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Nelson Mandela Dies Anti-apartheid figurehead and South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela, died at 95 in his home in Johannesburg, on December 5. Mandela had been receiving medical treatment for a lung infection following a three-month stay in hospital. He was honoured with a state funeral in his childhood village, which saw over 4500 attendees. Jang Song-Thaek Executed Jang Song-Thaek, uncle to Kim Jongun and supposedly one of the most powerful men in North Korea, was removed from power and executed. A military court accused Jang of attempting 130 | drinks yearbook to overthrow the state, calling him a traitor. Jang reportedly confessed to his crimes and was killed on December 11. Grillo Sisters Cleared of Fraud The Grillo sisters, both PAs to celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, were found not guilty of fraud in December, after allegations that they had used company money to fund over $1.3 million worth of personal overseas trips and luxury items. The sisters argued that Lawson’s drug habit was to blame for her inability to recall authorising the spending, and that the money was compensation for keeping her drug use a secret. UN Launched Record- Breaking Appeal for Syria In the largest appeal ever requested for a single cause, the United Nations asked for $6.5 billion in aid on Monday December 16, to assist with the Syrian humanitarian crisis. The ongoing civil war was cited as having displaced millions of Syrians, who are still in need of medical care, food, clean water and shelter. The World Around Us Top news stories from Christmas 2013


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