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BEAT THE WEEK: News Quiz 15 February

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Shocking headlines have dominated the newsstands this week, from the Pope quitting on Monday, in a move not seen at the Vatican for 600 years, to Olympian legend Oscar Pistorius being charged with murder on Friday.

Hundreds of people were left injured after a meteor streaked through the skies above Russia's Ural mountains on Friday, yet astronomers were keen to insist that the massive asteroid (2012 DA14) set to pass terrifyingly close to the Earth will not strike the planet. Are you worried?

The horsemeat scandal has continued to whet the pens of joke writers, whilst simultaneously causing 'shock' 'outrage' and 'disgust' amongst politicians and food suppliers. Yet one enterprising soul decided to make the most of the scandal, putting a 'limited edition' horsemeat lasagne on auction site eBay for £70.

There's definitely been some huge news stories around this week, and that's without the gossip, drama and celeb baiting on the red carpet of the Baftas and the Grammys. Were you paying attention this week? See if your news nose has sniffed out all the stories over the past seven days, in Huff Post UK's BEAT THE WEEK.

BEAT THE WEEK 15 February

  • Question 0 of 20

    Which Tory MP is being investigated over expenses claims?

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  • Question 1 of 20

    The Chinese New Year on Sunday issued in the Year of the what?

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  • Question 2 of 20

    What did Vince Cable say that British business needed?

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  • Question 3 of 20

    What was the name of the recent US snowstorm?

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  • Question 4 of 20

    Why was Romania angry with Britain this week?

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  • Question 5 of 20

    Why did the Pope quit?

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  • Question 6 of 20

    Which celeb revealed they'd declared themselves bankrupt this week?

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  • Question 7 of 20

    Why is Google suing BT?

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  • Question 8 of 20

    What is the name of the drug giving the FSA a headache in the wake of the horsemeat scandal?

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  • Question 9 of 20

    A cider shop had to change its name from what in order to stop being inundated with iPad complaints

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  • Question 10 of 20

    Who was crowned the UK's most powerful woman by BBC's Woman's Hour?

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  • Question 11 of 20

    Who told the Tory rebels to 'be quiet' this week?

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  • Question 12 of 20

    Whose advert was judged too sexy to be shown during children's TV shows?

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  • Question 13 of 20

    Which statue was given a bronze overcoat instead of an anorak this week?

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  • Question 14 of 20

    What unusual item was discussed in Canadian parliament this week?

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  • Question 15 of 20

    It was pancake day this week, but what else is the day before Lent begins known as?

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  • Question 16 of 20

    Who bought Heinz this week?

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  • Question 17 of 20

    Where did David Cameron admit he shopped this week?

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  • Question 18 of 20

    What outer space item is due to 'skim' Earth this Friday?

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  • Question 19 of 20

    Why is a student suing Oxford University?

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