiite pilgrims are killed and 60 are injured by a suicide bombing in Musayyib, Iraq 
Jan 4
9 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria 
Jan 4
8 people are killed by a gunman in Kawit, the Philippines 
Jan 4
6 people are killed a 2 are seriously injured after a snowmobile veers off a ski slope on Mt Cermis, Italy 
Jan 4
3 people are killed after a Beechcraft BE35 crashes into a house in Florida 
Jan 6
10 people are killed by a US drone attack in South Waziristan, Pakistan 
Jan 6
The NHL reaches an agreement to end a 113 day lockout 
Jan 7
Lionel Messi wins the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the third consecutive year 
Jan 8
130 wildfires across Australia's east coast force thousands to evacuate their homes 
Jan 8
2,130 prisoners held by the Syrian government are exchanged for 48 Iranians kidnapped by Syrian rebels 
Jan 8
Steve Nash records his 10,000th career assist against Houston 
Jan 10
81 people are killed and 120 are wounded by a twin bombing in Quetta, Pakistan 
Jan 10
39th People's Choice Awards: Robert Downey, Jr & Jennifer Lawrence win (Movie Star) and Nathan Fillion & Ellen Pompeo win (TV Drama) 
Jan 11
46 people are killed and 12 are missing after a landslide buries a village in the Yunnan province, China 
Jan 11
29 people are killed and 12 are injured after a bus veers off a mountain road in Doti, Nepal 
Jan 12
A failed attempt to rescue a French hostage in Bulo Marer, Somalia, results in 18 deaths 
Jan 12
Beijing's level of air pollution is declared to be at levels that are hazardous to human health 
Jan 12
"Mile High Miracle", trailing the Denver Broncos 35-28 with 1:09 remaining in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, the Baltimore Ravens' quarterback Joe Flacco heaved a 70 yard touchdown pass to receiver Jacoby Jones to tie the game (the Ravens would win in overtime and go on to win the Super Bowl) 
Jan 13
Argo wins the Golden Globe awards for best drama and best director 
Jan 15
83 people are killed and 150 are injured in a rocket attack on Aleppo University, Syria 
Jan 15
19 Egyptian Army recruits are killed and 120 are injured in a train accident in Giza 
Jan 16
24 people are dead after three car bombs exploded in Idlib Governorate, Syria 
Jan 16
A four day occupation of an Algerian BP facility by Amenas militants begins, killing 48 hostages 
Jan 16
25 people are killed after an apartment block collapses in Alexandria, Egypt 
Jan 17
106 people are massacred by Syrian army forces in Homs 
Jan 17
33 people are killed by a series of bombs across Iraq 
Jan 17
4 people are killed and over 2,000 are evacuated after a massive flood hits Jakarta, Indonesia 
Jan 17
8 people are killed in a plane crash in Chiapas, Mexico 
Jan 17
Japan unveils plans to build the world's largest wind farm near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant 
Jan 19
4 climbers are killed by an avalanche in Glen Coe, Scotland 
Jan 19
Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars by NASA's Curiosity Rover 
Jan 19
The 2012-2013 NHL season begins after a 119-day lockout 
Jan 19
Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories 
Jan 20
Austria votes to maintain compulsory military service in a referendum 
Jan 20
The San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens win the NFC and AFC championship games to reach Super Bowl XLVII 
Jan 21
30 people are killed in a car bombing in Salamiyeh, Syria 
Jan 21
41 people are injured after two trains collide in Vienna, Austria 
Jan 21
18 people are killed and 24 are injured after a bus falls down a ravine in Yungas, Bolivia 
Jan 21
1 person is killed and 15 are injured by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake in Indonesia 
Jan 21
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Netherlands' Minister of Finance, becomes the President of the Euro Group 
Jan 22
A series of Baghdad car bombings kill 17 people 
Jan 22
The Bank of Japan doubles its inflation target to 2% and announces open-ended asset purchases for 2014 in the hope of ending deflation 
Jan 23
23 people are killed in a mosque suicide bombing in Tuz Khormato, Iraq 
Jan 23
18 people are killed in a market shooting in Damboa, Nigeria 
Jan 23
US armed forces overturns 1994 ban on women serving in combat 
Jan 24
17 people are killed and 34 are injured in a bus crash in Taperas, Bolivia 
Jan 24
A Japanese Coast guard ship engages a Taiwanese activist ship in the Senkaku Islands dispute 
Jan 24
Russian police kill 13 rebels in Vedeno District, Chechnya 
Jan 25
Tropical cyclone Oswald makes landfall in Queensland, Australia, causing mass flooding 
Jan 25
6 civilians and 1 police officer are shot dead and 456 people are injured during a nationwide protest against Egypt's 2011 revolution 
Jan 25
Islamist forces are driven out of Hombori by the Malian army 
Jan 25
8 people are killed by 2 car bombs in Golan Heights, Syria 
Jan 25
50 people are killed and 90 are injured in a prison riot in Barquisimeto, Venezuela 
Jan 25
Initial GDP figures for the fourth quarter of 2012 show the UK economy shrank by 0.3% raising fears of a triple dip recession 
Jan 26
30 people are killed during a violent protest in Port Said, Egypt 
Jan 26
10 people are killed and 20 are injured by a suicide bombing in Kunduz, Afghanistan 
Jan 26
The United States Sentencing Commission is hacked by Anonymous in response to the suicide of Aaron Swartz 
Jan 26
Miloš Zeman wins the Czech Republic's presidential election 
Jan 26
Victoria Azarenka defeats Li Na to win the women's singles at the 2013 Australian Open 
Jan 27
20 police officers have been killed in a series of bomb attacks in Kandahar, Afghanistan 
Jan 27
In Port Said, Egypt, protests result in 7 people being killed and 630 are injured 
Jan 27
11 people are killed and 32 are injured after a bus crashes down a ravine in Serta, Portugal 
Jan 27
7 people are killed and 3 are injured after a retaining wall collapses during a football match at the Ugur Sports Facility, Turkey 
Jan 27
Novak Djokovic defeats Andy Murray to wins his third consecutive men's singles title at the 2013 Australian Open 
Jan 27
Magnus Carlsen wins the 2013 Tata Steel Chess Tournament 
Jan 27
Spain defeats Denmark to win the 2013 World Men's Handball Championship 
Jan 27
NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 62-35 
Jan 28
10 people are killed and 11 are injured in after a freight train collides with a bus in Heihe City, China 
Jan 28
Iran's Pishgam rocket successfully completes a return trip of sending a monkey into space 
Jan 28
20 people are killed after a Bombardier CRJ200 airliner crashes outside Almaty, Kazakhstan 
Jan 28
John Kerry is voted to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as the United States Secretary of State 
Jan 30
South Korea successfully launches its rocket Naro-1 which was carrying a scientific satellite 
Jan 31
300 people are injured in a train collision in Pretoria, South Africa 
Jan 31
36 people are killed and 126 are injured in an explosion at Torre Ejecutiva Pemex, Mexico 
Feb 1
The Nigerian Army bombs a Boko Haram camp, killing 18 people 
Feb 1
21 people are killed and 30 are wounded by a market suicide bombing in Hangu, Pakistan 
Feb 1
26 people are killed after a fireworks truck explodes and causes a highway to collapse in Henan, China 
Feb 1
Zenit-3SL, a Ukranian-Russian carrier rocket, fails 40 seconds after liftoff and crashes into the Pacific Ocean 
Feb 1
"House of Cards", starring Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his wife, is released on Netflix 
Feb 2
23 people are killed and 8 are injured after militants attacked an army base in the Lakki Marwat District, Pakistan 
Feb 2
Shinzō Abe, Japan's Prime Minister, vows to defend the Senkaku Islands "at all costs" 
