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Pop star Miley Cyrus, Toronto mayor Rob Ford top Yahoo Canada searches in 2013

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TORONTO - Yahoo Canada is out with its ninth annual list of top searches and twerking pop star Miley Cyrus tops the list for 2013 ahead of Toronto mayor Rob Ford.

Cyrus garnered attention at this year's MTV Video Music Awards for her provocative performance while Ford remains embroiled in a crack cocaine scandal.

Yahoo Canada says BlackBerry took the No. 3 spot in overall searches ahead of Kim Kardashian and the book ”Fifty Shades of Grey.”

As for the top news story searches on Yahoo Canada, the search engine says the murder of Hamilton, Ont., man Tim Bosma was No. 1 on the list in 2013.

The Boston Marathon explosions were second, the selection of a new pope was third, followed by the Cleveland kidnappings and the flooding in southern Alberta.

Yahoo Canada says the ongoing Senate spending scandal led all searches in the Economic and Political issues category ahead of the Liberal leadership race.

In searches for newsmakers, Yahoo Canada says most of the queries were for Pakistan schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, followed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Drug-related suspensions in Major League Baseball topped the sports-related searches on Yahoo Canada, with stories about gay athletes coming out in second place.

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