2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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In a year mostly dominated by power politics and a presidential election, Mother Nature reminded us in November of her strength and authority. A spate of shootings and odd crimes captivated the news shows and online media.
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- Indian temple 'purified' after low-caste chief minister visits
By Thomson Reuters Foundation correspondent PATNA India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The government in India's northern state of Bihar has ordered an investigation after reports that a Hindu temple was cleaned and its idols washed after a visit by the state's chief minister, who belongs to a lower caste community. Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, a member of the Musahar community, said he had been told the shrine in Bihar's Madhubani district was "purified" after he visited it last month. ...
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- Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader Call Out Interviewer for Not Seeing, Knowing Anything About Their Movie
For reporters who interview actors about upcoming movies in which they're appearing, it always helps to see the film in question. Failing that, you can always do some quick online research. Those steps would have saved KWGN Denver's Chris Parente the embarrassment he experienced while interviewing the stars of "The Skeleton Twins," Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig.
- The iPhone 6 is ready for its biggest challenge yet
Apple on Tuesday confirmed what various reports suggested in preceding days, launching its biggest iPhones yet in the biggest smartphone market in the world. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will start selling in China on October 17, both in local Apple retail stores and from the country’s main mobile operators. Just like in other markets, buyers will be able to preorder their chosen iPhone 6 model a week in advanced (on October 10), and reserve the device for in-store pick-up beginning with October 14. FROM EARLIER: The next big step for Apple’s iPhone 6 Apple’s iPhone 6 launch was a complete success for the company even it wasn’t able to launch the handsets in China during the first
- Hong Kong protests: Live Report
- iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus vs. iPhone 5s: The definitive camera showdown
Apple’s industry-leading iPhones are known for several things. Stunning designs and simple but powerful software are both somewhere near the top of the list, but the iPhone line also just so happens to represent some of the most widely used cameras on the planet. While other smartphone makers have long since passed Apple’s iPhones when it comes to megapixel counts, the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus still arguably represent the most impressive smartphone cameras in the world. But are the cameras in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus really that much better than the one in Apple’s previous-generation iPhone 5s? DON’T MISS: iPhone 6 review CNET’s Joshua Goldman and Scott Stein set out to answer that very question by
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- Garry Kasparov: Putin is 'the most dangerous man' in the world and a bigger threat to the U.S. than the …
Arguably the world's best chess player ever, Garry Kasparov is on a new mission. He hopes to convince the world that the biggest threat to global unrest is not the Islamic State, al-Qaida or North Korea. Instead it is Vladimir Putin, Russia's president from 2000 to 2008 and then again from 2012 to today.