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Pakistan halts cross-border bus service in Poonch

Poonch, Jan 21 (ANI): Indian authorities said that their counterparts in Pakistan had suspended cross-border bus service along the Line of Control (LOC) in disputed Kashmir region by not opening the border gates for the passage of vehicles. Reportedly, the suspension was in retaliation to the arrest of a Pakistan truck driver, who was detained by the Indian security forces while agedly trying to cross the border with 114 packets of brown sugar in Kaman post area of Kashmir on January 17. Passengers sitting inside the busses who had to return back to the Indian side were troubled due to this sudden halt of the bus service. Travellers said that such incident has hurt their sentiments and emotions. Jan 21, 2014
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HK police arrest employer of 'tortured' Indonesian maid

Police at Hong Kong airport arrest a woman who allegedly tortured two Indonesian domestic helpers, a day after thousands staged a march to call for better migrant worker rights in the city. Duration: 01:08 Jan 21, 2014
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Torture in Syria

A 23-year-old Syrian activist, who endured 15 months of torture and ill treatment in Syria's notorious prisons, recalls her ordeal from the safety of Turkey and vows to continue to try to help those still languishing in jails. Duration: 01:50 Jan 21, 2014
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East Timor takes Australia to top UN court over spying raid

East Timor has launched legal action against Australia at the UN's top court, alleging Australian intelligence officials illegally seized documents from a lawyer representing East Timor in a row over spying. Duration: 00:54 Jan 21, 2014
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Kiev protesters face off with police as president orders talks

Opposition protesters were Monday locked in a tense standoff with Ukrainian police in Kiev after bloody clashes that wounded over 200 people, as President Viktor Yanukovych called emergency talks to resolve the crisis. Duration: 00:31 Jan 21, 2014
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'Important day' as UN confirms Iran nuclear freeze: EU

The UN atomic watchdog confirms Iran's partial nuclear freeze. Images and soundbite of Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union before the meeting on Iran. Duration: 00:39 Jan 21, 2014
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Ethiopia's Timkat draws crowds to ancient royal baths

Hundreds of people cloaked in white shrouds and chanting biblical hymns gather from the early hours at the holy baths in northern Ethiopia to celebrate Timkat, which marks the baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan. Duration: 00:33 Jan 21, 2014
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Five car bombs rock Baghdad, 18 killed

Five car bombs struck across several neighbourhoods in Baghdad on Monday killing at least 18 people and wounding dozens others, security and medical officials said. Duration: 00:19 Jan 20, 2014
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Syrian President Assad in exclusive AFP interview

In an exclusive interview with AFP, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has said that the "war on terror" must be the focus of Geneva II and there was "significant" chance he would seek a new term. Duration: 01:32 Jan 20, 2014
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13 dead in fresh suicide attack in Pakistan

A Taliban suicide bomber kills at least 13 people in a market, close to Pakistan's military headquarters, a day after one of the deadliest attacks on security forces in recent years. Duration: 00:56 Jan 20, 2014
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Jihadists in online threat to Sochi Olympics

In a video posted on a well-known jihadi forum, two men believed to have been suicide bombers in last month's deadly bombings in Volgograd, threaten the Sochi Olympics with acts of terror. Duration: 00:45 Jan 20, 2014
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Strong 6.3-earthquake hits New Zealand

The giant eagle from the Hobbit movie falls to the ground at Wellington airport after New Zealand is jolted by an earthquake. Duration: 00:37 Jan 20, 2014
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Maharashtra govt cuts 20% power tariff excludes Mumbai, Cong says will protest if it's not included

Mumbai, Jan 20 (ANI): The Maharashtra government on Monday announced a 20 percent cut in power tariff for the industrial and agriculture classes of consumers. While the city of Mumbai is currently excluded from the cut by virtue of not being covered by the state power distribution Mahavitaran- Reliance Infra, Tata Power and BEST supply power to the city - sources say an announcement for the state capital can be expected soon as well. The state cabinet accepted the recommendations of a high-powered committee led by Narayan Rane, which suggested a 20 percent power subsidy for users for a 10-month period till the state elections in October. Congress Leader Sanjay Nirupam on Monday said that if Narayan Rane committee does not accepts the proposal for Mumbai residents then protest will continue. Jan 20, 2014