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US ship detained in Tamil Nadu, Foreign Ministry probe on

New Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): The Indian authorities have commenced thorough investigation into 'illegal' weapons found onboard a ship operated by an US maritime security company, which was detained off the Tuticorin (Tuthukudi) port in Tamil Nadu. The ship was seized on Friday. India's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin stated that the ship where 35 people were onboard was also detained for failing to produce papers authorising the vessel to carry weapons and ammunition in Indian waters. Among them were 10 crew members and 25 armed security guards. The crew and the ship will remain detained till the authentic documentation is submitted. Oct 15, 2013
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Sanjay Dutt gets 14 day parole extension

New Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): Actor Sanjay Dutt, who was out on parole due to medical reasons, was granted a 14-day extension of his leave of furlough, according to jail authorities. Dutt sough an extension in the furlough on medical grounds. The 53-year-old actor was was sentenced for five years jail, after his conviction for illegal possession of arms in the Mumbai blasts case and is to serve the remaining 42 months of his sentence. The actor’s parole period was to end on Monday, but he made an application for another fortnight’s extension last week. Oct 15, 2013
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Survivors describe India stampede panic

Survivors of a stampede in India which killed dozens of Hindu pilgrims describe the moment panic gripped the crowd as they crossed a bridge to reach a temple. Duration: 01:02 Oct 14, 2013
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Powerful Filipino Christian sect shuts down Manila

More than 1.5 million people converged on the Philippine capital Monday for a powerful Christian sect's evangelical event, causing traffic chaos that shut down large parts of the megacity. Duration: 00:53 Oct 14, 2013
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Syrian refugees in Iraq set for biggest Muslim holiday

Almost 14,000 Syrian Kurds in a camp in northern Iraq are preparing for what will be for many of them their first Eid al-Adha holiday - the Feast of Sacrifice, the biggest Muslim holiday of the year, outside Syria. Duration: 00:52 Oct 14, 2013
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US professor reacts after winning Nobel Economics Prize

Three US academics got the Nobel Economic Prize Monday for research on financial markets, an area of immense real-world implications following the crises rattling the global economy in recent years. Duration : 00:37 Oct 14, 2013
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Britain to ease China visa restrictions

Britain says it will make it easier for China's citizens to obtain visas, as it seeks a bigger slice of the multi-billion-dollar Chinese traveller cake. Oct 14, 2013
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World powers, Iran prepare for historic nuclear talks

World powers gathered Monday for fresh talks with Iran on its controversial nuclear programme, seen as a test of a new mood since reputed moderate President Hassan Rouhani took office in August. Analysts see the new negotiations as a being led by a markedly different tone set by Iranian and the US leaders. Oct 14, 2013
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IHT rebrands to become International New York Times

The International Herald Tribune published its final edition under its own name on Monday, marking the end of an era for the 125-year-newspaper that was a lifeline for American expatriates. Oct 14, 2013
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France and South Africa sign rail and energy deals

French President Francois Hollande announced on Monday the signing with South Africa of a $2-billion pact for a thermal power plant in Africa's largest economy which suffers from energy shortages. Oct 14, 2013