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BJP's demand to honour AB Vajpayee with Bharat Ratna draws mixed response

New Delhi/ Kolkata, Nov 19 (ANI): The demand of BJP to honour former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee with the highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna drew mixed response from political ledaers. After the government honoured cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and scientist C.N.R Rao with the highest civilian award, the BJP criticised Congress party for not bestowing the same honour to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor appreciated Vajpayee's contribution to the country, however, said that the spirit with which Tendulkar was given the honour was different. Meanwhile, Union HRD minister MM Pallam Raju said that if the government decides, he will surely be honoured with the award. However, Communist Party of India, General Secretary, Tariq Anwar had a different view and stated that Vajpayee was not eligible for the honour. Nov 19, 2013
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Chhattisgarh polls: Voting for second phase underway

Chhattisgarh, Nov 19 (ANI): The second phase of the assembly polls in Chhattisgarh, covering 72 constituencies, across 19 districts, began on Tuesday. Despite a Maoist boycott call, the first phase of polls, in the 18 seats spanning Bastar and Rajnandgaon, on November 11 witnessed a 68% voter turnout. As many as 3,000 cameras are installed at the polling booths to ensure free and fair polls. Around 80,000 Election Commission officials and over 100,000 security personnel have been roped in to conduct the polls Nov 19, 2013
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Chaotic scene as Toronto strips mayor of powers

Toronto city council voted Monday to strip Mayor Rob Ford of most of his remaining powers in further sanctions against him following admissions of crack smoking and binge drinking. Duration: 01:16 Nov 19, 2013
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France ready to give everything against Ukraine

France are on the brink of missing out on next year's World Cup in Brazil, unless they can overturn a 2-0 deficit against Ukraine in the return leg of their qualifying play-off. Duration: 01:02 Nov 19, 2013
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Philippines typhoon rips bodies from graves

Skulls lie on tombstones and a hand reaches out from a grave at a cemetery in the eastern Philippines, after a typhoon so powerful it pulled the dead from the earth. Duration: 01:11 Nov 19, 2013
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UN climate talks Filipino delegate continues hunger strike

As UN climate talks enter their final week, Naderev Sano, a member of the Philippines Climate Change Commission Philippines, has reached the eighth day of a hunger strike he launched "in solidarity" with his countrymen. Duration: 01:10 Nov 19, 2013
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Crude bomb blast mars Nepal election

A crude bomb explodes on election day in Nepal, injuring three children as voters turn out for a poll seen as crucial in stabilising the Himalayan country after a civil war. Duration: 01:02 Nov 19, 2013
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Cameroon parish prays for abducted French priest

Father Georges Vandenbeusch's glasses are still lying abandoned on his desk, a reminder of the sudden kidnapping of the French priest a few days ago near Cameroon's border with Nigeria by Islamist group Boko Haram. Duration: 00:48 Nov 19, 2013
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Egyptians gather in Tahrir on 2011 uprising anniversary

Groups of supporters and opponents of Egypt's military gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square Tuesday -- the anniversary of protests against the army in 2011 that triggered deadly clashes with security forces. Duration: 00:37 Nov 19, 2013
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Shebab suicide attack against Somali police kills 16

At least 16 people were killed when Somalia's Shebab insurgents attacked a police station Tuesday, with a suicide car bomber blasting open the compound before commandos entered spraying gunfire, an army officer said. Duration: 00:49 Nov 19, 2013
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Russia extends detention of Australian Greenpeace activist

A Russian court extended the pre-trial detention Monday of an Australian member of a Greenpeace crew arrested for a protest against Arctic oil drilling while freeing a Russian doctor and a photographer on bail. Duration: 00:53 Nov 19, 2013
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Patriarch urges Christians to stay in Syria

Gregory Laham, the Syrian patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic church has called on his fellow Christians to stay in Syria, despite the brutal conflict raging in the country. Duration: 01:03 Nov 19, 2013