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Xhosa king Zwelonke Sigcawu pays tribute to Mandela

As Qunu prepares for Nelson Mandela's funeral Sunday, Xhosa king Zwelonke Sigcawu visited the Mandela home to convey his condolences. Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Sigcawu said Mandela had "put our country on the map." Duration: 00:56 Dec 14, 2013
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Turkish FM, Greek counterpart meet over Cyprus

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu visited Greece on Friday to meet counterpart Evangelos Venizelos, after Turkey said a resumption of stalled talks over divided Cyprus were "imminent". Duration: 00:55 Dec 14, 2013
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Middle East region lashed by inclement weather

Torrential rains have flooded the streets of Gaza City and left hundreds of Palestinian families stuck in their homes. Many spent the bitterly cold night on rooftops waiting to be rescued. Duration: 00:55 Dec 14, 2013
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Amnesty slams EU response to Syrian refugees

Amnesty International says the failure of EU leaders to provide a safe haven for Syrian refugees was 'outrageous', after revealing in a damning report that member states have offered places for just 12,340 people over the next year. Duration: 00:56 Dec 14, 2013
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Kerry meets Netanyahu, Abbas on new peace mission

US Secretary of State John Kerry met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Friday, in his latest attempt at promoting Israeli-Palestinians peace talks. He earlier met Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas in Ramallah. Duration: 00:47 Dec 13, 2013
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India shocked over arrest of its diplomat in US over visa fraud

New Delhi, Dec 13 (ANI): India's Foreign Ministry on Friday said that it is 'shocked' and 'appalled' over the treatment being meted out to one of its woman diplomats who was arrested by the US police over visa fraud. MEA spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin said that India would take up the matter forcefully with the US government and has voiced the sentiment already through the Indian embassy in Washington. Dec 13, 2013
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Profile of a Manipuri Artisan Muktamani

Manipur, Dec 13 (ANI): 54-year-old Moirangthem Muktamani Devi is a well known artisan from Kakching, Manipur. She has won National and State level awards for her work. Muktamani was born in December 1958. She was married to Kshetrimayum Naran Singh at an early age. In 1990 she established "Mukta Shoes Industry" in her locality. It was registered in DIC, Thoubal under wool and knitting embroidery section. Dec 13, 2013
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Former Home Secretary RK Singh joins BJP

New Delhi, Dec 13 (ANI): Former Union Home Secretary RK Singh formally joined the BJP on Friday. Singh is likely to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2014. Singh joined BJP in presence of party president Rajnath Singh in New Delhi. Dec 13, 2013
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Government building consensus to pass Lokpal Bill: Manish Tewari

New Delhi, Dec 13 (ANI): Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said on Friday that the government is generating a consensus on the Lokpal Bill, so that it can be passed. Earlier today, the UPA Government tabled the Lokpal Bill in the Rajya Sabha. Dec 13, 2013