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Krishnadev Calamur

Krishnadev Calamur appears in the following:

U.S. Diplomat's Leaked Phone Call Gets Poor Reception

Friday, February 07, 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the use of a distinctly undiplomatic term to describe the EU was "totally unacceptable." Meanwhile, the U.S. accused Russia of leaking the phone call while Moscow said the recording showed Washington's meddling in Ukrainian politics.

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Leaked Phone Call Offers Not-So-Diplomatic U.S. View Of EU

Thursday, February 06, 2014

A pair of U.S. diplomats are heard discussing the merits of various Ukrainian opposition figures. One of them is heard using a profanity directed toward the European Union.

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Luxury Carmaker Aston Martin Cites Fake Chinese Plastics In Recall

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The company uses plastics supplied by DuPont for a key part, but it instead received counterfeit material labeled with DuPont's name. About 75 percent of cars built after 2007 are affected.

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U.K. Admits 'Limited' Role In India's 1984 Raid On Sikh Shrine

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

The acknowledgment comes just weeks after it was revealed that Britain may have had a role in the raid on the Golden Temple. Foreign Secretary William Hague said the assistance was purely advisory.

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Christie On Bridge Closure: 'The Answer Is Still The Same'

Monday, February 03, 2014

The comments are Christie's first since the Jan. 9 news conference in which said he was "embarrassed and humiliated" that his aides punished the mayor of Fort Lee by closing lanes that lead to the George Washington Bridge. Christie reiterated that he knew nothing about the lane closures.

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Hacker Group Sues German Government Over NSA Spying

Monday, February 03, 2014

The group wants German federal prosecutors to investigate the country's aiding of the U.S. agency's activities. It's the latest fallout from revelations by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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School's Out For Online Students In 'State Sponsors Of Terrorism'

Friday, January 31, 2014

Students in Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria โ€” countries under U.S. trade and economic sanctions โ€” were blocked from accessing material on Coursera this week. The company, one of the largest providers of massive open online courses, says it's working with the U.S. government on a resolution.

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House Passes Compromise Farm Bill

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The $100 billion-a-year measure included cuts to the food stamps program, and preserved farm subsidies. The five-year bill now heads to the Senate.

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Philippine Police Used 'Wheel Of Torture,' Rights Group Says

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Punishments, which were chosen by spinning a roulette wheel, included a "20 second Manny Pacquiao" in which suspects were punched for 20 seconds, according to Amnesty International. The practice allegedly was used on more than 40 detainees, mostly suspected drug traffickers.

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Despite Soundproof Box, Egypt's Morsi Is Defiant In Court

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Deposed President Mohammed Morsi appeared in court on charges related to a 2011 prison break. It was Morsi's second appearance in court since he was ousted in a military-backed coup in July amid nationwide protests against his rule. The trial was adjourned until Feb. 22.

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Hopping Mad: Rabbit In Mandela Statue's Ear Is On Burrowed Time

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Two South African sculptors who were refused permission to engrave their signatures on the giant statue of Nelson Mandela came up with a novel solution: They hid a bronze rabbit in the statue's ear. Now, they have to remove the addition.

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Thai Government Declares State Of Emergency

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

It's an attempt to cope with anti-government protests that began in November. The measure, which goes into effect Wednesday, will last for 60 days. Anti-government protesters are trying to stop elections, scheduled for Feb. 2.

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Om My: Chinese Buddha Booted Over Booty

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A restaurateur in the Chinese city of Jinan wanted to advertise a dish so good that the Buddha himself scaled walls for a taste, so the owner put up giant sculptures of naked Buddhas climbing over the restaurant. Not everyone was amused.

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Ukraine Tracks Protesters Through Cellphones Amid Clashes

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

People with cell phones who were in the vicinity of violent protests in Kiev reportedly received this disturbing text message from the government: "Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance."

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Report Details Alleged 'Systematic' Killing By Syria's Assad

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The report by three former war crimes prosecutors is based on what are said to be thousands of photographs of dead prisoners that allegedly were smuggled out by a Syrian defector. The revelation comes just ahead of Syrian peace talks set to begin in Switzerland.

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India Unveils Handgun For Women After Much-Publicized Rapes

Friday, January 17, 2014

The .32-caliber weapon comes amid a spate of reports about rapes in the country. The gun is named for the victim of a 2012 gang rape and murder in New Delhi. But reaction to the Nirbheek has been mixed.

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Trial Starts For Suspects In Ex-Lebanese Leader's Slaying

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The four Hezbollah members accused of killing former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005 are being tried in absentia. Prosecutors in Leidschendam, Netherlands, said Thursday they have pieced together mobile phone data allegedly used by the plotters. Hezbollah has denied any role in the killing.

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Egyptian Voters Said To Overwhelmingly Back New Constitution

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Unofficial results say more than 95 percent of voters approved the document. The results are seen as a boost to the military government and Army chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who is widely expected to seek Egypt's presidency. The Muslim Brotherhood boycotted this week's vote.

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$500M From Kuwait Among Pledges For Syrians Affected By War

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Donor nations gathered in Kuwait City pledged tens of millions for those displaced by the more than 2-year-old civil war. The U.S. pledged $380 million, but Secretary of State John Kerry urged a political solution to the conflict.

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Israeli Minister: Kerry Should 'Win A Nobel Prize And Leave Us In Peace'

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The remarks by defense official Moshe Yaalon indicate just how difficult discussions are over a possible Mideast peace deal. Yaalon apologized for the comments late Tuesday following a strong reaction from the U.S.

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