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What Happened on 13 February 2013

Obama vows to reignite economy in State of the Union address

President Barack Obama vowed to revive the waning U.S. economy in his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday.… Read More.

Former Kyrgyz president Kurmanbek Bakiyev sentenced

A Kyrgyz court sentenced former president Kurmanbek Bakiyev in absentia on Tuesday to 24 years in jail for abuse of… Read More.

Jamaica announces crisis debt-swap plan

Jamaica announced on Tuesday plans for its second debt swap in three years due to a "serious economic crisis". Speaking… Read More.

Seattle Mariners formally announce deal with Felix Hernandez

The Seattle Mariners formally announced on Tuesday that they had signed a deal with ace pitcher Felix Hernandez. The long-term… Read More.

Vertu launches $11,000 luxury Android handset

Luxury smartphone maker Vertu launched its first Android-operated handset on Tuesday. With a price tag of close to $11,000, the… Read More.

Italian gossip magazine to publish Kate Middleton 'baby bump' photos

The royal family has condemned plans by an Italian gossip magazine to publish photos of the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge… Read More.