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India to designate special official to war-torn Iraq, says Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, Nov 5 (ANI): India would designate a special official to take stalk of the situation of Indians stranded in war-torn Iraq, informed Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj after their families urged the government to expedite the efforts of bringing back their loved ones. Assuring full support to the kin of stranded, Swaraj said the ministry is in touch with the officials in Iraq who have ensured that Indians are safe and working there. The Minister also assured the families that the government was looking at all kinds of possibilities and was working tirelessly to get back the citizens stranded in the war-ravaged country. Around 41 Indian citizens were captured by the ISIL in Mosul in June this year. The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and other Sunni Muslim militant groups had seized towns and cities across Syria and Iraq in a lightning advance, according to media reports. Nov 5, 2014
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Tough time for Kashmir flood victims, still awaiting government compensation and help

Rajouri, Nov 5 (ANI): Victims displaced by the worst floods that hit Kashmir in a century, continue to live in makeshift homes and cry foul as they have not received any compensation for their losses from the government. Hundreds of people were killed and thousands of villages devastated by the worst flooding in decades in the Kashmir valley. Roads in Srinagar, Kashmir's main city were transformed into stagnant canals strewn with wreckage, trash and dead animals. PM Modi announced 5.7 billion rupees in assistance for housing and 1.8 billion rupees to fix six major hospitals in the state that are in poor condition and need immediate central support, according to an earlier government statement. Nov 5, 2014
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Left behind: child emigration from Ecuador's small towns

Mass emigration has left very few adults in Ecuadoran towns like Deleg, which has seen an alarming rise in the number of underaged children who embark on the perilous journey to the US in order to be reunited with parents. Duration: 02:12 Nov 5, 2014
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Florida's Hispanic voters go to polls, could play decisive role

The Latino vote could help decide Florida's tight gubernatorial race in Tuesday's midterm elections, but with a turnout rate well below the national average activists have had to motivate the Hispanic population to go to the polls. Duration: 00:59 Nov 5, 2014
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Spanish chefs battle it up in Tapas competition

Chefs take part in the final phase of the tenth edition of the National Skewers and Tapas competition at the Cupola del Milenio in Valladolid, Spain on November 4, 2014. Duration: 00:40 Nov 5, 2014
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Sudan, S.Sudan to resume work on disputed border

The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan agreed Tuesday to resume work to demarcate their contested border, a dispute that boiled over into armed conflict between the countries in 2012. Duration: 00:41 Nov 5, 2014