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Obama approves drone surveillance over ISIS in Syria

New Delhi, Aug 26 (ANI): United States President Barack Obama has reportedly authorized the use of drones for surveillance in Syria despite President Bashar al-Assad demanding that the U.S. seek permission before launching any air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants within its territory. According to reports, the Pentagon is sending in manned and unmanned reconnaissance flights over Syria, a precursor to potential airstrikes there. The decision is the first intrusive action by the nation in Syria since the civil war began. Aug 26, 2014
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Iraqi PM: 'No place for armed groups outside state'

There is no place for weapons or armed groups outside Iraqi state control, premier-designate Haidar al-Abadi said Monday, after suspected Shiite militiamen killed 70 worshippers at a Sunni mosque. Duration: 00:28 Aug 26, 2014
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DR Congo confirms its first two cases of Ebola

The Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday confirmed its first two cases this year of Ebola but claimed they were unrelated to the epidemic ravaging West Africa. Duration: 00:45 Aug 26, 2014
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Netanyahu: Gaza operation to last as long as it takes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that his Gaza offensive would continue as long as necessary, a day after an Egyptian call for a ceasefire and new truce talks. Duration: 01:10 Aug 26, 2014
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Mumbai's Nariman House reopens six years after 26/11

Mumbai, Aug 26 (ANI): The Chabad House centre in downtown Colaba, better known as Nariman House, opened on Tuesday, nearly six years after the 26/11 tragedy. The fully renovated six-storeyed Nariman House saw a special gathering of 25 Rabbis representing the Jewish community from all over Asia. The top two floors of the building house a memorial dedicated to the victims of the attack. The bullet marks have been left intact on the walls, keeping the memories of the attack alive. During the attacks, six occupants of the Nariman House including Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife were killed. The couple's son, 2-year-old Moshe, was saved by his Indian nanny. Aug 26, 2014
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Torrential rains trigger flood like situation in West Bengal

Siliguri, Aug 26 (ANI): Torrential rains triggered flood-like situation in Siliguri town under Darjeeling district of West Bengal on Tuesday. Normal life was disrupted as Siliguri received 150mm rainfall in the past 24 hours. Some areas remained waterlogged after the lashing rains. The affected residents blocked the highway for several hours to protest against the establishment for not taking stalk of situation in water logged areas. An affected resident, Umesh Sharma said the situation is pathetic, as their lives have come to a standstill and the state authorities have still not taken any action. Aug 26, 2014
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Thai king endorses coup leader as prime minister

Thailand's coup leader is formally endorsed as prime minister by the nation's revered king, in a step towards forming a government to oversee sweeping reforms in the politically turbulent kingdom. Duration: 01:04 Aug 26, 2014
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French Minister Royal refuses to comment on govt. crisis

The French President's former partner and Ecology Minister Segolene Royal, refuses to be drawn into commenting on France's fresh political crisis, after Hollande told his prime minister to form a new government. Duration: 00:33 Aug 26, 2014
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Activists, churchmen gather in Philippine protest

Thousands of people including activists and clergy gather at the Philippine capital's main park in a rally to denounce the 'pork barrel' system which they blame for spreading corruption. Duration: 00:32 Aug 26, 2014