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Title: When You Dial 911 and Wall Street Answers - NYTimes.com

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Title: David Cameron's 'fantastically corrupt' gaffe mocked by Afghan delegation at Anti-Corruption Summit | UK Politics | News | Th...

Note: David Cameron didn't care that Afghanistan was "fantastically corrupt" when he helped to pour billions of pounds of investment, military infrastructure and misplaced aid into the country, a senior Afghan official pointed out yesterday.

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Title: Who rules the world? America is no longer the obvious answer | US news | The Guardian

Note: Challenged from all sides, the US is losing its tight grip on international power, Noam Chomsky writes, as world public opinion becomes a ‘second superpower’

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Title: Best Air Purifier For Smoke of 2016

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Title: Best Air Purifier For Smoke of 2016

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Title: American Democracy? - Money, Super-Delegates, & Hacked Voting Machines | Zero Hedge

Note: The next time the victor of a US presidential race system says that he or she will destabilize a foreign government or wage a war against a foreign country in order to 'fight for democracy', the entire world, led most of all by the voters of the United States, should greet the news with a hearty laugh.

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Title: In the Footsteps of Gandhi: An Interview with Vandana Shiva | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

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Title: Ecological Meltdown And Nuclear Conflict: The Relevance Of Gandhi In The Modern World

Note: A few months ago, entrepreneur Charles Devenish contacted me to tell me about his plans to develop various mining enterprises across India. He spoke about

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Title: Charging old people for falling down is an affront to human decency | Jack Monroe | Opinion | The Guardian

Note: Cuts have forced local councils to save money, but making people pay to be helped off the ground is sinister and cruel

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Title: Back to Basics: Clearing the Fog of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Note: In his novel 1984 George Orwell introduced the lexicon of Big Brother’s Doublespeak in which “War is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is streng

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Title: Drone strikes by UK and Pakistan point to Obama's counter-terror legacy The Guardian

Note: Countries’ attacks on their own citizens vindicate those who warned that the US president’s signature practice would echo around the world

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Title: State-sanctioned killings without trial: are these Cameron’s British values? | Gary Younge | Comment is free | The Guardian

Note: Reyaad Khan, Ruhul Amin and Junaid Hussain – British jihadis fighting for Isis – may have been planning heinous terrorist acts: but extrajudicial killings can never be justified

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Title: Give All Refugees Rail Passes to Brussels

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Title: Thousands have died after being found fit for work, DWP figures show | Society | The Guardian

Note: Campaigners demand welfare overhaul after statistics reveal 2,380 people died between 2011 and 2014 shortly after being declared able to work

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Title: Scandal! Greeks use the Greek language to deceive the creditors! Yes, only 3 Germans could thing that

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Title: Bridget Christie: it’s a scientifically proven fact that wealth makes you obnoxious | Culture | The Guardian

Note: ‘A man who ordered a takeaway during my show seemed genuinely baffled as to why I even brought it up. He was hungry and needed to eat. What the hell was my problem?’

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Title: What Drought? Nestle Pays Only $524 To Extract 27,000,000 Gallons Of California Drinking Water | Zero Hedge

Note: Nestle has found itself more and more frequently in the glare of the California drought-shame spotlight than it would arguably care to be - though not frequently enough, apparently, for the megacorporation to have spontaneously sprouted a conscience.

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Title: The politics of an assassination: Who killed Gandhi and why?

Note: Happy Independence Day!

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Title: The politics of an assassination: Who killed Gandhi and why?

Note: Happy Independence Day!

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Title: The rise of Jeremy Corbyn is the latest result of the bank bailouts | CapX

Note: An excellent explanation of what is wrong about market Capitalism today

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Title: Greece's History of Loans Since 1824 | GreekReporter.com

Note: This is not the first time Greece has faced severe financial problems or even come face to face with the prospect of bankruptcy.

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Title: Waiting for the Barbarians

Note: This is a Greek poem written by Constantine P Cavafy in November 1898 and first published in 1904. CP Cavafy was born in 1863 in Alexandria.

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Title: How the Greek Deal Could Destroy the Euro - The New York Times

Note: By treating Grexit as a viable option, Europe has made a future French, or even German, exit more likely.

