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1 House owner prepares to move in for Christmas

Liverpool's Homes for a Pound scheme is designed to get first-time buyers onto the property ladder and breathe new life into rundown areas. Just a few weeks before Christmas the first member is preparing to move into his new home. Dec 19, 2014
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A tough Christmas in Russia as currency slumps

The ruble has over 50 percent of its value since the beginning of the year because of EU and US sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, combined with falling oil prices. Dec 20, 2014
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BJP MLA suspended from party for using abusive language: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, Dec 19 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday that the BJP MLA from Rajasthan Prahlad Gunjal has been suspended from the party for using abusive language against a medical officer over phone. Naidu said that Gunjal has been asked to give clarification over the matter. Gunjal has resigned from his post and Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje has also asked for a report on the incident. Dec 19, 2014
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ISIS Twitter handler says I'm soldier and I have no regrets, politicos condemn

New Delhi, Dec 19 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday condemned the remarks of Islamic State's Twitter account handler Mehdi Masroor Biswas. Biswas had said that he is a soldier and he has no regrets for whatever he did. Politicos said that the government should take strict action against him as his activities are against the country. Dec 19, 2014
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Sierra Leone bikers spead the message to fight Ebola

More than 100 motorcyclists hit the road to spread awareness messages about Ebola. Nearly 7,000 people have now died from the virus, almost all of them in west Africa, according to the World Health Organization. Dec 19, 2014
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Researchers test Colombian village with high Alzheimer's rates

In Yarumal, a village in N. Colombia, Alzheimer's has ravaged a disproportionately large number of families. A genetic "curse" that may pave the way for research on how to treat the disease that claims a new victim every four seconds. Dec 19, 2014
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Ashok Khemka on pages of Robert Vadra-DLF files missing

Kolkata, Dec 19 (ANI): IAS officer Ashok Khemka who had over two years back cancelled mutation of the land deal between Robert Vadra's company and DLF, on Friday said that he was charge sheeted on the basis of the committee's report which was constituted by the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government to probe the matter. He added that the committee was constituted with prime objective to give a clean chit to Vadra's licensing transaction. He further stated that when he gave an application to State Information Commission to provide the relevant notings to him, he was informed that the notings have been detached from the file. Dec 19, 2014
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14-month-old boy dies after falling into borewell in Madhya Pradesh

Chhatarpur, Dec 19 (ANI): A 14-month-old boy, who got trapped after accidentally falling into a 100-feet deep borewell in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh, was found dead after the end of the 36-hour massive operation on Thursday. The boy fell into the borewell on Wednesday at 8.50 pm. The borewell had been left open. The army joined the rescue operation initiated by the district administration. However, the child could not be saved. Police identified the child as Krishna, who was the only child of his parents. He was left alone near the borewell while her aunt went to the adjacent farmland to fetch vegetables. The woman heard her nephew crying in the pit dug for the borewell. She informed other family members and villagers who in turn informed the police. Four JCB machines were also pressed into service to rescue the child. A team of doctors was also rushed to the spot to help provide oxygen to the child through a pipe, said police. A parallel large hole was dug, but it was found that the path towards the borewell was full of stones severely affecting the rescue operations. Dec 19, 2014
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Cold wave continues to sweep northern India

New Delhi/Amritsar /Kanpur, Dec 19 (ANI): People in north India are grappling with the chilling cold with foggy weather paralyzing normal life over the past few days. The dip in mercury due to snowfall in the upper reaches has impacted northern states such as Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. The cold wave has also forced people to stay indoors and keep themselves warm with bonfire. Dense fog was seen on Friday morning in New Delhi and Amritsar, making life difficult for the people. The cold is intensifying in the region as the temperature in the hilly areas has dipped into minus. Places like Kufri, Manali, Kullu and other tourist spots are witnessing minus temperatures for the last few days. The sub-zero level of temperature has led to freezing of water in the pipes in Shimla. Meanwhile, poor people in Kanpur alleged apathy by the administration which they say has failed to provide them facilities. Dec 19, 2014