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Diplomats arrest: BJP appreciates Govts tough stand

New Delhi, Dec 18 (ANI): BJP leader Kirti Azad on Wednesday appreciated the government’s tough stand over the arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in US. Azad said that the US government should now meet the demands of the Indian government. Dec 18, 2013
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Will make Lokpal Bill stronger after coming to power: BJP

New Delhi, Dec 18 (ANI): The BJP on Wednesday said that the UPA government had no intention to pass the Lokpal Bill. BJP leader Kirti Azad said that the government is now trying to divert people’s attention. He also added that the BJP will make the Lokpal Bill stronger once it comes to power. Dec 18, 2013
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Pakistan holds protest after Mollahs execution in Bangladesh

Islamabad, Dec 18 (ANI): Dozens of activists from civil society and supporters of Pakistan’s Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) marched to Bangladesh High Commission in Islamabad to condemn execution of Bangladeshi leader Abdul Quader Mollah. Bangladesh executed Mollah on December 12 for war crimes he committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. The protests are continuing in Pakistan since Mollah’s execution. Protestors handed a memorandum to Bangladesh High Commission officials. Dec 18, 2013
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Bangladeshs Awami League rallies to protest opposition blockade over polls

Dhaka, Dec 18 (ANI): Thousands of Bangladesh’s ruling party Awami League’s supporters marched on the streets in capital Dhaka to protest a fresh transport blockade, called by opposition parties to oppose the upcoming national polls in Bangladesh. The 18-party alliance of opposition parties, led by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), had called for 72-hour blockade of roads, railways and waterways across Bangladesh starting from Tuesday. Addressing supporters, leader of the Awami League Party, Mofazzal Hossain, urged them to plead before the masses in order to secure votes in favour of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s party. Dec 18, 2013
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Fog woes: Flights, trains delayed in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 18 (ANI): Dense fog continued to envelop New Delhi for the third day on Wednesday as flight operations came to a standstill due to poor visibility. The fog affected schedule of over 60 flights causing inconvenience to passengers. According to reports, while 42 domestic and 13 international flights have been delayed so far, eight had to be cancelled. Meanwhile, dozens of trains were also delayed due to the dense fog, while many were rescheduled. Poor visibility caused traffic jams on roads increasing trouble for office goers. Dec 18, 2013
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Floods in Gaza put young and elderly at risk

Many Gazans remain stuck at home due to flooded streets, a particular burden for the elderly and families with newborns. The Hamas-ruled enclave has struggled with massive flooding caused by winter downpours that began last week. Duration: 01:05 Dec 18, 2013
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Illegal African immigrants protest Israel detention

Nearly 200 African asylum seekers who entered Israel illegally demonstrated Tuesday in Jerusalem against being housed at a brand-new open facility they walked out of two days earlier. Duration: 00:45 Dec 18, 2013
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NATO chief hopes for new EU defence commitment

NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen tells AFP in an exclusive interview that he hopes EU leaders will commit to new military capabilities and cooperation at this week's summit, with a strong Europe in everyone's interest. Duration: 01:11 Dec 18, 2013
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Austrian Teddy Bear Clinic aims to beat hospital fears

For a few days every year, Austrian medical students organise a Teddy Bear Clinic. By giving the cuddly companions a medical check-up, the students hope to help children lose their fear of hospitals and doctors. Duration: 01:12 Dec 18, 2013
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US budget deal clears key Senate hurdle

The Senate advanced a bipartisan budget deal Tuesday, setting up likely passage of a bill that sets spending caps for the next two years and reduces prospects of a government shutdown in 2014. Duration: 00:27 Dec 18, 2013
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Russia, Ukraine sign deal removing trade obstacles

Russia and Ukraine on Tuesday signed an agreement after Kremlin talks between Ukraine President Yanukovych and Russian President Putin aimed at removing trade obstacles between the two neighbours and boosting economic ties. Duration: 01:00 Dec 18, 2013
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Discreet ceremony for third anniversary of Tunisia uprising

Tunisia marked on Tuesday the third anniversary since the self-immolation of a street vendor in Sidi Bouzid, a dramatic act of protest which unleashed the revolution that toppled long-term strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Duration: 00:30 Dec 18, 2013