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Scorching heat wave sweeps through Uttar Pradesh

Kanpur/Moradabad, Aug 28 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh is reeling under scorching heat wave that is unusual in the month of August. Meanwhile irregular power cuts have added to the woes of people. In Kanpur people said that they had never experienced such hot weather conditions in the month of August before. Irked by the irregular power supply, a resident Alok Srivastav said that lack of rains this year had lead to such extreme weather conditions. The Weather department said one of the causes of heat wave was lack of rains in north India. Meanwhile in Moradabad, people hit the streets demanding electricity. Protesters held burning torches at night and shouting slogans against the state government for their inaction. Aug 28, 2014
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Avid readers throng to National Book Fair in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 27 (ANI): The National book fair held in the 'Kashmir Haat' ground in Srinagar city of Kashmir which attracted thousands of book lovers, promises to make future generations of the valley aware of the history, culture and heritage of the country. The biggest national book fair has been organised by the National Book Trust (NBT) in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Academy for Art, Culture and Languages, Federation of Publishers and Booksellers Associations in India, National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) and District Administration Srinagar. Organiser of the Book Fair, Vijender Kumar, said that the fair has received a great response. The fair-cum-exhibition began on August 23 and will conclude at the end of this month. Aug 28, 2014
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Japan's golden generation shows no sign of slowing down

For many people in the autumn of their lives, walking up stairs is the biggest physical challenge they face. But in Japan, race tracks, hammer or pole vault await competitors at the Kyoto Masters, some of them more than 100 years old. Duration: 02:32 Aug 28, 2014
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Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's new president

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who will be Turkey's next president after an easy election victory, climbed from a humble youth in Istanbul to become significant but controversial leader in the Islamic world. Duration: 03:04 Aug 28, 2014
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IMF chief under investigation for negligence in graft case

IMF chief Christine Lagarde, one of the world's most powerful women, announces she had been placed under formal investigation for "negligence" over a multi-million-euro graft case relating to her time as French finance minister. Duration: 00:48 Aug 28, 2014
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Germany tightens laws against suspected hate crimes

The German government passes measures requiring police and courts to take tougher action against suspected hate crimes, following a neo-Nazi killing spree that went unsolved for more than a decade. Duration: 00:46 Aug 28, 2014
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Poroshenko: All sides in Minsk backed Kiev peace plan

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says all sides backed Kiev's peace proposals for ending the fighting in east Ukraine following talks with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Minsk. Duration: 01:00 Aug 28, 2014