2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

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  • Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down over rebel-held territory
    Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down over rebel-held territory

    By Natalia Zinets and Gabriela Baczynska KIEV (Reuters) - Kiev said two of its fighter jets were shot down over the rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, and the missiles that brought them down might have been fired from Russia. A spokesman for Ukraine's military operations said the planes were shot down near Savur Mogila, not far from where a Malaysian airliner was brought down last week, killing all 298 passengers on board. Ukraine's Security Council said the military jets were hit at the altitude of 5,200 meters by missiles that, according to preliminary information, were launched from Russia. The terrorists do not have such professionals," said Andriy Lysenko, the council's spokesman, referring to pro-Russian rebels fighting the government forces in eastern Ukraine.

  • Man United buries Galaxy 7-0 in Van Gaal's debut
    Man United buries Galaxy 7-0 in Van Gaal's debut

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Manchester United made an impressive debut under coach Louis van Gaal on Wednesday night, with Wayne Rooney scoring twice late in the first half of a 7-0 victory over the LA Galaxy.

  • FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport
    FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban Wednesday on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.

  • Starbucks seeks to expand in cafe-clogged Vietnam
    Starbucks seeks to expand in cafe-clogged Vietnam

    By Martin Petty HANOI (Reuters) - With more coffee shops per square mile than probably anywhere on earth, opening a cafe in Vietnam's capital could be a bit of a gamble. This week, U.S. coffee chain Starbucks is opening three of them. Vietnam's entrenched coffee culture means Starbucks is delving deeper into what could be one of its most challenging markets yet. The brew is sold cheaply in the simple cafes that line almost every city street, or in the more sophisticated outlets run by local chains Trung Nguyen and Highland Coffee, in which the Philippines' Jollibee Foods Corp has a stake.

  • Dutch Mayor Sorry he Said Putin's Daughter Should be Deported From Netherlands
    Dutch Mayor Sorry he Said Putin's Daughter Should be Deported From Netherlands

    Mayor Later Apologized, Said Comments Stem From 'Helplessness'

  • Mayfly Mating Swarm at Mississippi River So Dense It Shows Up on Radar
    Mayfly Mating Swarm at Mississippi River So Dense It Shows Up on Radar

    Fair warning: Do not continue reading if bugs give you goose bumps and gross you out. We're talking lots and lots of mayflies. Mating season this summer is creating a mass buzz in the upper Mississippi River Valley. Sunday evening, wary Wisconsinites near La Crosse crawled for cover, while others caught the swarm of flies on camera.

  • Bill Clinton: Perpetrators of MH17 crash sought a divided world
    Bill Clinton: Perpetrators of MH17 crash sought a divided world

    Former US president Bill Clinton called Wednesday for strength in responding to the loss of flight MH17, declaring those who had downed the plane -- and provided the means to do so -- sided with a brutal vision of the world. Speaking at the world AIDS conference in Melbourne, Clinton said it "matters not" if the Malaysia Airlines plane had been shot down by mistake, and the loss of 298 lives was unintended. Addressing a hall packed with scientists, policymakers and grassroots activists, Clinton singled out Dutch researcher Joep Lange, praising him for tireless work in bringing life-saving drugs to millions of people infected by HIV.

  • Gordon Brown: 100 days after #BringBackOurGirls, ‘We will not forget’
    Gordon Brown: 100 days after #BringBackOurGirls, ‘We will not forget’

    Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown told Yahoo News on Tuesday that the world must band together 100 days after the mass abduction of Nigeria schoolgirls to send the message that “we will not forget” the more than 200 children still in the clutches of extremists.

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