2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
The standout news & pop obsessions gleaned from your search habits
Decade of top searches
2001, Yahoo! has dipped into billions of searches to uncover our audience's
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retrospectives or surveys, the rankings come from online users’ own search
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Take a look back at a dozen years of Top 10s to see how the Web has grown — and
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- Mourinho wants fair deal from ref in League Cup final
Jose Mourinho turned the spotlight on League Cup final opponents Tottenham Hotspur on Friday by suggesting some of Mauricio Pochettino's side are guilty of simulation. Chelsea manager Mourinho has been infuriated by a succession of refereeing decisions this season, prompting him to claim there has been a campaign against his club. The situation hit a new low as far as the Portuguese was concerned last weekend during the home draw with Burnley when Mourinho highlighted four key decisions that went against the Blues.
- Sri Lanka unhappy with 'tiring' World Cup travel
Sri Lanka flew back to New Zealand on Friday grumbling about their World Cup travel following a hectic dash across the Tasman sea for just one game even as some other teams enjoyed a relaxed schedule. Angelo Mathews' men played their first two matches in New Zealand and then flew across to Australia to complete a 92-run drubbing of Bangladesh at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday.