2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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- Teen Chinese golfer getting used to attention
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — One year after his stunning debut at the Masters, Chinese 15-year-old golfer Guan Tianlang is growing accustomed to being in the spotlight.
- Obama rejects notion that trade deal is in danger
- Jay Leno to give commencement address at Emerson
BOSTON (AP) — Jay Leno is returning to his alma mater, Emerson College, to deliver the commencement address this spring.
- Was Madeline McCann One of Many?
- Spy plane outlasts Cold War, but not defense cuts
- Antarctic Lava Lake Huffs and Puffs Like a Sleeping Dragon
At Erebus volcano in Antarctica, a long-lived lava lake puffs steam and launches lava bombs at scientists who scale its slopes, hoping to unravel the mysteries of how volcanoes work. "We think lava lakes are really the top of a magma chamber, so by studying lava lakes we can see what's happening in the guts of the volcano," said Philip Kyle, a volcanologist at New Mexico Tech in Socorro, who has visited Erebus since the late 1960s.
- Cornish recognised as British minority
The Cornish people are to be recognised as a national minority under a European convention, the British government announced Thursday. They will now be classified under the Council of Europe's Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities along with the Scots, Welsh and Irish. "Cornish people have a proud history and a distinct identity," said Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander, the number two in the finance ministry. "Today's announcement builds on the government's continued commitment to Cornwall and the Cornish language."
- Pastor, Wife Give India’s ‘Working Girls’ a Wholesome New Meaning