2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Year in Review 2012: International Affairs
Between exiled activists, embassy assaults, murderous wives, imprisoned punk bands, and abandoned Italian cruise ships, there was enough international intrigue in the news to fill 20 versions of "Skyfall." Here are 10 international news stories that generated the most searches on Yahoo! in 2012.
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- Stunning Look for Michelle Obama
'Tis the season to go glam. First Kate Middleton – known for wearing affordable, accessible brands on the red carpet turned up the wattage with a diamond tiara that also happened to be a royal heirloom last week —the first time she's worn one since she got married. Then, on Sunday night,Michelle Obama eschewed her shorts-wearing, J. Crew-loving, sensible first lady image and swept into the Hollywood-heavy 36th annual Kennedy Center Awards in a spotlight-stealing Grecian gown.
- Court Apologizes After Tossing Out Breastfeeding Mom
For women who choose to nurse their infants, sleepless nights might be just the beginning of resulting hardships, thanks to folks who think that breastfeeding belongs hidden behind closed doors. That’s the hard lesson new mom Danielle Gendron learned after being ushered out of a Connecticut courtroom by a judicial marshal for discreetly nursing her 3-month old son.
- Do Dogs Need Coats or Sweaters? Only 3 Types Do
Q. How do I know if my dog needs a sweater or coat this winter? A. I feel safe in saying that if you have a healthy, young Siberian Husky or Alaskan Malamute who's acclimated to the cold and has the glorious coat common in the Northern breeds, you likely won't have to invest in canine clothing for walks in the snow. In general, there are three kinds of dogs who benefit from the insulation provided by a sweater or coat, as well as the protection afforded by life as a pampered house pet: Though protection from the elements is the biggest reason to put clothes on dogs headed outside, it doesn't hurt to leave a sweater on these dogs inside if you're keeping the heat down to save energy and money.
- This is Why Deer Shouldn't Go Ice Skating
A lakeside resident saw the poor animals stuck on the ice and shared a photo of them on Facebook to help get the word out about their situation. James Kenison and his father Doug Kenison, owners of MedCity Hovercraft, a hovercraft tour and training company, knew they had the means to help the animals before it was too late.
- World's Most Expensive Wreath Can Be Yours for $4.6 Million
In case you aren't feeling broke like the rest of us during the holiday gift buying season, the luxury goods website is VeryFirstTo.com is offering the ultimate Christmas decoration: a jewel-studded wreath worth $4,645,800. One of the stones is a 17.49 carat Vivid Red ruby and another, a 3.03 carat Fancy Yellow diamond. More on Yahoo: House Decorated with Over 450,000 Christmas Lights (PHOTOS) Finnish floral designer Pasi Jokinen-Carter, who is the director of the Scandinavian style florist Unikon Flowers in London, designed the wreath.
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- Former Bachelor Ben Flajnik Would Make an Awesome Plus One for Kris Jenner at Kim Kardashian's Wedding! …
If Season 16's Bachelor and wine connoisseur Ben Flajnik (age 31) and the ultimate 'momager' Kris Jenner (age 58), are actually dating, we're preparing for an extraordinary reality TV mashup at Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's upcoming wedding. So the interesting dilemma of a beloved Bachelor finding love with a Hollywood socialite after the tear-inducing breakup is especially enticing.
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