Feb 2
18 people are killed and 34 are injured after a bus catches fire after falling down a ravine in Gansu province, China 
Feb 3
33 people are killed by a suicide bombing by an explosive-packed truck in Kirkuk, Iraq 
Feb 3
Super Bowl XLVII: Baltimore Ravens beat San Francisco 49ers, 34-31 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome MVP: Joe Flacco, Baltimore, QB 
Feb 4
20 people are killed after an apartment building was struck by a rocket in Aleppo, Syria 
Feb 4
22 people are killed and 44 are injured after a suicide bombing in Taji, Iraq 
Feb 4
8 people are killed and 30 are injured after a bus collides with two vehicles and flips in Yucaipa, California 
Feb 4
22 people are killed and 24 are injured after a bus and a truck collide in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates 
Feb 4
Europol announces it will investigate over 680 football matches alleged to involve match fixing 
Feb 5
UK House of Commons votes in favour of same-sex marriage 
Feb 5
The US Postal Service announces the cessation of Saturday first-class mail delivery from August 2013 
Feb 6
A magnitude 8.0 earthquake occurs off the Solomon Islands coast causing the death of nine people 
Feb 7
Eugène Delacroix's painting Liberty Leading the People is vandalized at the Louvre-Lens museum 
Feb 7
Azerbaijan launches its first satellite, Azerspace-1 
Feb 8
16 people are killed and 27 are wounded by a market bombing in Kalaya, Pakistan 
Feb 8
100, 000 people march to demand justice for the atrocities of the Bangladesh Liberation War in Dhaka 
Feb 8
29 people are killed and 69 are injured in a series of Iraq bombings 
Feb 8
A massive blizzard begins in the US and Canada that resulted in 15 deaths, 5,300 cancelled flights, and loss of power for 900,000 people 
Feb 9
5 people are killed after Cessna plane crashes on a Brussels runway 
Feb 10
Nigeria defeat Burkina Faso 1-0 to win the football 2013 Africa Cup of Nations 
Feb 10
5 people are killed by a falling lifeboat from the cruise ship Thomson Majesty in the Canary islands 
Feb 10
66 British Academy Awards: Argo, Ben Affleck, Daniel Day-Lewis and Emmanuelle Riva win 
Feb 10
55th Grammy Awards: Somebody That I Used To Know (Goyte), We are Young (Fun), and Babel (Mumford & Sons) win 
Feb 10
36 people are killed and 39 are injured in a stampede at a train station in Allahabad, India 
Feb 11
Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation from February 28, the first pope to resign since 1415 
Feb 11
18 coal miners are killed in an explosion in the Komi region, Russia 
Feb 12
North Korea confirms it has successfully tested a nuclear device that could be weaponized 
Feb 12
At a ceremony in Philadelphia, the NFL pays tribute to the life of the late Steve Sabol and his many contributions to the league 
Feb 13
16 Muslim insurgents are killed in an attack on a Narathiwat military base, Thailand 
Feb 13
10 civilians, including 3 children, are killed by a NATO airstrike in the Kunar Province, Afghanistan 
Feb 13
Sir Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England, says he believes "a recovery is in sight" after fears raised about a triple dip recession 
Feb 14
A suicide bombing kills 4 police officer and injures 5 in Dagestan 
Feb 14
Oscar Pistorius, a South African amputee sprint runner, is charged with the murder of Reeva Steenkamp 
Feb 14
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, will be switched off for two years for upgrading 
Feb 14
The recession in the Eurozone economy deepens with a fall of 0.6% in GDP in the fourth quarter of 2012 
Feb 14
Japan remains in recession as the economy shrinks by a further 0.1% 
Feb 15
Over 1,200 people are injured after a meteor breaks up over Chelyabinsk, Russia 
Feb 15
2012 DA14, an asteroid with a 50m diameter, comes within 27,700km from Earth 
Feb 16
Angelina Jolie undergoes a preventive double mastectomy after learning she had an 87% risk of developing breast cancer due to a defective BRCA1 gene 
Feb 16
84 people are killed and 190 are injured after a market bombing in Hazara Town, Pakistan 
Feb 16
Anthony Carmona is elected President of Trinidad and Tobago 
Feb 16
Lionel Messi scores his 14th consecutive goal in La Liga and his 300th goal in 365 appearances for Barcelona 
Feb 17
37 people are killed and 130 are injured in a series of Baghdad car bombings 
Feb 17
5 people are killed and 11 are injured after a gas explosion destroyed an apartment complex in Frenštát pod Radhoštěm, Czech Republic 
Feb 17
President Rafael Correa wins the Ecuadorian general election in a landslide victory 
Feb 17
Australia defeat the West Indies to win the women's 2013 Cricket World Cup 
Feb 18
15 people are killed by flooding and landslides in Indonesia 
Feb 18
$50 million worth of diamond is stolen in an armed robbery at Brussels Airport, Belgium 
Feb 19
12 people are killed and 11 are injured after a Yemeni Air Force plane crashes in Sana'a 
Feb 20
Estonia becomes the first country to establish a national system of fast chargers for electric cars 
Feb 20
Kepler-37b, the smallest known exoplanet, is discovered 
Feb 21
83 people are killed and 250 are injured in a series of bombing attacks in Damascus, Syria 
Feb 21
21 people are killed and 54 are injured in a bombing in Hyderabad, India 
Feb 22
29 people are killed and 150 are injured by by 3 Syrian army missiles in Aleppo 
Feb 22
13 Chadian soldiers and 65 Muslim insurgents are killed in conflict in Northern Mali 
Feb 22
The UK's credit rating is downgraded from AAA to AA1 by Moody's Investors Service 
Feb 22
The European Commission forecast for 2013 expects growth of 0.1% across the 27 members of the EU but a contraction of 0.3% in the Eurozone economy 
Feb 22
In its National Economic Report of Bermuda for 2012, the Bermudan Ministry of Finance expects GDP will decline by 0% to 1.5% in 2013 but five years of recession will end with "modest growth in 2014" 
Feb 22
The UK's AAA credit rating is downgraded by Moody's to AA+; the agency expects growth to "remain sluggish over the next few years" 
Feb 23
51 people are killed and 62 are injured in conflict between rival tribes in Darfur, Sudan 
Feb 23
33rd Golden Raspberry Awards: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 wins 
Feb 24
10 Chadian soldiers and 28 Muslim insurgents are killed in conflict in Adrar des Ifoghas, Mali 
Feb 24
85th Academy Awards: "Argo," Daniel Day-Lewis & Jennifer Lawrence win 
Feb 24
Nicos Anastasiades wins the Cypriot presidential election 
Feb 24
Raúl Castro is elected to a second term as the President of Cuba 
Feb 24
Jimmie Johnson wins the 2013 Daytona 500 
Feb 25
Italy Common Good, a centre left alliance, wins the Italian general election 
Feb 25
Cuban President Raul Castro announces he will not seek another term in 2018 
Feb 26
A flexible battery capable of being charged wirelessly and folded and stretched is developed 
Feb 26
A hot air balloon crashes in Luxor, Egypt, killing 19 tourists 
Feb 26
A rocket launched from the Gaza strip into Israel ends the ceasefire since November 2012 
Feb 27
20 people are killed in a market fire in Calcutta, India 
Feb 27
17 Afghan militia are killed by Taliban insurgents in an attack in the Andar District 
Feb 27
Pope Benedict XVI presents his farewell address to Vatican City 
Feb 28
28 people are killed and 60 are injured after a series of bombings across Baghdad, Iraq 
Feb 28
35 people are killed in violent demonstrations across Bangladesh 
Feb 28
The brains of two rats have been successfully connected so that they share information 
Mar 1
The 2013 US budget sequestration comes into effect 
Mar 1
14 people are killed in the Lahad Datu standoff between Malaysian government and rebel forces 
Mar 3
45 people are killed by a bomb blast in Karachi, Pakistan 
