1 - Ireland takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union over from Cyprus .
1 - In case of accident in the Dutch city Raard hit during the New Year night 17 people injured, three seriously injured; a woman riding in the group who were watching a New Year's fire. One of the wounded died later from his injuries.
1 - With a fireworks show in Abidjan , the main city of Ivory Coast , come to a massive throng at least 60 spectators were killed.
1 - Argentina , Australia , Luxembourg , Rwanda and South Korea are two-year member of the United Nations Security Council .
1 - Tallinn is the first capital city in the European Union, with free public transportation for its residents.
2 - Astronomers from the European Southern Observatory take the first birth of a planet where, 450 light years from the Earth .
2 - In an air raid by the Syrian army on the outskirts of the capital Damascus arrive at least 30 people dead.
3 - The 113th US Congress is sworn in. John Boehner is re-elected as chairman of the House of Representatives . Nineteen percent of the elected members, 101 of the 535 seats , are women, which is the highest number ever.
3 - A car bomb in the Iraqi Moessayeb, 60 km south of the capital Baghdad , killing at least 19 Shiite pilgrims .
3 - For at least 300 people have died in the Syrian province of Idlib in the battle for the military airport Taftanas the day before began.
4 - The Swiss Bank Wegelin & Co., the oldest bank in the country, declares to a court in New York guilty to tax evasion . The bank will receive acash penalty of 44 million euros and will cease to exist.
5 - The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan , Omar al-Bashir and Salva Kiir Mayardit , come for negotiations for the first time since September in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa .
5 - In a hostage in Aurora in the US state Colorado , four people, including the hostage killed.
5 - Thousands of people are fleeing from forest fires on the Australian island of Tasmania .
6 - Christmas, according to the Armenian Apostolic Church
7 - Christmas according to the Eastern Orthodox Church
9 - Execution of the Sri Lankan maid Rizana Nafeek .
10 - At the New Year reception of the dome of independent financial advisors explain the 477 attendees for the first banker's oath place in the presence of Minister Dijsselbloem .
13 - Sven Kramer is European skating champion of the men and Ireen Wüst is that of women.
15 - Bob de Vries wins Noordlaren the first marathon on natural ice from 2013. For women, Mariska Huisman fastest.
20 - Barack Obama begins his second term as President of the United States
21 - The publicly inauguration of the 44th president of the United States
22 - The elections to the Israeli parliament won by the right-wing list connection Likud - Yisrael Beiteinu . Second is newcomer and middle party Yesh Atid with 19 seats.
27 - In Brazil arrive at a fire in a nightclub hundreds of people.
28 - Beatrix , the reigning Queen of the Netherlands , announces that on April 30, 2013 she will resign and transfer the kingdom to her son Prince Willem-Alexander of Orange-Nassau .
The Atacama Large Millimeter Array will be operational this month.
8 - North Korea put an end to the truce with South Korea since 1953 gold.
9 - Looting of the district Badami Bagh, Lahore . The Christian Quarter of the Pakistani city is partially destroyed after rumors of blasphemy.More than 175 houses, nearly 20 stores and two churches were set on fire. 
10 - Opening World Figure Skating 2013 in London, Ontario , Canada
13 - Biddag for Crop and Labour , Protestant , in Netherlands
13 - The Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio , archbishop of Buenos Aires, during the conclave elected a new pope. He chooses the name Francis .
16 - The Dutch poker player Ruben Visser wins in season 9 of the European Poker Tour tournament in London and won £ 595,000.
18 - In Israel's Cabinet Netanyahu III started.
19 - Pope Francis is installed.
29 - Good Friday , changeable Christian holiday
31 - Easter , 1st Easter, changeable Christian holiday
1 - Lithuania takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union over from Ireland
3 - The army of Egypt put President Mohamed Morsi off and the Chairperson of the Constitutional Court as acting head of state.
11 - In the Netherlands, led by SER an energy agreement in broad terms between politics, business and environmental organizations.
12 - The Pakistani schoolgirl and Taliban victim Malala Yousafzai speaks on her sixteenth birthday of the United Nations General Assembly to.She calls for free compulsory education for every child and names of books and pens "our most powerful weapons'
14 - The last public telegraph company , the Indian Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, the last telegram sending to Rahul Gandhi , leader of theCongress Party .
