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Hong Kongers defy Beijing to vote in democracy referendum

Hong Kong citizens cast their ballots in an unofficial referendum on democratic reform, with booths opening across the territory after an online poll that has enraged Beijing and drawn nearly 600,000 votes since it opened online. Duration: 00:58 Jun 22, 2014
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Iraqis seek shelter from battles and privation

On a dusty patch of land off a highway in northern Iraq, just outside the border with Iraq's autonomous three-province Kurdish region, hundreds of Iraqi refugees took shelter, fleeing in front of the Sunni militants. Duration: 00:57 Jun 22, 2014
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Sao Paulo slum throws down World Cup gauntlet

Youngsters from a slum on the outskirts of Sao Paulo's Guarulhos airport have thrown down a World Cup gauntlet: they have challenged the competition winners to play a match against them. Duration: 01:31 Jun 22, 2014
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Politicos react as BJP ally Shiv Sena wants rail fare hike roll back

New Delhi, June 22 (ANI): Politicos on Sunday reacted over BJP ally Shiv Sena’s demand of a roll-back of the hike or a reduction in quantum of hike. The 14.2 per cent hike will pinch the pockets of the 70 lakh commuters of suburban railways in Mumbai. The average Mumbaikar will have to pay almost double for season pass tickets. Jun 22, 2014
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Huge arms recovered from Maoist-affected area in Jharkhand

Lohardaga, June 22 (ANI): Provincial police of Jharkhand state in a joint operation with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunitions in Maoist-affected Lohardaga district of the state. During the operation, the police recovered 125 serial bombs, which were defused, three pressure cooker bombs, 100 metres codex wire and 23 grenades. Sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) SA Rijvi said the operations have been on for four days and thus far they have succeeded in their mission. The joint operation is also scheduled to take place in a few other villages in this area. Jun 22, 2014
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CPMT exam cancelled in UP after paper leak

Lucknow, June 22 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh Combined Pre-Medical test (CPMT) exam was cancelled on Sunday after the examination paper for entrance to medical colleges in the state was found to have been leaked in Ghaziabad. The case came to light after the officials found tampering with the boxes in which the examination papers were kept in Allahabad Bank and State Bank of India. The District Magistrate reached the spot to examine the boxes and then informed the administration after which orders were issued to cancel the examination. Over one lakh student were due to appear for the exam which will now be held on July 20. Jun 22, 2014
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Inadequate rainfall irks farmers in Aurangabad

Aurangabad, June 22 (ANI): Lack of rainfall in Aurangabad worried farmers, who fear drought like situation. Farmers of Marathawada region in Aurangabad have been experiencing difficult times since past three years as they have witnessed extreme drought, untimely rain and hail storm. In the current situation, farmers are upset due to inadequate rainfall. President of Farmer Association of Marathawada, Jayaji Suryavanshi, said hopes after initial rainfall were diminished as now there is no sign of monsoon. Jun 22, 2014
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Indian government may launch special channel for children

Mumbai, June 21 (ANI): Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said that the Indian government might launch a channel specially for children. Javadekar said that the decision would be taken within a couple of months. He added that government's objective is to take quality documentary, children and feature films to people. Javadekar met the officials of state-run film division and other media related bodies for the meeting. Jun 21, 2014
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BJP says govt's top priority safe return of Indians from Iraq

New Delhi/ Navsari/ Hoshiarpur, June 21 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said primary concern of the government was safe return of stranded and abducted Indians in Iraq as families prayed for their security in the war zone. Meanwhile, CPI leader Atul Anjan asked the central government to send a special plane to Baghdad to airlift stranded citizens. Chief of Mission of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)-Delhi, Dominik Bartsch, said it would have big impact in the region, as refugees would stream out. Jun 21, 2014
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Leaders pay tribute to Late Gopinath Munde at Prayer Meeting

Mumbai, June 21 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday paid tribute to BJP leader late Gopinath Munde who lost his life on June 03 in a road accident. A prayer meeting was held in Mumbai where Home Minister Rajnath Singh also paid tribute to Munde along with other leaders. Singh said that the real tribute to Munde would be not to leave any poor, dalit or backward classes behind. Jun 21, 2014