2013 has been quite a year. Lots of big stuff has happened. Sports champions; royal babies; new church leaders; Arabs springing up; terrifying typhoons; fierce fights for cyber-space and secrets; Scots getting grumpy; North Koreans getting nasty; and everybody wanting to be China’s new best friend.
Here are some of the smaller bits you might have forgotten or missed altogether.
Two world leaders exited our lives this month – one smothered in global affection – the other dispatched into silence for crimes “dissolute and depraved”. A few thoughts on how it looks from here in the UK.