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Palestinian home torched, owner blames Israeli settlers

KHIRBET ABU FALAH, West Bank (Reuters) - A Palestinian home was torched in the occupied West Bank on Sunday and "Death to Arabs" daubed on a wall in Hebrew, in an attack that its owner blamed on Jewish settlers. No one was hurt in the fire that gutted the home in the village of Khirbet Abu Falah, near the Palestinian city of Ramallah, local residents said. The attack came amid a surge in Israeli-Palestinian unrest, fuelled in part by a renewed dispute over Jerusalem's holiest site, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as the Temple Mount. #Arabic #Business #China #France #Italy #Japan #opinion #Technology

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‘Western actions during Ukraine crisis contradictory to democracy’

Moscow, Nov 23 (IANS) Western countries' actions during the Ukraine crisis were contrary to democratic principles, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov . #Ajax #Crime #Firefox #Interview #News #Opera #Religion #science

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Islamic State has lured 550 Germans into fighting – spy agency

BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of Germans fighting alongside Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq has increased sharply to 550 and around 180 have returned, the head of Germany's domestic intelligence said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday. "We are concerned about the high number of departures #Arabic #Argentina #Business #facebook #India #Italy #Japan #Latin America #markets #Middle East #Russia #United States

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Modi hopes for productive winter session of parliament

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday expressed confidence that the winter session of parliament beginning Monday will be as productive as the budget session. #Ajax #Business #Cinema #Crime #Economy #Firefox #India #Interview #Kenya #NewsTracker #Sports #Technology

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2,600 prodigal kids dazzle in Abacus math contest

Bengaluru, Nov 23 (IANS) About 2,600 boys and girls from 15 states across the country Sunday participated in the 11th edition of the national Abacus, brain gym and mental arithmetic competition SIP Prodigy 2014 here. Organised by SIP (Sociable Intellectual Progressive) Academy India Ltd, the day-long contest witnessed the kids in 7-12 years age group using a palm-sized wooden frame with 65 beads in five sliding rows to add, subtract, multiply and divide 125 sums in a record 12 minutes at a convention centre in the city. #Ajax #Business #Chrome #Cinema #Crime #Economy #India #Interview #Multimedia #News #Religion #science

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Tunisians vote for first freely elected president

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians went to the polls on Sunday to vote for their first directly elected president, in the final step to be taken to full democracy after the 2011 revolution that ended the rule of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #Italy #Japan #Mexico #opinion #Russia #United Kingdom #United States

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Campaigning for first phase polling in Jharkhand ends

Ranchi, Nov 23 (IANS) Congress chief Sonia Gandhi addressed two election rallies in Jharkhand Sunday, the last day of campaigning for the first phase of polls in the state. Besides Sonia Gandhi, her son and party vice president Rahul Gandhi also addressed two rallies Saturday. #Business #Chrome #Crime #India #Interview #Kenya #Multimedia #NewsTracker #Opera #Religion #Technology

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Modi’s Sydney show host denies claiming to be Miss India Australia

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) In the light of a controversy over the alleged claim that she was Miss India Australia, the host of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Sydney show has clarified she never claimed to the title-holder for grabbing the event's anchoring. The Indian Australian Community Foundation (IACF) organised the community reception programme for Modi Nov 17 at Sydney's AllPhones Arena, where over 16,000 people congregated for his public address, held mainly for the Indian diaspora. The event had Rashi Kapoor and Siddharth Trivedi as its masters of ceremony (MCs) #Ajax #Business #Crime #Firefox #India #Multimedia #NewsTracker #Opera #Politics #science

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Anxious Ferguson waits for grand jury’s decision

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - After a fourth straight night of low-level protests in Ferguson, Missouri, anxious residents still did not know on Sunday when a grand jury will return a decision on whether to charge a white policeman who shot an unarmed black teen to death this summer. #Afghanistan #Arabic #Argentina #China #facebook #France #Italy #markets #Mexico #Middle East #opinion #United States

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Haryana ministers assure toll fee exemption in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, Nov 23 (IANS) Haryana cabinet minister Rao Narbir Singh and Minister of State Vikram Thekedar Sunday assured the local populace here of exemption from toll charges for their vehicles passing through Kherki Daula on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway. Narbir Singh said: "We will ensure that people from villages near Kherki Daula gate should be exempted from toll charges. We will speak to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar regarding this issue." Thekedar and BJP MLA Randhir Singh Kapriwas echoed his sentiments. #Cinema #Crime #Firefox #India #Interview #Kenya #NewsTracker #Politics #Religion #science #Sports