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Australian fires turn deadly as heatwave scorches

Skies over southeastern Australia darkened with huge plumes of smoke and lightning storms after an epic heatwave, with raging wildfires claiming one life and residents warned to "leave and live". Duration: 00:49 Jan 17, 2014
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Smuggler guides Syrians across perilous border

Thousands of Syrians have fled over the border with Turkey in recent days after clashes between rival rebel groups. Ibrahim, an Al-Nusra rebel smuggler, helps refugees cross over illegally. Duration: 02:30 Jan 17, 2014
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Obama to unveil NSA reforms, response to Snowden

Privacy advocates are eagerly waiting Barack Obama's proposals to reform US intelligence in the wake of a series of revelations on the vast data-gathering capabilities of the spy agencies. Duration: 01:41 Jan 17, 2014
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Son of slain Lebanese premier reacts after trial

Four Hezbollah members went on trial in absentia at a special UN tribunal on Thursday accused of murdering Lebanon's former premier Rafiq Hariri in a 2005 car bombing that shook the Middle East. Duration: 01:07 Jan 17, 2014
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Congress took steps to ensure power to people: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) meet on Friday said that the Congress had taken a lot of steps to ensure power to the people and that the Right To Information Act (RTI) was one of them. He also said that the Congress played a vital role in transforming the Panchayati Raj system. Jan 17, 2014
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Somnath Bharti violated law, cannot arrest woman before lodging FIR: Abha Singh

Mumbai, Jan 17 (ANI): Following Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti's complains about inaction in Malviya Nagar Drug Racket by foreign nationals, Senior Advocate Abha Singh said that Bharti himself violated law. Singh said that Bharti committed offences like arresting a woman without FIR, arresting a woman after sunset, no lawyers given to women and freedom curtailment. Singh said that by this, Bharti created a rift between India and African countries which can put the security of Indians in Africa at stake. She also said that such acts can lead to 'gundaism' and anarchy in the country. Jan 17, 2014
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Opposition making tall claims which are impossible to fulfill: Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the All Indian Congress Committee (AICC) on Friday said opposition parties are making tall claims which are impossible to fulfill. Singh further added that India is not the only country which witnessed an economic decline, and other developing countries too faced problems due to global economic downfall. Jan 17, 2014
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Comparison of records will say who is a better performer: Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the All Indian Congress Committee (AICC) on Friday said that there was no reason for the party to be disheartened because it did not do well in the Assembly polls; rather it was time to introspect, and added that when there is a comparison with the opposition, it will be clear who is a better performer. Jan 17, 2014
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Congress will win elections, make Rahul Gandhi PM: Harish Rawat

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Harish Rawat on Friday said that the Congress will win the elections, and then make party Vice President Rahul Gandhi the Prime Minister. Sonia Gandhi at the All India Congress Committee meet had said that the decision taken yesterday by the party that Vice President Rahul Gandhi will be the poll panel head is final, and that the Congress was ready for the battle. Jan 17, 2014
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Police arrest Maoist in rebel infested Jharkhand

Latehar, Jan 17 (ANI): The police arrested a Maoist and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunitions after a joint combing operation with paramilitary force in Jharkhand. The joint operation was carried out by police, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Deputy Auxiliary Police (DAP) at the rebel hideout in Latehar district of the state. Maoists say they are fighting for the rights of poor farmers and landless labourers. However, thousands have been killed in the insurgency since the late 1960s. Jan 17, 2014
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Will meet HM and request suspension of SHOs: Manish Sisodia

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Delhi Urban Development Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said that AAP will meet the Home Minister in the evening and will request the suspension of the SHOs who refrained on taking action on Somnath Bharti and Rakhi Birla's constituency cases. Sisodia said that Delhi Chief Minister met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung over the issue and the Governor is conducting high level inquiry regarding the same. Jan 17, 2014
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South Korean President pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): South Korean President Park Geun-hye paid homage at Rajghat, the memorial of iconic freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi, in New Delhi on Friday. Accompanied by delegates from South Korea, Park laid a wreath at the memorial and was presented with Gandhi's statue by MoS for external affairs Preneet Kaur. Park will also address a meeting of leading Indian businessmen and industrialists to strengthen trade ties between the two Asian nations in New Delhi. Park is on an official four-day visit to India. Jan 17, 2014