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Security Forces seized huge cache of drugs from Punjab

Amritsar, Oct 11 (ANI): Acting on a tip off, personnel of Border Security Force (BSF) in Punjab seized 26 kilograms of suspected heroin worth billions of rupees in the international market. The suspected heroin worth rupees 130 crores ($ 0.2118 billion), was recovered from the Rajatal border outpost in Amritsar sector. The Deputy Inspector General MF Farooqui, said on Thursday that the security personnel started patrolling the area when they noticed suspected movements across the border fence and challenged the smugglers. The BSF personnel also fired at the smugglers but they managed to escape. Oct 11, 2013
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Culture war as the Maldives opens up to backpackers

The Maldives is one of the world's most exclusive holiday destinations but it has quietly opened up to backpackers in the last five years with a reform that has upset religious hardliners. Duration: 02:27 Oct 11, 2013
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Chemical weapons watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize

The winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize is a body that has spent years trying to rid the world of chemical weapons in relative obscurity and was recently thrust into the limelight by the Syrian crisis. Duration: 02:08 Oct 11, 2013
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Nigeria's Adichie says bestseller helped recall painful past

Nigeria's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of the bestseller "Half of a Yellow Sun", says that writing a novel about the civil war which devastated her home region helped people connect with a past that most no longer discussed. Duration: 01:21 Oct 11, 2013
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Pedestrians kicked to curb by 'Paris taxi war'

It's the world's most popular tourist destination -- but Paris is struggling with a lack of taxis. The consequent boom in unlicensed alternatives has led to a fierce "taxi war" between the drivers competing for pedestrians' business. Duration: 02:09 Oct 11, 2013
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Zidane's infamous headbutt on show in Qatar

A statue immortalising the headbutt delivered by French football legend Zinedine Zidane to Italian player Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final is on outdoor display in Qatar. Duration 0:37 Oct 11, 2013
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Japan's navy holds 'beauty contest'

Members of Japan's Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) strut their stuff in a contest to find the sexiest male and female sailor in the online competition designed to promote a naval career to young people at a time of raised tensions with China. Duration: 01:08 Oct 11, 2013
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Tarantino makes surprise visit to Busan Film Festival

Speaking at South Korea's Busan International Film Festival on Friday, two-time Oscar winner Quentin Tarantino reveals he is afraid to make any film about a serial killer, because such a production would "reveal my sickness far too much." Duration: 00:47 Oct 11, 2013
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Nobel Peace Prize to boost morale, says chemical watchdog

Representatives of the world chemical arms watchdog in The Hague say the Nobel Prize award will boost morale and will "motivate" the organisation to continue their work destroying the world's most dangerous chemical stockpiles. Duration: 00:37 Oct 11, 2013
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Huge cyclone bears down on India

A "very severe" cyclone gathered pace as it bore down on India's east coast Friday, as the military mobilised to help evacuation efforts and panicked locals recalled a devastating storm in 1999. Duration: 00:44 Oct 11, 2013