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02 December 2013 Current Affairs

Arts and culture
  • The Right Livelihood Award, sometimes understood as a critique of the Nobel Prize, is presented at a ceremony in the Swedish Parliament building to Dr. Paul Walker, Raji Sourani, Denis Mukwege, and Hans Herren. (Right Livelihood Award)
  • French artist Laure Prouvost wins the 2013 Turner Prize for a video installation set in a mock tea party. (AFP via Yahoo News)
Disasters and accidents
  • Typhoon Haiyan:
    • The death toll in the Philippines is confirmed over 5,700. (ABS-CBN)
  • 2013 Glasgow helicopter crash:
    • Nine people are now confirmed dead following Friday’s crash. (FOX News)
  • A five-story building under construction collapses in the Brazilian city of Guarulhos with no casualties. (AFP via Yahoo News)
International relations
  • Pope Francis meets with the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu at the Vatican to discuss global affairs including the nuclear program of Iran. (USA Today)
Law and crime
  • In the New Hampshire’s U.S. District Court, the former medical technician David Kwiatkowski is sentenced to 39 years in prison for infecting unknown numbers of patients in various states with hepatitis C through the reuse of his contaminated syringes. (FOX News)
Politics and elections
  • Prime Minister of Somalia Abdi Farah Shirdon is voted out of office by the Federal Parliament of Somalia from a vote of 184-65. (The New York Times)
Science and technology
  • Chinese space program:
    • China launches the Chang’e 3 lunar probe incorporating a robotic lander and Jade Rabbit rover. (Reuters via India Today)


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