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Obama names Ashton Carter as defense secretary

US President Barack Obama on Friday named a former Pentagon deputy chief, Ashton Carter, to be his new defense secretary. If confirmed, Carter would replace Chuck Hagel who announced his resignation last month. Dec 6, 2014
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French troops destroy weapons in CAR

As the first anniversary of the French Sangaris operation in Central Africa nears, troops go on patrol and destroy weapons and ammunitions they have gathered. Dec 5, 2014
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Atleast 1 killed and four injured in Grenade attack at bus stand in Srinagar

Srinagar, Dec 5 (ANI): Atleast one person was killed and four injured in a grenade attack that took place in a bus stand in Tral area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir. The injured people were admitted to the hospital. Relative of a victim briefed about the incident. Four terror attacks have been reported in Kashmir valley earlier in the day. Further details are awaited. Dec 5, 2014
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Residents await justice ahead of 22nd anniversary of Babri mosque demolition in Ayodhya

Ayodhya, Dec 05 (ANI): Residents of the Ayodhya city of Uttar Pradesh await justice ahead of the 22nd anniversary of the demolition of the Babri mosque which triggered massive communal riots causing immense loss of life and property in the ensuing violence. On Wednesday (December 03), a litigator, Mohammad Hashim Ansari, who had filed a petition in the case more than 60 years ago, withdrew it. As per media sources, Ansari said the deity concerned (Lord Rama) is placed in makeshift camps, whereas those playing politics are living in bungalows. Ansari on Thursday said that he did not expect the government to take any decision in favour of his community. Meanwhile, a Hindu priest, Nirmohiya said that temples in Lord Ram's reported birthplace were left derelict, without holy offerings and devotional prayers. Even now, the anniversary of the demolition on December 06 raises Hindu-Muslim tensions across the country and often results in rioting. Dec 5, 2014