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Russian Deputy PM meets Indias Foreign Minister to review bilateral relations

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Olegovich Rogozin met India’s Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid in New Delhi, focusing on key issues of mutual interests in the areas of trade, defence, space and nuclear energy with an objective to foster bilateral relations between both nations. The bilateral relations between India and Russia span diverse sectors ranging from defence, space and nuclear energy to exchanges in the commercial, educational and cultural fields. Earlier, Rogozin also met Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi and Trade Minister Anand Sharma to strengthen trade ties. Feb 27, 2014
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India- Pakistan cross border truck drivers divided over 24x7 trade on security issues

Amritsar, Feb 27 (ANI): Both Indian and Pakistani cross border truck drivers bring divided opinion over the proposed 24x7 trade across India-Pakistan border at Attari- Wagah border due to security concerns. A proposal over resumption of 24-hour trade across Attari-Wagah border near Amritsar in Punjab was approved by the governments of both the neighbouring countries, in a bid to boost business. An Indian truck driver Balwinder Singh said he was worried about his safety as they manoeuvre through unsafe territories and the government did not ensure any security measures for them. On the contrary, a Pakistani truck driver Mubshar Abbas rejoiced over the move saying it would provide him with better opportunities to generate income. Feb 27, 2014
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Anti-Taliban all-parties conference calls for halt in peace talks with TTP

Lahore/ Kotri Ranges, Feb 27 (ANI): An anti-Taliban all-parties conference in Lahore called on the Pakistan government to stop all negotiations with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) because the banned militant group had become a menace for the entire country. The conference was called by the Sunni Ittehad Council, and was attended by several mainstream religious and political parties. Sunni Ittehad Council Chief Sahibzada Hamid Raza said instead of trying to re-start stalled peace talks with the Taliban, the Pakistan government should try the Taliban for their crimes against the Pakistani nation under Islamic laws. Feb 27, 2014
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Sad about Navy chiefs resignation: AK Antony

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Talking about Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi’s resignation, Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday said that he was sad about the whole development. He said that Admiral Joshi was very disturbed and met him personally to request Antony for accepting the letter. Antony confirmed that Vice Admiral Robin Dhowan will now take up the responsibility of the new naval chief. Feb 27, 2014
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Struggling Australian carrier Qantas to axe 5,000 jobs

Struggling Australian carrier Qantas says it will axe 5,000 jobs, defer aircraft deliveries and suspend growth at Asian offshoot Jetstar in a major shake-up after deep first-half losses, warning of more pain to come. Duration: 01:15 Feb 27, 2014
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Ugandan opposition leader criticises anti-gay laws

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye on Wednesday criticised tough new anti-gay laws, saying that homosexuality was not "foreign" and that the issue was being used to divert attention from domestic problems.Duration:01:12 Feb 27, 2014
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Rivals brawl in Ukraine's Crimea as Putin orders drills

Brawls erupted between rival factions on Ukraine's volatile Crimean peninsula as the former Soviet nation's new leaders prepared to unveil a unity cabinet and Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered snap military drills. Duration: 01:08 Feb 27, 2014
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Russian gay couple marry in Buenos Aires

Dimitri and Alexander Zaitsev Eremeev, a couple of Russian homosexuals who left the country before the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, were married on Tuesday in Buenos Aires, where they intend to live now and denounce anti-gay Russian legislation. Feb 27, 2014
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Italy's captain Schettino returns to site of disaster

Residents of Italy's Giglio Island reacted with mixed emotions on Wednesday to the first return visit by captain Francesco Schettino since a tragedy in which 32 people on his Costa Concordia cruise ship died. Duration: 01:08 Feb 27, 2014
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Abu Dhabi Air Expo kicks off for third year

The third Abu Dhabi Air Expo kicked off on Wednesday with a trade show of executive business jets, exhibits from over 170 companies specializing in aviation services and an aerobatic air show. Feb 27, 2014
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Ukraine to unveil unity cabinet, disband riot police

Ukraine's new pro-Western leaders pledged to unveil a unity cabinet Wednesday after disbanding the feared riot police as they sought to build confidence in the splintered and economically ravaged ex-Soviet state. Duration: 01:23 Feb 27, 2014