Saturday, February 2, 2013


Amongst events happening around the world this past week:
*Queen Beatrix has announced she will abdicate the Dutch throne at the end of April 2013 in favor of her son Prince Willem-Alexander assuming the crown.
*Hillary Clinton has been officially succeeded by John Kerry as Secretary of State.
*The New York Times claims that Chinese hackers have broken into their computer system, stealing passwords and personal information since their investigation into Premier Wen Jiabao and his family began.
*The Iranian Space Agency reports to have successfully launched a monkey into orbit and then safely returned the animal back to Earth.
*According to's "Wonder Wall": ex-Oprah Winfrey Network employee Carolyn Hommel is suing her former employer for discrimination. Originally on the fast track for promotion to a vice-presidency position within the company, her career plans were derailed after having a baby and discovering that she was permanently replaced by her 'temporary' substitute. No one representing Ms. Whitney or the Network has yet to publicly comment on the situation.
*Civil unrest continues in Northern Mali, Somalia, Syria, and Afghanistan.

*Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has passed away of congestive heart failure at age 88.
*Andre Cassagnes, the creator of the Etch-A-Sketch, is no longer with us.
*Barney, the pet terrier of former United States President George W. Bush has passed away of natural causes.

*Victoria Azarenka won the Women's Singles title and Novak Djokvic the Men's in the Australian Open Tennis Tournament.
*Spain defeated Denmark to win the 2013 World's Men Handball Championship.
*Super Bowl 48 (XLVIII) will be held between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night, February 3.

For more news at any time, either scroll down to our IN OTHER NEWS feature at the bottom of your screen, or visit any other reputable news source.

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