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Britain's Prince Charles, PM Cameron, in +++EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: RESENDING TO CORRECTLY SPELL "BRITAIN'S" VERSUS "BRITON'S"+++ ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Britain's Prince Charles and Prime Minister David Cameron were among 25-Jan-2015
Police arrest four suspected Islamist mi The Spanish government says police have arrested two pairs of brothers suspected of belonging to a militant Islamist network Police released dramatic video of the operation that shows heavily armed 25-Jan-2015
Obama to visit Saudi Arabia, cutting sho U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are on their way to India. But what was supposed to be a three-day trip has been cut short. The President will head to Saudi Arabia on 25-Jan-2015
Greece braces for 'turning point' electi Greece stood Saturday on the brink of a make-or-break general election which could sweep the anti-austerity Syriza party to power and set the country on a collision course with its international creditors. Duration: 01:17 25-Jan-2015
Greeks prepare to head to polls After four difficult years of austerity, a monumental political shift could be coming in Greece... Left-wing party Syriza -- led by Alexis Tsirpas -- leads the polls in a snap election scheduled 25-Jan-2015
World leaders arrives in Riyadh followin Dignitaries and leaders from around the world arrive in Saudi Arabia Saturday to offer their condolences to its new King Salman, a day after the death of his half-brother King Abdullah. Duration: 00:46 25-Jan-2015
Syrian opposition calls for new Cairo 'u Syrian opposition factions called on Saturday for a new conference to be held in Cairo this spring to unify their vision for a political solution to the country's four-year civil war. Duration: 00:50 25-Jan-2015
Greece PM confident ahead of Sunday's vo Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras gave the final push to his election campaign Saturday ahead of Sunday's make-or-break general election. Duration: 00:45 25-Jan-2015
Briton's Prince Charles, PM Cameron, in ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Briton's Prince Charles and Prime Minister David Cameron were among the dignitaries to visit Saudi Arabia on Saturday (January 24) to offer condolences and to 25-Jan-2015
Thousands of Yemenis stage biggest anti- In Yemen's capital, people take to the streets demanding Houthi rebels leave. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PROTESTER RAMZI AL-AMRI, SAYING: "We are protesting now to overthrow the armed militias and kick 25-Jan-2015
DRC Senate backs down on electoral bill After days of deadly protests, the Democratic Republic of Congo's Senate backs down on a hotly-contested electoral bill, which opposition claim would have enabled President Joseph Kabila to extend his hold on power. Duration: 01:28 25-Jan-2015
Ten killed in rebel shelling of east Ukr EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT Residents of the east Ukrainian city of Mariupol shocked by shelling Saturday -- watching as many as 10 of their fellow citizens die. Shells hit a 25-Jan-2015
Top US official meets dissident blogger The highest-ranking US official to visit Cuba in three decades meets with leading dissidents, including blogger Yoani Sanchez. Duration: 00:41 25-Jan-2015
US President Barack Obama leaves for Ind Andrew's Airbase, Jan 24 (ANI): US President Barack Obama along with US First Lady Michelle Obama left for their three day landmark trip to India from Andrews Air Force Base on Saturday. 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. He was invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will be the first US president to attend Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi on January 26. Earlier in the day, US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle's visit to Agra was cancelled. They were to visit the Taj Mahal and spend an hour before leaving for Washington DC. 25-Jan-2015
Only willing to form coalition for bette Jammu, Jan 24 (ANI): Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Mufti Mohammed Syed on Saturday said that Jammu and Kashmir's betterment would be his only concern while indulging in negotiations for government formation in the state, adding that he will not trade the mandate given to his party by the people of the state. The PDP had recently rejected the National Conference's offer of support, and said that it is still involved in talks with the BJP on the issue of government formation. Governor's rule had been imposed in Jammu and Kashmir after the assembly elections in the state threw a fractured verdict, with no party able to win the required number of seats to form the government. 25-Jan-2015
Shashi Tharoor gives reasons of his 'iso 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. 23-Jan-2015
