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Putin warns Kiev against using force in east Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that the deployment of military forces in east Ukraine by the Kiev authorities was a crime against its own people that will "have consequences." Duration: 00:42 Apr 25, 2014
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Ukraine army launches armoured assault on Slavyansk

Ukraine's military launched assaults with armoured vehicles and a helicopter Thursday to retake rebel-held eastern towns, including Slavyansk, in which up to five people were reported killed, a move Russian President Vladimir Putin warned would have "consequences". Apr 25, 2014
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Nairobi police tow away car after overnight bombing

Police officers in Nairobi on Thursday confiscated a car believed to have been used to carry bombs in the city's Pangani area, less than a kilometre from the police station where a car bomb exploded on Wednesday killing four people. Duration: 00:44 Apr 25, 2014
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Emotional, violent protests a year after Bangladesh disaster

Thousands of Bangladeshis held emotional and violent protests on the one-year anniversary of the world's worst garment factory disaster, as Western retailers face pressure to hike aid for victims of the accident that cost 1,138 lives. Duration: 00:57 Apr 25, 2014
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'Laughter yoga' in Lebanon helps Syrian refugees

The Lebanese physiotherapy consultant and instructor, Liliane Akiki, is the first "laughter therapist" in Lebanon and the Middle East. She launched the concept in Lebanon as a remedy for a wide-range of symptoms. Duration: 00:55 Apr 25, 2014
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Obama backs Japan in China island row

US President Barack Obama vows to defend Japan if China attacks over a tense territorial dispute, but also urges Beijing to help stop North Korea from forging ahead with its "dangerous" nuclear programme. Duration: 01:19 Apr 24, 2014
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Mourners flock to funeral of Myanmar pro-democracy hero

Thousands of mourners Wednesday attended the funeral of Win Tin, a giant of Myanmar's pro-democracy movement, in an outpouring of grief for one of the country's best loved champions of freedom. Duration: 00:39 Apr 24, 2014
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Rapturous welcome for Modi in Varanasi battleground

India's opposition leader and election favourite Narendra Modi is cheered by supporters in the holy Hindu city of Varanasi where he is filing his nomination papers in the battleground state of Uttar Pradesh. Duration: 00:42 Apr 24, 2014

Sri Lanka's opposition party protest against casino projects

Colombo, April 24 (ANI): The Sri Lankan government is scheduled to seek parliamentary approval for the Australian Crown Resorts Ltd's $400 million complex along with other two similar projects. President Mahinda Rajapaksa's government last year won parliamentary approval for the projects but without explicit permission to operate casinos at them. Local media reports say Crown's chief, gambling tycoon James Packer, has asked for explicit approval to run a casino for the project to take off. Opposition politicians say Packer was getting concessions not given to local entrepreneurs and Buddhist leaders said the casino could be detrimental to Sri Lanka's culture. The mixed development projects include convention centre, shopping malls, and five-star hotels. Apr 24, 2014