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Ukrainians react after Kiev resumes attack on rebels

Kiev residents expressed their support Tuesday for the Ukrainian government_s ferocious assault against pro-Russian separatist insurgents after rejecting European attempts to save a tenuous 10-day truce. Duration: 00:34 Jul 2, 2014
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Iranian deputy FM: not sending troops to Iraq

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian gives a press conference in Moscow after talks on the situation in Iraq where jihadists seized vast territories. Duration: 00:31 Jul 2, 2014
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Pistorius_s longtime manager testifies at the trial

On day 35 of the murder trial of South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, the athlete_s longtime manager Pete Van Zyl described Pistorius as having a _heightened sense of awareness_ and being fearful of crime but rarely aggressive. Jul 2, 2014
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European rights court upholds French burqa ban

The European Court of Human Rights upheld on Tuesday France_s controversial burqa ban, rejecting arguments that outlawing full-face veils breaches religious freedom. Duration: 01:29 Jul 2, 2014
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Football-crazed Iraqis watch World Cup despite danger

"Football brings us together," says Raad, who visits the cafe every day with his friends to watch the matches. This year's World Cup comes during an unprecedented decline in security within Iraq. Duration: 00:56 Jul 1, 2014
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South Africa workers strike over pay

Nearly a quarter of a million members of South Africa's largest union downed tools Tuesday in a dispute over pay, beginning an indefinite strike that threatens to bring the engineering sector to a halt. Duration: 00:49 Jul 1, 2014
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Singapore Foreign Minister meets Indian counterpart in New Delhi

New Delhi, July 01 (ANI): Singapore's Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam, who is on a five-day visit to India to strengthen bilateral cooperation, met his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on Tuesday. The minister is also expected to call on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to chalk out ways to reaffirm mutual cooperation between the two Asian countries. He will hold diplomatic talks with India's Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as well. Jul 1, 2014
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Politicos head to MP assembly on bullock cart to protest against price hike

Bhopal, July 1 (ANI): Congress leaders in Bhopal arrived in bullcok carts and horse carts for the assembly session to show their resentment against price hike on Tuesday. India's state-run oil companies on Monday hiked price of petrol by rupees 1.69 per litre and diesel 0.50 paise per litre as ruling BJP hinted at less import due to crisis in Iraq. With the budget session of Parliament beginning from July 07, the ruling BJP is being severely criticised across the nation for its decision to increase the prices of essential commodities. Ahead of his maiden budget this month, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is grappling with a food inflation scare, and now faces the risk that higher oil prices could swell the government's subsidy bill. Jul 1, 2014
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France proposes 1 billion euro credit line for India projects

New Delhi/ Gurgaon, July 1 (ANI): France proposed to give India a one billion euro credit line to fund sustainable infrastructure and urban development projects, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Tuesday. The credit line would be available over three years and would be delivered through the French Development Agency, Fabius told reporters in New Delhi. India, which has said it needs $1 trillion of investment by 2017 to upgrade its creaking infrastructure, is keen to attract foreign development agencies and companies to help finance new roads, railways and cities. Jul 1, 2014
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Chennai building collapse death toll reaches 29, rescue operation intensifies

Chennai, July 1 (ANI): Rescuers on Tuesday intensified search operation and recovered a total of 29 bodies from the debris of an 11-storey under-construction building that collapsed in Chennai on Saturday. According to reports 26 persons have been taken out alive from the debris. Improved technologies like drones have been deployed for tracing the bodies of the trapped workers. On Sunday Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu had announced an ex-gratia of rupees 500,000 each to the family of workers from his province who were killed in the mishap. Jul 1, 2014
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Politicians take a jibe at Modi-led NDA govt over spiralling inflation

New Delhi/Chandigarh/Nagpur / Varanasi, July 01 (ANI): Politicians on Tuesday slammed the BJP-led government for price rise, which is adding to inflationary pressures that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government inherited when it came to power in May. After petrol and diesel, price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) was today hiked by Rs 16.50 per cylinder and that of jet fuel by over half-a-per cent after international oil prices surged due to the ongoing Iraq crisis. However, BJP leader and Environment Minister, Prakash Javadekar, assured that the government is working hard to control inflation. Jul 1, 2014