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Title: European 'alliance of national liberation fronts' emerges to avenge Greek defeat - Telegraph

Note: For the pony-tailed leader of Spain's Podemos movement, the Leninist lesson of Greece is that revolutionary forces must show an iron fist

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Title: 10 Indian women scientists you should be proud of

Note: A Wikipedia edit-a-thon last week exposed how little we know about our own women scientists. Here's a list of illustrious ones you should start with.

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Title: Britain must pay reparations to India - BBC News

Note: Indian politician and writer Shashi Tharoor on why Britain needs to compensate India for exploiting it as a colony.

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Title: The East India Company: The original corporate raiders | William Dalrymple | World news | The Guardian

Note: For a century, the East India Company conquered, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. The lessons of its brutal reign have never been more relevant

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Title: This referendum is a fight between the Greeks and Europe’s cruel capitalism | Aditya Chakrabortty | Comment is free | The Gua...

Note: On Sunday the people of Greece can hit back at the eurozone’s busted economic system that is slowly strangling them. Their battle is ours too

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Title: Where did the Greek bailout money go? | World news | The Guardian

Note: Less than 10% of the money was used by the government for reforming its economy and safeguarding weaker members of society

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Title: Joseph Stiglitz: how I would vote in the Greek referendum | Business | The Guardian

Note: Neither alternative – approval or rejection of the troika’s terms – will be easy, and both carry huge risks

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Title: Amartya Sen: The economic consequences of austerity

Note: The judgements of our financial and political leaders are breathtakingly narrow. Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen considers the alternatives.

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Title: Globalization: Global Agribusiness Hammering Away At The Foundations Of Indian Society | Global Research - Centre for Researc...

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Title: India leads rescue of foreign nationals, including Americans, trapped in Yemen - The Washington Post

Note: The South Asian nation leads the rescue effort in Yemen by air, land and sea.

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Title: Yanis Varoufakis: How I became an erratic Marxist | News | The Guardian

Note: The long read: Before he entered politics, Yanis Varoufakis, the iconoclastic Greek finance minister at the centre of the latest eurozone standoff wrote this searing account of European capitalism and how the left can learn from Marx’s mistakes

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Title: How the West Caused the Ukraine Crisis | Foreign Affairs

Note: According to the prevailing wisdom in the West, the Ukraine crisis can be blamed almost entirely on Russian aggression. Russian President Vladimir Putin, the argument goes, annexed Crimea out of a long-standing desire to resuscitate the Soviet empire, and he may eventually go after the rest of Ukraine, as well as other countries in eastern Europe.

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Title: Dear Mr Cameron: US and EU politicians had been drumming up the conflict in Ukraine - Comment - Voices - The Independent

Note: The British Prime Minister shows a staggering arrogance and frightening lack of historical perspective in supporting the neo-Nazi regime of the Ukrainian government, and luring the Russian Federation into a conflict with the European Union and the West by blaming it for condoning the shooting down of Flight MH17 on 1 August over the disputed territory of eastern Ukraine.

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Title: Dear Mr Cameron: US and EU politicians had been drumming up the conflict in Ukraine - Comment - Voices - The Independent

Note: The British Prime Minister shows a staggering arrogance and frightening lack of historical perspective in supporting the neo-Nazi regime of the Ukrainian government, and luring the Russian Federation into a conflict with the European Union and the West by blaming it for condoning the shooting down of Flight MH17 on 1 August over the disputed territory of eastern Ukraine.

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Title: ‘No weapons for Israel!’ Protest group pours fake blood in Belgium airport — RT News

Note: A Belgian feminist activist group LilithS literally painted Liege Airport red with a hundred liters of fake blood at the facility’s role in arming Israel.

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Title: Shocking Picture of What Life Will Look Like When You Can't Afford to Retire | Alternet

Note: Will you be ready for the life of a nomad, permanently in search of temporary work?

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Title: How Many Minutes to Midnight? | Noam Chomsky

Note: The nuclear weapons era opened on August 6, 1945, the first day of the countdown to what may be the inglorious end of this strange species, which attained the intelligence to discover the effective means to destroy itself, but -- so the evidence sugg...

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Title: From Ferguson to Ukraine

Note: "in what manner does tyranny arise? –that it has a democratic origin is evident…But when [the tyrant] has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader"

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Title: India is Where?

Note: India, where are you? Are you really in the BRICS camp, fighting for a new, free world, or are you now in bed with your former colonial master and her mighty offshoot?

