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Rahul Gandhi disapproves SCs ban on gay sex, says its matters of personal freedom

New Delhi/ Bangalore, Dec 13 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi dismissed Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate a ban on gay sex and said that these were ‘matters of personal freedom.’ The ruling Congress party took an unexpectedly bold stance ahead of elections in the religiously conservative nation when it slammed the SC’s verdict on gay sex. Human Rights Activist, Anjali Gopalan, praised Gandhi’s support to basic human rights and said now the matter would gain weight as Gandhi’s voice was symbolic of the views of Indian youth. Dec 13, 2013
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Pakistan's 'ghost schools' threaten the next generation

Pakistan's 7,000 so-called 'ghost' schools are part of a growing education crisis in the country where over five million children do not attend primary school, according to the United Nations. Duration: 02:32 Dec 13, 2013
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Catalonia sets November 9, 2014, for independence poll

Leaders in debt-laden Catalonia promised Thursday to hold a vote on November 9 on breaking away from Spain, but the national government branded their independence bid a "historic error" and vowed to block it. Duration: 0:41 Dec 13, 2013
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Kenya marks 50 years of freedom with challenges ahead

Kenyans marked half a century of independence from Britain on Thursday, celebrating progress of the regional economic powerhouse but also struggling to shake off a legacy of corruption, inequality and ethnic violence. Duration: 0:48 Dec 13, 2013
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Desperate Syrians continue to flood Jordan border

They fled air strikes and shelling, but many of Syria's three million refugees have found little comfort elsewhere, suffering in squalid camps and risking death to reach safety. Duration: 0:50 Dec 13, 2013
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Thousands queue to bid farewell to Mandela

Up to 14,000 people viewed Nelson Mandela's body on the first day of his lying in state, the government said Thursday, announcing that shuttle services for the second day had reached capacity. Dec 13, 2013
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Winter storm pummels Mideast, blankets Jerusalem

A bruising winter storm brought severe weather to the Middle East Thursday. The weather sent temperatures plunging and brought heavy snow at higher elevations, including in Jerusalem, where schools were closed and conditions were expected to worsen. Dec 13, 2013
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Ethiopia's colossal human airlift from Saudi Arabia

When Ethiopia started repatriating its citizens living illegally in Saudi Arabia last month, 30,000 people were expected to return. Today, four times that amount have been repatriated -- with numbers still swelling daily. Dec 13, 2013