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Explosion and mortar fire near French embassy in Yemen

The French embassy in Sanaa was operating normally on Monday after a series of night-time attacks near the chancellery and the ministry of defence in the Yemeni capital, which wounded three people, according to diplomatic and police sources. Duration: 00:31 Feb 4, 2014
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Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spews ash, lava

Ecuador has declared a state of alert for towns and village around Tungurahua volcano and evacuated hundreds of residents after the volcano, which has been rumbling on and off since 1999. Duration: 00:31 Feb 3, 2014
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Deadly rainy season leaves 44 dead in Bolivia

Bolivia's deadly rainy season has claimed 44 lives and affected around 33,700 families, according to the latest numbers given by authorities. Bolivia President Evo Morales declared a state of emergency last Tuesday to assist victims. Duration: 00:40 Feb 3, 2014
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Olympics: Russia races to complete hotels

With the clock ticking down fast to the start of the Sochi Winter Games, concerns grew about whether all the accommodation would be ready on time as workers toiled around the clock to put the finishing touches to hotels. Duration: 00:34 Feb 3, 2014
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Urs of Sufi Saint Baji Ismail draws devotees of different faiths

Jammu & Kashmir, Feb 03 (ANI): Sufism in India has served to promote a common way of understanding the world. People from different faiths across the country congregate at Sufi shrines to pay their respects. One such place is the mausoleum of Sufi Saint Baji Ismail in Rajouri district that attracts Hindu and Muslim devotees. Every year thousands of people visit the shrine. It is believed that taking a bath from the tap near the shrine cures skin diseases. Though devotees throng the shrine throughout the year, the Urs or the death anniversary of the saint attracts a large number of people. The urs of the Sufi saint is celebrated for over eight days. Feb 3, 2014
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Communal harmony leading to growth & prosperity in India

Kerala, Feb 03 (ANI): The state of Kerala, located in southern India is not just a delight for tourists but also it is the forerunner among Indian states in education, living standards, and harmonious coexistence. The mutual affection and cooperation between different communities was visible recently in an aqua show organised in Kochi, the port city of the state. Here every year colorful and uniquely found marine fishes are put on display by people belonging from different communities of the country. Organized by the state government and the fisheries department of India, this show attracts huge crowd, which witnesses a large collection of ornamental fish, aquariums, aqua foods, medicines and related equipment. Feb 3, 2014
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Congress slams Narendra Modi for manipulating poverty figures

New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): Congress leader Ajay Maken on Monday criticized Narendra Modi for manipulating the poverty figures by having a new BPL (Below Poverty Line) criterion in Gujarat. Maken slammed Modi by saying that when he has already mocked the Central government and the Planning Commission for Urban area’s cut off at Rs 32 and rural at Rs 26 then he has no right to again bring out a circular of 10.80 paisa for Gujarat to identify poor BPL people. Feb 3, 2014
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AAP cabinet clears Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill - Part - 1

New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): The AAP cabinet on Monday cleared the draft of the Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill. Earlier in the day, the party led by Arvind Kejriwal held a crucial cabinet meeting. The Jan Lokpal Bill pushed by AAP has the office of the Chief Minister, legislators and bureaucrats under its ambit. It also includes measures like stricter punishments if found guilty of corruption and provision of protection for whistle-blowers and witnesses. Feb 3, 2014
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AAP cabinet clears Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill - Part - 2

New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): The AAP cabinet on Monday cleared the draft of the Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill. Earlier in the day, the party led by Arvind Kejriwal held a crucial cabinet meeting. The Jan Lokpal Bill pushed by AAP has the office of the Chief Minister, legislators and bureaucrats under its ambit. It also includes measures like stricter punishments if found guilty of corruption and provision of protection for whistle-blowers and witnesses. Feb 3, 2014
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Jamaat chief, ULFA leader sentenced to death over Chittagong arms haul

New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): In a landmark verdict, a metropolitan court in Bangladesh has handed out death penalty to 14 people, including the Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rehman Nizami and prominent leader of separatist Indian outfit ULFA, Paresh Barua in the Chittagong arms haul case. BNP leader Lutfozzaman Babar has also been sentenced to death. The seizure, which took place on April 1 2004 in Chittagong, was of 10-truck loads of weapons which were headed to the ULFA hideouts in north-eastern India through Bangladesh. ULFA’s military wing Chief Paresh Barua has been sentenced to death in absentia. Feb 3, 2014
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Thai protesters vow no let up after disrupting poll

Thai anti-government protesters vow to press on with street rallies aimed at ousting Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra after a disrupted election failed to cut a path through the kingdom's political crisis. Duration: 01:22 Feb 3, 2014