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Schools open in Iraqi Kurdistan despite IS crisis

As children in one school observe its opening ceremony, at least 400,000 others were unable to go back on Wednesday in Iraqi Kurdistan, where many classrooms are used as shelters for people displaced by the Islamic State offensive. Duration: 01:02 Sep 11, 2014
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UK party leaders' Scotland visit seen as 'desperate'

As Britain's party leaders -- David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg -- visit Scotland to plead with voters to stay in the UK, many from the 'yes' campaign saw the trip as a 'desperate last gasp' attempt to sway Scots to vote 'no'. Duration: 01:45 Sep 11, 2014
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Kashmir Indians, Pakistanis angry over flood rescue delay

Anger mounted Wednesday over the slow pace of rescue operations in Indian Kashmir as officials said they were "overwhelmed" by the scale that has left hundreds of thousands stranded in the Himalayan region and neighbouring Pakistan. Duration: 01:00 Sep 11, 2014
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Merkel 'proud' of budget, insists on rigour in EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced pride on Wednesday in her country's strong budget and called on EU states "finally" to respect joint fiscal rules, as France delayed meeting a key EU target. Duration: 00:50 Sep 10, 2014
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Scent of victory boosts Scottish independence campaign

Pounding the streets of Edinburgh, campaigners for Scottish independence are more hopeful than ever that they can win next week's referendum -- and a last-minute visit by British PM David Cameron cannot dampen their enthusiasm. Duration: 01:16 Sep 10, 2014