Stuff top 10: 10 - 16 December 2012

Last updated 10:46 17/12/2012
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Cyclone Evan left thousands of Samoans homeless over the weekend as the island nation of Fiji also braced for the storm. Lindsey Parietti reports.

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SHOOTING SUSPECT: Alleged Sandy Hook Elementary shooter Adam Lanza is seen in this 2005 photo.
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ON AIR: Anna Guy at work during the More FM breakfast show.

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Stuff's most-read stories last week ranged from Connecticut's shooting tragedy and a man who fell from the sky in London, to Anna Guy's upcoming TV career.

1. School massacre 'evil'

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/8084565/28-dead-in-Connecticut-school-shooting

The man suspected of killing over 20 people at a US school was an honours student who lived in a prosperous neighbourhood with his mother.

2. Radio pranksters 'shattered' by nurse's death

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/8057945/Radio-pranksters-shattered-by-nurses-death

Australian radio hosts Mel Greig and Michael Christian have spoken of being "shattered, gutted, heartbroken" by the death of a nurse they spoke to during the royal prank phone call.

3. Carlos cracks McCracken at Fight for Life

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/8085674/Fight-for-Life-Spencer-cracks-McCracken

Former Kiwis captain Jarrod McCracken might have landed the opening blow, but from then on he wanted nothing to do with Carlos Spencer.

4. Son who raped mother has appeal dismissed

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/8073573/Son-who-raped-mother-has-appeal-dismissed

A man who raped his biological mother after he tracked her down has failed to overturn his conviction.

5. Man who fell from sky changes neighbourhood

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/8061633/Man-who-fell-from-sky-changes-neighbourhood

The suburban stillness of the comfortable, two-storey homes in west London's Mortlake neighbourhood is broken only by the roar of jets thundering overhead on the final approach to Heathrow Airport.

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6. Mother of bride and friend drown in Rarotonga

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/south-pacific/8075739/Mother-of-bride-and-friend-drown-in-Rarotonga

The mother of a Kiwi bride and a family friend who tried to save her have drowned in Rarotonga, the day before the wedding.

7. Ex-All Black bailed on wounding charge

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/8072714/Ex-All-Black-bailed-on-wounding-charge

Former All Black Bryce Robins handed himself in after hearing he was wanted in connection with an assault outside his Eltham tavern, the New Plymouth District Court has heard.

8. Anna Guy makes leap to TV

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv/8068784/Anna-Guy-makes-leap-to-TV

Anna Guy looks set to leap from her intern's role at a Manawatu radio station to TV3's flagship current affairs show, giving a series of first-person news reports on her life.

9. Apia slammed as cyclone hits Samoa

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/south-pacific/8074476/Apia-slammed-as-cyclone-hits-Samoa

Two children are believed to be the first fatalities of a savage cyclone that has hit Samoa.

10. Hobbit breaks Tolkien lover's heart

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/film/8058456/Hobbit-breaks-Tolkien-lovers-heart

Critics have started weighing in on The Hobbit, with the length and look of the film in full-focus. 

- Stuff

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