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Title: ​Latest book trend talks about Russia’s ‘threat to the world’

Note: For anyone who visits the annual and internationally renowned Edinburgh International Book Festival, a trip to the festival’s bookshop reveals, more than any number of speeches ever could from government ministers and leading politicians, who this year’s global pariah of choice is.

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Title: MH17, Gaza and the 'Genius' of Western Propaganda

Note: Not a month goes by without the West invoking yet another affront to humanity, another crime against humanity, another wave of sanctions, or yet another UN Security Council resolution. This is what North Korea would be like if it...

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Title: S. Carolina student arrested after writing about shooting a dinosaur — RT USA

Note: The mother of a South Carolina high school student was left irate when her 16-year-old son was suspended and then arrested after writing that he intended to buy a gun and kill a dinosaur as part of a homework assignment.

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Title: Modi's upcoming Japan visit signals closer ties | The Japan Times

Note: India's newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi is coming to Tokyo in August to meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, signaling closer bilateral ties

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Title: Ferguson is an occupation in plain sight and words aren't enough to change that | Roxane Gay | Comment is free | theguardian.com

Note: Roxane Gay: Obama called for peace and calm. But we are beyond peace and calm. Silence is not an option

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Title: Civilizational Partners and Equals: What Narendra Modi Means for American Hindus | Vamsee Juluri

Note: For Hindus in America, Modi's leadership will mark a promising opportunity to bring faith, culture, nation, and world together. There is a great deal of hope riding on what he does, not only for India, but also for symbolizing a Hinduism that is mode...

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Title: A largely Indian victory in World War II, mostly forgotten in India - The Times of India

Note: India soldiers died by the dozens, by the hundreds and then by the thousands in a battle here 70 years ago. Two bloody weeks of fighting came down to just a few yards across an asphalt tennis court.

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Title: Why World War II was an India story too - The Times of India

Note: The Second World War was about 330 million people fighting for their own independence while feeding and nurturing their 2.5 million soldiers to fight Fascism, Nazism and Japanese imperialism.

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Title: India in the world wars: How we fought and why - The Times of India

Note: In the First World War, 1.3 million Indians participated and saw service in Africa, the Middle East, Western Europe and the Dardanelles, and Asia.

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Title: The Enduring Myth of Hiroshima | Consortiumnews

Note: The US dropped 2 Atomic Bombs on Japan, on Aug 6 and 9th, in 1945, supposedly to end the war.

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Title: Israeli attacks designed to “terrorize” Gaza population, international law experts say | The Electronic Intifada

Note: The statement came as the death toll from Israel’s three weeks of bombing reached 1,088 on the first day of a somber Eid al-Fitr.

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Title: Joint Declaration by International Law Experts on Israel’s Gaza Offensive - International Middle East Media Center

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Title: Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza—Debunked | The Nation

Note: Israel claims that it is merely exercising its right to self-defense, that Gaza is no longer occupied and that its recent attack was provoked by rocket fire from Hamas. Here's what you need to know about these talking points.

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Title: India willing to stall WTO deal to ensure food security for all - Hindustan Times

Note: India will not support the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO’s) 'trade facilitation agreement' (TFA) if the deal doesn’t come bundled with a permanent solution that will allow unhindered roll-out of welfare schemes such as the food security programme.

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Title: MH17 and Gaza: Two different elite reactions — RT Op-Edge

Note: Even though no conclusive evidence has yet been produced that rebels in the east of Ukraine did shoot down the Malaysian airliner, Western elites, neocon and faux-left commentators have gone on a foaming-at-the-mouth anti-Russian frenzy holding President Putin personally responsible for the deaths and hurling abuse at those of us who don’t join in the “It’s all Russia’s fault” blame game. Although we don't have conclusive proof that Russia did supply the rebels with the equipment that would enable them to shoot down an aircraft travelling at such a high altitude (Russia has issued firm denials), we are told that “the world is watching Putin” and that Russia must be punished with yet more sanctions. Yet in Gaza, we know for sure who is doing the killing or at least the vast majority of it.

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Title: The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Blood, Treasure and Soul: The Exorbitant Price of the American Empire

Note: It is difficult to pinpoint exactly when it happened, but clear evidence can be seen at least in the aftermath of World War...

