Oct 262013
 

FBI shuts down Silk Road website: The hidden internet marketplace for drugs and illegal services, which is known as the Silk Road, has been shut down by the FBI. The owner of the site, which also advertises computer hacking, has been arrested in San Francisco.
4 October 2013

 

Sochi Olympic flame: The longest ever Olympic torch relay for the Winter Games in Sochi has begun. The flame was lit in Greece using the sun’s rays. It will travel 65,000 kilometres, including a visit to the International Space Station in November.
30 September 2013

 

Dealing with Venezuela’s food crisis: The Venezuelan government has announced new economic measures to tackle the country’s shortages of essential goods, such as flour, milk and toilet paper. Earlier this month, Finance Minister Nelson Merentes acknowledged the government’s economic policies had been unsuccessful.
27 September 2013

 

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