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Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai, a 15-year-old Pakistani women's rights activist, was shot by Taliban gunmen on Oct. 9 while returning home from school—a place the Taliban have, at times, banned girls from attending. (Queen Elizabeth Hospital/AP Photo)

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.