16 - 19 - In Nijmegen begin the International Four Days Marches , 97th edition.
21 - Troon Exchange in Belgium .
23 - A 10-year-old Israeli girl in adventure park Walibi Holland seriously injured in an accident in a water attraction. Girl touches as a result of the accident, lost her foot.
24 - In a serious railway accident in the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela are dozens of deaths.
25 - Both Netherlands and Belgium has officially been a heat wave . It is the first heatwave since July 2006 .
14 - The Egyptian government calls the emergency off once in Cairo and the rest of the country at least 638 dead and at least 3,000 wounded in the removal of sit-ins by supporters of former President Morsi and the subsequent clashes between demonstrators and the police.
21 - In a suburb of Damascus , an attack with Sarin performed. There are approximately 1,400 killed and many were wounded. The attack takes place around the arrival of a delegation from the United Nations, who earlier claimed poison gas use will investigate.
21 - The American whistleblower Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
7 - The IOC is at a conference in Buenos Aires announced that the Olympic Games 2020 will be held in the Japanese capital Tokyo.
8 - In Syria, the Christian village Ma'loula captured by rebels of the Free Syrian Army. Churches are looted and residents are forced to convert to Islam.
21 - The attack on the Westgate shopping center began on this day when around four to six Islamist militias of the Somali Al-Shabaab shoppingWestgate in the Kenyan capital Nairobi in shooting marched. At least 67 visitors, employees and guards were killed and there were more than 175 wounded. About four days, a number of people were taken hostage.
22 - In an attack on the Saints Church in Peshawar are 81 dead.
25 - The 34th America's Cup in San Francisco Bay won in spectacular fashion by Team USA, which includes the Dutchman Simeon Tienpont .They had a 8-1 disadvantage into a 9-8 victory.
1 - The US Congress has reached agreement on the financing of the US government. This may include the wages of all nonessential persons employed by the government no longer paid a shutdown as a result.
8 - The Belgian François Englert wins along with Briton Peter Higgs the Nobel Prize in Physics.
10 - Ali Zeidan , the Prime Minister of Libya , is kidnapped and released the same day again.
11 - The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons , based in The Hague , won the Nobel Peace Prize .
11 - With a win against Croatia beats the Red Devils managed to qualify for the World Cup in Brazil. It is the first time since the World Cup in 2002 that the Belgium national football team will be present at a large soccer tournament.
12 - The Belgian pop group Clouseau comes with her comeback single plane immediately within 1 in the Flemish Ultratop 50 Plane For Clouseau is the fourth No. 1 hit, after Anne, where she and Sparks and fire..
13 - The prolonged rainfall should Amersfoort Zoo for the second time in its history the gates close.
15 - The Book of Gijp Michel van Egmond on the life of René van der Gijp win the NS Public Prize for the Dutch Book .
21 - The Syrian town sadad is captured by fighters of Al-Nusra Front. When the city was recaptured on 28 October the bodies of 45 murdered Christians were found by the Syrian army.Some churches were looted during this period.
28 - A heavy storm rages over the Netherlands and Western Europe. On Vlieland is hurricane strength measured at Lauwersoog and the heaviest gust ; 152 kilometers per hour. Denmark was one death in the Netherlands, Britain and Germany are regrettable respectively three and five deaths. In Belgium and France makes the storm a lot of damage.
8 - In the Philippines passing typhoon Haiyan the center of the country. Eleven million people are affected and more than 6,000 people killed.Then the typhoon still attracts to Vietnam and China, where he wreaks less damage.
12 - In Zwolle is a rare Northern Hawk spotted. The animal was last seen in the Netherlands in 2005. For the past 100 years, the Northern Hawk is observed only three times in the Netherlands.
21 - Demonstrations on the Majdan Nezalezjnosti , also known as Independence Square in Kiev , the beginning of euromaidan .
30 - The Verenigingsraad of the AVRO and the Members' Council of the TROS approve the merger proposal of the two public broadcastersproperly. From 1 January 2014 will both go further under the new name AVRO TROS .
30 - Malta won with the song 'The Start of Gaia Cauchi the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Kiev .