Mar 3
A 2 year old US girl becomes the first child born with HIV to be cured 
Mar 4
40 Syrian soldiers are killed in an ambush in Western Iraq 
Mar 4
11 children are killed after a bus collides a truck in the Jalandhar district, India 
Mar 4
The Papal Conclave begins to select the successor of Pope Benedict XVI 
Mar 5
The Dow Jones surpasses its 2007 pre-financial crisis levels for the first time 
Mar 5
Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro assumes the presidency after the death of Hugo Chavez 
Mar 5
Willcom announces the world's smallest mobile phone, weighing 32 grams 
Mar 6
Syrian rebels capture Ar-Raqqah, their first major city 
Mar 6
Microsoft is fined €561 by the Euro Commission for not providing alternative web browsers 
Mar 6
9 people die after a plane crashes after being ensnared in power lines in Peru 
Mar 7
Hilary Mantel is awarded the 2013 David Cohen Prize for literature 
Mar 7
UN Security Council approves further North Korean sanctions for its nuclear testing 
Mar 8
North Korea terminates all peace pacts with South Korea 
Mar 9
19 people are killed in two suicide bombings in Kabul, Afghanistan 
Mar 9
Asteroid 2013 ET comes within 960,000 km from the Earth's surface 
Mar 9
Bernard Hopkins defeats Tavoris Cloud to win IBF Light Heavyweight title 
Mar 10
Aung San Suu Kyi is re-elected leader of the Burmese National League for Democracy 
Mar 11
European Union bans the sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals 
Mar 11
North Korea cuts the phone line with South Korea, breaching the 1953 armistice 
Mar 11
Falkland Islands' sovereignty referendum: 99.8% choose to remain an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom 
Mar 12
JOGMEC becomes the first to successfully extract methane hydrate from seabed deposits 
Mar 12
The 2013 Papal conclave begins with no new Pope elected on the first day 
Mar 13
10 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Kunduz province, Afghanistan 
Mar 13
The European Parliament rejects a European Union budget for the first time 
Mar 13
An Embraer 821 aeroplane crashes and kills 9 people in Para, Brazil 
Mar 13
North Korea shreds the Korean Armistice agreement 
Mar 13
Aleqa Hammond's Siumut party wins the Greenland parliamentary elections 
Mar 13
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected as the new pope, taking the papal name Pope Francis 
Mar 14
25 people are killed and 50 are wounded by a series of car bombings in Baghdad, Iraq 
Mar 14
7 people are killed after gunmen storm a bar in Cancun, Mexico 
Mar 14
Xi Jinping is named as the new President of the People's Republic of China 
Mar 15
24 people die after a double decker bus veers of a pass in Cape Town, South Africa 
Mar 15
16 people are killed by a fireworks accident in Tlaxcala, Mexico 
Mar 15
Patrick Chan of Canada wins the men's 2013 World Figure Skating Championships 
Mar 16
A €10 billion Cyprus bailout plan will wipe out 10% of the citizens bank deposits 
Mar 16
24 Pakistani Army soldiers are killed after their bus falls down a ravine in Rawalpindi 
Mar 16
Kim Yu-Na of South Korea wins the women's 2013 World Figure Skating Championships 
Mar 17
10 people are killed by a car bombing in Basra, Iraq 
Mar 17
Toyo Ito wins the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize 
Mar 17
Pope Francis delivers his first Angelus prayer and blessing 
Mar 18
Explosions kill 25 people at a bus park in Kano, Nigeria 
Mar 18
A car bombing kills 10 people and injures 20 in Mogadishu, Somalia 
Mar 18
98 people are killed and 248 are injured across Iraq from a series of bombings and shootings 
Mar 19
27 people are killed and 14 are injured in a bus crash in Maharashtra, India 
Mar 19
16 people are killed by mudslides in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
Mar 19
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity discovers further evidence of water-bearing minerals 
Mar 20
Pierre Deligne wins the 2013 Abel Prize in mathematics 
Mar 21
12 people are killed and 30 are injured by a car bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan 
Mar 21
42 people are killed and 84 are injured by a bombing in a mosque in Damascus, Syria 
Mar 21
At least 45 people drown and 60 are missing after a Nigerian boat sinks off the shore of Gabon 
Mar 21
24 people are killed and 100 are injured by a tornado and hail storm in southern China 
Mar 21
A barter dispute loses control and results in 10 people being killed, 20 injured, and 4 mosques being burnt to the ground in Myanmar 
Mar 21
The European Space Agency reveals new data that indicates that the universe is 13.82 billion years old 
Mar 21
Martin Gould defeats Ali Carter to win the snooker 2013 Championship League 
Mar 22
37 people are killed and 200 are injured in a refugee camp fire in Ban Mae, Thailand 
Mar 23
20 people are killed and 200 are injured by a tornado in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh 
Mar 23
The US Senate approves its first budget in four years by a margin of 50—49 
Mar 24
17 soldiers are killed by a suicide bomber at a military checkpoint in North Waziristan, Pakistan 
Mar 24
25 people are killed by gunmen in a coordinated attack in Adamawa State, Nigeria 
Mar 24
A series of emergency meetings in Brussels undertaken to resolve Cyprus' financial situation 
Mar 24
Scotland defeats Sweden to win the 2013 World Women's Curling Championship 
Mar 25
Golfer Tiger Woods returns to his world number one ranking 
Mar 26
Ariana Grande's first single, "The Way", is released 
Mar 27
12 people are killed in the Philippines after a mini-tornado causes a boat to capsize 
Mar 28
143 rebels and 20 government troop are killed in conflict in Pibor County, Sudan 
Mar 28
15 students are killed and 7 are injured after a mortar strikes Damascus University 
Mar 28
Pope Francis becomes the first Pope to wash the feet of women in the Maundy Thursday service 
Mar 28
Banks in Cyprus re-open after having been closed for two weeks; the government agrees a 10 billion euro bailout deal with the EU and IMF 
Mar 29
10 people are killed and 31 are injured by a blast outside the US consulate in Pakistan 
Mar 29
23 people are killed by coordinated bombings on Shiite mosques in Iraq 
Mar 29
36 people are killed after a 16-floor building collapses in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 
Mar 29
UN regulation of international arms trade is blocked by North Korea, Iran, and Syria 
Mar 29
Soyuz TMA-08M sets a new record of 6 hours in orbit before docking with the International Space Station 
Mar 29
American horse, Animal Kingdom, wins the 2013 Dubai World Cup 
Mar 30
North Korea declares it is at a state of war with South Korea 
Mar 30
Uhuru Kenyatta is declared the rightful winner of the Kenyan presidential election by the Supreme Court 
Mar 31
14 Boko Haram suspects are killed in a Nigerian Army raid 
Mar 31
11 people are killed in flooding at Port Louis, Mauritius 
Mar 31
2 people die from bird flu (type H7N9) in China 
Apr 1
9 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Tikrit, Iraq 
Apr 1
The world's first smelling TV screen is unveiled in Japan 
Apr 2
9 mutilated bodies are found in an SUV in Tamaulipas, Mexico 
Apr 2
7 people are killed in an attack on a power plant in Peshawar, Pakistan 
Apr 2
Eurozone unemployment reaches a high of 12% 
Apr 2
13 children are killed in a fire in a mosque in Yangon, Burma 
Apr 2
13 people are killed in a quarry accident, in Arusha, Tanzania 
Apr 2
4 more critical cases of bird flu (H7N9) are reported in China 
Apr 2
The UN General Assembly approves the first Arms Trade Treaty 
Apr 2
Uruguay passes legislation to legalize same-sex marriage 
Apr 3
46 people are killed and 100 are injured by a court-house suicide bombing in Farah, Afghanistan 
