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Filipinos honour the dead on All Saints' Day

Millions across the Catholic Philippines trooped to cemeteries to honour their dead in typically festive fashion on All Saints' Day Friday, ignoring appeals from the Church to keep the day solemn. Duration: 00:50 Nov 1, 2013
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Iraq at 2008 levels ahead of Maliki-Obama talks

Violence in Iraq is at its worst level since 2008. The new figures capture a months-long surge in unrest despite wide-ranging operations targeting insurgents and a major tightening of security in Baghdad and elsewhere. Duration: 00:49 Nov 1, 2013
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Crowds cheer DR Congo army in seized rebel stronghold

Democratic Republic of Congo troops assaulted positions of the M23 rebel movement on Thursday, a day after seizing their last stronghold, Bungana, in an attempt to finally break the back of the insurgency. Duration: 01:36 Nov 1, 2013
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Syria envoy says no peace talks without opposition

UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Friday that a proposed Geneva peace conference to end the war in Syria could not be held without the participation of the opposition. Duration: 00:55 Nov 1, 2013
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Bodies of migrants found in Niger desert

A mayor from the north of Niger recounts the discovery of the decomposed bodies of more than 80 people stranded in the desert, in the latest African migrant tragedy. Duration: 01:20 Nov 1, 2013
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Jesse Ventura praises Kennedy in new book

For Jesse Ventura, the professional wrestler turned independent politician, John F. Kennedy was the greatest president in modern US history -- and the proof lies in his 1963 assassination. Duration: 01:07 Nov 1, 2013
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Raman Singh assures safety against Maoist threats during upcoming state polls

Chhattisgarh, Nov 1 (ANI): Chattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Friday assured of safety and strict policing against Maoist threats during upcoming polls in the province. Voting in Chhattisgarh will be held in two phases on November 11 and November 19. The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has reportedly issued warnings for Bastar region, which is a Maoists stronghold. Earlier on October 19, Maoists had passed on threats to voters by pasting banners in the villages asking them to boycott the upcoming state assembly polls in the region. Reportedly, the Maoists had been going around the villages and distributing pamphlets among the villagers, directing them not to vote. Commenting on the security arrangements Director General of Police (DGP), Ramnivas, said the security agencies will ensure strict policing during polls. Nov 1, 2013
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Air Show

Nagpur, Nov 1 (ANI): In a show of strength, the Indian air force (IAF) personnel put up an impressive air show on Thursday by advanced light helicopters in western Nagpur city as part of the 81st anniversary celebration of the IAF. The Indian Air force personnel carried out sequences of maneuvers and different formations with criss-cross flying, sending the crowd cheering. Earlier on Saturday the Indian Air Force's (IAF's) latest strategic transport aircraft, the C-17 Globemaster, undertook its first sortie towards transporting of relief materials, including specialist army vehicles and ambulance from bases in central India to Bhubaneswar, ahead of the arrival of Cyclone Phailin which struck the east coast of the country. Nov 1, 2013
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Saffron Festival

Srinagar, Nov 1 (ANI):A three-day Saffron Festival, celebrating the arrival and harvesting of the crop, commenced in India's northern Jammu and Kashmir state on Tuesday. Organised in Kashmir's Pampore district, the festival aims to highlight the struggling crop, attract more tourists to the state and provide market to the saffron farmers at a global level. With the festival trying to preserve the popularity of the worldwide popular herb, saffron farmers from the Valley are happy with the step taken by the state government. number of cultural programmes are also being organsied to highlight the struggling crop as the production has slowed down in the past few years. Nov 1, 2013
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Tallest Statue

Kevadia,Nov 1 (ANI): Indian opposition leader Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the world's tallest statue on Thursday at a cost of almost $340 million in honor of one of the country's founding fathers, a project he is using to undermine his chief rivals, the Gandhi-Nehru political dynasty. The statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who was first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's deputy and his interior minister but often at odds with him, is to be built on a river island in Gujarat, the home state of both Patel and Modi. The statue, twice the size of the Statue of Liberty, is seen as a not-so-subtle bid by Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to appropriate an independence-era hero associated with the ruling Congress party that has largely been run by the Nehru-Gandhi family. However, the Gujarat strongman added that the statue would add to the glory and grandeur of India and connect the country. Nov 1, 2013