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Title: The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : What the Media Won’t Report About Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17

Note: Just days after the tragic crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine, Western politicians and media joined together to gain the...

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Title: BUCHANAN: Alienating Putin, Russia has consequences

Note: The ‘moral and strategic clarity’ in Ukraine exists only in uncomplicated minds

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Title: NYPD baffled by white flags placed atop Brooklyn Bridge — RT USA

Note: ​The American flags placed above the Brooklyn Bridge were apparently bleached into white flags Tuesday morning, leaving New Yorkers and law enforcement authorities baffled as to who or why anyone would do such a thing.

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Title: America's wars

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Title: Will Japan's youth go to war because a pretty girl told them to? - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Note: Or has Shinzo Abe finally run out of ideas?

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Title: Will Japan's youth go to war because a pretty girl told them to? - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Note: Or has Shinzo Abe finally run out of ideas?

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Title: Thank you again Yo Yo Honey Singh: A rejoinder to the open letter - Hindustan Times

Note: After writing an open letter to Yo Yo Honey Singh, the author recieved a torrent of reactions -- from families who said Honey Singh is an integral part of their post-dinner get-togethers to those who advised him to switch off the TV instead of railing against the 'artist'.

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Title: Thanks for the crassness: An open letter to Honey Singh from a parent - Hindustan Times

Note: An exasperated parent on how vodka, short skirts, suck and rhyming four-letter words are changing the universe of impressionable children, all thanks to Yo Yo and his philosophy of 'party yun hi chalegi'.

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Title: Israel-Gaza conflict: The myth of Hamas’s human shields - Middle East - World - The Independent

Note: What used to be a three-storey house had been turned into debris sunk into a deep crater with twisted steel rods jutting out. Twenty-six people were killed in the mostly deadly air-strike so far in this bloody conflict. Twenty-four of them were from one family, the Abu Jamaa.

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Title: Gazans flee Israeli bombardment – into the path of more bombs | World news | The Guardian

Note: Thousands of Gazans attempt to find shelter as the UN estimates that more than 100,000 are displaced

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Title: In a hospital. At the beach. Hamas, Israel tells us, is hiding among civilians | Richard Seymour | Comment is free | theguard...

Note: Richard Seymour: According to Israel, Hamas is cowardly and cynical

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Title: In Ukraine, the US is dragging us towards war with Russia | John Pilger | Comment is free | The Guardian

Note: John Pilger: Washington's role in Ukraine, and its backing for the regime's neo-Nazis, has huge implications for the rest of the world

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Title: ​Refusing to share: How the West created BRICS New Development Bank — RT Op-Edge

Note: “What do you think the test will be on?” the students would ask each other sarcastically, after another lengthy rumination, “The turning point where Europe failed to turn?” But I never forgot the phrase or the events it denoted, and I think that current economic crisis could well go down in history as the turning point where the entire Western world failed to turn.

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Title: ​Refusing to share: How the West created BRICS New Development Bank — RT Op-Edge

Note: “What do you think the test will be on?” the students would ask each other sarcastically, after another lengthy rumination, “The turning point where Europe failed to turn?” But I never forgot the phrase or the events it denoted, and I think that current economic crisis could well go down in history as the turning point where the entire Western world failed to turn.

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Title: ​Refusing to share: How the West created BRICS New Development Bank — RT Op-Edge

Note: “What do you think the test will be on?” the students would ask each other sarcastically, after another lengthy rumination, “The turning point where Europe failed to turn?” But I never forgot the phrase or the events it denoted, and I think that current economic crisis could well go down in history as the turning point where the entire Western world failed to turn.

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Title: Gaza: this shameful injustice will only end if the cost of it rises | Seumas Milne | Comment is free | The Guardian

Note: Seumas Milne: The idea that Israel is defending itself from unprovoked attacks is absurd. Occupied people have the right to resist

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Title: ​‘No joke’: Germany mulls using typewriters to combat US snooping — RT News

Note: Amid the worsening Berlin-Washington spy row, German politicians are considering going back to old-fashioned manual typewriters for confidential documents to protect national secrets from American NSA spooks.

