Sport in 2013 held plenty of excitement, drama and controversy.
The year started in dramatic fashion as disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong gave a live, "no-holds-barred" interview to US chat show host Oprah Winfrey.
Yinglucks government is registering candidates for the February 02, 2014 but it is being confronted by strong protests.
Chieng Mai authorities are checking on 200 foreign workers and have found some of them to be illegal workers.
Asylum boats keep on coming to Australia.
As 2013 draws to a close, the Abbott government says it has managed to reduce the number of boat arrivals since coming to power in September but is yet to stop the boats.