Thai ex-PM Yingluck facing jail on top o 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 23-Jan-2015
Thai ex-PM Yingluck facing jail on top o 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 23-Jan-2015
Dramatic footage shows Coast Guard rescu ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The UK Coast Guard has released footage of a dramatic airlift rescue, after an Irish fishing boat sank 48 miles off Scotland's Western Isles on Tuesday (January 20). 23-Jan-2015
Thai ex-PM Yingluck impeached and facing 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 23-Jan-2015
Murder and magic as Tanzania tackles 'wi In Tanzania, hundreds of people are killed each year accused of being witches. Many victims are elderly, vulnerable or marginalised - or own property that greedy relatives seize after they are killed. Duration: 02:30 23-Jan-2015
'Profound differences' but US, Cuba to m The United States and Cuba fall short of setting dates to reopen embassies but agree to meet again to overcome deep rifts after they wrapped up historic talks aimed at normalizing relations. Duration: 01:03 23-Jan-2015
India clears cows, dogs, dust for Obama Preparations are under way at the Taj Mahal ahead of a visit by Barack and Michelle Obama. Duration: 01:11 23-Jan-2015
It Happens : Jaipur set to welcome autho Jaipur, Jan 23 (ANI): India’s pink city Jaipur will welcome authors, writers, speakers at Asia’s largest literary festival which begins on Wednesday. Regional language novelists and writers will rub shoulders with Man Booker prize winners and Nobel laureates at the 8th edition of Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), which will be held in Diggi Palace in Jaipur. The writers will converge in the city for five days of readings, debates and discussions. JLF, which began in 2006, is now regarded as a cultural catalyst within India and around the world, exposing audiences to a constant flow of ideas. Featuring live music sessions and interactive workshops, the festival provides a space to dare, dream and imagine. Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje, is scheduled to inaugurate the festival, where over 200,000 visitors are expected. Venue host of the festival, Ram Pratap Singh, informed that the festival would look at gender equity in India. He added that adequate security arrangements were being made and the government had also provided a special security cover for the festival apart from their inbuilt arrangements. The event is seen as an agenda-setter on key issues from the global economic crisis to the rise of e-books, the current state of politics in the Middle East to the inc 23-Jan-2015
Sunanda would not have let her marriage New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): Senior Journalist Nalini Singh was interrogated on Friday by the Special Investigating Team (SIT) of Delhi Police which is the sensational Sunanda Pushkar murder case. After the interrogation, Singh confirmed that she was questioned by the police. Divulging in details about her conversation with Sunanda, Singh said that deceased wife of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor had suspected Tharoor of having an affair with Pakistani Journalist Mehr Tarar. While talking on the IPL controversy, she said Sunanda had told her that she has taken all the blame on herself. Singh further stated that Sunanda would not have let her marriage break had she been alive. Sunanda was found dead in the five-star Leela Hotel in Delhi on January 17, 2014. 23-Jan-2015
Delhi witnesses full dress rehearsal of New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): A full dress rehearsal of this year's Republic Day Parade took place on Friday, and Delhi Police announced a change in traffic movement to facilitate the exercise. The parade started at 9:50 AM from Vijay Chowk and proceeded to the Red Fort ground via Rajpath, India Gate, Tilak Marg, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg and Netaji Subhash Marg. The helicopters were seen up the sky carrying national flags that gave a much boost to the patriotic sentiments of the people present. A well coordinated parade by the Army too was a sight to behold. Meanwhile, Delhi Traffic Police had stalled the traffic on the parade route from 5:00 AM till 12:30 PM. This year's parade will have US President Barack Obama as the chief guest, and in anticipation of his three-day second visit to India in four years, security has been tightened across the country. 23-Jan-2015
Congress releases manifesto for Delhi po New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): Congress party on Friday released its manifesto for the upcoming polls in Delhi. DPCC Chief Arvinder Singh Lovely and senior leaders Ajay Maken and PC Chacko were also present there. Lovely said that Congress has made only those promises in the manifesto which it can fulfil. He added that if Congress comes to power it will reduce the rates for electricity supply to the residents of Delhi. Ajay Maken said that Congress will fulfil all the promises which it has made in the manifesto. 23-Jan-2015
