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Iran state TV says death of journalist in Turkey is "suspect" 21.10.2014 FirstPost: World

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranian television pointed the finger at Turkey on Monday over the death of a Lebanese-American journalist killed in a car crash while working for Iran's Press TV in Turkey near the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani. However, the governor of the Turkish province where the crash occurred dismissed the allegations as unfounded, saying an investigation was under way.

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Bonhooghly rehab project revived 20.10.2014 TOI: Calcutta Times
Eight years ago, nobody would have dreamt that the ramshackle cluster of buildings off BT Road would transform into north Kolkata’s most ambitious realty project, comprising 17 25-floor towers and 34 five-storey buildings. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who had opposed the Bonhooghly project in 2007 when she was in the opposition, has now resurrected the project, on a public-private partnership ...
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Libya's persecuted people displaced again 20.10.2014 Sify News
After three years in a packed refugee camp, Mariam Mohammed fled with her seven children along with some 3000 members of Libya's persecuted Tawergha community in their second forced displacement.
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Spice the synthetic drug gaining a grip on Russia 20.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Cannabis substitute smoked in a pipe appears to be a soft drug, but it is addictive and can be lethal

Valentina sifts a flaky mixture from a purple sachet into the end of a small pipe, holds a lighter to it, and inhales. Her voice becomes tense and high-pitched for a moment, then she relaxes. A faint, almost Christmassy odour of lightly stewed fruits wafts through the room.

This is a hit of spice, the collective name given to various synthetic smoking mixtures making headlines in Russia. On the market for five years, spice has the potential to be deadly.

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Kashmir flood victims urge Centre to start rehabilitation work 20.10.2014 New Kerala: India News
Rajouri, Oct. 20 : Flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir have urged the Centre to start rehabilitation work on a war footing.
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Turkeys Side Of mosques olive gardens leather goods 20.10.2014 Hindustan Times: Lifestyle
After thousands of years of settlement by newcomers ranging from the ancient Greeks Romans and Persians to pirates Arabs and Jews the town of Side pronounced see day is on Turkeys southeast coast on the Mediterranean coast It is used to visitors and it doesnt disappoint any ...
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Photo highlights of the day 20.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

The Guardians picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including slackers in California, Lego protestors in Hong Kong and surfing at Supertubos, Portugal

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Migrants tales: I feel for those who were with me. They got asylum in the sea 20.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Who are the people who die in the Mediterranean on an almost daily basis? And why dont we care? The Guardian has worked with a team of reporters from five other European newspapers to track a very 21st-century odyssey

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Syrian Kurds find refuge in camp named after suicide bomber 20.10.2014 Zee News : World
Syrian Kurdish refugees who streamed into Turkey from Kobane have found sanctuary in a new camp named after a female Kurdish suicide bomber who blew herself up in the battle against jihadists for the besieged Syrian town.
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Settle emoluments to Sri Lankan refugee with interest: Madras HC tells Tamil Nadu government 20.10.2014 DNA: Urban Tales
Coming to the rescue of a Sri Lankan refugee who had served the Tamil Nadu government for 32 years, the Madras High Court bench Monday directed the government to settle the emoluments due for him with 12 percent interest. Allowing the petition, Justice T Raja also imposed a cost of Rs 10,000 on the Director of Social Welfare for not disbursing the emoluments and directed him to pay the cost from his personal funds within six weeks. The petitioner I Jothi Gandhi, a refugee since 1973, was appointed as an Office Assistant on November 5 1981 on the basis of his Sri Lankan educational qualification. After 10 years of service he was promoted as Junior Assistant, only to be reverted to the post of Office Assistant later on the ground that he did not possess the requisite educational qualification. However, he did not challenge the order reverting him to the old post. Again on June 2, 2010 the Commissioner of Social Welfare Department promoted him to the post of Junior Assistant along with 59 other employees in ...
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After arms drop, US coalition strikes Islamic State positions in Kobani 20.10.2014 Hindu: International
Syrian activists say the U.S.-led coalition has launched new airstrikes on Islamic State positions in Kobani, following overnight airdrops of weapons to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town....
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High Court comes to the rescue of Sri Lankan refugee who has retired from government service 20.10.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
High Court comes to the rescue of Sri Lankan refugee who has retired from government service
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'Wait, Abhishek Bachchan has fans?' 10 problems loyal Abhishek Bachchan fans have to go through ... 20.10.2014 CNN-IBN Top Stories
Abhishek Bachchan has fans and they swear by his acting skills. Haven't you seen Guru, Yuva and Paa?
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Escaping Kobane a risk worth taking, say refugees 20.10.2014 Asian Age: International
The stone house has just two rooms but is now home to five Syrian families who fled the besieged town of Kobane to the relative safety of Turkey just a few kilometres away. The Turkish village of Karaca is just 50 metres from the border. But for the families taking refuge there it is the difference between peace and war as ISIS fighters seek to take their hometown from Syrian Kurds in a battle that has now raged for over a month. Between a field and the front yard of the house in Karaca, there is a narrow street. At the end of it a Turkish flag flies and behind that looms Kobane itself. There is no gate, only a Turkish police post straddling the border. The Syrian Kurdish families crammed into the house all have different stories of how they arrived in Turkey, with some risking a perilous journey through a minefield on the border. Their reward is relative safety but squalid conditions, with just one toilet for all to share and nights spent packed together on the floor. “How long can we survive in this ...
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Erdogan refuses to arm Kurds in Syria 20.10.2014 Asian Age: International
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday rejected calls for Turkey to arm the main Kurdish party in Syria, describing the group as a terrorist organisation. Mr Erdogan said the Democratic Union Party (PYD) was the same as the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has waged a 30-year insurgency for self-rule in south-eastern Turkey. US President Barack Obama called his Turkish counterpart Mr Erdogan and they pledged to step up the fight against the ISIS group in Syria, the White House said Sunday. The two presidents discussed “Syria, particularly the situation in Kobane, and steps that could be taken to counter ISIL advances,” in a Saturday night phone call, the White House said, using an alternate acronym for ISIS. “The two leaders pledged to continue to work closely together to strengthen cooperation against ISIL,” the White House said. Mr Obama also “expressed appreciation for Turkey hosting over a million refugees, including thousands from Kobane. The armed wing of the PYD, the Kurdish ...
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Survey on Project Affected Youths for Employment 20.10.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Fiercest fighting in days hits Syrian border town 20.10.2014 FirstPost: World

URFA Turkey (Reuters) - The fiercest fighting in days shook the Syrian border town of Kobani overnight as Islamic State fighters attacked Kurdish defenders with mortars and car bombs, sources in the town and a monitoring group said on Sunday. Islamic State, which controls much of Syria and Iraq, fired 44 mortars at Kurdish parts of the town on Saturday and some of the shells fell inside nearby Turkey, according to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. It said four more mortars were fired on Sunday.

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Turkey on high alert against Ebola at border crossing 19.10.2014 All News-IANS Stories
Turkey has taken necessary measures against the deadly Ebola virus at Kapikule crossing of its border with Bulgaria, a high-ranking Turkish official said Sunday.
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Turkey will not cooperate in US support for Kurds in Syria, says Erdogan 19.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
  • President calls Syrian Kurdish group a terrorist organisation
  • US launches further air strikes against Isis at Kobani
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J&K government playing politics with refugees: BJP 19.10.2014 CNN-IBN: India
BJP on Sunday hit out at the Jammu and Kashmir government, saying it was playing politics with the miseries of the refugees from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and West Pakistan.
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