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Observations: The real sound of Planet Earth

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Row erupts over risque clean-up campaign

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Indian campaigner urges supporters to cause jail chaos

An anti-corruption campaigner has vowed to emulate the tactics of Mahatma Gandhi and fill India’s jails with supporters if his demand for the introduction of an all-powerful ombudsman is not met.

Anna Hazare: In the footsteps of Gandhi

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