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What Happened on 01 January 2013

New year ushered in with fireworks across the globe

Celebrations are being held across the globe to mark the new year. More than 1.5 million people gathered in Sydney… Read More.

UK takes over presidency of G8 group

The United Kingdom has assumed its year-long presidency of the Group of Eight (G8) of nations. The presidency, which rotates… Read More.

White House and Republicans reach fiscal cliff deal

The White House and Republicans reached a deal on Monday night to prevent automatic tax rises and spending cuts from… Read More.

Six NFL coaches fired on 'Black Monday'

Six NFL (National Football League) teams confirmed on Monday that they had fired their head coach. The Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland… Read More.

Top apps of 2012: Angry Birds, Instagram and Facebook

Angry Birds, Instagram and Facebook were once again the most downloaded apps of the year. Consumers spent an average of… Read More.

Oscar-winning sound editor Michael Hopkins killed in rafting accident

Oscar-winning sound editor Michael Hopkins has died in a rafting accident in New Zealand. Hopkins, who worked on films such… Read More.