At least 3 dead in offshore explosion near Brazil

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Greek PM meets Belgium PM ahead of EU summit

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras meets with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel ahead of his first EU summit in Brussels, after his government failed to secure a deal on renegotiating its huge bailout. Duration: 01:07 Feb 12, 2015

Marathon Ukraine peace summit agrees ceasefire

Marathon talks in Belarus have secured a ceasefire in Ukraine's war with pro-Russian separatists, leaders said Thursday after negotiations through the night to halt the spiralling bloodshed. Duration: 00:42 Feb 12, 2015

Chinese relatives protest in Malaysia over MH370

Chinese relatives of those on board missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 protest outside the carrier's office demanding Malaysia withdraw a statement declaring all the passengers dead. Duration: 00:31 Feb 12, 2015

Nitish Kumar alleges Manjhi indulging in 'horse trading' and 'playing caste card'

Patna, Feb 12 (ANI): After Patna High Court on Thursday declined to stay JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar's election as the new leader of the legislature party, he came out addressing mediapersons over the same. Kumar also alleged that Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi is indulging in 'horse trading' and also said that he is playing cast card in the state. Kumar said that Manjhi got a license of horse trading since the time he returned from Delhi. He also said that Manjhi was never elated as chief minister of state due to his caste and that the state chief minister now is using the same for his benefit. Feb 12, 2015

Normalcy returns in Kashmir after four days of shutdown

Srinagar, Feb 12 (ANI): Life returned to normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday after four consecutive days of shutdown and curfew in the region. Shops and markets reopened in summer capital Srinagar and other major towns of the valley. A shopkeeper, Bashir Ahmad, said his business was affected with the shutdowns and urged for permanent solution. Separatists had called for shutdown to mark second anniversary of hanging of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. Besides, Hurriyat Conference had appealed people to observe a complete shutdown as a youth, named Farooq Ahmad Bhat, was killed when forces allegedly opened fire on a group of stone-pelting protesters in Palhallan area of north Kashmir on Monday (February 09). Feb 12, 2015

Bihar Crisis: BJP refutes Nitish Kumar's allegations of 'throttling democracy'

New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): BJP on Thursday refuted Bihar's fomer Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's allegations of 'throttling democracy'. IT and Communication Minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad while speaking at a press conference said that Kumar has imposed baseless and untrue allegations on BJP and that the party condemns his statement. He added that BJP did not expect a person of Nitish Kumar's stature to stoop to this level. Feb 12, 2015

Patna HC says Nitish Kumar can continue as JD (U) legislative party chief

Patna, Feb 12 (ANI): In a major boost to Nitish Kumar, the Patna High Court on Thursday ordered that he can continue as the leader of JD (U) Legislative Party. The order came on a review petition filed by JD (U) against the court's order that had stayed Nitish's election. A division bench of Chief Justice LN Reddy has modified its earlier order of stay on Nitish Kumar's election as the new leader of the legislature party, PK Shahi, who has filed a petition challenging the stay and requested it be withdrawn, told media that he can continue as party legislative leader. Feb 12, 2015

Maoists blow up railway tracks in Jharkhand, call for shutdown

Ranchi, Feb 12 (ANI): Maoists on Thursday called for a 24-hour shutdown in Ranchi against the government's land acquisition bill and blew up some railways tracks in Gomoh, Bokaro and Dhanbad regions of Jharkhand state. The shutdown had an impact as no public transport was available for daily commuters. Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) passed an urgent executive order in December 2014 to ease land-acquisition rules in sectors like power, housing and defence to kick-start hundreds of billions of dollars in stalled projects, though investments are unlikely to flow in immediately. Feb 12, 2015