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Feb 5
Super Bowl XLVI: New York Giants beat New England Patriots, 21-17 at the Lucas Oil Stadium MVP: Eli Manning, New York, QB 
Mar 5
27 members of Iraq's security force are killed by gunmen disguised as police in Haditha 
Mar 5
Tropical Storm Irina kills 65 in Madagascar 
Apr 5
Severe storms in Argentina kill 14 people 
Apr 5
77-year old pensioner's suicide outside Greek parliament prompts further protests in Athens 
Apr 5
International internet group Anonymous hack several Chinese bureaus in opposition to censorship 
May 5
17 people are killed and 47 missing after a flash flood in Nepal 
May 5
Japan shuts down its nuclear reactors leaving the country without nuclear power for the first time since 1970 
May 5
138th Kentucky Derby: Mario Gutierrez aboard Ill Have Another wins in 2:01.83 
Jul 5
The Shard, the tallest building in Europe, is opened in London, at 309.6 metres (1,016 ft) 
Jul 5
South Korea announce plans to begin "scientific' whaling of minke whales 
Jul 5
Enrique Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party is elected President of Mexico after a recount following irregularities 
Aug 5
Gunman opens fire on Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin killing six people and committing suicide 
Aug 5
19 people are killed by Kurdish rebels in Hakk 
Aug 5
General Motors signs a record breaking $559 million marketing deal with Manchester United 
Sep 5
54 people are killed and 50 injured after a firecracker factory explodes in Nadu 
Sep 5
Austerity measure requires Greece to increase its maximum working days to six per week 
Sep 5
25 are killed and 4 wounded after an ammunition store exploded in Afyon, Turkey 
Oct 5
Anglo Platinum Limited fires 12,000 striking workers in South Africa 
Nov 5
50 Syrian military personnel are killed by a suicide car bomb in Hama 
Nov 5
Widespread flooding in Nigeria kills 363 people and displaces 2.1 million 
Dec 5
8 people are killed and 12 injured by a magnitude 5.6 earthquake in South Korea 
Dec 5
In his Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne cuts the UK growth forecast for 2013 to 1.2% from the 2% forecast in the budget 
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