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Iraq transfers $500 million to Kurds in budget deal

The Iraqi government transferred $500 million to the autonomous Kurdish region on Wednesday as part of a deal aimed at ending long-running oil and budget disputes, the finance minister said. Duration: 00:49 Nov 19, 2014
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Finance minister Arun Jaitley meets US envoy to bolster ties

New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met U.S. Embassy Chargé D'affaires Ambassador Kathleen Stephens in New Delhi on Wednesday in a bid to boost bilateral ties. Stephens leads the U.S. mission of bolstering strategic partnership between both countries and looks forward to work closely with the new Indian government. Earlier, on his US visit Prime Minister Narendra Modi told nearly a dozen American company chiefs that he is committed to liberalizing his country's economy. Ambassador Stephens assumed charge of the U.S. Mission in India in June 2014 following the resignation of her predecessor Nancy J Powell. Nov 19, 2014
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US Senate rejects Keystone pipeline by one vote

The US Senate on Tuesday narrowly rejected a bill that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to bring crude oil to Gulf coast refineries from Canada's controversial tar sands. Duration: 00:40 Nov 19, 2014
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Haryana Police arrests Rampal's brother from Satlok Ashram

Barwala, Nov 19 (ANI): Haryana Police on Wednesday arrested Rampal's brother Purshottam Das from Satlok Ashram. According to the media reports, Das has been taken by the police for interrogation. He was arrested while he was reportedly trying to flee from the ashram. Earlier in the day, dead bodies of four women were recovered from Rampal's ashram and sent to hospital for postmortem. Rampal's supporters had opened fire on police personnel on Tuesday as they moved ahead to arrest him from his ashram in Hisar. Since then, tension has been escalating in Barwala, where the Satlok Ashram is located. His supporters have repeatedly been warning authorities against trying to arrest him. Nov 19, 2014
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Sushma Swaraj meets Palestinian delegation in New Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday held talks with the Special Envoy of President of the state of Palestine, Dr. Nabil Shaath in New Delhi. Swaraj in July asserted in parliament that India's policy on Palestine issue would remain unchanged. She refused to take sides over the Gaza conflict as she said Israel and Palestine should have peace talks. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government in July had voted in favour of a UN resolution to launch an inquiry into Israel's alleged war crimes in Gaza. Nov 19, 2014
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Cricketers participate in govt's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan'

Ghaziabad/ New Delhi/ Rajkot, Nov 19 (ANI): Indian cricketers Suresh Raina and Sikhar Dhawan participated in the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' on Wednesday. Raina wielded the broom in Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh with residents and children. Meanwhile Dhawan took up the broom in New Delhi and said that cleanliness was extremely important and people's thinking should change. Meanwhile, speaking at an event, Bollywood singer, Shaan said that the best part about this campaign was that people could work together. Nov 19, 2014
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Muslim-majority Indonesia's capital gets Christian leader

A Christian is inaugurated as governor of the Indonesian capital for the first time in 50 years, despite weeks of protests from Islamic hardliners in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country. Duration: 00:36 Nov 19, 2014
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Villagers offer food to police, media personnel outside fortified hermitage of Rampal

Hisar, Nov 19 (ANI): Residents of Hisar in Haryana offered food to police and media personnel positioned outside the fortified hermitage of self-styled godman Rampal, who is wanted on murder charges, on Wednesday. Residents said that after seeing the situation where police and media persons have been injured, they decided to offer help. Media persons were attacked by police during clashes with the Rampal's supporters on Tuesday (November 18). The incident occurred after followers of Rampal opened fire at police personnel standing on guard outside the hermitage, thus forcing police to resort to baton charge and firing, leaving many injured and two police personnel getting shot. Nov 19, 2014
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Suu Kyi party admits cannot win fight to change constitution

Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party admits it cannot win its fight to change a constitution that bars her from Myanmar's presidency, following a parliamentary decision to postpone amendments until after 2015 elections. Duration: 00:37 Nov 19, 2014
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Asylum seekers in Sicily help boost local economy

Thousands of asylum seekers in recession-hit Sicily are helping boost the local economy, with hotel owners transforming pool-side residences into immigrant centres. Duration: 02:28 Nov 19, 2014
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'Wherever there has been lapse on part of Govt, we'll take corrective proceedings'

Mumbai, Nov 19 (ANI): The Bombay high court on Wednesday rejected the CBI plea seeking to delete the name of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan from the list of accused in the Adarsh Society Scam case. The HC stated that it is for the trial court to decide who to prosecute in the case. Reacting on the development Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said wherever there has been lapse on part of the state government, the new government would take corrective measures. Nov 19, 2014
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Congress releases manifesto for polls in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Nov 19 (ANI): Congress released its manifesto for the upcoming Assembly Elections in Jharkhand on Wednesday. The five-phased state assembly polls in Jharkhand will begin from November 25 and end on December 20. The results would be announced on December 23. Congress unit of Jharkhand Chairman Subodh Kant Sahay addressed the media persons in Ranchi after releasing the manifesto. Sahay said if Congress is voted to power, loans of farmers will be waived off. Sahay further said medical insurance worth Rs 30,000 will be offered to people at nominal costs. One of the highlights of the Congress manifesto was party's promise to engage in dialogue with Maoists. Nov 19, 2014
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Politicos react on PM Modi's Australia visit after two nations sign deals

New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): Politicos praised Prime Ministers Narendra Modi's Australia visit as outstanding, as both the counties signed deals which will benefit them in the future. BJP leader Nalin Kohli on Wednesday said that Modi is building relations which countries that will help in development of India the most. Meanwhile, Congress leader Manish Tiwari said that there is nothing substantial coming out of Australia visit. Nov 19, 2014
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Media persons condemn attack by police at Rampal's hermitage

New Delhi/Hisar, Nov 19 (ANI): Media persons condemned the assault on them on Wednesday after some media persons were attacked by police during clashes with the Rampal's supporters on Tuesday. The incident occurred after followers of Rampal opened fire at police personnel standing on guard outside the hermitage, thus forcing police to resort to baton charge and firing, leaving many injured and two police personnel getting shot. Journalist Prashant Gupta said that the attack on media persons have scared the camerapersons and reporters. Another journalist, Ashok Singhal, said security has been tightened in the area and the police are preventing media from entering the area. Nov 19, 2014