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Eight killed, hostages taken in terrorist attack on Libya hotel

Tripoli, Jan 27 (IANS) Several Islamic State (IS) affiliates launched an attack on Libya's biggest hotel in the capital Tripoli Tuesday, killing three hotel guards and five foreigners, according to security sources. Some witnesses said a bomb was detonated at Corinthia Hotel's parking lot around 10 a.m., shaking the whole central area of the city. Then two men firing guns dashed into the...

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Administrative officers, policemen shifted in Kashmir

Jammu, Jan 27 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government Tuesday ordered a major reshuffle shifting over four dozen administrative officers and 84 police officers. Governor N.N. Vohra shifted two dozen Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and two dozen Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) officers, said a government order issued in Jammu. Two inspectors general, seven deputy inspecto...

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Israel targets southern Syrian positions

Damascus, Jan 27 (IANS) Israeli forces Tuesday shelled Syrian positions in the southern province of Qunaitera near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a monitoring group reported. The Israeli shelling against positions of the Syrian army in Qunaitera was preceded by two explosions that were heard in the Israeli-occupied territory, Xinhjua news agency reported citing the Britain-based Syr...

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Third EC notice to Kejriwal on 'bribe for votes' comment

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Election Commission Tuesday issued a third notice to AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal asking him to desist from making comments on bribing of voters by political parties and warned of strict action in the event of any violation. The notice was issued over Kejriwal's comments that people from both the BJP and the Congress would offer money to voters which they shoul...

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23 militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes

Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) At least 23 militants were killed in airstrikes by the Pakistani army in the country's northwestern tribal area of North Waziristan Tuesday afternoon, media reported. The troops backed by jet fighters pounded five militant hideouts in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan, a semi-autonomous tribal area along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, Xinhua news agency repor...

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Auschwitz concentration camp marks liberation day

Warsaw, Jan 27 (IANS) The celebrations of the 70th anniversary of KL Auschwitz concentration camp liberation began in the southern Polish town of Oswiecim Tuesday morning. More than a hundred former prisoners and Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski together placed flower wreaths under the Execution Wall in the the former Nazi camp, Xinhua news agency reported. Placing a wreath ...

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Spread peace through your actions: Dalai Lama

Ghaziabad, Jan 27 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Tuesday urged students to spread the message of peace and prosperity through their actions. Speaking at the DAV Public School here in Sahibabad, he said India is a great country because of its cultural diversity, and the new generation is the future hope of this great country. He exhorted the students to be scienti...

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Jaipur to host India StoneMart

Jaipur, Jan 27 (IANS) Jaipur is all set to host the 8th edition of the international stone industry exhibition, India StoneMart 2015 - the biggest in the sector in India. Scheduled to be held from Jan 29 to Feb 1, the event, being organized by the Centre for Development of Stones (CDoS) with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) as co-organiser and Rajasthan Stat...

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Pakistan starts arms training for teachers

Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) Police in Pakistan's northwest Tuesday started imparting arms training to teachers to defend themselves in case of a terrorist attack on schools. The government launched the programme following last month's Taliban attack on an army-run school in Peshawar that killed over 140 students and staff. The anti-terror police officers formally began the training ...

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AAP releases white paper on Delhi's water crisis

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Tuesday released a white paper on water issues and asked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to come up with its planned measures to tackle water problems in the national capital. We want water for every citizen. Last time, we released a white paper on electricity, this time we want answers from the BJP to come with the measures to tackle water...

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Modi 'deserted' wife, says Congress' Kamat; BJP hits back

Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Congress leader and former union minister Gurudas Kamat Tuesday made a scathing attack on Narendra Modi, saying the prime minister was still married and had deserted his wife. The BJP promptly ticked him off, saying he has lost his mental balance. Kamat termed it a shame that Modi had deserted his wife of over four decades. He is still married, they are not ...

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North Korea conducts military drill amidst tension with US

Seoul, Jan 27 (IANS/EFE) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has overseen a large-scale military exercise of infantry troops and weapons in a show of force that comes at a time of high tension with the United States, the state news agency KCNA reported Tuesday. During the manoeuvres, Kim urged the troops to achieve victory in the confrontation with the United States and eliminate merciless a...

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Mali face Guinea in deciding Afcon group match

Malabo (Equatorial Guinea), Jan 27 (IANS) Veteran skipper Seydou Keita Tuesday said his Mali team is raring to face Guinea in a crucial Group D match of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Wednesday. The two teams will clash in a match that will decide a spot in the last eight from the group at the Malabo Stadium, reports Xinhua. Mali's skipper Keita, who is playing in his seventh ...

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EU calls for stance against anti-Semitism

Brussels, Jan 27 (IANS) People around the world must inform the generations born after the Holocaust about the terrible events and educate them to take a stand against anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination, a senior official of the European Union (EU) said Tuesday. In a statement to commemorate the International Holocaust Memorial Day, EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini ...

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Boy shoots dead brother in Mizoram

Aizawl, Jan 27 (IANS) An eight-year-old boy has shot dead his elder brother by using their father's hunting gun in Mizoram, police said here Tuesday. The incident took place late Monday in Serchhip district. R.C. Lalchuangkima after returning from the forest, kept his bullet loaded hunting gun in his home Monday night. His son John Kennedy reportedly used the gun to shoot his eld...

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US official urges Thailand to lift martial law

Bangkok, Jan 27 (IANS/EFE) US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel has urged the Thai government to end martial law that was decreed two days before the military coup in May, media reported Tuesday. Ending martial law throughout the country and removing restrictions on freedom of speech and assembly are important steps as part of a genuinely inclu...

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Dip in mining revenue may reflect in Odisha budget

Bhubaneswar, Jan 27 (IANS) The decrease in mining revenue is likely to affect Odisha's budget plan, even as the state government is discussing with experts and stake holders the contours of the annual budget for the next fiscal (2015-16) here Tuesday. The budget will be presented in the state assembly Feb 16. Mining royalty collection, which accounts lion share in state revenue,...

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Mukherjee meets participants of R Day parade

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday met students, artists and other participants of the Republic Day parade. He met students, National Service Scheme volunteers, NCC cadets, tableau artistes, tribal artistes and others at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, an official release said here. The president also witnessed performances including those on themes of empowermen...

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UAE airlines suspend flights to Baghdad after shooting

Dubai, Jan 27 (IANS) Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways and Dubai's Emirates Airline said Tuesday they would suspend flights to Baghdad until further notice after a shooting incident at the Iraqi capital's airport. According to a report by United Arab Emirates (UAE) daily Emirates 24/7, the low-cost FlyDubai has not confirmed earlier reports by Iraqi media that three passengers were wounded ...

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Uber rape case: Victim's friend says she was not drunk

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The woman executive allegedly raped by Uber cab driver was not drunk on the day of the crime - Dec 5 last year, her friend told the court Tuesday. Testifying as a prosecution witness in the case, the friend denied the suggestion made by defence counsel of accused Shiv Kumar Yadav, telling Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja that neither he nor the victim were...

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