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Obama on Ukraine, Russia and Syria

President Barack Obama said it is plain for world to see that Russian forces are in Ukraine. In a wide-ranging press conference Obama also said the US does not have to choose between Assad and IS in Syria. Duration: 01:18 Aug 29, 2014
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Turkey's former PM Erdogan sworn in as president

Turkey's outgoing premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as president Thursday, extending his decade-long rule, while opponents who accuse him of authoritarianism walked out of the ceremony. Duration: 00:35 Aug 29, 2014
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Ceasefire violation in Kashmir post flag meeting appalls villagers

Akhnoor, Aug 28 (ANI): Ceasefire violation post the Indo-Pak flag meeting in Akhnoor district in Jammu and Kashmir appalled and angered the villagers. Pakistani Rangers and paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) held the first flag meeting on August 27 since the multiple ceasefire violations by nuclear-armed Pakistan. The meeting was held at the Nikowal Border Outpost in the district. Reportedly, hours after the meeting, Pakistan Rangers started firing late night and violated the ceasefire again early morning at around 4 am. Villagers lamented living under constant threat to life amid continuous ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the international border. A local, Manjeet Singh, expressed his anguish of dealing with ceasefire violation everyday. Meanwhile, Inspector General, Border Security Force, Rakesh Sharma, said that the flag meeting was of company level and that the main meeting is yet to take place. Aug 28, 2014
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Art exhibition in Kolkata promotes tribal style of painting

Kolkata, Aug 28 (ANI): An exhibition of paintings in Kolkata showcased tribal and ethnic art forms of different regions of India. The exhibition called 'Art of the Tribal Folk' featured the work of 21 artists from Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal. For the artists, their work is a reflection of their heritage passed down from generation to generation. Folklore, aboriginal and religious beliefs feature in each of the paintings. Organizer of the event, Surva Choudhary, said while originally most paintings were made using natural substances like turmeric and henna on mud surfaces, modern day painters use other materials. Traditionally, these pictographs were made during festive occasions. They served multiple purposes like appeasing of gods, promoting fertility, warding off evil spirits and preventing disease. Aug 28, 2014
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Protesters seek dismissal of Railway Minister post rape allegation on son

Karnataka/New Delhi, Aug 28 (ANI): Congress protesters took to streets on Thursday (August 28) in Karnataka and demanded the dismissal of Railway Minister, DV Sadananda Gowda, post rape and cheating allegation by a woman against his son. The woman, who is a small-time model and actress, complained to the police that she was married to the minister's son, Karthik, who got engaged to another woman. Youth Congress party activist, TP Sampat said Prime Minister, Narendra Modi should take action in the case and demand justice for the victim. Police Commissioner of Bangalore, MN Reddi said that police have filed a rape case against Gowda's son. Aug 28, 2014