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Italian navy rescues 2,700 migrants over weekend

The Italian navy said Monday it had rescued over 2,700 migrants from boats attempting to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa over the weekend, and recovered two bodies off the coast of Libya. Duration: 00:37 Aug 5, 2014
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Israeli missiles hit Gaza during unilateral ceasefire

Israeli F16 fires missiles on building minutes into a unilateral ceasefire. Hundreds of burn victims and those wounded by Israeli shell fire are overwhelming Gaza's sole working operating theatre for plastic surgeons. Aug 5, 2014
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Earthquake in China's Yunnan province kills over 400

An intense rescue operation is under way in China after an earthquake kills at least 381 people and injures thousands more, leaving scenes of devastation across a mountainous area. Duration: 01:04 Aug 4, 2014
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Muslim Brotherhood leader awaits final ruling in Cairo

Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie awaits the final ruling on the June sentencing of him and 13 others, to death, over the killing of 10 people near a Cairo mosque last summer. Duration: 00:31 Aug 4, 2014
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Musicians bring news 'rap-porting' to Senegal

Since 2013, the Senegalese rappers Xuman and Keyti have been informing audiences with a news bulletin delivered in rap form. Every Friday, they set the news stories of the day to music and rhyme, broadcast on local TV and YouTube. Duration: 01:35 Aug 4, 2014
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No flood threat for 24 hours, says disaster management authority in Bihar

Patna, Aug 04 (ANI): The disaster management authority in Bihar said on Monday they have got more time to take measures for evacuation in times of impending floods in the state. More than 400,000 people in Bihar face the risk of flooding after a landslide that killed at least nine people in neighbouring Nepal, as thousands were being evacuated. The landslide triggered by heavy rains has left scores of people missing and has created a mud dam blocking the Sunkoshi river, which runs into Bihar as the Kosi river. The fear is that as Nepal tries to blast its way through the landslide to clear it, it will unleash a torrent of water across the densely populated Bihar. However, officials said on Monday there is likely no danger for 24 hours. Aug 4, 2014
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PM Modi gets Guard of Honor before leaving Nepal

Kathmandu, Aug 04 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi got Guard of Honor in Kathmandu before he left Nepal for India. Modi had gone to Nepal on a two day official visit, the first bilateral visit to the country by an Indian prime minister in 17 years. Modi met Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav and other leaders of the different political parties in Kathmandu on Monday. Earlier in the day, Modi has also visited the famous Pashupatinath Temple to offer his prayers. Aug 4, 2014
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MEA on Narendra Modi's Nepal visit (Part - 2)

Kathmandu, Aug 4 (ANI): MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Monday informed that the meetings between Nepali President Ram Baran Yadav and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were fruitful as they discussed how to further strengthen ties between the two countries. Akbaruddin also said that the discussion mainly focused on cooperation, connectivity, culture and constitution. Aug 4, 2014
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MEA on Narendra Modi's Nepal visit (Part - 1)

Kathmandu, Aug 4 (ANI): MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Monday informed that the meetings between Nepali President Ram Baran Yadav and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were fruitful as they discussed how to further strengthen ties between the two countries. Akbaruddin also said that the discussion mainly focused on cooperation, connectivity, culture and constitution. Aug 4, 2014
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2 drown, 18 missing after ferry capsizes in Bangladesh

Bangladesh, Aug 04 (ANI): At least 18 people went missing and two were confirmed dead as a ferry, the Pinak-6 capsized in the Jamuna river in Bangladesh. The motorboat with 70 to 75 passengers aboard was traveling to Char Salimabad from Michuani Char, when it flipped owing to strong currents. Meanwhile, 55 passengers managed to swim ashore to safety. Local police Chief Tofazzal Hossain said that the ferry was overloaded with passengers and capsized because the river currents were rough. Aug 4, 2014