2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

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  • Business Highlights

    ___ Alibaba risk: China's rise leaves out investors American investors are clamoring to buy a stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which is launching what may prove the biggest initial public stock ...

  • Polls show Scottish independence could be narrowly rejected
    Polls show Scottish independence could be narrowly rejected

    London (AFP) - Scotland could be set to narrowly reject independence, two polls indicated on Tuesday in the final 48 hours before the historic referendum.

  • Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism
    Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder.

  • Islamic State shoots down Syrian war plane: monitor group
    Islamic State shoots down Syrian war plane: monitor group

    Islamic State fighters shot down a Syrian war plane using anti-aircraft guns on Tuesday, the first time the group has downed a military jet since declaring its cross-border caliphate in June, a group monitoring the civil war said. The plane came down outside Islamic State's stronghold of Raqqa city, 400 km (250 miles) northeast of Damascus, during air strikes on territory controlled by the group, a resident said. ...

  • Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending
    Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending

    Corinthian Colleges is being sued by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for what it calls a "predatory lending scheme."

  • 'Lone wolves in America' encouraged to attack Times Square, Las Vegas: report
    'Lone wolves in America' encouraged to attack Times Square, Las Vegas: report

    Instructions for 'how to make a bomb in your kitchen, to create scenes of horror in tourist spots and other targets' pops up on message board, Vocativ reports.

  • Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution
    Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

    The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water ...

  • China's Xi pledges closer defence ties with Sri Lanka
    China's Xi pledges closer defence ties with Sri Lanka

    China's President Xi Jinping Tuesday announced increased defence and maritime security cooperation with Sri Lanka, whose Beijing-funded strategic port developments have caused unease in neighbouring India.

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