2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Year in Review 2012: Obsessions
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- Islamic State creates police force in northwest Iraq
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's northwest Nineveh province have created a police force to "implement the orders of the religious judiciary," according to a well-known militant Islamist website. Photos on the website showed armed men in black clothing with "Islamic Police Nineveh State” printed on the arm. The police forces were in freshly painted police cars and one photo showed militiamen on a river boat. It was not clear when the photos were posted or when the police force was established. ...
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- Apple's iPhone 6 Plus includes chips from Qualcomm, Skyworks: iFixit
By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple's iPhone 6 Plus uses chips from Qualcomm , Skyworks Solutions , Avago Technologies and other companies, according to gadget repair firm iFixit, which pried one of the devices open in Melbourne early on Friday. Apple said it received a record 4 million first-day pre-orders for the new phones, double the number for the iPhone 5 two years ago, underscoring investors' expectations the new handset will maintain the Silicon Valley company's stellar growth. The company is releasing a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. ...
- Water scarce for thousands in Mexico's Los Cabos as new storm looms
By German Medrano SAN JOSE DEL CABO (Reuters) - Thousands of tourists were stranded in the storm-battered Mexican Pacific resort of Los Cabos on Thursday, with water in short supply and looted stores sitting empty as a new hurricane threatened to buffet the popular tourist hub. Odile churned into the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula on Sunday as a Category 3 hurricane, wreaking havoc on a scenic area popular with U.S sun seekers that has rarely witnessed such devastation. Two people died after trying to cross a flooded stream in the area of Santa Rosalia, officials said. ...
- Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State cross border into Turkey
By Seyhmus Cakan DIKMETAS Turkey (Reuters) - Several thousand Syrian Kurds began crossing into Turkey on Friday fleeing Islamic State fighters who advanced into their villages, prompting warnings of massacres from Kurdish leaders. Islamic State (IS) fighters have seized villages in northern Syria over the past two days and are besieging the mainly Kurdish town of Ayn al-Arab, known as Kobani in Kurdish, on the Turkish border. ...