2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Year in Review 2012: Female Fights
It's an odd notion, really, that a group making up a tad more than half the American population needs its worth to be considered separately. However, female accomplishments—and political imbroglios—certainly triggered feverish online searches on Yahoo!.
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- President says 'this is not America's fight alone'
- Afghanistan's Karzai criticizes US, Pakistan in farewell speech
By Kay Johnson and Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) - Outgoing President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday blamed the United States for Afghanistan's long war in a final swipe at the country that helped bring him to power 13 years ago but towards which he has become increasingly bitter. His farewell speech came days ahead of the swearing in of a new president, Ashraf Ghani, after months of turmoil over a disputed election that ended in a power-sharing deal, yet to be tested, with rival Abdullah Abdullah who will fill the role of chief executive. ...
- Somalia pirates release US-German hostage
- Yemen rebel chief hails takeover in capital as 'revolution'
(Reuters) - The leader of a Shi'ite rebel group on Tuesday hailed the takeover by his fighters of much of the Yemeni capital after four days of fighting last week as a "successful revolution" for all citizens. Abdel Malik al-Houthi's televised speech, his first since Sunday's capture of large parts of Sanaa on Sunday, underscored the dramatic power shift toward the rebels, assailed by government forces for over a decade but now guarding key sites in the capital unopposed. ...
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- Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot
- Israel shoots down Syria warplane over Golan Heights