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Obama announces 'new chapter' in US-Cuba ties

US President Barack Obama said Wednesday a "new chapter" had been opened in Washington's ties with Cuba, saying it was time to end an "outdated approach" that had failed to move relations forward. Dec 18, 2014

Security stepped up as Australia orders siege probe

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott orders an urgent enquiry into why a deranged Islamic gunman was not under surveillance and how he obtained citizenship, as security is stepped up after a fatal cafe siege. Dec 17, 2014
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Peru's finest wool ropes in international markets

Peru is the main producer of alpaca wool, one of the finest and warmest in the world. The "fibre of the gods," as the Incas called it has seen a recent surge in international interest, rivaling cashmere in the luxury design industry. Dec 17, 2014
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We will continue war as long as a single terrorist is on Pakistan soil, says Nawaz Sharif

Peshawar, Dec 17 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday expressed his resolve to continue the war against terrorism till the elimination of the last terrorist from Pakistan's soil. He added that there would be no distinction between good and bad Taliban. Sharif was speaking at a press conference following an all-party meeting in Peshawar in the aftermath of Tuesday's militant attack at a school. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan who was present at the press conference also attended the meeting despite several differences with the government. Dec 17, 2014
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Rahul targets Modi during a rally in Dumka

Dumka, Dec 17 (ANI): Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi, on Wednesday trained his guns on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he campaigned in Jharkhand. Addressing a rally in Dumka, ahead of the final phase of assembly polls, Gandhi accused Modi of favouring the rich only. Gandhi said Modi, during his tenure as chief minister of Gujarat, had gifted vast tracks of land to entrepreneurs at throw-away prices. Gandhi alleged that the Modi government failed to deliver on its promises, including creation of jobs. Dec 17, 2014
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Govt calendar will help take forward Clean India Mission: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday unveiled Indian government's calendar for the year 2015, which is a convergence of two projects - Clean India Mission and Digital India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Clean India Mission in October with an aim to modernize sanitation within five years. At the launch programme in New Delhi, Jaitley was accompanied by Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Broadcasting Secretary Bimal Julka. A digital version of the calendar was also launched. Jaitley said the digital calendar will promote Digital India, a government's initiative to integrate the departments and the people across the country to ensure effective governance reducing paperwork. Digital India initiative also includes plan to connect rural areas under high-speed internet networks. Dec 17, 2014