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Title: BBC defends coverage of Israeli air strikes in Gaza after bias accusations | Media | theguardian.com

Note: Pro-Palestinian group claims news programmes are ‘devoid of context’ as protest is staged outside Broadcasting House. By John Plunkett

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Title: A deafening silence from the world as Israel pounds Gaza - Hindustan Times

Note: Israel’s action in Gaza is disproportionately violent and serves to dehumanise its own society. The world has been looking on aghast while Israel bombs Palestinian civilians in Gaza in the name of fighting the militant group Hamas.

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Title: 70 years after defeating Japan, India forgets Imphal - The Times of India

Note: Seventy years is a long time to forget people, events, the past. In India, it doesn’t take that long. Even heroes are forgotten here in a matter of months, or a few years.

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Title: At dinner with Putin, menu of Crimean flounder and Russian grievances | Reuters

Note: ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - You can't say Vladimir Putin lacks a pointed sense of humor. The entrée at the Russian president's dinner for news agency editors on Saturday night was Crimean flounder.

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Title: Modi, India’s Next Prime Minister, Adopts a Softer Tone - NYTimes.com

Note: After an aggressive, sometimes caustic campaign, Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party became emotional as he called on Indians to share his optimism.

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Title: At history's doorstep, Narendra Modi breaks down - Hindustan Times

Note: Live coverage of Lok Sabha Election Results 2014 on Hindustan Times. Track live news updates of Counting Day, Key Candidates, In-depth Analysis, Photos, Videos, Cartoons and more on General Election Results on Hindustan Times

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Title: Everything you wanted to know about Indian elections but were afraid to ask — RT Op-Edge

Note: Did you know that a record number of 1,033 candidates contested the Modaurichi assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu in 1996, and the ballot paper was in the form of a booklet? Or that the lowest voter turnout in a polling station is just three, reported from Bomdila district in Arunachal Pradesh? Or that in Gujarat's Gir Forest, officials set up a voting booth, manned by five people for just one voter, Mahant Bharatdas? The ongoing general elections in India, set to become the biggest election in world history, are nothing short of a marvel too, not just in terms of sheer size and numbers but also when one considers weird facts and practices associated with the grandest spectacle on earth. A whopping number of 814 million voters are eligible to vote in the nine-phase, five-week-long polling process (April 7 – May 12), 103 million more than the population of the whole of Europe. There are over 100 million first-time voters eligible to vote in these elections, more than the size of popu...

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Title: Cold War Against Russia—Without Debate | The Nation

Note: The Obama administration’s decision to isolate Russia, in a new version of “containment,” has met with virtually unanimous support from the political and media establishment.

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Title: Minorities have reason to fear Modi, Amartya Sen says; Gujarat CM has vision of where he will take us, Jagdish Bhagwati argue...

Note: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen and economist Jagdish Bhagwati are known for their ideological differences. They speak to TOI on Modi and priorities of the next govt.

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Title: President Putin's Address on Annexation of Crimea

Note: Vladimir Putin addressed State Duma deputies, Federation Council members, heads of Russian regions and civil society representatives in the Kremlin.

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Title: Kerry, Obama, Putin: The Fool, the Demagogue, and the Former KGB Colonel | Global Research

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Title: ‘US came to Afghanistan with TV & cash - they won’t let us go’ — RT Op-Edge

Note: “Just imagine: we had 44 countries invading Afghanistan with modern weapons, satellite monitoring, tanks and missiles. The Taliban has an army of less than 20,000.

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Title: India organizes the real Mother of all Elections | MO*

Note: In  Belgium,  there  are  about  9,500  Indians-with-Indian-passports,  with  an  equal  number  of people of Ind

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Title: Amartya Sen on elections, communal politics and inequality in India | MO*

Note: Talking with Amartya Sen is not, at any moment, chatting.

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Title: Desperate Rohingya kids flee Myanmar alone by boat - Hindustan Times

Note: From Malaysia to Australia, countries easily reachable by boat have been implementing policies and practices to ensure that Rohingya Muslims don't wash up on their shores - from shoving them back to sea.

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Title: Ramchandra Keh Gaye Siyase Lyrics (Gopi)

Note: In view of the previous article, here are the lyrics of the old song.

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Title: Are Digvijay Singh, Arvind Kejriwal, even Sonia Gandhi Trying to Achieve Martyrdom? » The Indian Republic

Note: “Raam Chandra keh gaye siya se, Aisa Kalyug aayega, Hans Chugega daana gun ka, kauwa moti khayega”

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