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Iraqis struggle with fuel and water shortage in Fallujah

More than 13,000 families have fled Fallujah, NGOs said Wednesday, warning of a "critical" humanitarian situation as masked gunmen locked in a days-long standoff with Iraqi troops hold the city. Those residents who remain are struggling with dwindling fuel and water resources. Jan 8, 2014
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Arvind Kejriwal announces anti-corruption helpline number Part - 1

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday launched an anti-corruption helpline number where people, who are harassed for bribes, will be advised on how to conduct sting operations. People can report on if they are being asked for bribes on the help-line number 011-27357169, which will be functional from 8 am to 10 pm during the day. When a person calls on the number, their entire conversation will be recorded. An anti-graft official will then call the concerned person and advise them on how to conduct a sting operation. Jan 8, 2014
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Arvind Kejriwal announces anti-corruption helpline number Part - 1

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday launched an anti-corruption helpline number where people, who are harassed for bribes, will be advised on how to conduct sting operations. People can report on if they are being asked for bribes on the help-line number 011-27357169, which will be functional from 8 am to 10 pm during the day. When a person calls on the number, their entire conversation will be recorded. An anti-graft official will then call the concerned person and advise them on how to conduct a sting operation. Jan 8, 2014
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Clashes between two militant outfits in Assam's Karbi Anglong displace over a thousand villagers

Assam, Jan 8 (ANI): Some 1,500 people, including women and children, from a dozen villages in Karbi Anglong, have taken shelter in relief camps set up in Shantipur, Silonijan and Chowkihola villages. They were forced to flee their homes after clashes erupted between two militant outfits- the Karbi People's Liberation Tigers (KPLT) and the Rengma Naga Hills Protection Force at Khowani village in Karbi Anglong. Jan 8, 2014
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Will never file defamation case against my student, would rather go to jail: AK Ganguly

Kolkata, Jan 8 (ANI): Former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly who stepped down as the chief of West Bengal Human Rights Commission on January 6 following allegations of sexual harassment has broken his silence on the issue. Ganguly on Wednesday held a press conference during which he claimed that he had resigned because it was difficult for his family to tolerate the campaign against him. However, wishing success for the young woman lawyer at the centre of the controversy, Ganguly said that he would never file a defamation case against his student and would rather go to jail. Jan 8, 2014
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UN: South Sudan faces 'humanitarian catastrophe'

The UN's humanitarian coordinator for South Sudan says the country is facing an "unfolding humanitarian catastrophe" with more than 200,000 people displaced by the recent violence. Jan 8, 2014
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Morsi trial adjourned as supporters gather outside court

An Egyptian court on Wednesday adjourned the murder trial of deposed president Mohamed Morsi to February 1, citing "weather conditions" that prevented Morsi's transport to court from his prison. Duration: 00:43 Jan 8, 2014
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Sumo grand champs flex muscles in Tokyo

Sumo's two grand champions, all but naked in a chilly winter drizzle, perform a pre-match ritual at a grand shrine in Tokyo as a traditional New Year offering to Shinto gods. Duration: 00:49 Jan 8, 2014
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Gaza militant killed near Israel border

An Islamic Jihad militant was killed near Gaza City on Wednesday in what medics and family said was an Israeli drone strike, although the army denied any involvement. Duration: 00:33 Jan 8, 2014
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Uproar continues over study tour of UP MLAs

New Delhi/Bhopal, Jan 08 (ANI): Reports of a study tour abroad by the SP legislators despite hapless victims of the recent Muzaffarnagar communal riots reeling under the biting cold, fuelled uproar among opposition leaders. Over 20 MLAs will leave on Wednesday on a tour which covers five countries in 20 days. The MLAs will travel to Turkey, Greece, UK, UAE and Netherlands. Jan 8, 2014
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Thai anti-government protesters ready to shut down Bangkok

Anti-government protesters in Thailand are getting ready for a day of action next week that they say will see the Thai capital shut down. But what are they doing and can they really bring Bangkok to its knees? Duration: 02:34 Jan 8, 2014
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IT issues notice to Virbhadra Singh; BJP satisfied

New Delhi, Jan 8 (ANI): The Income Tax department on Wednesday issued a notice to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who is facing charges of corruption. Tax officials have decided to re-examine Singh's returns for the financial year 2010-11. Singh had filed a revised return in 2012 which showed a four-fold increase in his income from the apple orchards he owns. Jan 8, 2014
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BJP condemns vandalism at AAP office in Ghaziabad

New Delhi, Jan 8 (ANI): The BJP on Wednesday condemned the vandalism at AAP office in Ghaziabad. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman however said that it also condemns the statement of AAP leader Prashant Bhushan on Kashmir. A group of 30 to 40 people attacked the Aam Aadmi Party's office in Kaushambi on Wednesday. The protestors were protesting against party leader Prashant Bhushan's comments on Kashmir. The activists demanded Bhushan's resignation over the issue. The Hindu Rakshak Sena claimed responsibility for the attack. Jan 8, 2014
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Prashant Bhushan on AAP office vandalisation

New Delhi, Jan 8 (ANI): After the Aam Aadmi Party's office in Kaushambi was attacked by a group of 30 to 40 activists, claiming to be from the Hindu Rakshak Sena, AAP leader Prashant Bhushan expressed disappointment over the matter. Bhushan said that the protestors are linked to the BJP, and this act highlights the frustration of the party. Jan 8, 2014