Competition only between AAP and BJP for Delhi assembly polls: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Dec 25 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal, urged people to not vote for Congress party in the upcoming assembly polls for Delhi. Kejriwal was addressing a rally in New Delhi where he said the competition for state polls exists only between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party. The elections are likely to be held early next year as no party is in position to form the government. AAP chief also hit out at BJP for failing to fulfill its pre poll promises before coming to power in May. Dec 25, 2014
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Christian pilgrims gather in Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas

Pilgrims from across the world descended on Jesus's birthplace in Bethlehem Wednesday to begin the global celebration of Christmas after a violence-plagued year brought suffering to many Middle Eastern Christians. Duration: 01:00 Dec 25, 2014
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Shinzo Abe returns as Japanese PM after snap election

Japan's parliament on Wednesday confirmed Shinzo Abe for another term as prime minister after his election triumph, but the return to power stirred warnings from China over a bid to change the pacifist constitution. Duration: 00:44 Dec 25, 2014
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Ukrainian coal miners work to stave off electricity shortage

Coal miners in the separatist east of Ukraine work to ensure there won't be electricity shortages during the coldest months of winter, but the country has declared a state of emergency in its electricity market. Duration: 00:59 Dec 25, 2014
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France tells displaced Iraqi Christians to 'stay hopeful'

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told Iraqi Christians to "stay hopeful" in spite of the "suffering" being inflicted on their community. He addressed refugees who have recently arrived in France, in the town of Sarcelles. Duration: 00:52 Dec 25, 2014
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Black teen killed by police near Ferguson, Missouri

Police said Wednesday they shot dead an African American teenager after he allegedly pointed a handgun at an officer in a town near Ferguson, Missouri, where a prior police shooting sparked nationwide protests. Duration: 00:52 Dec 25, 2014
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Iraqi Christians prepare for Christmas in Arbil

Iraqi Christian refugees in northern city of Arbil prepare to celebrate Christmas after after a violence-plagued year brought suffering to many Middle Eastern Christians. Duration: 00:43 Dec 24, 2014
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Politicos condemn Bodo militant attack, call for strict action against culprits

New Delhi, Dec 24 (ANI): Politicos on Wednesday condemned the attack by Bodo militants in Kokrajhar and Sonitpur districts of Assam in which atleast 40 innocent people were killed. They also called for strict action against the culprits. An indefinite curfew has been imposed in five police station areas of Sonitpur district. Dec 24, 2014
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BSE closes points 297.85 down on Dec 24

New Delhi, Dec 24 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 297.85 points down to stand at 27,208.61. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 92.90 points down to stand at 8,174.10. JAIPRAKASH ASSOCIATES LTD and UNITECH were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 8.96% and 4.87% along with ORIENTAL BANK OF COMMERCE and MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA FINANCIAL SERVICES LTD. with an increase of 4.80% and 4.33% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include PMCFIN and RASOYA PROTEINS LTD. with a decrease of 9.78% and 4.88% along with JETAIRWAYS and PAGE INDUSTRIES LTD with a decrease of 3.30% and 3.28% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 123.14 points at 18,462.55 while the banking sector is down 80.66 points at 21,226.64 and the reality sector is up 17.12 points at 1,519.85. The Indian currency is up 0.35% at Rs 63.50 per dollar. Dec 24, 2014