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Bangladeshs Awami League rallies to protest opposition blockade over polls

Dhaka, Dec 18 (ANI): Thousands of Bangladesh’s ruling party Awami League’s supporters marched on the streets in capital Dhaka to protest a fresh transport blockade, called by opposition parties to oppose the upcoming national polls in Bangladesh. The 18-party alliance of opposition parties, led by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), had called for 72-hour blockade of roads, railways and waterways across Bangladesh starting from Tuesday. Addressing supporters, leader of the Awami League Party, Mofazzal Hossain, urged them to plead before the masses in order to secure votes in favour of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s party. Dec 18, 2013
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Fog woes: Flights, trains delayed in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 18 (ANI): Dense fog continued to envelop New Delhi for the third day on Wednesday as flight operations came to a standstill due to poor visibility. The fog affected schedule of over 60 flights causing inconvenience to passengers. According to reports, while 42 domestic and 13 international flights have been delayed so far, eight had to be cancelled. Meanwhile, dozens of trains were also delayed due to the dense fog, while many were rescheduled. Poor visibility caused traffic jams on roads increasing trouble for office goers. Dec 18, 2013
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Floods in Gaza put young and elderly at risk

Many Gazans remain stuck at home due to flooded streets, a particular burden for the elderly and families with newborns. The Hamas-ruled enclave has struggled with massive flooding caused by winter downpours that began last week. Duration: 01:05 Dec 18, 2013
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NATO chief hopes for new EU defence commitment

NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen tells AFP in an exclusive interview that he hopes EU leaders will commit to new military capabilities and cooperation at this week's summit, with a strong Europe in everyone's interest. Duration: 01:11 Dec 18, 2013
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US budget deal clears key Senate hurdle

The Senate advanced a bipartisan budget deal Tuesday, setting up likely passage of a bill that sets spending caps for the next two years and reduces prospects of a government shutdown in 2014. Duration: 00:27 Dec 18, 2013
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Russia, Ukraine sign deal removing trade obstacles

Russia and Ukraine on Tuesday signed an agreement after Kremlin talks between Ukraine President Yanukovych and Russian President Putin aimed at removing trade obstacles between the two neighbours and boosting economic ties. Duration: 01:00 Dec 18, 2013
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Austrian Teddy Bear Clinic aims to beat hospital fears

For a few days every year, Austrian medical students organise a Teddy Bear Clinic. By giving the cuddly companions a medical check-up, the students hope to help children lose their fear of hospitals and doctors. Duration: 01:12 Dec 18, 2013