2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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- Strong quake hits Japan
- Gaza widow offers insight into world of spies
- Revamped 'View' begins its daytime run
- Exchange axed China listings before Ultrasonic scandal
By Edward Taylor and Andreas Kröner FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Boerse stopped wooing German listings of Chinese companies a year ago, the stock exchange operator said on Wednesday, a day after a German-listed Chinese shoemaker Ultrasonic said top managers and cash had vanished. A spokesman for Deutsche Boerse said the decision was taken for commercial reasons, without elaborating further on why a marketing campaign in China had been discontinued. ...
- New IS video warns US over Iraq deployment
- Texas executes woman for starvation of boy, 9
- THE KEY TO BEING WELL-LIKED IS TO MAKE YOURSELF LIKABLE
DEAR ABBY: I'm a 15-year-old girl. When I'm with the high school group of kids at my church, I try to extend myself and talk, but they never reciprocate much. I always have to try to think of something to say and be careful I don't embarrass myself. Especially around guys, I feel awkward and self-conscious. I feel OK about myself, but I still get nervous. Other girls find things to talk about to each other but not me, and guys never talk to me first, either. I don't know if I'm doing something wrong or being too careful. I'm an only child. ...
- Wildfire in California's Sierra Nevada menaces 1,600 homes
By Alex Dobuzinskis and Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fire crews in California's rugged Sierra Nevada battled to gain the upper hand on Wednesday against a blaze that threatened 1,600 homes and has displaced 2,100 residents as flames roared for a fifth day through dry timber and brush west of Lake Tahoe. The so-called King Fire, the most menacing of 11 major wildfires across the drought-parched state, has scorched at least 18,500 acres (7,490 hectares) of the El Dorado National Forest since it erupted Saturday, fire officials said. ...