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Twin blasts kill at least 35 in Nigeria

At least 35 people were killed following two explosions in a crowded neighbourhood of Nigeria's restless northeastern city of Maiduguri, a stronghold of Boko Haram Islamists, police said Sunday. Duration: 00:39 Mar 3, 2014
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Putin prepares to send more troops into Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin won the green light from parliament to send troops into Ukraine after a bloody three-month uprising swept new pro-EU leaders to power while also sparking unrest in the pro-Kremlin Crimean peninsula. Duration: 01:20 Mar 2, 2014
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Congress on ordinance route to pass Anti Graft Bills

Nagpur, March 02 (ANI): Congress leader Rajeev Shukla on Sunday said that the Congress wants to pass the anti graft bills for public welfare and the opposition should not oppose but support the government if it takes the ordinance route. The Union Cabinet is meeting to take a final call on whether or not to take the ordinance route for key anti-corruption bills backed by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. Mar 2, 2014
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Muzaffarnagar riots were provoked by political parties for vested interest: Kejriwal

Kanpur, Mar 2 (ANI): While blowing the poll bugle in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur city, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday launched a scathing attack against all the political parties including the state ruling Samajwadi Party. Kejriwal invoked last year's Muzaffarnagar communal riots that left many people dead and missing. He said that political parties provoke riots for vested interest. Mar 2, 2014

Pakistani Media succumbing to Islamist threat unlike Bangladeshi media

New Delhi, March 2 (ANI): Media freedom has come under attack in Pakistan with the Taliban trying their best to turn Pakistan into another Afghanistan. The recent attacks on media houses certainly point in that direction. In contrast the media is still very much independent in Bangladesh despite the pressure from the Islamists who have ideological links to extremists in Pakistan. Media is said to be the fourth pillar of a democracy but the media in Pakistan is under the scanner for giving into pressure from hardliners. Media houses either resort to self-censorship or if not are attacked for expressing independent opinion. Its not just the Islamist groups but also the Pakistan army and particularly the country’s premier intelligence agency the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) which has muzzled media freedom as well. In many regions especially in Balochistan and in Pakistani Kashmir it is very difficult for a journalist to investigate and report fairly and safely. Mar 2, 2014