Amit Shah woos people in Bihar by rememb Patna, Jan 23 (ANI): While addressing a rally in Patna city of Bihar, BJP Chief Amit Shah tried to woo people of the state by remembering former chief minister of Bihar Karpoori Thakur and slamming Nitish Kumar. Shah on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government has set an example for the previous and coming governments as to how a government should function. He also said that Kumar ruined the state after he parted away from the JD (U) for his selfish interests. Shah is on a two-day visit to Bihar, his first since assuming office in July last year. Shah is scheduled to meet party workers tomorrow with an aim to recruit 75 lakh members for the party by March 31. A three-day membership drive will also be reportedly organised by the booth level workers next month. The assembly elections in Bihar are scheduled for later this year. 23-Jan-2015
Amit Shah woos people in Bihar by rememb Patna, Jan 23 (ANI): While addressing a rally in Patna city of Bihar, BJP Chief Amit Shah tried to woo people of the state by remembering former chief minister of Bihar Karpoori Thakur and slamming Nitish Kumar. Shah on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government has set an example for the previous and coming governments as to how a government should function. He also said that Kumar ruined the state after he parted away from the JD (U) for his selfish interests. Shah is on a two-day visit to Bihar, his first since assuming office in July last year. Shah is scheduled to meet party workers tomorrow with an aim to recruit 75 lakh members for the party by March 31. A three-day membership drive will also be reportedly organised by the booth level workers next month. The assembly elections in Bihar are scheduled for later this year. 23-Jan-2015
Shanta Kumar clarifies 'vote security fo New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): Former Food Minister and chairman of the high level committee on Restructuring the Food Corporation of India (FCI) Shanta Kumar on Friday clarifying his 'vote security for UPA' comment said that food security bill is a good thing. He added that 67 percent coverage in the bill is on higher side. He further said that BPL only got 5 percent which was reduced from 7 percent in the new bill. Shanta Kumar had claimed that the National Food Security Act (NFSA) passed during the UPA regime's tenure was more about "vote security" than "food security". 23-Jan-2015
Politicos react as Shanta Kumar claims U New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Friday after Former Food Minister and chairman of the high level committee on Restructuring the Food Corporation of India (FCI) Shanta Kumar claimed that the National Food Security Act (NFSA) passed during the UPA regime's tenure was more about "vote security" than "food security". BJP leader Sambit Patra expressed his agreement with Shanta Kumar's view on Food Security Act. BJP leader Sudhanshu Trivedi said that the UPA without providing adequate food security kept on doing vote bank politics. However, Congress leader Manish Tewari expressed disagreement with Shanta Kumar's remarks. 23-Jan-2015
Politicos react as Shanta Kumar claims U New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Friday after Former Food Minister and chairman of the high level committee on Restructuring the Food Corporation of India (FCI) Shanta Kumar claimed that the National Food Security Act (NFSA) passed during the UPA regime's tenure was more about "vote security" than "food security". BJP leader Sambit Patra expressed his agreement with Shanta Kumar's view on Food Security Act. BJP leader Sudhanshu Trivedi said that the UPA without providing adequate food security kept on doing vote bank politics. However, Congress leader Manish Tewari expressed disagreement with Shanta Kumar's remarks. 23-Jan-2015
World leaders react to news of Saudi Kin Reactions to the death of Saudi Arabian King Abdullah are pouring in from around Asia. During a foreign ministry briefing in Beijing, the spokesperson conveyed the government's condolences. 23-Jan-2015
Election Commission will ensure that Del Noida, Jan 23 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner of India HS Brahma on Friday said that the poll panel will ensure that assembly elections in Delhi take place efficiently. He said that the campaigning is going on and that the panel will ensure that all voters come and vote comfortably, and that all the doubt and grievances of the voters will be solved. Brahma also talked about security arrangements in and around the polling booth. He also announced the helpline number 1950 and asked the voters to clear their doubts on the same. Further, talking about the notice issued to AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal, Brahma said that there is a way of expressing and it differs from person to person. He also said that the panel will wait to see what he replies. 23-Jan-2015
