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Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of the Labour Party; Laura Kuenssberg was appointed the BBC's political editor; Charles Kennedy died, aged 55; Alastair Cook became England's leading Test run scorer; David Cameron continued as Prime Minister after the Conservatives won the UK election; Sir Terry Pratchett died aged 66; Alexis Tsipras became Prime Minister of Greece; Lewis Hamilton won his second drivers' world championship; Magnus Carlsen beat Vishy Anand to retain his world chess title; Ben Bradlee, editor of the Washington Post at the time of Watergate, died at 93; Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide and was later sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison; Ian Paisley died, aged 88; Lauren Bacall died, aged 89; Robin Williams died, aged 63; Rory McIlroy won the US PGA Championship to become the first UK player to win back-to-back majors; Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in the final of the World Cup; it was announced that Sir John Sawers was stepping down as head of MI6; Maya Angelou died aged 86; David Moyes was sacked as manager of Manchester United; Gabriel Garcia Marquez died, aged 87; Tony Benn died, aged 88; Bob Crow, general secretary of the Rail Maritime and Transport union, died aged 52; Shirley Temple died at the age of 85; Philip Seymour Hoffman died aged 46; Claudio Abbado died aged 80; Ariel Sharon died aged 85; Eusebio died aged 71; Alan Turing was given a posthumous royal pardon; Ronnie Biggs died aged 84; Peter O'Toole died, aged 81; Nelson Mandela died aged 95; US actor Paul Walker died in a car crash, aged 40; Magnus Carlsen beat Vishy Anand to become the new world chess champion; Doris Lessing died aged 94; thousands died in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan; Lou Reed died aged 71; Former US House Speaker Tom Foley died, aged 84; Tom Clancy died aged 66; in Germany, Angela Merkel won a third term in power; the US and Russia made an agreement concerning Syria's chemical weapons; the Liberal-National coalition headed by Tony Abbott won power in Australia; Sir David Frost died, aged 74; UK MPs voted against military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government; Elmore Leonard died, aged 87; Egypt declared a national emergency; the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby boy; Leah Totton won The Apprentice; Andy Murray won Wimbledon; Mohammed Morsi was ousted from power by the Egyptian army; there were major street protests in Turkey; Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated in favour of her son Prince Willem-Alexander; two fatal explosions took place at the Boston Marathon; Margaret Thatcher died, aged 87; Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela, died aged 58; The Pope announced his resignation; the Church of England rejected the introduction of women bishops; Barack Obama held off the challenge of Mitt Romney to be re-elected President of the United States; Silvio Berlusconi was given a jail sentence after being found guilty of tax fraud; Europe came from behind to win the Ryder Cup; Neil Armstrong died aged 82; Lance Armstrong was stripped of his Tour de France titles; Julian Assange was granted asylum by Ecuador.

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