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Gadkari given additional charge of portfolios held by Gopinath Munde

New Delhi, June 04 (ANI): The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has directed that Union Road Transport, Highways and Shipping minister Nitin Gadkari has been entrusted with additional charge of the ministries of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation. Gadkari has been asked to handle portfolios held by Gopinath Munde who had tragically died due to a car crash. Munde was cremated with full state honours in his ancestral village in Parli in Maharashtra’s Beed district. Jun 5, 2014
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Adventures in dining: Grasshopper burgers, scorpion lollipops

A stone's throw from the White House, Washington residents feast on grasshopper hamburgers and scorpion lollipops -- part of an event promoting the culinary possibilities and ecological advantages of eating edible insects. Duration: 01:33 Jun 5, 2014
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UN: Plight of refugees from Central Africa worsening

The UN's World Food Programme and High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday appealed to donors to support thousands of malnourished and sick women and children fleeing violence in Central African Republic. Duration: 01:02 Jun 5, 2014
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HKG marks Tiananmen anniversary as Beijing clamps down

Tens of thousands gather in Hong Kong to remember the dead on the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, the only major commemoration in China as authorities clamp tight security on Beijing. Duration: 00:58 Jun 5, 2014
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Ferry tragedy turns S. Korea polls into referendum

South Koreans voted in local elections Wednesday seen as a spot referendum on President Park Geun-Hye's handling of the Sewol ferry disaster in April that killed about 300 people, mostly schoolchildren. Jun 5, 2014
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Obama condemns Russia's 'dark tactics' in Ukraine

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned the "dark tactics" and "aggression" of Russia in Ukraine after meeting Kiev's president-elect Petro Poroshenko in Warsaw and promising him years of US support Jun 5, 2014
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Syrian composer wields musical 'weapons' in fight for peace

With Syria's heritage and cultural identity under threat of destruction during the ongoing civil war, award-winning Syrian-American composer and pianist Malek Jandali is a believer in the 'soft power' of music and art to bring peace. Jun 4, 2014