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Search for missing Indians in war torn Iraq still on, will leave no stones unturned: Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, Dec 06 (ANI): Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said that search for missing Indian workers in war-torn Iraq was still on, and also assured families of victims that India will leave no stone unturned to find their loved ones. Swaraj had told parliament on November 28 that 39 abducted construction workers in Iraq were alive, on the basis of information from six of the sources, thus contradicting eyewitness' account which said that they were shot dead. Most of the abducted workers belong to Punjab. Dec 6, 2014
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India terms Hafiz Saeed's rally in Pakistan as mainstreaming of terrorism

New Delhi, Dec 06 (ANI): India termed Mumbai attacks mastermind and Islamist Hafiz Saeed's rally in Pakistan's Lahore as mainstreaming of militancy.' Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin while addressing mediapersons in New Delhi said that large amount of police personnel were deployed at the event. Akbaruddin said "even train services were given" in a reference to reports that Pakistan Railways operated trains from Hyderabad in the Sindh province and from Karachi for the meet. Thousands attended the two-day congregation organised by Saeed's Jaamat-ud-Dawa at the historical Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore. Saeed is the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), a militant group banned in Pakistan but tolerated unofficially and believed to be close to the army. Saeed founded the LeT, which India blames for the rampage in Mumbai, in the 1990s. He has denied involvement in any attacks. Dec 6, 2014

Arunachal hosts festival to promote adventure tourism

Aruncahal Pradesh, Dec 5 (ANI): Mechuka in West Siang district of Aruncahal Pradesh is one of the most picturesque destinations in the Northeast. Efforts are high to make it a popular destination for adventurers. Recently, the second edition of adventure festival 'Mechuka 2014', was held with participation from tourists from across the country. The three-day mega event featured various adventurous activities like trap shooting, mountain biking, para gliding, rappelling, archery, rafting and kayaking. Besides adventure and sports activities, cultural performances of various communities mesmerized the visitors. Ethnic cuisine, handicrafts and traditional attire were also displayed. Dec 6, 2014
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New coins to help ease Zimbabwe cash crunch

Zimbabwe's central bank unveiled special coins on Friday to ease a shortage of low denomination cash, which has forced shoppers to accept sweets or pens in lieu of change. Dec 6, 2014
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Mexico leader vows to revive tourism in violent state

Mexico's embattled President Enrique Pena Nieto pledges to revive tourism in Acapulco during his first visit to violence-torn Guerrero state since the apparent massacre of 43 students in September. Dec 6, 2014
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Thousands march in Hungary in anti-graft protest

Several thousand Hungarians protested against corruption in Budapest on Thursday, the latest demonstration challenging the government of controversial Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Dec 6, 2014
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Green 'Earthship' homes do their bit to save the planet

Amidst worries about global warming and resource depletion, some US communities have turned to ultra-sustainable housing, known as 'Earthships'. Examples can be found across the world, but their spiritual home remains in New Mexico. Dec 6, 2014
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Central America's new coffee buzz: renewable energy

That morning cup of coffee gives many of us a needed boost, but Central American coffee farmers have found a new source of energy in their beans: turning agricultural wastewater into biogas. Dec 6, 2014
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Obama names Ashton Carter as defense secretary

US President Barack Obama on Friday named a former Pentagon deputy chief, Ashton Carter, to be his new defense secretary. If confirmed, Carter would replace Chuck Hagel who announced his resignation last month. Dec 6, 2014
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Soldiers still dying as Ukraine creeps towards ceasefire

Ukraine said Friday it had lost another six soldiers in the past day as reports continued of intense battles for control of a flashpoint eastern airport despite tentative steps towards a comprehensive ceasefire. Dec 5, 2014
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French troops destroy weapons in CAR

As the first anniversary of the French Sangaris operation in Central Africa nears, troops go on patrol and destroy weapons and ammunitions they have gathered. Dec 5, 2014
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Ebola tests the limits of even the most hardened aid workers

Ebola is an invisible and deadly enemy that imposes drastic security measures on health workers. It has tested the limits of even the most hardened humanitarian workers with 20 years of experience working in extreme conditions. Dec 5, 2014