Weavers in Varanasi make traditional 'Ba Varanasi, Jan 23 (ANI): Weavers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency were busy making traditional attire 'sarees' for US first lady Michelle Obama, who would accompany President Barack Obama on his India visit. Barack 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. Obama will be accompanied by Michelle Obama on his three-day trip and is expected to travel to tour Taj Mahal, about 200 km south of the capital. Meanwhile, weavers in temple town of Varanasi were busy preparing popular 'Banarasi sarees' for Michelle Obama that will be gifted by Modi to her. The saree, named after Varanasi's old name Banaras, is one of the defining products of the city's handloom sector. 23-Jan-2015
Hurt Anna Hazare says he can fight for L New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): Politicos from various parties on Friday said that anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare was betrayed by his own people for personal agendas. Hazare, in a telephonic interview to a daily newspaper said that he would continue to fight for the Ombudsmen Bill alone and wondered why crusaders of Lokpal bill, or Ombudsman bill joined political parties. Hazare had launched India Against Corruption (IAC) and protested in the national capital for enactment of the Lokpal Bill. Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal and BJP’s CM candidate for Delhi polls Kiran Bedi, supported him in the fight and campaigned with him for corruption-free India. 23-Jan-2015
BJP attacks after Manish Tewari demands New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): BJP leaders attacked Congress after Manish Tewari on Friday demanded the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to either give relevant details for his comment or apologise to the country. Parrikar had alleged that some former Prime Ministers compromised the country's ‘deep assets'. Congress leader Manish Tewari has said that Parrikar should not make any statement without proper details. BJP leaders Siddharth Nath Singh, GVL Narasimha Rao and Nalin Kohli said that it is Congress' misgoverning factor to bring out defence details in public domain which is not correct on the part of government. 23-Jan-2015
Defence Minister says former PMs comprom New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has alleged that some former Prime Ministers of India have compromised the country's 'deep assets', which drew political reactions on Friday. Congress leaders Rita Bahuguna Joshi and PC Chacko said that the Defence Minister of the country should be careful of what he is saying. NCP leader Tariq Anwar and SP leader Rajendra Chaudhary also condemned Parrikar's casual remark. Meanwhile, BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao defended Parrikar saying that the entire country is aware of how security of India was at sake during UPA regime. 23-Jan-2015
Vasundhara Raje meets Power & Finance mi New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje met Union Minister of Power Piyush Goyal and Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley to discuss economic crisis in the state. Raje has requested financial support for debt-ridden power companies and Bhamashah scheme. In a detailed report about red balance sheets of power companies in the state, Raje apprised finance minister about financial position of these firms. Along with this, she asked for generous grants for other welfare schemes launched and running in the state. 23-Jan-2015
PM has assured Lokpal will come soon: Ki New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured that Lokpal will come soon. However, she evaded a question about activist Anna Hazare's statement that he was capable of fighting for the Lokpal Bill alone. According to media reports, the anti-corruption activist has said he is capable of fighting alone for the future agitations on Lokpal and will hit the roads after the Delhi elections. 23-Jan-2015
Thai parliament votes to impeach Yingluc (SOUNDBITE) (Thai) VICE PRESIDENT OF THAILAND NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY SAYING; "The National Legislative Assembly reached the conclusion that Yingluck Shinnawatra should be impeached from her 23-Jan-2015
BJP says confident of winning Bihar as A New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah is on a two-day visit to Bihar, his first since assuming office in July last year. Gearing up for the Bihar Assembly elections due in 2015, the BJP on Friday expressed confidence and said people will vote for them in the upcoming elections scheduled for later this year. Shah has set an ambitious target of winning 185 seats in the high-priority state, where it had won 31 out of 40 seats in the last Lok Sabha polls. 23-Jan-2015
