August 21 - The U.S. and other countries allege that on this day, a chemical weapons strike by Syrian forces kills more than 1,400 people in a Damascus suburb.
August 22 - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is sworn in for another term.
September 7 - Tony Abbott wins election as prime minister of Australia.
September 9 - Syria agrees to a Russian proposal to give up control of its chemical weapons.
September 16 - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon releases the report from chemical weapons inspectors who investigated the August 21 event. The inspectors say there is "clear and convincing evidence" that sarin was used.
September 21 - Somalian terrorist group Al-Shabaab launches an attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. More than 60 civilians are killed during a four-day battle between Kenyan security officers and the militants.
September 24 - A magnitude 7.7 earthquake strikes Balochistan province in Pakistan. More than 300 people are killed.
October 3 - A boat capsizes off the Italian island of Lampedusa, killing more than 350 people. The boat was filled with migrants from the African country of Eritrea.
October 5 - Abu Anas al Libi , an al Qaeda operative wanted for his role in the bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998 is captured in a U.S. special operations forces raid in Tripoli, Libya.
November 8 - Typhoon Haiyan strikes the Philippines, killing more than 5,000 people. Haiyan, aka Yolanda, is the possibly the strongest recorded storm to make landfall.
November 24, 2013 - Six world powers and Iran reach an agreement over Iran's nuclear program. The deal calls on Iran to limit its nuclear activities in return for lighter sanctions.
December 5, 2013 - Former South African president Nelson Mandela dies at the age of 95.
Awards and Winners: January 7 - The BCS College Football Championship takes place.
January 13 - The 70th annual Golden Globes are presented.
January 14-27 - The Australian Open is played.
February 3 - Super Bowl XLVII is played in New Orleans.
February 10 - The 55th annual Grammy Awards are presented.
February 24 - The 85th annual Academy Awards are presented.
April 8-14 - The 77th Masters Tournament is played in Augusta, Georgia.
April 15 - The Pulitzer Prizes are announced.
May 4 - The 139th Kentucky Derby is run.
May 21-June 9 - The French Open is played.
May 26 - The 97th Indianapolis 500 is run.
June 6-20 - The NBA Championship is played.
June 9 - The Tony Awards are presented.