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Italy navy rescues 2,600 boat migrants over two days

More than 2,600 migrants were rescued by the Italian navy this weekend, authorities said Monday, as police searched for new arrivals who landed by night on Sicily's southern coast. Duration: 00:38 Jul 7, 2014
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South Sudan: three years on

Interview with analyst Zachariah Diing Akol of the SUDD Institute as South Sudan prepares to celebrate its third independence amid civil war and a humanitarian crisis. Duration: 01:22 Jul 7, 2014
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Oscar Pistorius arrives in court

Oscar Pistorius arrived in court Monday after an Australian TV network defended the broadcast of footage showing him in a shock reenactment of the night he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, insisting it was not obtained illegally. Duration: 00:39 Jul 7, 2014
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South Sudan marks third year of independence

It was just three years ago that South Sudan celebrated its newfound independence from Sudan. Now, a civil war is tearing the young state apart, and aid agencies warn of famine on the horizon. Duration: 03:15 Jul 7, 2014
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Pistorius claims on vulnerability called into question

South African prosecutors on Monday sought to show Oscar Pistorius's sports doctor overstated his immobility without prostheses, as a leaked video shows the star sprinter re-enacting the shooting of his girlfriend. Duration: 01:00 Jul 7, 2014
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Panel Report suggests bare minimum standard of living: C Rangarajan

Chennai, July 07 (ANI): Talking about the panel report on poverty which raised the daily per capita expenditure to Rs 32 for the rural poor and to Rs 47 for the urban poor, PM Economic Advisory Council Chairman C Rangarajan said that it suggests bare minimum standard of living. He also said that this is 19% higher than poverty line fixed by Tendulkar report for rural areas, 40% for urban areas. The report also said that every three people out of 10 are poor in India. Jul 7, 2014
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Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva takes additional charge as Gujarat Governor

Gandhinagar, July 07 (ANI): Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva on Monday took additional charge as the Governor of Gujarat. Earlier, the NDA government transferred the previous state Governor Kamla Beniwal to Mizoram. Alva swore in as the state Governor in Gandhinagar and pledged to devote to the service of the people of Gujarat. Alva was administered oath by Chief Justice of Gujarat. Jul 7, 2014
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Rangarajan report on Poverty: Former Infosys director says poverty line should be based on present c

Bangalore, July 7 (ANI): Former Infosys director TV Mohandas Pai, said new poverty report by C Rangarajan could be accepted if it was based on present currency value. A panel headed by former Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister, C Rangarajan, submitted a report stating that people spending below rupees 47 a day in cities would be considered poor, much above the rupees 33-per-day mark suggested earlier by the Suresh Tendulkar Committee. India has witnessed stellar economic growth over the last two decades, yet one third of the country's 1.2 billion population still lives below the poverty line. Jul 7, 2014