2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
The standout news & pop obsessions gleaned from your search habits
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- Town official: Halloween back on as manhunt ends
- Massive drill bit nearly pierces New York City subway train
- Murray in Tour Finals, Djokovic and Federer win
By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Andy Murray's recent resurgence continued when the Briton qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals by reaching the Paris Masters quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-3 win against Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Thursday. After dropping outside the world top 10 following his U.S. Open quarter-final exit, Murray began a late push for a spot in the London showpiece event, which features eight of the best players this season. The eighth seed showed he was up to the task by seeing off ninth-seeded Dimitrov, who is now eliminated from the race for the Nov. ...
- Fauci says quarantines a ‘disincentive’ for health care workers battling Ebola
- McDonald's: No 'Lovin' Beats Hatin' slogan planned
- Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences
Nuclear-capable Russian bombers in European airspace, NATO intercepts, a foreign submarine in Swedish waters -- the fall-out from the Ukraine crisis feels like a return to Cold War days. NATO has intercepted Russian aircraft on more than 100 occasions so far this year, three times more than all 2013, its new head Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday. We intercept, we are ready and we react," Stoltenberg said, repeating that NATO must deal with Russia from a position of strength. Earlier this week, NATO tracked and intercepted four groups of Russian warplanes, including long-range TU-95 strategic bombers and sophisticated fighters "conducting significant military manoeuvres" over the Baltic Sea, North Sea/Atlantic Ocean and the Black Sea.
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