Two killed, at least 14 injured in Bomb Arrah, Jan 23 (ANI): Two persons, including a woman, have been killed in a bomb explosion in a civil court in Arrah district of Bihar on Friday. The police said a woman was carrying the bomb and was killed when it exploded. A policeman also died. At least 14 people have been injured. The deceased was yet to be identified as more details about the incident are awaited. There is a nationwide security alert ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India which begins on Sunday. 23-Jan-2015
Snowfall in Kashmir intensifies cold wav Udhampur/ Dharamsala, Jan 23 (ANI): Tourists thronged Jammu and Kashmir and experienced snowfall, which intensified cold wave in northern parts of the country. People from the plains flocked Udhampur district to enjoy fresh snowfall as temperatures reached minus two degree Celsius. The mountainside was covered with a blanket of snow, speckled by the visitors who were seen having snowball fights. Meanwhile, rainfall in hill town of Dharamsala plummeted temperatures, forcing people to stay indoors. Located in the tropics, most of India witnesses a very hot summer and a largely temperate winter. Snowfall in states like Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh has a direct impact in other northern states like Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. 23-Jan-2015
President Mukherjee and PM Modi condoles New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condoled the passing away of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah. In his condolence message on Twitter, President Mukherjee said, "Heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of Saudi Arabia over the sad demise of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. In King Abdullah's passing, Saudi Arabia had lost a beloved leader, India a close friend and world, an elder statesman. King Abdullah had genuine warmth and affection for India and our people, was personally committed to improving bilateral ties," he added. Earlier in day Prime Minister Modi had also condoled the death of King Abdullah and said, "In King Abdullah, we have lost an important voice who left a lasting impact on his country. I condole his demise. Our thoughts are with the people of Saudi Arabia, who have lost a guiding force in King Abdullah, during this hour of grief." 23-Jan-2015
PM Modi pays tribute to Netaji Subhas Ch New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, on his 118th birth anniversary. Prime Minister Modi took Twitter to express his gratitude to the phenomenal freedom fighter. He tweeted, "His bravery, courage and patriotic zeal inspire us. On his birth anniversary , I bow to the proud son of India, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Subhas Babu's organisation and leadership skills were exceptional. He was a phenomenal personality, for whom good of the Nation was paramount," he added. 23-Jan-2015
US admits Hicks' conviction was not corr The lawyer for Australian citizen David Hicks- a former detainee in Guantanamo Bay-says the U.S. has admitted Hicks' conviction was incorrect. (SOUNDBITE) (English) LAWYER FOR DAVID HICKS, STEPHEN 23-Jan-2015
Mother of hostage makes 11th hour plea As the ransom deadline imposed by Islamic State militants for the release of two Japanese citizens nears Friday, the mother of hostage and journalist Kenji Goto made this plea. (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) 23-Jan-2015
Never asked for votes for myself but for New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): While addressing party workers in Krishna Nagar, BJP's chief ministerial candidate for Delhi, Kiran Bedi on Thursday said that she had never asked for votes for herself but for the party. Bedi said that the BJP is the umbrella and the party leaders are just offshoots under the same. She also assured the people that she will continue to work for the development of Delhi. She said that in order to develop India, the national capital needs to evolve first. 23-Jan-2015
Pakistan arrests 38 Indian fishermen for Karachi, Jan 23 (ANI): Pakistan maritime authorities arrested thirty eight Indian fishermen and took into custody their seven boats for illegal fishing in the country's territorial waters, police said. The fishermen, who were arrested on Wednesday, had been handed over to Docks Police Station in the port city of Karachi on Thursday for necessary legal action. The arrested fishermen have been charged under Foreign Act and Fisheries Act. Police will present them before a magistrate on Friday, who will send them to jail. The South Asian rivals frequently arrest each other's fishermen for encroachment. Fishermen from both the countries frequently stray into each other territory and end up spending years in their jails. 23-Jan-2015
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