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Madagascar strongman votes in first post-coup polls

Madagascar was voting Friday in long-delayed presidential elections meant to restore democracy and pull the island nation out of the crisis it plunged into after a 2009 coup. Duration: 0:40 Oct 25, 2013
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EU countries urge answers over US spying row

France and Germany want talks with the United States to settle a spying row after US eavesdropping on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile and French citizens' calls, the EU announced Friday. Duration: 00:54 Oct 25, 2013
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Hollande rules out supertax relief for football clubs

President Francois Hollande ruled out Friday any special exemption for France's football clubs as clubs angered at the country's 75-percent tax on its highest earners ready for unprecedented strike action. Duration: 00:32 Oct 25, 2013
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Indonesian capital swoops to rescue performing monkeys

Lying low in a slum in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, monkey handlers do not dare take their long-tailed macaques out to perform in the streets for fear of being caught in a new crackdown. Duration: 00:33 Oct 25, 2013
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China court rejects Bo appeal, ending saga

A Chinese court rejects fallen politician Bo Xilai's appeal against his conviction and confirms his life sentence, a ruling likely to seal his fate as authorities look to close a damaging scandal. Duration: 00:44 Oct 25, 2013
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US 'pivot' to Asia gaining strength: admiral

The US has significantly increased its warships and aircraft deployed in Asia despite Washington's budget woes, adding punch to its "pivot" to the region, according to a senior naval commander. Duration: 00:47 Oct 25, 2013
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Visit to China & Russia strengthened confidence in relation: Manmohan Singh

On Board, Oct 24 (ANI): While returning from his five-day visit to Russia and China, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh onboard on Thursday said that the visit to the two countries has strengthened his confidence in relationship with both the countries. He further said that China and Russia are growing recognition towards rising terrorism as a threat and are fighting against the same. Oct 24, 2013
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I have nothing to hide, CBI can investigate on Coalgate scam: Manmohan Singh

On Board, Oct 24, (ANI): Talking about the speculations on involvement of the PM in the infamous Coal Allocation Scam, while returning from his five-day visit to Russia and China, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that he has "nothing to hide" and that he will abide by the instructions of CBI and that CBI can carry on its investigations. Further, talking about the upcoming 2014 general elections, Singh said that Congress which is surrounded by scams will surprise the nation again and will come to power. Oct 24, 2013
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Prithviraj Chavan to help ease onion prices in Delhi

Mumbai, Oct 24 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday promised to supply onions to Delhi in the wake of the soaring prices of onions in the city. According to media reports, the bulb was selling at Rs 90 to Rs 100 per Kg on Wednesday. Chavan said that supply of the vegetable would be sent from Nashik. Chavan added that this year, a drought followed by heavy rain affected the supplies, however the onions would be sold to Delhi at much lower rates. Oct 24, 2013
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TN Assembly resolution based on misinformation, India important for CHOGM: Prasad Kariyawasam

New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): After Tamil Nadu Assembly passed a resolution on Thursday demanding the nation's prime minister to boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka next month, the country's High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam said that the resolution is based on misinformation. He also said that India is important for the commonwealth and for the country. Kariyawasam refrained from commenting anything on the speculations on the PM's visit. Oct 24, 2013
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Manna Dey cremated at Hebbal crematorium in Bangalore

Bangalore, Oct 24 (ANI): Legendary singer Manna Dey, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 94, has been cremated in Bangalore's Hebbal crematorium. Dey's body was taken from the hospital to cultural centre Ravindra Kalakshetra, where friends and fans paid their last respects. Dey's was taken to ICU some days ago to be treated for respiratory illness and renal failure. He has been in and out of hospital the last few months and was on dialysis in September. Manna Dey, or Prabodh Chandra Dey, who has given us some of the best songs in the classic era, has a huge fan following across the country. Among Manna Dey's best loved Hindi songs were Ek Chatur Naar from Padosan, Zindagi Kaise Hai Paheli from Anand, Ae Meri Zohrajabeen from Waqt and Yaari Hai Imaan Mera from Zanjeer. He often sang for Raj Kapoor, and formed hit partnerships with composers Salil Chowdhury and Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Oct 24, 2013