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Ukraine prepares for crunch presidential polls

Ukraine heads to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president, with the country at risk of being torn apart by violence in the east where pro-Russian separatists killed 18 Ukrainian soldiers on Thursday. Duration: 02:40 May 23, 2014
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Dutch buck populist trend as Euro polls begin

Dutch anti-EU populist Geert Wilders appeared to suffer a setback as European parliament elections were held in the Netherlands and Britain on Thursday, despite predictions of continental gains for the far-right. Duration: 00:35 May 23, 2014
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Corruption allegations blight Liberian police force

Liberia's police force are tasked with enforcing security and safety across the nation but 11 years after the end of the civil war, a lack of resources and allegations of endemic corruption plague the organisation. Duration: 02:03 min May 23, 2014
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ICC sentences Congolese warlord Katanga to 12 years

The International Criminal Court on Friday sentenced Congolese warlord Germain "Simba" Katanga to 12 years in jail for arming an ethnic militia that carried out a "particularly cruel" 2003 village massacre. Duration: 00:48 May 23, 2014
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It Happens: Rajasthan relives past glory at art exhibition on Anchor World Museum Day

Ajmer, May 23 (ANI): On the occasion of Anchor World Museum Day visitors, specially the youth, thronged to the ancient Ajmer Fort of Rajasthan to relive their ancient tradition and culture, in the two-day heritage exhibition. The heritage exhibition organized in the precincts of the ancient fort of Mughal Emperor Akbar in Naya Bazaar area of Ajmer was inaugurated by the south Ajmer legislator, Anita Bhadel. The curator, Himmat Singh Shekhawat, said that the two-day exhibition aims to promote the idea of restoring the past and understanding its importance in daily lives. Paintings by an eminent artist of Shivam Sharde Art Centre in Ajmer, Mamta Devada, were also displayed. Ancient Ajaipal temple, Dargah Sharif, Clock Tower, St. Anselm’s Church, the puicturesque places of Pushkar and the fort of Taragarh were portrayed through the artist’s 30 paintings. Devada said that the idea behind the exhibition was to make people aware of their rich culture and heritage. The crowds that thronged the ancient fort were proof that the venture was a grand success. May 23, 2014
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MEA briefs about Afghanistan attack and invitation to SAARC leaders

New Delhi, May 23 (ANI): MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Friday briefed about the attack on Indian envoy in Afghanistan and strongly condemned it. He also said that the entire situation is being analyzed. He added that Afghanistan PM Hamid Karzai had spoken to Indian PM-designate Narendra Modi and assured him of all possible efforts to protect Indian missions there. Akbaruddin then, highlighting the invitation of SAARC nation leaders to Narendra Modi's oath ceremony, said that invitations were sent to 8 nations out of which Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Mauritius have confirmed and response is still awaited from Pakistan. He added that as far as the swearing-in ceremony of the Indian Prime Minister is concerned this will be the first occasion of SAARC leaders coming together. May 23, 2014
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India expresses concern over military coup in Thailand

New Delhi, May 23 (ANI): India expressed concern over military coup in Thailand on Friday and hoped for an urgent political resolution and restoration of normalcy based on the principles of democracy, will of the people and rule of the law.Thailand army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha set out his plans for the country on Friday, a day after seizing power in a coup, saying reforms were needed before an election can be held and enlisting the help of the civil service. India's foreign ministry spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin, said that New Delhi was closely monitoring the evolving situation. India has also advised its troops to return home. May 23, 2014
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'I'm open to joining politics if 'taken seriously': Angelina Jolie

New Delhi, May 23 (ANI): Angelina Jolie has said that she is open to the idea of an official political role if "taken seriously". 'The Tourist' star told a morning news show that if she thought she would be effective, she would, but she was not sure if she would ever be taken seriously in that way. Whilst talking about her politics ambitions, the 38-year-old actress had earlier said that she doubted if by now her skeletons in her closet were all out and they were probably all out, as she doesn't know if there's any left. May 23, 2014
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Artists pay tribute to Sufi singers at a musical event in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 23 (ANI): The Kashmir Music Club in collaboration with radio station Radio Kashmir organised a musical event to commemorate legendary Sufi musicians in Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar. The event was organized to commemorate long gone Kashmiri Sufi artists like Ghulam Ahmad Sofi, Ghulam Nabi Sheikh, Ghulam Qadir Langoo, Vijay Kumar Mallah and Padma Shri Awardee Gulam Ahmad Saznawaz. These artists were instrumental in promoting Sufi music in the state. Several Kashmiri artists, including poets, writers and singers, took to the stage to entertain the audience and educate them about Sufi music at the same time. People of Srinagar thronged the event to enjoy an evening of soothing music. May 23, 2014
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Will KimK walk down the aisle in Alexander McQueen gown?

New Delhi, May 23 (ANI): Kim Kardashian has enlisted Sarah Burton, the creative director behind Alexander McQueen , to design one of her wedding looks, according to reports. A source told a web portal that the 33-year-old reality star has called on Burton to design one of her options, a leading daily reported. The source added that Kardashian wanted the low-cut V-neck look that Kate Middleton had, but much lower, and she wanted her gown to be tight-fitting enough to show off her svelte figure. The source added that gown was estimated to cost 2 million dollars and no one will see the gown until 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star walked down the aisle and there were three gowns that were made just for the actress and she hasn't decided yet between them. May 23, 2014
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Congress leaders now want Priyanka Gandhi to emerge as new face of party

New Delhi, May 23(ANI): After the humiliating rout of the Congress in the general elections, the party leaders felt that the charismatic scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, Priyanka Gandhi, should emerge as the new face of the party, if it is to be salvaged from the depths of defeat in near future. Congress leader KV Thomas said that Priyanka has inherited the charismatic charm of her grandmother, the late prime minister, Indira Gandhi. Congress leader, Shakeel Ahmad has, however, said that the Congress will welcome the decision taken by Priyanka. May 23, 2014