Instagram 2012 photo documentary captures the year in pictures

The year in Instagram: Photo-sharing website collects Top 10 images that capture the events of 2012 from freak weather to momentous politics | UPDATED: 09:45 GMT, 27 December 2012 From Great Britain to the United States, to Argentina to the Middle East, 2012 was undeniably a big year. And as one photo-sharing website will show, so was it for the people's ability to instantly share their experiences. Celebrating the year's highlights, website Instagram has released this photo compilation of some of the world's top 10 biggest events captured by none other than their now more than 100 million users.

"Don"t mention my friendship with Tony Blair"! Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales bans discussion of former PM in new controversy over…

'Don't mention my friendship with Tony Blair'! Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales bans discussion of former PM in new controversy over Kazakh linksWikimedia Foundation works with Kazakh government-linked foundation on their own version of the siteThe regime was this month accused of 'growing crackdown on free speech' by Human Rights WatchMr Wales also questioned about links with Blair, who attended his wedding and with whom he has holidayed | UPDATED: 13:55 GMT, 24 December 2012 Censorship: Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, shut down a discussion of his links to Tony Blair and Kazakhstan on his Talk Page on the website Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales has censored critics from his page on the website after they questioned his friendship with Tony Blair and work with the authoritarian Kazakh regime. Mr Wales shut down a discussion about the links on his Talk Page and said criticism of his relationship with the former PM and his work with Kazakhstan had become 'absurd'.

Give us an EU referendum before 2015 election, urges Boris Johnson as he says it would not be the end of the world if Britain left

Give us an EU referendum before 2015 election, urges Boris as he says it would not be ‘the end of the world’ if Britain leftLondon Mayor says public pressure on referendum has become unstoppableHe has acknowledged is unlikely to see one before 2015Three opinion polls have revealed UKIP as the country's third political party | UPDATED: 01:34 GMT, 17 December 2012 Boris Johnson yesterday called for a referendum on Europe before the 2015 election – and said it would not be ‘the end of the world’ for Britain to leave. The London Mayor insisted that he would like Britain to remain within a common market-style European Union, if David Cameron can negotiate a deal that sees us freed from costly employment regulations and wasteful initiative like the Common Agricultural Policy. But he said public pressure for a referendum on Europe – including the question of Britain’s membership of the EU – had become unstoppable.

Women with careers "twice as likely" to be victims of domestic abuse as they "threaten men"s authority and power"

Women with careers 'twice as likely' to be victims of domestic abuse as they 'threaten men's authority and power' | UPDATED: 09:52 GMT, 1 December 2012 Trouble at home: the study found that women who go out to work were more likely to report having faced abuse from their partner Women who work are more likely to be abused by male partners than women who don't, a study has found. New research carried out in the US has found that domestic violence is more than twice as likely to happen in homes where both partners have jobs

UKIP is now the "second party of the North" Farage declares as panicked Tories hire new guru who warns northern voters feel…

UKIP is now the 'second party of the North': Farage declare victory as panicked Tories hire new guru who warns northern voters feel 'ignored' UKIP come second in Rotherham with Lib Dems humiliated in EIGHTH suffering their worst by-election result since 1945 Labour hold safe seat, along with Middlesborough and Croydon North tooChancellor George Osborne hires think tank boss Neil O'Brien as a special advisor, days after writing that the Tories had abandoned the NorthUKIP leader Nigel Farage says only his party is confronting issues like immigration | UPDATED: 18:49 GMT, 30 November 2012 The UK Independence Party is now the main challenger to Labour in the North of England, leader Nigel Farage declared after his party surged in three by-elections.

Eight Tories "in talks to defect to UKIP" as two parties go to war over electoral pact

Eight Tories 'in secret lunch plot to defect to UKIP' as two parties go to war over electoral pact UKIP treasurer Stuart Wheeler reveals talks to persuade Conservatives to switch partiesTory chairman Grant Shapps moved to kill off vice-chairman Michael Fabricant's idea of pactUKIP leader Nigel Farage says his party is at war with Tories and will not consider a deal unless David Cameron is sacked as leader Mr Fabricant says there are racists in all political parties, including Conservatives Survey finds 54% of Brits want to leave the EU | UPDATED: 09:17 GMT, 27 November 2012 UKIP treasurer Stuart Wheeler said he had held 'secret lunches' with Tory MPs to discuss switching parties Eight Tory MPs are in talks about defecting to the UK Independence Party, its millionaire treasurer has claimed.

Salmond wants separate press regulation for Scotland, whatever Westminster chooses after Leveson Inquiry

Alex Salmond proposes separate Press regulation for Scotland regardless of Westminster’s decision over Leveson’s reportScotland's first minister wants to mirror Irish system whatever MPs chooseHe would like an independent ombudsman and a Scottish press councilLord Justice Leveson to publish report on press standards tomorrow | UPDATED: 15:13 GMT, 28 November 2012 Change: Alex has preempted the Leveson report and said he wants a different system of press regulation to the rest of the UK Scottish first minister Alex Salmond wants a separate system of press regulation to the rest of the UK irrespective of what MPs at Westminster choose to introduce after the Leveson Inquiry. The SNP leader plans to ape Ireland's model and install an independent ombudsman and a press council to deal with complaints about newspapers. Broadcasting regulation is controlled and decided by Westminster but the powers of holding the press to account was devolved to Holyrood