Apr 3
50 people are killed by flooding across Argentina 
Apr 3
24 people are killed after a bus plunges off a cliff in Papa New Guinea 
Apr 4
74 people are killed after an illegally constructed building collapses in Thane, India 
Apr 4
9 people have been killed on an axe-murdering rampage in Chhattisgarh state, India 
Apr 4
Poecilotheria rajaei, a giant tarantula with a 20cm leg span, is discovered in Sri Lanka 
Apr 5
Japan's Nikkei 225 reaches its highest level in five years 
Apr 5
60 people are killed in Nigeria after a bus collides with an oil tanker 
Apr 6
22 people are killed and 60 are injured by a suicide bombing at an election campaign tent in Baquba, Iraq 
Apr 6
11 people are killed in an attack on a village in Midlu, Nigeria 
Apr 6
Bayern Munich win their 23rd German Bundesliga title with 6 games to spare 
Apr 6
48th Academy of Country Music Awards: Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert & Jason Aldean wins 
Apr 7
15 people, including 9 children, are killed by an air strike on Aleppo by the Syrian Air Force 
Apr 7
Sweden wins the 2013 World Men's Curling Championship defeating Canada 
Apr 8
15 people are killed and 53 are wounded by a car bombing in Damascus 
Apr 8
163 people are killed and 50,000 are displaced after tribal violence erupts in Darfur, Sudan 
Apr 8
Filip Vujanović's election as President of Montenegro is confirmed by the electoral commission 
Apr 9
12 civilians and UN peacekeepers are killed in an ambush in Jonglei, Sudan 
Apr 9
37 people are killed and 850 are injured after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Iran 
Apr 9
13 people are killed and 3 are injured from a shooting spree in Velika Ivanča, Serbia 
Apr 9
The French Senate approves a bill for same-sex marriage 
Apr 10
Japan and Taiwan sign an agreement on fishing rights around the Senkaku Islands 
Apr 11
14 people are killed in clashes between drug traffickers and police in Michoacán, Mexico 
Apr 11
57 people are killed by the Syrian Army in Daraa Governorate, Syria 
Apr 11
Two women are beheaded for sorcery in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea 
Apr 11
Fossilized dinosaur eggs with embryos are discovered in China 
Apr 12
11 people are killed and 30 are injured in mosque attacks across Iraq 
Apr 12
A man-made 32-foot and 60 tonne monument that is dates around 2000 BC is discovered in the Sea of Galilee 
Apr 13
8 people are killed after a bomb explodes on a bus in Peshawar, Pakistan 
Apr 13
20 civilians are killed by the government bombing of Saraqib, Idlib 
Apr 14
20 people are killed in attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia 
Apr 14
33 people are killed after a bus tumbled off a cliff in Trujillo, Peru 
Apr 14
11 people are killed and 50 are injured after a hotel fire in Xiangyang, China 
Apr 14
77th Golf Masters Championship: Adam Scott wins, shooting a 279 
Apr 14
Justin Trudeau, son of long-serving Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, is elected leader of the Liberal Party of Canada 
Apr 15
3 people are killed and 183 are injured after two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon 
Apr 15
33 people are killed and 163 are injured in a wave of bombings across Iraq 
Apr 15
Nicolás Maduro is narrowly elected President of Venezuela 
Apr 16
37 people are killed by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Khash country, Iran 
Apr 16
16 people are killed after a gold mine collapses in Kyekyewere, Ghana 
Apr 17
5 people are killed in Wana, Pakistan, by a United States drone attack 
Apr 17
15 people are killed and 100 are injured after a fertilizer plant explodes in West, Texas 
Apr 17
North Korea blocks a South Korean supply delegation from the Kaesong joint industrial zone 
Apr 17
Same-sex marriage is legalized in New Zealand 
Apr 18
27 people are killed and 65 are injured in a cafe bombing in Baghdad, Iraq 
Apr 18
Two earth-like planets are discovered orbiting the star Kepler-62 
Apr 19
Boston bombing suspects killed and captured in Boston after 4 days 
Apr 20
193 people are killed and 11,826 are injured after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake strikes Lushan County, China 
Apr 20
5 snowboarders are killed by an avalanche in Loveland Pass, Colorado 
Apr 20
Giorgio Napolitano is re-elected President of Italy 
Apr 21
185 people are killed in a conflict between Islamic extremists and the Nigerian military 
Apr 21
Horacio Cartes is elected President of Paraguay 
Apr 21
Sebastian Vettel wins the 2013 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix 
Apr 21
Tsegaye Kebede and Priscah Jeptoo win the 2013 London Marathon 
Apr 22
6 people are killed in a shooting rampage in Belgorod, Russia 
Apr 22
Manchester United defeat Aston Villa to claim the 2012/2013 English Premier League 
Apr 23
28 people are killed and 70 are injured during clashes between police and Sunni Muslims in Hawija, Iraq 
Apr 23
21 people are killed during violent unrest in Xinjiang, China 
Apr 23
A 1% flash crash hits the US stock market after a news agency was hacked and claimed injury to President Obama 
Apr 23
The French National Assembly passes an amended bill legalizing same-sex marriage 
Apr 23
West Indian cricketer, Chris Gayle, smashes the fastest century in history (30 balls) 
Apr 24
33 people are killed and 115 are injured after a magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes Jalalabad, Afghanistan 
Apr 24
256 people are killed and 1,000 are injured after a building collapses Savar Upazila, Bangladesh 
Apr 25
The United Kingdom reopens its embassy in Somalia after 22 years 
Apr 25
Kansas City Chiefs select Eric Fisher as the first NFL draft pick 
Apr 25
38 people are killed in a psychiatric hospital fire in Ramensky, Russia 
Apr 26
30 people are killed after a bus crashes following a Taliban attack in southern Afghanistan 
Apr 27
10 people are killed and 25 are injured after a bomb attack in Karachi, Pakistan 
Apr 28
8 people are killed and dozens are injured after Taliban attacks on election candidates in Pakistan 
Apr 28
3 people are killed and 14 are injured after a gas explosions causes a building to collapse in Reims, France 
Apr 29
7 people are killed after a Boeing 747 crashes in Bagram, Afghanistan 
Apr 30
13 people are killed after a bomb explodes in Damascus 
Apr 30
Willem-Alexander becomes the first male Monarch of Netherlands in 123 years 
Apr 30
Apple offers the largest bond offering from a private company of 17 Billion 
Apr 30
Hannah Warren, who was born without a trachea, at 2, becomes the youngest patient to receive a stem cell bioengineered organ 
May 1
Insurgents kill 6 people in Pattani, Thailand 
May 1
15 people are killed by multiple bomb attacks across Iraq 
May 1
16 people are killed in a flash flood in Saudi Arabia 
May 1
A digital camera is created that can mimic insect compound eyes 
May 2
14 members of the Sons of Iraq are killed in attacks in Fallujah, Iraq 
May 2
100 people are killed by the Syrian Army in a raid on al-Bayda, Baniyas 
May 2
60 miners are killed after a gold mine collapses in Jebel Amir, North Darfur, Sudan 
May 2
Rhode Island becomes the tenth US state to legalize same-sex marriage 
May 3
Aorun zhaoi, a Theropod dinosaur, dating from 161 million years ago, is discovered in China 
May 3
The Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn is renamed after Beastie Boys' rapper Adam Yauch 
May 4
5 US soldiers are killed by a bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan 
May 4
77 people are killed by the Syrian Army in Baniyas 
May 4
Harper Lee files a lawsuit against a literary agent over the copyright of To Kill a Mockingbird 
May 4
39 people are killed at a funeral in Wukari, Nigeria 
May 4
Floyd Mayweather defeats Robert Guerrero to retain his WBC Welterweight title 
