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PETA urges PM Modi to discuss greenhouse gas emissions from meat production with Obama

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Animal rights organisation, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), demonstrated in New Delhi on Thursday to urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss greenhouse gas emissions caused by meat processing with US President Barack Obama, who arrives in India on January 25. Obama was invited by Modi and will be the first US president to attend Republic Day celebrations on January 26. PETA activists braved the rain and Delhi winter as they stood painted in colours of national flags of the two countries and held placards urging people to go vegan in order to combat climate change. Organiser, Puneet Sharma, said meat production and processing is responsible for the emission of a major chunk of greenhouse gases. The United States and India are expected to announce efforts to work together to combat climate change ahead of key global talks in Paris later this year. Jan 22, 2015
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Man dies of swine flu in Aurangabad

Aurangabad, Jan 22 (ANI): A 42-year-old man died of swine flu at a government hospital in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, doctors said on Thursday. The victim identified as Shabbir Hussain Mustafa was admitted to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on Wednesday in a critical condition. His lungs were damaged and he was kept on ventilator. Dr Mangala Borkar, head of the medicine department, said he was administered Tamiflu but he did not respond to it. This is the first swine flu casualty in the region in the last six months. Swine flu is caused by H1N1 virus. H1N1 symptoms are similar to those produced by other influenza viruses - fever, cough, sore throat, body aches and respiratory problems. With the number of swine flu cases rising in India, doctors have advised people to avoid crowded places. Jan 22, 2015
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Argentina's Jewish community called for "truth and justice"

Argentina's Jewish community called for "truth and justice" Wednesday, convening a demonstration at the site of a 1994 bombing in the wake of the suspicious death of the prosecutor investigating the attack. Duration: 01:03 Jan 22, 2015
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Ukraine requests fresh IMF bailout

Ukraine has asked the IMF for a new and broader rescue package, and will seek to renegotiate its debt with bond holders, officials said on Wednesday as the war-torn country fights to save its reeling economy. Duration: 01:06 Jan 22, 2015

Tunisia tourism sector in crisis, says minister

"The Tunisian tourism sector is in crisis", said the Minister of Tourism Amel Karboul in a press conference on Thursday, intended to take stock of the sector's activity in 2014. Duration: 00:58 Jan 22, 2015

Workers protest against nationwide strike call by Bangladesh Nationalist Party

Dhaka, Jan 22 (ANI): Workers of Bangladesh's garment industry and transport department on Thursday protested against the 48-hour nationwide strike call given by opposition, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), in Dhaka. Shouting slogans against BNP, the workers condemned the countrywide strike. Angry protestors demonstrated outside the office of BNP president and former Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia. The BNP also enforced a nationwide transport blockade which entered its third consecutive week. The political unrest began on January 05 when BNP boycotted election anniversary. The BNP and its allies had boycotted the election that was held in January 05, 2014 which was marred by deadly unrest. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina held to her stance that a fresh poll can be called only if her rivals halt violence. President of garment workers league, Lima Ferdous, said that the strike had resulted in huge losses for the daily labourers. Jan 22, 2015
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More than 1,000 people participate in walkathon in Vizag

Visakhapatnam, Jan 22 (ANI): More than 1,000 people from all walks of life took part in a walkathon on Thursday morning (January 22) in Visakhapatnam as part of an energy conservation campaign. Oil and Gas Conservation Fortnight (OGCF), 2015 is being observed by several public sector oil companies. OGCF is an initiative of Petroleum Conservation and Research Association (PCRA) and oil PSUs to create mass awareness regarding the importance of energy conservation by involving all sections of the society, including school children. With the launch of the national level fortnight-long programme, intensive campaigns are being undertaken to drive home the point of oil and gas conservation. Jan 22, 2015
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Yemen's President ready to accept demands of Houthis to end standoff

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi expressed readiness to accept Houthi demands for power-sharing after two days of battle. Reportedly, the rebels have agreed to release the President and withdraw their militias from government institutions if their demands are fulfilled. According to their demands, the rebel Houthi movement will have more say in the affairs of the Yemen. The Shiite Houthi rebels had seized the presidential palace and surrounded President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's home. Hadi himself was unharmed. Reports suggest, that the government and Houthi rebels have reached a tentative deal. Further reports are awaited. Jan 22, 2015
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Security forces arrest two hardcore rebels in Jharkhand

Gumla, Jan 22 (ANI): Security forces arrested two hardcore Maoists in a major offensive against rebels in Jharkhand, a senior police official said. Several arms, bullets and various mobile phones were recovered from their hideout. Meanwhile, a security personnel allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Gumla district. The deceased security personnel was identified as Ashish Thapa. It was not immediately known what caused Thapa to commit suicide. Police have found no suicide note. Jan 22, 2015
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Professionals design unmanned aerial vehicle to aid in surveillance

Kanpur, Jan 22 (ANI): Professors of a prestigious technology institute in Kanpur claimed to have developed a portable unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) which could help security forces patrol better in border areas. It could also prove handy to police in monitoring traffic and other issues. Designers said the light UAV fitted with cameras could fly at a very low height to keep vigil in sensitive areas. It could also be used to keep an eye on wildlife in jungles, frequently targeted by poachers. They said it could also help security forces in their fight against Maoist rebels. The UAV can be carried in a bag. The attached wings on both sides of UAV can be detached and carried anywhere to make it handy for police and security personnel. Run on gasoline and solid fuel, the UAV can fly non-stop for 10 hours. Jan 22, 2015