2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
The standout news & pop obsessions gleaned from your search habits
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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- The Fox News Apology Tour
Four apologies in one week over at Fox News! But it’s interesting to observe what they are and aren’t sorry about.
- Texas patient confirmed as first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.
- Ford down day 2, Move surges on buyout, Netflix goes Hollywood
- Turkey will fight Islamic State, wants Assad gone: President Erdogan
By Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will fight against Islamic State and other "terrorist" groups in the region but will stick to its aim of seeing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad removed from power, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday . The advance of Islamic State insurgents to within sight of the Turkish army on the Syrian border has piled pressure on Ankara to play a greater role in the U.S.-led coalition carrying out air strikes against the insurgents in Syria and Iraq. ...
- Inter greats fire warning as ex-coach flourishes at Udinese
- Pilot Steers Hot Air Balloon Through Giant Underground Cave
Hot-air balloons are known for floating gracefully into the wild blue yonder and giving passengers a spectacular view of the horizon unfolding beneath them. This picturesque tradition is what makes Austrian Ivan Trifonov's balloon exploit such a head scratcher. Rather than vault into the air, Trifonov took his balloon, complete with custom-made seat, into the depths of a cave. In a feat of aerial precision, Trifonov slowly descended into the Mamet Cave in Croatia, which is 675 feet deep. Video of the event, filmed on Sept. 18, was taken from all angles and looks stunning if claustrophobia-inducing.
- 35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska
- Argentina slams US judge after contempt decision