May 4
Juventus F.C. win their 29th Serie A football title 
May 4
139th Kentucky Derby: Joel Rosario aboard Orb wins in 2:02.89 
May 5
10 people are killed in a church attack in Njilan, Nigeria 
May 5
5 people are killed after a limousine catches fire in Hayward, California 
May 6
10 people are killed and 26 people are injured after a wave of attacks across Iraq 
May 6
13 people are killed in clashes with Bangladeshi police in Dhaka 
May 6
15 people are killed and 50 are injured after a bomb detonates at a political rally in Pakistan 
May 6
Wal-Mart becomes the largest company by revenue on the Fortune 500 list 
May 6
The US Senate passes a bill enabling taxing of online sales 
May 7
55 people are killed by a Boko Haram attack in Nigeria 
May 7
The Dow Jones Industrial average and S&P 500 set record highs 
May 7
4 people are killed after the Mayon Volcano erupts in the Philippines 
May 7
20 people are killed and 36 are injured after a gas tanker explodes in Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico 
May 7
8 people are killed and a dozen are injured after bear attacks in Orissa, India 
May 7
Jolly Nero, an Italian cargo ship, crashes into the port of Genoa, killing seven people 
May 7
Delaware becomes the 11th US State to legalize same-sex marriage 
May 8
33 people are killed after an overloaded bus falls into a river in Himachal Pradesh, India 
May 8
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi receives a four year prison sentence for fraud 
May 8
Sir Alex Ferguson announces his retirement as Manchester United's manager at the end of the season 
May 9
Everton Manager David Moyes is announced to become Sir Alex Ferguson's successor at Manchester United (he only lasted 10 months) 
May 10
Joe Sakic is hired by his former team, the Colorado Avalanche, as Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations 
May 10
Agnetha Faltskog releases a new album called "A" 
May 11
43 people are killed in two car bombings in Reyhanlı, Turkey 
May 11
Bayern Munich set a new  Bundesliga points record of 91 
May 11
Barcelona wins its fourth La Liga title in four years 
May 12
Pope Francis canonizes the 813 martyrs of Otranto as Saints 
May 12
Paris Saint-Germain win the Ligue 1 French football title 
May 13
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield departs the International Space Station to return to Earth 
May 14
Brazil becomes the 15th country to legalize same-sex marriage 
May 15
The Eurozone records a recession for the sixth straight quarter 
May 15
Chelsea defeats Benfica to win the UEFA Europa League 
May 16
Bill Gates becomes the world's richest man with $72.7 billion again after losing the position in 2008 
May 16
Pope Francis calls for ethical financial reform to fight speculation 
May 16
Human stem cells are successfully cloned 
May 17
90 people are killed and 200 are injured after a series of bombings across Iraq 
May 18
RC Toulonnais defeat ASM Clermont Auvergne to win the rugby Heineken Cup final 
May 18
139th Preakness: Gary Stevens aboard Oxbow wins in 1:57.54 
May 19
Sweden defeat Switzerland to win the 2013 World Ice Hockey Championship 
May 19
21st Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Red win 
May 20
133 people are killed and 283 are injured in a continued wave of insurgency in Iraq 
May 20
2 people are killed and 20 are injured after a hot air balloon crashes in Cappadocia, Turkey 
May 20
The Church of Scotland votes to allow openly gay men and women to be ministers 
May 20
Yahoo purchases Tumbler for $1.1 Billion 
May 21
Microsoft announces the release of Xbox One 
May 23
Patrick Roy is named head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, his former team where he won two Stanley Cups 
May 24
Rafael Correa is sworn into a third term as President of Ecuador 
May 25
17 children are killed by a gas cylinder explosion on a school bus in Gujrat, Pakistan 
May 25
Bayern Munich defeat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the UEFA Champions League Final 
May 25
 Yuichiro Miura of Japan becomes the oldest person to climb Mount Everest at 80 
May 26
The Mumbai Indians defeat the Chennai Super Kings to win the Indian 20/20 Premier League 
May 26
Golfer Matteo Manassero wins the BMW PGA Championship 
May 26
Indianapolis 500: Tony Kanaan wins in 2:40:03.4181 (301.644 km/h) 
May 27
75 people are killed and 200 are injured in a wave of bombings across Iraq 
May 27
The largest flag ever made at 5 tons with 44 miles of thread is unveiled in Romania 
Jun 1
Bayern Munich defeat VfB Stuttgart 3-2 to win the DFB-Pokal to become the first German treble-winning team 
Jun 3
20 people, including 10 children, are killed by a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan 
Jun 3
US extends sanctions against Iran through its automotive industry and currency 
Jun 3
119 people are killed in a poultry farm fire in Jilin Province, China 
Jun 5
44 people are killed by a lightning storm in Bihar, India 
Jun 5
Nawaz Sharif is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan 
Jun 5
47th Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins 
Jun 5
47th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins 
Jun 6
Kevin Barry's City of Bohane wins the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 
Jun 7
42 people are killed and 30 are injured after a bus catches fire in Xiamen, China 
Jun 7
18 people are killed and 14 are injured after a bus plunges off a mountain road in Himachel Pradesh, India 
Jun 8
Serena Williams defeats Maria Sharapova to win the French Open in tennis 
Jun 9
67th Tony Awards: Kinky Boots & Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike win 
Jun 9
Rafael Nadel defeats David Ferrer to win his eighth French Open title 
Jun 9
59th LPGA Championship won by Inbee Park 
Jun 10
70 people are killed as a series of bombs explode across Iraq 
Jun 12
Russia passes a law banning gay propaganda 
Jun 14
Hassan Rouhani is elected President of Iran 
Jun 14
Massive flooding occurs in northern India killing up to 10,000 people 
Jun 16
20 people are killed by a series of car bombings across Iraq 
Jun 16
Golfer, Justin Rose wins the 2013 US Open 
Jun 16
113th US Golf Open: Justin Rose shoots a 281 at Merion GC PA 
Jun 18
31 people are killed and 60 are injured by two suicide bombings in al-Qahira, Baghdad 
Jun 18
27 people are killed and 30 are injured by a suicide bomb in Sher Garh, Pakistan 
Jun 18
Russia passes a law banning foreign same-sex couples from adopting children 
Jun 19
48 people are killed by armed bandits in Zamfara State, Nigeria 
Jun 20
Miami heat defeat San Antonio Spurs to win the NBA Finals 4-3 
Jun 20
LeBron James is named NBA finals MVP for the second straight year 
Jun 20
67th NBA Championship: Miami Heat beat San Antonio Spurs, 4 games to 3 
Jun 21
15 people are killed and 20 are injured after a suicide bomber attacks a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan 
Jun 23
9 tourists and 1 tour guide are killed after gunmen storm a hotel near Nanga Parbat, Pakistan 
Jun 23
18 Romanians are killed and 32 are injured after a bus crash in Montenegro 
Jun 23
India defeats England to win the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy in cricket 
Jun 24
The Chicago Blackhawks defeat the Boston Bruins to win the NHL Stanly Cup Finals 
Jun 25
37 people are killed after a gold mine collapses in the Central African Republic 
Jun 26
20 people are killed after a rescue helicopter crashes in Uttarakhand 
Jun 26
Kevin Rudd defeats Julia Gillard in a leadership battle to become Australian Prime Minister 
Jun 27
Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj is re-elected President of Mongolia 
Jun 28
Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole's final "Sportscentre" broadcast on TSN 
