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Heavy rain damages apple crop in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, Sep 10 (ANI): Heavy rains and storm for the last three days damaged apple crop worth rupees100 crore in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Heavy rains lashed several areas of the state in the last few days and as per preliminary assessment, farmers have lost nearly 80 percent crops in Shimla district. Farmers expected assistance and relief from the government, as main roads and transport links have also been damaged due to the rains. India’s top apple growing state of Himachal Pradesh is likely to produce 500-540 million kilograms of the fruit this year as compared to 700 million kilograms last year. Apple crop occupies over 50% fruit growing area of the state. The apple business is considered as the lifeline for apple growers in many districts. Sep 10, 2014
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US company creates tsunami 'survival capsule'

Almost 20,000 people were killed when an earthquake triggered a tsunami that engulfed the northeast coast of Japan in 2011. Engineers in the US believe they have refined a way to protect lives during such events: survival capsules. Duration: 02:06 Sep 10, 2014
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British PM heads to Scotland as independence vote looms

British Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition leader Ed Miliband said in a joint statement they would travel to Scotland on Wednesday as polls show those for and against independence evenly split ahead of next week's referendum. Duration: 01:12 Sep 10, 2014
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Flight MH17 hit by numerous 'high energy objects': probe

A Malaysian passenger jet which blew up over rebel-held east Ukraine with the loss of all 298 people on board was hit by numerous "high-energy objects", according to a report which could back up claims it was downed by a missile. Duration: 00:51 Sep 10, 2014
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Grape harvest in Rome underway

A wine brotherhood from the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France helps pick grapes at the church of the Trinità dei Monti in Rome. Duration: 00:44 Sep 10, 2014
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Abdullah insists he won disputed Afghan election

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah insists that he has won the country's disputed election, dimming hopes that a power-sharing deal could soon be agreed to end the prolonged political crisis. Duration: 00:53 Sep 10, 2014