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Equine Scandal Tesco, Aldi, Lidl, Iceland and Dunnes were forced to recall various products labeled as beef in early January, after learning that they in fact contained 100 per cent horsemeat. Authorities confirmed that meat testing positive for horse DNA had found its way into meals destined for hospitals, schools, restaurants and pubs. Despite posing no threat to human health, concerns over global food-fraud operations were raised. Algerian Gas Facility Standoff In a natural gas facility at In Amenas in Algeria, a group of 800 workers were taken hostage by Islamic terrorists on January 16, led by Al-Qaeda militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar. The group included Norwegian, American, British, Irish, French and Japanese nationals. By the time Algerian Special Forces had taken 58 | drinks yearbook control of the site, 39 hostages were killed. According to eyewitness reports, no attempt at negotiation took place. North Korea Expands Nuclear Arsenal On February 12, North Korea announced that they had conducted a nuclear test, prompting the UN Security Council to impose harsh new sanctions against the country. In early April, leader Kim Jong-un announced that he planned to defy UN warnings and continue expanding North Korea’s nuclear arsenal. Pistorius Arrested over Murder South-African paralympian Oscar Pistorius shocked the sporting world after shooting model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on February 14, leading to her fatality. At their home in Pretoria, Pistorious shot Steenkamp four times through their bathroom door in the early hours of the morning. Pistorius claimed that he had thought Steenkamp was in the bed, and that the person in the bathroom was an intruder. His trial is set for March 2014. Pope Benedict XVI’s Resignation On February 28, Pope Benedict XVI became the first pope to relinquish his papal duties since the resignation of Gregory XII in 1415. In his place, Cardinal Jorje Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected as the Roman Catholic Church’s 266th pontiff and the first from Latin America. The World Around Us Top news stories from Summer 2013


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