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Democracy is our commitment and a great legacy, says Modi

The prime minister also gave further illustration how democracy is not an impediment to growth but actually a booster to it. #China #Democracy #Economy #Growth #India #Narendra Modi #VeryCloseUp

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Ukraine says ceasefire violations hold up creation of buffer zone

KIEV (Reuters) - The Ukrainian military accused separatists and Russian troops on Sunday of continuing to shoot at government forces despite a Sept. 5 ceasefire and said Kiev would not go ahead with setting up a proposed buffer zone until the truce violations stopped. #China #facebook #India #Japan #opinion #Russia #Technology #United Kingdom

24 mins ago

Syrian refugee flight to Turkey one of the worst since war began – U.N.

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is facing one of the biggest influxes of refugees from neighbouring Syria since the war there began more than three years ago, the United Nations' refugee agency said on Sunday, as civilians continued to flee clashes between Islamic State (IS) militants and Kurdish forces. IS fighters seized dozens of villages close to the border and advanced on the frontier town of Ayn al-Arab, known as Kobani in Kurdish, as Kurdish commanders issued a rallying cry to Turkish Kurds to join the fight. At least 70,000 people are confirmed to have crossed into Turkey in less than two days, and the real figure may be more than 100,000, Carol Batchelor, UNHCR's representative in Turkey told Reuters on Sunday. #Arabic #Business #China #Japan #Latin America #Russia #Syria #United Kingdom #United States

24 mins ago

Syrian refugee flight to Turkey one of the worst since war began – U.N.

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is facing one of the biggest influxes of refugees from neighbouring Syria since the war there began more than three years ago, the United Nations' refugee agency said on Sunday, as civilians continued to flee clashes between Islamic State (IS) militants and Kurdish forces. #Argentina #Business #China #France #Japan #markets #Middle East #Russia #Technology #Turkey #United Kingdom

39 mins ago

Defeated nationalist leader says Scots ‘tricked’ out of independence

MANCHESTER England (Reuters) - Alex Salmond, the defeated leader of Scotland's nationalists, on Sunday accused Prime Minister David Cameron and other London politicians of tricking Scottish voters out of independence by making a false "vow" about granting them new powers. Salmond, who is stepping down as leader of the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) after spearheading a failed campaign for Scotland to leave the United Kingdom, said Britain's three main political parties had won last Thursday's referendum vote by 55-45 percent by deception. "I think the vow was something cooked up in desperation for the last few days of the campaign and I think everyone in Scotland now realises that," said Salmond, referring to a pledge made by Cameron and other leaders two days before the referendum to rapidly expand Scottish autonomy in the event of a "No" vote #Arabic #Brazil #China #facebook #France #Japan #Latin America #markets #Mexico #Technology

47 mins ago

Asian Games: India rowers finish second in heats, qualify for final in men’s eight event

Indian rowers qualified for the final round in men's eight event after they finished second in the heats on the second day of competitions at the Asian Games #Asian Games 2014 #Bajrang Lal Takhar #India #India at Asian Games 2014 #Maninder Singh #Mohammad Azad #Ranjit Singh #Robin Ulahannan #Rowers #Rowing #Sawan Kumar #Sports

49 mins ago

Live: Draw pleasure from my work, bringing people together, says Modi

Modi became the prime minister of the country after winning the historic Lok Sabha polls remarkably where he almost single-handedly helped his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party to become the single largest party by ensuring absolute majority to form the government. #BJP #China #Indian Muslims #Lok Sabha #Narendra Modi #Terrorism #TheySaidIt #US

54 mins ago

Massive New York march aims to focus world’s eyes on climate change

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World leaders including U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were set to join farmers, fishermen, children and others in a massive demonstration on Sunday to demand action on climate change. #Argentina #China #Climate #climate change #India #Latin America #markets #Mexico #Middle East #Russia #United Kingdom #United States

56 mins ago

Key takeaways in PM Narendra Modi’s first exclusive world interview

In course of the interview, the prime minister also spoke at length about India-US ties, about China being a difficult neighbour to handle and also about Al Qaeda's threat to India. #Afghanistan #Al-Qaeda #China #India #Indian Muslims #Narendra Modi #US #VeryCloseUp #Yoga