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Film industry of South India protests over Sri Lanka's derogatory article

Chennai, Aug 04 (ANI): Representatives of Tamil film industry staged a protest outside the Sri Lankan Consulate in Chennai on Monday over the release of an unethical article by the government of Sri Lanka last week. They demanded the closure of the consulate and the embassy in New Delhi. Actor and politician, Sarath Kumar, said the film industry condemns the article put up on Sri Lanka's defence website that stated Tamil Nadu provincial chief J Jayalalithaa wrote love letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Protesters said Jayalalithaa has been doing a lot for the welfare of the fishermen in Tamil Nadu and such 'scandalous article' won't be accepted. Aug 5, 2014
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Hyderabad HC issues notice to Mallika Sherawat, govt over 'obscene' poster

Hyderabad, Aug 4 (ANI): The Hyderabad High Court on Monday issued notices to Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat and the government over a poster of the actress' upcoming film 'Dirty Politics' that shows her draped in the three colours of the national flag. The court has also asked them to reply to the notice in four weeks. Ms Sherawat, in the poster, is sitting on top of a car with a red beacon light, wearing the Indian tricolor. The public interest litigation alleges that this is "obscene use of the Indian Tricolour" and also that "the State Emblem of India has been used for cheap publicity." It alleges that the poster "is an insult to the nation's honour." Aug 5, 2014
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Juncker: Fiscal discipline must continue throughout Europe

Europe must remain "vigilant" against new financial challenges as it struggles to overcome the lingering effects of the debt crisis, the European Commission's incoming head Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday. Duration: 00:41 Aug 5, 2014
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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