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India, Venezuela strengthen energy cooperation

New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): India and Venezuela pledged to tighten cooperation ties in the fields of energy, healthcare, culture, technology, oil and natural gas, as foreign ministers from both the nations met in New Delhi. Dec 21, 2013
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Indias Foreign Secretary tells US to treat their envoys on par with American diplomats

New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): Following the arrest and strip search of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in America last week, India’s Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh said that the US should treat Indian diplomats the way they take care of diplomats from America and other countries. Addressing the mediapersons at the 86th Annual Conference of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in New Delhi, Sujatha Singh blamed media for spinning the matter. India retaliated strongly to the U.S on December 19, urging it to withdraw a visa fraud case, suggesting United States Secretary of State, John Kerry's expression of regret over the treatment meted with her while in custody was not enough. Speaking at the conference, Singh defended India and its decisions. Dec 21, 2013
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Hyderabad police books Salman, Bigg Boss producers for hurting Muslim sentiments

Hyderabad, Dec 21 (ANI): The Andhra Pradesh police filed a complaint against controversial reality show 'Bigg Boss 7' and its host, Bollywood megastar Salman Khan for hurting religious sentiments of Muslims.Mohammed Fasihuddin, a Muslim, lodged a First Information Report (FIR) in Hyderabad after watching the show, which has already been in a number of controversies since its commencement on September 15. In his complaint, he said the show had created 'hell' and 'heaven' inside the house, which is a very pious concept in their religion. The police might send summons to Bollywood actor Salman Khan to appear before the investigating officer, who is looking into the matter. Dec 21, 2013
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Obama shrugs off suggestions of worst year in office

In his final news conference of the year on Friday, US President Barack Obama shrugged off suggestions that 2013 has been his worst year in office despite political and fiscal challenges that saw his approval ratings plummet. Duration: 00:56 Dec 21, 2013
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US, EU wrap up third round of free-trade talks

The United States and the European Union on Friday ended a third round of talks to create the world's largest free-trade area to boost growth and jobs in their huge economies. Duration: 01:02 Dec 21, 2013
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WFP distributes to thousands of displaced C.Africans

Conflict in the Central African Republic has driven hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, increasing humanitarian needs. The WFP is providing food to displaced people in the capital Bangui and at other locations. Duration: 00:36 Dec 20, 2013
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Tensions in Tangiers after migrants die in police raids

In Boukhalef, cramped apartment blocks house hundreds of sub-Saharan migrants dreaming of reaching Europe, but tragedy has transformed the poor Tangiers suburb into a flashpoint for racial tensions in Morocco. Dec 20, 2013
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Khodorkovsky flies to Germany after release

Russia's most famous prisoner and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Friday walked out of jail after more than 10 years behind bars, immediately flying to Germany following his surprise pardon by President Vladimir Putin. Dec 20, 2013