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Hundreds flock to hear West Bengal minister speak

Trinamool Congress supporters listen to a speech by India's West Bengal state Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee during a mass gathering at the Brigade Parade Grounds in Kolkata on January 30, 2014. Duration: 00:33 Jan 31, 2014
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Zuma home revamp threatens ANC at the polls

As South Africa prepares to vote in the upcoming fifth democratic elections, scandal rages around President Jacob Zuma's residence, threatening his support at the crucial polls. Duration: 02:40 Jan 31, 2014
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Italian court finds Amanda Knox guilty of murder

An Italian court pronounced US student Amanda Knox guilty of murder and sentenced her in absentia to 28 years and six months in prison in what she said was an "unjust verdict". Duration: 01:11 Jan 31, 2014
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Weary Kiev protesters keep up two-month occupation of city hall

For the past two months, Ukrainian protesters have been occupying Kiev's city hall. One of the first "trophies" for the protest movement, the building was occupied on December 1, and swiftly became living quarters for protesters. Duration: 01:17 Jan 31, 2014
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No easy ride for homeward bound China bikers

While many of China's 245 million migrant workers travel home to their families on jam-packed trains or buses for the Lunar New Year some choose to hit the road on motorcycles. Duration: 00:42 Jan 31, 2014
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Bombings hit Baghdad as Iraq death toll tops 900

Bombings near a market and a restaurant in Baghdad killed six people on Thursday as the death toll for January topped 900, with no end in sight to Iraq's worst violence since 2008. Duration: 00:34 Jan 31, 2014
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Rahul Gandhi interacts with labour sector for manifesto suggestions

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): While reaching out to labour representatives to seek their feedback for the party manifesto for the upcoming 2014 elections, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said that the objective of his party was to uplift 700 million skilled labourers to middle-class level. Gandhi said the opinions of the labour groups would be incorporated while deciding the manifesto of the Congress party. Earlier, Gandhi vowed to uplift the condition of country's 700 million labourers, promising a better life to this section on given an opportunity to form the government after the national polls due before May. Jan 31, 2014
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Poor should get LPG cylinders for free: Mulayam Singh Yadav

Lucknow, Jan 31 (ANI): Reacting to Centre’s decision of raising LPG cylinder quota to 12, Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said that the limit should be raised to 24 and poor people should get the cooking gas cylinders for free. Meanwhile, Yadav also said that the SP government in Uttar Pradesh has done a commendable job of helping the Muzaffarnagar riot victims. Jan 31, 2014
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India, Fiji sign DTAA to avoid double taxation

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): India and Fiji signed a pact to avoid double taxation and to facilitate mutual economic co-operation between the two countries. The Government of India signed the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with the Government Fiji that also provides for exchange of banking information for tax administration purpose. The pact was signed in New Delhi by India’s Finance Minister P Chidambaram and the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum on behalf of the Government of Fiji. Speaking on the occasion, Chidambaram said the need for DTAA between the two countries was required and negotiations were already completed in 2011. Jan 31, 2014
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Bangladesh HC orders death sentence to 14 in arms smuggling case

Chittagong, Jan 31 (ANI): A Bangladeshi court sentenced 14 people to death, including an Islamist party leader, Indian militant, a former security agency chief and a former deputy government minister for involvement in the country's biggest ever arms smuggling case. Leader of United Liberation Front of Assam, Paresh Barua, was among those who were awarded death penalty. Police seized 10 truck-loads of weapons in a raid on a state-owned jetty in the port city of Chittagong in 2004. Jan 31, 2014
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Mumbai Police Commissioner seeks resignation, may contest LS polls

Mumbai, Jan 31 (ANI): Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh filed resignation letter and sought resignation from the Indian Police Service and is said to be preparing to contest the upcoming general elections. Singh said that he wants to expand his sphere and work towards the national reconstruction and world peace. On being asked which party he is to join, Singh said the decision will come soon. Jan 31, 2014