2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Year in Review 2012: International Affairs
Between exiled activists, embassy assaults, murderous wives, imprisoned punk bands, and abandoned Italian cruise ships, there was enough international intrigue in the news to fill 20 versions of "Skyfall." Here are 10 international news stories that generated the most searches on Yahoo! in 2012.
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- China: Vietnam detects signals from missing place
BEIJING (AP) — China's state media says Vietnamese authorities have detected signals from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
- Loud noise complaint leads to NYC heroin bust
NEW YORK (AP) — What was supposed to be a routine noise complaint has turned into a significant New York City drug bust.
- Malaysia probing two more passengers on missing flight: source
Malaysian authorities are investigating the identities of at least two other passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines flight, in addition to two who were found to be using stolen passports, a security official said. Investigators were verifying the identities with the relevant embassies in Malaysia, said the official, who has knowledge of the investigation and declined to be identified. The passengers being checked had all bought their tickets through China Southern Airlines, the official said.
- Obama loses top aide who helped him manage the White House
A top aide to President Barack Obama who has managed much of his schedule, planned events and helped choose staff and appointments will leave the White House in early May, a White House official said on Saturday. Alyssa Mastromonaco, Obama's deputy chief of staff, first joined his team when he moved to Washington as an Illinois senator in 2005. "Every event the president's ever done, every trip he's ever taken, every decision that he's ever made, she knows about and remembers in somewhat disturbing detail," Dan Pfeiffer, senior advisor to Obama, told the New York Times.
- Woman's finger almost bitten off in parking brawl
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Police say a dispute over a parking spot at a southern New Jersey mall ended when a woman bit and almost severed the finger of another driver.
- Cheney: 'No question' Putin thinks Obama is weak
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- PBS' O'Brien says he'll be OK after losing arm