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Iraq: Petrol crisis hits Kurdish region

The shutdown of Iraq's biggest refinery, roads blocked by fighting, and skyrocketing demand have created the worst fuel crisis in years in the country's semi-autonomous Kurdish region. Duration: 01:32 Jun 27, 2014
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Pessimism in Baghdad as Sunni offensive continues

Iraqis express skepticism concerning the latest political developments in their country, as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki conceded that political measures will also be needed to defeat the jihadist-led offensive. Duration: 01:07 Jun 28, 2014
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Policeman dies in a Naxal attack in Gadchiroli

Gadchiroli, June 27 (ANI): A policeman was killed in a Maoist attack in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. A group of Maoists opened fire on a police patrol in Murumgaon forest area in which Umesh Jaavde died. The officials performed rites and guard of honour on Friday. Jaavde hailed from Maharashtra's Osmanabad district. On June 15, police had busted a Maoist hideout in the jungles of Gadchiroli. One rebel was killed during the encounter and many explosives were recovered. Jun 27, 2014
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Bangladeshi war crimes tribunal observes founder's 20th death anniversary

Dhaka, June 27 (ANI): Supporters of a Bangladeshi war crimes tribunal commemorated the 20th death anniversary of its founder, Jahanara Imam, in Dhaka on June 26. Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee was founded by Imam in 1973. The committee calls for the trial of people who committed crimes against humanity in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, in collaboration with the Pakistani forces. The tribunals have so far handed down 10 verdicts, including eight death sentences and two life imprisonments. Jun 27, 2014
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It Happens: International Drug Day

New Delhi, June 27 (ANI): Hundreds of people participated in a walkathon in New Delhi on June 26 to raise public awareness about the drug abuse and to mobilise support against illicit trafficking. United Nations General Assembly in 1987 decided to observe June 26 as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. The organizers hoped the campaign would send out a strong message of positive health, fitness and well-being and encourage participants to adopt a healthy lifestyle and build a drug-free environment. Music bands of Indian Coast Guard also participated in the walkathon. Teenagers and adults are particularly vulnerable to using illicit drugs. The prevalence of drug use among young people is more than twice as high as that among the general population. At this age, peer pressure to experiment with illicit drugs can be strong and self-esteem is often low. Also, those who take drugs tend to be either misinformed or insufficiently aware of the health risks involved.The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), which monitors the implementation of U.N. drug control conventions, said in 2012 illicit drugs as well as prescription medicines were being order Jun 27, 2014