2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Year in Review 2012: Top News Stories
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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- Chinese warships in first call at an Iran port
- 'Maze Runner' races past 'Tombstones' with $32.5 M
- High School Football Player Gives Inspiring Postgame Interview
It's no secret that some professional football stars haven't exactly behaved like great role models recently, so it's refreshing to meet a young player who seems to be heading in the right direction. Apollos Hester is a wide receiver on the East View High School football team in Georgetown, Texas, where they take football pretty seriously. Hester's team was able to win Friday's game with an amazing comeback (the score was 42-41).
- Take a Good Look at This Rare Malayan Tiger—It May Be One of Your Last
Malaysia's tigers have all but disappeared, and poachers from nearby countries have pushed them to the brink of extinction, according to a new report.
- Muslim youths counter Islamic State with #NotInMyName Twitter campaign
Muslim youths around the globe have been using #NotInMyName on Twitter and other social media sites the past few days to denounce the well-publicized atrocities of Islamic State.
- Scoffs and hopes as Khodorkovsky eyes Kremlin
- Radwanska crashes, Sharapova through in Wuhan
- U.S., Arab partners launch first strikes on IS in Syria
By Phil Stewart and Missy Ryan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and several Gulf Arab allies launched air and missile strikes on Islamic State strongholds in Syria on Tuesday, U.S. officials said, opening a new, far more complicated front in the battle against the militants. "I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against (Islamic State) terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles," Rear Admiral John Kirby, Pentagon press secretary, said in a statement. ...