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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- American couple held in Qatar speaks: 'We are being kidnapped'
An American couple feels trapped and abandoned by the U.S. Government as they await a possible death sentence following the death of their daughter in the oil rich country of Qatar. Grace and Matthew Huang were accused of starving their adopted daughter Gloria to death almost two years ago. Since the tragic night of Gloria's passing, the Huangs have been jailed, separated from their other two children. Their lives are in the hands of a foreign government whose judicial process is mysterious and terrifying to them.They decided to share their story exclusively with Yahoo’s Global News Anchor Katie Couric.
- Hawaii lava flow is slow, gentle, yet unrelenting
- Lava 100 feet from Hawaii home, nearing main road
- Royals beat Giants 10-0 in Game 6
- Meet the slimmest, sexiest smartphone you’ll never own
When it comes to smartphones, thin is in. Apple’s iPhone 6 wowed consumers when it was unveiled last month and it measured just 6.9mm thick. The phone feels incredible in the hand thanks to its slender profile, but a new smartphone just announced on Wednesday makes Apple’s latest iPhone look positively plump. DON’T MISS: Preview: Hands on with the most surprising phone of the year, Motorola’s Droid Turbo China-based smartphone maker Oppo isn’t a well-known brand in the United States or in many other major smartphone markets. The company has been building impressive handset for many years, however, and on Wednesday it showed off its latest and greatest devices to tech bloggers and journalists. Among the new phones it debuted was the Oppo
- Lincoln National beats Street 3Q forecasts
On a per-share basis, the Radnor, Pennsylvania-based company said it had profit of $1.65. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $1.56 per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. ...
- Closure of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa 'declaration of war': Abbas
Israel's closure of the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound to all visitors following the shooting of a Jewish hardliner is tantamount to a "declaration of war," Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Thursday. "This dangerous Israeli escalation is a declaration of war on the Palestinian people and its sacred places and on the Arab and Islamic nation," his spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina quoted him as saying. "We hold the Israeli government responsible for this dangerous escalation in Jerusalem that has reached its peak through the closure of the Al-Aqsa mosque this morning," he told AFP. "The state of Palestine will take all legal measures to hold Israel accountable and to stop these ongoing attacks."
- China says agrees with U.S. to speed up military conduct talks
BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States agreed at a meeting earlier this month in Washington to speed up talks on a mutual reporting mechanism on major military operations and a code of safe conduct, China's Defense Ministry said on Thursday. Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun said the agreement was reached during talks between Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Wang Guanzhong and U.S. Under Secretary of Defense Christine Wormuth. ...