Jun 30
30 people are killed after a fuel truck explodes in Kampala, Uganda 
Jun 30
19 fire fighters are killed controlling a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona 
Jul 1
Demonstrations occur across Egypt with 15 million people calling for the resignation of their President, Mohammed Morsi 
Jul 1
47 people are killed and 90 are wounded in two bomb blasts in Pakistan 
Jul 1
Croatia becomes the 28th member of the European Union 
Jul 2
16 people are killed and 200 are injured in protest clashes at Cairo University against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi 
Jul 3
Egypt's president, Mohammed Morsi, is deposed by the military with Adly Mansour appointed interim president 
Jul 4
12 people are killed and 60 are injured in a wave of shootings across Chicago 
Jul 5
15 people are killed by a bomb attack on a Shia mosque in Baghdad, Iraq 
Jul 6
42 people are killed in an attack on a boarding school in Mamudo, Nigeria 
Jul 6
14 people are killed after a train runs over a rickshaw in Sheikhupura, Pakistan 
Jul 6
42 people are killed and 5 missing after a freight train carrying crude oil derailed and set of fires in Lac-Megantic, Quebec 
Jul 6
3 people are killed and 181 are injured after a Boeing 777 crash lands at San Francisco Airport 
Jul 6
Bob and Mike Bryan defeat Ivan Dogic and Marcelo Melo to win the men's doubles tennis final at Wimbledon 
Jul 6
The British Lions defeat Australia 41-16 to win their first rugby Test series since 1997 
Jul 6
120th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Marion Bartoli beats Sabine Lisicki (6-1 6-4) 
Jul 7
10 people are killed after an air taxi crashes in Soldotna, Alaska 
Jul 7
127th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic (6-4 7-5 6-4) becoming the first British man to win a Wimbledon tennis title since 1936 
Jul 8
42 people have been killed and hundreds injured after the Egyptian army raids a sit in protest in Cairo 
Jul 8
A dozen people are killed and injured after a hotel collapses in Hyderbad, India 
Jul 10
40 people are buried in landslides in Sichuan Province, China 
Jul 11
30 people are killed in a wave of bomb and gun attacks across Iraq 
Jul 12
8 people are killed after a commuter train derails in Paris 
Jul 13
18 people are killed and 40 are injured after a gravel truck collides with a bus in Podolsk, Russia 
Jul 13
Ten people are killed after a bus crash in Minas Gerais, Brazil 
Jul 15
13 people are killed by a car bomb in Deir Atiyah, Syria 
Jul 15
18 people are killed and 47 are injured in a riot following a boxing match in Indonesia 
Jul 16
27 children are killed and 25 are hospitalized after eating lunch contaminated with insecticide in India 
Jul 16
84th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-0 at Citi Field, New York 
Jul 17
7 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria 
Jul 17
58 people are killed in floods in Sichuan Province, China 
Jul 17
21st ESPY Awards: LeBron James, Serena Williams win 
Jul 17
U2 singer Bono is made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres 
Jul 18
Detroit, Michigan, files for bankruptcy to become the largest US municipal bankruptcy at $18.5 Billion 
Jul 19
20 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Diyala, Iraq 
Jul 21
15 Egyptian Army soldiers are killed after their bus crashes into a truck on the Mediterranean Coast Highway 
Jul 21
12 people are killed in a clash between two Muslim families in Lanao del Sur, Philippines 
Jul 21
142nd British Golf Open: Phil Mickelson shoots a 281 at Muirfield Golf Links 
Jul 22
89 people are killed and 500 are injured by earthquakes in Gansu province, China 
Jul 22
Mike Babcock is named head coach of Team Canada for the second team, this time for the 2014 Winter Olympics (they would repeat as gold medalists) 
Jul 23
19 people are killed and 22 are injured after a tour bus collides with a truck in Saraburi, Thailand 
Jul 24
22 are left dead after a conflict between the Knights Templar Cartel and Mexican police in Michoacan 
Jul 24
80 people are killed and 140 are injured after a high-speed train derails in Santiago de Compostela, Spain 
Jul 26
57 people are killed in a market bombing in Parachinar, Pakistan 
Jul 27
100 people are killed and 1,500 injured in a crackdown against protesters in Cairo, Egypt 
Jul 27
1,000 inmates escape from a prison in Benghazi, Libya 
Jul 27
First Przewalski's horse (whose wild populations were believed extinct in 1969) is born via artificial insemination at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute as part of a worldwide effort to rebuild the wild herds 
Jul 28
39 people are killed after a bus veers off a bridge in Avellino Province, Italy 
Jul 29
44 people are killed in a wave of car bombings in Iraq 
Jul 29
300 prisoners are freed after a Taliban attack in Dera Ismal Khan, Pakistan 
Jul 29
€103 million of diamonds is stolen from the Carton Intercontinental Hotel, Cannes, France 
Jul 30
28 people are killed in a series of bombings in Kano, Nigeria 
Jul 30
134 people are killed in tribal conflicts in Darfyr, Sudan 
Jul 30
9 children are killed and 20 are injured after a school bus collides with a truck in Hanumangarh, India 
Jul 30
Mamnoon Hussain is elected President of Pakistan 
Aug 1
Robert Mugabe continues to maintain power after winning 142 out of 210 seats in the Zimbabwean election 
Aug 2
40 people are killed after an ammunition depot explodes in Homs, Syria 
Aug 3
9 children are killed by a suicide bombing in Jalalabad, Afghanistan 
Aug 3
80 people are killed in a wave of insurgency across Iraq 
Aug 3
The Chiefs defeat the Brumbies to win the Super 15 Rugby Final 
Aug 4
Hassan Rouhani is inaugurated as the President of Iran 
Aug 5
160 people are killed by flash floods across Afghanistan and Pakistan 
Aug 5
The world's first bovine stem cell lab-grown burger is eaten in London 
Aug 5
Alex Rodriquez, New York Yankee MLB player, is banned for 211 games for using human growth hormones 
Aug 6
18 people are killed and 55 are wounded by a car bomb explosion in Damascus, Syria 
Aug 6
25 people are killed and 60 are wounded by a series of car bombs in Baghdad, Iraq 
Aug 6
1 person is killed and 4 are injured after a hot air balloon crash in Montbovon, Sweden 
Aug 6
An alleged chemical weapons attack on Damascus, Syria, is claimed by Syrian rebels 
Aug 7
11 people are killed by a bombing in Karachi, Pakistan 
Aug 8
28 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan 
Aug 8
14 people are killed by a bomb explosion in Nangarhar, Afghanistan 
Aug 8
4 people are killed and 4 are wounded in a shooting spree in Dallas, Texas 
Aug 9
8 people are killed and 24 are injured after gunmen open fire on a Sunni mosque in Quetta, Pakistan 
Aug 10
6 people are killed after Paluweh volcano erupts in Indonesia 
Aug 10
16 Royal Guardsmen are killed in a bus accident in Al Hoceima, Morocco 
Aug 11
22 people are killed by flash floods in Kabul, Pakistan 
Aug 11
2 people are killed and 30 are injured after a coach crash in southern France 
Aug 11
95th PGA Championship: Jason Dufner shoots a 270 at Oak Hill Country Club 
Aug 12
8 people are killed and 25 are injured in a suicide bomb attack in Balad, Iraq 
Aug 12
30 people are killed by gunmen in northeast Nigeria 
Aug 12
Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta is elected President of Mali 
Aug 12
Whitey Bulger is found guilty on 31 of 32 counts, and is found to have been involved in 11 murders 
Aug 14
14 people are killed and 26 are injured by two roadside bombings in Baqubah, Iraq 
Aug 14
638 people are killed in violent clashes between police and protesters across Egypt 
Aug 15
20 people are killed and 200 are injured in an explosion in Beirut 
Aug 16
