2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
The standout news & pop obsessions gleaned from your search habits
Year in Review 2012: Obsessions
Here are the top 10 obsessions that, as ranked by their search volume and percentage spike compared with 2011 on Yahoo!.
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___ Why the bond market is more fragile than you think A bottleneck is building in the global market for bonds. Main Street investors have poured a trillion dollars into bonds since the financial crisis, ...
- Turkey, frustrated with West, clings to fading vision for the Middle East
By Jonny Hogg and Nick Tattersall ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Frustrated by Western failure to heed his advice in Syria and Iraq and still smarting over the collapse of the Muslim Brotherhood, Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu makes no apology for a foreign policy that has left his country isolated. His dream of a Middle East with political Islam, the Muslim Brotherhood and Turkey at its heart seems to be fading as chaos in Syria and Iraq threatens its borders and diplomatic ties with Egypt, the Arab world's most populous nation, remain broken. ...
- Thousands swarm HK leader's office as calls grow to quit
- Police chief: Officer's comments 'unacceptable'
- Kidnapped Texas girl found in Mexico after 12-year search: police
By Tony C. Dreibus AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A Texas girl kidnapped 12 years ago at the age of four and taken to Mexico by her mother has been found, law enforcement officials said on Wednesday. Sabrina Allen was taken from Austin, Texas, in April 2002 by Dara Llorens, who was divorced from Allen's father, according to the Austin Police Department. Llorens and the child assumed new identities and moved frequently to evade capture, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which assisted in the hunt for the girl. ...
- US hunts contacts of seriously ill Ebola patient
- Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat
- Dallas man arrested after ill-fated casket prank
DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas man suspected of stealing a casket to play a prank on his sister by making her think he had dug up their dead father was arrested after she called police, police said on Tuesday. Once Dallas police received the call from the sister who was concerned about what her brother had brought home, they linked the incident to a report of an assailant stealing an empty casket out of a hearse parked in the lot of Hughes Crown Hill Funeral Home, they said. ...