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Politicos react on PM Modi attending BRICS Summit

New Delhi, July 13 (ANI): Political leaders on Sunday reacted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi attending the BRICS Summit to be held in Brazil. CPI leader Atul Anjan has said that Modi is just delaying his development plans to stay in power for a longer tenure. Meanwhile, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that as the Prime Minister it is Modi's responsibility to attend the Summit. Jul 13, 2014
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Palestinians clash with Israeli troops in the West Bank

Hebron/ Bethlehem, July 13 (ANI): Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli military forces in the West Bank cities of Bethlehem and Hebron early Sunday morning in protest against an Israeli offensive in Gaza. Israeli troops responded with stun grenades, tear gas and live fire. In Hebron, seven Palestinians were injured from live fire. Another 20 were injured by rubber bullets. The clashes took place as Israel continued a five-day offensive against Hamas militants in Gaza. Jul 13, 2014
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Five more infants die at Malda hospital, toll reaches 12

Malda, July 13 (ANI): In a worsening situation at the Malda Medical College and Hospital in West Bengal, five more infant deaths have been reported on Sunday. This comes less than a day after as many as seven newborn died at the hospital in 24 hours time. The government hospital had been in the news for the death of 23 infants due to an unspecified illness in June. Crib deaths is a serious issue haunting the West Bengal government since the past few years. Jul 13, 2014
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More Indian nurses stranded in Iraq arrive home

Kochi, July 13 (ANI): Another batch of 29 Indian nurses, who were caught up fighting in Iraq, arrived home in Kochi city of Kerala and were welcomed by their family members at the airport. The nurses were working in four different hospitals in and around places of Diyala. The nurses had been worried as the hospital authorities were not returning their passports but they got it later after government's intervention. India's foreign ministry made ways for safe return of the stranded Indian nationals as they arranged for funds to pay off for immigration fines and return tickets. Jul 13, 2014
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Artist creates sand sculpture in Odisha to honour FIFA World Cup

Puri, July 13 (ANI): As the final of FIFA World Cup 2014 has approached, famed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a representative sand sculpture of the cup at a beach in Puri city of Odisha. Pattnaik created an eight feet high sand sculpture of the World Cup trophy along with the national flags of the two finalists and the faces of two captains, Lionel Messi of Argentina and Philipp Lahm of Germany, with a message "Goal for Gold Cup". The FIFA World Cup final will be played on July 13 between Argentina and Germany. Jul 13, 2014
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FIFA World Cup 2014: No silver lining for Brazil Fans

Brazil, July 13 (ANI): Brazil signed off from their home World Cup to a cacophony of boos as the defensive errors that crushed their bid for a sixth title resurfaced in a shoddy 3-0 loss to the Netherlands in the third-place playoff match. Despite Brazil suffering a massive defeat in the semi-final to Germany, the "FIFA Fan Fest" on Rio de Janeiro's famous Copacabana beach was packed with soccer fans eager to see the host nation score some goals and claim some pride back. The World Cup final between Argentina and Germany will take place in Rio's Maracana Stadium on Sunday. Jul 13, 2014
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Delhi swelters under record heat wave with no sight of monsoon

New Delhi, July 13 (ANI): Delhi is sweltering under the longest heat wave on record, triggering widespread breakdowns in the supply of electricity with no scope of monsoon in the days to come. Temperatures in the capital reached up to a maximum of 41 degrees centigrade in the past week. High temperatures, coupled with frequent power outages, have put the residents in misery. Tourism industry is badly hit as travellers prefer to visit cooler places to get some respite from the scorching heat. Meteorological Department officials attribute the delay in monsoons to the western disturbances in north India. But they are optimistic about the arrival of monsoons in the near future. Jul 13, 2014
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France marks 1-year anniversary of deadly train crash

On the one-year anniversary of the Brétigny-sur-Orge train crash near Paris, the French transport minister and victims' associations paid homage to the seven people who died and the scores who were injured. Duration: 00:39 Jul 12, 2014
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Israel pounds Gaza for a fifth day

Israel pounded Gaza for a fifth day Saturday with air strikes and artillery, killing 22 Palestinians as Hamas defiantly kept up its rocket fire into the Jewish state. Duration: 00:43 Jul 12, 2014
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Chikungunya virus spreads through French Antilles

Franca has declared a major epidemic of the chikungunya virus in its overseas territory of Martinique in the French Antilles. The mosquito-borne disease first appeared in December and has increased to hit 5,000 new cases per week. Duration: 01:35 Jul 12, 2014
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Reactions pour in as Karnataka house panel blames mobiles for rise in rape

Chandigarh/ Bangalore/ New Delhi, July 12 (ANI): After blaming rape on women_s style of dressing, the crime is now being linked to mobile phones. A house committee of the Karnataka legislative assembly has recommended that the state government should ban mobile phones in schools and colleges, blaming the devices for an unprecedented rise in the number of rape and molestation cases. Jul 12, 2014
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Fire at SBI Branch in Chennai

Chennai, July 12 (ANI): A branch of State Bank of India in Chennai caught fire on Saturday evening. Several fire brigades have reached the spot to douse the raging inferno. The cause of the fire is yet to be known. No casualties have been reported in the incident. Branch Manager Sanjeev Chakra assured that no loss of data has happened so the customers need not worry. Jul 12, 2014