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Bangladesh opposition calls for dialogue over poll-time govt

Dhaka, Nov 08 (ANI): Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia said that a dialogue over demand of election-time government could not be held because of government's reluctance to engage in talks with the opposition. Addressing her supporters through video-conferencing on Thursday, Zia said that she hoped that the government rolls back its decision on forming an all-party election time government. She also appealed to her party activists and supporters for intensifying the anti-government movement. Nov 8, 2013
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Jayalalitha declares world chess championship open

Chennai, Nov 08 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha declared the world chess championship open, setting the stage for a clash between chess titans. India's defending world champion, Vishwanathan Anand would take on the Norwegian Challenger Magnus Carlsen, from Saturday. This 12-match series was being organized by FIDE, the world chess federation. Jayalalitha said that an amount of 29 crore rupees has been allotted for the championship. The 43-year-old Indian chess ace, Anand, had dominated the sports and remained a world champion since 2007. 24-year-old Carlsen, on the other hand, was the youngest player to top the world rankings, when he was just 19. Nov 8, 2013
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Irom Sharmila faced death threats for relationship with foreigner

Imphal, Nov 08 (ANI): Just three days after the iron lady of Manipur, Irom Sharmila's fast-unto-death entered its 14th year, the 41-year-old has hit out at people within her own organisation, the Just Peace Foundation, saying they threatened her with 'honour' killing over her relationship with a foreigner. Sharmila, on Thursday accused those close to her of sending her death threats and "acting like the Taliban" over her love for Desmond Cutinho, a social worker and journalist of British origin. Sharmila's relationship with Cutinho has been for at least three years. Nov 8, 2013
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Kuwait's PM on 4-day visit to India

New Delhi, Nov 08 (ANI): Initiating the very first visit by a Kuwaiti head of government in 10 years, the country's Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah arrived in New Delhi on a four-day state visit. The Kuwaiti prime minister was received at the airport by Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahamed on Thursday. Jaber is accompanied by a high-level delegation, including ministers, senior officials and captains of the industry. The visit is first since the post of Crown Prince and prime minister was bifurcated in 2003. Nov 8, 2013
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Garbage clogs streets of Madrid as sweepers strike

Rubbish piled up in the gutters of Madrid on Thursday as a strike by street-sweepers facing sackings and salary cuts began to leave its mark on the major tourist destination. Duration: 0:55 Nov 7, 2013
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French rugby team warns Kiwis ahead of test match

The French rugby team warns New Zealand that they won't just be "sparring partners" for the All Blacks, ahead of their match at the Parisian Stade de France on Saturday. Duration: 00:42 Nov 7, 2013
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UK spymasters hit out at Snowden in televised grilling

The head of Britain's electronic eavesdropping service on Thursday denied that the agency was listening to the majority of domestic email and telephone conversations, in the wake of the leaks from Edward Snowden. Duration: 0:56 Nov 7, 2013
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Fukushima plant readies for delicate fuel rod remova

Nuclear engineers in Japan are preparing to move uranium and plutonium fuel rods at Fukushima, their most difficult and dangerous task since the plant's runaway reactors were brought under control two years ago. Duration: 0:46 Nov 7, 2013
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Astronauts take Olympic torch into space ahead of Sochi

Russia on Thursday launched into space a trio of Russian, Japanese and US astronauts carrying an unlit Olympic torch that will for the first time be taken on a spacewalk to mark the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. Duration: 00:43 Nov 7, 2013