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Cape Verde volcano spews fresh lava

Cape Verde's Pico do Fogo volcano has been erupting since the 22nd November, destroying two villages and several hectares of agricultural land. Dec 16, 2014
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Cold wave intensifies in northern, central India

Kanpur/ New Delhi/ Bhopal, Dec 16 (ANI): Cold wave conditions and foggy weather disrupted normal life in central and northern India on Tuesday. After New Delhi and Kanpur witnessed light rain showers, the temperature went down, adding to the woes of daily wage labourers and homeless people as they have no alternative to fight the chill. A resident of Kanpur, Kishan, said due to rains the cold has become unbearable. People of New Delhi also had a tough time dealing with the cold as mercury dipped to 10 degrees Celsius. Temperatures in Himachal Pradesh also plummeted as some regions of the state received snowfall. Meanwhile, people in Bhopal also woke up to chilly, foggy morning and faced problems in travelling due to poor visibility. Dec 16, 2014
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Politicos react as Adityanath says Akhilesh govt should bring anti-conversion law

New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): Politicos react as BJP MP Yogi Adityanath said that UP government should come up with an anti-conversion law if it disapproves of the forthcoming "ghar wapsi" event in Aligarh. Defending the planned December 25 programme, Adityanath sought to differentiate it from conversions. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that it’s a shame for the country that issues like religious conversions are the topics of debate in today's India. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that religion should be a subject to an individual and no force should be put on any person over the same. Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal said that the party does not take statements by Adityanath seriously. Dec 16, 2014
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Reactions come in as TMC demands withdrawal of PM's control over CBI

New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): Reactions come in after Trinamool Congress demanded in Lok Sabha that the CBI's control be withdrawn from the Prime Minister and handed over to the Lokpal. BJP Spokesperson Nalin Kohli said that TMC should rather demand that justice be done to those who lost their money in the scam. NCP leader Majid Memon said that CBI should try and clean its image of a 'caged parrot'. CPI leader Atul Anjan said that the TMC should remember that they never questioned the CBI during the UPA government. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that the CBI works as a rubber stamp and the allegations itself was made by the BJP earlier. Dec 16, 2014
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Taliban gunmen hold 500 students hostage in Peshawar, 16 feared killed

Peshawar, Dec 16 (ANI): In the latest major offensive, 500 students have been held hostages and 16 are feared to be killed after Taliban militants stormed the Army Public School in Peshawar in broad daylight on Tuesday. Five or six militants reportedly wearing military uniforms entered the Army Public School in the city of Peshawar. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the gunmen had been ordered to shoot older students but not children. Security forces arrived at the Army Public School, located on busy Warsak Road near cantonment, and kicked off rescue operation. Police and military officials said two of the attackers have been eliminated while one blew himself up during retaliation by security forces. They said the terrorists attacked central auditorium of the school where a function was underway. Dec 16, 2014