Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s Beautiful City, about an 18-year-old on death row, wins the Golden Peacock at the 35th IFFI in Goa.
Pakistan hockey star Sohail Abbas, 28, who’s scored a world-record 274 goals in a 7-year career, has retired.
Tiger Woods’ five-year vice-like grip on golf ends, Fijian Vijay Singh, 41, is PGA Player of the Year.
Bollywood and Marathi film comedian Laxmikant Berde, 50, dies. He won kudos in Ek Hota Vidushak, fame came via bit parts in Maine Pyar Kiya etc.
Tom Wolfe bags the Literary Review prize for bad sex writing. A winning line: "slither slither slither went the tongue" from I Am Charlotte Simmons.
Traian Basescu, an ex-sea captain and the pro-West candidate, is the new Romanian Prez.