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... that Singaporean politician Penny Low, a Member of Parliament for the Pasir Ris-Punggol Group Representation Constituency, used to work at the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation?
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The Congolese army defeats the M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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November 10: Remembrance Sunday in the Commonwealth (2013); Remembrance of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (09:05 EET/07:05 UTC, Turkey)
1202 – The first major action of the Fourth Crusade and the first attack against a Catholic city by Catholic crusaders, the Siege of Zara, began in Zadar, Croatia.
1766 – William Franklin, the last Royal Governor of New Jersey, signed the charter establishing Queen's College, now known as Rutgers University.
1871 – Journalist and explorer Henry Morton Stanley located missing missionary and explorer David Livingstone (both pictured, left and right respectively) in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika in present-day Tanzania.
1969 – The first episode of the children's television series Sesame Street premiered on public broadcasting television stations in the United States, to adulatory reviews, some controversy, and high ratings.
2007 – At the Ibero-American Summit in Santiago, Chile, King Juan Carlos I of Spain asked President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez "Why don't you