61 people are killed after the ferry MV Thomas Aquinas sinks in the Philippines 
Aug 17
15 civilians are killed by a Syrian warplane attack in Aleppo 
Aug 17
18 people are killed in conflict between Boko Harem and Nigerian military 
Aug 18
6 people are killed by a bomb blast on a bus in West Bengal, India 
Aug 19
24 Egyptian policemen are killed in an attack in Rafah 
Aug 19
37 pilgrims are killed in a train accident in India 
Aug 19
91 people are killed by floods across China 
Aug 20
9 Islamist militants are killed by Russian police in North Caucasus 
Aug 21
37 people are killed and 16 are injured in a bus crash near Chin Swee Temple, Malaysia 
Aug 21
21 people are killed in flash floods in Qinghai province, China 
Aug 22
14 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Western Iraq 
Aug 23
50 people are killed in mosque bombings in Tripoli, Lebanon 
Aug 23
26 people are killed and 55 are injured by a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq 
Aug 23
UN inspectors are stopped by Syrian government from investigating a reported site of a chemical massacre 
Aug 24
4 people are killed in a helicopter crash in the Shetland Islands 
Aug 24
30 people are killed in a gang battle involving flame throwers in Palmasola prison, Bolivia 
Aug 25
41 people are killed in a wave of bomb attacks across Iraq 
Aug 25
4 people are killed and 25 are injured after a train derails in Tabasco, Mexico 
Aug 25
30th MTV Awards: Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift & Bruno Mars wins 
Aug 26
25,000 applicants to the University of Liberia fail their university entrance examination 
Aug 28
China and Russia walk out of a UN Security Council meeting after the US pushes for immediate action against Syria's use of chemical weapons 
Aug 28
51 people are killed in a series of bombings across Iraq 
Aug 29
41 people are killed and 33 are injured in a bus accident in Kenya 
Aug 30
15 people are killed by a liquid ammonia leak at a cold storage plant in Shanghai, China 
Sep 3
15 militants are killed by an Egyptian Army helicopter in Sinai Peninsula 
Sep 3
Microsoft purchases Nokia for $7.2 Billion 
Sep 6
20 people are killed by Islamist militants in villages in northeast Nigeria 
Sep 7
14 Syrian rebels and 2 civilians are killed by heavy government shelling of Damascus 
Sep 7
15 people are killed by a restaurant car bombing by Al-Shabaab in Mogadishu, Somalia 
Sep 7
Tony Abbott becomes Prime Minister of Australia after a Liberal-National Coalitions wins the election 
Sep 8
11 people are killed and 18 are injured after a gunfire attack in Guatemala City 
Sep 8
11 people are killed after a minibus collides with a train in Lasi, Romania 
Sep 8
6 people are killed and 9 are injured after a minibus collides with a car in Jakarta, Indonesia 
Sep 8
Sebastian Vettel wins the 2013 Italian Formula One Grand Prix 
Sep 8
Serena Williams wins her fifth Women's Singles US Open title 
Sep 9
60 people are killed in conflict between rebels and loyalists in the Central African Republic 
Sep 9
18 people are killed in conflict between government and Boko Harem troops in Borno State, Nigeria 
Sep 9
44 people are killed and 45 are injured after a bus crashes into a ravine in Northern Guatemala 
Sep 9
Erna Solberg is elected Prime Minister of Norway after a centre-right coalition wins a majority in their elections 
Sep 9
Rafael Nadal defeats Novak Djokovic to win the 2013 US Tennis Open 
Sep 10
16 people are killed after a series of bomb attacks across Iraq 
Sep 10
3 people are killed after a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter crashes in the Artic Ocean 
Sep 11
12 Alawite sect members are killed by rebel fighters in central Syria 
Sep 13
30 people are killed by a mosque bombing attack in Baghdad, Iraq 
Sep 13
9 people are killed after massive floods in Galati County, Romania 
Sep 15
21 people are killed in a series of bombings in Baghdad and Shia provinces, Iraq 
Sep 15
27 people are killed after a coal mine collapses in Afghanistan 
Sep 15
Japan switches off its last working nuclear reactor 
Sep 15
Edi Rama is elected Prime Minister of Albania 
Sep 16
21 people are killed by Hurricane Ingrid in Mexico 
Sep 16
12 people are killed after a gunman opens fire at a naval yard in Washington DC 
Sep 16
Paul Kagame wins the Rwandan presidency in a landslide 
Sep 17
6 people are killed after a train and double-decker bus collide in Ottawa, Canada 
Sep 20
46 soldiers are killed in army-base attacks in Shabwah Governorate, Yemen 
Sep 20
Grand Theft Auto becomes the fastest entertainment product to reach $1 Billion in sales 
Sep 20
Greenpeace ship Artic Sunrise is boarded by Russian military 
Sep 20
Alex Rodriquez sets new MLB record with 24 Grand Slam home runs for the New York Yankees 
Sep 21
6 people are killed in military and insurgent conflict in Zamboanga City, Philippines 
Sep 21
100 people are killed in a series of attacks across Iraq 
Sep 21
59 people are killed and 175 wounded in a shopping mall gun battle in Nairobi, Kenya 
Sep 22
78 people are killed in a church suicide bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan 
Sep 22
65th Prime time Emmy Awards: Breaking Bad and Modern Family win 
Sep 22
Angela Merkel and the Christian Democrats win a third term with their best result since 1990 in German Federal elections 
Sep 23
25 people are killed after Typhoon Usagi passes Hong Kong and China 
Sep 24
515 people are killed by a magnitude 7.7 earthquake in Balochistan, Pakistan 
Sep 25
Oracle Team USA defeats Team New Zealand 9-8 to win the America's Cup 
Sep 27
7 people are killed in mosque bombings in Baghdad, Iraq 
Sep 27
19 people are killed and 45 are injured in a bus bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan 
Sep 27
At least 22 people are killed after a refugee ship capsizes off the island of Java 
Sep 27
60 people are killed after a building collapses in Mumbai, India 
Sep 28
27 villagers are killed by Boko Harem in northeast Nigeria 
Sep 28
Hawthorn defeats Fremantle to win the 2013 Australian Rules Premiership 
Sep 29
42 people are killed by Boko Harem in a college attack in Gujba, Nigeria 
Sep 29
16 people are killed by a Syrian Army air strike that hit a secondary school in Raqqa, Syria 
Sep 30
54 people are killed by a series of car bombs in Baghdad, Iraq 
Oct 1
A partial United States federal government shutdown occurs as a result of political disagreements over operational spending 
Oct 2
8 people are killed and 14 are injured after an accident involving an SUV, church bus, and tractor trailer in Jefferson County, Tennessee 
Oct 3
325 people are killed after a migrant ship catches fire and shipwrecks of the coast of Lampedusa, Italy 
Oct 3
13 people are killed after a passenger plane crashes in Lagos, Nigeria 
Oct 5
Wladimir Klitschko defeats Alexander Povetkin to retain his WBA Heavyweight Championship 
Oct 6
53 people are killed in political clashes in Egypt 
Oct 7
Mulatu Teshome becomes president of Ethiopia 
Oct 7
James Rothman, Randy Schekman and  Thomas C. Südhof win the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work on transport systems in cells 
Oct 8
Peter Higgs and François Englert win the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on the origin of the mass of subatomic particles 
Oct 9
60 people are killed in clashes between militias and Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic 
Oct 9
Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel win the 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on multiscale models for complex chemical systems 
Oct 10
Alice Munro is awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for literature 
Oct 11
10 people are killed and a hospital fire in Fukuoka prefecture, Japan 
Oct 11
27 people are killed after a migrant boat sinks in the Channel of Sicily 
