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French court upholds Scientology fraud conviction

France's top appeals court on Wednesday upheld a fraud conviction and hundreds of thousands of euros in fines against the Church of Scientology for taking advantage of vulnerable followers. Duration: 1:18 Oct 16, 2013
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Tight post-attack security curbs Iraqi Kurdistan tourism

Tight security measures imposed after a rare deadly attack in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region have curbed tourism ahead of the year's biggest Muslim holiday, industry officials and business owners say. Duration: 00:52 Oct 16, 2013
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Silence is golden for New York restaurant

Does a meal taste better if it's eaten in silence? One New York restaurant thinks it might, and has banned all talking at the table. Duration: 02:02 Oct 16, 2013
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EU's Ashton hails 'important' Iran nuclear talks

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Wednesday that "positions have been set out on a number of issues already" during talks on Iran's nuclear programme and that the EU will work with the United States to carry them forward. Duration: 01:03 Oct 16, 2013
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Algiers' 6th Intl. Comic Festival spotlights local humour

The sixth International Comic Festival of Algiers (Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Alger, FIBDA) drew comics artists from around the world and showcased Algerian talents including Rachid Ait-Kaci and Amine Labter. Duration: 00:48 Oct 16, 2013
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Release demand for UK Greenpeace activist in Russia

Lawyers for British Greenpeace activist Anthony Perrett - one of 30 arrested after a Greenpeace protest at an Arctic oil drilling in September - demanded his release on bail Wednesday at the regional court of Murmansk in Russia. Duration: 00:36 Oct 16, 2013
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World powers, Iran in second day of nuclear talks in Geneva

World powers and Iran hold a second day of talks Wednesday aimed at ending the decade-long standoff over Tehran's nuclear programme, after the Islamic republic put what it billed as a breakthrough proposal on the table. Duration: 00:25 Oct 16, 2013
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US will do short-term debt deal: analysts

With Thursday's deadline to raise the US debt ceiling and avoid default, Ishaq Siddiqi, market strategist with ETX in London, said lawmakers are likely to do a short-term deal to hold them over until February next year. Duration: 01:17 Oct 16, 2013
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US Senate leaders announce deal to end fiscal impasse

US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that a deal had been reached with Republican leaders to end a fiscal impasse that has threatened the United States with debt default. Duration: 01:07 Oct 16, 2013
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Greek parliament cracks down on Golden Dawn MPs

Greece's parliament on Wednesday lifted the legal immunity of three MPs from the Golden Dawn neo-Nazi party who are facing charges of belonging to a criminal organisation. Duration: 00:52 Oct 16, 2013