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Itinerant distillers keep taste for Armagnac alive

As the French distillation season gets underway, cellar masters often turn to itinerant distillers to transform their wine into brandy, one type produced by the same family for the last 110 years. Duration: 02:06 Dec 3, 2014
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French MPs vote in favour of recognising Palestine

French lawmakers voted in favour of recognising Palestine as a state Tuesday, following similar moves in Britain and Spain that reflect growing European frustration with the stalled Middle East peace process. Duration: 00:48 Dec 3, 2014
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Costa Concordia captain takes the stand in shipwreck trial

Francesco Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship which sank off Italy in 2012 killing 32 people, is due to take the stand in a trial in which he is accused of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship. Duration: 01:11 Dec 2, 2014
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Pakistan hosts international defence expo

The Pakistani city of Karachi is hosting an International defence exhibition, with pride of place given to the home-grown JF-17 fighter jet. Duration: 00:55 Dec 2, 2014
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Contaminated Water Making Life Difficult for People of PoK

Muzaffarabad, PoK, December 02, 2014: Despite being endowed with abundant water resources, PoK is plagued by an acute contamination of its water bodies leading to water shortages and other health issues. With natural sources drying up or being declared unfit for human use, many in capital Muzaffarabad have had to negotiate treacherous terrain to fetch water from far off areas. Many depend on the local administration for drinking water. But residents allege that in the light of no response from government the problem manifests, year after year. With 86 percent of water being declared unfit for consumption, the problem is becoming grave by the day. Water borne diseases like dysentery, cholera and typhoid are common complaints among the local population. The Neelum Valley Project was intended to solve the problem of water scarcity in the Himalayan region, but much of the water harnessed here, has been diverted to the big cities of Pakistan. The erratic monsoons have led to a dip in the water table. The drainage from surrounding areas has polluted several lakes too. Locals say the water supply is infected by the sewer water. Dec 2, 2014
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Fighters not fairies in Hezbollah children's magazine

It's aimed at children, but instead of princes and princesses, fairies and magicians, the heroes of Lebanon's "Mahdi" magazine are the "fighters who fell resisting the Israeli enemy". Duration: 00:50 Dec 2, 2014