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CBFC Chairman quits citing 'corruption' after clearance for film MSG

New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Leela Samson has resigned citing reasons of 'interference and corruption' after the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) apparently cleared the controversial film Messenger of God ( MSG) that stars Dera Saccha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Samson said the reasons cited are alleged "interference, coercion and corruption of panel members and officers of the organization who are appointed by the ministry." Jan 16, 2015
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Bangladesh opposition protests attack on party chief adviser

Dhaka, Jan 16 (ANI): The opposition alliance-led by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Thursday (January 15) protested attack on BNP chief Begum Khaleda Zia’s adviser Riaz Rahman. Rahman was shot and his car was set on fire on the night of January 13. He was returning from a meeting with Khaleda, who says police have illegally confined her to her office in Dhaka's diplomatic enclave for more than a week. The government denies Khaleda is being held against her will, and says she is free to leave the premises. Agitators torched a car while bombs were hurled in the old part of Dhaka during the BNP-sponsored strike and the ongoing blockade that has been going on since January 05. The shops remained closed and traffic movement was less than usual. The Bangladesh ruling Awami League held protest march against the opposition’s strike and blockade. Bangladesh’s minister for relief and disaster management, Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury, denounced the opposition’s stand. Jan 16, 2015
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India disapproves European parliament resolution backing Italian marines' return

New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): India on Friday (January 16) expressed disapproval with European parliament adopting a resolution calling for the repatriation of the two Italian marines undergoing trail in the killing of two fishermen. MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that the European parliament should not have adopted such a resolution when the case, dating back to February 2012, was still sub-judice. The European parliament in Strasbourg on Thursday (January 15) adopted a resolution on the case of two Italian marines accused in India of killing two Indian fishermen, which called for the pair to be allowed to return to Italy, saying that holding them in India without charges was a "grave violation of human rights". Jan 16, 2015
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Kerry accuses Boko Haram of 'crime against humanity'

US Secretary of State John Kerry branded a Boko Haram massacre in northern Nigeria a "crime against humanity" as satellite images suggested massive destruction in the two towns reported razed by its fighters. Duration: 00:38 Jan 16, 2015
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French astrophysics lab to shed light on dark matter

After developing instruments for Rosetta, the Astrophysics Laboratory of Marseille announces participation in future missions, including Euclid, a European telescope to study the secrets of dark matter. Duration: 01:03 Jan 16, 2015
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Cartoonist Georges Wolinski laid to rest

Cartoonist Georges Wolinski, 80, was laid to rest in a private family funeral after he was gunned down by two Islamist brothers in last week's attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris. Duration: 00:50 Jan 16, 2015