Oct 11
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons wins the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize 
Oct 12
50 people are killed after a truck veers of a cliff in  La Convencion Province, Peru 
Oct 12
15 people are killed by a series of explosions in a fireworks factory in Vietnam 
Oct 12
Timothy Bradley defeats Juan Manuel Márquez to win the WBA Welterweight boxing title 
Oct 13
109 people are killed in a stampede on a bridge in  Datia district, Madhya Pradesh, India 
Oct 14
Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen, and Robert Shiller win the 2013  Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their work on asset prices 
Oct 16
21 people are killed after a minibus hits a land mine in Nawa, Syria 
Oct 16
The United States ends its 16-day government shut down and avoids default in a Bi-partisan deal in the Senate 
Oct 16
49 people are killed after Lao Airlines Flight 301 crashes in the Mekong River, Laos 
Oct 16
18 people are killed after Typhoon Wipha strikes Japan 
Oct 17
59 people are killed in a wave of attacks on Shia Muslims in Iraq 
Oct 18
Saudi Arabia becomes the first country to turn down a seat on the UN Security Council in protest over Syria 
Oct 19
16 people are killed and 30 are wounded by a suicide bombing Beledweyne, Somalia 
Oct 19
11 people are killed after a plane crashes in Namur, Belgium 
Oct 20
30 people are killed by a suicide truck bomber in Hama, Syria 
Oct 20
37 people are killed in a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq 
Oct 20
78 people are killed by cattle raiders in Jonglei, Sudan 
Oct 22
37 Boko Harem Islamist militants are killed by air and ground strikes in Nigeria 
Oct 22
22 security force personal are killed in attacks on military checkpoints in Anbar Province, Iraq 
Oct 23
Boston Red Sox defeat St Louis Cardinals in game 1 of the MLB 2013 World Series 
Oct 24
St Louis Cardinals defeat Boston Red Sox to tie the MLB 2013 World Series 1-1 
Oct 25
74 Boko Harem members killed in a coordinated assault in Borno State, Nigeria 
Oct 26
St Louis Cardinals defeat Boston Red Sox to lead the MLB 2013 World Series 2-1 
Oct 27
38 people are killed in a series of car bombings in Bagdhad, Iraq 
Oct 27
18 people are killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan 
Oct 27
Giorgi Margvelashvili wins the Georgian Presidential election in a landslide victory 
Oct 30
44 people are killed after a bus catches fire in Mahbubnagar, India 
Oct 30
The Boston Red Sox defeat the St Louis Cardinals in game 6 to win the MLB 2013 World Series 
Nov 3
8 people are killed and 10 are injured after a turboprop plane crashes in northern Bolivia 
Nov 3
6 people are killed after an overcrowded ferry sinks in Pattaya, Thailand 
Nov 3
Bobby Orr's autobiography "Orr: My Story" debuts at the #8 position on The New York Times best seller list for nonfiction 
Nov 5
4 people are killed after a 4-story building under construction collapses in Lagos, Nigeria 
Nov 6
8 people are killed and 50 are injured by a suicide bombing in Damascus, Syria 
Nov 6
15 people are killed after a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq 
Nov 8
11 people are killed in a car park bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia 
Nov 8
At least 6,000 people are killed after Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm recorded at landfall, makes landfall in the Philippines 
Nov 8
27th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Tamar Braxton win 
Nov 9
8 people are killed by a gunman in Cali, Columbia 
Nov 9
María Gabriela Isler, a 25yo Venezuelan, is crowned Miss Universe 2013 
Nov 10
Spaniard Marc Márquez wins the 2013 MotoGP World Championship to become its youngest ever winner at 20 
Nov 11
4 people are killed and 8 are injured after a building catches fire in Mumbai, India 
Nov 11
100 people are killed in a tropical cyclone in the Puntland region, Somalia 
Nov 14
Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus five years for his crimes 
Nov 15
5 people are killed and 10 are injured after a train derails in Nashik, India 
Nov 15
Sony launches the Playstation Four, selling one million units on the first day 
Nov 17
102nd Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Serbia in Belgrade (3-2) 
Nov 17
Sebastian Vettel wins a record breaking eighth consecutive Formula One race in the 2013 United States Grand Prix 
Nov 17
50 people are killed after a Boeing 737 aircraft crashes in Kazan, Russia 
Nov 17
Abdulla Yameen becomes the President of the Maldives 
Nov 17
Giorgi Margvelashvili becomes the President of Georgia 
Nov 17
Jimmie Johnson wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup for the sixth time 
Nov 18
20 people are killed after a train collides with a minibus in Cairo, Egypt 
Nov 19
23 people are killed by a suicide bombing attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon 
Nov 21
31 people are killed by a truck bomb in northeaster Iraq 
Nov 21
The Alabama parole board grants posthumous pardons to three members of the Scottsboro boys 
Nov 21
54 people are killed after the roof of a supermarket collapses in Riga, Latvia 
Nov 22
Norwegian, Magnus Carlsen defeats  Viswanathan Anand to win the 2013 World Chess Championship 
Nov 23
Filipino Manny Pacquiao defeats American Brandon Rios to win the World Boxing Organization International Welterweight title 
Nov 24
40th American Music Award: Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake win 
Nov 24
101st CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 45-23 
Nov 25
17 people are killed and 37 are wounded in a cafe bombing in Baghdad, Iraq 
Nov 26
Due to a street tirade captured on video, Alec Baldwin's show "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" is cancelled after only five episodes 
Nov 27
Tiger Woods is named PGA Tour's player of the year for the 11th time 
Nov 27
Greece becomes the first developed market to be demoted into an emerging market by the MSCI index 
Nov 27
"Frozen", the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released 
Nov 30
Australia defeats New Zealand to win the Rugby League World Cup 
Dec 2
China launches its first moon rover mission 
Dec 4
Xavier Bettel becomes Luxenberg's first openly gay Prime Minister 
Dec 5
52 people are killed and 167 are injured in a militant attack on a defense ministry compound in Sana'a, Yemen 
Dec 6
Pope Francis gives his ascent to a proposal to create a permanent post on the Pontifical Commission on cases of sin and sexual abuse of minors 
Dec 6
A 2-year old boy dies from Ebola in Meliandou, Guinea 
Dec 9
Mike Ditka's #89 jersey is retired by the Chicago Bears 
Dec 10
Mary Barra of General Motors becomes the first female CEO of a major automotive company 
Dec 10
Uruguay becomes the first country to legalize the growth, sale, and use of marijuana 
Dec 11
Pope Francis is named Time magazine's person of the year 
Dec 11
20 people are killed by the bubonic plague in a small Madagascan village 
Dec 12
The United States announces sanctions on the two dozen companies who assisted Iran with their nuclear program 
Dec 15
Michelle Bachelet is elected President of Chile 
Dec 15
China successfully lands its moon rover on the moon 
Dec 16
21 people are killed and 20 are injured after a bus falls from an elevated highway in Manila, Philippines 
Dec 17
Australia wins the 3rd test to take win the 2013-14 Ashes test cricket series 
Dec 17
Angela Merkel is elected Chancellor of Germany for a third term 
Dec 17
Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates, Kiss, Linda Ronstadt, and Nirvana are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 
Dec 19
81 people are injured after part of the ceiling caved in at London's Apollo Theatre