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South Africa court postpones Malema corruption trial

A South African court has suspended the corruption trial of politician Julius Malema, pushing the high-profile case against the self-appointed graft buster back by nearly a year. Duration: 01:06 Oct 1, 2014
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Mexico probes disappearance of 57 students

Mexican prosecutors are investigating whether local police officers were involved in the disappearance of 57 students who vanished after deadly incidents in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico. Duration: 01:16 Oct 1, 2014
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French Apple fans discover the Apple watch

Apple fans in France discover the latest toy, the Apple Watch. The watch comes in two sizes and an array of interchangeable, fashionable wrist straps. Duration: 00:42 Oct 1, 2014
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MEA briefs about bilateral talks between Modi and Obama

Washington DC, Oct 01 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs briefed about the bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama. MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that Modi and Obama discussed ways to expand affordable renewable energy, while sustainably securing the future of our common environment. Obama and Modi aim to deepen ties and thus partner in a number of projects benefiting the world's oldest and largest democracy. Akbaruddin said Obama and Modi discussed an array of issues during an Oval Office meeting including the plans on expansion of affordable renewable energy. However, answering a question on countering terrorism and the big terror groups, the joint secretary of foreign ministry, Vikram Doraiswami, said India is not joining the coalition. Meanwhile, Doraiswami said that US firm would work closely with India to develop smart cities. Oct 1, 2014
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PM Modi touts bilateral ties with US at State Department Luncheon

Washington DC, Oct 01 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a welcome reception at the US State Department where during his speech he promoted ties with the United States with symbolism and humor. Joined by US Secretary of State John Kerry and US Vice President Joe Biden, Modi made a statement to celebrate the growing ties between America and India. Modi also attended bilateral talks with the U.S. President Barack Obama to discuss issues ranging from manufacturing to sanitation to deepen ties. Speaking at the State Department, Modi underscored the two countries' increasingly overlapping paths. Modi said that the difference between the two was reduced in this trip. Emphasizing the similarities that the two countries have, Kerry said the new partnership between the two democracies was rooted in shared values and shared interest. Oct 1, 2014
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Security forces kill militant in Kashmir

Lolab, Oct 01 (ANI): An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kupwara district of Kashmir. Acting on a tip off about the presence of militants, security forces launched a search operation in Warnav village of Lolab area in Kupwara. One AK-47 rifle, five magazines, 60 rounds, two cell phones, one GPS (Global Positioning Systems) and one UBGL (Under Barrel Grenade Launcher) grenade were recovered from the site of the encounter. Oct 1, 2014
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Collision between two passenger trains in UP

New Delhi, Oct 01 (ANI): Two passenger trains collided head on near Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh in the intervening night of September 30 and October 01.The Chairman of Railway Board Arunendra Kumar said that the helpline has started for communication and relief operations have begun with the help of local teams. The injured have been moved to a local hospital. The cause of the accident is yet not known. Oct 1, 2014
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PM Modi briefs about his meet with Obama, invites him to visit India Part - 2

Washington DC, Sep 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi after meeting US President Barack Obama briefed about the summit level talks held between them. Modi said that India is committed to the resolution of civil nuclear cooperation between the two countries. He also raised the issues of commitment towards Afghanistan and Ebola breakout in Africa. Modi also extended an invitation to Barack Obama to visit India along with his family. Oct 1, 2014
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PM Modi briefs about his meet with Obama, invites him to visit India Part - 1

Washington DC, Sep 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi after meeting US President Barack Obama briefed about the summit level talks held between them. Modi said that India is committed to the resolution of civil nuclear cooperation between the two countries. He also raised the issues of commitment towards Afghanistan and Ebola breakout in Africa. Modi also extended an invitation to Barack Obama to visit India along with his family. Oct 1, 2014
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PM Modi visits Martin Luther King memorial along with US President Obama

Washington DC, Sep 30 (ANI): In a rare gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama jointly visited the memorial of Martin Luther King in Washington DC. Both the leaders together paid homage to the statue of the leader of African-American Civil Rights Movement. Modi and Obama drove straight to the Memorial after their summit level talks at the White House. As per initial plan, Modi was to go alone to pay the homage but in last minute change American president also decided to join him. Both the leaders took a round of the memorial and Obama was seen explaining significance of the site to Modi. Oct 1, 2014
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India-US joint military exercise concludes

Ranikhet, Sep 30 (ANI): The 14-day joint military exercise between India and the US, which is aimed at strengthening and broadening inter-operability and cooperation between the two armies, concluded in Uttarakhand on Tuesday (September 30). The 'Yudh Abhyas' focused on key elements of command post exercise, field training exercise and expert academic exchanges in hill town of Ranikhet. The event, which kicked off on September 17, brought together troops of a mountain brigade of the Indian Army and a company and brigade headquarters of the US Army. The troops of both the sides executed a series of combined strategic drills for neutralisation of likely threats that may be encountered in the UN peace keeping operations. Oct 1, 2014
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Petrol price cut by 65p from midnight

New Delhi, Sept 30 (ANI): Petrol price has been slashed by 65 paise a litre effective from midnight tonight. Petrol will now be sold at Rs. 67.86 per litre from midnight in New Delhi. "Petrol prices have continued to show a downward trend. The current levels of international oil prices and INR-USD exchange rate warrant a decrease in selling price of petrol in the domestic market," said Indian Oil in a statement. Diesel prices are also likely to be cut by about Rs.1 per litre, the first reduction in rates in over five years. However, the cut will wait for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's return from the US. Meanwhile, according to latest reports, the cost of cylinders without subsidy has also been slashed by Rs.21. Oct 1, 2014
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Craftsmen see Modi's US visit fuelling demand for handicrafts

Moradabad, Sep 30 (ANI): The handicrafts industry in Moradabad is hoping to reap the benefits of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit, expecting the trip's success to fuel a demand for 'Make in India' products in the country's biggest export market. Modi's 'Make in India' initiative is aimed at turning the country into a manufacturing hub for the world so that the development of 1.25 billion people would create a massive market for all their goods to be absorbed and the surplus to be exported to the outside world. With the change in visa laws, the industry is expected to attract more US buyers and investors and help the domestic market to grow, who earlier were unwilling to visit India. Oct 1, 2014