2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Year in Review 2012: Most searched-for cities
One point we've gathered from the millions of searches on Yahoo! -- our users let their fingers do the traveling. We've tracked surges of searches on the Web to these top cities in the last year to see what most captures the attention of vacationers. And it's a diverse and at times surprising list. Here, the most searched-for cities on Yahoo!. -- By Claudine Zap, Yahoo!
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- Powerful hurricane Odile barrels through Mexico's Baja tourist haven
By Gerardo Esquerre CABO SAN LUCAS Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Odile barreled into the Mexican beach Mecca of Baja California early on Monday, lashing luxury resorts and ripping trees from their roots as tens of thousands of tourists hunkered down in shelters. Winds of up to 120 miles per hour (195 km/h) blew away boards nailed over windows and tore signposts out of the ground, as one of the worst recorded storms to slam the region hammered the golden sand beaches of the popular resort of Los Cabos. My ears are about to explode by the pressure and I have an inch of water in my kitchen/living room," said Sarah McKinney on her Twitter account. Scary sound of howling wind," Alba Mora Roca said on her Twitter feed.
- Qatar steps back into line on Brotherhood
Long seen as the "black sheep" of the Gulf monarchies for backing the Muslim Brotherhood, Qatar appears to have fallen into line with its neighbours and started to curb the group's activities, experts said. Doha's support for the Brotherhood -- banned by most Gulf monarchies, who see the group's political Islam as a threat to their stability -- harmed ties with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. After the ouster of Egypt's Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, Cairo labelled the Brotherhood a "terrorist organisation" and some of the group's leaders fled to Qatar.
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — At a recent political rally in Wellington, indicted Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom jokingly asked members of New Zealand's spy agency to raise their hands. "Please don't worry," he said, to rising laughter and applause. "Even though we are going to shut you down, we will find you guys new jobs."
- 'New' Scots vote crucial to independence result
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- Hurricane Odile hits Mexico's Pacific resorts
Thousands of tourists and locals in Mexico hunkered down in luxury hotels converted into shelters Monday after Hurricane Odile crashed into Los Cabos resorts in the northwest, taking down trees with powerful winds. The "dangerous" hurricane, a category three storm on the five-level Saffir-Simpson scale, packed 205-kilometer (125-mile) per hour winds when it made landfall near Cabo San Lucas in late Sunday, according to the US National Hurricane Center. Hurricane-force winds spread northward as the eye of the storm moved over the southern portion of the Baja California peninsula, the NHC said. At 0600 GMT, Odile was packing winds of 195 kilometers per hour as it moved north-northwest at 28 kilometers per hour.
- America's gay marriage battle goes global