Also in the headlines in 2013

  • Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation 
  • Nearly 1,000 people were injured by a meteorite which crashed in central Russia
  • Margaret Thatcher died
  • Two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed three people and left hundreds injured
  • South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela died aged 95
  • Details revealed by Edward Snowden of spying by America’s National Security Agency