“ Truth Lies Beyond Mainstream ”
Snow falls in Sa Pa, Vietnam.
Japan intends to increase spending for the Japan Self-Defense Forces and transform it into a modern military.
Angela Merkel is elected for a third term as Chancellor of Germany.
Russia agrees to reduce prices on gas exports to Ukraine and purchase 11 billion Euros worth of Ukrainian government bonds.
President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow amid mass protests against the relationship between the two.
Secretary of State
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry intends to give the Philippines $40 million in order to boost its maritime security regarding territorial disputes with China.
The Center for Public Integrity
A report by the American nonprofit investigative news organization The Center for Public Integrity details that the U. S. Federal Election Commission was hacked by China during the October 2013 federal government shutdown.
Edward Snowden offers Brazil information over the NSA spying of its citizens.
India orders diplomatic repercussions against the United States over the arrest and alleged maltreatment of the consul Devyani Khobragade in New York City.
British singer Harry Styles, with the boy band One Direction, wins a limited ban on stalking in a London court case against paparazzi regarding the privacy rights of celebrities.
Renown Regional Medical Center
A gunman is dead after shooting and killing one person and wounding two others at the Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nevada, United States.
Two British women, called the Peru Two, are sentenced to six and a half years imprisonment in Lima, Peru, for drug smuggling.
Six American troops die after their helicopter crashes in Afghanistan.
American businessman Jacob Ostreicher escapes Bolivia two years after being imprisoned without charge.
Several prominent Turkish businessmen and the sons of three cabinet ministers are arrested as part of an investigation into alleged bribery and corruption.
Target refuses to sell the album "Beyoncé" after it was flash released by the artist.
Jamaican reggae singer Tessanne Chin wins Season 5 of the American singing competition "The Voice".
Bea Rose Santiago
Bea Rose Santiago of the Philippines is crowned Miss International 2013.
Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates, Kiss, Linda Ronstadt, and Nirvana are to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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