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Bhopal gas victims urge US President Obama for justice ahead of his India visit

Bhopal, Jan 24 (ANI): Victims of 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, world's worst industrial disaster, called upon US President Barack Obama to ensure justice for survivors by directing Dow Chemicals to appear for hearings and clean toxic waste. In the early hours of December 3, 1984, around 40 tons of methyl isocyanate gas accidentally leaked from a pesticide factory owned by US multinational Union Carbide Corp. and was carried by the wind into the surrounding slums. Social activist Satinath Sarangi said they have called upon Obama and demanded extradition of John Macdonald, secretary of Union Carbide. Obama will arrive in India on Sunday for the second time during his tenure, to build on what he calls one of the defining relationships of the 21st century. Jan 24, 2015
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DRC opposition calls for people to unite against Kabila

Senators in the Democratic Republic of Congo delayed a vote on hotly contested legislation that would extend President Joseph Kabila's rule, following days of deadly clashes between protesters and police. Duration: 00:50 Jan 24, 2015
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Iraqs displaced Yazidis hunker down for winter

Last summer, tens of thousands of Yazidis faced searing heat as they fled a murderous jihadist onslaught in northern Iraq, but many survivors are now shivering in the snow. Duration: 00:58 Jan 24, 2015
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French PM visits school after secularity measures introduced

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and French Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem visit an agricultural secondary school a day after government proposals were unveiled to combat radical Islam in the classroom. Duration: 01:31 Jan 24, 2015
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Saudi citizens pledge allegiance to their new king

Saudi Arabia's new King Salman vowed Friday to keep his oil-rich, conservative Muslim kingdom on a steady course and moved to cement his hold on power following his half-brother King Abdullah's death. Duration: 00:36 Jan 24, 2015

Police say woman carried bomb that killed two in Arrah

Patna/Arrah, Jan 23 (ANI): Police on Friday said a woman carried the bomb that led to two deaths, including hers and injured many in Arrah city of Bihar. A crude bomb exploded outside a courtroom in Bihar on Friday, killing two people and wounding ten, just days before Republic Day ceremonies that have been attacked in the past in troubled parts of the country. The blast occurred in Arrah town in Bihar, parts of which have been racked by a Maoist insurgency. Both the dead were women, including a police constable. The Additional Director General of Bihar Police, Gupteshwar Pandey, said the site had been sealed off and investigation has been launched. Two criminals being brought to the court escaped in the mayhem. Jan 23, 2015
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Shashi Tharoor gives reasons of his 'isolation in the party'

Jaipur, Jan 23 (ANI): Congress party leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday while attending the Jaipur Literature Festival, said that his isolation in the party was due to his views on foreign policy and national security. Tharoor, who won a seat in parliament from Kerala in 2009 and was later appointed the junior foreign minister and education minister, created controversy through his tweets and articulation. He also criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for gap between his articulation and implementation. An acclaimed author and prolific user of social media website Twitter, Tharoor was an under-secretary general during Kofi Annan's leadership of the United Nations. Jan 23, 2015
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Thai ex-PM Yingluck facing jail on top of impeachment

Ex-Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra faces up to ten years in prison after prosecutors say they will indict her on corruption charges over a controversial rice subsidy scheme -- a move that risks reigniting the country's bitter divisions. Duration: 00:36 Jan 23, 2015
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Thai ex-PM Yingluck impeached and facing criminal charges

Thailand's junta-stacked parliament votes to impeach former premier Yingluck Shinawatra, hours after prosecutors announced plans to indict her for corruption in a double blow that risks reigniting the country's bitter divisions. Duration: 00:27 Jan 23, 2015