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JD (U) on CHOGM

New Delhi, Nov 7 (ANI): JD (U) leader Sabir Ali on Friday said that instead of not attending the CHOGM, the PM should put his point strongly during the meet at Colombo. Nov 8, 2013
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Jayalalitha declares world chess championship open

Chennai, Nov 08 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha declared the world chess championship open, setting the stage for a clash between chess titans. India's defending world champion, Vishwanathan Anand would take on the Norwegian Challenger Magnus Carlsen, from Saturday. This 12-match series was being organized by FIDE, the world chess federation. Jayalalitha said that an amount of 29 crore rupees has been allotted for the championship. The 43-year-old Indian chess ace, Anand, had dominated the sports and remained a world champion since 2007. 24-year-old Carlsen, on the other hand, was the youngest player to top the world rankings, when he was just 19. Nov 8, 2013
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Kuwait's PM on 4-day visit to India

New Delhi, Nov 08 (ANI): Initiating the very first visit by a Kuwaiti head of government in 10 years, the country's Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah arrived in New Delhi on a four-day state visit. The Kuwaiti prime minister was received at the airport by Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahamed on Thursday. Jaber is accompanied by a high-level delegation, including ministers, senior officials and captains of the industry. The visit is first since the post of Crown Prince and prime minister was bifurcated in 2003. Nov 8, 2013
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Irom Sharmila faced death threats for relationship with foreigner

Imphal, Nov 08 (ANI): Just three days after the iron lady of Manipur, Irom Sharmila's fast-unto-death entered its 14th year, the 41-year-old has hit out at people within her own organisation, the Just Peace Foundation, saying they threatened her with 'honour' killing over her relationship with a foreigner. Sharmila, on Thursday accused those close to her of sending her death threats and "acting like the Taliban" over her love for Desmond Cutinho, a social worker and journalist of British origin. Sharmila's relationship with Cutinho has been for at least three years. Nov 8, 2013
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Bangladesh opposition calls for dialogue over poll-time govt

Dhaka, Nov 08 (ANI): Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia said that a dialogue over demand of election-time government could not be held because of government's reluctance to engage in talks with the opposition. Addressing her supporters through video-conferencing on Thursday, Zia said that she hoped that the government rolls back its decision on forming an all-party election time government. She also appealed to her party activists and supporters for intensifying the anti-government movement. Nov 8, 2013
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DR Congo town celebrates rebel defeat

The town of Kibumba in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday held an event to celebrate the victory of the country's armed forces over the M23 rebel movement. Duration: 00:59 Nov 8, 2013
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Toronto mayor drunken rant caught on tape

Toronto's crack-smoking mayor faced embarrassment Thursday when video footage was published showing him in an agitated drunken state, staggering and making foul-mouthed threats. Duration: 00:40 Nov 8, 2013
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Losing weight in Dubai is rewarded with gold

Dubai municipality has dished out 2.8 million dirhams ($762,942) worth of gold in prizes to contestants in a weight-loss challenge, an unusual initiative by the Gulf emirate to fight obesity. Duration: 00:39 Nov 8, 2013
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New Facebook data centre in Swedish Lapland

Europe's first Facebook data centre in the northern city of Lulea in Swedish Lapland went live on June 12, 2013, run entirely on hydro power. Duration: 00:53 Nov 8, 2013
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Muscovites willing to exercise given metro tickets

Muscovites can get their hands on free metro tickets in the run-up to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, but only if they perform thirty reps on a new exercise machine unveiled on Friday by the Russian Olympic Committee. Duration: 00:32 Nov 8, 2013
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S and P downgrades France's credit rating

The Standard and Poor's agency on Friday downgraded France's credit rating by one notch to 'AA' from 'AA+', though judged outlook stable, dealing a further blow to President François Hollande's embattled Socialist government. Duration: 00:59 Nov 8, 2013