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Budding golfers of India's Kashmir eye Olympics

Srinagar, Nov 1 (ANI): Fired with the ambition of carrying the flag in the games, Kashmir trains its budding golfers for the 2020 Olympics. Authorities of this picturesque Himalayan state have come up with initiatives to train the budding golfers with proper professional techniques and special trainers from outside the state have been recruited for the purpose. Organiser of the special golf training programme, Champa Shawl, said on Friday that Kashmir, with its beautiful golf courses is the ideal state to nurture golfers. The game is attracting a large number of children in spite of the state having faced nature's fury in recent times. Nov 1, 2014

MEA clarifies on unwed mothers passport rules, says India don't stand for gender discrimination

New Delhi, Nov 01 (ANI): Foreign ministry denied media reports that an unwed mother would have to declare how she conceived while applying for her child's passport. MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said any single parent had to furnish only two documents - birth certificate of the child and affidavit before a magistrate. Akbaruddin added the government does not stand for such discrimination. Nov 1, 2014
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Polling stations ready for Ukraine rebel vote

While insurgent leaders hope the first elections in their self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk "republics" will show they have popular support, fears for Ukraine and the West grow. Duration: 00:49 Nov 1, 2014
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Sweden officially recognises Palestinian state

Sweden officially recognises the state of Palestine, becoming the first EU member in western Europe to do so, prompting Israel to recall its ambassador to Stockholm. Duration: 00:51 Oct 31, 2014
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Zimbabwe opposition urges bravery to confront Mugabe

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Friday urged his supporters to be brave to confront long-ruling President Robert Mugabe to end the economic woes facing the southern African nation. Duration: 01:05 Oct 31, 2014
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European first as London skatepark wins heritage listing

A skatepark in east London became the first in Europe to be listed as a heritage site on Wednesday, after the government decided its concrete bowls and ramps were of national importance and worth protecting. Duration: 00:52 Oct 31, 2014