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Croatia elects first woman president after tight vote

Opposition challenger Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic is elected Croatia's first female president, narrowly winning a tight run-off vote with a pledge to kickstart the EU country's ailing economy. Duration: 01:02 Jan 12, 2015
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Donetsk coal mine closes after heavy shelling

Heavy shelling in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine left 364 miners trapped underground and forced the mine to stop operating. All the miners were safely brought to the surface but the underground chambers are now full of gas. Duration: 00:51 Jan 12, 2015
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Once-blind orangutan returns to Indonesian wild

A once-blind female orangutan who regained her sight with surgery returns to the rainforests of Indonesia's Sumatra island, but with only one of her young twins, an environment group says. Duration: 01:30 Jan 12, 2015

Japan gear to capture beauty market in Asia

Japan, Jan 12 (ANI): Japanese actor Yuki Furukawa recently visited Guangzhou city in China to promote cosmetic brand 'SK-II'. The cosmetic brand launched an online shop in "T-MALL" which is an online shopping site run by Alibaba Group in China. Yuki Furukawa, who belongs to Japanese entertainment agency, HARIPRO, was appointed as a poster boy of 'SK-II'. The in charge of publicity campaign explains why 'SK-II'.which sells women's cosmetics, chose a male for the promotion. Many Japanese cosmetic brands are launching new products for beauty conscious people. Cosmetics brand 'THREE', which has its flagship shop 'THREE AOYAMA' in Tokyo has recently released a beauty product, which is not to be used for skin but a supplement to eat. Not only restaurant, THREE AOYAMA also has a spa room. With their cosmetics they support to keep healthy skin and relaxed healthy mind. They also have another milestone product for outside of body. Jan 12, 2015
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Hooch Tragedy in Lucknow, at least 7 dead and several hospitalised

Lucknow, Jan 12 (ANI): At least 7 people are reported to be dead and several others injured after Hooch tragedy in Lucknow. SSP of Lucknow Yashasvi Yadav said that at least 7 people were reported to be dead and supposedly the liquor which the victims consumed was poisonous. Meanwhile, IG for Law and Order in Uttar Pradesh, A Satish Ganesh said that the bodies have been sent for post mortem after which the actual cause of death might be known. Jan 12, 2015

S. Korea's Park says open to summit with N. Korea's Kim

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye says she is willing to hold unconditional talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, and to "meet just about anyone" to seek peace and reunification on the peninsula. Duration: 00:56 Jan 12, 2015
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Vibrant Gujarat summit: US, India heavily invested in bilateral relationship, says John Kerry

Gandhinagar, Jan 12 (ANI): Speaking at the Vibrant Gujarat summit on Monday US secretary of sate John Kerry stressed that both the United States and India are heavily invested in the bilateral relationship. He added that during his discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other officials, both reviewed the progress of their economic relationship and how to take it ahead. He added that investing in each other's success is in the interest of both the countries. Jan 12, 2015
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John Kerry defends absence from unity rally, will go to Paris on Thursday

Gandhinagar, Jan 12 (ANI): Speaking at the Vibrant Gujarat summit on Monday, US secretary of sate John Kerry said that he will travel to Paris this week for talks on countering extremist violence. Kerry will be in France on Thursday and Friday. The announcement of the trip comes as the Obama administration faces sharp criticism for not sending a senior official to Sunday's rally for unity in Paris that was attended by some 40 world leaders and more than a million people. Jan 12, 2015
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Politicos and Social Activist react over Sadhvi Prachi's remark, demand action by PM

New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Politicos and social activist on Monday condemned BJP's Sadhvi Prachi for her statement wherein she said that all Hindu women should produce at least four kids and also asked for a law in favour of 'ghar wapsi' programme. Congress leader Manish Tewari questioned if this is what PM's 'Make in India' actually signifies. Congress' PL Punia said that the prime minister should take action in the matter. AAP leader Ashutosh said that this is the real agenda of BJP and that development agenda was just a cover up. CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat said that women of India will give proper reply to these leaders. Meanwhile, Social Activist Jagmati Sangwan said that the statement is very shameful and that PM Narendra Modi should speak on the issue. Jan 12, 2015
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Church in Sri Lanka's warzone awaits first papal visit

A small church nestled in the Sri Lankan jungle, seen as a beacon of harmony in a country with a dark history of conflict, is preparing for a visit from Pope Francis who will bring his own message of peace. Duration: 02:24 Jan 12, 2015
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Jaitley says govt taking various steps for investment

New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday that the Government of India is taking various steps to invite investment in the country. He added that the govt, in a very professional manner leading upto March 31st, is going about disinvestment in more than one company. Jaitley further clarified that the names of some companies given by media for investment are only speculative. Jan 12, 2015
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Assam gears up to welcome harvest festival of Bihu

Guwahati, Jan 12 (ANI): North-eastern state of Assam gears up to celebrate harvest festival, traditionally known in the local language as Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu, falling on January 15. In the run-up to the festival, which is celebrated with great fervour in the state, a non-profit organisation held an exhibition to welcome the festival. Mouthwatering delicacies like ‘pitha’ or pancakes and many other traditional food items, prepared by local women, were up for sale in various stalls at the exhibition. The festival of Bihu marks three distinct phases of the farming calendar for the native crop of the state-paddy. The northeastern state celebrates the festival with great zeal by singing traditional ‘Bihu geets’ or Bihu songs and performing group folk dances. Jan 12, 2015