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Tibet NGO prompts BRICS leaders to discuss Tibet-China issues

Dharamsala, July 16 (ANI): A group of Tibetan non-governmental organization, the International Tibet Support Network (ITSN) in Dharamsala prompted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BRICS leaders to discuss the Tibetan issue with Chinese President Xi Jinping. On the sidelines of BRICS summit at Fortaleza in Brazil, Modi met Xi on Tuesday, as they discussed the unresolved border issue and highlighted the need to address the trade deficit. The sixth summit of the BRICS, which consists of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, will be held in Brazil till July 16. Spokesperson of ITSN, Lobsang Tseten, said their primary aim is to urge the leaders and seek their help to resolve the ongoing crisis in Tibet. China has ruled Tibet since 1950, when Communist troops marched in and announced its "peaceful liberation". Tibetans feel their intensely Buddhist culture is at risk of annihilation by Beijing's political and economic domination and the migration of majority Han Chinese into the Himalayan region. Jul 16, 2014
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Israel resumes airstrikes as ceasefire fails

Kolkata/ Srinagar/ Gaza, July 16 (ANI): Israel resumed airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, six hours after agreeing to an Egyptian-proposed truce that failed to halt Hamas rocket attacks. For the first time in more than a week of fighting, an Israeli civilian was killed by a rocket fired from the Gaza strip. Hamas has claimed responsibility for launching the short-range rocket. The Israeli military says around 80 rockets have been fired at Israel since the Hamas armed wing rejected a ceasefire just hours ago. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that they'll intensify their offensive. The continuous killings have claimed more than 200 lives in the ongoing offensive. Meanwhile, Muslims across India staged a massive protest against the killing of innocent Palestine Muslims by the Israel military forces in Gaza. Members of Human Rights Protection Association (HRPA) organised a protest in front of Gandhi statue in Kolkata against the Gaza assault. In Kashmir, hundreds of slogan-shouting students from various educational institutions staged a protest in summer capital, Srinagar, to express solidarity. Jul 16, 2014
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PM Narendra Modi at BRICS Summit

Brazil, July 16 (ANI): Addressing the BRICS summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched for "zero tolerance" against terrorism and said the "choices" they make now will shape the future of the world at large. He said that coming from the land where idea of the 'whole world being one family' is rooted in our ethos- Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, he advocates global unity in combating major challenges. PM Modi also talked about many other reform policies for the development of BRICS nations and world at large. Jul 16, 2014
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Shakti Mill gangrape case: JJB convicts two minors, sends them to correction homes

Mumbai, July 16 (ANI): The juvenile justice board (JJB) convicted two minors for the gang rape of a photojournalist and a telephone operator in Mumbai and sent them to a reform centre for three years. Both the gang rapes took place inside Shakti Mills compound which is abandoned textile mill. Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam, confirmed the judgment of the Juvenile Justice Board in Mumbai. Three other accused, Vijay Jadhav, Kasim Bengali and Mohammed Salim Ansari, were sentenced to death on April 04 this year for the two gang-rapes in Mumbai. Jul 16, 2014
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Turkey PM accuses Israel of 'state terrorism' over Gaza

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday stepped up his rhetoric against Israel over its deadly air offensive on Gaza, accusing the Jewish state of committing "state terrorism" against the Palestinians. Duration: 00:49 Jul 16, 2014