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Russia's central bank hikes rate as ruble plummets

Russia's central bank jacks up its key lending rate again, in a bid to stem the ruble's rapid slide and slow rising prices, but the currency swiftly sank to fresh lows. Duration: 00:52 Dec 12, 2014
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Shiite Muslims flock to Iraq's Karbala for religious festival

Shiite Muslims are flocking to the Imam al-Hussein shrine in Karbala in preparation for the Arbaeen religious festival marking the 40th day after Ashura which commemorates the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed's grandson. Duration: 00:46 Dec 12, 2014
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Head of IFRC warns of risk of Ebola cases spiking over Christmas

Ebola-hit countries should remain "vigilant" over the festive season, as people are more likely to move around and let their guard down during Christmas, the Head of the Red Cross Elhadj As Sy told AFP during a visit to London. Duration: 01:14 Dec 11, 2014
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Joy in Monaco over arrival of royal twins

Residents of the tiny principality of Monaco on Thursday flocked to the royal palace to congratulate Prince Albert II and his wife Charlene on the birth of crown prince Jacques and his twin sister Gabriella. Duration: 01:01 Dec 11, 2014
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Hong Kong police haul away protesters from rally site

Hong Kong police dismantle the city's main pro-democracy site, clearing away tents and barricades after more than two months of rallies, and hauling off a hard core of protesters who nevertheless vow that their struggle lives on. Duration: 02:12 Dec 11, 2014

Thousands rally for climate outside Lima talks

Thousands of people march in central Lima against the abuse of the Earth's resources, urging ministers haggling over a world climate deal to ensure a global switch to 100-percent clean energy by 2050. Duration: 00:35 Dec 11, 2014
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PM Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin inaugurate "World Diamond Conference"

New Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin inaugurated the "World Diamond Conference" at Vigyan Bhawan on Thursday. PM Modi while addressing the conference said that he is pleased with Vladimir Putin's presence at the conference. He added that India is a natural venue for this conference and it is believed the diamond is India's gift to the world. He further stated that in India, diamond is a great source of employment for the people. Dec 11, 2014