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Amnesty remains worried on human rights after Saudi King death

The Secretary General of Amnesty International says in Davos, that the death of Saudi Arabia's King was not a surprise and that Amesty remains concerned with "the complete lack of basic human rights in that country." Duration: 00:58 Jan 24, 2015
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French PM visits school after secularity measures introduced

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and French Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem visit an agricultural secondary school a day after government proposals were unveiled to combat radical Islam in the classroom. Duration: 01:31 Jan 24, 2015
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Iraqs displaced Yazidis hunker down for winter

Last summer, tens of thousands of Yazidis faced searing heat as they fled a murderous jihadist onslaught in northern Iraq, but many survivors are now shivering in the snow. Duration: 00:58 Jan 24, 2015
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DRC opposition calls for people to unite against Kabila

Senators in the Democratic Republic of Congo delayed a vote on hotly contested legislation that would extend President Joseph Kabila's rule, following days of deadly clashes between protesters and police. Duration: 00:50 Jan 24, 2015
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Saudi citizens pledge allegiance to their new king

Saudi Arabia's new King Salman vowed Friday to keep his oil-rich, conservative Muslim kingdom on a steady course and moved to cement his hold on power following his half-brother King Abdullah's death. Duration: 00:36 Jan 24, 2015
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Shashi Tharoor gives reasons of his 'isolation in the party'

Jaipur, Jan 23 (ANI): Congress party leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday while attending the Jaipur Literature Festival, said that his isolation in the party was due to his views on foreign policy and national security. Tharoor, who won a seat in parliament from Kerala in 2009 and was later appointed the junior foreign minister and education minister, created controversy through his tweets and articulation. He also criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for gap between his articulation and implementation. An acclaimed author and prolific user of social media website Twitter, Tharoor was an under-secretary general during Kofi Annan's leadership of the United Nations. Jan 23, 2015

Police say woman carried bomb that killed two in Arrah

Patna/Arrah, Jan 23 (ANI): Police on Friday said a woman carried the bomb that led to two deaths, including hers and injured many in Arrah city of Bihar. A crude bomb exploded outside a courtroom in Bihar on Friday, killing two people and wounding ten, just days before Republic Day ceremonies that have been attacked in the past in troubled parts of the country. The blast occurred in Arrah town in Bihar, parts of which have been racked by a Maoist insurgency. Both the dead were women, including a police constable. The Additional Director General of Bihar Police, Gupteshwar Pandey, said the site had been sealed off and investigation has been launched. Two criminals being brought to the court escaped in the mayhem. Jan 23, 2015
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Thai ex-PM Yingluck facing jail on top of impeachment

Ex-Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra faces up to ten years in prison after prosecutors say they will indict her on corruption charges over a controversial rice subsidy scheme -- a move that risks reigniting the country's bitter divisions. Duration: 00:36 Jan 23, 2015
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Congress releases manifesto for Delhi polls, promises cheaper power

New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): Congress party on Friday released its manifesto for the upcoming polls in Delhi. DPCC Chief Arvinder Singh Lovely and senior leaders Ajay Maken and PC Chacko were also present there. Lovely said that Congress has made only those promises in the manifesto which it can fulfil. He added that if Congress comes to power it will reduce the rates for electricity supply to the residents of Delhi. Ajay Maken said that Congress will fulfil all the promises which it has made in the manifesto. Jan 23, 2015
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Delhi witnesses full dress rehearsal of Republic Day parade

New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): A full dress rehearsal of this year's Republic Day Parade took place on Friday, and Delhi Police announced a change in traffic movement to facilitate the exercise. The parade started at 9:50 AM from Vijay Chowk and proceeded to the Red Fort ground via Rajpath, India Gate, Tilak Marg, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg and Netaji Subhash Marg. The helicopters were seen up the sky carrying national flags that gave a much boost to the patriotic sentiments of the people present. A well coordinated parade by the Army too was a sight to behold. Meanwhile, Delhi Traffic Police had stalled the traffic on the parade route from 5:00 AM till 12:30 PM. This year's parade will have US President Barack Obama as the chief guest, and in anticipation of his three-day second visit to India in four years, security has been tightened across the country. Jan 23, 2015